Monday 27 January 2014

Poor Brandon, Poor Gerbil

Good morning all.  Hope you are all good.  I had a bit of an upsetting morning as one of my son's gerbils passed away right before my eyes.  He had tumours and as I was ringing the vet to have him put down because I could see he was suffering, he took his last big breaths and died.  Brandon is going to a friend's house for tea after School then when he comes home, I've got to break the news :0(

Anyhow, I thought I would come on and post a card I made and have a look around for some challenges.


Crafting for All Seasons - For the Girls
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Get Your Girl On
In the Pink - Die Cuts and/or Punches
Paper Pretties - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Make it Feminine
Delicious Doodles - Must use a Ribbon
The Ribbon Girl Challenge Blog - Anything Goes - 1st feb
The Crafting Cafe - Anything Goes  (4 days - Fri)

I have made this card in readiness for one of my nieces upcoming birthdays.

Items Used on Card:-

Handmade card blank
Cuddly Buddly sentiment stamp
Fiskars border punch
Free papers from a magazine
Wild Orchid Flowers
Silver metal corner coloured with antique pink pro marker


Tan, caramel, pastel pink, henna, burnt umber, baby pink, rose pink, antique pink, leaf green, grass, lemon.

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day.


  1. Hi Michelle
    Sorry to hear about Brandon's gerbil I hope he won't be to upset although it's always hard to lose a pet and those little critters done live long at the best of times.
    this card is so sweet, love your colouring of the skin tones I can never get dark skin right well I don't envy you for later on good luck!

  2. What an awful start to the week Michelle :0( It's so hard explaining to little ones when beloved pets pass away so I hope he takes it fairly well.

    What a pretty card, I just love the papers and your colouring is fab xx

  3. So sorry to hear your sad news, it's always sad when a pet passes away no matter what the size, give a hug to Brandon from me........

    Gorgeous design, and lovely colour combo, thank you for joining us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, we would love you to come back and join us again next week....
    Suzy B DT

  4. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe and good luck.

  5. so gorgeous michelle.i love the image and your pretty colours and details are stunning :D
    so sorry to hear about brandons gerbil,give him a big hug from me.

    xx coops xx

  6. Super cute little card with a fab image.
    Really sad you have to break such bad news, being a parent sucks sometimes!!
    Thanks for playing along at Diva's this week for our Anything Goes Challenge and good luck in the draw
    Hugs Laurie x

  7. Very sweet card and such pretty DP and love the ribbon bow :-)
    Thanks for sharing with us at In The Pink :-)
    Hugs, Kat x

  8. Awww, this is lovely. such a cute image. Thank you for joining in with the challenge at The Crafting Café. Sammy-x

  9. Aww, Michelle, this is just lovely! Such a cute image!
    Thanks for playing at The Crafting Cafe this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  10. Hi Michelle,
    What a pretty card. Such sweet image & gorgeous card design. Sorry to hear about the gerbil, I hope Brandon was able to cope with the news. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.
    Andie xx

  11. Gorgeous pretty colouring and complimentary card - beautiful.

    Thanks for joining us at The Crafting Cafe this month, and good luck!


  12. sorry to hear about the gerbil hope Brandon wasn't too upset-love the sassy image,beautiful papers and gorgeous bows-thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
    Carol DT x

  13. Such a sweet Card love the cute Image.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Hugs Elfie