19 Apr 2010

Memories of your Doggy

A couple of weeks ago my blogging friend sadly lost her beloved doggy and I have been wanting to make her a little book so she can save her memories and photos of her beloved 4 legged friend all in one place and when shes feeling lonely she can get it out and reminisce.
So this is what I came up with I used 2 large chipboard tags & 14 large white tags (7.5" x 3.8") 10 I set aside for the pages and the other 4 I covered the chipboard with.
The front tag I decorated before sticking to the chip board; I stamped the Penny Black Circus Act doggy stamp in mementos ink and I added a little light shading with copics and then I set to distressing it with Tim Holtz Distress inks (I used these colours ; old Paper, antique linen, tea dye and lastly Vintage photo on the very edges)
Then I zig-zag stitched round the tag added the shiny sentiment by Cloud9 Designs, the flowers by Prima and the brads from my stash.
Once I glued the cover to the chipboard cover I bound the book together all the pages and both covered chipboard covers with the Bind-it-all machine and tied BoBunny ribbons round the wires to finish it off. I hope she likes it and when she fills it with pictures of her doggy it will bring her some comfort as she is such a kind and lovely person.
I have entered this into the following challenges;
Penny Black Saturday challenge Monochromatic Brown
Charisma Cardz challenge monochromatic
Raise the bar Challenge movies - All dogs go to Heaven
Allsorts challenge stitching
Stamp with fun challenge Animals
Have a great evening , I'm gonna make dinner now but will be back later to announce this weeks candy girl.

54 comments:

Penni said...

What a lovely gift for your friend Susie, I'm sure she'll treasure it.

Hugs
Penni
X

sammie@paperlily cards said...

such a lovely thought susie x x

Jane said...

Aw that's a lovely idea!

Melissa S said...

Such a wonderful girt! Your friend is lucky to have you as a friend.

Evgenia said...

What a great idea!
I like your book!

Sue said...

Hi Susie
aww gorgeous hun, she will be chuffed to bits with it, sue,x

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Your little book is wonderful,great job!
Hugs Jacqueline

Craftyrose said...

What a lovely idea Susie and how lucky she is to have such a thoughtful friend as you. xx

Jessie said...

What a sweet gift for your friend, you are so kind and I'm sure she will love it :)

Mummylade said...

oh, that is so sweet!

SallyB said...

This is totally gorgeous Susie...
I love that organza doggy ribbon!!!
She is going to love it, I'm sure!

Judy said...

Your book is a great gift and a nice way for a person to remember their dog. I like how you used chipboard tags for the covers. The dog image is cute. Great idea!

Gosia said...

Fantastic gift!!!Your friend must be so happy!

Paula Gale said...

what a lovely thing to do for your friend - like the stamp image on the front and the ribbon is great - never seen anything like that before...

Paula x x x

craft_princess said...

So sad to loose a pet. Your a good friend to make her something sweet like this!

kath said...

what a lovely thought susie and I'm sure your friend will treasure it forever....thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxx

Andrea said...

she is very lucky, looks brill x

Dragonlady said...

Hi Susie

What a beautiful idea, so thoughtful and it looks great.

Hugs Ali x

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love the sepia colour tones, and all those ribbons! Hugs Juls

Lisa and Eddy said...

I love it...and your so kind to make it for your friend! xo Lisa

Fleur said...

This is lovely, great stitching and what a thoughtful gift. Your freind will surely treasure this for years to come.
Thanks for taking part in my first ALLSORTS challenge.
Hugz Fleur xXx

cgl1539 said...

Its so nice to be able to do something in remembrance of someone or something lost for someone. My mom took a picture of my grandmothers dog that was killed and wrote a poem and put them in a pretty frame. My grandmother keeps it by her bedside. This is so pretty, I am sure it will be appreciated.

Anita said...

That's such a nice gift for your friend. I'm sure she'll love and cherish that book.

debbies said...

What a wonderful gift for your friend. Having lost my 15 yr. old cat this year, I know how much this will touch their heart.

Claude said...

This is a very lovely gift, Susie!

Marisa said...

What a lovely gesture, I'm sure your lovely gift will cheer her up.
Hugs
Marisa

Julye said...

I'm sure your friend will love this , thanks for sharing Julye

Heather said...

How kind, you're friend is so lucky to have you. Hev:)

rinat said...

Very funny work,lovely gift !

dreams_sueños said...

Guauuu!! Hi Susie! your work is very nice! I lovely!
hugs
Adriana

Rainmac said...

What a beautiful thoughtful gift xxx

kim said...

I bet your friend will really appreciate this precious gift. I know how much dogs mean to you! I'm 'dotty' over mine!

Lorraine said...

gorgeous i love the stamp its such a fun one xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

A wonderful thoughtful gift Susie ;)
Anne x

craftykitten said...

Hi Susie,
This is adorable hun. You are such a sweet person and I am sure your friend will love it! How thoughtful.
Hugs
Dawn xx

Christine said...

Hiya Susie what a lovely thought great creation love it.

Hugs Christine xx

Joani said...

How sweet of you! I'm sure that she will cherish it ~ it will help to ease her pain.

You are so very thoughtful and she's lucky to have you as a friend.
Hugs,
Joani

Dotty Jo said...

What a kind and considerate gift Sue. It's a gorgeous little present, Jo x

Rosa-kreattiva said...

che buffa questa card :-)

kaz_za's crafty corner said...

hi susie
what a wonderful thought... your friend will love receiving this heart felt gift from you....
kaz_za

alicaz said...

wonderful! great project - love the image and the doggy themed ribbon too!
Thanks for playing with Paper Sundaes!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a sweet, kind gesture! This is adorable and perfect for our challenge! Thanks for joining us at Raise The Bar this week ... hope to see you again next challenge!

Rach said...

This is a lovely idea Susie, so sweet. i am sure that your friend is going to love it.xx

kimmie_35 said...

So cute!!!
Hugs
Kim
x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Fabulous Susie,
hugs Dianne xx

Country Mouse said...

How sad for your friend, I'm sure she will treasure her memories and your creation! Great card!! Love that image! Thanks for playing along at Raise the Bar!

Debbie said...

Hi Susie - what a beautiful gift - I am sure your friend appreciated it. :) Lovely stitching detail too. :)

Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad.

xxDebbiexx

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

This is bloomin gorgeous, I know who this is for and i think she will absolutely adore it. What a beautiful way to keep and cherish those wonderful memories of her beloved pet. xxxx

~*Joni said...

Oh my goodness Susie, I seriously think I am going to cry!! What a sweet tribute to your friend, she'll adore this and remember how much she's truly loved by you. I am so sad to hear her dog passed, my brother's 11 year old retriever did too which broke my heart. On a lighter note, wonderful job, thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar this week!

Diane J said...

its so lovely and cute xx

Suzi said...

What a thoughtful gift this is. I'm sure she will adore it. So elegantly made too. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. Good luck in the draw.
Hugs Suzi x

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Wow! Fantastic! Thanks for playing at Stamp Something!

Janna :)

Blankiefinder said...

Aw, this is so sweet, and such a thoughtful gesture. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

sweet card !!! wonderful image ! thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46
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