Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Penny Black October Challenge

The challenge this month at Penny Black is to follow a sketch done by Helen.  I always find is so much easier to make a card following a sketch.  This was a really nice sketch to use.  I've used A Gift For You Penny Black Stamp.  The papers are Nitwit Collection papers called Petal Fresh that I bought from Lili of the Valley.  The additions to the card are from a Spellbinders set called Parisian Accents.  I think I'll be using these again.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Battersea Dogs Home

Anyone that knows me, will know how much I love my dog Archie. He is the boss in our home, and me and hubby are always spoiling him.  I have recently been watching the TV programme Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs. This programme has been centred around Battersea Dogs Home.  I think nearly every episode I've watched I have cried, as I just can't believe how cruel people can be to dogs, but those poor dogs still have so much love to give.  Its amazing what you can find in blogland.  Before this programme aired, I had found a knitting pattern called Purly Paw Print Patchwork Blanket designed by Lauren O'Farrell, which as the title says is a blanket to make for a lonely dog. I saved it for a to do later. After just watching the first episode I decided that the knitting needles had to come out and this is the finished blanket.  15 plain squares, and 15 with a paw print in small, medium and large. This will now be winging its way to Battersea to give a dog some comfort.