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7/21/2014

Chuck the Dachshund

Hi there and a big welcome for joining me today. This will be a scheduled post, so right to the card we shall go:


- image is Great Impressions stamp that DH bought after DD took custody of her FIL's Dachshund (Charlie) when he had to go into a care facility. We didn't think Charlie (whom we think is more of a 'Chuck' personality) would survive long because of grieving for his master. Surprisingly he is flourishing as DD has 3 greys and is very meticulous with her dogs' care. There's probably lots of children that don't get this kind of loving care! Chuck does have some black spots - which this guy doesn't (yet---  but he may eventually!) and he loves to bark. He thinks he is a youngster now, even though he's pretty old in dog years, and it's so funny to watch him romping with the 2 younger greys. Those stubby little legs really scamper along. DD's vet discovered Chuck had diabetes, which requires shots & special food; most of his teeth had to be extracted by the vet due to the diabetes going undiscovered & untreated for a long time. He loves to sneak over and snarf up anything the greys leave in their bowls, so he has to be fed, then put in his kennel at food times. Really cute to watch him.

- S/Binders die cut of the image placed atop a snippet of a Sue Wilson die used on this card. Card base background is from a 6x6 WeR Memory Keepers Anthologie, and the tracks piece was made using a Kaiser craft clear texture stamp. Inked the stamp with a Fluid Chalk blue, stamped a row, then reinked with a green shade, inked again, overlaying one row of the blue, ending with a 2nd row of blue. I liked this stamp for the ease of seeing the placement of the stamp. What I didn't care for, with the Fluid Chalk ink, is that the ink got on the clear plastic base of the stamp and had to be carefully wiped away prior to stamping. Another type of ink might not have done this so badly.

- tiny strip of the Anthology paper left from trimming to fit the card front was adhered in the curve of the Kaiser Craft piece, which was trimmed with a S/B border die.

A sentiment will be added at a later date. Expect this will be a card for DD.

Hope you enjoyed saying Hi to Chuck. Come again when you can set a spell, have some good iced tea and we'll just swing a while on the front porch. Hugs & Blessings.

13 comments:

Patricia said...

Brilliant card, love that image and your wonderful design.
Sitting here imagining you in the swing on you're porch.
Wish it was a thing we did this side of the pond.
Maybe I should start a fashion for it here.........!!!
We are having good weather at the moment BUT!! ... how long will it last???

Patricia x

Hazel said...

Mary your card is just brilliant. I am pleased to meet "Chuck". Hazel x

Redanne said...

I love the image of Chuck, Mary, and I loved the story about him too, sounds like he has a wonderful life. Your card is beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

Pat said...

What a cute dachshund image Mary and some very pretty die cut layers. I love the way you have coloured Chuck, and the lovely mix of colours and patterns. x

Sheila H said...

That little doggie is so cute! Your story about Chuck is very sweet.

jimlynn said...

A great big HI to Chuck!!!! TOO cute and you already know how much I love this image. Cute, cute, and pretty card!
Lynn

Carol L said...

In case you didn't know, I'm a HUGE dachshund lover, having had one of our own for years. I'd never seen this image before, but I really like him! TFS the story of Chuck, and he's very fortunate to have such a caring person tending to his needs! Such a fun card, and one your DD will surely enjoy :)

Kim Heggins said...

So cute...I love your sweet little critter and that adorable bow tie and rose, just too cute.

Maxine D said...

Beautiful card Mary, and thanks for your wee story about Chuck - he sounds quite the character.
Blessings
Maxine

Tina Campbell said...

Sweet card with a sweet pooch

JD/ Jill said...

Cute image and you made a great card with it...Thanks for sharing the story about Chuck...so happy to hear that he is loving his new home.

crafty-stamper said...

great Chuck card he sounds quite a character
Carol x

Brenda said...

I just love this card Momma Mary! That little pup is so darling. I know my girlfriend is the same way with her dogs and takes very good care of them. I almost wish I was one of her dogs. lol The mat you have your pup on is so pretty, love the papers you have used as well as the die shapes. "Chuck" sounds a lot like my Pockets with her diabetes. She will scarf up any other food she can find too, so good thing our other dogs have passed because they always saved her some food! lol I think DD will love this card Momma Mary. Hugs, Brenda