Oct 16, 2022

October Duel: Gotcha Day!

I'm a day late, my apologies! It's pathetic because my card was actually finished a few days early 😞

Our lovely Kelly was the hostess for both teams this month and came up with a really great theme: "Gotcha Day"  This is to honor the one year anniversary of her adopting a Siamese cat who needed nursing, physically, emotionally and mentally.  The theme is to recognize all rescued animals on the day that their humans adopted them.  Pretty cool!

Here's my card:  

The adorable kitten and chicks is from CC Designs.  The image is colored with Spectrum Noir and Stampin' Up  markers.

Kelly included designer papers from S.E.I Crafts, "Madeleine Collection". I used Card Layer 2 Dies by Jaded Blossom to create the background panels.  

Enamel dots, ribbon and button are from Kelly's stash. 

This posting would not be complete without including a photo of my own little rescue guy, Dobby:

Dobby is a 7 year old Havanese that I adopted when he was 4. Unfortunately his timid little soul was subjected to some harsh human behavior and he can be so scared.

But he has come a long way and has finally started trusting people that I introduce to him!! A Havanese is a perfect breed for quiet living, they rarely bark and love their sleepy days on the sofa.  

They are non-shedders and have hair, not fur, which is great for those with allergies.

I'm so lucky to have this little guy in my life. Dobby is a devoted friend and a loving companion. 

Thank you for such a wonderful theme, Kelly! It's great that we can raise the awareness of adopting pets and giving them find a Forever Home!


kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful card Darlene - love the papers and how you have layered them.
You have coloured the image beautifully also.
Dobby looks to be a sweetie - and sounds the perfect pet for you. My adopted boy is a caramel ginger tabby cat, Tinka, who was semi feral, and is always on high alert - loves to snuggle up to me at night, but dislikes being held

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness... look at your sweet little guy Dobby! Precious! I'm so glad you have each other.

And then there's that adorable card! Such a creative design to use a variety of papers and embellishments. I love it!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great and fun card. Awww, I love the pic and story of your pup rescue. Glad Dobby will have a loving home after a challenging one! I bet you get lots of comments and attention when out- adorable sweet pup!

Tracie said...

Adorable card Darlene and I loved seeing a picture of your sweet Dobby. What a lucky guy to find such a wonderful home.

Lorraine said...

Dobby is adorable! I love the diagonal design on our card!

Margaret said...

What an adorable image. I have a long time friend who raises Havanese dogs. They are really cute. I should suggest to be oldest daughter whos husband is allergic to dogs and cats.