Wednesday, 2 November 2016

October Birthday Card and WOYWW #387

I have managed to make a quick birthday card for my sister's October birthday, despite all the mayhem of looking after our sick guinea pig.  He became ill and had to have surgery and for the last week and a half we've been nursing him back to health.  I've been too worried to do much arty crafty stuff and I must say a huge 'SORRY' for not returning quite a few visits - I did my best but as soon as Archie was home from the vet's life became very hectic!

Here's the birthday card...
...and matching tag  - I got carried away stamping and nearly didn't leave any space for writing a message - I remembered just in time!


And here's my boy, taken back in the summer.  He seems well on the road to recovery now.

I'm linking up with Julia over at  What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday.

24 comments:

  1. Ohhh sweet wishes for a quick recovery Archie. What a sweetie! gorgeous art/tag as well. Have a lovely week.
    sandra de @26

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  2. Glad to see your guinea is getting better. That super card would match my outfit today - have anice week x Jackie #16

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  3. Oh, bless him, what a lovely photo of Archie! I've never seen a grey guinea pig before, what a lovely colour he is - I'm glad he's back home now.
    Gorgeous card - I did laugh at you forgetting to do the message though, I've had to unpick sewing before now because I forgot to do an important step...sigh... :-D
    Hugs, LLJ 9 xxx

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  4. Love your autumn tag and card, the colors really capture the essence of autumn. Wishing your guinea pig a good recovery, they are so cute, we have one ourselves. Happy WOYWW Vicky #25

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  5. Hi diana, oh my, isn't he a cute one? Looks gorgeous. Love the card & tag, lolled at you getting carried away. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #22 xxx

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  6. Beautiful card and layered stamping. What a splendid fellow Archie is?, like a teddy bear - is he a rex?

    Happy WOYWW

    Kathyk
    No. 34

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  7. Aww, little guy! I will admit that I scrolled straight down your blog post hoping to see a photo of Archie. I didn't know they performed surgeries on guinea pigs! Hope he get better soon. Now I'll go and take a closer look at that card, LOL! --- Very cool and unusual! Love the corrugated cardboard as backdrop for your photos! Have fun this week and cuddle up with Archie! And keep him away from cats! zsuzsa #31

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  8. I meant to write "I hope he getS better soon" my grammar is not that bad!

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  9. Awww, poor Archie! Good thing he has a loving mom to take care of him! Your card and tag look awesome, I love the colors, and the "Field Notes" stamp! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #41

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  10. He is such a cute piggie!! I love all the stamping on the tags--I get carried away like that too. Happy Wednesday. Sandy Leigh #44

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  11. Beautiful card and tag. I hope Archie gets better soon!

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #38

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  12. Awe, he's a little cutie. Hope he's feeling better soon. Your card is beautiful. Have a Wonderful Wednesday and terrific week. LisaDV #37

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  13. oh he's so cute...hope he's better soon. love the card and tag. Helen #2

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  14. Oh Archie you have stolen my heart, you are gorgeous. Now you get well and stop worrying everyone. Lovely boy Diana
    Lynn xx

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  15. That's it! I have to have another Guinea Pig! he is one of the nicest I have seen in a long time. I do hope he is feeling much better soon. Oh by the way, love the card and tag! Sorry I love Archie more Lol! Happy woyww, Angela x 19

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  16. Great collage card. I love the fall colors! Dorlene #46

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  17. Poor Archie - I'm glad to hear he's feeling better! I love your autumnal layered stamping - gorgeous subtle images and lettering.
    Alison x

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  18. Beautiful card, lovely autumnal colours and our favourite fern motifs! I do sympathise with you over poorly Archie. These little animals don't have a lot of body mass to fight with as I know so well from caring for rabbits, so they take all your attention. It sounds like he is on the road to recovery now, fingers crossed life gets back to normal for you from now on. Elaine x

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  19. Happy recovery sweet Archie and love the tag, so seasonal.xx

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  20. Happy Belated WOYWW. Fab card and tag. Hope that Archie is on the mend. I have had guinea pigs for most of my life (did run a rescue service for a few years - and had upto 50 at a time!), and have 4 girlies at present. I must admit that if any have got ill, they have left this world too quickly to even get to the vets (generally piggies are not good at being ill). I used to breed/show Rex - such lovely characters. Ali x #11

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  21. So happy to hear Archie is on the mend!! He is adorable. And for your lovely card - as always, I learn so much from you re composition - and I love your colors here (and note your versatility as this is not your usual palette!) Continued best wishes to you and Archie - xxx Lynn

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  22. Better late than never! I don't know where time goes these days. oh such a cute G pig - hope he makes a good recovery. Your card/tags are lovely. x jo

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  23. Sorry to hear about your pet hope he is better soon. I actually made up my fabric owl on Wednesday evening, so will be able to show him off next WOYWW. Thanks for visiting at this hectic time BJ#48

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  24. Hope Archie is recovered now.... he is so cute. An unusual colour for a guinea pig?

    Love the depths of colour on your tag :)

    Hope you are keeping warm... it's turned pretty cold all of a sudden!

    Karen x

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