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Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Wally Card for Father’s Day

I’m not usually this far ahead with my stamping, but I’ve made Rich’s Father’s Day card so I thought I’d share that today.  If you’re thinking this Golden Retriever looks exactly like Wally, that’s because it is Wally.

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I couldn’t believe my eyes when my long distance (Scottish) blog reader/friend, Alexandra, emailed me her own sketch of Wally – a custom made digital stamp.  Is she good, or what?  Her illustration is amazing!  I printed it on Flourishes’ Classic White cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  Not so sure I did either Alexandra’s image or Wally justice, but I think it will be quite a nice surprise for Rich.  He’ll be touched by the sentiment.  He’s really a mush ball when it comes to Wally.  The sentiment is from Flourishes’ What a Catch set, and the pine bough is from a retired Stampin’ Up! set – Noble Deer.

I have several more images from Alexandra, as well, including LuLu.  I can’t wait to get her colored up, too!  Thank you, Alexandra!  And thank you all for indulging me today.  Take care!

36 comments:

  1. You are so lucky to have such a talented and thoughtful friend! Your DH will cherish this!

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  2. You are so lucky to have such a talented and thoughtful friend! Your DH will cherish this!

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  3. Alexandra's rendering and your coloring are superb! What talent (the both of you)! As soon as I opened your blog and laid eyes on this exquisite card and image, I instantly recognized "our" sweet Wally. Fantastic! Rich is going to be overwhelmed.

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  4. Wow! Absolutely fantastic!! What a wonderful world we live in to have a friend across the globe sketch pictures of your precious goldens! Can't wait to see Lulu's!

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  5. Absolutely special Leslie! I am so happy for you that you are pursuing what is true to you soul.

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  6. What a neat thing to do and a neat card too. 'Dad' will be impressed!

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  7. What a special friend and a very special image. Sweet! Gorgeous card for Rich.

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  8. Beyond incredible! What a memorable card to give to your husband. Betting there will be tears in his eyes!

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  9. we all love you-and the kids (hubby too!).

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  10. What a special memory this will make and what a fantastic griend. Can't wait to see Lulu.

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  11. Love the card! I read the message and got a lump in MY throat. There will be tears!

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  12. What a fantastic, super-kind gift! You are truly loved, Leslie! Great work, Alexandra. Rich will love this.

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  13. Your colouring & photography are, as always, wonderful. I couldn't resist this photo of Wally, he's so photogenic. The sentiment is perfect, Rich will be thrilled with his lovely father's day card I'm sure.

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  14. Great coloring on this fantastic digi! Alexandra outdid herself. Can't wait to see Lulu's.

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  15. What a thoughtful gesture!! You did a wonderful job with it. Looks just like Wally. I'm sure Rich will treasure this card. Does Alexandra have a web site? I'd pay her to do one of Olivia for my son in law's card.

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  16. Oh How PERFECT!!! Such a Lovely thing to recive for you as will as Rich, this is a true Treasure!!!
    I think you coloring is jsut perfect for Wallie!
    I too would love to know if Alexandra would do one of my baby Belle??

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  17. Francie (Montreal)May 24, 2012 at 8:14 AM

    Oh my! Your husband will cherish this forever. What a special card, created by a special wife, with a special sketch of a special golden. It doesn't get more special than that!

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  18. Hi Leslie! It's been a while since I had visited your other blog and found you've moved and changed your focus. I think it's wonderful! Good for you! I've been surfing through your prior posts on this new blog and have to say I know where to come when I need something to cheer me up - looking at all your photos of your sweet puppies just makes me laugh and brings a smile to my face!

    I love your cards as well, such as this handsome Father's Day card (your friend's sketch is amazing), so it will be fun to see your random card posts. It's great that you've found your balance and look forward to seeing your thoughtful posts in the future!

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  19. OMG Leslie, is this card precious or what?!? Rich is going to LOVE it. I think it deserves a little frame after Father's Day :-) What an amazingly talented friend too. TFS

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  20. Oh WOW this is the double of Wally.You have a very talented Scottish lass there.Your Husband will treasure this card always.I bet it will bring a tear to his eye.Take care Hazelx

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  21. How sweet of her and great scene and coloring! Love the design of the card too great masculine card!

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  22. Leslie she did a wonderful job with the sketch, wow.... Fantastic gift from her. He is going to LOVE this.

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  23. What a treasure your friend is! That is a wonderful sketch & your hubby will be just thrilled with his card. You colored him beautifully, as always! I can't wait to see Lulu's too!

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  24. Wally's Dad is going to love this beautiful card from him! What a lovely and talented friend you have! TFS with us!

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  25. What a talented friend, what a glorious dog and what a wonderful card maker.

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  26. Beautiful!! Papa will love it!!
    As far as the digi-stamp...such talent!!
    Ain't blogland grand!!??

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  27. Wow Wally in a digi stamp! What a nice gift from Alexandra.

    Ter ;)

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  28. Oh wow - what an awesome gift from your friend and an awesome card for Rich! He will thrilled. It's wonderful.

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  29. What a wonderful surprise! The image of Wally is just perfect... so personalized. Rich will love it.

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  30. Oh wow, wow, wow. This is such a fantastic card and what a wonderful surprise you must have got when opening your emails. This card will be treasured I know.

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  31. OMG, what a special gift all the way from Scotland! Rich will love this so much. Can't wait to see the rest of them. Linda

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  32. That is stunning Leslie and SO special! What an awesome gift - given and to be given!

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  33. Wow..how cool is this!?!!!! Your hubby will be so tickled. Sure to have a special place of honor in your home!

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  34. That is amazing!! What a priceless gift for Rich! I don't know how you can stand to wait til Father's Day to give it to him! I'd have to spill the beans....

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  35. I love this beautiful pic of Wally and your card! Can't wait to see Lulu too.

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  36. Oh Wow! How Fabulous is this! Love your Wonderfully drawn Wally digi stamp! What a sweetheart Alexandra is for creating it for you! and you have colored it up Wonderfully too! I know Rich will treasure this for sure! 8-)
    Hugs
    Shannon

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