May 15, 2017

Oodles of love

Pets bring us many benefits, they help us relax, lower blood pressure and stress levels and give us positively oodles of love.  All they ask for (apart from food, water and exercise) is for us to love them in return.  I have had puppies, tropical fish, marine fish (very hard work!), canaries and a cockatiel.   No birds now (natural causes!) and we sold the fish, so now we just have the four dogs, Holly, Jack, Annie and Red.  Annie and Red are the youngest and they are both miniature poodles.  Red is Annie's daughter.

Poodles are fairly high maintenance as far as their coats go, unless you keep them short.  My husband is not keen on their coats being too short!  They are very playful, full of fun and energy.  They love their walks, often coming back with bits of leaves and twigs in their coats!  Here they are freshly bathed and brushed, looking lovely.

Aren't they just beautiful?  They give me oodles of love!  Tell us about your pets.

May 1, 2017

Challenge #2 Sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy

     Welcome to our second challenge here at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.  If you're new to our challenge, we're a monthly challenge starting on the 1st of each month and ending on the day before the last day of the month. We have a sponsor each month and we choose a random winner on the last day of the month, then announce the winner at the same time as the next challenge goes live.

     So, our first winner of the prize offered by MHK Designs for our April challenge is:

with this fab card

     Congratulations!  Please email us at 2craftycrittercrazies(at)gmail(dot)com so that we can arrange to get your prize to you.

     In addition, we've chosen Christi C to be our Guest Designer in June.  Here's her fab card from last month's challenge.

     We're sponsored this month by Fabrika Fantasy and here's a bit about them.

We are a small creative team writing and illustrating fantasy adventure and children's books. We love to draw fun and amusing characters, and are happy to offer them to you as digital stamps. We hope you like these digital images and they help make your creations bright, interesting and memorable!

     We start a new challenge on the 1st of each month and end the day before the last day of the month.  However, we have one requirement for every project submitted in our challenges -- they MUST feature a creature!  Whether Furry, Feathered, Fantasy, Fairytale, Fins, Scaly, or Insect, there must be a critter featured and not just a teeny, tiny bug hidden  in a corner somewhere.  :-D 

     You may enter as many other challenges as you like and you may enter our challenge up to 5 times per month but each entry must be a different project.  We have a sponsor each month and we choose a random winner on the last day of the month, then announce the winner at the same time as the next challenge goes live.

     We will also be inviting Guest Designers to join us each month so if you think you might be interested in being our Guest Designer in July, please add GD after your name or leave us a comment on this post.

     Here's a little inspiration from our team to encourage you and, this month, we are delighted to welcome our first Guest Designer, Lynn.  Here's her fantastic card. 

Angela using Forest Spirit 2

Teresa, using pre-colored Autumn Owlet

     You have until 8 p.m. (Pacific time) on May 30 to enter your project.

     If you'd like to be a future Guest Designer, please tell us in a comment or put GDT next to your name on your entry.

     Several of you have commented that you can't get the link to work.  Please send an email with your photo attached and the URL link for your post to 2craftycrittercrazies AT gmail DOT com and we will add it for you.  Also, please contact Inlinkz and let them know you're having a problem.  They are trying to track down a solution because it's happening on several blogs, not just this one.