Thursday, 19 November 2015


Tammy asked me to make this card for Calum our grandsons friend and his family.  They lost their little 7 month old cocker spaniel pup on Monday in a road accident outside the school.
Calum and Andrew did witness it so you can imagine a lot of sadness. Calum was very brave and went and got Samuel his friend and told him what had happened, it did play on his mind as a couple of stupid children in his class told him he shouldn't have said anything. I do wonder what we are breeding in some families??? 

What made matters worse for Calum was the fact they were picking up their new family member, Calum was worried what he was going to say to Samuel, but they X Box each other and Calum suggested to Samuel they built a mine craft  statue of Millie, it did help. 
This is a half an hour of this little black one being in our house, him and Harris were like old friends. No problems what so ever, Tammy left Jak for 25 mins tonight while she went and picked up Derek from the station and came back to everything being fine. 
So we will hope he will be ok left out of the cage. 

Thank you for all you lovely comments on my " Positive Thoughts" card. 
I am a great believer in positive thoughts, I know sometimes they dont work, I only which they worked all the time.  



  1. Brilliant card and fantastic photo of the dogs.
    Patricia X

  2. How sad Hazel, the children must be so upset.
    Funny how dogs settle with another dog around.. lovely photo.
    Pam x

    1. Sorry Hazel, gorgeous card design..perfect.
      Pam x

  3. What a terrible thing to have happened Hazel and I can only say what a thoughtful lad Calum was to have broken the terrible news to his friend and to suggest a statue of his pup. Your card will be greatly received, it's perfect xx

  4. Such a beautiful card I am sure it will help ease the sadness. Children find their won way of coping with a tragedy like this bless them
    Lovely to see the peace and harmony in your picture thank you.
    Margaret xxx

  5. Hi Hazel,
    what a super card to try and cheer up the family after their loss.
    The little puppy must have become a very precious member of the family so I do so hope your card helps.
    Not a nice thing for the boys to have witnessed so I do hope there won't be any lasting damage to them, although it sounds like they have coped quite well.
    Great photo of the dogs.
    Have a super weekend.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. Hello Hazel and what a lovely thoughtful wee boy Calum is,credit to Tammy and his dad, you and Charlie too of course.
    Lovely photo of the dogs, good the pup is settling in, Kate x

  7. Hello Hazel, what a thoughtful boy Calum is, and a credit to you all. And for him to suggest building a minecraft statue was brilliant. The girls love their minecraft game. I love the photo of the two dogs together, Harris looks like he'd keep you warm on a cold, blizzard of a night!!!
    I think your card is just right for the occasion, and is very pretty.
    love Maureen xxx

  8. Oh dear you've not had a good week, how sad that the boys witnessed the accident, bless.
    A lovely idea to send a card, a perfect colour combo in my eyes, another great striplet too. The butterflies are beautiful too.

    I hope you all have a better weekend, hugs Erika. x

  9. Hello Hazel,
    What a lovely card and such a thoughtful thing to do.
    What a sad thing for boys to witness but how well Calum dealt with the situation. He sounds a lovely , caring boy and a real credit to you all.
    As for the dogs - they look so peaceful! Harris reminds me of our dog only she was a bitch and therefore a bit smaller.
    Love Myra xxx

  10. Hi Hazel
    What a sad story and poor Calum.
    A lovely card to pass on the family's kind thoughts.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  11. Hi hazel.
    Lovely card shame about the wee puppy tho. That's heartbreaking and for him to witness it too is tragic x