Friday 27 April 2018

Yes, I am that soft in the head

This morning's card has been made for the current challenge at As you like it.  I need to make a card with my favourite animal on and explain why it's my favourite.  Heaven knows what you are going to think when I've finished my explaination!

My favourite animal is a Koala - but don't tell Christopher he'll get big headed over it.  I've used a digital image I've had forever from My Grafico and here's what I've done with it.

It needs a sentiment and it will probably be a father's day card but I want Patrick to choose what to put on it.  I'm fairly sure my other half doesn't read my blog so we should be OK.

When Patrick, my son, was little he had two very special bears from the Build a Bear Workshop.  Francis was a normal bear and Christopher was a Koala and they sort of became Patrick's alter egos.  Francis was a good boy who did his homework and was very clever and nice to everyone.  Christopher...well Christopher wasn't.  He was a bit of a one, was fond of the ladies and the odd 'Tinny' and referred to me as 'mummy Sheila bird'! That kind of makes it sound like Patrick was a terrible child.  He wasn't, and still isn't, but it was Christopher's personality.  I have my own bear - at Patrick's insistence - and so does his dad (Edward and Monty).  Even though Patrick is now grown up we still persist in projecting these personalities on the bears.  Maybe this will help you understand.

The 'boys' were watching the Superbowl   Francis is wearing a Patriots top, Christopher - well I suppose he's easy to spot.  Edward is next in his Saints kit and Monty is a Sea hawks fan like his dad.

Yes, we are all that daft in this family and I would never admit to Christopher that Koalas are my favourite but, well they are.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


  1. A super card Dawn and super story to go with it - such a cute Koala.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  2. Dawn, this is such a fun card and you post is wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us at AYLI Challenge!

  3. Gorgeous card, and such a fab explanation! Thanks for sharing your cute koala with us at AYLI. Hugs xx