Wednesday, 9 July 2014


Another scrapbook layout and this is of my dear departed Bramble. We had him from a kitten and he was the sweetest cat you could meet. Even friends who don't like cats liked him. Sadly he became ill when he was 14 and we had to make that awful decision to stop him suffering anymore. He loved to chase squirrels up the tree until one turned round and scratched his nose and that was that. I can't imagine he would ever have caught one as he never came home with any offerings for us thankfully.

So to my layout which is a simple one. I used some embosed Core'dinations which I sanded, added some distressed papers, diecut kittens and birds on a wire, cat and meow buttons I have had for a very long time and some art deco letters. 

It is such a coincidence that I had just completed this layout and then saw a blog post on Sugar Nellie about some new stamps which will be cats or dogs. Karen was asking for a generic name and I am thrilled that she chose Bramble so he will be immortalised. Mind you he may be a dog stamp!

ABC O is for orange 
As you like it Animals or people (Although I love colouring people I love animal images as they are so cute and I hope my layout counts for this challenge)


brenda said...

A lovely l/o to remember Bramble Marianne and how nice his name will continue in the craft world.

B x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card,love the little deatails too.
Gr Elly

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Marianne. Your photos of Bramble are gorgeous, I adore ginger cats. I love the papers and fabulous layout.
It's a lovely name for a cat (or dog), my nan used to have a tabby cat called Bramble too.
Sue xx

debby4000 said...

What a fabulous layout and a perfect way to remember Bramble.

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous layout Marianne love ly pictures of Bramble and what a lovely name, the papers are beautiful as are all the fine details.
Hugs Julie xxx

Nannieflash said...

Beautiful scrapbook page Marianne and a really gorgeous cat. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Kelly Lloyd said...

This is adorable Marianne. Bramble looks lovely.x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Marianne, what a wonderful layout and Bramble was such a handsome boy. I had to make the same decision about Cuillin, it was awful. How lovely that his name has been chose, he'll never be forgotton, hugs Kate x

Lorraine said...

A fabulous page layout and gorgeous photos.
Lorraine x

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

What a gorgeous tribute to Bramble, I am so sorry he isn't with you any more. The photos are adorable. I have a two-year old ginger cat and she is so friendly and beautiful!

Diane said...

What a lovely LO of Bramble Marianne, your photo's of him are fabulous !!

hugs Diane xx

Bad Kitty said...

lovely card

Clevercrafter said...

Beautiful layout Marianne and some lovely pictures of Bramble too. It's very sad when our companions are no longer with us but you have some lovely memories to keep.

Whisper said...

Aaah what a fabby tribute to Bramble, Luv Sam x

Sue said...

Lovely page and lo Marianne. Fab photo's.
Sue xx

Sarah said...

What a great layout Marianne in tribute to a sweet kitty too. As You Like It means just that, so Bramble is a perfect entry xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous hun...:o)

Biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous layout and such a beautiful cat.
Linda xxx

Wishcraft said...

What a handsome cat, and I love your layout... Gorgeous :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Sandra H said...

Marianne this is a fab layout x

Judith said...

Gorgeous layout Marianne and fabulous Bramble. I had a ginger cat just like him (Jack - because we found him on the hills!) sadly all my cats are gone now but its so lovely to remember hugs Judith x

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful LO Marianne, Bramble was so gorgeous.

Donna x

Carol S. said...

He looks adorable. I lost my last cat, Charlie, 6 years ago. He was gorgeous cat and so funny. He made 19 years. It's so sad when you have to let them go. This page is so beautiful and a wonderful tribute to a furry friend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulously brilliant creation, love the colour combination too..vibrant and inviting and ever so cute..x

The Journey is the Start

Jackie said...

Wonderful page and lovely photographs :o)
Jackie xx

downrightcrafty said...

super layout love the black and orange combo looks fabulous
hugs Kate x

mags said...

A lovely layout Marianne and a perfect tribute to Bramble.

Emz said...

Great layout & Bramble was so cute this is such a lovely way to remember him, thank you for joining us at The ABC Challenge for our 'O is for Orange' challenge xx

Annette said...

Your Bramble furbaby is adorable Marianne. The one of him asleep looks a bit like my Arnie!
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Crafty Little Fairies,
Top Tip Tuesday,
ABC Christmas,
As You Like It and
The Stamp Basket.

Jennifer said...

Love your page, Marianne, and what a wonderful way to remember your very handsome Brable.

Jennifer. x