Wednesday 8 December 2021

Goodbye Ruby

Hello, crafting friends!
I am so sad to have had to make another canine sympathy card, this time for a friend who made the last journey to the vet with her dog, Ruby, last week.

I found a small card base in the drawer and used snippets to create my design. The polka dot tag was left over from an ancient Stampin' Up kit and I found some twine in a coordinating colour. The grey paper has a subtle pattern on it and was from an old note pad.

The little paw print is from Uniko's Wild, stamped on an offcut of white card using light brown ink and embellished with a clear gem. I positioned it above an appropriate sentiment from Pinkfresh Studios.

The tag was attached with dimensional pads as you can see more clearly here.

I am linking this card up at The Snippets Playground where there is a Ruby's Memory challenge. It is just a coincidence that the card was made for another dog named Ruby.

I looked after Ruby and her feline sister quite regularly and had become very fond of them both. Ruby was a King Charles spaniel with a tail that just never stopped wagging and who lived in a happy little world of her own - Rubyland as her owners called it! She had lived to a good old age but was suffering from cancer of the mammary glands. I feel so fortunate that I was asked to look after her on the day before her last journey so that I was able to say goodbye. Rest in peace little Ruby Two Shoes.

Sending hugs,


  1. Sending hugs to you too Vicky Ruby held a special place in your heart,a lovely card for her owners

  2. Oh Vicky, dear me, another wee Ruby. She sounds like a delightful little lady and will be sadly missed.

    I hopped over after reading your comment about the Gas engineer could have walked off with Dudley's treats. Ha, given my way I'd have hoped he might have walked off without the seat of his pants, courtesy of Dudley, for his intrusive behaviour. But then we'd be in the wrong and I couldn't envisage Dudley doing something like that.

    Your card is just perfect - RIP Ruby Two Shoes.


    Di xx

  3. Your friends will treasure your card filled with Love and Memories. Ruby sounded like a sweet old girl. TFS Love and Hugs..Nancy

  4. adorable with the little doggie paw print ♥

  5. A beautiful card for a sad occasion xxx

  6. Sad news indeed.
    I’m sure this lovely card will be well received. Ruby will be wagging her happy tail elsewhere now.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  7. What a beautiful card Vicky, I'm sure it will be appreciated from someone who knew and loved Ruby too.
    Faith x


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