Thursday, 30 June 2011

Maybe 'urbane' not a word to describe Border Collie... However - they're still high fliers...

Urbane Corgis. What a great word - urbane. Urrrrbainnnnnnn... Anyway - herewith - four urbane corgi dogs...

It was a black tie affair...

He always needed help with his cufflinks.

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The following three pics aren't up yet - they are scheduled to automatically appear next week while I'm away at the RNA Conference in Caerleon (yayyyyy!!!)


Shaken, not stirred

(Ooh, look - it's oh, oh, Corgi!)


















Come up and see me sometime

(said in a low, husky, thrilling tone of woof)


















Dog about town

(He was always on the go, always doing deals, always on the ball... (arf)...)

(that was a little MontyandRosie joke - nothing to do with me)



Urbane or wot!!!!????

Ooh, and have I mentioned that my first Kindle book, 'White Lies and Custard Creams' (see blog post further down page) is today 84th Bestseller in Contemporary Romance!!! http://t.co/cKOGrHc *leaps about some more*


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Saturday, 25 June 2011

6 assorted dog cards donated for a #PawParty




There are six assorted dog greeting cards of exceptional quality, professionally printed on heavy card stock, left blank inside for your own personal greeting.

The images are taken from the original watercolour painting. They are (from top left to right and bottom left to right): Shy flower; Snowfall; Just for You; Forget me not; Last year's outfit was a little tight; and She was dreaming of a White Poodle. (Click on the image to enlarge.)

All six are packed separately with good quality white envelopes in polypropylene sleeves. The cards measure approximately 6x4 inches or 10.5x14.5 cm closed ie they are A6 size.

Copyright remains with me.

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6 assorted kittie cards donated for a #PawParty



There are six assorted kittie greeting cards of exceptional quality, professionally printed on heavy card stock, left blank inside for your own personal greeting.

The images are taken from the original watercolour painting. They are (from top left to right and bottom left to right): Meowy Christmas; Her Holiday Hat (she was chuffed with it); Grace in the Morning; She so loved a Happy Ending; Furever friends; and Romeow and Julicat.

All six are packed separately with good quality white envelopes in polypropylene sleeves. The cards measure approximately 6x4 inches or 10.5x14.5 cm closed ie they are A6 size.

Copyright remains with me.

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Thursday, 23 June 2011

Woohoo - there are three fab reviews now!!!



White Lies and Custard Creams - A Romantic Comedy (with a dash of mystery) is for sale here on Amazon UK for 97p and here on Amazon.com for $1.59.

Product Description (light-hearted entertainment)

All Liz Houston wants is to keep her head above the financial white waters of her life. Somehow, though, other people, including ex-husband Hugh, repeatedly get in the way.

Hugh just wants a quiet life and to be there for the people he cares about. Caring for Liz does not lead to a quiet life.

Moocher, Liz's Border Collie, wants to be where all the crumbs are, he wants to keep all his paws, but most of all he wants to keep Liz company as she rides the rapids of her life.

Add in odd-shoe-wearing lodger Simon, Git-next-door, a lost brother, an illicit fortune stashed away decades ago, a trio of part-time thugs, kidnappings, a tree-climbing tortoise and a dog-flap with a story of its own, and it becomes apparent that a few white lies (and custard creams) between friends are the least of Liz's problems.

Jill Mansell (internationally best-selling author) said of this book: "Susan Alison has written a lovely, quirky romp packed with off-the-wall characters - original, intriguing and great fun!"

Susan Alison is the Katie Fforde Bursary Award winner for 2011. She has won competition awards for short fiction and sold numerous stories to commercial publications. Her fiction concentrates on the relationships humans forge with each other (and quite often with their dogs). She is a freelance artist. Her artwork - mainly dogs and cats - can be seen on her blog but she's too afraid to put the blog address in here in case that's a Very Bad Thing to do and she gets thrown out...

(This is the back cover which you don't get on Kindle - just putting it in here for completeness sake to show you what you're missing. After all, it isn't every book that has a half eaten custard cream on the back of it. Oh, wait...)

This greyhound had her neck lace made especially ; Cool dude Goldicat and the three Corgis

She had her neck lace made especially

(and was justifiably proud of the picture she made with it on)



















Cool dude Goldicat and the three Corgis



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Red roses and butterfly on pink and cream scallop design for Craftsuprint.com



This is a craftsUprint.com design for those who enjoy making up their own greeting cards. Click here for my craftsUprint store

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

There's no biz like Corgi biz ; teddy bear saga conts ; dog & teddy bear friends furever ; corgi practises what he preaches ; cats on safari

There's no business like Corgi business...

Like no business I know

















They became great friends

After the initial confusion, the Princess Serenity (who called herself Sarah) and Private Detectbear Dougal (known simply as Doug) became very comfortable in each other’s company. They didn’t tell each other their main secrets, though. Of course, Doug knew Sarah was actually the Princess Serenity, but she didn’t know he was a detectbear sent to keep her safe and to find out if she had any sibbearlings. Apart from that, they found that their regular meetings in the park provided them with the only chance they had of talking of their dreams. Doug told her all about his family. Sarah told him all about her studies (she was becoming a doctor of note) and the bear she’d met who made her happy but yet confused at the same time. His name was Beau. She wasn’t too sure where that relationship would lead, but she was sure her family wouldn’t approve. Beau came from a long line of honey gatherers, which, although a worthy (and essential) vocation, was not the ‘right’ company for a royal princess. At the same time, Beau had told her that his family wouldn’t approve of her because they didn’t want him going into medicine and if she continued to encourage him to do so, then she would be bear non grata with them, too. And, of course, he didn’t know that she was really the Princess Serenity either. The world was SUCH a complicated place!


















Friends furever (I've got actual cards in this design in my eBay and Etsy stores - as against the image being on a print-on-demand site - which, of course, it should be as well. So much to do, so little time...)

















Practising for summer

(he believed that practice made perfect)(and he believed he should practice what he preached...)


















Elephant-back safari holiday

(they were hoping to catch up with some of their bigger relatives and get the gossip)

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Oh, for a life on the Ocean Wave... this corgi is thinking...



Like an eagle caged I pine, on this dull unchanging shore.
Oh give me the flashing brine! The spray and the tempest roar!
(...at least until that cold and wet old rain does pour...)
A life on the ocean wave! A home on the rolling deep!
Where the scattered waters rave, and the winds their revels keep!
(...which is all well and fine until they disturb my sleep...)
(Jus' sayin')

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Pet romance is not a new genre - Romeow and Julicat



By the way - you're getting this image as a greeting card in this year's RNA conference goodie bag.

Just sayin.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Cat thinking of fish and greyhound dog days of summer



This whippet greyhound dog spent all her time in the garden during the summer, just lazing around, smelling the breeze.


















This cat was hanging around amongst the blossoms in the tree because it was a great place to have signficant thoughts about life, the universe and fish.

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Thursday, 9 June 2011

This Beagle pup had a lot to think about...



(and he liked to be alone with his thoughts in the petunia bed)

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This Corgi dog was SO ready for a day at the beach



(all she needed now was her bucket and spade and some icecream money)

This - as they mostly are - is a miniature painting (ACEO) for auction on eBay

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This Border Collie dog ALWAYS separated her colours on wash day



(Bet SHE doesn't end up with pink shirts that are supposed to be white...)

Tap, tap, tappy, happy, tappety, happety birthday, ANNIE!!!