Wednesday, 22 April 2015


Hello all, I hope this finds you well and having a good week so far.
I'm well and truly back to work and feel like the Easter break was a lifetime ago-working in a school is definitely full on most of the time!
My card today is the second card I made for my daughter's birthday as I couldn't decide which one to give to her. She loves mermaids so I made one of those first, then took this photo of her little puppy Evie and thought it would make a good card for her. In the end I decided on this one and I think she was pleased with it. Evie is such a cutie-a cross between a Shih tzu and a yorkshire terrier and she has the biggest ears which just won't lay down-hence her name (she's named after a Pokemon who has rather large ears lol!!!)
I made an easel card as there were so many things I wanted to put on this card I needed the most space possible!! I die cut a frame for Evie's photo using an x cut die (which I am a bit disappointed with really as it doesn't cut very well -and guess who can't find the receipt???)
I used papers from First Edition and added some paper flowers and pearls and a little wooden heart. I die cut Kara's name and the sentiment is computer generated. The chipboard flower was a magazine freebie and the corners on the base are punched with an xcut punch. The white strip is cut with a Martha Stewart doily punch.
This is the card I forgot to photograph before giving it to Kara so she kindly photographed it and sent it back to me:

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Sweet Stamps #218-pearls
Creative Card Crew #85-add a sentiment
Papertake Weekly -cute as a button
Suzy Bees #76-Anything goes with a twist dies/punches
ABC challenge -H for Happy Birthday
Fussy n Fancy - #137-spring flowers
Love to Scrap #52-anything goes
Inspiration Destination # 30-anything goes
Craft your Passion -anything goes

Well that's all from me for now, thank you so much for stopping by today -I hope you enjoy the rest of your week.
Take care and until next time.
Andree x


  1. Ahhh how cute, this is so sweet!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  2. Gorgeous card Andree....Love the cute photo of Evie...Joolsx

  3. Oh how cute is that puppy! I love your card! Thank you for sharing at ABC Challenge! Hugs Julie DT xox

  4. OMG Andree what a beautiful card I am in love with that little pup she is awesome, the design and colours are total perfection.
    lorraine x

  5. Very sweet card. i love papers and colrs. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.

  6. Brilliant card made with that gorgeous pup...fabulous Andree.xx
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  7. This is precious with that sweet puppy! I'm sure your daughter loved it. Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap. Linda dt :)

  8. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 76 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  9. This is so beautiful Andree, such an adorable photo and wonderful design.
    Thank you for your kind get well wishes.
    Sue xx

  10. This is lovely. It is such a neat idea to use a picture of her dog. I love the cutouts and elements. Thanks for sharing it at Love to Scrap.

  11. Wonderful card!! LOVE the accents and coloring~Thanks for playing with us at Craft Your Passion!
    Carolyn, DT

  12. Aww, this card is adorable! Love the colour! Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion#258. Good luck!

  13. You just have to say 'aww' when you see this darling card. I can only imagine the joy it will bring. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge! Good luck and please play with us again!

  14. Too sweet! Love your spring colors ;)
    Thanks for joining us on Love To Scrap Challeng blog. Best of luck with your entry!


Thank you so much for the lovely comments, it means such a lot and they are very much appreciated Andree x