Thursday, February 11, 2016


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Lyn McAuley our challenge hostess for February continues to issue the challenges.

Apparently way back when Lyn was in grade school, every Valentines Day her classmates and Lyn had such fun creating Valentine Critters to decorate their Valentine boxes. The task for today is to create an animal of any kind on your card in which you use heart shapes for some of its body parts. 

I must confess when I first read the challenge I went eeekkk! But then I remembered some card my friend Dianne shared sometime last year using hearts to create animal easel cards and I knew what I was going to create for this challenge. This card is also inspired by one I saw on Pinterest by Susan Campfield which you can see here.

All the different elements that went to create the dog was made with the same Hearts Nestablities die set .... the easel card; the face; the nose; the ears, the tongue and the eye patch. 

When my card is closed it looks like this.

To create the easel I selected the largest heart in the die set and cut a piece of white card which I folded in half. I positioned the pointy end of the heart so it was slightly over the fold in the card so that part wouldn't cut. One it was die cut, I folded the top heart in half. 

I die cut another heart which I used to create the dogs face and then adhered the bottom part of the face to the bottom of the easel card.

I added the word "Pawesome" to the base card which is layered up about 5 layers so help keep the card open. 

Finally I added the I Love You to the right side of my card.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Stamps: Message Pup - Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Black; Red
Dies: Heart Nestabilities - Spellbinders; Pawesome - Simon Says Stamp
Other: Black Ink; ECD Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm; Googly Eyes; Picket Fence Distress Marker; Foam Tape;


Karen Aicken said...

OH MY GOODNESS, but this is just adorable Frances!!!

Liz Williams said...

Just the cutest dog ever and these googley eyes just make him irrestible.

Vicky Gould said...

What a cutie....always love google eyes and they certainly add to this cutie pie!

Joanne (jojot) said...

your initial 'eeek' turned into the cutest the punch art and the easel format....fabbo

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Pawsome, absolutely!! And he's so handsome too!!

Lois said...

You really aced this one, Frances! I love all the hearts you pulled into this delightful card.

Lynn McAuley said...

Your pawsome pup Valentine is such fun!! What a sensational critter creation, Frances!