Monday, 31 March 2014


What a lovely day today has been finished work early,the sun managed just to break through the haze and I got to do some card making.I used the opportunity to finish of a card I made for hubby. Before I started card making I regularly bought him cards mostly for no specific reason other than to say how much I love him...I'm a big softy at heart!...I don't seem to give them quite as often now; so when I saw this cute giraffe stamp in my local craft store last week I couldn't resist it. I knew exactly what I was going to use it for.. I have a thing about giraffes.I love them...they always make me smile...I  have my own collection of them which still grows each year and even share my craft room desk with one(as you do)... this one is ever so sweet and came with some great fun sentiments. 


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The I love you sentiment was in the craft goody bag which was my mothers day gift from my daughter was like christmas...filled with stamps,die cuts, ribbons and numerous other bits and pieces...the perfect mothers day gift...she also bought me some accessories from the Gorjuss range to go with some new stamps sets that I bought a couple of weeks ago...I plan to use them this space.
I don't usually make larger cards; but as this stamp is quite large it wouldn't work as well I don't think on my usual smaller square card blanks.I see me using this stamp quite will be great for babies,children and anyone young at heart so don't be surprised when he pop up again 

I used the following
A4 craft card for base
brown blue and craft card for layering 
blue and brown gingham card- for layering and covering  flower
blue floral paper-magazine freebie
Giraffe stamp- coloured Copics and Promarkers- triple layered with craft, blue and brown card 
Stamped sentiment- same set- layered brown and blue card 
I love you sentiment - Vintage notes
Stars stamped onto background -Gorguss stamp set 
From stash
Blue and cream buttons
Chipboard flower- covered gingham card 

Thanks ever so much for visiting it is very much appreciated and I hope you are enjoying some nice weather wherever you are and that you have a great week ahead...lots of crafty hugs...Andrea X

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  1. This is a gorgeous card Andrea, you are such a romantic. I love your adorable Giraffe and the blue and brown goes so well together, such a fabulous design with lots of lovely layers. I bet hubby loved it.

  2. Oh, wow, your Mister is so lucky to have you, Andrea, you ol' softy! This card is the cutest ever!! Your coloring is fabulous and I love your off-kilter design which is all the rage right now! A big mwah!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Oh what an adorable image and such a gorgeous card too.

  4. Hi Andrea, wow what a lovely card, that giraffe is Super Cute! Great layout too. Thankyou for joining us at That Craft Place, good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Amanda (DT)

  5. Wonderful use of colours. Great card. Thanks for joining us at THAT CRAFT PLACE . Julie DT for That Craft Place x

  6. Wonderful! Also I am making a card with these colors for a birth. I really like your layout. I went to browse your previous posts .... and I found amazing cards!
    Hugs,Ileana (Sparkling Pink) xxxx

  7. Super gorgeous card Andrea, hope you are

  8. Gorgeous card. I love the image & colour combo. Thanks for joining in our "Animal Antics" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Bev x

  9. ahhhhh wow this is totally gorgeous! just love all the great layering you have done on this. Just had to become your latest follower!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  10. Awwww!! So cute girrafe!!! Love your colour combo too! Blue and brown really are perfect together!! And love those all buttons!
    Thanks for playing at Open-Minded Crafting Fun this forthnight. Wish to see you again next time! ;)
    Hugs, Mikha

  11. such a cute giraffe - love this image and your card is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at That craft place and good luck xx

  12. I admit giraffes are lovely, but perhaps not very cuddly! the cutie on your card looks quite snuggly though. He's adorable.
    Annette - Netty's Cards
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  13. My gosh!!! That little giraffe is way too cute!! I don't think I could have resisted either LOL!!! Love it!! Gorgeous layout too... Love the layers!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  14. This is so sweet and adorable! I love that lil' giraffe! And that sentiment is just perfect! Love the design and your layout is just perfect! Love it all! Thank you for joining us at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges.


  15. Gorjuss card hun, thanks for joining us at that craft place this week. Shell xx


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