Sunday, 25 March 2012

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop and a New Arrival!





 For the month of March we wanted to focus on sunshine and the upcoming spring season. What better way to do so than with a fresh color scheme of aqua & yellow.




Isn't that a beautiful inspiration photo?  I had a big piece of embossed aqua mist card so used it as the base for my card today.  Lemon tart dotty butterflies and a nice big aqua mist flourish keeps this nice and simple.  The sentiment is from Beautiful Butterflies.






I also had a little first play with my new Movers and Sliders die and popped a little whirl inside with some matching butterflies - so pretty when you open it up!








It's my birthday today so I hope you'll indulge me and take a peek at our new puppy Coco who came home on Friday.  She's a Cocker Spaniel - an orange roan colour.



Two weeks ago we went to the kennels to have a look at the litter - how hard it was to choose one as there were two orange roans and three blue roans in the litter - 3 boys and two girls - 6 weeks old.




This one then?





Does she make the right accessory??  She won't stay handbag size!




8 weeks old and the first hours home and feeling a little shy...



New best friends!  Daisy is making her feel right at home and learning that pups have sharp teeth and want to play all day!




Many thanks for stopping by on the hop today and have a lovely Sunday - it's gorgeous weather here right now and I am off to enjoy it!

81 comments:

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Happy Birthday Chris - I love that butterfly card, the pop up element is gorgeous, and the colour scheme you've used is lovely. Oh my goodness Coco is just so sweet! Can't wait to meet her next time I come to visit!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the clean and simple front and then the pop of the butterflies inside, great job.

Betty said...

H B 2 U!!! love the card you made today and coco is looking lovely too! such a cutie. have a fun birthday!

Kara said...

have a wonderful birthday!! love your card, but those puppies...oh my!!

rebecca said...

Chris, your card is beautiful! I must say, that when you included those pics of the pups it was hard to concentrate on the card!! Beautiful buddies you have now! Oh yes... and I think everything about your card is SO lovely!

Mayol said...

Beautiful, beautiful card! Happy birthday too! :) ...what an adorable, cute puppy you have :)

Pam W. said...

First up - HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And what a sweet addition to your family.

Second - I love your card! Clean and simple, my favorite style. I love the butterflies layered on the flourish stamp.

Stephanie said...

Chris......Your card is beautiful! I was absolutely loving the outside of your card and then you surprised me with the Movers & Shakers inside! Beautiful! Oh, and the pups are just cutie-pies!

janmjax said...

Chris, the card is just gorgeous! Now I "need" that Movers & Shakers die! Glad to see Coco is now home with you and hope you're having a wonderful birthday!

Audrey said...

What a beautiful card, Chris! And congratulations on your new baby! I am a Cocker Spaniel lover... I have 2 myself, a Buff and Black and Tan. They bring us so much joy and are such a wonderful breed. Enjoy her! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Happy Birthday Chris! I love you card with the pop out inside. Very lovely. Coco is adorable and thanks for sharing the pictures.

paperella said...

Happy Birthday, Chris!! What a fantastic gift! I have a black and white Cocker Spaniel called Frida, such a clever little thing!
I love your elegant card :)
Enjoy your day!

victoria h said...

Such an elegant card with a lovely inside too. Happy birthday- your puppy is sooo cute.

Pat Q said...

Love this card and the inside is such a nice surprise.

Karen C. said...

I love the soft feel of your card Chris ... the butterflies and Fancy flourishes are a perfect match. And a great surprise when the card is opened, too! Happy Birthday to you ... what a great gift for you .... a cutie puppy!!

missy said...

Gorgeous card! Love the flourish.

Helen F. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Chris!
Gorgeous card inside and out.
Love the new addition to your family ~ so darn cute :o)

Kristii said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! I am totally loving the flourish!! So perfect with the butterflies!

Angelina said...

Woo Hoo! We share a Birthday! :)

Beautiful card and love your new fur baby!

angelabranon said...

Stunning card!

Val Hilchey said...

This is a lovely card, soooo elegant!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness! I adore your card--just what I like! I'll be CASING this one for sure!
Wish I was there to see your puppy--nothing in the world like a puppy--such a cutie & so is the older one. Happy Birthday!

Tonya said...

Love the card and the puppy!

Marybeth said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! The puppy is so darn adorable, so is your daughter? I love your card it's so elegant and simply stated, with the beautiful butterflies!

Laura B. said...

Love your simple and beautiful card! Happy Birthday, too!

Deanna Jean said...

Beautiful card..and super sweet puppy:) Happy Birthday.

Terri E. said...

the puppies are adorable along with the card.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Lani said...

Lovely card...hard to compete with such a cute pup.

Lani said...

Lovely card...hard to compete with such a cute pup.

Min said...

Cute, Cute, Cute--card and Coco! Happy Birthday!

boneygirl said...

Love the butterflies! Such a beautiful card!

Penny said...

I hope you've had a great day Chris! I love your butterfly card and the pop up part is just fabulous and so clever!


penny x

kari bell said...

what a clean and simple card with a pop of fun inside! happy birthday and enjoy those puppies.

Leigh said...

Your card is lovely and elegant! Your puppy is adorable! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Where to start? First, Happy Birthday!! Second, looove the schmoochie little puppy! He is just precious. Third, adore the card! So sweet and clean. But really? Now I have to add ANOTHER thing to my PTI wish list: that inside surprise is the best!

Suzanne Russell said...

Such an elegant card! Beautiful take on the challenge. Congrats on the new puppy-a real beauty. Your Westie looks a twin of mine!

carol (krillsister) said...

gorgeous CAS card. The inside is great too!. Love how you have the flourish stamped in aqua mist.
Your puppy is so adorable.

Marlena M. said...

Happy Birthday Chris! I absolutely adore your new pup. What a doll!
Your card is breathtaking, by the way. ;)

bjmartin said...

Darling card! Have a happy birthday with your new puppy!

LEG Studios said...

Simply elegant card - great job!

Too cute are those pups!

Happy birthday!

Melissa said...

Happy birthday!!! Your puppy is adorable!

Love the little pop-up butterflies on your card!

Lisa said...

Soft and lovely card and what a precious puppy!!!

andie librandi. said...

stunning card! and what an adorable pup! :)

The Paper Parade said...

Great choice pairing up the little butterflies and the flourishes! I love the inside especially :) And your new addition to the family is adorable!

Terri said...

Pretty card. I especially like the butterflies on the inside too. The new puppy is adorable. Love your Westie too!

Kelly S. said...

EEK! First a lovely fluttering butterfly card and then PUPPIES? This post is the happiest post in blogland today :) Love it all!

Anonymous said...

Wow Chris! I haven't checked your blog for some time and just wandered over! Your cards are as beautiful as ever! Love this butterfly one and also the pop up sentiment one in particular! You almost inspire me to dust off the ink pads and make a card!!! ;) Lana x

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