Puppy Love

Well, I’m wearing a different hat today at Aurora Wings Challenge Blog,  I get to step in as a Guest Designer with the Stella Team 🙂  I was asked to be a GDT before I joined the Aurora Team, so I am fulfilling “obligations”(the best kind of obligation!), while getting to play extra with Mitzi’s fabulous images 🙂  Our theme this time is

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Let me tell you, the little voices were singing up a storm in my head, and I must have changed my mind a hundred times!!! However, I settled on “Puppy Love”, composed and originally performed by Paul Anka, but I remember drooling over Donny Osmond singing it 😉

I chose the adorable Puppy Sprite, available exclusively at the AuroraWings.com shop.  The Sprite, I colored like my pup, Java

and the rest of the little guys are colored to resemble the markings of my dogs from the past <3  I fussy cut the image out, then started building a house.  I used a number of different templates that I found online and adjusted them to make it my own.  I found the log house pattened paper, which I thought was perfect to do the main “construction” with.  I die cut a bunch of “shingles”, then edged them in Distress Ink.  The trim boards are pieces of a dark brown wood grain paper that I found.  I die cut a little fence and some flowers to give the house some “curb appeal”.  The house number is temporary, as I will personalize it with the actual house number of the eventual recipient, hopefully using some plastic numbers from the same set as the ones shown.  Once the outside was done, it was time to do some interior decorating…..I wallpapered with a subtle check print, laid some hardwood floors, and used the same trimboard from the outside for baseboards.  I then carefully placed the Sprite so he looked out the door.  I added the sentiment, partly stamped, and finished with a sticker “HOME”  I die cut this with a banner die.  A few sticker hearts finish this off, because a home is about love……Puppy Love, in this case!!!


I’d like to enter this in the following challenges:

Pixie’s Crafty Snippets – #335 ATG with Snippets

Cute Card Thursday – #547 Dies and Punches

Allsorts Challenge Blog – Week 485 – Create a Scene with Stamps and/or Dies

Morgan’s Artworld Open Challenge – #09 ATG

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #18 ATG  with a Critter


  1. You’re a STAR, Susan! Thanks so much for joining the Stella team this week as Guest Designer. We’re the lucky ones to be able to enjoy TWO of your fabulous creations this challenge. How totally adorable, both inside and out! Love your walk down Memory Lane, both for the song and the adorable way you colored the puppies. Couldn’t be cuter! xxD

  2. This is just so darn cute…. and what a work you have put into your project… yeez…. Stunning coloring and fantastic layout… both outside and inside. Love it. Hugz

  3. Thank you for pulling double duty this challenge – as a GD and a DT member, Susan! Love this adorable creation – the dog house with all the cute details. As always, your projects are full of fun details and wonderfully colored image. Thank you so much for this precious inspiration for today’s new challenge at Aurora Wings! Mitzi xxx

  4. Such a woofing great card with lovely details and so nice to hear about your own critter. So glad you shared with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, CarolG

  5. Such great images and a super design, especially love the little puppies. Thank you for joining our ‘Create a Scene’ challenge over at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  6. Great creativity and I love the idea of placing that cute image in a log cabin. Fun card so very original and darling.

    I love the watercolor effect of the background and wonderful coloring on the image. So glad you joined us at Morgan’s Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month.
    Arlene DT for

  7. Woweee I just love this project. It is truly amazing work here. You have coloured your image beautifully. I love love love the design. Great work and I love your gorgeous doggie too.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan’s Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.Annette DT forhttp://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

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