Thursday, 25 August 2016

Standard or shaped...what's your favourite?

Hello bloggers hope this post finds everyone happy and well.

Its new challenge day at

where we are dying to know what your favourite card shape is...

Standard or shaped? (remember to tell us why too!!)

Easy peasy for question.

I love symmetry and order and generally a square card base indulges my need perfectly!!
Shame about the photographer though and I was quite sober when I took this photo too!!

This was a very quick make using a new paper pad from Craftwork Cards called Coastal. The stamp is Wavy Seascape  from Little Claire Designs that I coloured with pencils.

An up to date pup picture

Bowie (the biggest pup) had finally managed to get himself on the garden bench so we had to let Bumble join him!! Don't they look important!!

Before I go and link up at some challenges I want to thank you all for your kind messages about Suzy, they meant a lot.

Until next time xx

I am playing along here

Crafty card makers #171 - By or under the sea
A gem of a challenge #176 - Summer fun
Come and get it - Summertime
Penny Black and more - Anything Goes with a stamp
Crafty Calendar - Summer Fun


  1. Super card Sarah, great mix of kraft red and blue.
    Those pups look so cheeky, you're going to have your hands full, I can see. :)

  2. I agree about the square symmetry it just feels right. A lovely nautical themed card and gorgeous puppy picture too.

  3. What a fabulous card, Sarah! Love that layout and those wonderful papers!
    Boy have Bumble & Bowie grown, they are so super gorgeous! My Millie loves to sit on our garden chairs and looks equally important when she does it too! :) xxx

  4. Lovely card on kraft Sarah. The puppies look such fun!

  5. A fabulous nautical themed card. Your colouring on kraft looks brilliant and I love the design
    Lorraine x

  6. Wow what a fab card! Loving that stamp on the Kraft! Gorgeous design!
    Lucy x

  7. Beautiful seascape with a wonderful layout and papers, lovely to see the pups again.

  8. What a very pretty card today, both the colours and design are lovely and I am so pleased you linked up to Penny Black and More, thank you. And yes, those lads certainly are growing.

    B x

  9. Bowie and Bumble look so cute Sarah - I love them! Your card is FANTASTIC. Doesn't matter about the photo as it still looks wonderful - Michelle x

  10. A super card Sarah, I love the image stamped on Kraft and your fabulous nautical theme.
    A fabulous photo, they both look adorable.

  11. I just told squirrel that I am a total square too Sarah..but cannot help myself with sticky out bits..fabulous card you have here and I love the design...your little pups are adorable..Harry has a bench like that too and sits out the front, can see over the fence and a deep woof comes out every now and then..the seat after all these years is so wobbly but seems to hang on with hope after 100 lbs of Hunterway leaps on it all

    luv CHRISSYxx

  12. Lovely card with a lovely sea scene Sarah and the pups just look adorable.
    Thx for sharing this cute picture. Hugs Veerle x

  13. Great card and image. Love the nautical theme. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  14. Sarah - your card design is lovely. Love how you varied the paper direction. Pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty CardMakers this week. Judy DT

  15. Your card is wonderful, great image, perfect papers and coloring...but I'm afraid the pups steal the show. They are so cute!!!!!!

  16. Oooo absolutely delightful hun and i'm loving the way you have framed the image, Luv Sam x

  17. Fabulous sea scene. I love the colours you have used. Oh and your puppies are cuties! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  18. Oh my gosh, your wee ones are looking more and more adorable every day! Those floppy ears, oh my!!! Bowie and Bumble, such great names! Beautiful card Sarah, love that you actually did a shape within your standard shape. tee hee. hugs :)

  19. LOVE this, love the stamp on the kraft, it always looks good...cute doggie pics too SaraH.
    Have a lovely weekend...
    ♥ {aNNie}

  20. Wow your card is just gorgeous! Love the scene stamped and colored over the kraft and your wonderful layout design my friend!! Your fur friends are super cute!! :) Have a lovely weekend! HUGS

  21. I love this Sarah. I really like how you've changed the direction of the striped backing paper, it looks really effective. I also like that you've left space between your die cut circle with the image and the top of the cards. It really is a great layout. Your pups are looking gorgeous too :) Have a great weekend, Sandra x

  22. A beautifully crafted card the layout is just so effective. Your pups look adorable.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More.
    Lynn X

  23. A really nice sketch and love the boats.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

  24. Hi Sarah, just popping in again to say I do hope you join in our Allsorts challenge...air out those dies. xx

  25. Gorgeous card Sarah, love your layout and great use of your DPs too.
    And gorgeous pic of your pups, I LOVE their shaggy ears, too cute!

  26. Hello Sarah....How lovely to see the photos of the pups growing up....they look a bit of a handfull!! must be like having little tots running around....
    Brilliant the design....Joolsx

  27. I have to agree that there is something very pleasing about a nice symmetrical design! Your seaside themed card is fab; I do like those papers and your colouring on Kraft looks brilliant :-)
    Those pups look very pleased with themselves up on the bench and gosh, they are such handsome chaps!
    Big hugs, Kat xx

  28. Hi - great card. Must say I like a square card too. Love the design of your card. Lovely looking pups!
    Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month. Hope to see you again - good luck!
    Bev (DT) x

  29. Beautiful card! I love the pencil on kraft and have to agree with you on the square cards ;o)Thank you for joining our „Stitching real or faux“ challenge over at the Crafty Cardmakers ;o) Happy crafting,

  30. Beautiful card - love the layering and design!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  31. That a well balanced card for sure ... and yet it is the picture of a couple of goofballs that catch my eye! They have mischief written all over their faces... and snouts!
    x Asha

  32. Lovely card, even the twine fits the nautical theme. Love those pups though, they're gorgeous Sarah. xx

  33. Wonderful card. Love the pretty papers, the image and the card design. Your puppies are adorable :)
    Big hugs,

  34. Love this masculine card...the colors, image and layout are awesome. LOVE THOSE PUPPIES!!!!


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