My Family & Other Animals

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

"I Want To Know What Love Is..."

So it's that time of year again! The time of year when single people are made to feel even worse because they don't have that 'someone special' in their lives and when men and women all over the world wonder if, just for this year their other half "wouldn't mind if they just didn't bother, after all it's just a Hallmark made up holiday isn't it? Imagine the money we'd save eh!"
Well boo to you, it's great being in love, it's the best feeling that human beings ever have. Being connected to someone, that one person in the whole wide world who gets you, who encourages you and supports you through everything this life can throw at you. That's what love is.
I've only ever been in love three time in my life, that's how special and rare love really is (not lust, I've felt that thousands of times (this week alone!! LOL)) and the love I feel now is the strongest and bestest of all (and yes sis, I know bestest isn't a real word, but it just fits!). Jo has done more for me in the last 14 years than ANYONE in my entire life, she has made me feel special, she supports me and cares for me like no-one ever could and I want to take this moment to just tell her how much I really love her,
Jo, you have the most beautiful and amazing spirit, you are more special to me than you will ever know and I love you with every single fibre of my being. I didn't know what a true and deep love was until we got together and I want to take this opportunity to thank you for just being you - you couldn't do or be more to me than who you are now, I just hope I live up to your expectations too.
So, on to this weeks card then. It's a Tilda again and I will make no apologies for that, they are just too special to me. I can't remember where I got the papers from, but I know they were from a cheap stack of 8x8's and the ones I used on this card were all off-cuts. I used a Martha Stewart punch and some nice flowers and hat pins and for the inside I used a heart and scalloped heart nestie. The sentiment came free in a little pack with a craft magazine which I thought I would end up throwing in the bin but turns out there's some lovely little phrases in there. Hope you like this weeks card, take care and see you again soon,

Entered into 365 Cards - Challenge #Day 344 Marvelous Markers

Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Let's Get Girly

Deep Ocean Challenge #18 - Love You!

My Time To Craft Challenge #172 - A is for Adorable

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes (with a "Love" twist!)

Part Time Tuesdays Challenge #54 - Valentines

Shopping Our Stash Challenge #38 - Hearts, Valentines and/or Lace

The Stamping Boutique Challenge #25 - Valentines

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #84 - Valentines

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge - Love Is In The Air

Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - Flower Power

Craft Us Crazy Challenge #20 - Anything Goes

Delightful Challenge - L♥ve

Do You Stack Up Challenge #58 - Love

Hanna & Friends Challenge #131 - Be My Valentine

Creative Stamp Friends Challenge #44 - Valentine

Lollipop Crafts Challenge #66 - Make A Valentine's

My Craft Spot Challenge #43 - Vakentine's Day


  1. Love the colors and the sweet Tilda with the pretty embellies!! I think that your Jo must be one special lady and how wonderful for you to share with the world your feeling for her:) Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at TT this week :)

  2. Great card, love your colouring! Thanks for playing along with us at SOS this week :)

  3. Hi Andy I have so enjoyed reading your post it is a lovely way to tell someone how much they mean to you, right from the heart. Tilda is my all time love and favourite range of stamps, like you, she is very special to me, this creation is beautiful, your colouring is ACE, the design and colours are perfection, thank you for coming to join us at Crafty sentiments this week.
    Lorraine x

  4. Gorgeous creation and great coloring, thanks for sharing the story. Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique. Hugs, Julia

  5. Gorgeous card Andy, I love the layered images and your embellishments are fab.

    Nicki, x

  6. Gorgeous card Andy!! I love it :) Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks - I too, enjoyed reading your post :)

  7. Gorgeous card, love the window and the cute image! Beautiful flowers. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  8. Andrew this is fabulous, your colors and coloring are beautiful and I love all the wonderful detail. Thanks so much for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays this week.

    Danie - PTT Design Team,

  9. A wonderful card!
    Thanks for joining us at "Creative Stamp Friends"!

  10. Gorgeous card, really beautiful. I love Tilda too and your layout and embellishments are fabulous too. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog challenges however please note that to be in with a chance of winning a prize you must link new projects and this card was on your blog before our challenge was posted. Hope to see you again for the next challenge. Jill (DT)

  11. What a great post to read Andy; your words are as beautiful as your card. Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck!

  12. Andy, this is just adorable, the card and your post. Therefore this is a perfect fit for our challenge this fortnight.

    Thank you for joining us at MTTC

    Warmest wishes, Julie Ann x

  13. Fab card, Andy and your Tilda is coloured beautifully! Pretty papers and embellishments, and I love the way you've decorated the inside! Thanks for the lovely comment, Lisa x

  14. absolutely gorgeous. and your coloring is beautiful! thanks for playing with party time tuesday's this week!

    PTT DT member

  15. Great take on our flower challenge!

    Thanks for joining us at THE CRAFTY PURPLE FROG CHALLENGES!

  16. gorgeous card Andrew, very lovely
    thanks for joining our challenge over at the Stamping Boutique
    TSB DT

  17. Wow! Your post was just lovely and your card is too! Thank you for playing along with us at Delightful Challenges this week!


  18. WOW, WOW, WOW Andy your card is awesome! Love everything about it :) Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  19. Hi Andy. Gorgeous card you made. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Purple Frog.
    Hugs Nataliya

  20. What a beautiful card! Your colouring is amazing!! I need lessons from you!!
    I enjoyed reading your post! You've obviously got a fun sense of humour and a good life. Have a wonderful, wonderful Valentine's Day with your Jo.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

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  21. Tilda is so adorable on the lovely background. Such sweet colors and details. Beautiful!

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  22. Love the roses. Adds wonderful dimension to the card.
    Come visit me and win a free stamp.

  23. What a special card and I had to chuckle about how you persisted in not changing your name [ as mentioned in your profile]!
    Cheers from Bangalore, India

  24. Andy, what a nice name. I love the cards that you've shared. So inspiring! I love the clors and sketches. Well done!
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