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Piggy Boy

** Updated - This card was in the top 3 at Polka Doodles.

Last night I stayed up last night to make a Valentine's Day card for my daughter. The only time I can craft with out her watching over my shoulder is when she is in bed. While this may not be a traditional Valentine's card, I think she will like it. Piggy Boy has been her best friend since she was about 10 months old. Poor ol' boy can't even hold his head up any more because he has been washed so many times. His cute lil' tail has lost its curl from years of being chewed on. But he is still there for her, making her feel safe at night and listening to her troubles.

I used the sketch challenge from my SBS29 sister Kim Marie. All the paper is from my scrap bin except the card base from Papertrey. This adorable image (which I paper pieced to give dimension) was a freebie a while back from Digistamp Boutique.

I hope you don't mind if I share a few pictures of Elizabeth and Piggy Boy through the years. I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

A tea party after a stroll around the house.
Sharing the excitement of moving to a big girl bed.
Joy riding around the neighborhood. Check out
Piggy Boy's 'do. It takes a lot of love to put up
with a hair style like that.

Of course, me being me, I have a couple of challenges for this card:
Crafty Cardmakers - #14 Digital Delights
Creative Inspirations - #47 Anyone for Leftovers?
Die Cuts R Us - #25 Love Challenge
Digital Tuesday - #45 Its All About the Animals
Polka Doodles - #5 Paper Piecing
Time to Craft - #78 Hearts & Kisses
UPDATE: Be sure to check out the Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Store on mygrafico. All holiday stamps (Halloween, Valentine, Christmas) are on sale through Friday.


kimmenburke said…
I ADORE THIS CARD!!! She is going to LOVE it. This is one of my favorite posts to date. :)
Kim Marie said…
I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! And what a great post to add the photos of the two friends together! I think you need a little pig boy scrapbook all His own! Great card for the challenge!
Kim Marie
Pretty-In-Ink said…
AWwwwww! the photo's of Elizabeth and piggy boy through the years are just adorable!
Such a cute card, love the popped up paper pieced pig!
Your lil girl will love her card!
Micki said…
Oh that card is absolutely adorable! I love it. and those pictures are just ..... she's a cutie. I love how she takes her stuffed animals along for the ride. She's adorable. :-)
Pretty-In-Ink said…
Hi Cheryl, I just did the draw for my digi and you won! I have sent you an email.
Nicola XX
Tracey said…
Hi Cheryl, Elizabeth is soo cute, I can see why she loves Piggy Boy lol. She will love this gorgeous Valentines card, it's perfect for her :o)

Lisa Jane said…
what a cute card, i love little piggys
Lisa ;)
Lorraine said…
Cheryl - this card is so cute. I love it. And your daughter is just the most beautiful child. beautiful girl. :)
Cindy said…
You made a fabulous card!!
Elizabeth will just LOVE it!!!
She and piggy boy are adorable!!!
Thanks for sharing these pictures!!!
Karin said…
What a great Valentine! Not only is it super cute, but it is personal as well...twice as special! Thanks for sharing the cutie pie pictures too!
Dolly said…
Adorable card. Thanks for joining in at Polka Doodles this week. :)
Andrea said…
These are all too cute! Starting with the card, and of course the pig, love pigs, and most definitely Elizabeth.. so cute!
oh i'd be hanging on to him too - he's too cute. and you did him up beautifully. what great pictures. thanks for sharing.
Anjou Krelovich said…
Just totally adorable! I bet your DD will love it! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Digital Tuesday!
Joanne Gilch said…
You did the challenge justice. What a great idea copying the image of Piggy boy! Love it. Plus you sure do have a cutie pie on your hands.
Rhonda said…
aaawwwwwwwww! How cute...she will be thrilled. Well done Mom!
Gwen said…
Cheryl your little piggy card is soooo stinkin' CUTE!!! The pig reminds me of a little cartoon my 4 year old likes to watch...Peppa? I think that is it. Anyway...great shapes and colors...Adorable card for an adorable little one.

Fabiola said…
super craquante bravo
Cara said…
Hi, Cheryl. Awww, piggy boy and his girl are too cute! Love your card, so sweet! Thanks for sharing your "love" with DCRU this week!!
judie said…
This card is brilliant, my fav animal in the whole wide world, brilliant, thanks for playing with us at crafty cardmakers xx
This is too cute!! I love the red & pink against the kraft!! The little piggy is darling!! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at DCRU!!
sarahw said…
Super cute card! I love the photos, your daughter is adorable. My son has Baby Cow, same kind of friendship. :)
Micki said…
lol, ok I know I already commented, but I just love this card.....
What a fabulous card ! That image is just sooo fun.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


Jo and the Simon Says Challenge DT x
Saskia said…
Great, cute card!!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)
jimlynn said…
Simply precious!! Love the ric-rack you used too.
Ruby said…
Hi Cheryl

Aw, what a cute card! Thank you for posting my candy on your blog.

Ruby :o)
Awww this card is so cute! She will LOVE seeing her friend on a card! It's perfect! And thanks for sharing those adorable pictures of your little girl with her friend. So adorable!
Sew-Ink said…
That little pig is so cute, love it!
Jess said…
So adorable!!!! The pig reminds me of a show on Noggen. :) I'm sure you know which one I'm talking about.

Anonymous said…
What adorable photos of the Valentines together. And the pig card is out of this world. My daughter has a favorite pig and so this really caught my eye.
Tricia said…
fabulous coloring and great dimensions. Thanks for an additional entry for Paper Popsicles!
Lesley said…
Fab card and lovely photos! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx
Cute card! Thanks for taking our animal challenge at Paper Popsicles' What's the Scoop!
Lovely work! Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations! xxx
Amber said…
What adorable piggies Cheryl! Love the scalloped frame! And such beautiful pictures of your little one!
Kerry said…
Ah your card is so lovely and your daughter will love him. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.
Nettie said…
This card is too cute Cheryl. Nice to see you joining in at Polkadoodles.x
So so sweet! The card is wonderful and the sentiment behind it even more so. Thanks for sharing the card and the pics of your daughter and her beloved friend. So happy you could join in the fun with us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Hope Jacare said…
Thanks for playing along in the Polkadoodles Paper piecing challenge! Very cute project! Cheers Claire x
Tip Top said…
Hehehehe! This is fantastic! And a pig with pink hair! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!
Melissa said…
Your daughter is a living doll!!! I love her Piggy Boy, my youngest has a duck that goes wherever we go! Thanks for joining us at What's the Scoop? a divison of Paper Popsicles!!!
Maria Matter said…
absolutely adorable!!!!

Thank you for joining us @
Digital Tuesday!
Blessings, Maria
Kathy said…
Great take on the sketch! Cute card for your daughter, I'm sure she'll love it. Cute pics of her with Mr. Piggy, too.
Fliss said…
Really cute card Cheryl and a fab way to display it too!
Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles paper piecing challenge.
Vixykins said…
Haha excellent! My DD has still got "Ellie" who is now 17. He's fallen to pieces but has had a jacket sewn on him to keep the stuffing in but he's still got pride of place in her room lol!

Great card Cheryl and cute piggy! Bet DD loved it :D

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers x
Love to Doodle! said…
Thank you soooo much for sharing Cheryl....a truly stunning creation with Hamilton....Well done at getting in the top three too! Sally-Ann..x

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