Friday, February 11, 2011

A Sketch and Some Love

Happy Friday!

Hope you all had a fabulous week! It was another very cold one here. I tell you, I wish this winter was done already! I am so in need of warmth and sunshine.

Today is new challenge day over at both Just Magnolia and Stamp Something. First up is my Just Magnolia card. This week we have a sketch by the super talented Mina. At first I was a bit unsure how to tackle this sketch but now that I've made my card, I know I will use it again! Thanks Mina! Remember to use either a Magnolia or Hanglar image on your creation to be eligible for the blog candy prize.

I've paired Mina's sketch with some Bo Bunny and My Minds Eye papers. I've stitched the edges and then distressed just a bit. The image is a Hanglar my friend Deb (if you are reading this Deb, miss ya! Hope to catch up soon!) shared with me a while back and she was colored with Copics. I then cut her out and adhered her to the embossed oval centerpiece. I've embellished with ribbons, flowers, a button and twine, and then stamped a small postmark sentiment on the top right corner. This sentiment is part of the new Whimsy Postage Stamp set.

This card fits the challenges at:
Fab 'n' Funky - tempting texture/use texture
Stampavie and More - buttons & lace

Next up is my Stamp Something card and our challenge this week is "Something for your Valentine" or just simply to create something for Valentines or with a love theme. We are sponsored this week by Whiff of Joy so I've gone with a sweet image illustrated by Elisabeth Bell.

The papers are Fancy Pants and perfect for Valentine's. I've colored the image with Copics and then framed with my Nesties (forget the correct name). I've embellished with ribbon, flowers, and sticky gems.

This card fits the challenges at:
Crafts and Me  - red
Creative Craft World - love
Scrapbook Sisters - my Valentine
Sliekjes Card Challenges - love
Stampin' Royalty - hearts
Tiffany Doodles  - Valentine's
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Valentine
Tiddly Inks  - love is in the air

Thanks so much for dropping on over today. I hope you have a wonderful Friday and an even better weekend. Don't forget to check out the Whimsy Blog Hop - which is still in full swing - lots of eye candy to see and prize chances to enter!


Karen Wilson said...

These are gorgeous. I love all the layering and the flowers are the perfect touch. TFS!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous work. Love the first one's papers and colours..fabulous

CraftyMomOf3 said...

so pretty!!!

MiniOwner said...

Such beautiful work! Thanks for taking up our challenge at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

Aussieleigh said...

What a beautiful card, wonderful colouring and a great mix of flowers and DP's. Thanks for joining us at TI this week.

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful cards Denise and such perfect colouring and designs. Love your papers and pretty details too. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs, Chris :)

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Oh this is adorable...thanks for playing at Tiddly Inks this week!

debby4000 said...

Oh these are gorgeous Denise.

Anne H. said...

Your cards are wonderful!
Adorable images and beautiful colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.

andrea said...

Beautiful cards,lovely images and gorgeous detail thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

Choccy said...

Gorgeous card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our Love Challenge.
Choccy x

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh what beautiful cards! the coloring, layouts, and papers are lovely Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers this week! xxD

Crafteezee said...

Hi Denise, I keep popping up, lol. Gorgeous cards. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x

Larissa said...

Both your cards are fabulous! Love the colours and dp you used. Thanks for joining us at the Tiddly Inks challenge this week.


Sue U said...

Beautiful Valentines card! Thank you for joining us at this weeks Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge
Sue xx

Tracy Jedi said...

Your card is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks this week.

Alex said...

2 wonderful cards!
Thanks for joining EAC!
Hugs, Alex

Sharon said...

Absolutely gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this time, hope to see you again for the next challenge.
Sharon x

Sandra said...

Beautiful cards Denise...lovely images and fab colouring!
Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.

Hope you've had a good weekend,
Take care
San x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks this week!

Saskia Pullen said...

Thx for playing along with my challenge!
Hope you enjoyed it!

What A beautiful card. Is that a Sarah Kay stamp that you've used?
Sooo Cute!!!!!

Again Thx for playin' along with Sliekjes cards challenge!

Valérie Goldenschue said...

magnifique carte, j'aime beaucoup comme tu as utilisé la dentelle

Merci pour ta participation au challenge SAM cette semaine

Anonymous said...

Soooo Cute!!
Thank You for joining us at Sliekjes Card Challenge and good luck in the draw too xx