Saturday, 12 February 2011

A couple of Valentines

As it's Valentine's Day on Monday I thought I'd best make my boyfriend a card. However I made the Edwin one first and then remembered he doesn't like these stamps (he thinks they looks like mooses - poor Tilda and Edwin) so I then made the second one, which actually I do prefer. It's not the custom over here yet to send Valentine cards and gifts to loved ones like it is in America, and while I did do last year, I just haven't had the time to do so again this year! Must try to get more organised next year!

So on to the cards... this Edwin valentine is for several challenges (only because so many challenge blogs are Valentine themed at the minute). So this one is for Just Magnolia #93 for the sketch, Totally Tilda Challenge #15 to use 3 different heart elements (I have 5 - the background stamps, hearts on the DSP, hearts on the ribbon, heart punchies and the heart balloon Edwin is holding!), Papertake Weekly's Have A Heart challenge, Stamping Royalty's Challenge #58 Hearts, Hearts, and more Hearts and for Colour Create's Challenge #64 to use chocolate, strawberry and cream, inspired by the truely scrumptious sundae on their blog!


Recipe:

Stamps: Loving Edwin from Magnolia, Around & About Sentiments from PTI, Victorian Frippery from Waltzing Mouse Stamps

Papers: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Sending Love Speciality (retired) all from SU

Inks: Real Red, Chocolate Chip both from SU

Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Ribbon from stash, Tilda Doily Lace Border Die from Magnolia, Small heart punch from SU, 3D gloss

My other Valentine's card is the most vintage one I've come up with and I just LOVE it!!! This one is for Viva La Verve's February Sketch #3, Paper Pal Arts Vintage Inspiration Challenge #80, Just Add Ink's Challenge #55 Just Add Love and Papertrey Princess Belinda's Celebrate Challenge.


Recipe:

Stamps: Damask Designs, All About You, Just The Ticket all from PTI

Papers: Pink Pirouette, Close To Cocoa (retired), Very Vanilla all from SU, DSP from Kaisercraft

Inks: Close To Cocoa, Creamy Caramel (both retired), Pink Pirouette all from SU

Accessories: 1 3/4" Limited Layers Circle Collection, Just The Ticket Border Die both from SU, Heart pearls from Hobbycraft and Papermania, Gold swirl clip from Woodware, Seam Binding Ribbon

And that's all my Valentine's done for today folks! Thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

  1. Love your sweet card! Thanks so very much for joining us this week at Papertakes Weekly Challenge.

    Come and visit me anytime!

    {{hugs}}
    Karen
    www.creativeyearnings.blogspot.com

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  2. Super sweet! :) Fun mix of patterns on the first card and love the colors on the second!

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  3. These are just too sweet! That little boy is adorable! Thanks so much for coming to play with us at Stampin' Royalty this week!

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  4. Great cards! Love the Edwin Valentine!
    Thanks for joining the Just Magnolia and Hanglar Stanglar Challenge!
    Hugs, Dena

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  5. love your edwin card. so sweet and the red color is so fresh. great take on the papertrey princess challenge - brown and pink always make such an elegant combination!

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