Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Love is in the air.....

Or at least it seems like that every time I step in to a store :) Sometimes I wonder though, do we really need a special day to celebrate love. How about doing it everyday ? And then sometimes, showing it unexpectedly...An unexpected bouquet of flowers brings much more happiness than one on Valentine's day - I kind of expect it then.
Oh well, enough with the rambling and on to the card

For this card, I started with a sketch at  Graphicat Sketch Challenge blog, which I discovered this week and immediately fell in love with their sketch.

And this is what I came up with
 I love this stamp from Penny Black. It is sooo adorable. The papers are from Recollections Christmas collection except for the black one which I bought at, guess where, Walmart. The swirly twines are Memory box corner die which I cut in to various parts to give it  the desired look. The mat under the image is of course, Spellbinders.

 The flowers are made with a simple punch ( Fiskars, I think). I was looking in my stash for a flower topper and I found these long-lost beads ( yup, I make jewelry sometimes too) and I thought they are perfect.

 The inside of the card is simple - just lined with some pattern paper and some flowers

 Submitting for the following challenges

Charisma Cardz Challenge - Hearts and Flowers. 

Artistic Inspirations Blog - Love / Anything goes

ABC Challenges - Valentines Day


Thank you for stopping by.....


  1. This is SO cute!! Love the sweet image and wonderful dies! I agree about Valentine's Day too! :-) Thanks for joining us at Graphicat Sketches!

  2. I love this card! Outside and inside. It's adorable and that image is just to darn cute.
    Thanks for joining us at Graphicat Sketches!

  3. Gorgeous card - love the image and the fab die cut flowers.
    Thanks for playing along at Charisma with us this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  4. Magnificent realization. Beautiful choice of colours. Nice characters. BRavo ! It's successful !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week !

    Hugs from France.

  5. Fabulous card, love the image and great colors. thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations this week. Abbie (Owner) xx

  6. Hello I agree with you about Valentines day - is it necessary? LOL!
    This however is a fabulous card and love the layout.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Artistic Inspirations.
    Claire x

  7. I so share you thoughts on valentine's day - but then i do enjoy a heart shaped box of chocolates that I only get on valentines day :o) I love your darling card - its perfect for our challenge at 'ABC' Challenges this week. Thanks so much for joining us!

  8. What a beautiful card! WOW! Love those hedgehogs, too!

    Thank you for participating in the ABC Challenges Valentine Challenge!

  9. Awwww those are adorable hedgehogs! Sweet card.
    Great use of the sketch. Thanks for playing with Graphicat Designs!
    Jess M
    Ps. Don't forget to email Cheri for your freebie image.