Anniversary Bears

Good morning!! I just realized that the angle I took this photo (to compensate for the glare of the mirror card) makes it look a bit wonky, lol.  Anyhow….I’m here to share my inspiration for the new challenge over at C.R.A.F.T.   We have the theme of Valentines/Love this time around, and what’s more loving than an anniversary?  Our sponsor this time is the generous Crafty Sentiments 🙂

Prize is 3 digital images

I used the adorable image, Couples, from our sponsor, for my card.  I printed it on kraft card stock, and colored it with Prismacolor pencils.  After cutting it out with a circle die, I started layering it on various scraps of printed paper, which I had doctored up a bit 🙂  I used a heart background die to cut a sprinkling of hearts on one piece, and edged everything with some gold ink.  I scored the pretty black and gold lace at a dollar store recently, and this coordinated nicely with the sentiment, that was die cut twice….once from gold mirror card, and once from black card stock, to give it a shadow.  The corners needed a bit of something, so I die cut some hearts with the same background die, from the gold and black, and layered a few of the off cuts. I was happy with how it balanced things out 🙂  I hope you can join us this week with your LOVE-ly creations!!!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Digi Choosday – Week 3 ATG

Lemon Shortbread Challenge – #59 ATG

Crafty Gals Corner – #157 ATG

Simon Wednesday Challenge – Add A Sentiment

Snowflake Dreamer

Hello 🙂  I stepped out of my comfort  zone a bit with the colors of this card, made with the lovely Snowflake Angel by Ching-Chou Kuik.  I chose soft pinks, greys, blues and golds to coordinate with the piece of pretty DP that I found in my stash, and colored her with my SN and Copic markers.  I cut the image out…partly with a Nellie Snellen nesting die, and partly fussy cut.  I matted the image with blue and gold, and layered it on the design paper which was also matted in gold.  This was all positioned on a pretty, shimmery dusty pink background paper.  I used an Echo Park snowflake die, a snowflake corner die (gotta look this one up, as I tossed the packaging and can’t remember!!), and a “Merry Christmas” script die (same thing as the corner…I got way too excited), and cut these out from a blue CS, then added some gold Stickles to the die cuts and the snowflake in the image.  I finished off by adding some gold rhinestone embellishments.  I love the look of this untraditional color scheme for Christmas!!

I’d like to enter this in the following challenges:

Crafty Addicts – #143 ATG Non-Traditional Christmas Colors

The Sketchy Challenges – #133 Christmas

Winter Wonderland – Anything Christmas Goes

Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge – Week 50 ATG

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – #366 AT Christmas with optional things that start with S – I used snowflakes and sparkle