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

Christmas Couple

I’m a busy girl here, blogging all the cards that have made it to their recipients 🙂  This one was made for a special couple, whom are fantastic friends, and are like a second family to me <3  This image is from The East Wind, and can be found here.  I colored it with my SN and Copic markers, then cut it out with a stiched edge die.  I used a few scraps for the smaller strips of paper, and a rustic check paper for the background.  I cut some mistletoe,  with a Cottage Cutz die from some of the same paper used on the strip.  A piece of lace and a few pearls gave a nice bit of contrast to the plaid and muted colors.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

A Gem of a Challenge – #209 Anything Christmas Goes

The Sketchy Challenges – #133 Christmas

Winter Wonderland – Anything Christmas Goes

Crimbo Crackers – #148 ATG

Simon Wednesday Challenge – ATG