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

A Curious Christmas

How can anyone look at Curious George and not smile?? My 26 year old kid looooves George, so what else would I put on their Christmas card??  The only problem was, was finding an image!! I searched high and low, and finally found a kid’s coloring page on a free site that fit the bill to perfection 🙂  I shrunk it way down to card size and colored it up with my SN and Copic markers.  I partially fussy cut, partially die cut the image out, and framed it with a mirror card stitched die cut frame.  I went through my scrap bin and scrounged up some bright, festive scraps to arrange the image on.  The text background paper really added to the fun feel of the card.  I added some silver rivets to the corner to compliment the frame, then got it in the mail, special delivery, with love, to my kid, who, sadly, wasn’t able to spend Christmas with me.

I’d love to enter this in the following:

Pixie’s Snippets – Weeks 313 and 314

Lemon Shortbread Challenge – #58 ATG

Work It Wednesday – December 2017 Something New – Stitched Frame Die and Coloring Page

Crafting With An Attitude – #35 ATG