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Thursday, January 13, 2011

FSS - Better Than Chocolate


I was determined to play along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week and also to get a head start on making Valentines. So, I chose this fabulous precolored image from Fred She Said called Better than Chocolate.  I Love coloring with Copic Mrkers, but I have to tell you that I have fallen in love with all of Fred's precolored images too.

My image was printed four times. The heart lid was cut out and layered with foam tape. The rose was cut out twice and layered. The rose in the upper left corner was printed twice and cut out and layered.

For my card I used some new papers called Sweetheart from Close to my Heart. I also used ribbon, red assortment buttons and red bling from CTMH.
The foourished stamped on the background is from a new CTMH stamp set called Dreams Comr True. All of these NEW CTMH products will be available February 1st.

The hand stitching was done with matching Embroidery Floss.

Other Challenge Blogs This Card Was Made For:
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Red, Pink & White
My Time to Craft - CHOCOLATE!
Crazy for Challenges - Pink & Brown
Secret Crafter - Tons of Texture
Kenny K's - Love You
One Stitch at a Time - Love and Valentine
Crafty Cardmakers - Red and a Die Cut
Craft Your Passion - Tie One On
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Something New
Kaboodle Doodles - Do it with Digis
Lexi's Creations - Say it with Love
Woodware USA - Hearts
Victorine Originals - Tag It
Bunny Zoe's - Love is in the Air
Paper Crafting Journey - Let's Get Digital
Pixie Dust Studio - Let's Play Tag
Stampin B's - Use a Die Cut

35 comments:

SuzanneK said...

Very pretty, great Valentines card. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Suzanne x

Kelly Schelske said...

Love this card Nancy!!

Pat said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours and image. Thanks for joining in the challenge at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Dragonlady said...

Beautiful card, love the swirls. Thanks for playing at LIIU.

Hugs Ali x

Carol Ann said...

Great card I like the way you have coloured it. Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this week.
Carol Ann xx

P.S. I have become a follower so that I can come back and watch your tutorial! x

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Yummy Valentine, you got a lot of challenges in this one creation. Thank you for playing in our Colors of Love Challenge.

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Nancy, thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers. Love your yummy card, great LO and gorgeous stitching.

Donna x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous- love the great image and fun layout!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh WOW this looks so rich! Gorgeous coloring too!

Lorie said...

Oh Nancy, my sweet friend! This is breathtaking, as are so many of your cards! Precolored digis! Whoda thunk it, but it's becoming really popular! You put everything together so beautifully, and as always, your hand stitching is just perfect! Thanks for playing along with the MMSC this week! I always look forward to your cards, and someone's going to be VERY happy receiving this beauty!

Hugs,
Lorie

Merry said...

Oh so very wonderful. Love the different shaped tag you used.

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Nancy! Fantastic image and papers and I love the stitching! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is stunning and the stitching is amazing, it must have been so time consuming but so worth it, its stunning,

thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 116: Tons Of Texture,
Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.
SCSC DT

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Nancy, wow what a beautiful card. I love the pre-coloured image and the papers are gorgeous. Your stitching is stunning. Thanks for joining in with my "something new" challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Claire said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at LIIU,
Claire xx

jonim52 said...

Love how you layered everything. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Victorine Originals.

Liza said...

A lovely card and image. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Renkata said...

So romantic and yummy card, lol.

Silli said...

how cute, love the wonderful colors..

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Valerie said...

I just love your card! The colors and the ribbon are perfect. Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Valerie PSDT

Kendra said...

What a beautiful Valentine's Day card! Stunning! Thank for playing at Let's Ink It Up!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh this is just gorgeous!! Love the LO & the box of chocs is fab!! Lovin your cross stitch!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Guro said...

Ohh I just love what you have done with our sketch; well done! Your tag is really creativ; and such a beauty :-) Love your colors too.
Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Hope to see you again soon!
Hugs Guro
MMSC DT

Benzi said...

That is a beautiful pre-colored image. Love the stitching you did and the ribbon is yummy.

Thanks for joining the Stampin B's this week for our die cut challenge.

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

Total complete gorgeousness, Nancy! Love it!

Priscilla said...

WOWZA..This is EXCEPTIONAL!! Love your card and it is FANTASTIC. Great take on the sketch. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Bev said...

Fabulous card Nancy, amazing detail! Thanks for joining us at KK this week x

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card! I love the shape you used on the image. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Debs said...

wow! the coloring on your image is fantastic and super papers, love it
Thanks so much for sharing with us at OSAAT this week
Deborah
xxx

PCJ said...

Wow, what a beauty!

Thanks for joining us at PCJ challenges this time and we hope to see you again soon!

Lisa x

lalkygirl said...

stunning card ,i love your layout and your colouring of the image is awesome,i love it
thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
tracey x

Kathy said...

This is a STUNNING card!!!

Farida Rone said...

Wonderful Creation!!!
Thanks for joining us at Lexi’s Creations Challenges. Good luck!
Hugs,
Farida

~Michelle~ said...

so very pretty! Love your take on the MMSC challenge.