Monday, February 20, 2012

Wishing You Well

My card today was inspired by the Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog.

The papers and stamps are from the Close to my Heart "Lucy Workshop on the Go". This paper is so gorgeous and just perfect for Spring.
The Hand Stitching was done with matching Embroidery Floss.

It's easy to create spring cards right now because here in Pennsylvania, we haven't had winter yet. The temperature today is in the 50's and the spring bulbs are already 6" high through the ground. This is my kind of winter.

Other Challenges for thei card:
2 Sisters - Stitching
All Sorts - Anything Goes

Monday, February 13, 2012

Over the moon in Love With You

Here is the Valentine Card I made for my husband today. I got away from the traditional colors for this to make it look more masculine. However, I forgot myself and started adding pearls and stick pins and then remembered who it was for. But, that's OK. It just made it look romantic looking.

The inspiration for this card started with a Sketch Challenge at Die Cuttin Divas. I used the CTMH exclusive Cricut cartridge called Art Philosophy to cut the doily and a MS paper punch for the side border.

The Papers I used are from the Close to My Heart Sonoma paper pack. I changed around some of the colors of papers to match the flowers. I used the new CTMH Card Word Puzzle Stamp set for the flowers and butterflies. I stamped them with Black Memento ink and colored them with Copic Markers.

The Over the Moon in Love With You is from the December Stamp of the Month, called Mad about you.
I tied a green bow and stuck two stick pins from the Bling Assortment through the back for some added bling.  

Challenges for this card:
Cards for Men - Valentine/Love
The Crazy Challenge - Valentine