Monday, 31 January 2011

Love hearts

This is for Papertake sketch 52:

I chose the Forever Friends paper and bear from their 'with love' range for the Forever Friends challenge: dots and spots. The dots were produced by embossing with a folder and sanding to reveal the inner core of the card. Likewise the embossed hearts on the strip on the left, using core-dination red card with a pink core revealed with sanding. The three single hearts above the teddy were punched and the shiny hearts are Country Companions epoxy stickers.

The sentiment is a digi from Squigglefly.

Thi is also for:

Karber 23: use something old - the FF papers are old
Rainbow Lady 137: beary good
Creative inspirations 52: Valentines/love
Cupcake inspirations 96
I did it 40: the red challenge
Pile it on 5: punch it (the 3 hearts above the bear)
Stamp, scrap, doodle: a punchy challenge (the punched hearts)
Stamp dreams 68: dots
Ann's creative nook 122: anything goes - Valentine style
Cards for men 3: Valentine/love (yes, I know it's lovey dovey, but it is for Valentine's Day!)
Tellen's place: male - make it for guys
Alphabet: M for men
Aly's 34: for the guys
The crafty pad 106: something for the boys
Craft your passion 43: bling on your love
Inspiration Avenue: shine (the epoxy hearts)
Fiskarettes Monday challenge: Valentine - use red
Lexi 32: Valentines
Paper issues: Valentine's day
Spoon full of sugar 136: Valentine
Aud sentiments 20: love theme
Stampavie 16: love
Craft your days away 12: love
Charisma cardz 4: Valentines/love
Speedy the cat (Mark's finest papers) 40: Valentine card
Meljen 43: hearts
One powerful hour: sweet sweet love
Simply create 36: give your heart away
Creative sketches: holiday challenge (Valentine's Day)
Wild orchid 16: love is ...
Prairie fairy Fridays 45: for a sweetheart
Bunny Zoe 8: love is in the air
My time to craft 125: emboss, emboss, emboss
Tuesday throwdown 33: distressing (sanding the embossing)
Crafty purple frog: a distressing challenge
Beary sweet 18: friendship or love
Delightful: have a heart - love challenge (the sentiment is a Squigglefly digi)
Delicious doodles 10: spots or stripes
Cooking it up with Katie 46: sketch me a textured punch
Paper playtime 36: January's digi - anything goes (the sentiment is a Squigglefly digi)
Do you stack up 4: patterned paper
Fab n funky 57: delight in your digi
Totally Gorjuss 65: as you like it
Penny's 45: anything goes

Simply Oriental

In recognition of Chinese New Year on 3 February - it will be the year of the rabbit - this week's challenge on Daring Cardmakers is to produce something oriental or featuring a rabbit.

This is also for Stamp man 15 'oriental', Asian/Chinese New Year for My Sheri crafts 42 and Chinese new year - celebrate Asia for Sentimental Sundays (sorry the sentiment is tiny, but the love sentiment is there in Chinese and English text).

For this card I used a piece of textured paper from the DCWV Far East stack - I do love these papers, but haven't used any of them for quite some time, so I enjoyed making this card. Because the paper has so much already on it, it's not necessary to add much to it and it would detract from what's there already.

I used some PM oriental stamps that I bought a while ago and hadn't used up until now. I stamped The hanging lanterns on the left towards the top with tattered rose DI, which only just shows up, but is in keeping with the other pale pinky images already on the paper. I then stamped the tree in the bottom left corner and the symbol with the word love in the top right corner. The addition of a few coins finished the card.

I'm really tempted to add more, but it doesn't need it, so I'm leaving it as it is.

I'm also linking this for Flourishes timeless 102: add some kind of hardware (the coins)