Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Hearts, Stripes, and Spots

We're house bound today with icy conditions outside, so I'm parked at my craft table making cards again. I'm not complaining because I'm VERY grateful that we haven't lost power! I pulled out this overlooked HM stamp along with some Echo Park & Bo Bunny papers and put together a little Valentine card. The larger panel is a journaling card that I've had forever, and just couldn't figure out how to use it...until today. I realized that this image would fit nicely on it, so I added a mat of dsp that matches the horizontal border, along with some black cardstock and ribbon and called this one done. The background embossing was done with a Darice ef.

I'm entering this into the following 3 challenges:

HMFMC162 - "Love" themed card
Shopping our Stash #137 - Love or Valentine's day (stash item is the                                                   journaling card)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Have a heart on your creation

This one was made for the Cards4Guyz#4 challenge to use Spots and Stripes. This Bo Bunny Liberty paper worked perfectly for the challenge. I punched stars with a Punch-Bunch and SU! punches, and die cut one with a Sizzix die, crimping and adding a star brad. The sentiment is from Hero Arts done in navy blue. The red gems are stickers from my stash I've been trying to use up!

Last but not least is my card for the Tuesday Morning Sketch #235. I used this adorable PB image, coloring with Copics and adding remnants of dsp from Echo Park and Bo Bunny. The sentiment is from SNSS layered on SU word window and fancy label punches.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day in spite of the weather!



JD/ Jill said...

Carol, they're all nicely done cards...but the last one is my favorite it's such a sweet image.

Glad you still have electric...I was brother who lives near the mall is out of electric for several hours now, and so is one Thursday night crafting buddy...I know you know where she lives...out of electric since this morning.

jimlynn said...

Three fantastic cards!!! You've been very busy! Love the little HM one of course - cute little guy! The stars and stripes - wonderful!! Last but not least, another cutie! Great cards!

So glad you didn't lose power! Very scary situation with all the snow and ice y'all are having!


Benzi said...

Your House Mouse and Penny Black cards are so adorable. Love those images and how you've put them together.

I love the one with the Libery paper, too. It's so awesome with those stars and stripes

Irish Cherokee said...

Well Carol, we both survived so far with just a few aches and pains.

You did a slam bang job on these cards. Jill likes the last one and I'm partial to the first one. All three are cute.

I'd say hugs but that hurts too much right now. Blessings.

Donna Hanley said...

I'm also glad you didn't lose power. We haven't either as of yet. Three marvelous cards. I love the House Mouse card with those beautiful papers. The black ribbon against the pink is just stunning. Your second card is an ideal guy card. Whoever gets this one with know he is a star. Your third card with those precious PB cuties is such a sweet card. I love the papers and colors you used on this one. A lot of challenges benefited from your snow day today as did a lot of us friends. Have a good night my friend.

America said...

WOW- you are on a roll with clean and crisp lovely cards. Especially like the House-Mouse one with the bright pinks and those fab DPS. Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Good Luck to you and please come join us again next week. :)

Shaz Earl said...

Fabulous card! if you love using these cute images you might like to join us over at
Shaz x

Leslie Hanna said...

All three are lovely! I like how you've used the DSP on the first card, and great job using that journaling card!

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Beautiful card Carol! Love your collection of hearts embossing folders! TFS

Janice said...

Love the color combo and the spots on the stars. Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Guys!

Debbie said...

These are all wonderful!! I love the embossing on the first one! Gotta find that EF!! (Embossing is my thing!!!) Such cute lovey dovey mice!!
Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Kris B said...

All your cards are wonderful! What a great way to spend a snow day! Such a cute image for a Valentine card! Wonderful take on this weeks sketch! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

debby4000 said...

Adorable, beautiful selections of cards.

Heather said...

Hi Carol, fabulous cards, I love the CAS style of your cute little HM image. The embossed background is gorgeous and such fabulous colours and papers!!!

Thanks so much for playing along with House Mouse & Friends and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Heather xx

Sue said...

Carol, you have been a busy lady. Three gorgeous cards. Your house mouse entry is wonderful. Love that color combo and the simplicity of the card. Man card is great and your other valentine mice are adorable. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Melissa Craig said...

Fabulous cards Carol! Thank you so for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

MaryH said...

You were certainly very productive & creative during your ice-bound day. Glad you stayed safely inside in the warmth (and that you _HAD_ warmth & power) and made some lovelies to share with your readers. All 3 are just wonderful, and I can't pick a favorite on this post! TFS & Hugs

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Well! You certainly have used your time well being snowed in. Look at all these wonderful creations! I love the sweet little House Mouse and that pink paper with the white lacy ribbon look to it. That's the mouse I was hoping to get at Hobby Lobby. I really, really like the stars and strips and spots card. It is a good masculine card for sure! The sweet Penny Black is a winner too. WOW! Go You!

JayBe said...

Great male themed card - love the little spotty star. Thanx for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guys.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Carol :-) all of them are fabulous and I especially love your House Mouse one ;-)

thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges
Lols x x x

Janet McLaughlin said...

Beautiful card...that embossing folder is awesome!

Kimbo said...

A great set of cards. I love the cute little mice and the spots and stripes one is just perfect for our challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz x

Christine said...

Hi Carol aww this sweet image is perfect for the Love theme chall, great CAS design & love the heart e/bossing folder very creative lovely work.

Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse & Friends Mon. chall

smiles Christine xx