Monday, February 11, 2013

Four Challenges for Love

Hello and a very happy Monday! I combined several challenges to make a card and it all started with this great sketch from CAS(E) this sketch#14.

This is what I began with, but after I finished it, I realized I centered the elements, and the sketch clearly shows them to the bottom. Ok scratch this and back to the drawing board.

I made a 2nd card and placed the elements to the bottom, but after I finished it, I just wasn't happy with it for some reason, so back to the craft table for one more try!

Once I decided to go with a blue heart and add some embossing and rounded corners, I was finally happy with my card! YAY! This is not only for the CAS(E) this sketch #14, but I'm also entering it into the following three challenges...

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge #146 to make a card with a "love" theme.
Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground #59 to use leftover snippets from a project
                                           (that tiny strip of polka dot dsp is my snippet)
CAS-ual Fridays CFC89  to use Love Song Inspiration

The inspiration for my card came from that great old tune by the Climax Blues Band called "I Love You." I never get tired of hearing that song!

That's going to do it for me, but I wish you all a great Monday, and thanks so much for stopping by!


card 1
stamps - MFP Susans for Encouragement
paper- white, pink, red card stock, Bo Bunny Crush dsp
ink - versafine onyx black
accessories - MB precious hearts die lg & small, SU! framelit heart die

card 2
stamps - MFP Susans for Encouragement
paper - neenah kraft, pink, red, Bo Bunny Crazy Love
ink - early espresso
accessories - MB precious hearts die lg & small, SU! framelit heart die, Pizzazz Aplenty chocolate pearls

card 3
stamps - MFP Susans for Encouragement
papers - neenah kraft, black, pacific point, very vanilla, strip of dsp (unknown)
ink - versafine onyx black
accessories - MB precious hearts die lg & small, SU! framelit heart die, Hero Arts chevron ef


scrappymo! said...

Three cards! You are well caught up for Valentines Day. I love the middle one but think they are all lovely!

Benzi said...

I'm happy with all three but I guess you know what you like. :-) I do like the idea of the blue heart...very pretty cards!!!

jimlynn said...

Well, let's see......I really like that first one - then the second I like even more - and now on to the third one........FABULOUS!!! Love the blue heart on this.

LeAnne said...

Love them've been a busy stamper! The blue-hearted one sings to me fun!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Carol. Love those hearts... great color combo. (PS: you are the winner of my Craft Project Central blog candy. Please e-mail me.)

Janice M said...

Great cards Carol! I have to say i think the 2nd one is my fav....Love the Kraft and Pink combo!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love that bold pop of blue - a great take on non-traditional valentine colours! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's CAS(E) This Sketch!

Di said...

Three beauties Carol - I think the third one is my fave, and love the snippet :) Hugs, Di xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Your drawing board is such a great place! I love all of the cards, today and always. Great job!

Winnie and Patty said...

Beautiful Valentine cards! Love them all! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

Dixie Cochran said...

These are great cards, and I sure did enjoy reading about your design process.

JD said...

All great cards!

Christina said...

Three beautiful cards! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW - three pretty LOVE cards . . . very industrious of you! All terrific too.

Sarn xxx

Wendy said...

I love all 3 cards, Carol! Each has a different look and feel to it! Each very special too! Fabulous job!!! :)

Pat Garvin said...

Great sketch. Very cute. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Jen W. said...

These are adorable! Love those hanging hearts! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

Bubbles said...

I do love all 3 cards... but using a flash of unexpected blue colour for the third makes this card look stunning!
Just popping over from Pixies Crafty Snippets :)
Bubbles #21

Anonymous said...

That hanging heart on all three is just brilliant ... love the colours on your final version ... the blue is so vibrant! Anita in France :)

Angie Tieman said...

What a great collection of cards! I love the blue heart and chevron texture too! TFS the link to the song, I remember it well! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Irene said...

I love all three cards, but my favourite is the blue and white one.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Anyway you slice it and lay it down, these cards are all so sweet, Carol! The middle one is my favey fave!!

Cathy said...

Very pretty cards, I love the blue heart :)