Monday, February 7, 2022


Here's a valentine I made with a favorite stamp from my collection. This is Alfie, a stamp from Unity that I've treasured for years! I stamped the image with light grey ink, then colored him with Copics, adding a few darkened highlights with a marker pen. I used a MFT stitched circle die along with a Spellbinders scalloped circle die in darker blue to place Alfie on. I used some T.E. cloud stencils to create the sky along with Tumbled Glass distress ink; then added the Inky Antics (1999) sentiment. I finished the card with a few tiny glittered heart stickers I've had for ages!
This might be my favorite Valentine I've made this year so far.

I'll share this with the following challenges:

Critter Crazy Challenge Blog #59 = A/G featuring a critter

(Optional - My Fauna Valentine (include a critter)

Dies R Us Challenge #186 - Valentines/Love 
(Must use dies sold in their store) - Spellbinders

Love & Friendship

That's going to be it for me for today, but I hope your week is off to a good start, and thanks so much for stopping by!



crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card love cute Alfie
Carol x

Susan (rainy) said...

I can sure see why this stamp is so treasured. Just adorable. Beautifully colored/highlighted. And the stenciled clouds are perfect.

*Vicki* said...

Oh Carol, I can certainly see why you've kept this sweet little Alfie in your collection! He's just about as sweet as can be with that little heart! Really sweet card with those tiny little hearts floating in the air!

JD/ Jill said...

That is a sweet face...which made for a cute card.
Hope you are keeping warm too...and safe...Hugs, Jill

Claire said...

No wonder it's your favourite Valentine card so far, Alfie is just darling holding onto his love heart. I always love a sky full of beautiful clouds and the playful sentiment finishes your card perfectly x

Lindsey said...

Your Valentine mouse is so sweet! He does look perhaps a little lovelorn. ;) Great background, too, with the scattering of teeny hearts. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers for the Stencil Challenge!

Wendy said...

Adorable card, Carol! I can see why it's your favorite!

Donna said...

This is just adorable Carol!

Maria said...

What an adorable mouse! A beautiful sweet card, just so sweet and cute!!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Alfie is just a cutie and I understand why you treasure this stamp! Beautiful colouring! Love the light cloudy sky with the tiny sparkling hearts and that cute sentiment!!
Have a lovely week yourself, my friend! Hugs and good vibes from Italy!

Aquarius said...

Alfie is just adorable, a lovely Valentine card

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I love meeces, but this is the most adorable and wonderful I think I have seen, I can see why you've treasured it Carol. Love your card.
Faith x

Judy McKay said...

So sweet card. I love how you designed the card. Perfect. Thank you for joining us at A Place to Start this month. Hope you will join us again soon. Judy DT

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card, those colours together are so pretty....great combo.xx

Brenda in IN said...

This is adorable, no wonder it's your favorite! The dog we had when the boys were growing up was named Alfie so that name has a special place in my heart.

LeAnne said...

Such a CUTIE! He has the most winsome look on his face, he's adorable! Thanks for playing with our Paper Players challenge this week with this fun card!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the Critter Crazy challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

Witchcrafted Life said...

Heartwarmingly charming card with the loveliest, softest colours. They feel superbly at home as winter begins to gradually pass the reigns to spring.

Autumn Zenith ­čží Witchcrafted Life

Birgit said...

What a darling card! That little mouse would melt anyone's heart. Thanks for linking up to the DRU Challenge. Best of luck to you!

Doris Klein said...

What a super cute work!

Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Critter Crazy and good luck!

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Chana Malkah said...

Such a cute image and I love your presentation. Perfect project for our challenge this month!

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