Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Valentine

This is my first valentine for 2011. I used this adorable puppy image from Karen's Doodles called I Didn't Do It! The sketch that I used is from this week's challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs. I created my card using brandy wine, mauve ice, vintage pink and white cardstock. The base of my card is vintage pink that is backed in white and then again in brandy wine. I added crystal stickles to the white cardstock. I then cut 2 strips of mauve ice and added it to white. On the white cardstock I punched a border on both the top and the bottom using a lace heart border punch from Martha Stewart Crafts. I left a thin strip of white between the two pieces of mauve ice and added crystal stickles to it. I then added a strip of wine & white dotted ribbon to the top and bottom to hide the seam of where the mauve ice and white meet.

I colored the image using crayola and prisma colored pencils. I backed the image in brandy wine and then in white and added crystal stickles to the white. I also added crystal stickles to the collar to look like gems. I added a pink paper flower backed in a green paper flower. I used the green paper flower as the leaves and added a pink rhinestone to the center of the flower. Then I added some crystal stickles to the pink flower and finished off my card by adding 3 pink rhinestones to the right side of the card. I added all the glitter and rhinestones for the all that glitters challenge at Karen's Doodles and the sparkle and shine challenge at Bunny Zoes.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Kaboodle Doodles: Anything Goes

Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

Fab N Funky: Anything Goes

The Pixie Cottage: Punches

Wags N Whiskers: Valentines

Stamp Something: Digi Day

Craft Your Days Away: Anything Goes

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: Tons Of Texture

Sundays With Crissy: Ribbons

Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central: Flower Power (item from store: Stickles & Martha Stewart Border Punches)

~ Supplies Used ~
Karen's Doodles I Didn't Do It! Digital Stamp
White Cardstock
Bazzill Basics Brandy Wine Cardstock
Bazzill Basics Mauve Ice Cardstock
Bazzill Basics Vintage Pink Cardstock
Stickles ~ Crystal
Queen & Company Pretty In Pink Rhinestones
Martha Stewart Lace Heart Border Punch
Oriental Trading Company Pink Paper Flower
Oriental Trading Company Green Paper Flower
Wine & White Dotted Ribbon
Crayola Colored Pencils
Prisma Colored Pencils


Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

This is an adorable card, just love how you used the border punch. Thank you for joining us at Fresh Brewed Challenges.

GAscrappnGramma said...

Cute digi but with a very beautiful finish. Love how you tied it all together! Great job.

Sandy Hulsart said...

Mary, this is just too cute. Love the heart borders and you have colored Karen's naughty puppy so sweetly. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Karen's Doodles Challenge blog.

Stamping Seasons said...

SO sweet! Love this puppy image.
Thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles this week. Would love to see you back again.

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, gorgeous card Mary.

Curlybear said...

This is so adorable and your colouring is stunning and I love the borders, lots of lovely textures,
thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 116: Tons Of Texture,
Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Dot-scrap said...

Hi Mary.
Oh I just love your card. The punched heart borders are so wonderful and so are your coloring.
Thank you so much for joining the fun at Karens Doodles challenge blog this week.
Good luck.
Dorte aka dot-scrap

joey said...

Hi Mary

a beautiful card, lovely image beautifully coloured, thanks for joining us at karens doodles

Joey xx

Suzi said...

This is so so cute. Love the image and your design. Thank you so much for joining us at The Pixie Cottage with your lovely creation.
Suzi x

Heather said...

What a delightful mixture of beauty and fun!!! Darling image, beautiful papers and punches, and just the perfect amount of sparkle!

Thanks for getting sketchy with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges!

Katie said...

What an adorable card, great use of the border punch!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Sadilla said...

What a pretty card you made! I like the colours, and the punched edge is very smart...
thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage!

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous and what a fab image.Thanks for sharing this with us at

Cindy2 said...

Another winner - they just keep getting cuter. We love it that you've shared at the SSCC 'flowers' challenge. C2

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Beautiful card

Thanks for joining us on Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge :)

Hugs Jane x

artish said...

oh the things that inspire artists! i have a digi @ pixie cottage called 'got feathers'...our pup attacked a bed full of pillows! :)
your card is oh so sweet. thank you for sharing at the pixie cottage!!

Nanda said...

Very sweet card. I like the image you used. Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge.

karen said...

Fabulous card, love that cute image, thanks for joining us over at fab n funky this week, karen

Saskia said...

So cute! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges with this lovely card!

Saskia :)

Anonymous said...

I really adore your fabulously sweet image!! :) Fun coloring too!! Thanks for joining with us again at Stamp Something!!HUGS

Mel X said...

Fabulous. Love the design and super cute image, one of my fav from Karen.

Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter. Good luck.

Mel X

Helen said...

Awww....such a cute card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Lisa said...

One of my fav images! Super cute card! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!