Monday, 14 February 2011

Pear Tree Designs Challenge #36 Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day!  

So have we all been spoilt this morning??  

Well if not were going to spoil you rotten over at Pear Tree Designs with the most appropriate challenge here today! This week we would like to see all your valentines day cards! well what else would we be asking for today and the rest of the week???  We will be sponsored by

Well this is the card that I have made for the challenge, I will show you what I made for my husband later! Its my first attempt at the other things, so on with my card for this week.  

Ages and ages ago I received some stamped magnolia images (I actually forgot i had them!) and so I have decided to use one of them on my card for today, I feel its very appropriate! 

The card stock started life as plain white, as some of you will know last week I received my order from stampin' up,  I purchased the swirly sentiments set, so versatile, I cant wait to use it a bit more!  

  The ribbon is from my stash I think I brought it up at the craft shop that closed down recently (i brought it about a yr 18 mts ago!).  I decided to play cleaver and instead of wrapping it round I cut a slit in the card for it to go through.  As the sentiment is 'wrapped up with love' I felt making the card front look like a parcel was a good way forward, and so i tied the excess ribbon round and twisted it this way and that! 

I started stamping the white card stock with the sentiment that says 'sending you a little something wrapped in a whole lot of love', (I felt it was a good one to use!) in sepia ink and then used the good old SU dabbers to distress the background, I did end up doing the back of the card too!

Once I had coloured my little man, I decided to distress the edges of him too, just so he blended a bit more, but when i put him up to the card he just looked silly, so I ended up mounting him on some miri card, just to break it up a bit. 

For his skin tone, I used Sun-kissed pink and Blush, for his hair I used Cocoa, Shale and Caramel, His jumper I coloured with China Blue and Royal Blue, his trousers with Pine and Leaf Green and lastly his socks were coloured with Poppy and Cardinal red.

I then decided to stamp the sentiment in silver onto a piece of white card, distressed the edges, I then mounted this on with sticky pads! I just thought it made it a bit more obvious what the sentiment was! 

Ok so this last picture is just to make you laugh, it was very late in the evening when i took these photos, sometimes while I craft the cat sits with me, but not tonight,,,, she decided that she was going to display it for me! 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Ellephantastic Challenges - Distressing with a LOVE theme
One Stop Card Craft Challenge - Love is in the air

Pear Tree Designs have a Facebook Page too! Why not pop over and check it out??  

I hope you like it, if you have time please let me know what you think! 
thank you!



Ellephantastic said...

Fantastic card. I love all the distressing & that it looks like a parcel. Thank you for joining us this month. Hugs x

~Jeri~ said...

Great card and image! LOOVE the kitty!! How beautiful. She looks like a wonderful helper lol

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super I love the card and boy your cat looks great, thanks for joining in on Ellephatastic this month. My Friend Joanne has just started a crafting pets blog for us to share out Furry friends pics crafting with us, its
Hazel xox

Clare said...

Oh pickles what a beautiful extra furry girl you are!!! my two are exactly the same Trina, as soon as they hear the camera they are there!!!. Love your work hun and will pop by again real soon. Hugs Clare xxx

Joanne said...

I so want your kitten, Pickles. What a gorgeous little crafty pal you have there helping you make your stunning cards. Thanks for joining in the fun. Please pop back again next Monday.
hugs xx

Jill said...

Lovely work there and what a sweet kitten as well! Thanks for playing along at Ellephantastic this month. Jill

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Wonderful card, I love this edwin and you have showcased him brilliantly..Thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic this month..

Thistleblue said...

Very cute card, Thanks for taking part in this months Ellephantastic Challenge and best of luck!
Elle DT

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