Gate Fold Card, Love messages ~ cards

Passion Tree

Hello Girls !! And how have you’ll been ? I¬†just saw The Tourist and felt so disappointed. One expects alot more from Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp ūüė¶¬† He being one of my favorite actors. Thats also probably becoz I am so accustomed to watching him play very escentric characters what from scissor hands, chocolate factory, pirates of caribean¬† and so many more which arent acting up on the mind just now ! Seeing him as a normal everyday man was, perhaps unusual !

Another thing, You know, I am not exactly your net savvy bug, I just¬†get by around here.¬† However, I really¬†wish I could also upload one of those “Live Traffic Feeds”¬†so that I know where my visitors are from. Oh and I have tried to upload the code but¬†everytime I paste the code in my widget in wordpress, when I view the updated profile, it shows the same code rather than being translated into the¬†image !!¬† Thats exactly what happens when I paste one of ’em blog candies pictures too ! Nothing¬† !!¬†Thats what¬†happens¬†~ Nothing ūüôā¬† I’m sure, I’m goofing up somewhere. Problem is most of my visitors are from blogspot and not wordpress so most of ’em really dont know how wordpress works. So if any of you’ll have an idea on wordpress, please………… ¬†I’m all ears ūüôā

Ok so lets get on with the card, shall we¬† ?¬† My card today is a gate fold, love sentiment card.¬† Relatively simple. Stunning pattern paper !! Dont you just love the colors and patterns of this paper¬†? Both the stamps used are digital stamps. That tree¬†has become my absolute favorite and is being used¬†for the first time.¬†¬†The diecut blue base for the¬†tree is handmade paper embossed. It has this shiney texture to¬†it, I¬†hope it is visible in the close up pics. ¬†3 Metal heart embellishments and thats it. I did’nt want to clutter it with, the “men-theme” in mind.¬† Naturally, this¬†card can be given to men as well as ladies. Such a simple but REAL¬†sentiment. And raise your hands, how many of us feel this sentiment ??? My hands already up ūüôā¬† ~ DH is really an awesome guy ūüôā¬† (who pays generously for all my craft toys ūüôā¬† )

I’ll leave you with that thought and this card :-

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Did you notice Pepper my tabby,¬†basking in the afternoon sun ? Not a care in the world !! I did not edit this pic deliberately so you could see him. He is the youngest of he children ūüôā¬†

Here are some of the challenges, this card enters :

Sketch : Stampin moments 


  • Stars and Stamps Midweek Throwdown¬†– any occasion (no glitter!)
  • Crafty Creations –¬† in the garden
  • Cards For Men (2W) –¬†MASCULINE¬†and a Recipe: 1 Image, 2 Design Papers, 3 Embellishments (either 3 the same or 3 different)
  • Craft Your Passion – Male card or project
  • Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (2nd MON) – Spring
  • Incy Wincy Designs – use punches or dies
  • Karens Doodles (1E) – Masculine
  • Squigglefly – Digital Delights (use something starting with D)~ diecut.
  • Ooh La La Creations (2W) – Pink, pink and more Pink
  • Creative Cowgirls (2W, 2E) –¬†Hearts
  • ¬†I Did It Creations – Anything Goes¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • ¬†Scrappy Frogs (3W) – Love
  • Cupcake Inspirations – Photo inspiration
  • Stacey’s Stamping Stage –¬†Colour
  • 2 Sisters – Embossing
  • Allsorts – Inspired by nature
  • Bee Crafty (M) – DIGI and Hearts (freebie available
  • Crafty Calendar (M, 1E) – Love
  • Crazy 4 Challenges (JFF) – Use dies
  • Creative Inspirations – (2W) Distress
  • Ellephantastic (M, 1E) – Distressing, with a Love theme
  • ECP Challenges (2W) – Something for the boys
  • Little Claire’s (M) Anything Goes
  • Gem Of A Challenge (2W) – Buttons, brads, beads, bows
  • Twisted Sketches – Heart
  • Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days Challenge¬†– (2W, 2E, SIO) – distress it
  • Crafty Ann’s¬†– (2W, SIO) – love is all around
  • Crafty Catz – (1E) –¬†one for the men/boys
  • Guylou’s Inimitability¬†– (2W, SIO) – anything goes
  • Stamp Man – (2W, 1E/craft type) ‚Äď hearts
  • Totally Papercrafts – use a digi
  • Off the Wall Craftiness¬†– (3E, SIO) – picture inspiration
  • Forgotten Scraps¬†– (2W, 1E, SIO) – Spring or flowers
  • Drunken Stampers – Use a Die Cut
  • Cute Card Thursday – Shiny, Happy
  • Whoopsi Daisy– Free and Easy
  • Digital Tuesday – Use a Die Cut
  • Simply Create – Bright
  • Shelly’s Images – Terrically Thrilling Thursday – Anything Goes
  • Paper Crafting Journey – Anything Goes*
  • Digi Doodle Shop – Anything Goes
  • ¬†


    Challenges, Friendship cards, Love messages ~ cards

    Sweet Cupcake.

    I think, with this card, I decided to distance myself from my comfort zone of¬† “PINK” and venture into very unknown territories namely loud dashing colors !! I have made a deliberate effort at using this loud¬†pattern paper¬†here becoz the sketch¬†is one where one can really show off the pattern. Like I always say, clean and simple is what I enjoy the most. Ofcourse¬†the experience was a¬†real fun one.

    Right from the time I was in school and when most of us gals used to exchange cards or tiny gifts, (sometimes even fancy erasers ūüôā I’ve ¬†really never believed in waiting for one particular day to express my love and affection for my husband, best friend, sister or neighbour etc. We can leave a small mark of love with¬†so many gestures, each day of the¬†year.¬†Hence I¬†do not make specific Valentines card but affection, intimate and love cards, with short and crisp messages. Afterall who has the time to¬†read paragraphs¬†and essays !! (including my own husband ūüė¶¬†¬† )¬† Two lines to say exactly what I am feeling and when I am feeling it.

     The cupcake is stamped while the sentiment is digi stamp embellished with two brads and completed with a ribbon. Voila !!

    Before you move on to viewing the card, I’d like to thank all of you’ll who visit me and leave so much love behind in form of your lovely heartfelt comments. Thank you so much for all the encouragement.

    And here’s the card :

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    The sketch comes from :

  • Allsorts – It’s all about the sentiment
  • Crafty Calendar (M, 1E) – Love
  • Crafty Emma – Cute & Cuddly
  • ECP Challenges 2W – Love
  • Little Claire’s (M) Anything Goes
  • One Stop Craft – Love is in the air
  • Stamp, Scrap & Doodle (2W) – Love is in the air
  • Totally Gorjuss – Love
  • Wee memories – Life/Living, Funny or Love themes
  • Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days Challenge¬†– (2W, 2E, SIO) – romance
  • Card Makin’ Mamas¬†– (2W, 2E) – valentine
  • Crafty Ann’s¬†– (2W, SIO) – love is all around
  • Crafty Catz – (1E) –¬†Valentine’s/Love
  • Polkadoodle¬†– (C10) – that’s amore
  • Sew Many Cards¬†– (SIO) – Valentine
  • Simply Create¬†– (2W) – bold & bright
  • Stamp Something¬†–¬†something for your Valentine
  • Stampin For The¬†Weekend – (2W, 1E) ‚Äď Valentine’s Day
  • Stampin With The Dragon – (2W) ‚Ästanything goes
  • Totally Papercrafts – clean & simple
  • C.R.A.F.T. –¬†Valentine’s
  • Crafty Purple Frog¬†– (2W, SIO) – Valentine’s Day/romance
  • Crafty Sentiments – (1E, SIO) – Valentine’s/Love
  • Create with Connie & Mary¬†– (2E) – COLOUR (red, pink, blue, green – see below)
  • Do You Stack Up?¬†– (3E, SIO) – ribbon
  • Paper Crafting Journey – (2W, 1E) –¬†love is in the air
  • Paper Romance – (SIO) – clean & simple Valentine card
  • Pixie Dust Studio¬†– (SIO) – be my Valentine
  • Rainbow Lady’s – it’s all about love
  • Creative Card Crew – for a loved one
  • Scrapbook Sisters – my Valentine
  • The Paper Variety – (1E) – cupcakes
  • Tiffany Doodles – (2W) – Valentine’s
  • A Spoonful Of Sugar – (1E) – show some love
  • Bearly Mine¬†– (2W, 1E, SIR) –¬†for men & boys
  • Digital Tuesday – (must use digi)¬†– from the heart/Valentines
  • Everybody-Art-Challenge – Valentine
  • Karen’s Doodles Netherlands¬†– (1E, SIO) – Valentine
  • Tiddly Inks – (SIR) – love is in the air
  • Top Tip Tuesday – (3E) – frame it
  • Sukkersott
  • Friendship cards, Love messages ~ cards

    Hold that Key. . . .

    Holly Molly !! Did I enjoy this card or what !!!! I completly felt ‘¬†myself ‘ ¬†with this card.¬† Made it I would want it for me¬†!¬†¬† I wanted something colorful, something flowery, and something which showed the dozens of fabric hearts that¬†sleep in my craft studio ūüôā

    This is a typically girlie girlie card. Lots of pink strips and polka dot pinks against a blue card base.  Now that the desk is feeling alittle organized, I can easily fetch the punches, scallops, and corner punches so I have been using them in almost all the cards. This ribbon is one of my favorites.  All the pink fabric hearts are different designs but the flower buttons are all similar. They rest on a square velet dark pink handmade paper which is square punched. The sentiment is a digital stamp which has a metallic key hanging underneath.

    I just so love this card.  It is ideal for framing as well as I will show in another post.

    The gorgeous sketch comes from :Inkspirations sketch
    ¬†Taddddaaaa………….. ¬†and here’s the card :

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    Here’s the list of the other challenges, this card enters :
  • Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (2nd MON) – Love is in the air
  • CD Sunday (JFF) -Love is in the air
  • Cheerful Stamp Pad – Be my valentine
  • Corrosive Challenges¬† (2E) –¬†Button it up
  • Creative Cowgirls (2W, 2E) –¬†Love is in the air
  • Creative Inspirations Paint (1E) – Love
  • Craft Your Days Away¬†(2W)¬†– Love
  • Crafty Emma – Bold & Bright
  • Crafty Catz – (1E) –¬†flowers
  • Crafty Purple Frog¬†– (2W, SIO) – distressing
  • Charisma Cardz – (3E) ‚ÄstValentine/love
  • Creative Belli (2nd week) – anything beginning with “P”
  • Do You Stack Up?¬†– (3E, SIO) – patterned paper
  • Delightful Challenges – (SIO) – include a heart on your project
  • Delicious Doodles – spots or stripes
  • Dutch Dare Card Challenge¬†– (2E) – 3 patterned papers, 3 flowers, 3 sparkly things, 1 ribbon
  • Fairy Fun Fridays¬†¬†(2W, SIO) ‚Äď for a sweetheart
  • Fab ‘n’ Funky – use a digi
  • Fairy Knoll¬†– (2E) – flowers
  • Mami Doodles¬†– (2W, SIO) ‚Äď magic of love
  • Simply Create¬†– (2W) – give your heart away
  • Meljens Designs – (SIO) – create something with hearts
  • Marks Finest Papers – Valentine Card
  • Rubber Cafe¬†– (SIO) – sparkle & glitter
  • Sisterhood of Crafters(2 weeks) –¬†anything goes
  • Stampavie and More – love
  • ¬†Totally Gorjuss – As you like it
  • Stamp, Scrap & Doodle (2W) – get punchy
  • Sassy Studio Designs – (SIO) – 3 embellishments, 2 patterned papers, 1 ribbon
  • Some Odd Girl – (2W, SIO) ‚Äď scallops galore
  • Stampin’ B’s – song as your inspiration: A woman’s heart: Chris de burgh. (u guessed it ~ Major fan of CDB ūüôā
  • The Outlawz – Prisma & Other Mediums¬†– (no Copics) – love
  • Paper Sundaes (3E) – Valentines
  • Penny’s Paper-Crafty (2nd week) ‚Äď anything goes
  • Lexis Creations – Valentine
  • Aud Sentiments – Love theme
  • Stamping Vacation – Occasions Oasis (Valentines)
  • Really Reasonable Ribbon – pink, red and white.
  • Creatalicious -Love and Ribbon
  • PIO – Punch it!
  • Karber Weekly – something old
  • A Spoonfull of Sugar ‚Äď Photo inspiration.
  • Whoopsie Daisy ‚Äď anyshape but square
  • city crafter¬†~ all you need is love
  • PaperPlay¬†– Layer it Up
  • scrap creations¬†~ friendship
  • Tuesday Taggers¬†~¬†feel the lurve
  • KB Cute monday – Use Hearts
  • ¬†

    I’ll wait to know how you felt about this card. ūüôā

    Love messages ~ cards

    Love Message 4~ with all my heart.

    One Card ~ 4 challenges !! wow. thats a first for me ūüôā

    ‘I love you with all my heart’ is¬†a free digi stamp. I know I should start owing up to the¬†digi making blogs owners that really help the likes of me, with all their goody freebies. So from¬†today, I¬†am going to try and find those lovely invisible friends who have so generously donated their digi stamps to us.¬† I’d really like for them to know how grateful I am for their gorgeous images and fantastic talent. Perhaps I will make a seperate post to name some of their sites once I have located them.

    This card is entering 4 card challenges:


    2)  ~~ valentine theme with hearts and red/pink/blue/yellow colors.

    3) ~~ newest/neglected elements/paper.

    Playing with Polka dots is fun but can be challenging especially if its red, which in many cases, it is generally. I have used two cute glittery hearts which I have had for long but used it twice today!  a satin checkered ribbon which has been lying around my stash like forever , and an embossed green base for the sentiment oval. All in all, did not want to experiment much becoz I wished the focus to remain on the sentiment and beside which the polka dots are very dominating in the entire card. So Voila ! 

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    The sketch from Crafters Companion is:


     Shirley is looking for some valentine themed heart cards with the following colors on them.

    Challenges, Love messages ~ cards

    Love Message 1~my heart led me to you.

    This card enters two sketch challenges :

    1)¬† From Lucy’s at Hedgehogs and lady birds. She’s hosting a challenge each day and I think What I really liked most is the simplicity of the sketch and the message it spoke of .

    2) Shirley at Friday Mashup would like to see some valentine themed cards with Colors in red/pinkor peachish/blue/pastel yellow.

    So here’s my take :

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    here’s the sketch :

    Microsoft Word - Sketches