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
  • ¬†


    Inspirational card, Love messages ~ cards

    Love Message 3 ~ nothing short of my everything !

    What a cute sketch and since I am in all that “lovey dovey” mood, I wanted to keep this card all lovey too. A very cute porcupine with a super cute sponge filled fabric polka dot heart, and a heart warming message saying ” your nothing short of my everything” Wow ! How does the recepient respond when he/she receives such a card. I’d be all in tears … but thats just me ! An emotional fool, crying at happy endings and heart ‘burns’ ūüėČ I have used tiny metal hearts with Love engraved on them, after a very long time and I think, they fit perfectly.

    Ok, so this challenge comes from :

    and you’ll be amazed at the kind of fantastic cards the DT came up with for this challenges. Wow, a¬†very creative bunch of gals !

    Ok so here’s my card :


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    Here’s the sketch :

    Challenges, Love messages ~ cards

    Love Message 2~key to my heart.

    In all honesty, when I started out with trying to figure out this challenging sketch, I thought, I may not be able to do justice to the sketch, but somehow, amazingly I am pleased with the end result. Why ?

    This card is entering two challenges:

    1:friday mashup : valentines, heart card, with colors : red or/and pink/peachish or/and or pastel yellow or/and blue.

    2: stamping 411. The sketch.

    So the sketch is from stamping 411 and the color,elements, theme are for Friday Mashup.

    Shirley at Friday Mashup has a special liking for ‘Penguin’ so I have used the penguin digi image to rest my Heart on !

    I hope you like this card to :

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    Love that simple yet intimate message : ‘You hold the key to my heart’

    You can find both the sites below :