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 🙂 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 😦   )  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) – Valentine’s Day
  • Stampin With The Dragon – (2W) – anything 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
  • Love messages ~ cards

    Love Message 4~ with all my heart.

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

    ‘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:

    1)  http://ccmonthlychallenge.blogspot.com/2011/01/challenge-8.html

    2) http://fridaymashup.blogspot.com/2010/12/mashup-25-sweet-on-hearts.html  ~~ valentine theme with hearts and red/pink/blue/yellow colors.

    3) http://sketchandstashchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/01/sketch-n-stash-challenge-52.html ~~ 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:

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     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 . http://hedgehogsandladybirds.blogspot.com/2010/12/sketch-week-day-1.html

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

    http://fridaymashup.blogspot.com/2010/12/mashup-25-sweet-on-hearts.html

    So here’s my take :

    http://www.doodlebuddies.wordpress.com

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    here’s the sketch :

    Microsoft Word - Sketches