Sunday 14 February 2010

Valentines Double Header

OMG where has the week gone? I've just realised it's been a whole week since my last post. I have not even been round much to comment, so I must apologise & I will be trying to rectify that over the next few days. I do have a couple of cards to show you today, both for Valenties Day. The first I made for my Dad to give my Mum & I used this weeks sketch & recipe at Crafts 4 Eternity where we want you to
1. use the sketch
2. use polka dots
3. use chipboard
I must ring my Mum to see if she likes her card. I've left it entirely up to my Dad to add the sentiment, but I think the image should pave the way for him quite nicely!

There is not really too much to tell you about the card. My Mum/bombshell is coloured with distress inks & the DPs are Crate Paper. The heart was a blank chipboard shape I covered in paper & inked round the edges to neaten it up.

Exciting things are afoot at C4E. Michele is offering a gorgeous mini card kit for our winner this week. We still have our lovely GDT member Sandra sharing her fabulous creations & this week welcome the equally wonderfully talented Keeley into the fold. I hope you will join in with the fun this week & check out their work & that of my other brilliant DT colleagues.

My second card is the one I made for my dear Hubby. I used a Mo Manning digi image to show what we will look like in another 30-40years time together! I think the idea might be a bit daunting for him. You get less for murder, LOL!!

I coloured the image with Promarkers & am entering this at Papertake Weekly as I have used their fabulous sketch for my layout. At Creative Inspirations this week they have asked us to use leftovers. My DPs are Basic Grey Blush that I have had for ages & I am still using them up. But that's OK because I really like them! The heart pins, conversely, are brand new from one of my favourite shops, Quixotic Paperie. Where Elaine always offers great service.

There are a few more romantic challenges where this also fits the bill. At Simon Says Stamp, they are asking 'What's Love got to do with It?' Well, everything if you ask me! Seeing as I made this card 'In the Name of Love' I'm entering it at Cute Card Thursday too!
At Lili of the Valley, the theme is Valentines. I could enter both these cards in there!
My colour scheme is based on the yummy colour pallette of red, white, pink & chocolate
at Colour Create this fortnight. They are celebrating their birthday. Congratulations girls, thank you so much for the fab inspiration over the last 12 months. Long may it continue!!
I don't think I've ever entered so many challenges at once, & if you've stuck with me this far you deserve a medal! Thanks so much for looking & whatever you are up to on this beautiful day I hope you have fun.
Big Valentines Hugs,
Andie xx


Dena said...

Hello there friend! Both are too cute and clever. I'm sure your Mom will love that card. Who wouldn't want to be called a "Bombshell" huh? The second on is colored so pretty, what a great job you did! I love it!
Have a wonderful Valentines Day!
Hugs, Dena

Renkata said...

wow such beautiful cards have you made.
I love your colouring and details.

pinky said...

Andie I love both your cards, bet your Mum will be good to your dad all day long lol. Hope your hubby is still standing after getting this one lol, believe me its not funny when you get nearer and nearer to looking like this lol.

Unknown said...

Hi Andie
Love the new look on the blog,
2 gorgeous cards I'm sure your mum will love it, just love the 2nd that image is fantastic,
Chris x

Dawny P said...

Oh these are just adorable. I love the images and colours you used and it's a fab take on the sketch. Thank you for joining us over at PTW, hugs, Dawny xxx

Cheryl said...

OMG Andie these are both fantastic,you know I love Bombshell images,but I haven't used them in a while.....must get them out!!! I am sure your mum loved it!! Love the Mo card,your colouring is nothing short of spectacular!!
Hope you are having a woderful Valentines Day!!
Hugs xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Isn't amazing what you can make out of leftovers? Love both of your crds! Great job on this challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations this week!

Kylie said...

Wow, these are fantastic cards. I'm sure your Dad would have loved giving the bombshell card to your Mum! Just love Mo Manning's images. Must do more!
Good luck with all your challlenges.

Kylie ox

Aunty Sue said...

just love mo's images and you have done this proud thanks for joining us this week at creative inspirations.

having a {me} day said...

Hi Andie, thank you for the plug. Your work is fabulous! I love your first card, your mother will love it I'm sure. Your second card is just gorgeous, the colouring is amazing! I look forward to seeing more of your work. Have a lovely week. keeleyxx

debby4000 said...

Oh what wonderful cards Andie.

michele said...

beautiful card Andie! love the images! hugs xx

Sandra P said...

Andie, these are just amazing! Your right, the image on your mums card will pave a GREAT

Great take on the challenge this week and thank you kindly for the mention ;-)

Sandra P

Jackie Thomas said...

Fab cards Andie. You did an amazing job with them. I have an award for you over on my blog. xo Jackie

Mina said...

two fabulous cards Andie, I love the first image shes beautiful and you Mo's image colouring is stunning...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge and dont forget to join in with my Colour Create candy the link is at the top of my blog
Mina xxx