Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Valentine Hugs

Hello everyone!  I've been  a crafting fool in the last three days:  these hands of mine made 8 cards.  Eight!  That's pretty amazing, 'cause I thought my creative mojo left town.  I just haven't felt 'myself' for a while.  Some days I wanted to get crafty but didn't have the time; some days I had the time but no desire.  I'll take it when I can get it.  :-)

Here's a Valentine to show --


It started with the pretty row-of-hearts sticker from K & Co., and grew from there.  I chose two papers from K & Co.'s Madeline paper pad to coordinate with the sticker and put on a few goodies to dress it up: half a die cut (Amira Flourish by Memory Box), a little tag with the word 'hugs' from Inspired By Stamping's Little Phrases II, some sheer pink ribbon and natural twine, and a few pearls.


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I'll be sure to come back here and share more cards soon.  Thank you SO much for your visit today!

Hugs,



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Little Phrases II - Inspired By Stamping
Paper: white - PTI; Crumb Cake - SU; Madeline - K & Co.
Ink: Frayed Burlap - Ranger; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: sheer pink ribbon - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; twine - Creative Impressions
Other: pearls; Scalloped Tag punch - Martha Stewart; heart sticker - K & Co.; Amira Flourish die - Memory Box

38 comments:

Julie Ranae said...

Oh Col....this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

Annette said...

what a sweet card..I love those hearts...

Romantyczka said...

niesamowicie piękna praca, napatrzeć się nie mogę, brawo!!

Sindhu said...

This is awesome..very beautiful... Love the greens on your card...simple yet elegant...

Lisa said...

How PRETTY! Love those lovely little hearts all lined up, very romantic!

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful, Colleen...love the softness of this card and the subtle pastel colors...great job!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so beautiful, love the dp and the fabulous design

Vicki Dutcher said...

Isn't it fun when ideas strike! Good for you.

Jennifer said...

Lovely card! Hug to you too =) so happy you found the time and creativity to knock out 8 cards!

Pooja said...

Wow! Its gorgeous !

~Tammy~ said...

Super sweet love the row of hearts!

Jessi Fogan said...

You & me both! Either no time or no mojo - now I'm hoping for a crafty stretch. It's about time already :)
I love the embellishment cluster you made, with the swirls and twine and ribbon and tag! So many simple little items coming together beautifully!

KC Inspired said...

Love the row of hearts and your little sentiment with the flourish & ribbon! Great card.

Emily Keaton said...

So gorgeous, Colleen! That lovely color combo is so fresh and springy for V-day! Sweet and romantic, all in one. :)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous Colleen ! Love the little hearts, the colours and your pretty bow ! Great design and welcome back to your creative MoJo! I think all of us wonder why it leaves us sometimes. Happy creating ! Shirleyx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwwww! This is GORGEOUS!! I love love love those hearts!!!

Anita said...

Sooo gorgeous and I love those pretty papers!

Sue Lelli said...

OOOH! LOVE that row of hearts, your tiny tag, and that FAB flourish! So PRETTY, Colleen! And eight cards! I NEED some of your mojo!

Charlene said...

So happy to see you join in our challenge this week Colleen :-) I LOVE your card its super adorable!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful card this week at CCCB!! :-)

contadinak said...

wow i'm nuts about this card - the soft pastels and the rich distressed patterns. great job! thanks for sharing it with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon! - Vivian

Stella said...

It;s always great to hear that you are in a creative mood. You go girl:)!!!And quite productive( for me 1 card each week is the limit the last few weeks...)
Love the subtle addition of that Amira flourish die and your felt hearts are perfect. Wow!
XX

Maria said...

This card couldn't be any lovelier, Colleen! Very pretty pinks and greens! The row of hearts are so sweet! Glad you went with your creative mood and made great success! Take care, hugs!

Janny said...

what a sweet card, with valentine Hugs.
Janny

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

So pretty! LOVE the colors!!!!!!!! And the embellies on the UL corner are fabulous!

Bonnie said...

I've been feeling the same since before Christmas. I think I just got burned out. It's coming back slowly but surely! Looks like your Mojo is definitely in the house. I love the non-traditional colors. You dressed up the sticker beautifully!

Benzi said...

The sticker hearts are so sweet and I love the Amira flourish. Glad your mojo is coming back. I'm sure it leaves us all at one time or another.
Beautiful card!

Martha H. said...

This card is breath-taking! The patterned paper is beautiful, and those little hearts are perfect!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh Colleen this is beautiful! I really love your style ... Thanks so much for playing at CCCB!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is so lovely, I like the colors, the hearts and pretty bow, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW this looks so stunning..love the colors and the hearts idea
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, beautiful! Those hearts are so pretty. A bit of whimsy on such a flourishy sophisticated background. I LOVE it!

Linda R said...

Oh my goodness girly. I don't know how I missed this card. But I have to say it is gorgeous. I just love it. It's perfect for our challenge. So glad you played along with us over at CCCB!

chilli pip said...

Wow Colleen this is so super stylish. Love the layout of the hearts and the soft bow.Keep them coming

pollyspaper said...

Very beautiful card. Thanks so much for playing along in the Valentine/Love and Ribbon challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Huggs....Ginny from Polly's.

Audrey Ann said...

What a stunner Colleen!! I never knew 20 year old lace could look so good - but it sure does look amazing on your project. Beautiful design - love the colors.
Hugs,
Audrey

Audrey Ann said...

Tee hee hee - that last comment was meant for a different card :)!! This card however is worthy of a second comment anyway - it's BREATHTAKING!!!!!!!! No, seriously - I am in love with the papers, the hearts on hearts, the fun pearls - and the oh so amazing and special bow/tag design. Love it!!
Blessings,
Audre

~ Kendra ~ said...

Such a beautiful card design!! Love it!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Oh my gosh how cute! I love the row of sweet hearts and how you used the little die piece in the corner. Just stunning.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

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