Monday, 7 February 2011

Crafty Cardmakers - hearts


Well it was my turn to choose the challenge at Crafty Cardmakers for this fortnight, and I thought I'd stay with the valentine's theme that's everywhere at the moment, and decided on 'hearts' as my theme.  It wasn't quite as simple as I thought it would be, mainly because I've finished all my valentine's orders and made hubby's card.  I needed a 'special' card for my cousin's 18th birthday though, so I thought I'd pile lots of hearts on this instead... obviously I'm now doubting myself and wondering if it's really suitable but there's not a lot I can do about it now!

The card blank is a large 8" square.  I've used one of the gorgeous Simply Sassy stamps from Sugar Nellie, and coloured her with promarkers and koh-i-noor pencils.  It's the first time I've coloured this one, although I've had her for a while - I thought she might be a bit tricky but she wasn't really.  The papers are digi ones from Sweet Shoppe Designs, printed onto papermill linen card, with some pink linen card from my stash.  I cut the big hearts on the Cricut (plantin schoolbook cart), the numbers were cut using the Sizzix 'night & day' alphabet and then covered in stickles.  Added some flat back pearls to finish.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

31 comments:

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

OK - you've convinced me! Hearts are not just for Valentine's. This is stunning. Love the colour combos and the image is fab.
Caroline xxx

Lizzy xx said...

Gorgeous card Lisa and just perfect for your cousin hun :D I'm luvin these girlies at the moment and this one if fab ..beautifully coloured too, great colours & fab layout.

xx Lizzy xx :)

Amanda said...

Lovely card Lisa, i am sure your cousin will be thrilled with it.
Amanda x

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous!...love the papers xx Jenny xx

Crystal said...

such a lovely card! just adore that DP!! thanks for playing along with us at PIO & i hope you join us again soon! hugs!

Jack said...

This is a great card. I just love this image and what you've done with her. xx

Lindsey said...

This is lovely! I think it's perfect. Love the papers and layout is fab. I'm sure your cousin will love it too.
Linds x

Eiglas said...

Lovely card Lisa - super image and colouring.
Hugs
Ei
x

Marushy said...

Hi
It's wonderful card and so cute image.

Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week.

Hugs
Marushy

Vixx handmade cards said...

Just gorgeous Lisa and the heart works so well with this image! Great dp's too and beautiful colouring :o)

hugs Vicky xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous card Lisa!!

Katina said...

This is gorgeous Lisa and very suitable! I love the papers and the way you print onto linen card - looks fab. xx

lalkygirl said...

fabulous card ,love the image and how you have coloured her,
tracey [gdt] x

Claire x said...

Lovely card, great image. Hugs, Claire x

Sue said...

Hi Lisa
beautiful card, fab image & colouring, lovely papers & design, sue,x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Lisa I think you are worrying unnecessarily and im sure your cousin with love her card, its quite gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

Wendi said...

What a gorgeous card your colouring is amazing
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Melly said...

Gorjuss card!
love those papers, may have to just pop off and have a little look! I adore theseimages, still have to get them all hee!
Hugs Melly xxx

*Vicki* said...

Lisa, this is really precious hun!! I love your coloring and your hearts included in this layout!! Very sweet!!HUGS

melsanford said...

It's a beautiful card! I love those gorgeous colours and the fab image :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

maxine said...

Hi Lisa this is a stunning card I love the image and the papers x

Debs M x said...

ooh love this! beautifully coloured and great bp's x

Donna said...

Too cute Lisa, beautiful DP's and such a sweet image...the hearts look brill :) Donna x

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Lisa, this is gorgeous. How sweet is that image? Fab colouring and yummy papers.

Donna x

Cazza said...

Wow Lisa, I love the papers you've used and the layout is fab. Gorgeous stamp too!!
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

gillyflower said...

hi what a lovely card great image love your composition and colours just great
gill x

coops said...

stunning card lisa.i love this image and i love the fab colours and layout.
your cousin will love this :D

xx coops xx

Juls said...

this is just too gorgeous!!! I love this image!! love the soft colours you have used and the gorgeous mix of DP's.....just fabulous! Hugs Juls

Nadine said...

Hi

Wow, wonderful your artwork.
I love it.
Thank you for playing Cutie Sunday,

Hugs Nadine

ladyjanet_56 said...

What a lovely card love image & DP's, thanks for joining in at OSCC. Janet

Made by Mandy said...

That is a fab card and I am sure your cousin will love it. Those digi papers have printed out really well on the linen cardstock, can see why you need loads of it LOL

Love Mandy