Sunday, January 22, 2012

My Funny Valentine

    That song, "My Funny Valentine" has been running through my head all morning and I don't know how to get rid of it!  But it's appropriate for the card I want to share with you, which was inspired partly by the sketch with a twist challenge over at The Sweet Stop.  The twist is to make a 'non-traditional Valentine.'   So, I used a newly released digi from Sweet 'n Sassy (make an easel card) and added a silly sentiment for a bit of humor.  :-D

Here's the sketch, but I turned it on it's side.

     I colored the image with ProMarkers (Passion for ProMarkers -- Humor), and added the computer-printed sentiment, modifying the digi slightly to make it work.  The digi is from a new set called "Cheer Up" and only the question mark is actually in the "text balloon."  I adhered my sentiment next to the question mark and then made the balloon surround the entire thing.  Papers are from DCWV (I think -- they've been in my stash for a while), and the twine is the only embellishment.  I tied big loopy bows from blue and brown twine (with one gold) and added them to the blue and brown twine wrapped around the card front before attaching it to the easel.  I'm fairly new at doing easel cards, and this is the first one I've done with an A2 style card which is folded on the 4 1/4" side.  So, new image and new technique.

     I think this is a perfect Valentine for a kid -- not too sloppy or smoochy, and with a bit of fun.  It seems to me that's exactly the kind of thing a kid would think if the girl who liked him (oooh, yucky) ate his chocolate Valentine heart!  lol

Corrosive Challenge -- I {heart} you
Crafty Ann's -- "What's New, Pussycat?"  (New image, new easel style)
Crafty Creations -- Valentine
Crafty Pad -- Something for the Boys
Digi Doodle Shop's Best -- Blue & Brown
PanPastel UK -- 2 of something: 2 cats, 2 twines, 2 patterned papers
Paperminutes -- Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations -- Fancy folds
Pixie Dust Studio -- We're going dotty
Poodles Parlour -- Valentine
Scrap It Girl -- C, H, A -- cats, heart, appetite or animals
Send a Smile 4 Kids -- Anything goes for kids
Simply Create, Too -- Love is in the Air
Squirrel and the Fox -- Critters
Stampin with the Dragon -- Anything Goes
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday -- Have a heart
Wags 'n Whiskers -- Valentine
Whimsy Inspiration -- Blue & Brown

     I hope you found a smile somewhere in today's post.  The weekend is nearly over and by the time this one posts, I'll be on my way to watch the 49ers football playoff game.  I hope it's not going to be a long evening!  Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and I'll see you tomorrow, right here in Grammy's Attic.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


  1. Fantastic card, love the papers and the image is the cats is so fun. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  2. Cute, cute, CUTE! Love all that blue and the image and sentiment are wonderful! Such fun and a great card for Valentine's Day!

  3. Great card really love the sentiment the cat looks soooo smug lol.I am a huge cat fan I have four.Thanks for joining us at PanPastel uk this week.

    Kerry DT Leader

  4. What a super cute and funny card - love those kittys!! Thanks for joining the challenge at Scrap-It-Girl! :)

  5. What a CUTE easel card combining so many challenges! I love the sentiment on this - too cute!
    Thanks for playing along with the SNSDC!

  6. The sentiment is perfect for this cute image! Just love it! Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Digi Doodle Shop.

  7. Heehee! Too cute, Connie! Great papers and love the twine! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge! :)

  8. What a fun card. It put a smile on my face. I love the sketch you used and the image is precious. Sorry it's been so long since I've commented. Hope all is well.

  9. Too cute! This made me giggle! Great creativity! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge. Good luck and I hope you will come back and play again with us!
    Hugs, Sarah

  10. I like your Valentine in non-traditional colors. I do some of those occasionally mayself. Cute image!!!

  11. Lol!! How CUTE is this! 8-) Can't help but smile! Love the Darling image and Fabulous sentiment too! So Fun! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop! 8-)

  12. I hav'n seen this type of easel card before ... pretty niffty so thanks for that :) A very cute card, pretty and attractive. Thanks for joining us at the PanPastel Challenge this week Ex

  13. What a cute image! Another lovely blue creation! Thanks for sharing at The Crafty pad in our Lets See Something For The Boys Challenge!
    Good Luck NanaConnie!
    Dawn xx

  14. What a lovely and cute card! Love the image and the sparkles and your coloring is perfect! Tineke

  15. Gorgeous card, love the LO and the image, well coloured. Thanks for playing with us at SAS4Kids, blessings Hilde

  16. Great card - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  17. Such a lovely card! Thank you so much for joining our Corrosive Challenge!

    Katja (Corrosive Challenge Design Team)

  18. Hi,
    Absolutely Gorgeous!!!! Love the adorable image, the dps, the colour scheme is fabulous. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  19. Splendid card and you certainly managed to combine the sketch with the non traditional valentine and come out with a fab. card!

  20. What a fun card, I love that fold, not seen that one before. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK challenge and Crafty Ann's and good luck
    Claire xx

  21. So cute.. thanks for playing with us at SNSDC.

  22. This is a fun take on the Valentines theme, very cute, thank you for sharing it with us at PanPastel UK.

  23. Hi Connie, what a fun card. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  24. what a great fun valentines card thank you for joining us at panpastel uk
    linda x

  25. Great card, love the stamp :). Thank you for entering Passion for promarkers challenge and hope to see you again x

  26. A terrific card, love the image and sentiment. Thanks for sharing this with us at the PanPastel UK challenge this week.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  27. Nanaconnie-
    Very cute card for a child! Any child would be thrilled to receive it I am sure. Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids and come back again soon.

  28. Ha ha ha, really a funny card! Love it!!!!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at pfp:)

  29. aw, that is a darling, humorous card, PC! done in blues, it really stands out!

  30. this is very nice, like all the layers and the twine, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week, hugs, martina

  31. It really funny picture to show in the cards.Cards color combinations are look so attractive.


  32. What a cute image and I love your fun twine! Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge this week at SAS 4 Kids :)

  33. What a sweet card Connie. That image is so cute, and I love the twine! Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week! :o)

  34. Thank you for playing along in my 1st challenge of the year. I love cats, hearts,and animals.. Great card, my girls loved it too.

  35. Adorable!
    Thanks for playing in our 'Fancy Folds' Challenge #35, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  36. Hi Grammy in the Attic :) You made a funny creation here. I love those twines, symmetricity and of course the colours this week are perfect.
    I have a wild guess that you like cats?
    It's nice that you joined us this week at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges #91 Blues & Browns. See you again! xx

  37. I love your card and the layout.

    Thanks for playing in our challenge!
    ♥ Stephanie
    DT for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

  38. Very cute!! I love the way you turned the sketch and that layered twine. Thank you so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop.

  39. Very cute! Love the twine. Thanks so much for joining us at the Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week. Good luck with the draw.

  40. This is absolutely adorable! I love those new Sweet 'n Sassy digis :)

    Thanks for playing along with us at Pixie Dust Studio!!

  41. This is fantastic!!! I love the sentiment you added to the silly kitty digi!! SOOOO purrrrfect ;)! Thanks for playing along with The Sweet Stop sketch!!

  42. This is so fun and cute! I love the sentiment and the baker's twine! Thank you for playing along at the SNSDC.

  43. Ahhh--I love your card! Thanks for joining in the Scrap-It-Girl challenge. I love what you came up with for C-H-A!

  44. Fun card, love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time. Carol DT x

  45. Great card! What a fun play on the image.

    Thank you for joining us at Stamping with Dragon

  46. Adorable card! Love the twine bow! Thanks for playing with us at Scrap It Girl!

  47. Thanks for entering the Simply Create Too Challenge - hope you can join us again next time! Simply Create Too

  48. You have made a lovely card which fits our challenge well. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx


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