Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Blue Valentine

     I wanted to try something a bit different today so I made a card that focuses on Love but did it all in wintery blues.  What do you think?

I used both an image (Stamp of the Month
and a sketch from the challenges at


     I printed the image and the "Stay Warm..." sentiment at that same time, then colored the image with ProMarkers; cut and then matted it twice.  The layered hearts were die cut with my newest die set from Lawn Fawn, then stacked up on top of each other to make the two hearts.  The "Love" sentiment is also a die cut (Sizzix.)

     I added glitter (which barely shows in the photo) to the snowflakes, the tassel on his hat, the top layer of the hearts, and his eyes.  IRL, it's very sparkly.  :-D  I decided that was enough embellishment and kept it pretty CAS.


     Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Darlene said...

Well now ... that was a very clever idea and it turned out fabulous! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘LOVE’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

jimlynn said...

Fantastic and I love this in blue (of course)! Those little hearts are to die for too.....precious. They look perfect on this cute card. I need to start thinking about what to do with that image too now.

Donna Ellis said...

What do I think, Miss Connie? I think it's beautiful, colorful and so sweet! Beautiful colors, wonderful design, and those layered hearts are fantastic! Connie, I love this card! Hugs, de

Davi said...

To cute NC, It looks so cold but he looks all cozy :)

Kathy S said...

Love the blue choice for a valentine to support the "cold" theme of a snowman. This From The Heart Stamps February image is so sweet and perfect for Valentines. Thanks for joining us and we'll see you next month!

Donna Ellis said...

It's me again, Connie! I'm back to say: Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge "Use a Stamp or Digi".
crafty hugs,
{Creative Smiles}

Donna Ellis said...

I just keep coming back like a bad penny, Connie! LOL Thanks for playing in the {Scrapy Land Challenge}! Hope to see your pretty projects again soon!
crafty hugs,
{Creative Smiles}

Lori Kobular said...

Great winter love card! That snowman with his warm cocoa is awesome! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

Karen Lunagirl said...

I love the blue and the snowman! And your sentiment is perfect "stay warm and sweet"! What a great Valentine in blue. Thanks for sharing in my Love challenge at! ~ Karen

Daffodil Cards said...

LOVE the colours, the happy image, the glitter (I can see it) and the hearts, such a happy card.

Donna Hanley said...

You had me a snowman! Darling card and I love the layered hearts. I always like non traditional colors for a holiday and blue is a fav or mine, so you did good.

Dewi Lestari said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining at Creatalicious: Love is In The Air

Linda Simpson said...

A wonderful card and the snowman is gorgeous, love the cute hearts.
Linda xxx

*Vicki* said...

Connie, I really LOVE your take on this sketch and his guy is such a cutie with the blues!! :)

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is so sweet, but somehow I don't think drinking that hot chocolate will go so well for your darling snowman. Hugs, Teresa

Doreen said...

Love the fab image and colours,just

Kathy Krug said...

Love your take on the sketch and your colors and coloring. thanks for joing the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog.

Anne Temple said...

This is adorable and such a clever idea. Love it.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling card- I decided to join in again with this challenge- we'kl see how long it lasts! Love the hearts you added.

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute sweetie, love this happy looking Snowman and your lovely layout. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "love is in the air” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Come and Get It)

(DT Crafty Friends)

Borqna said...

Good luck!

Dawn Lancaster said...

I think it's cute & lovely & a fab idea!
Nothing to say love sould be all pink & red! lol
Dawn xx

Imke said...

Great card and i like the different blue tones !

Thanks for joining our FREE Stamp of the Month February Challenge and also the Sketch Challenge wiht a tWiSt # 137 @ From the Heart Stamps !

My new crafty home: My Crafty Place

Julie Odil said...

What a great blue valentine, and you used the sketch very well, Connie! Thank you for entering our "All you Need is Love" challenge at Oddball Art Stamps. Julie, DT member

Debbie said...

So cute, thank you for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

Your coloring is beautiful on this sweet image -- love the blues! Thanks for joining us at FTHS for Sketch #137 and the SOTM challenge!

Tip Top said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches with a tWist - hope to see you again next time!

Gale said...

Lovely card Connie. Love the blues. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafter's Cafe and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Merlina Hadi said...

Beautiful card you made.
Thanks for sharing at My Crafting Stories #2, and good luck.


Samra Leshinski said...

Such an adorable make!!
Thank you so very kindly for joining our challenge #35 “Anything Goes” at Scrapy Land!
Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Frau Vögeli said...

Such a nice alternative to the classic red/pink. The snowman ist very cute. Thank you for joining us at the Challenge! :-)
Have a lovely day!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

I think it turned out beautiful. Love the colour combo and those sweet hearts!

Thanks so much for entering your card into our recent challenge over at the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw.

☺Lisa D.
DT Member for The Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog!
Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles--My Personal Blog!

genie said...

Who doesn’t love a cute little snowman. This is precious though I am awfully tied of the snow we have been having here in VA...and now we have more forecasted for Wednesday...UGH. Those little hearts are precious. Your mix of color is perfect. I am a newbie so I am really having fun looking at all of these posts. Stay Warm as the snowman would say. genie

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month of “Love”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Design Team Leader).

Vixykins said...

Cute and a bit different! Thanks for joining in Crafts & Me's Valentines Challenge. Please drop by to see our new challenge x