Saturday, January 7, 2017

First Valentine

     I was inspired to get my first Valentine card made when I saw the Progressive Challenge freebie from Sasayaki Glitter (FB) this month.  Not that the image was intended for a Valentine but with the right sentiment (my own), it turned into one.

I started with the sketch from Die Cuttin' Divas.

      The image is colored with ProMarkers and the background sky is done with chalk.  Both the image and the sentiment are cut with dies from Spellbinders, which are actually dies for cutting leaves, not hearts, but I love using them as quirky hearts.  :-D

     The green strip was embossed with a folder from SU, and the blue strip was die cut with a stitched die from Die-Versions.  The leaves are done with a Cherry Lynn die and the flowers are punched and tiny beads are added.   All of those were made from little scraps lying on the desktop.

     I learned to do those little daisies by seeing some commercial ones at one of the craft shops which were a bit expensive given the relatively small number in the package.  So I looked around for some tiny beads and bought a value pack which had wooden seed beads as well as glass beads, brought them home, dug out my daisy punch and made about 200 of them over a short weekend.  They are now all in my stash for use when I need them.  I spent less for the beads (of which I still have many left over for use on other projects) than I would have spent for a package of 15 flowers!

     OK, with that delightful new image, I'm going to enter the following -

A Bit More Time to Craft
A Perfect Time to Craft
Card Mania
Connie Can  Crop
Country View
Crafty Awesomeness
Crafty Sentiments
Dies R Us
Digi Choosday
Lemon Shortbread
Passion for ProMarkers
Through the Craft Room Door

     Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Donna Hanley said...

I real cute valentine card. I like your use of the leaf die and you put your beads to very good use. This one is a cutie. Have a good weekend.

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous Valentine card Connie, love the sweet image and sentiments. Cute embellishments too.
Linda xxx

Katydid Cards said...

I love your clever interpretation of the sketch. Great card. Thank you for joining us at Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge, Anything Goes. Good luck!

Darlene said...

Oh Connie this is just precious! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes with Dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! this is GREAT, fun and very clever too.

L.B. said...

this cactus is so cute. Thanks for playing along with out sketch challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.

CA Scrapper said...

What a cute card. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


Unknown said...

So, so ca-ute!!! Love the image, great job colouring it in! Thanks for joining us this week at Die Cuttin' Diva's!

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Super cute and great design. Love it. Nice work.

Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT for

Maria said...

Oh, what a cute fun card! Thanks so much or joining us at Dies R Us for the 'Anything Goes with Dies! Please join us again soon!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brilliant idea Connie to make those flowers and save your pennies great to have seen them for idea though.
Love the card, imaginative indeed!! Great idea ..
Thanks for sharing your inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Cicci said...

Great !! Fun and a A wonderful creation !!! Love this !!!!
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at
Through The Craft Room Door
this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Cicci
DT member at TTCRD
Cicci With The Pen {My Blog}

Gerda said...

What a super cute card!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

Glenda said...

Such a cute Valentine card! Thanks for playing along with our sketch and sharing at Die Cuttin' Divas!

Glenda's Cards

Rae Ann said...

Love the way you used the leaf die for hearts! The sentiment is so perfect and made me smile.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments for our Something New challenge.

laurie said...

What a cute card! Love the fun sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!

The Crafty Den said...

Another fantastic card Connie. I love the fun image and sentiment and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Beatriz said...

Lovely project! Thanks for join us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this time, good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Beatriz

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Lisa DT for

Evelyn Walter said...

Lovely card! Super cute image and sentiment!
Thank you for joining in our challengen at Country View Challenges this month!
xx Evelyn

Dewi Lestari said...

Too cute! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

Sue said...

This is very cute, and I love the pun! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Country View Crafts and have a great week. Sue xx

Unknown said...

Adorable image! I love it! Thank you for entering it into Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge!