Friday, February 1, 2013

Love Is All Around!

This week at Sweet Stampin' our challenge to you is "Love Is All Around!"  Now this doesn't have to be a Valentine card, but it is the perfect time to post the card you made for the one you love or maybe someone you just like a lot. Let's face it, you have to like someone a lot to spend the time making them a card. Otherwise, hello Hallmark.

I'm partial to "pretty and cute" cards. I always hope the recipients of my cards appreciate "cute", too. I made this card for my husband for Valentine's Day. He has no choice but to like pretty and cute or I'll stop cooking dinner and cleaning the house.

I think peach is a favorite color of mine but anything in the pinks will do, too! I used two dies on this card:  a Stampin' Up doily die and the scallop Spellbinders die. Oh, and there's a little cheesecloth to soften the look of this card, too.  I used a new white crocheted flower behind the peach rose and a Nellie Snellen leaf punch for the rose leaves and a fern punch by McGill.  The flowers are primarily from Wild Orchids.  I used a Prima acrylic flower for the middle of the satin bow and a frosted acrylic wafer on which I stamped Happy Valentine's Day. I was gifted with a bag of pearl hearts which I glued one onto the wafer. The pearl swirls are from a local craft store. One of my favorite items of all times is  lace and the lace is an old piece from my collection. I applied Stickles to her lace, hair bows and the rose. I put a little Glossy Accents on the tiny hearts in her bouquet. I colored with Copics. Phew.

And here's a close-up of this sweet Magnolia stamp named Tilda Sending Love Letters. She fits my definition of pretty and cute.

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                                                                 Thanks for peeking at this post!
                                                                            Hugs, Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Natalie and Amy Blogspot - new flowers, old lace


  1. So so so pretty Gail. I love pretty and cute too and I love that combination of elements. Gorgeous!!! hugs x

  2. Gorgeous card, love the colour!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  3. It's a fabulous card, Gail, so pretty and lacey! I'm sure your husband will love it!

  4. Elegant and gorgeous and fabulous all come to mind here, too!! I do hope hubby appreciates ALL the love and time you put into this precious creation! It ought to "win" in a number of challenges - good luck !!

  5. It's so pleasant to read you! Thank you very much Gail for the nice coment about my card.
    Love this stunning carte,... the colouring and all those little details are just gorgeous!

    Have a nice day...
    Rosi x

  6. This is beautiful Gail! I love the flowers and all the pink, such a pretty card :)

    Thanks for joining our Fortnightly Challenge at Forever Friends Challenge Blog, good luck in the draw and we hope to see you again soon :)

    Tanya xx

  7. Beautiful card, love the cute image and colours and layout are gorgeus. Thank you for joining the cutie pies 3 texture challenge and good luck x Susan x

  8. You always make me laugh with your great sense of humor. I HOPE your hubby like's his Valentine or sounds like he'll be doing the cooking & cleaning for awhile!!! This is a darling little card & the perfect Valentine. You always use such cool embellishments like that frosted wafer (never seen one of those) & the sweet little pearl hearts. Beautifully colored & gorgeous flower arrangement. And those swirls add the "perfect touch".
    Hugs, Janie

  9. A really beautiful card , love that soft peach colour. Super design and gorgeous deatils on this. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this time and good luck
    Carol xx DT

  10. Just gorgeous Gail, your hubby is a lucky man xx

  11. Very pretty love the lace, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  12. Such a sweet Tilda, love the gorgeous pearls and flowers, so pretty
    Hugs julie P

  13. This is so beautiful. Great details and layout. I love the sweet image.

    P.S. This would be be perfect for the Inky Impressions challenge. We are giving away a Xyron Sticker Maker. ;)

  14. Lovely peach colored card Gail, love the pearls and bow too. Thanks for playing along this month at Natalie & Amy's this month.

  15. Hi Gail
    Thank you for entering this beautiful card into our challenge at Marvelous Magnolias. I love the colours you have used,
    Chris x

  16. Oh, another gorgeous card with sweet image and lovely details. Just love these pearl swirls.

  17. Beautiful, love all the embellishments. Thanks for playing along at OCS!

  18. darling creation. thanks for playing at twisted tuesdays :)