Saturday, 5 February 2011

Craft Your Days Away #13

Wow, what an amazing amount of entries we had for our Love challenge at Craft Your Days Away - you really did us proud!  Have a look over at the challenge blog to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

For the next two weeks we have a photo inspiration challenge for you - I took the white background and red ribbon as my main inspiration to make my card.  We have our regular monthly sponsor, Simon Says Stamp, joining us and they are offering a $10 voucher to one lucky winner.


For my card I have used a digi from the Stamp Fairy which was just perfect for this valentine's card for my OH.  Don't worry - he won't see it, he never looks at my blog.  I wanted to keep it fairly plain and suitable to give to a man.  The background has been embossed with a cuttlebug folder and I've used my new Marianne scallop square die for the black frame.  The image has been coloured with pro markers and I printed the sentiment on my PC.  I found some little heart shaped buttons at Dunelm Mill shop which are just perfect for this time of the year too.  The black polka dot paper was from a Forever Friends Christmas pad.  The organza ribbon was originally white; I coloured it with a Poppy red pro marker - no need to buy lots of different ribbons and you always get a perfect colour match!

I've managed to find loads of challenges to enter this card into:

Lexi's Creations - Valentine
Secret Crafter - Valentine
Cards for Men - Valentine
Crafty Emma's Store - red and romance
Allsorts - It must be love, love, love
I love pro markers - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - A bear on a card
Sparkles forum challenge - Valentine
Southern Girls - Dry embossing

Thanks for looking and don't forget to join us at Craft Your Days Away!



Unknown said...

O wow Amanda this is completely ADORABLE :) Just perfect for those male cards, I love it :) And hey thanks also for joining us at Crafty Sentiments. Good Luck xxx

MissyB said...


Fab card, love the colours.

Thanks for my birthday card i really love it.

missyb x

Sarah said...

Such a beautiful card Amanda, I love your colouring of the adorable bears. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the challenge xxx

Karen said...

Lovely Amanda and soooo cute too, love the embossed backgound, thankd for joining us at I ♥ ProMarekrs.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

So pretty!

Thanks for joining our "Valentine" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love that image. Thanksf or joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Liz said...

Sweet card Amanda love the embossed back amd ribbon

liz x

Doreen said...

This is just

sharon said...

So cute, I love the white and black embossed background. Thanks for joining us at Lexis Creations. Good luck. Sharon x

katesacraftybugger said...

Aw they are cute -lovekly card,thanks for joining us at I ♥ promarkers this week

Anonymous said...

Just adorable...Love the cute couple and the embossing...

Fantastic valentine!!!


downrightcrafty said...

A gorgeous Valentine creation thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us this week at the SCSC
Hugs Kate xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card AJ, I love these bear so adorable, simply gorgeous.... Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments! Jo xxx

Anonymous said...

Fantastic valentine card!!

Thanks for joining us at SFC.

Huggies Angel

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really sweet, love those bears!!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge & Sparkles this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Lorraine said...

Lovely. I really like the layout of this. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Lesley said...

Cute card Amanda, love the teddies! xx

Debs said...

Hi Amanda
This is adorable - I love the image and your colouring is stunning!
Thanks for sharing the love at Allsorts with us this week.
Good luck
Debs xx

shaz earl said...

Fabulous Valentines card thanks for joining us at SFC this week.

Emma said...

Aw so cute Amanda, love the layout.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Kim. said...

Aww this is such an adorable card, love the image and the colours are beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week over at Crafty Sentiment Designs.
Kim xXx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card I love the image its fab.
Thankyou for joining us girls over at CES Challenges, good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

this is really lovely! So cute these bears!

Helen said...

Awww...this is adorable!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

crafty amy said...

This is such a cute card I love the way you have coloured this little duo :D
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Emma's Store Challenge and good luck. Don't forget to check tomorrow to see if you have won and I hope you join in our next challenge.


Amy xx