Saturday, 5 February 2011

Crafty Calendar Challenge #17 - Love

Good afternoon everyone - here I am again with a second post for today - blimey! (If you would like to see my earlier Penny Black Saturday Challenge post, please go here).

Today is the first Saturday of the month, which means it's time for another Crafty Calendar Challenge. Thanks to everyone who took part in last month's challenge, don't forget to check if you are a winner.

This month we have a theme which is very much in line with this time in the calendar - it is

♥♥♥ Love ♥♥♥

We are sponsored this month by Squiggle Stamps who are offering a £15 gift voucher.

Anyone who has called by this morning will have noticed that I have already got my husband's Valentine card sorted; so I went in a slightly different direction for this one and made an anniversary card.

Whenever I use an image with a watery theme I always get the urge to follow it through in the colours of my papers. I had a particular piece in mind which was soft shades of pale blue and green ... but could I find it anywhere?? Nope! However I was quite pleased when I settled on this MME paper, as it gave me the opportunity to use a really lush co-ordinating Prima flower, which was in a pack Iwon quite a while ago and which has been waiting for a card to stick to since then!! :-)

Main image: LotV "Bubble bath", coloured with Promarkers, and image edges inked wtih Versamagic chalk ink;
Sentiment: LotV Sentiment circles;
Papers: My Mind's Eye;
Supplies: large flower by Prima; large pearl brad from The Hobby House; heart charm & ribbon from my stash;
Tools: small circle, large circle and lacy circle nestabilities; Martha Stewart "Valentine lace" edge punch; Leone Em "Ash Branch" leaf punch.


Lili of the valley #83 - Romance
Crafter's Companions #9 - Romance (2nd entry)
Simon Says - Love Is In the Air (2nd entry)
Allsorts #89 - It Must be Love, Love, Love
Creative Craft - Hearts and Flowers
Kaboodle #52 - Monochromatic
I ♥ ProMarkers #51 - Anything Goes

Hope you will visit the Crafty Calendar blog to check out the inspiration from the rest of the DT.

The challenge will stay open until Friday 4th March 8:00pm (GMT), and we will be back with the next challenge on Saturday 5th March

Have a great weekend!


  1. Beautiful card Pauline...those bunnies are so sweet...and you've used my favourite colour too! :0)
    Helen x

  2. Pauline I just love your card these are my favourite colours....very pretty.


  3. Gorgeous card, Pauline. Adorble the image and that colour is fabulous. Love it all! Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  4. Paulind your card is absolutely gorgeous. Perfect colouring of the adorable image, fabulous colours and stunning details, especially that delicous flower - it certainly waited for the right card.

    So glad you could join us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
    Heather xx

  5. Wow! What a Beautiful Card love the Bunnies and the Colours are lovely, Just Beautiful.
    Crafty Kaz.

  6. Fabulous card Pauline your colour choice is beautiful, thank you for joining us this week at I ♥ Promarkers

  7. Gorgeous card - that image is so sweet.

    Helen x

  8. The colours on this are gorgeous Pauline, such a pretty card. Thanks for taking part in this weeks LOTV Challenge!

  9. Great card,so cute and great layout, thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  10. Hi Pauline, Gorgeous card! I love this sweet image and the flower is stunning (almost too lovely to use lol!)

    Lisa x

  11. Fantastic creation, thank you for joining us for the Crafters Companion challenge this month. xx

  12. Hi Pauline, this card is stunning! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Crafter's Companion this month.
    Hugs Lynsey x

  13. Hi Pauline
    Beautiful card - love the colours and that flower is gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing the love with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  14. Adorable, gorgeous card Pauline.

  15. Hi sweetie, gorgeous creation with a super cute image, thanks for joining us on our romance challenge this week at Lili of the valley, big hugs love Pops x x x

  16. This is just beautiful Pauline, I love all those watery colours and the image is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  17. Lovely card thanks for joining us atCreative Craft Challenge this week & good luck.
    Jenny x


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Pauline x