Saturday, February 6, 2010

An Enchanted Valentine

Hi everyone and Happy Saturday to you :) I'm so sorry I haven't posted since Tuesday. It's been crazy around here. Wednesday night I had to go to the emergency room because I was having severe chest pains. I'm only twenty-eight so I was pretty confident that it wasn't a heart attack, but boy did it hurt. Hubby drove me and we were there about four hours or so. They still don't know what caused the pain, but they do know that it was nothing serious so I'm so grateful for that. After that, I took Thursday off of work and then yesterday and today, we've been pounded by over two feet of snow! I really don't mind it too much though because that means I have an excuse to stay in and craft :) I have two cards to share today so I'll end my chit chat and get to the projects :)




If you have not checked out Sweet Pea Stamps you must do so! They have so many cute stamps, but my absolute favorites are the stamps in the Fantasy Art Collection by ching-chou kuik These illustrations are absolutely breathtaking and are a dream to color. For my first card, I used Love is Gone from a recent new release. I colored the image with my copics and then added Martha Stewart glitter all around her wings. I added Glossy Accents to her eyes and Diamond Stickles to the roses. My cardstock is all from Stampin Up (Pretty in Pink and Rose Red) and the design paper is from DCWV (Rustic stack). I added these beautiful roses from Wild Orchid Crafts for a finishing touch. Finally, the sentiment is from Studio G. I thought this would be a sweet Valentine's card for my niece. What do you think?




For my second card today, I used another stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps. This one is called Butterfly. I first colored my image with copics and then I added Glossy Accents to her eyes, Martha Stewart glitter to her wings, and purple glitter from my Sakura glitter pen to her wings and dress. I then sponged around the image with Versamagic Purple Hydrangea ink. My cardstock is all SU and my design paper is from DCWV (Rustic Stack). I added a purple ribbon which I got at Michael's (I tied the bow using my awesome Bow Easy). I've discovered that the "Basic Basic" brand of ribbon from Michael's (they have different colors in both grosgrain and silk) is really good ribbon, I highly recommend it. I used my SU Ticket Corner punch on the corners and added lavender pearls (also from Michael's). I also added three pearls to the image itself. The flowers are a combination of Primas and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. I used my Martha Stewart branch punch as well to add more texture to the flowers. Finally, the sentiment is from Studio G. I cut the sentiment out using my oval nesties. What do you think?

Well, apparently I had a lot to say today :) Whew! Thanks for making it this far, I'll try not to be so long-winded next time :) I'll be busy in my craft room tomorrow working on more projects to share next week. As always, thank you so much for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will see you back here on Monday.

Big Hugs, Christine

18 comments:

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Gorgeous cards! You colored them so beautifully and I love the DP and flowers.

Juanita said...

Oh wow, these are gorgeous, TFS.

Gina said...

I hope everything is okay and you are feeling better! I love these stamps. One of my friends has has them a while and finally got me to try them. Of course as soon as I did I had to order some! I love all the glitter you added to yours. Very pretty. Stay safe and warm!

Angelwood said...

Hi Christine! WOW how beautiful these cards are and gorgeous images! Your coloring is fantastic! I ordered some of these stamps too - I'm anxious to get them in!

Sorry to hear about your ordeal. Take care of yourself and don't ignore the pains - maybe it's acid reflux? Anyways, take care of yourself. hugs, Angela

Suzanne J Dean said...

Both are just lovely Christine--and totally you! Hope you're feeling better & taking it easy!

hugz,
Suzanne

Danni said...

I hope they figure out what was causing the pain! Hugs!!
Breathtaking cards!Gorgeous!!

Peggie said...

Love all the flowers. The purples are beautiful

kirsin kortit said...

WOW! Lovely flowers, I like stams and paper colors You used:)

Eulanda said...

Wow these are really amazing! You're coloring is so beautiful! I hope you are feeling better!

Jodie from Oz said...

Christine, Sorry you had such a scare, so glad you are feeling better. Both your cards are stunning, I love the colours, your wonderful colouring and all the glittery goodness. We could do with some of your cold weather, the weather here has been far too hot, bring on the winter. Have a great weekend. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Annie said...

stunning cards Christine and love the oriental fairy images, beautifully coloured.
hugs, annie x

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

beautiful cards christine! very nice!

Susan said...

Absolutely stunning! You do faeries so beautifully! I love the colors and you colors are just perfect! Hope you're taking care and feeling better!

Big hugs to you,

Susan

Belinda said...

So pretty!

Lyn S said...

Wow, they are both beautiful cards Christine...just love those images!

Hope you are feeling better now, take it easy for a few days!

Lesley said...

Your cards are beautiful!!!

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Beautiful cards! I luv the colour schemes.

xoxo,
Lori

marsha said...

Christine,
WOW! These are incredibly beautiful! I love your coloring and layouts, you create such beautiful scenes girl - these were made for you!

Hugs,
Marsha

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