Friday, February 26, 2016

Love Card with Heart Doily

I just love photos of cat friends. I have a couple of boy kitties at my house that are best buds: Marshmallow and Alexander. They are so sweet together....rubbing, play-wrestling, eating, and hanging out.. Marshy lost his previous best buddy, Suzie, a year ago or so. Suzie was a highly-intelligent and very short-haired Siamese X and we thought simple-minded Marshy would be lost without her. (Talking for big fat fluffy Marshy we would say: "Suzie has enough brains for the two of us and I have enough coat.") But, for whatever reason, he never seemed affected by her loss. At any rate, when Alexander showed up, it wasn't long before he and Marshy were bonded. Now...Marshy is the brains AND the coat of this pair! Ha. That's how naive and simple Alexander is!!! lol...

Hi, Friends.....

I am here with a sweet card I made for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. They have just the freshest and prettiest color combination this time. I couldn't resist playing along!

I pulled another pieced card base from my stash that I had made months ago. It already had these fabulous colors on it, so I went to work. I decided to go feminine this time and added a big heart doily that goes over the edge.

For the sentiment panel, I used part of the Unity - Love Itty Bitty set. I stamped it with Versamark and heat embossed it with silver powder. Love the swirling font and the shimmer. I wanted something more on the panel, so I used some 4 pointed stars from my Winnie & Walter - Scenery: Big Bang Confetti stamp set. I stamped them in a sweep across the panel with Distress Ink in Stormy Sky, stamping off on scrap paper to mute the intensity of the color. Then I took a sparkly clear gel pen and filled in some of the stars and outlined some of the others. I also added tiny dots here and there. I LOVE the magical look!!

I really love how this card turned out.  It has non-traditional colors for a valentine, but I think it could be used as a wedding card.  What do you think?  How would you use it?  

Thank you so much for stopping in today.  Hey, tomorrow's my birthday, but I have been so busy this month with being sick and taking care of sick granddaughter and trying to play in challenges that I haven't gotten a 2nd Blogoversary/Janis' Birthday Giveaway organized.  I think I will take a cue from Winnie & Walter and do a Belated Birthday giveaway.  lol...  So stay tuned in early March for that!  It's only one short leap day away!  :)


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter Belated 2nd BD Bash - Two Challenge with Shay (I used 2 colors -green and blue...and stamps from 2 companies - W&W and Unity)

2. Winnie & Walter Belated 2nd Birthday Bash - Over the Edge (My heart doily goes over the edge.)
3. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Inspired by a Song
("We've Only Just Begun" by The Carpenters - "White lace and promises...." Do young people even know about this song, anymore????? Ha.)
4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
5. Sweet Stamps Blog February Challenge - Anything Goes
6. Southern Ridge Trading Company February Challenge - Anything Love
7. Little Claire's Designs Challenge #66 - Love and Marriage
8. Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #348


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for tomorrow dear Janis!

    Big Playground Hugs!

    Di xxx

  2. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations. - Eva, Sweetie DT -

  3. Gorgeous - love all the lace details. Thanks so much for playing along with our colours at Cupcake Inspirations. Deborah, DT.

  4. Beautiful card! love the song you choose and the sentiment stamp is great!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp! Monday Challange!
    Hugs Zoey

  5. So very pretty! Love the lacy heart in the background! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations!

  6. Such a sweet card! Great for an anniversary, too!

  7. Oooh, this is so pretty! I love the feminine touches everywhere! Thank you for joining us over at Cupcake Inspirations!
    DT Sweetie Naki

  8. So pretty, I would indeed use this for a wedding card! Sure hope you're feeling better, and a happy belated birthday to you!! Thanks for joining my Over the Edge challenge at Winnie & Walter!

  9. Pretty Card, love your design! Thank you for joining in on the Challenge at Southern Ridge Trading Company

  10. Oh, I am just swooning over this yummy card. That heart doily reminds me of a powdered sugar stencil design on a cake...and I do love cake! The blue, white and green are so fresh and pretty and the font on the sentiment is gorgeous! Wow, this is one that I'm going to be admiring over and over again.


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