Monday, 8 February 2010

For My Valentine and an Announcement!

Good afternoon, hope everyone is OK. Well, it is nearly Valentines day and I had to make a card for mine - my husband of course!!! I hope he doesn't see it on here!!
I have used the sketch at Midnight Madness which is shown below -

There was a choice of two sketches and I chose this one. Very apt I thought!!!
I used a Popcorn Bear stamp from the Romance Collection, isn't it cute. I have coloured it using the my watercolour crayons.

I have layered it on to Red miricard and I also inked the edges with red Versa colour ink. The sentiment is from Miss Cutie Pie she has a selection of Valentines tickets to download free.

I have added a few beautiful red roses and a large button with yarn tied through it.
Of course there are the challenges I shall be entering!!! Rather a lot at this time of year.

Sew Many Challenges - Black, Red and Silver,

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Love and Friendship,

Cute Card Thursday - Spots and Dots,

Creative Inspiration - Red and Black,

Die Cut Dreams - Hearts,

Kaboodle Blog - Spots and Stripes,

The Pink Elephant - Valentine,

The Little Paper Shop - Red, White and Black,

Just Cute bears - Hearts,

Crazy4Challenges - Valentine,

Frosted Design - Valentine,

Stampin for the Weekend - Love is in the Air,

C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Love/Valentine,

Charisma Cardz - Love,

Penny's Challenge - Valentine/Love,

La La Land Challenge - Hearts,

Simon Say's - Photo Inspiration,

Papertake Weekly - Love Actually,

Pile It On - To the One You Love,

creative Card Crew - Valentine,

Creative Craft Challenge - Roses are Red and

Digital Ink Company Valentines Show us your Love.

Is that it?

Well, actually there was something else I wanted to say - I have been asked to join the very talented ladies at The Digital Ink Company . Why don't you join them this week for the current challenge which is Valentines Show us Your Love. The sponsor is Paper Wishes and this is what you could win.
Looks good to me so why not have a go.



Leann said...

Aaaaaaaw, what a pair of cuties!
Thanks for joining us on CCT this week :D
Hugs x

Judy said...

Hi Dragonlady,

Your card is gorgeous!!! I love it. Your hubby will love it as much I'm sure. Thank you for joining us at the Digital-Ink Co. Challenge blog. we are honored to have you.

Lots of love,
Judy aka M&M Designz

Phyllis said...

Very pretty Valentine and a very busy one since it will be entering all those challenges. Love your roses and that image is just tooooo cute!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Allison Rankin said...

So the lace!

Priscilla said...

Wow..what wonderful papers you have used.. Cute image too. Those flowers are sooooo pretty and the added button makes a nice touch. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week. Keep entering because we have some wonderful sponsors coming up, PLUS, we are going to have another one of our HUGE give-a-ways in a few weeks, so keep making those cards with us for all the action ;)
p.s. we have posted the sneak peek for tomorrows sketch if you want a head start :)
MMSC Hostess

PinksyDoodles said...

Hi Ali,

Congratulations on joining Digital Ink!

I hope your hubby doesn't peek at this post, it will spoil the lovely surprise he will have on the 14th when he takes this beautiful card out of the envelope.

Clare x

Jill said...

Just love those Popcorn Bears! Lovely card! Thanks for joining in Kaboodledoodles this week. Jill

Trimgym said...

This is soo cute, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck! Love it


Sam said...

Awesome card hun and good luck in that mammoth list of challenges.Thanks for joining in the fun at Digital-Ink Co this week
Sam x

Rhonda said...

This is a beautiful card! The sketch was perfect. Thanks for joining us at Digital-Ink Co.

Unknown said...

Aww this is so sweet

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Charisma this week

Jan xx

Elena said...

What an amazing card! I really love the way how you attached ribbon and lace!
Thank you so much for playing with us this week at La-La Land Crafts!

Georgia said...

This is beautiful! The image is so sweet and I love the colours! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :)
Georgia xx

Katie said...

Congrats on your new position!
A very sweet card and thanks for Piling It On this week!

Kat said...

Beautiful card. Love that image. Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears. And congrats on joining The Digital Ink Company.

Kat x

Unknown said...

Hey Ali,
Wow hun, you have topped my list of challenges - you are the New Challenge Queen!!!
Love this card and I'm sure hubby will too.
So glad you could join us at Digital Ink Co this week for the challenge. And a huge big welcome to the team hun.
Dawn xx

~Jeri~ said...

oh wow! This is really pretty Alison! I love those flowers along the edge of the heart. Such a beautiful piece of work!!

Thanks for playing along with us this week at Sew Many Challenges!

Mummylade said...

Amazing image! I'm so glad you joined the DCD and SFTW challenges and good luck!

C said...

Wowzers...that's alot of challenges! I love your use of the mirricard and that little ticket is well, just the ticket!!

Kristine said...

awwww, THAT is one of the sweetest images...and LOOK at those gorgeous roses?!! WOW! Great job with the ♥HEARTS♥ challenge! Thanks so much for joining us at LaLa Land Crafts *Ü*

DesertBuni said...

Awwwww, What a sweet card for your hubby! I love all your details! Thanks for playing with us at Sew Many Challenges!

Tracy said...

Woohoo Congrats at joining the digital ink company!
Beautiful card,sweet image!
Thanks for joining us over at Creative Inspirations this week and good luck.

Andrea M said...

Lovely card :) Great job and thanks for joining us at Pile It On!

Suzi Mac said...

This is adorable, I love the popcorn bears. So..... cute. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Good luck in the draw.
Hugs Suzi x

Lovely Linda said...

This is way too cute - those bears are the perfect image for this sketch!! I love the shimmer you have behind the heart and the lacey panel - gorgeous!! I am loving this! It is great having you play along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we love seeing your cards and look forward to seeing you again next week.
Linda MMSC Design Team

KymKreates said...

This card is just lovely!!! I adore the Teddies.
Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Cards.

KymKreates said...

I am also going to thank you for joining us this week at the Digital-Ink Co. Please join us again next challenge!

Stampin Lucy said...

Holy SMOKES this is gorgeous!! Fantastic card, so glad you joined our challenge at Digital Ink.

Unknown said...

Wow, way to combine all those challenges! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week.

Mandy said...

a Beautiful popcorn bear he is soo cute...Congrats on your news..
Mandy xx

Liz said...

Thank you for joining us at Digital Ink Co with this wonderful card

Liz x said...

Congratulations!!! I love your card - that image is adorable! Thanks for playing at SMC!

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along in our Valentines/ Love challenge at C.R.A.F.T. with your lovely card! Cheers Claire x

Caroline said...

Graet card! Sweet image and gorgeous flowers. Thanks for joining us this month at the Crafty Calender Challenge. Caroline x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card and congrats on your news. Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles. Hope to see you back for the next challenge. Marianne x

sam said...

super sweet!! thanks you for playing in our challenge this week!! sam PIO dtmember

Karen said...

Thanks for joining us at DCD.

Spyder said...

wow well done you! That's pretty good!! and a very lovely card.. I found those lovely 'tickets' too, but for the life of me I can't find where my computer saved them!

Carol Hurlock said...

Dragonlady...I am a bear lover, so you know I just adore this card. It is so sweet and adorable. Great job on the sketch challenge this week. Thanks so much for playing with us. At Midnight Madness we love having you as part of our Sketch Challenge family.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

JAN said...

congrats to you..have a happy scrappy crafty time hugs Jan

Unknown said...

Oh this is so beautiful, I love it, well done "team member" lol.

stitchy said...

Awesome, your hubby is going to be thrilled gettin' this card, I know mine would be lol...welcome to Digital-Ink co, been a bit under the weather and didn't get a chance to welcome everyone..look forward to seeing all your beautiful creations..
stitchy xx

Nancy said...

Congratulations, Ali!! That is awesome news! Adorable card!

Sonia said...

This is beautiful.
Thanks for joining us on the just cute bears challenge.
Hugs Sonia xx

Victoria said...

what a fabulous creation.

Thanks so much for joining in at Die Cut Dreams and Creative Card Crwe this week.

jenny said...

Stunning card! I love the cute loved up bears! Great layout too x
Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears x

Jenny x

cheryl said...

this is gorjus love the image too thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this week love cheryl xxxx

Suzi Mac said...

This is adorable, still love those bears and your ticket sentiment is great. Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week. I hope we will see you again for our next challenge. Good luck in the draw.
Hugs Suzi xx

BethieJ said...

Such a CUTE card!
Thanks for playing along at PIO!

crafty amy said...

Well done on the position at digital ink I can see why from this card :D I love popcorn bear and you have used him and his friend perfectly here :D

Thank you for joining us this week at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

jude said...

Ali .
this is Gorjuss thanks for playing along with this weeks challenge at Creative Inspirations.
Good luck
hugs jude:)xx

Eiglas said...

Interesting and unusual card Ali! Well done!
Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

Sarah said...

Really cute!

Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears.

xx :0)

Susie Sugar said...

Great card thanks for playing with us at DCD this week please come back soon
Hugs Susie xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Ali, such a sweet image.
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations
hugs Mandy xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Such a cute image. I love the red and black! Great job piling it on too. So happy you could join in the fun with the PIO girls this week!

Kim R. said...

This is so pretty. The little bears are too cute. Great job!

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Very cute bears and love the ribbon & lace. Thankyou for joining in the DCD challenge & good luck.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Jenn K said...

AWE so sweet!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Pink Elephant!

Nancy said...

What a stunning card:O) Love the pretty layout and sweet lace. Love that super cute image.
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

Cheryl said...


Lovely card! I can see why they asked you to join.

Barb Craft said...

This card is just precious! Love it! Glad you could join us over at Frosted Designs!

Ali Watson said...

This is fab, thanks for playing along with Just Cute Bears this week.

Hugs Ali x

Jamie Lane Designs said...

Wow, took a while to get to the comments section :)

Your card is lovely! I love your roses and design. Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

Annie said...

Fantastic work. Thank you so much for joining us at The Pink Elephant. Hope you'll have chance to join our new challenge that starts tomorrow.
Ann xxx

Lilacanglia said...

Absolutely gorgeous,
thank you for joining us at kaboodle doodles this week,
Hope to see more of your lovely work,