Thursday, January 7, 2010

Friendship and Valentine's

Whew, it has already been a  l--o--n--g  week here. I am so glad tomorrow is Friday. How about you?

The new Monthly Theme on the Hero Arts Blog is Friendship & Valentine's. You can find more info here and there is still plenty of time for you to enter the challenge. This is the perfect theme for me because I am signed up for several Valentine's Day card swaps on plus I have some fun new stamps from the 2010 catalog to try out!

I made four of this first set of cards. The cupcake is perfect for Valentine's Day or any day. I especially like that it is big and bold and easy to cut out! My Copic Markers didn't agree with the pink paper for some reason. Since I had already cut out the cupcakes I covered the boo-boos with little punched hearts. It doesn't show up well in the photo, but there is also some glitter pen on the little sprinkles and swirls plus some Signo Uni-Ball White Gel Pen.

CG157 Large Cupcake
CL182 Poly CLEAR: Tree, Birds And Messages

I made four of this second set, too. This time the top (and bottom on both sets of cards) of the cupcakes were colored with Prismacolor Pencils. I also applied Pearl Glimmer Mist to the hearts with a little paintbrush for some shine.

CG157 Large Cupcake
CG119 Flourish Background
CL129 Poly CLEAR: Anytime Messages

Plus I made 10 ATCs for a "Hearts Galore" ATC Swap at Stamp Your Art Out. The large heart is handstitched. I also added punched corners and lots of little pearls.

S5290 Crossword Background
CL406 Buttons

Well, I guess that is it for now. I hope you are having a better week wherever you are!

Thanks for looking! Comments are appreciated!

dustypenny (aka Joy)

P.S. Oh yeah, do you like the new look on my blog?


Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Very cute designs! Thanks so much for making cards for an Embellish challenge!

Joy said...

Your blog look is very pretty Joy! And love your cards too.

Laura Davis said...

Wow, great work!

Jill said...

First of all, love the new look to your blog! These Valentines are just lovely! You've been busy. That handstitched heart is awesome! Looks really great with the crossword background! Great coloring on the cupcake, too!

Deirdre said...

Joy, firstly - I adore the new look on your blog, it is STUNNING. Secondly, your cards/ATC are just adorable... stunning, love each of them. D x

Stamping Cafe said...

Super duper adorable cards, Joy!! Love all of them!
Love the new look to your blog too! Have a beautiful weekend!

KAREN said...

Love your crosstitched heart, what a great idea. Do you have to punch the holes first or just go with a needle?

A_MOMS_LIFE said...

Love those cupcakes! Really like the crossword puzzle background with the stitched heart!

Barbara said...

Hi Joy! Your cards are beautiful! I love the cupcakes and the stitched heart is so pretty!

marianagrigsby said...

Wow, these cards are adorable! Thank you for playing along with us!

travelingmama said...

Cute, yummy, and so fun! What a great combination! Thanks so much for playing along with us!

Maile Belles said...

Very cute, love the stitched heart. Thanks for playing around with us!

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