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Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Happy Tuesday!!  I am so sorry that I have posted later in the a.m. but my girls woke up earlier this a.m. and I had to start home schooling them and fix them breakfast etc. first.Since my girls are home 24-7, they do govern the outcome of my day.

Anywho....today I have a fun Valentine card to share with you.
I used Crissy Armstrong's Love in a Bucket rubber stamp which is available in rubber at Whimsy Stamps. I had a blast coloring this image with a mixture of copics and prisma color pencils.  My pencils have been so neglected as of late that I wanted to mix it up a bit.  The paper is a mixture of new and old K&Co. Valentine paper.


 The layout uses the sketch from Gem Of A Challenge.


The heart by my ribbon treatment is a button.  The ribbon is retired purely pomegranite from SU.  The lace is new lace I purchased from Joann's.  The hearts on the bottom are punched out with my SU hearts punch. The side punch detail on the side of my card is created from the bottom panel of one of the K&Co pad which was in a decorative design.  The little flower is hand crocheted.  Behind the image, the pink dp is dry embossed with a Provocraft circles embossing folder.

recipe:
Paper: K&Co. Valentine paper, Bitter Chocolate Bazill, 
Accessories: Lace from Joann Fabrics (new), retired SU Purely pomegranite stitched ribbon, heart button, crocheted flower
Tools: SU heart punch, Martha Stewart alphabet punch (for LOVE), Spellbinders Lacey Circles and Classic circles die, Provocraft Circles embossing folder

Challenges I am entering my creation in:
Creative Cowgirls (2 weeks, 2 entries) - Something new 
One Stitch At A Time - Love and Valentines
Paper Sundaes (3 entries) - Circles
Scrappy Frogs (3 weeks) - use a Sentiment (Hopefully the punched "Love" counts
Gem Of A Challenge- sketch
Catch The Bug (3 entries) - anything goes
Crafty Emma - all creatures great and small
Crazy 4 Challenges - inspirational photo (pink, chandelier)
Marks Finest Paper - embossing
Delicious Doodles - try something new or use something new
Do You Stack Up - cute as a button
Fuzzy Wuzzy (monthly) - anything goes (include an animal) 
Cute Card Thursday - use some old stash (ribbon, button, some of dp)
Delightful Challenges - buttons 
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - buttons
Moving Along With The Times (3 entries) – use old stash along with new stash  (new image and some of dp plus lace, old ribbon, button, and some of dp)
Rainbow Lady's - something new (product, technique, tool)
Stampin' B's - use an old favourite and something new (new image and lace, old ribbon, button, and dp)
Southern Girls - anything goes
Cooking It Up With Katie - use a button or 2, ribbon, an animal
Fab 'n' Funky - anything goes
Creative Cottage (2 weeks) - something new 
Bunny Zoe's Crafts (2nd monday) - Love is in the air
Incy Wincy Designs - Go Dotty
Cupcake Craft - Something New
Crazy Challenge (2 entries) - Animals
Lexi's Creations (2 weeks) - Say it with Love
Pollycraft - New Things (new image, lace, and some of dp)
Stamp Fairy - Layers and Buttons
Woodware USA (1 entry) - Hearts
Really Reasonable Ribbon (something new plus ribbon)- new stamp and lace


Tomorrow I will be hosting a special candy which is being generously given by the sweet Denise of Whimsy stamps.  Each Wednesday of the month, one of the dt members of Whimsy will be giving away a stamp from Whimsy.  The stamp itself will be a surprise but it will be announced with the winning entry. I am the host tommorrow.  This candy will be available for 24 hours only. The winner will be announced the next day!

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!  I hope you all stay warm!!  We are preparing for about 10-16 inches of snow starting this evening.  I really don't mind though...there is something comforting about being snowed in and unable to go anywhere or have visitors.

Have a great day!!


89 comments:

Katie said...

Chris,
This is just gorgeous, such a super sweet image!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie and playing in A Gem Of A Challenge this time :)

Cassie said...

This is TOO cute!!! Love those sweet puppies! Fab card!
=)

Jen said...

Love the design and the colours of the backing papers. Great card. Thank you for joining us at Rainbow Lady's challenge this week.
Jen x

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous card with a really cute image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up this week.
Denise

Holly said...

Totally precious chris! Love your coloring and that lace trim!

Kerri said...

Oh this is so stinkin' ADORABLE!!! Gorgeous coloring, Chris!!! The hearts, lace, and ribbon are all just perfect!

Pinkllilac said...

Awe Chris this is so cute, so love your buttin heart I have never seen those before.It's all perfect for a Valentine.

Hugs Linda

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, what a gorgeous image and so cute, love your fabulous card its stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

WencheP said...

Adorable card. Great image and layout! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Sharon Basel said...

Chris this is so beautiful. I adore that image that is perfectly colored but your paper combo and layout are fantastic. The stitching is a perfect finishing touch too. Thanks for joining us at the StampFairy challenge this week. Hope you'll return again next week too.
All the best,
Sharon - DT

martina said...

This is very pretty and lovely ! great coloring,
greetings, martina
x

Rainbow Lady said...

So adorable Chris I love them. Thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x

mamichelle said...

Awww, this is adorable!!

Marjo said...

This is so so cute! It's truly as cute as a button..lol

Thanks so much for sharing with us at OSAAT, hugs Marjo

Virgo5 said...

Oh this is adorable!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
Beautiful colours and papers. I love the layout on this card. The stitching and lace are fabulous. A stunner.
Hugs,
Fiona x

chris said...

Hi Chris, I love it, so very special.
I dont envy you your snow though we had some at the end of november and it has only just gone, but then we are rubbish at coping with the snow in this country.
will be thinking of you tonight stay warm and cosy, hugs chris xx

Peggysue said...

An absolutely charming card! Neat button & I like it on the bow. Cute image too.
WELCOME to the DYSU challenge! I hope you will be a regular.

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing this with us at Cooking it up with Katie.xxx

Chrissy said...

SO..SO..Cute. Love your colouring and the layout. Really sweet card. Those puppies are so adorable.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Becky said...

Chris this is so cute, I just love this image, fabulous card.

karlinchen50 said...

Hello
This is a very nice card and a sweet image.
Hugs Karla

Benzi said...

What a bucketful of love...just adorable. Love your pretty lace. Thanks so much for joining the Stampin B's old/new challenge. BTW, we had a lot of snow in the deep South this week..posted a couple pictures on my blog. It is rather rare for us to have a big snow so it is fun.

Joy said...

awe...what a sweet and lovely Valentine's day card! I can't believe that we are moving so quickly and it's almost time for Valentines! so cute though! hope you are having a great week! thanks for the wonderful well wishes. it's a slow process, but we hope to get it done soon! take care!

Grace said...

Oh my word Chris this is adorable! I love this image!!! It's soooo cute! Love the combo Prismas and Copics... it sure came out beautifully! Hope you're having a great day!
hugs,
Grace

Tina said...

So pretty and full of wonderful detail.

Miranda said...

lovely card and that image is soooooooo cute
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge blog

gr
Miranda

Louise said...

Well hello there Chris ;)
This is so beautiful, I totally adore this stamp. It must be the cutest one with dogs out there :)
Your coloring looks beautiful and I love the dp´s :)
Thank´s for joining us at TFWC :)
Hugs

Alyssa S said...

So cute! Love all your colors and the sweet hearts and sentiment :o)

Shazza said...

awww how cute is this x

Nancy said...

Chris, your card is beautiful!! I love the image!! Thanks for joining us this week at the Woodware USA challenge!

pinky said...

Wow Chris this is absolutely stunning, love the colours and lots of layers:) Thanks for playing along at StampFairy this week.
Pinky

Traci S. said...

Hi Chris,

Do be sure to be prepared for the storm. Is it actually a blizzard? Have everything on hand. Oh, I remember storms like that!

Your coloring is incredible! I love this image. It is adorable. The little lace hearts are beautiful, as is the ribbon.

Do you actually go back and check everyone of those challenges you entered? That is a crazy amount of challenges...You Go Girl! You amaze me!

I can't wait to find out about this Whimsy surprise! I love their stamps! So beautiful. There isn't one I don't really love. (As far as material things go.)

I read your SSIC post on their blog. It was beautiful, and wonderfully written. I wrote back to you there, I believe. It really moved me. I wanted to let you know.

He IS Able,
Traci S.
Give-Away ends this week. Please stop by, Chris, details on side bar.

Anneke said...

Hi Chris,
This card is adorable!!
So cute these little puppies :)
Hugs Anneke

Fiona said...

oh so cute!! Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.

Fi

*Alison* said...

Oh.. so cute.. love the colors too :) Way to "STACK UP" and use your buttons.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at DYSU Challenge Blog :) Can't wait to see what you create next week.. HUGS

Alison-Owner

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Awww bless - so sweet

Thanks for joining us at Stamp Fairy Challenge :)

Hugs Jane x

Angela said...

Chris this is such a sweet Valentine card! I love that adorable image and your coloring looks wonderful! Beautiful colors and embellies! Love it! hugs, Angela

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun so cute and amazing detail as usuall love hugs cheryl xxxx

BethieJ said...

Chris this is DARLING! You ROCKED the coloring.. it looks like an image you bought already colored.. come teach me to be like YOU! :) I just LOVE the card.. such a GREAT sketch too!!
Have a GREAT day!!!

Jóna said...

This is super great card !

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best :D Hope to see you again.

All the best to you,
Jóna, DT member at DDSB

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great Valentine's card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

ChristineCreations said...

What a sweet image Chris! So adorable and great coloring!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful use of the papers~ Fabulous card- Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Rae Anne said...

OMG Chris Olsen entered our challenge! WAHOO!!! And with such a darling puppy project too! :D Thanks so much for participating in a challenge with Catch the Bug and Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

isu.alum said...

Awww..so cute. Love the little pups and your coloring. Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA challenge. Good luck!

Kerry

Chris said...

Just gorgeous, your coloring is spot on and so is everything else about the card.
thanks for joining us at Cooking It Up With Kate.

Marlene said...

Wow! I am such a fan of your multi dimensional cards. So beautiful!

Julie said...

This is just fabulous! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!

Julie

Jacki Randolph said...

Hi Chris, Oh my goodness this is sooooo sweet! Love this new stamp and your coloring is fabulous as always. Great layout with all the great details. Love the color combo and your sweet button.
Thanks for playing with us at StampFairy.

Glenda Atkins said...

Chris, your card is beautiful, love that image, those puppies are adorable. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

Melodie said...

Your card is so gorgeous, the image is really cute.
Hugs
Melodie

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card Chris.
luv
Debby

Marianne said...

Ahhh so cute! Pretty colors, adorable stamp! I am in love with this bucket full of love!
Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge,
marianne

Shirley N said...

Awww, this is so sweet Chris, I feel the LOVE!

Karen said...

Very nice, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
xx

Gerda said...

Hi Chris

this card is adorable! I love how you brought the sketch to life!! Thanks for joining us at StampFairy challenge this week.

Hugs, Gerda aka StampFairy

Teri said...

Such a cute card hun!
Thank you for playing along in our Delicious Doodles Challenge again, and good luck!
Hugs,
Teri x

Gina said...

Aaaaw! How sweet :D Thank you for joining us again at Creative Cowgirls :D XXX

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Chris, what a beautiful card. Your image is adorable and your papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with my "something new" challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Annette Bowes said...

Adorable card Chris! Love your beautiful layers and neat stitching, pretty crochet flower. Do not know how you home school, keep house and make all this outstanding, gorgeous creations!! Take CareX:)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, this is super, Thanks for joining in on MAWTT, Osaat and Rainbow Ladys Challenges Hazelxo

Julie E said...

What sweetness! Those puppies are adorable with all that pink :>)

dolcreations said...

You must be such an inspiration for you daughters. Art class must be the best subject at your house!LOL This card is a beauty that is for sure!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous hun, love the image!

Thank You for sharing with us at OSAAT, MAWTT, The Crazy & CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Annie said...

thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday with your beautiful card, and I hope we see you again next time.
hugs, annie x

uksharon said...

Adorably sweet.
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Happy Days said...

Really cute card. Thanks for sharing with us over at Delicious Doodles this week. x

Lexi said...

Oh how cute! Beautiful card hun :D Thanks for playing at LC

hugs Lexi xxx

Samantha said...

fab card! lovely heart button too! and the lace is so pretty! Thanks for joining us on the Stamp Fairy Challenge!
hope you continue to play throughout the year too!

hugs Samantha :0)

Ps you could add your card to Top Tip Tuesday too! its anything goes this week... :

*Vicki* said...

Hey girl!! WOW!! What a gorgeous creation hun!! I adore that image and your fabulous layout is just darling!! Love the lace and hearts!! So lovely!! HUGS

Denise Marzec said...

Wowwwwwww, girl, this is seriously FANTASTIC!!....the colors, texture, hardware, the stitched ribbon paired with the lace....LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!

WeirdCat said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the papers, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

Pami said...

This is so cute!! I love the layout and the colours. Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Pami x

Pinkllilac said...

Oh wow Chris this is so adorable I love the image and the colouring is fantastic, great Valentines card.
Hugs Linda

Sue said...

Stunning color work.........the layout and papers are just gorgeous, such an adorable image too. So glad you shared this beauty with us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge this month.

Hugs, Sue Drees

stephanne said...

Awwww, this is just as sweet as can be!! That image is precious and you have done such a wonderful job bringing it to life and I love the colours you've chosen along with that gem of a sketch, lol, everything is sensationa!! Thanks so much for coming to play at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges this month!!
hugs, stephanne

Annika said...

Adore these papers - and you have done a stunning job colouring that image!!! The layout is in perfect balance and The cotton lace lifts it gorgeously. Such a lovely card!
Hugs
Annika

Padster said...

Beautiful card - thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT this week
xx

Mandy said...

Beautiful card...Gorgeous colouring and papers...Thanks for joining in with us at A Gem of a Challenge...
Mandy xx

Stephanie said...

Very cute, thanks for playing at Catch the Bug.

Gloria Stengel said...

Very cute! Love the sketch, too! Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes this week!

Emma said...

Such an adorable card.
Thank you for joining us at CES Challenges.
Hugs Emma x

Татьяна said...

Fab card
I love it!!

Little K Smith said...

Beautiful card, adorable image, fab layout and lovely embellishments too!
Thanks for joining us at Fuzzy Wuzzy :)
Kelly.x

Carissa said...

Beautiful Valentine's card for someone special. The image is adorable. Thanks for joining us at the StampFairy challenge this week. Hope to see you again soon.
Carissa xx

Suzie McFloozy said...

Wow what a super cute image and I love your DP and all those layers - great job x
Thanks for joining in with us at the creative cottage challenge blog and cooking it up with Katie too x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card sweetie! Thank you for joining us at Pollycraft this week!

Christine said...

Gorgeous colors fab take on the sketch thanks for sharing & joining us this wk at A Gem Of a chall.

smiles Christine xx

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