Saturday, January 29, 2011

Keeper of My Heart


There is a song that I love called Secret by Seal.  And in the song there is a line that says “I’m your heart’s keeper” and I thought what a nice sentiment to use on a card.  Well I didn’t want to use the exact line from the song so I changed it a little for my card and it reads “You’re the keeper of my heart”.  Isn’t it a perfect sentiment for a Valentine’s card?  Let me know what you think of the sentiment and the card.  Below the photos is information about the card.

Elephant Card-Front View

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Elephant Card_Side View

The image on the card is a Digi Image by Karen’s DoodlesIsn’t the elephant precious? He was colored with Prisma color pencils and mineral spirits. The flowers are made from six individual hearts.  You can see how its done here (however I did not have the die that was used).  I cut six hearts using my Cricut and SCAL.  The centers of the flowers are buttons with twine bows. And if you look closely the edges of the flowers have Star Dust Stickles on each of the heart’s petals. The swirls (made with foil paper) have buttons on them too and their centers are rhinestone bling.  I also used a heart button with a twine bow to hold the front of the Easel card upright.  The two corners near the sentiment are decorated with more bling.  The color theme is White, Red & pink. And I forgot to mention that I used black thread for the string on the balloon to give it more dimension.  Plus all the bling on my card can be purchased at Stamping Scrapping.


I entered this card in the following challenges:

 Karen's Doodles - Buttons Galore Challenge.

Stampsmith Challenge – Power of Love

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

2nd Place Winner!


I am so excited I won 2nd place on my Fairy Tales Do Come True Card over at Karen’s Doodles Challenge Blog.  Go and check out Karen’s Doodles for all the cute digi stamps.

And I want to thank every one who took the time to send me such wonderful comments on my card.  And a special thanks to all the wonderful ladies over there at Karen’s Doodles Challenge Blog who left such great comments too.

Hugs, Fran

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Fairytales Do Come True


Isn’t she a cutie?  She is a digi stamp created by Karen’s Doodles.  She doesn’t have a name but is called Fairy Fun.  I like to call her Samantha.  And Samantha says if you believe Fairytales will come true.

Samantha is being entered in two challenges:

1. Karen's Doodles Challenge 46 - Tent Topper Card

2. Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge – Challenge #10 Anything Goes

3. The Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge #4



Fairy Fun Digi Image

All Papers from stash

All Embellishments from stash

Bling created using i-Rock and Stickles Glitter Glue

Image colored using Prisma Pencils

Fairy Card

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Let me know what you think.  Hugs, Fran

Monday, January 17, 2011

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny….

Yep that is what I will be sharing with you.  I have to say coloring this stamped image had to be one of the biggest challenges for me.  But it was a fun challenge.  And if you haven’t  guessed by now what I am talking about then let me tell you.  Its all about the Mini Magnolias.  Oh they are so cute but so little.  When I first got them I thought how am I going to use them.  I know they will be great on tags but I wanted to do something other than a tag. Then it came to me.  I will make a match box and decorate the top of it with one of my mini magnolia stamps.  Here it is! Let me know what you think.


Matchbox 1

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My camera did not like this project. It did not pick up the colors on Tilda very accurately. She is so much prettier in person. Especially the color purple.


Gold Leafing Close-Up

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The swirl is from the Magnolia Doo Hickey Die. And I decided to gold leaf it.



Match Box – A template from my templates collection.

Chinese Tilda - 

Chinese Tilda colored with Prisma Color Pencils & Gamsol

Background Paper – The Rustic Stack (DCWV)

Swirl & Leaves – Magnolia Doo Hickey

Stamp Sentiment – (Beaded Ovals Stamp)

Prima Rose (Trellis Roses Purple Mist), Pearls (colored with Copic marker to match Rose), Tag, Swirl (gold leafed), and drawer pull on box is a hat pin cut down – My Stash


Monday, January 10, 2011

Flower Power


I like to take this time to thank all of you who left me such beautiful comments on my Japanese Tilda  (Magnolia Stamp) card.  There is a little of you in that card because when I look at your creations I am truly inspired. 


I created this card for a challenge over at SSCC.  Isn’t she a cutie?  She is called Mimosa Autumn Walk.  However, Mimosa is walking amongst beautiful flowers not Autumn leaves. And if you look at her closely you will notice the smile that says she is thinking of someone very special. Gee I wonder who it is.

Flower Card_Whole Card View

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Flower Card_Close Up

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Recipe:  Background paper is from a stack by Colorbok called Bright.

              *Spellbinders Nestabilities Mega Ovals, large

              *Bildmalarna Stamp, Mimosa Autumn Walk

               Image was colored using Prisma Premier Pencils

              *Centers on flowers are from my i-Rock stash

               Flowers-Retro Flower, mini punched from EK Success Punch

               Ribbon and Heart stick pins from my stash.

* Purchased form


If you get a chance leave a comment to let me know what you think of my card.