All posts filed under: Valentines

A Little Inspiration and New Release Images

Hello! This month is off to a busy start  for me, what with the boys back at school, and all the running around and organizing that entails. Then, there’s the fact that I have not just ONE, but TWO weddings to attend in September!  Starting with my niece’s wedding this weekend, and ending with my Mother’s wedding on September 28th!  Needless to say, I had to go dress shopping this past weekend and after several frustrating hours, I finally found one I liked and fit!! Phew. Dress shopping is not as much fun as it used to be when I was 20 something… I find it so exhausting now.  Every time I try something new on, and look in that all too narrow mirror in the changing room, I am reminded that I really should start exercising!!  Not fun.  I hate exercising even more than shopping.  Anyways, I digress… What I really want to tell you is that I had the honor of making my Mother’s wedding invitations!  She told me exactly what she wanted, …

Happy Valentine’s Day!

“You do not know how much they mean to me, my friends, and how, how rare and strange it is, to find in a life composed so much of odds and ends… to find a friend who has these qualities, who has, and gives those qualities upon which friendship lives. How much it means that I say this to you -without these friendships – life, what cauchemar!” ~ T.S Eliot DOWNLOAD  my new image FREE  for 24 hours.  Share the love. SORRY FREEBIE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE  This image will be available soon at Squigglefly!  “There’s no vocabulary For love within a family, love that’s lived in But not looked at, love within the light of which All else is seen, the love within which All other love finds speech. This love is silent.” ~ T.S Eliot

This Puppy is All Heart!

I just love looking into this puppy’s eyes!  We had a dog that could just tug at my heart with one look!  Does your dog do the same thing?  I’ll bet he does!   He’s my most recent sketch appropriately called ‘PUPPY LOVE’. I colored him with copics (E31 E33, E39,W3,C7)  The papers are from the ECHO PARK Yours Truly 6 x 6″ paper pad.  I kept it simple and just added a little silver heart brad. I am entering this in a few challenges: Simon Says Stamp: animal antics! Forever Friends: use an animal (valentine) Moving along with the Times: have a heart Party Time Tuesdays: anything goes Fab n’ Funky: use a digi I hope you have a creative day and thanks for stopping by to say hello!  Deena xx 

New Images and a Challenge

Anyone up for a little CHALLENGE? How about we make some Valentine cards?  Easy right?? You can use my current digital freebie ( SEE top of blog Digital Stamp Freebies), or use any other  image that you want.  If you do use  an A Creative Need digital stamp image, your entry will count as two!  I will have a random pick draw for the WINNER on FEBRUARY 14th and the winner will receive their choice of… Any 3 digital stamp images from my A Creative Need shop. CHALLENGE: Your card/creation should have at least 3 hearts and a ribbon on it!    ‘Love Birds’  Link your entries by Feb 23rd 11:59pm est. Powered by Linky Tools Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list. Now on to my card for today!   I made a CAS card using my new  ‘COUNTRY HEART CHAIR’  image.   These NEW  IMAGES are available as of today at SQUIGGLEFLY and A CREATIVE NEED… A chair can have so much ‘character’ and charm don’t you think?  They are so appealing to …

Something New

Did any of you get some new crafting goodies to play with over Christmas?  Did you pick up some new papers or stamps at that fabulous boxing day sale?!  Well, Crafty Creations Challenges wants to make sure you use all those shiny new things! The challenge this week is SOMETHING NEW!  Use a NEW tool, stamp, embellishment, paper, or even a new (to you) technique!  The SPONSOR this week is      SEW MANY CARDS I received some new Cricut cartridges for Christmas! Yay!  I’ve used  frame 2 from my Fancy Frames cartridge cut at  3 1/2″ .  I cut it from a darker shade of sage green and then cut the Frame 2 layer in a paler sage.   The image is printed and colored in copics on cream cardstock. I punched 3 small hearts from the pale sage to add around the frame edge and then added two little heart buttons tied with twine for a sweet finishing embellishment. Image: Sew Many Cards “love tree” The colors for this card was inspired by The Colour …

Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

Dawn is our Crafty Creations host for this weeks challenge.   She would like to see your creations using…. a PB and JELLY SANDWICH theme. “Kraft/Brown, white/cream and one other color” that’s it. NO other colors. Our wonderful sponsor this week is our very own HOPE JACARE!!  Claire’s doodles are so beautifully unique! Be sure to have a look at her ETSY shop HERE. This weeks winner will recieve any 3 images of their choice from Doodles by Hope Jacare Also as a special offer to all our followers: if you use the coupon code CC25DEAL you can purchase any image at her shop with a 25% discount! Wow! I tried to stay true to the PB and J theme.  So I have my white (bread) and my kraft (pb) and my favourite red(raspberry jam)!   I had so much fun with this challenge, especially with Claire’s lovely image!!   I embossed the red panels with Floral screen print with my cuttlebug, colored the image with copics and followed the SKETCH AND STASH  sketch for this week too!  It’s all …

Masculine Valentine

Masculine Valentines are always a bit tricky I think.   I hope I pulled it off with this! Yes it has ribbons, but I don’t think it’s too frilly and I like the look of the newsprint with the hearts.  I stamped a sheet of newsprint  using an Impression Obsession Cover – a – Card background stamp. Then, I stamped the hearts and love sentiment (Daisy and Dandelion clear stamps- Candyfloss and Marshmallow stamps).  I punched them  using a 1 1/4″ square punch.  The strip of white card stock is embossed with the Sizzix notes die using the cuttlebug.  The base card is Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray card stock and I used grey and satin red Stampin’ Up! ribbon for embellishment. Thanks for stopping by!  You know I enjoy your company! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Deena