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To My Own Valentine :)

In this post I am sharing with you the card I have made for my boyfriend, so Elliot, if you are reading this, CLICK AWAY! Don’t spoil your own surprise…

So because the PTI contest had us all mucking about Pinterest looking for inspiration, I stumbled upon an image that reminded me to make a Valentine’s card that was more personal to us as a couple, and not something that was just my sort of usual thing.

via Pinterest

Red velvet cupcakes are my personal favourite! Well anyway I’ll get on to showing you my card for him.

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My boyfriend and I are in a long distance relationship- but during the time we stayed together he would make me the best Milo, which is a malt chocolate drink probably not so well-known in USA! E would heat up soy milk — I’m mildly lactose intolerant — on the stove and then fill the mug nearly half-full with the Milo powder so I could get some really thick and rich choccy drink on a chilly evening in Melbourne. As a joke I would always ask E for a cupcake or muffin so it would complete my mini-meal. And so this card came to be 🙂

I used Candy Cane Christmas from PTI for the mug of Milo (words stamped with some lovely Lawn Fawn alphas), ampersand from Paper Smooches and finally the cupcake with PTI’s Cupcake Collections- I had sold the dies off as I hardly used them so I had to fussy-cut out that pink topping!!

Also, I just had to add something *shiny* to the card because E knows I like shiny things LOL. It is some pretty glitter ribbon from American Crafts; I practically started gravitating towards the ribbon shelf in my LSS when I spotted it and just had to have it 🙂

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SHINY!!!

Thanks for visiting, and if you read through this post, you get an e-cupcake from me! xx Stephinka

Challenges entered:
DYSU – #58 Love
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Blog – February Challenge # 7 – Anything goes..
Crafty Boots Challenges – Valentines

Valentines… now with extra LOVE! :)

I missed Day 3 and 4 of the Papertrey Ink anniversary festivities, but today I’m back with some card, that are inspired by images on Pinterest. This card I’m sharing in this post is inspired by this:

Love-themed sugar cookies in such delicious shades of pink and red!

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Some burlap… PTI heart border dies on Doodlebug Sweet Cakes collection papers. A stamped heart using Hero Arts also on paper from the same collection; a white glittery chipboard heart from Melissa Frances. Finally, PTI Tiny Tag on a MFT heart die cut 🙂

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Just love that glittered heart and how there is a little heart cut-out on the kraft tag. 🙂

Thanks for looking!! Hope everyone is doing well! I’ve been having a fair bit of pain these couple of days and hope it will pass soon to more comfortable days!  xx Stephinka.

Challenges entered:
DYSU – #58 Love
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Blog – February Challenge # 7 – Anything goes..
Crafty Boots Challenges – Valentines
Kreative Stempelfreunde – Challenge # 44 Valentine
4 Crafty Chicks – Love is in the Air…
Sarah Hurley Challenges – Love is All Around
The Kraft Outlet – La La Luv You

XOXO.. :)

If you are at my blog looking for my review on Hero Arts Shadow Mid-Tone Inks, click here.

Here’s a card I promised to show you yesterday! A lovely friend already bought this (and the previous card) to send as Valentine cards, I’m so excited to make a sale! :’)

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I used some grey grosgrain ribbon from American Crafts called Ash, that I thought was a very good match for the PTI shade called Stone. Can’t compare as I don’t have any Stone ribbons but this will do!

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The sun was shining so brightly in my balcony! I think it was around noon that I took this picture… I do love that it brought out the pretty glitter in the pink glittered heart by Melissa Frances. I have been hoarding those hearts she used to sell (or rather, I can’t find them anymore).

I’m going to make more posts for tonight as I am joining in some challenges!

Thank you for visiting!! xx Stephinka (and as always, I will always visit your blog if you leave your URL!)

Challenges entered:
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog – The One I Love
Our Creative Corner – Love is in the Air
DYSU Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog – #106 Clean and Simple
Party Time Tuesday’s Challenge Blog – PTT #53 Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Challenges – Valentines
Kreative Stempelfreunde – Valentines

for you… my love :)

Unlike making cards for Christmas, I feel like Valentine’s is much more fun to craft for… Since you can give out handmade I love you cards all year round! I think that’s why my inspiration hasn’t run too low even with it looming ahead as it would usually if I had to craft a lot for a particular holiday.

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Excuse my lighting! It’s so hard to photograph cards without a lightbox and I think I desperately need to make one… The problem is first I need to get out of my chair. LOL! And then I need to actually make the darned thing.. Oh goodness. Now I’m wishing I had a DH; I imagine it would be lovely and fairly convenient for a crafter who had a DH into DIY so he can help custom make racks, tables, cupboards to hold all the lovely embellishments and supplies.

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Lots of Papertrey Ink Mat Stack 4 action here! Hearts are from My Favorite Things, and of course the tag is from Tiny Tags (PTI)! I’m loving the kraft buttons from PTI too… They look like they will go with anything!

I have another card to share but I will put it in a separate post. Thank you for visiting!! xx Stephinka (and as always, I will always visit your blog if you leave your URL!)

Challenges entered:
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog – The One I Love
Our Creative Corner – Love is in the Air
DYSU Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday’s Challenge Blog – PTT #53 Anything Goes

Love, Love, Love is All You Need

Hey again guys! So I had a pretty rough night of sleep and got up at 5am. My sleep is so erratic these days and I really haven’t been feeling too well as a result. But I figured since I couldn’t sleep, I was going to make a card. Yeah… I’ve gone a bit nutty! Once again, please excuse the indoor lighting… As I said, it’s 5am and there is no natural light! Bah!!!

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I (HEART) U on little banners with dimensional foam! 🙂 For the challenges, I had to keep to a purple theme and the card is based on this sketch:

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Here’s my take on it:

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Thank you for visiting 🙂 I might try to go back to bed now lol! xx Stephinka

Challenges entered:
Less is More – Predominantly Purple
Just Us Girls Challenge – JUGS #118 Sketch
The Paper Players – #77 All You Need is Love

Love Grows

Another card I’m sharing with you- and the last post from me today *grins*

Challenges I’m entering this card for:
Try It On Tuesday – All Your Own Work Challenge
Stampalot Challenge – Monochromatic
Papertrey Ink – Make It Monday #47: 2011 A la Carte: Make It Monday #34: Thick Chipboard Accents

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I used white embossing powder to emboss the branches with hearts onto a canvas base, and then painted over it, dabbing off the excess so the embossing showed through.

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With some Papertrey Ink alphabet dies, I made the ‘sentiments’ 🙂 I made the heart chipboard by taking a cereal box and making multiple cuts with a heart die and then gluing them together. Finished it off but brushing some of the same pink paint over the chipboard!

Thank you for visiting me! I appreciate all comments and will return comments if you leave your blog addy. Hugs! xx Stephinka

Supplies-
Cardstock: Sweet Blush (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)
Stamps: All You Need… 40-092 (Penny Black)
Others: Sticky Back Canvas (Claudine Hellmuth Studio); Chewing Gum Paint Dabber (Jenni Bowlin Studios); Alpha Block Dies (Papertrey Ink); Heart Prints Collection dies (Papertrey Ink)