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Love Birds

This is my last card I’m posting for the day, continuing on with the PTI Anniversary creations requirement to be inspired by something on Pinterest; I decided to look at the cards that I have pinned to my own inspiration board. It was about time I tried to learn from those ideas so in essence this is sort of a CASE card.

The above card is by Angeline of The Creation of Creativity, so credits to her for this gorgeous card I’ve used as inspiration!

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Used the Little Bitty Birds stamps and dies to make the birds on some pinkish red cardstock. If you’re wondering why both birdies are the same colour, it’s because I made this card specifically for a female friend and her female significant other.

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I was just thinking some time ago, that there was a lack of handmade cards relating to the GLBT community, and was rather upset when there were silhouettes or cameos of men and women and you could only stamp it so that a man’s silhouette always faces the direction of the woman’s silhouette. So today, I’m glad I was able to play around with these dies to make a girl birdie face another girl birdie 🙂

Anyways, these are already in the post and on the way to them. I really hope they like it!

Thanks for visiting, and if you have any thoughts regarding this post please do leave me a comment! xx Stephinka

Challenges entered:

4 Crafty Chicks – Love is in the Air…
Sarah Hurley Challenges – Love is All Around
DYSU – #58 Love
Crafty Boots Challenges – Valentines
Kreative Stempelfreunde – Challenge # 44 Valentine
The Kraft Outlet – La La Luv You

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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

Won’t you give me somebunny to love…

Another card… using one of my favourite dies from PTI, the Parisian Lace doily to emboss instead of cuting all the way through 🙂

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This bunny here is from Lawn Fawn’s My Silly Valentine set and is just the most adorable thing ever. I have finally jumped on the Copic bandwagon and after a few test colourings. Pretty proud of myself. I even gave it some blush hehehe! And I just adore the little red heart ❤

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Bunny is slightly popped up with foam adhesive to give some dimension. Oh, I just adore this bunny and I am sure I will reach and reach again for it.

Thanks for visiting xx Stephinka

Challenges entered:
Lawnscaping Challenges – #27: Inspiration Photo
Crafty Boots Challenge – Valentines
Kreative Stempelfreunde – Valentines

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

Happy Valentine’s Day..

Privyet! (That is ‘hello’ in Russian! ;)) Today’s card is as the title suggests, a Valentine’s day card… Back when I was in secondary school (high school in the US!), it was a single-sex school, so everyone is very open on giving each other gifts and flowers… On Valentine’s day morning we would all go around to classrooms making our deliveries of chocolates, candies, soft toys, flowers and cards. Thinking back on it brings back very fond memories of my school days! It really wasn’t just a day for lovers, for us it was also a day of love for your friends 🙂

Here is my card today:

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Quite a few layers here 🙂

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The top two mat stacks had foam dimensionals.. unfortunately I was unable to capture it without showing all of you the foam LOL

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I used a sticky red tape and then poured some pretty glitters over it before adhering my mat stacks. The white layer was inked along the edges with ink the same colour as the cardstock, can you see? Drawing little fake ‘stitches’ with a white pen… so much fun! I also inked up the edges of the top-most layer to make the black stand out from black.

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Card Positioning Systems: CPS 249
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Black, White and One other Color…
Creating Moments in Time: Valentine’s Day Design
Papertrey Ink: Make It Monday #47: 2011 A la Carte: Make It Monday #3: Glitter Strips with Scor-tape
Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge Blog: Challenge 20 – Love is in the Air

Phew, that’s a lot of challenges- I could not find any of them listing a limit I may enter my card to, so I decided to enter them all! Anyway thank you for visiting me… and as always you know I love comments and I love returning comments more so don’t forget leaving me your URL!

Supplies-
Cardstock: random black and white cardstock; Raspberry Fizz cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Happy Day stamp set (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Raspberry Fizz die ink, Fresh Snow pigment ink (Papertrey Ink); Versamark (Tsukineko)
Other: Happy Day die, Mat Stack 4 die, Mat Stack 4 Layerz die (Papertrey Ink); White embossing powder (Hero Arts); Signo White pigment pen (Uni-ball); Sugar Coating Lily White glitter (Doodlebug); sticky red tape