Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day

I went with the PoppyStamps Challenge HERE, for my hubby's Valentine card this year.  The challenge is Crazy in Love, and you were to use nontraditional colors or die in unexpected way and I tried to do both with my card.  First no red's on this card and the dies are tendrils and the flower center from the poinsettia die set. Made into the shape of a heart.

Poppystamps -- Lovely tendrils and Blooming Poinsettia dies
Sandylion -- Letter stickers
Corner stickers -- sorry no name
Stickles -- Vintage photo for flower centers

The card measures 5x6 1/2.

My hubby did a little recycling on the card he made for me, the hearts are cut from a red solo cup and the swirls were made from a post it note.  The others are dies.  His card measures 3 1/4 x 4 1/2.

It snowed again today, I would say we probably have a couple inches, not to bad once again, There was a lower attendance than normal at church today, right at the time everyone should be coming in it looked like a blizzard out there, I have to go early so I made it in when it was just starting.  Enjoyed a nice lunch out with friends ( I wanted to try the Velvet cake blizzard at Dairy Queen) before heading back home.
   Hope you all had a nice weekend and have a wonderful week ahead of you.  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by, so good to hear from you,



Alex said...

Dear, dear Connie! So touching you both made cards...your hubby is good at it too! I like both, it must have been a challenge not to use red or pink, but you did it beautifully.
We too have had snow showers, but very wet and soggy ones, I am glad you
managed to get out and about, and to church. Sounds like you help prepare for the service?
Have a blessed week!

Kim said...

It is always a treat to stop by your place and see what beauty you have created each time. How sweet your husband made you a Valentine's card. Your card you made for your husband is so different....I love it. The heart tendrils are exquisite. Have yourself a lovely week too, Connie.

Christine said...

You are both so romantic & I loved both your cards!
Have a happy week!

Esther Asbury said...

How fun - your husband made you a card!! Love his creative use of solo cups! (smile)
Hope you enjoy your bird/nest from my shop when it arrives! (Thanks for your order!!)

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

I love the card that you created for your hubby. I love that he also made one for your, how creative. Especially cutting the cup into hearts, I never would have thought of that. I think it is so much more special when you can create something for each other. I hope you had a wonderful Valentines.

Leslie Miller said...

Those tendrils you used on your card are so pretty! Really a gorgeous card. And the poinsettia centers made perfect tiny flowers. Your hubby is a clever and thoughtful guy! Way to go with the recycling!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Gorgeous design Connie! Love how you made it - - non-traditional but 100% beautiful! And so sweet that he is 'crafty' : ) and made you such a cool card! Wow that is great! Enjoy the week ahead friend~ Karen O

Daniela said...

How lovely that your husband and you share the same interests and art ... he's an antist too, isn't he ?
Your cards are both so lovely and tender !

Let me wish you a most beautiful new week,
sending so much love to you

Cindy C. said...

How sweet!!! Your card is very lovely, and you hubby's card so cleverly done!!

Debbie said...

OMGOODNESSS, what a guy!!! give me a card any way, any time over a gift. and a handmade one, blows my mind. both are wonderful and he's a real keeper!!!!

Pam Sparks said...

love your non-traditional colors LOVE card Connie!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, how sweet you both made each other cards. Talent just runs in your family. How special your hubby took the time to create a card and such a special one too. Love the designs and the details for both. Really fabulous!!
Hope you get a warm up soon. Velvet Cake Blizzard!!! oh that sounds good. We got a new Dairy Queen and I will have to try that one!
Blessings for a nice week. xo

CherylQuilts said...

Connie, how precious that you and Greg made Valentine's card for each other - so sweet! I just love yours with how you've created a heart with the tendril dies and added the small flowers with "love" stamped inside. It's beautiful yet so appropriate for a guy! And, ah, I love how he recycled using hearts from a Solo cup. You are solo no more - yes, bad joke, eh? But truly, two sweet cards for two sweethearts! It often happens that church attendance is low when it snows, but how nice that you were able to enjoy some yummy Red Velvet cake blizzard! Ooh! Sweet! Warm hugs, sweet friend!

pam said...

Wonderful valentines card Connie, beautiful colours.
Thanks for joining us over on Poppystamps blog.
Pam x

Michele K. Henderson said...

Beautiful card, Connie! The Lovely tendrils is one of my favorites and I never thought to put them together like that to make a beautiful vine! That is a fantastic idea! Thanks for playing along with us over at Poppystamps!
Take care!

Jeanne J. said...

I think this is brilliant how you turned the tendrils into a pretty heart! Clever girl!