Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I don't do Valentines

January's {From the Heart Stamps} Inspiration Stamp of the Month challenge, Kitten and Heart tells me I have to make a Valentine. Now, I don't make valentines. I'll buy a cute stuffed animal, buy some candy, buy a valentine or maybe take you to dinner, but please don't ask me to make a valentine. That makes using this month's digi a real challenge.

Many of you know that I like a challenge and often use cards that I'm swaping for the Free digi of the month Challenge.

Pearls are the mystery item for the Mystery card swap in January. Perfect! I'm only in two card swaps this month and the Color of the Month colors; Black, White and Silver, didn't lend themselves to Valentines. But Kittens, Hearts and Pearls do.

That's my Valentine. I'm not really happy with it and it does look better in person, but that's what I came away with. I have now used some of my stash of pink papers, my Sizzix heart embossing folder and the pearls. Yaaaa!

My other swap, COTM, well, I made several before I decided on this one. When I check on who my partner was, the cards I had made just didn't seem right. I had just ordered the SU People like you stamp and it was down at my SU Enabler's house. Knowing my swap partner liked this stamp, I picked it up and made this card... hope she likes it.

Thanks for stopping by.  Take Care

PS: I replaced the missing pearl on the Valentine card.



Jackie said...

Great cards Joyce...my fave is the first one! That's an awesome technique that I haven't tried yet but I want to! Both of your cards turned out wonderful...TFS!!!

Design Originals by KC said...

Joyce I love your cards... the Valentine one reminds me of my daughters cat and love the tone on tone of the other! Thanks for sharing :) Kathi

Kristie said...

I think the first card is really cute :-) I like the pearl border.

The second card is so pretty. It really is a lovely flower.

Imke said...

The valentine card is super cute. You did a great job with the "SOTM Image" and i like all the PINK :-)

Thanks for joining us @ From the Heart Stamps !

Anne from The Fairy Bridge said...

Two beautiful cards Joyce - can't decide which is my favourite.

Love Anne xxx

PS I don't do Valentines either haha

Dell said...

I adore that kitty card! That design just rocks!

sunstamper said...

I really like the "starburst" design you used on the kitty card. And that kitty is so cute!

kel Acopan said...

oooooh that is an adorable image! great card

lovies, =o) kel

Krista Quick said...

For not doing Valentines, your kitty card is really adorable! And I love the elegance of your flower card - beautiful!

Tania said...

Those are lovely! I really like the sunburst technique on the first one, and the colours on the second one.