Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Valentine Sketch Card & SBS2 surprise

I FINALLY made a card for Nicola's sketch challenge! I don't know what took me so long!


When I finished this card, I wasn't too sure about it, but the more I look at it, the more I like it. Does that ever happen to you? The two panels and the circle under the heart are Cuttlebug embossed. The circle was cut with my Coluzzle. I used my Stampin' Up ticket punch on all of the panels. Pink ribbon was tied around the smallest panel. The "I love you" is a Studio G $1 acrylic stamp from Michael's. I added a couple of Prima Sprites, and the heart is an embossed design that I've had for quite some time. I believe it's by We R Memory Keepers. Let me know what you think.


Next, I got this CUTE card from my SBS2 secret sister. We're doing a card swap, and I got this adorable card yesterday. I love the colors, the lion image and how it's layered in two different colors, the circle scallop, the small sentiment, and I totally love the dotted colorful patterned paper. Thank you secret sis!

My secret sister also sent me a package of self-adhesive Primas. Thank you again! I can't wait to use them!

Whew, it's very COLD today! It's going to continue for a few days. It's shocking to go outside!

On a sad note, I was so sorry to hear about the death of Heath Ledger. I just love "10 Things I Hate About You" that he made when he was very young. I also thought he was excellent in "The Patriot". So charming, so much talent and potential, and what a tragic death.

Thanks for stopping by.

27 comments :

All Pink girl said...

2 fantastic card ,love the papers and the embossing ,Dawnx

malieta said...

I love your card for Nicola's sketch challenge Carol! The colors are so pretty together. Your RAK and Prima's are beautiful.
malieta:)

EllePiggo said...

They're both wonderful cards. :)

It is such a shame about Heath Ledger! :(

Vanessa.

Andrea, said...

Fabulous Valentines card, the embossing looks perfect and I love the heart embellishment. Fab card you got from your secret sister, the little lion is so cute.

Marlou said...

beautiful cards Carol, loving what you did for Nicola's sketch!!! excellent xx

Melissa M. M. M. said...

I'm sure about it. It's gorgeous! And Yup happens all of the time :0) We're WAY harder on ourselves than the people we give cards to would be. :0) Mel

scrapnnMO said...

OH wow love prima goodies and that sweet adorable card. But let me tell you the card you made at the top is GORGEOUS!

Rita said...

I luv what you did with this valentine card...it's fantasticly beautiful!!! It's always nice to get mail. Like her card, too.

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Carol, I love the V-day card! Such a cool layout and the embossing is terrific. Love that heart!
How fun to get cards anonymously, isn't it? Can't wait to see what you do with those Primas.
I was so sad to hear about Heath Ledger, too! He was very talented and so young!

Deb said...

Love your sketch card, it is fabulous! I do that all the time, not liking it at first then I go back and think its not so bad. My theory is you have been looking at it too long working on it, get a bit sick of it and then after having a break and look at it again you like it again!
Love the secret sister card and primas, fabulous mail! Like the idea, how did it work?

~KRISTY~ said...

TAKE ADVANTAGE CAROL OF THE BITTER COLD WEATHER & STAY INSIDE & CREATE!..I LOVE YOUR NEW CARD ALL THE EMBOSSING LOOKS FABULOUS..& YOUR SECRET SIS CARD IS CUTE WHAT A NICE LITTLE SURPRISE!

kathleenh said...

Pretty Valentine card. Your secret sis sent you an adorable card and those primas look fun!

Yeah, it was sad to hear about Heath Ledger. Such a waste of a young life.

My Paper World said...

Carol, your card is BEAUTIFUL!
The panels look fantastic with the embossing and ticket punched corners! and I love the finishing touches of the Prima sprites and the tied ribbon too!
Thanks so much for doing my sketch, I LOVE your card! and what great goodies you got from your secret sis!

LISA said...

wow it's stunning, i love the colours. The embossed panels really add that special something.
Lisa xxx

Terrie B x said...

beautiful card at the top & what a great card & primas from your sis :)x

Sharon Caudle said...

Love your card Carole! And I loved it the first time I looked at it! :) The embossing looks so great and that heart is so yummy! I love the affect the ticket punch gives. And how fun is the secret sister bit? That card is too cute and have fun with the Prima's!

Alexandra said...

Gorgeous card Carol! And, what an awesome secret sister RAK - love it! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Becky said...

Your heart card is beautiful! And your card and primas from your secret sis are so fun!

lauren said...

LOVE your *MPW* card! absolutely gorgeous and SOOOO fun! (& yeah, that has happened to me...a card growing on me, i mean. isn't that cool when it happens?!) :)

Chris said...

oooh Carol your card for the Nicolas challenge is fab!! Loving your Marlou's challenge card too the embossing is beautiful :D You have been busy!!
I neeeeeed those primas though... I suffering pangs of jealousy lol.. well done on another bargain girl :D

TERIBERI said...

Carol - I really love the card you made - the embossing is AWESOME. Your SS is just a sweetheart - I love the card and the Primas.
HUgs, TeriBeri

Deborah said...

Your cards are simply adorable! Such a sweet sistah too! Yum! Deb

** Isa ** said...

Your card for the challenge is so pretty... and I love this little lion I would have been as delighted as you to receive it and the pretty flowers...

Hugs xxx

Enfys said...

Great cards, love the cuttlebug heart one especially. Now you tell me you can get self adhesive primas............there goes the budget!

Quixotic said...

Lovely card (and the one from your secret sister!)!

That happens to me all the time - I make something and am not sure about it, then it grows on me.

I was so sad when I heard the news about Heath Ledger. He was a truly exceptional actor. 10 Things I Hate About You is a great movie - one of my "pick me up" films.

Cathrine StClair said...

I like your valentine - it reminds me of candy treats! That's my favorite embossing folder.

jenn* said...

your card has great texture! i really like the look of the 2 panels! how lucky are you?! what a great find in your mailbox, primas!