Saturday, 13 February 2010

Love Is All Around

We're rapidly approaching that special day when couples can openly celebrate their love for each other without fear of getting embarrassed .... awwwww bless!
Many of the blog challenges have adopted a Love Theme and encouraged us to get out the hearts and flowers this week.   I've taken advantage of this opportunity to enter several challenges with one card - something I usually struggle to do.
Last weekend, I was rather naughty ... slap ... slap ... and treated myself to the new Papermania Honey and Hugs collection so decided to use the cute owl character for my card.
It isn't necessarily a Valentine card - it could work equally well for an Anniversary or even a loved one's birthday ... at a push.
The sentiment is made up partly from alphabet stickers and partly from a wood mounted Penny Black stamp. 
I inked the words separately with a Promarker ... held my breath and hoped I'd judged the placement correctly so that the words would sit on either side of the owls feet.  Almost perfect ... but not quite.  This is a situation where clear stamps have a definite advantage over wooden ones.
The large owl was cut from a different sheet of the Honey and Hugs paper and then mounted on foam pads to brown cardstock which had been cut with a decorative trimmer blade. 
A strip of the leftovers came in handy for a perch - this was the point when I had the bright idea to split the sentiment into sections rather than stamp it the easy way.  Then I finished off with a some punched hearts for the trees - well you've got to have hearts somewhere haven't you?  

Here's the list of challenges that I think this card qualifies for ... you should pop along and join in with them too!
My Graphico ... Brown, Olive Green and Pink

Dutch Dare Challenge ... Valentines
Lots To Do ... Love Is In The Air
Daring Cardmakers ... Have a Heart
Simon says Stamp ... Love
Cute Card Thursday ... In the Name of Love
Pollycraft Monday ... Things with Wings
Lili of the Valley ... Valentines
Creative Card Crew ... Valentines



Hi Max
A fabulous card,
hugs Dianne xx

Martha said...

ahhh what cute card, thanks for playing with MyGrafico this week ;0)


Ann said...

Looks good to me Max - 6 sleeps - oooooooooh so excited.
Ann xxx

Effie said...

Cute owl!

sam21ski said...

Aww how sweet Max, lovely images

Thanks for joining us this week over on Lotstodo - Sam xxxx

Sue said...

what a lovely card,loving the owls...very cute indeed:)

thanks for joining us at pollycraft


Crafting Joanne said...

What a gorgeous card Max. So love those owls.

Thanks for joining us a Pollycraft.


Joanne xx

crafty creations said...

Hiya max and great to meet you - what a fabulous card you have created

Thanks for joining the Lotstodo Challenge this week xx Hilda

Lorraine A said...

Oh wow ,,, this is just gorgeous ! :-) I love the owl and the papers and embellies are perfect ! :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols and the DT :-) x x

Ang C said...

A gorgeous card and well done for combining it with so many challenges

mommabear said...

fabulous card MaI love owls

Beryl said...

I'm intrigued by Snn's comment shr counts everything in sleeps. What is she counting now I wonder. Got to be something goo. Love this owl card.Cute owls and great layout.
Beryl xx

Ellen said...

so cute

Bogner's said...

What a very cute Owl! Love how you did the color challenge!
Thanks for joining us at MyGrafico.
Rachel B

Emma said...

Gorgeous card and sooo cute...
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Loes said...

Oh, I love this card! The owl is fabulous!
Thanks for joining the Dutch Dare Card Challenge

Kelly Schelske said...

Love the owl! Super cute card, thanks for playing along with us at DDCC!

Bev said...

Fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining us at LOTV x

Nicola said...

This is such a beautiful card. Great image, papers and detail. Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley Max.
Nicola -x-

Marcea said...

This is a really wonderful creation. Your image and details are fabulous. Thankyou so much for joining us this week on LOTV

CraftyC said...

How cute is this! Thanks for taking part in the LOTV Challenge

Annie said...

such a cute card and ingenious use of the PB text! thanks for joining in the fun with us at CCT this week.
hugs, annie x