I've used one of the cute new Animal Crackers digis by CC Designs.... this one is "Cupig", love it! My husband loves pigs, so as soon as Christine penned this one I knew I had to get it. so I did, from here. Moving Along With The Times has Cute Critters as their challenge theme, so I'm entering there.
I've used the yummy sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp this time around; it's a goodie :-) I've reversed it... but that's allowed, so I'm entering there.I used Prismacolor pencils to colour the image, I do like the soft finish you can get with them - and I'm still on my mission to perfect the technique :-)
The sentiment is part of the digi... though it wasn't in this position on the stamp so I cropped it off a copy, and pasted it where I wanted it - yet another reason to love yer digis!!
I printed the papers - with my new printer, my old one died at the most critical of moments, typical! I had just bought a bulk load of ink cartridges too, so I had to scour computer stores until I found the same model - or at least one that took the same cartridges... easier said than done I might say! but my hubby to the rescue; he found one, went and picked it up and paid $39 for it... that's less than the replacement ink, lol.
I digress.... Back to the papers, they're from Nitwits, the Puppy Love Too collection and I love them. Digital Tuesday want us to use Pink or red, so I'll be entering there, and Pollycraft Reds, Pinks and Creams, so in there too.
I cut the mats from more of the lovely textured cardstock I'm building a range of in my stash, and popped all the layers up on foam dots, per usual :-) Crafty Emma's Challenge is Lots of Layers (at least three)... I'm in! The image panel and mat is cut with Nestabilities Labels Nine, the edges of all the panels have been softened with a bit of beige ink.
I finished the card off with a couple of buttons from my stash, with bakers twine bows; Cupcake Craft Challenges has "Entwined" (use some twine), so I'm entering there too.
There are a lot of Love/Valentines theme challenges that I'm entering, Deep Ocean Challenge has Love You, The Paper Shelter has Be My Valentine, Simon Says Challenge and By the Cute and Girly both have Love is in the Air, Divas by Design and Addicted to Stamps both have simply "Love", while Totally Gorjuss has "Lurve" baby ;-) Cards for Men has Valentines Day/Love, even though this card's got a lot of pink on it I think the burgundy matting has offset it enough to make it "safe" to give to my man! Fairy Fun Fridays has Let Me Call You Sweetheart, which is coincidentally one of the songs my hubby hums (used to be in a TV series we liked years ago) The Allsorts Challenges is a Free and Easy one... every week this month, easy peasy :-)
As per usual I finished the inside of the card off with papers and elements from the front: some more of the Nitwits paper and an offcut of DCWV Mariposa for the jotting panel. Please note that I managed to straighten the panel on the left before giving it to my husband :-) isn't it funny, it didn't even look crooked until I saw the photo.... does that ever happen to you?
Well that's it for my Valentines Day card... well my husband's Valentines Day card, we'll share :-) So I'll send you some "hogs" and see you soon, until then have a lovely Valentines Day and Happy Crafting, Donna xx