Friday, January 15, 2016

Butterflies and Valentines


Hello and happy Friday!  I've got 7 cards to share with you after a busy few hours in the Craft Cave yesterday.  First up is my entry for The Paper Players colour challenge.  I have to say that I struggled with this one especially the bright pink and red. I finally had a breakthrough though when I came across this My Cute Stamps set.  I stamped the circles to create an abstract sky and then I stamped, coloured, fussy cut and popped up the butterfly.  The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (Butterfly & circles from Miss You) My Cute Stamps
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Dashed panel) Avery Elle
Gems:  Recollections



This next card started by using the current sketch over at RetroSketches.  I'm also going to enter this in the Addicted to Stamps and More Anything Goes challenge.  I love this Lawn Fawn set for Valentine's cards.  All the little images are adorable.  So adorable in fact that I made 6 cards using each of the images and their matching sentiments.  








  










Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink (Real Red, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Heart from Falling For You) Paper Smooches, (All others from My Silly Valentine) Lawn Fawn
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Real Red) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Stitched Wonky Squares) Lil' Inker Designs
Washi:  Crafty Basics
Markers:  (R17, R27, Y08, YG03, YG11, YG67, G07, E31, E50, E57, C1, C3) Copic

13 comments:

Hannelie said...

Firstly... thanks for sharing your beautiful butterfly card at The Paper Players! That delicate butterfly looks amazing against the dotted BG! (And for your kind comment regarding my inspiration card!)
Your set of Valentine's cards... well as the one sentiment reads...knocked MY socks off! Brilliant job!

Karen B. said...

Awesome abstract background sky and your valentine cards are so sweet!

Nance Leedy said...

Lovely background you created on the butterfly card--love the scribbly circle stamp! What a great way to use our colors this week. The valentines are darling too! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

Claire Broadwater said...

Jen, I just love the background you created! Your card is so fun! I would never know that the colors gave you a problem. LOL! You make Clean and Simple looks so fantastic! I struggle with CAS cards. I love your Valentine's, too. SO happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

cm said...

Oh my, Jen...you've created an array of delight here! I'm completely in love with your butterfly card! I'll be investigating that company/stamp for sure! The red and blue: perfect! Your Valentine cards: absolutely adorable! I need a little set like that (too late for this year) to create cards for my niece and nephew's kindergarten and daycare pals. This year: Valentine-themed bookmarks for my niece's classmates...17 done and 17 to go (and the 25 somethings for my nephew's group, and 6 teacher cards...time's a ticking...).
Hugs~c

Joyce said...

Oh, you've been busy, and I love all your wonderful creations. Your valentines card set is particularly adorable.

Lisa said...

These are all just as sweet as can be Jen!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

From elegant and eloquent to so stinkin' cute, your Cave productivity here is fabulous, Jen!! Isn't that just the best feeling?! Hugs, Darnell

maria f. said...

What an adorable set of Valentines. Love those mini images.

Lynn said...

You are on a roll. What an adorable set of cards!

I Card Everyone said...

Olive every one, Jen!! But your abstract sky is just fabulous! LOve how your brain works, and every silly pun-y sentiment on your Valentines!!!
=]

Bobby said...

Love the background you created for the butterfly, Jen, and those valentines are just too cute. I know you love a good pun and these fit the bill.

Olesya Kharkova said...

Oh I love this stamp set from LF, so so cute! Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM blog!
Olesya, DT