Thursday, January 17, 2013

My "funny" (nearsighted) Valentine . . .

Hey there my sweets . . . it's Thursday again . . . and that means it's time for another fun challenge at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!! This challenge is actually running for TWO WEEKS . . . so there's lots of time to join us in the fun!! Soooooo . . . my clever and oh-so-sweet Design Teamie, Tracy, is our hostess this week . . .  and she's chosen the theme . . .
Embossing!
(wet or dry . . . or both!)

Well, of course, being the overachiever that I can sometimes be, I went with BOTH . . . wet AND dry! hehe! What'cha think?
Isn't this the cutest image EVER?! OK . . . so, here's the story . . . (after all, it's always about the story, right?) . . . this is (can ya guess?) a Valentine!! Yep! Good guessing!! I made it for my sweet husband for a couple of reasons . . . one, he's kinda almost blind without his glasses! And two, when we first met, he sent me a little stuffed Hedgehog (which I still cherish)!! So, how perfect for his Valentine card, right? This image is called "You're kinda cute" and is available HERE in Mo's online store. Here's an extreme close-up of this little darlin' . . .
It cracks me up that this nearsighted little hedgehog is so "smitten" with a pincushion! LOL!! Here's a side view of my card . . .
As I said . . . I used both wet and dry embossing. I used a little "heart" embossing folder from "Crafts-Too" . . . and then I embossed the metal filigree corner with black embossing powder and then heated it (I applied two coats). Here's a closer look at my embossing efforts . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
White & black cardstock
Digi DPs: "Love Dreams" by Bearly Mine (I think)
 Oval & Scalloped Oval dies: Spellbinders
Heart & Scalloped Heart dies: Spellbinders
"Cherish" heart border die: Memory Box
Front sentiment: Penny Black
Ribbon, rhinestones, doily, & pearls: My stash
Embossing folder: Crafts-Too
Metal filigree corner: Wild Orchid Crafts
Inside sentiment: Craft Smart
Copic Sketch markers & colored pencils

A peek at the inside . . .
And . . . last but not least . . .
 Okey dokey . . . now it's your turn . . . but before you get craftin', first you'll want to head on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog to check out the fabulous projects created by Tracy and the rest of my talented DT sistahs! Then, please join us for this week's challenge. It's easy . . . just pull out your craft supplies and at least one Mo Manning image and start creating!!

Oh, oh, oh . . . and don't forget, Mo is awarding (selected at random) one $5.00 shopping spree at her online store for every 25 challenge participants! What an easy and fun way to get some new Mo images, right?!

And . . . that's it for me! Thanks bunches for stopping by and for leaving such sweet comments. Hugs . . . .

16 comments:

Alyce said...

pat this is so adorable! i love the colouring of his spikes and the little hearts are a cute touch :)

Mau xx said...

Hi Sweet Lady,oh! its good to be back calling onyou and reading your wonderful posts...he-he
Love the card and sounds like its a perfect choice for your hubby. Love the image i think I need it :)) and love the embossing and layers.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Ivonne said...

Hi Pat! Your card is gorgeous! Love the papers and the red/black/white color combo. The heart die is fabulous and the image is sooo cute!! Hugs, Ivonne

Boxofcolours said...

Fantastic Pat! And your hubby is not alone I am very shortsighted too!
Hugs
Jane

catherine said...

This is just so stunning Pat and love the super cute image and the colours. So beautiful inside too
x catherine

Frances said...

Love your card, great design and coloring, hugs, Frances!

Joann Burton said...

Adorable Miss Pat...I love it. joann sassy raggedy

Claire said...

Such a fabulous card Pat, your colouring is amazing of that wonderful image and love your colours and paper choices too. Hugs, Claire x

Candy said...

Hi Pat,
Love your prickly Valentine :o)
Love the story behind it!
Great papers and fantastic colouring of your porcupine. Love the added hearts!
Hugs, Candy
Magnolia-licious Designer

Debbie said...

Well Ms. Pat, This is such a fun image. Love every inch of this card. which I might add is PERFECT for Valentine's Day!!! and for someone who doesn't like to color animals, this one is colored to perfection. LOVE IT!!!!!


Hugs
Debbie

and P.S. Miss you already!!!

Karal Schuknecht said...

This is adorable. I love the image and it's so beautifully done.

Franz♥ said...

Ooohhh too lovely Pat!

Love papers and layout and omg, this Mo's image is fantastic, i didn't know it!

A big hug, Franz.

AnjaCardz said...

You "overachiever" produced an outstanding card! Love the design and papers and the cute hedgie is colored to perfection! The double embossed swirl corner looks great! This is something I have to keep in mind! ;-)

Big hug, Anja

Tracy said...

Boy did you do my challenge proud Pat! I am in total awe of your coloring on his fur and I absolutely LOVE the story behind choosing him for your card. He couldn't fit more perfectly could he. :-) I know you're out flitting about so I hope you're having a wonderful time. Miss ya! Hugs!

Kim Bell said...

Sweetie
Wow your card is just stunning as always. Your details are amazing. Love your Valentine story so sweet!! I know your honey will cherish this as always - smiles

Hugz
Kim

Grenouille Greetings said...

I'm lovin them all and still looking. Your colourwork of this hedgie is fabulous and your card is such a cutie! Hugs, lesley