Friday, 20 January 2012

Valentines Cards #2

I had set out to make two of the same valentines, but I jumped in feet first and put pop dots before I should have. I wanted to join the Tip Top Tuesday Challenge #68, which gave a choice of two sketches. I immediately had an idea for the second, and so I went to work. I didn't lay things out first, so I found as I was putting things together that I didn't have enough room for my sentiment. I changed the layout so it worked. In the end I ended up with two similar looks but different. As it turns out now that I'm getting ready to post, my idea wasn't so original. I see that others have posted similar cards. I am still submitting the first card of the two to this challenge.



Tip Top Challenge - Sketch 2

Cricut Cartridges:

Plantin Schoolbook - Hearts

Home Decor - Love


  1. What darling Valentines! LOVE the use of buttons!!! :)

  2. Hi Colin, 2 Fabby cards so lovely to see you at Top Tip Tuesday too! and even nicer to have a guy playing along! you male crafters are few and far between so its a pleasure to have seen your cards and thank you for leaving us a comment there too!

    Don't forget you can enter 3 different projects/cards and also 3 Top Tips so if you have a Tip to share check out the how to do that on the challenge :0)

    Happy Crafting Samantha :0)

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  3. Hi Colin,
    Fantastic renditions of this sketch! The bold love is perfect on your first one and the addition of the buttons just adds that extra pop. Beautifully done. As for the second one.... just as wonderful and so very unique with the vertical ribbon! Great idea letting it flow off the top of the card. :)
    So glad you played along with our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Good luck to you and have a great weekend.
    High fives,
    Lisa xx

  4. Both cards are great! I don't know which I like better, I really like the buttons and the way 'love' is across the bottom on the one card, but I also love the ribbon with 'love' on top too. Thanks for joining the Sketch Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

  5. You did a fabulous job with both cards, Colin!! I love the embossing and your designs are just gorgeous!! Beautiful cards!! :)


  6. Gorgeous cards Colin - I think very often our 'not-quite-as-we-planned' creations turn into something we think should have been the first idea - mine do anyway ;)
    Beautifully placed hearts and I love the buttons you've added too - Gorgeous!

    Thanks so much for joining in with us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday - and don't forget we give away a prize to the best Top Tip left in a post and linked back to us! Hope to see you again very soon :)

    Carol x

  7. A beautiful card. I love the off the page look. A great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  8. Very pretty! Love the different shades of pink.

  9. No, I didn't catch their eye. I'm just a DT on the team and had to post the mid week tutorial. Glad you like the card though and congrats to YOU for being the winner of C.O.E. at TTT! Going to check out your other cards now.:)
    Lisa xx