Happy Valentine’s Day My Prince!

My mom always told me that when I met my husband, I found my prince charming because he’s really handsome and does everything for me. My family calls me the princess! I don’t think it’s quite what my hubby had in mind for his princess, but it works for us! LOL! Everyone always asks me if they could borrow him. Sorry, ladies he’s all mine and has been for going on over 34 years. I couldn’t live without him, he’s my best friend.

This year, I thought I’d make him a special Valentine’s card with a little bit of humour that reflects our relationship! I do help when he lets me.

On the front of the card is the digital image from The Paper Shelter – Prince Charming.

Here is a close-up of the prince:

On the inside I used the stamps from Ai – Art Impressions – 4729 – In the Bag Set.

Here is a close-up:

The captions above and below the image were typed in Microsoft Word using the font Cooper Black, Size 14.

Background PaperK&Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-599338, K&Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-5993345

Die CutSizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted

EmbellishmentsJot Jewel Stickers

Used Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured in all images with Copic markers. Stamped images using Memento – Tuxedo Black.

He laughed when I gave him his card and he loved it! I hope you do too!

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!

Valentine for Vet 2017 from Boo

Hi There,

Sharing the card that I made for the vet from out black cat “Boo” for Valentine’s Day.


Here is a close-up:


For the inside I wrote a little sentiment from “Boo” to our vet and his wonderful staff.


Kittens are from Kadoodle Bug Designs – DS Cute Kitty Valentine.

For sentiment on front page used imported image from Cricut Cartrige –  Holiday Cakes  – Happy Valentine’s Day  #M3F6FB  into Cricut Design Space and then cut with Cricut Explore.

Cut out frame for image with Spellbinders S4-353 – Labels Twenty-Four and then edged with Tim Holtz – Festive Berries.

Coloured both images with a mixture of Copic and Spectrum Noir markers. Used Sakura Glaze – Black for his eyes, nose and whiskers.

They loved it! Hope you do too!

Sorry for the late posting!


Valentine’s Day 2017 – Hubby

Hi There,

Sharing the Valentine’s Card that I made for my
wonderful husband this year.

A little late in posting on-line.


Here is a close-up:



On the inside:




All Images by: Simply Betty from her FanPageImages collection.

CupidBetty and CupidCorinne.

Used Cricut Design Studio to import image:  Gypsy Wanderings – Heart #M3FF59. Made a copy of the hear and then welded it together. Then used my Cricut Explore to cut out the pieces.

Stamped background – Local King Rubber Stamp – Words (1) on the white hearts.

Coloured image with Copic markers.

My husband loved it! Hope you do to.

Valentine’s Day 2017 – Mom

Sharing a Valentine’s Day card that I made for my
mom and dad this year.



Here is a close-up:


Image by: faeryink_doodlebug_vdaylollipop

Image coloured with Copic Markers and Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen for highlights on eyes.

Used Cricut Design Studio to import image:  Gypsy Wanderings – Heart #M3FF59. Made a copy of the hear and then welded it together. Then used my Cricut Explore to cut out the pieces.

Hope you like it!





Bears – SG Hugs and Kisses Bear

Hi There,

Like to share a special card I made for my dear sweet husband. I’ve been very sick over the past couple of weeks and he has been taking great care of me. Love him so much!

When we were married our theme was bears. So I thought this card was perfect.

I’ve included 2 images. The first image is before I put the shaker card together. The second image is the completed card.

BearyMuchFrt_300 dpi  BearyMuchFrt4_300 dpi

The bears are from Too Cute by Jessica – SG Hugs and Kisses Bear by Saskatoon Graphics.

I uploaded the bear into Cricut Design Space and then copied it and made a mirror image. For the girl bear I added a little bow. Cut the designs out with my Cricut Explore.

For the sentiment and lips and hearts on the background, I used Peachy Keen Stamps – PKS-13 January 2013.

I stamped the sentiment first with VersaMark and then embossed with Ranger – Super Fine Detail Clear.

Sequence is from Craftin Desert Diva’s – Heart Breaker.

Heart patterned paper is from K&C Company – KP Valentine.  Kelly Panacci.

Highlights on the eyes were done using Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen.

Craft foam was also used to make the shaker card.

Used Cricut Design Space and my Cricut Explore to create the window and frame border for the shaker card.

I am also happy to announce that I am now a Designer for Too Cute By Jessica. YAY!

It’s still not too late to join the current challenge.



Valentine’s Card for Parents

Hi There,

Back to share another card that I made for Valentine’s Day. Since my parents live so far away, I thought these 2 digi stamps from Craftin Desert Diva’s would be perfect for a simple little Valentine’s card for them.

I brought the 2 digi’s into Microsoft Word and then duplicated them 3 more times for a total of 4 images each. This allowed me to fussy cut the images after colouring the various parts and then layer them to give the characters some depth. I printed the images out onto “100% Recycle Paper, Robert Bateman, Cover Series, Artist Quality Sketchbook” paper and then used PrismaColor Premier Pencils and Gamsol blending medium to colour the images. I highlighted the eyes with Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen and the noses with Gelly Roll Sakura #6 Pen. A touch of Clear – Wink of Stella on the small hearts.

The 2 digis that I used were:

On the Front: “Little Lovelies Bear with Mailbox”


Here is a closer look.


I embossed the “Happy Valentine’s Day” with Versamark and Ranger Embossing Powder – Rich Red.

On the inside is the digi called: “Little Lovelies Love Letter Bear”.

I think the first photo shows off the layers better. This is the same image. Just shown at 2 different angles.

VPInside  IMG_20160128_230506

Here is the close up.


For the background paper I used K&Company 2-sided Valentine’s paper. I cut it out with Spellbinders Postage Stamps S4-348 and my Sizzix BigKick machine.

The little sentiment on the front is also from K&Company.

Hope you like it!

Entering this card into 2 of Craftin Desert Diva’s Challenges.

Craftin Desert Diva’s (Linky Party – Week 2 Challenge)

and also: (January Digi Challenge).



Valentine’s Day Card for my Hubby

Hi There,
Back again to share a Valentine’s card that I made for my wonderful husband of 25 years.
Love Bug Front   Card open

To make the shape of the card, I used Cricut Design Space and then cut the card layout and all of the images using my Cricut Explore.
I made the card 6″ x 6″ and cut 2″ off either side of the panels so that they would come together to make the front of the card.
I adhered the 2 (4″ x 3″ panels rectangles on both sides). I also used Cricut Design Space to cut the hearts directly in half so I knew they would match up on the front.
I duplicated the large hearts while they were still together and used them on the inside. The large hearts are both part of the Cricut Craft Room Basics.
The “Happy Valentine’s Day” is from Cricut – “Phrases” cartridge.

Love Bugs are all from Miss Kate Cuttables.
Valentine LadyBug Boy, Valentine Ladybug and Love Bug Title.

Here’s a closer look.

Girl Bug Mail Bug

Inside Bug

Paper background is from K@Company 12 x 12″ Designer Paper.
Wording is from Cricut – “Baby Steps Font”.

For the final touch, I added a some Clear “Wink of Stella” on the Lady and some of the hearts.
Hope you like it!

Entered this card into “Miss Kate Cuttables Galleria – January Challenge.”

Also entered into “” – Cricut Lovers Guide to Design Space.