Sunday, 27 February 2011

Bright and happy colours are always my favourite.

I went out last night  for a  movie and dinner with a friend and although I didn't have a very late night I was really tired today at work and was determined to come home and go to sleep. It's now 3am and I still haven't had a nap so I guess tomorrow I will be sleeping in. 

The colours are not very clear in this card, attempted taking the photo a few times and this is the best  my husband and I could do. I have had this idea of a little envelope with hearts exploding from the envelope for a long time. I originally wanted the sentiment to be "sending all my love to you" but I changed my mind and will use it for the next card I do with envelopes and hearts . I did this card using up rub-ons that I have had for some time. To me the border rub-on resembled stitching, I was originally going to hand stitch around the envelope to give the card a homely look  but was way too tired to put the effort in so settled for faux stitching, shortcuts are always good.

The Challenges I have included-
The Play Date Cafe-Colour challenge PDCC70.
The Paper Variety-Sew much fun.
Prairie Fairy Fridays-Inspired by a song.This card was inspired by one of my favourite songs being "Please Mr Postman" by the Marvelettes.
Tuesday Throwdown-3D.
Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog-Love is in the air.
Stamping Vacation-No Flowers.

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. I am looking forward to a nice relaxing Sunday, I was going to tidy up my craft room but I think that can wait, it will be done eventually.


I was chosen as one of the "cream in the coffee" winners for this card over at The Play date cafe.

14 comments:

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. I love the hearts coming out of the envelope. TFS.

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Pretty creation dear.

Sudha
sudha-kalra.blogspot.com

Leanne said...

This is certainly bright & happy with love overflowing. Beautiful!
Enter your next card for the challenge Inspired by a song. You'll find the link on my new post.

Sarah Anderson said...

how lovely that you chose the Play Date Cafe to make your lovely envelope card for - such a great design, and fabulous use of this week's colours. Thanks for playing :)

patti west said...

hi Susan! I SO LOVE this card! It is so charming!! Love the colors and your faux stitching - which, BTW, when I first saw it, I thought it was real machine stitching. :) Thanks for playing at The Paper Variety. p.s. I'm a new follower. :)

Misty said...

Beautiful card, the hearts, the envelope, the stiching. It's all great!

mindy gallagher said...

I love this card, it's awesome :D thanks so much for sharing with us at TPV!

Fiona said...

Great card Susan! Love the faux stitching highlighting your little envelope :) Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe!

Lauren said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown's 3D challenge!

Lauren

Jinny Newlin said...

Oooo! LOVE this! Definitely a fave of mine! Great stitching, and that pocket, all jam packed with hearts, is adorable! Thank you so much for playing along with us, this week, in The Cafe!

Michele Gross said...

Love it! That funky stitching is super cool! Sweet little envelope too :) So glad you came to play with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE that funky stitching! Great card--and I think the colors show perfectly and match our challenge! Thanks for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}

Bettina said...

hi susan. i love bright and colorful cards too, especially when spring is knacking on the door. what a clever ide and it looks wonderful! im so glad you joined us over at FFF. hugs.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a wonderful card this is! Love the simplicity which makes the sweet image even more powerful! Super colors too. Thanks for "singing" along with us this fortnight at Fairy Fun Fridays!