Wednesday 24 January 2018

Happy Valentines Day Card, Twofer the Darnell's New Card Challenge & One More Just for Fun

Lots of photos in this post, hope you enjoy the cards. This first was inspired by the Challenge over at

My inspiration from the photo is the soft colours, the soft pink, the pattern on the white biscuits,
the little flowers and birds and the heart shaped biscuits.

For my card I used a piece of soft pink vellum that has a wonderful sparkle to it. You can see the sparkle in the photo below where I have darkened the image slightly so you can see it better. I stamped and white embossed the pattern on the vellum. I attached the vellum to the card by tape at the back of the card and with little bits of tape in places where I have added flowers and birds on top of the vellum.

I die cut some hearts from a NBUS heart die from Stamplorations, you could leave the hearts in but I decided to just use the outline and a couple of the hearts at the bottom of the card.

 The Flowers are from Lawn Fawn and the birds from a WPlus9 set.
My 'Happy Valentine Day' sentiment is from Mama Elephant.

These next cards were all inspired by Darnelle's new  
Blog Challenge that she has started with a few wonderful
friends, most of whom I know and admire greatly.

What a fabulous challenge this will be and the first month that
I am just scraping in on is feathers. I looked at my wee supply of feather
stamps and my die stamps and nothing was jumping out at me. The problem was so many
beautiful cards had already been done with feathers that I just wanted so badly now
and my choices just weren't doing it for me.

Then I decided birds. Of course I have lots of birds, a literal avery full of birds that
haven't been used yet so I had to make a decision. Which one first. Seeing as I like a bit of humour
I went with this witty set from Sugar Pea. So not only am I entering a new challenge but Darnell has me using my NBUS stamps and boy do they need using (my house is starting to tilt with the pile of NBUS getting so heavy the footings are under stress).

I ended up making three cards, two I stamped the same with different sentiments which I just love.
Here we have the little duck's bum in the air and the sentiment 'Heard you were feeling under the weather'

So simple, stamped and coloured with copics. A little bit of blue glitter washi tape each side and finished.

On this card I added a couple of extra ducks  which meant
I needed to move the greenery around abit to fit the scene in.
My sentiment this time
'There's always one in the bunch'
and down below
'You quack me up!'

This time I finished the card off with orange glitter washi tape.

The two cards together, same stamp set, different uses.

I had to make one more because I loved this sentiment as well.

'Waddle I do without you?'

This time just a little bit of blue glitter washi tape 
across the top of the card.  

There you go, one very fiddly card and three very simple easy cards. 


My duck cards

Happy Valentines Day

'There's always one in the Bunch'
'You quack me up'

Happy Valentines Day Card

Heard you were feeling under
the weather
First time using this stamp set.

There's always one in the bunch.....
A new stamp set

Thank you so much for coming to visit.
I hope you enjoyed your visit and come again soon.


Kara Lynne said...

Such cute little ducks! I love the sentiments that go so perfectly with each scene! Your pink vellum card is very beautiful! Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Twofer Card Challenge!

Tina said...

Hahaha, your Duckie crds are so cute! The sentiments are perfect, and certainly made me smile. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful cards and takes on the challenges!

Jan said...

All three of these cards are just gorgeous Aileen! Your sentiments fit with your so very cute scenes so perfectly and you’ve also coloured them so beautifully too. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Lovely cards. The vellum on the first one, is so pretty and elegant, and the others, well, they just 'quack' me up. :-)

Anonymous said...

All great cards - but your little ducks are just so adorable. I love them. So so cute. Chantell Just Add Ink

Anita in France said...

Such a sweet take on the Inspired By inspiration, Aileen ... the vellum is just gorgeous! Those little duck scenes are adorable (beautifully coloured, of course!) ... and so much fun ... they're sure to raise a smile on the faces of the recipients! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

debby4000 said...

Love your selection of cards, beautiful vellum background you've made for the first card and the others are sooooo cute.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

lostinpaper said...

So cute, so sweet and so much fun Aileen!

Nikki Spencer said...

Lovely collection of creativity Aileen! You've used the inspiration beautifully....Very pretty! Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

Darnell said...

Oh, fun, this is the first time I've ever left a comment with two hats on, Aileen! I get to thank you for playing at Inspired By All the Little Things AND for playing in my first Twofer Card Challenge! Whoot! Of course, what's not to love about your beautiful vellum Valentine?! It's a perfect take on the photo inspiration with your colors and embossing and sweet pretty details of hearts and flowers and birdies!! And your butt-up duckie cards are just too too fun! I love all three of them! "Waddle I do ..." sounds like something I would say! Thank you so much for the shoutout, too, my friend! Mwah, Darnell

Cara said...

Wow, what a stunning set of cards! I love how you used the vellum on the first card and those ducks are just so cute x

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HOney said...

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Bobby said...

That embossed pink vellum is lovely, Aileen, and a wonderful backdrop for the flowers and birds. Speaking of birds, that little duck is so darling I can't help but smile. I bet the person needing get well wishes will be smiling too.

Rachael Lewsley said...

I just love the adorable duck imagery you've used, and your colouring just *pops* against the white space of your cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink :) x

Sheryl said...

Great collection of cards. Your under the weather card is just delightful.
Good to see you at 613 Avenue Create.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx