Sunday, February 6, 2011

Cupids & Tree of Love

I made this card a while ago and have been waiting for February to show it off! All the images are from Make it Crafty including the Tree of Love in the background. These fun cupids also decorate my blog... see if you can spot all three!

The card has a lot of action to it so I "grounded" it with a large embellishment grouping on the lower corner. The grouping is an ensemble of my favorite things... lace, head pins, laser cut chipboard (also painted with Liquid Pearls) and finally a charm. I could have added a few more, but the card was getting heavy. :D I also distressed the decorative paper in the background and used lots of foam dots to "lift" some areas.

Now that all the Valentine and love challenges are out there, I thought I'd make an effort to get this one in to as many challenges as possible... to stack them up! This might be one of the few Valentine cards I make so we'll see if I'm lucky enough to get any top picks. I think my average winning percentage is less than 1/2% so I'm just sharing for the enjoyment. ;D Here's a view of the background in full...

Bringing on the challenges:
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Challenge #10 (Be my Valentine)
Creative Cowgirls - Challenge #6 (Valentines)
Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central (Valentines)
Die Cut Dreams - Challenge #82 (Lot'o hearts, no sentiments)
Crafts and Me Challenge (Red)
Flourishes Timeless Tuesdays - Challenge #103 (Valentine)
Simon Says Stamp Challenges (Love is in the air)
Paper Crafting Journey - Challenge #3 (Love is in the air)
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Challenge #45 (Valentines)
Delightful Challenges (Come Fly with Me)
Crafty Purple Frog - Challenge #8 (Valentines Day)
Stampin' for the Weekend - Challenge #3 (St Valentines Day)
Mami Doodles - Challenge #19 (The magic of love)
Card Makin Mamas - Challenge #14 (Valentine)

Main Stamp:
Whoopsie Cupid, Aim em Up Cupid, Run Away Cupid abd Tree of Love (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Lemonade (BG)
Chipboard: Love Heart Swirls (MiC)
Copic Colors:
-cupids: E00, E11, E13, E04, R21, B0000, B000, B02, C00, C1, C3, R22, R24, R29, R39, E43, E44, E47, E49
-tree: E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, R22, R24, R29, R39, G20, G21, YG63, YG67, G99, 0, B000, BG93, BG96, BG99, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99

Did you know? The term "gizzard" can refer to the general guts, innards or entrails of animals, however, it is an organ found in the digestive tract of some animals, including birds, reptiles, earthworms and some fish. This specialized stomach constructed of thick, muscular walls is used for grinding up food; often rocks are also instrumental in this process. In certain insects and mollusks, the gizzard features chitinous plates or teeth. In some bird species, undigested parts of the food (including bones, fur, feathers, bills, claws and teeth) are formed together and passed back up into the stomach to be regurgitated, better known as pellets or casting.


  1. Lovely cards! Those cupids are great! :D

  2. funny and lovely card ! great !!

  3. Barbara, great card. Those cupids are very fun :)


  4. hahahaha
    Ohhh Barbara, this is the most cutes card I have see today.
    Fantastic scene.

  5. Haha Barbara! This is wicked :D Thank you for joining us at Creative Cowgirls again :D XXX

  6. This is adorable! I LOVE IT and your little cupids are so funny!

  7. This is such a fun card! I love all the great little details and this cupids are sooo cutie!

  8. Lovely cards! Funny stamps and great colouring. :)

  9. this is totally adorable, I love the images. I'm so glad you joined the DCD and SFTW challenges with this creation, good luck!

  10. Those cupids are so funny! That makes me smile on this storm and rainy day!
    You really have your own style, and i love your style!
    Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!

  11. It's gorgeous! That tree is amazing and you coloured it fabulously! I am loving those backgrounds from Make it Crafty.


  12. Ha Ha Ha! This is sooooo cute. Whoever gets this cards is going to love it! Too funny :o) Of course the coloring is excellent!

  13. There is just so much going on here but what an amazing card!! Just love it and the images are just perfect.

    Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxx

  14. Wow! This is great! Love it!! Those cupids all look so cute together!!
    Tracy V

  15. This is awesome!! I love it!! :D Thank you for sharing your talents! :D

  16. Your Cupids are soooo cute! Well Done on a beautiful card :-))

  17. Oh, oh, so cute. Thanks for joining the "Be My Valentine" challenge at the Cheerful Stamp Pad. I hope you have become a follower and will return often to enter my challenges.

  18. Such a fun card! Love the layers and great cupid images!
    Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin' Mamas on our Valentine Challenge! Good Luck!
    Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

  19. Wonderful, fun card, love the cupids.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  20. Thanks for joining us at PCJ for our Love is in the Air Challenge and hope to see you back for the next challenge too!

    Lisa x

  21. what a fun card! i love those images!!!!!!

    thanks so much for joining us at paper crafting journey and good luck!


  22. Wow this is amazing I love how ful it is. So much to see :D
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple frog and Crafts and Me. Good luck.


    Amy xx

  23. Wow I love that it is a proper scene and there is so much to see :D
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple frog and Crafts and Me. Good luck.


    Amy xx


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