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Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine Bouquet

     I was recently honored to be chosen as the Belle of Belli over at The Creative Belli Challenge Blog and was asked to be a guest designer.  The challenge this fortnight is to create a card using a heart and of course embellishments that have been lurking in your stash.  


     Today's card has some of my favorite things. It uses my very favorite Cuttlebug dotted Swiss embossing folder. My mom had dotted Swiss curtains when I was little and used it often in sewing projects for us girls.  I used it too when I was a teenager making my own wardrobe.  It always seems to be fresh, clean, and happy to me.   The card has some pretty Prima flowers.  I really like the dots on the flowers, I think they reflect the dotted Swiss nicely and of course they HAD to have rhinestone centers.  What good is a Valentine card without rhinestones?   There just has to be some sort of sparkle.  Lastly it has a bow and even the bow had dots.  I use bows quite often and have a wonderful peg bow maker inspired by one that Becca from Amazing Paper Grace created.  BTW she is now sellling these wonderful bow makers through Our Daily Bread.  I am not connected to this company or Becca.  She just happened to come up with a great tool.

      Now start rooting through your stash and see what you can find to create your own heart card and join in on the challenge.  It's tons of fun and looking through that stash it's always inspiring.

This card is entered into the following challenges

Stamp with Fun Here
Crafty Card Makers Here
Paper Issues Here
Lexi's Creations Here
Oh La La Creations Here
The Pink Elephant Here
The Paper Players Here


  1. Oh Wow this is so so beautiful that heart idea is so fabulous I love it and the colours so pretty
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week I do hope we see you again

  2. A beautiful romantic card, thankyou for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

  3. What an amazing heart you have made, the simplicity of the rest of card make for a very elegant valentine. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

  4. Wow Mary Anne, that is stunning, that is gorgeous, beautiful oh wow, I love it. What an awesome idea, can I steal the idea for my sister? love it bunches hugs cathy

  5. LOVE IT! That is just gorgeous. Beautiful idea.
    Sue S.

  6. What a pretty card. Love all the dots.

  7. Wow--love the card. All those flowers and bling, and heart!

  8. This is TOTALLY fabulous Mary!!

    Crafty Hugs!

  9. Beautiful card .

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

    Annette xx

  10. This is so pretty, Mary, and a very original idea!

    Thank you for joining in with our Monochrome Magic challenge at Crafty Cardmakers :-)

    Beth. xxx

  11. Absolutely gorgeous, Maryanne! What a terrific way to do the heart -- all in flowers. Very effective. Thanks for playing along at Lexi's Creations this challenge. Good luck in the draw and I hope we see you again for our next challenge.
    NanaConnie DT

  12. OOOOO i love this! It's so so pretty, it seems like all of your favourite things are the same as mine lol
    Thanks for joining us for our Monochrome challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Fiona x

  13. OMGoodness! This is just gorgeous! What a lovely way to use those flowers. So glad you're out Guest Designer at Belli Challenges! A beautiful card.

  14. Stunning, love all the flowers, Thanks for sharing with us at ooh la la x

  15. Beautiful card!! Thank you for joining stamp with Fun this week.
    hugs tina46

  16. Stunning wee Monochrome creation!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Cardmakers
    Hugs Melly xx