Friday, January 8, 2010


Good morning everyone....

It's time to get back in the swing of things with the Wags N' Whiskers Challenge after our little holiday break.

This weeks challenge is a "Valentine Card.....with no red"!! I love this challenge because red and is not one of my favorite colours.

The gorgeous image I have chosen for my card is "He Loves Me".

I embossed the image with black and painted it with Tombows. I added glitter to her wings. The borders are done with my MS punch and the flowers are made with a small MCGill daisy punch. the flower centers are flat backed pearls. Both DP's are from Darcie's.

The Diva's have created some absolutely gorgeous cards this week so pop on over to the Wags N' Whiskers Blog for some wonderful inspiration.
I hope you will have time to play along with us this week and be sure to use a Wags N' Whiskers image on your card to be eligble to win this weeks fabulous prize.

This week at the Motivet Challenge
there is another fabulous sketch for
us to follow.

The adorable image I am using for my card is "Lucy"....isn't she just the sweetest!!

I embossed the image with black and painted it with Tombows. The circles are cut with my nesties and embossed with a CB folder. The center border is done with my MS loop punch and the flowers are punched with my MS Hydrangea punch. I used some flat backed pearls for the flower centers. The papers are from Basic Grey Wisteria paper pack.

There are some beautiful cards over at the Motivet Inpirational Blog created by the DT so be sure to go on over and have a look. Make sure you use a Motivet image on your card to qualify for a chance to win some wonderful prizes.

Have a great day and Thanks so much for stopping by...


*All products used in my cards are from The Rubber Room. Just click the link and it will take you to The Rubber Room's brand new website and online store.


Janiel/ janny said...

WOW WOW WOW Karen this is STUNNING sweetie!!!
hugs, janiel

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These cards are both beautiful Karen!! Love your coloring on both as well your layouts!! The use of punches on the WNW creation and your coloring is stunning!! Love all your details.


Michele Roos said...

Gorgeous cards Karen. Love your colouring and the details to. Hugs Michele x

Cindy Haffner said...

Your cards are so pretty, I love all your details.

Jeanette said...

Oh my gosh Karen! Both these cards are gorgeous! I love the depth of color you achieve with your tombows and the different elements that you added to each card are just perfection!
have a great weekend sweetie!
Hugs Jeanette

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh Karen, they are both gorgeous! Love the "no red" valentine, very pretty and Lucy is too cute!!

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Both cards are wonderful, lovely images and great colours.
Hugs Jacqueline

Unknown said...

Beautifuls cards and awesome techniques as always. I am hanging my head in shame that I don't comment everyday...I do stop by...I guess I'm a slacker!!! lol
There's only 1 you!!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Karen, I love both of your cards! WnW is sooo gorgeous with those beautiful colors and your wonderful coloring skills! The little daisies are fabulous and love the heart punched border. I ended up breaking my first punch and had to get another one the other day. WHEW! :) Glad they had some at this time of year! Your Motivet card is absolutely adorable! I really like how you used your loopy punch and the double ribbon. And again, your coloring is beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend! hugs!

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Oh my goodness... they are both delicious Karen! Gorgeous colouring and I love how you used the heart lace punch on your first card. The Motivet's are just so adorable! Have a wonderful weekend hun, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Lacey Stephens said...

These are both fantastic cards! I just LOVE what you did with my Ansley :-) This card is so soft and sweet. I love how you used the heart border, too!! Big hugs :-)

cats whiskers said...

Oh Karen these are both really stunning cards dear, I just love the colouring on the WnW image so sweet and the Motivet card is just so cute
Hugs Jacqui x

jandokan said...

Your cards are again amazing...
love your creativity!!

Hugs Anja

Crissy Armstrong said...

Both cards are amazing Karen! I love your colouring, I always do, and you embellish so beautifully too!

stephanne said...

Awwwww, these cards are so pretty!! I love your colouring and lovely papers and punchwork, the flowers in both creations are beautiful!!!
Take Care,