Thursday, January 27, 2011

Put Your Heart Into It

Good morning everyone.  I hope you're having a wonderful Thursday.  Only one more day and then the weekend will be here ... yeah!  We have a new challenge for you today over on the Meljen's Designs Challenge and Inspiration Blog.  This week we are asking you to ... put your heart into it ... in other words, use hearts.  And, since it will soon be Valentine's Day, why not use this challenge to get some of your Valentine cards made?

I used Lovin' Turtle on my card today.  I colored my image with copics and colored pencils and added a little StarDust stickles to the hearts on her shell.  Yes, I've decided my Lovin' Turtle is a girl ... that's why she's got stickles on her shell!  I added some ribbon and a bow, my sentiment, and some hearts cut with my nesties.  My paper is the new We R Memory Keepers Valentine line and I've fallen in love with it.  Wow, I must be getting better since I'm actually using this paper rather than hoarding it LOL!

Now, be sure you stop by the Meljen's Designs Challenge and Inspiration Blog  to check out all the gorgeous work by the DT members and to get all the details on our latest challenge.  Here's the latest release from Meljen's Designs.  Aren't they just the cutest?  Such perfect images for your Valentine cards.  You can purchase these or any of Meljen's Designs images at Whimsy Stamps.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge 136  -  Valentine
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge 8  -  Love is in the Air
Charisma Cardz Challenge 4  -  Valentines/Love
Craft Your Passion Challenge 42  -  Use 2 pp
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 57  -  Delight in your Digi
Lexi's Creations Challenge 32  -  Valentine
One Crazy Stamper  -  January Love Challenge
Paper Cutz Challenge 75  -  Your Choice
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 45  -  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp  -  Animal Antics
Sisterhood of Crafters  -  Anything Goes
Stamp Something  -  Cute Somethings
Stamps R Us Challenge 13  -  Animals
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge  -  Valentine and Love

Stamp:  Whimpsy Stamps Meljen's Designs  -  Lovin' Turtle; Inkadinkadoo - sentiment
Paper:  We R Memory Keepers, Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Nestabilities, StarDust stickles, Glossy Accents, ribbon


  1. Anita, this is adorable! I love that little turtle. The colors you picked are so pretty, too!

  2. Beautiful! Love the striped paper in the background!

  3. Gorgeous!!!! He is the cutest little turtle I've ever seen!!! Perfect xx

  4. I love this, Anita! Your layout and color scheme is spot on and the turtle is so fun! Great job.

  5. Oh I love this one too what fabulous images you work with and such gorgeous colours!! Love Chanelle xxx

  6. oh, this is adorable! i love all the pink and the beautifully coloured turtle!

  7. Think I might need to buy this turtle!! your card is absolutely beautiful! I love the papers x

  8. Oh Anita, this is so CUTE!! What a sweetie! I love the bright colours and the layout is great. Hope you have had a great day. Pami x

  9. OMG, so so so beautiful! I love your colour combo!

  10. What a fun card! I just adore the colors you picked and you did a wonderful job coloring the image!!!
    Thank you for sharing this fabulous card with us over at the Sisterhood.

  11. Anita that card is so gorgeous and cheerful. I love the little tortoise, beautifully coloured.

  12. Hey honey, me again! Just wanted to let you know that I'm going to do a tutorial on the Sew Easy tool next Thursday - if there's anything specific you'd like to know (other than what you put in the DT post) and I'll include it in the tutorial if I can!

  13. Such a sweet card. I love the Mejlens digi-stamps. I have used some of them myself. Fantastic colouring-job you have done. Thanks for sharin it with us at WhoopsiDaisy this week. Hugs...Mona

  14. Oh this is so beautiful and adorable too.

  15. OH that Turtle is so adorable and the papers are just perfect
    Lisa ;)

  16. Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy.
    Hugs Nataliya.

  17. Really cute card, Love the image. Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY challenge this week:)

  18. How sweet this is. A really pretty card. Love your colouring and choices of colours.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  19. This turtle is so cute! Your card is just beautiful too :) Thanks for playing in our challenge at Stamps R Us!

  20. Beautiful card! I love the color combo and the bow. You did a great job!
    Thank you for joining us at the Whoopsi Daisy this week. Hugs, Rleen

  21. I love this!!!! Adorable and super cute! Thanks for joining us over at One Crazy Stamper!

  22. Very cute! I LOVE these papers!

  23. Really gorgeous card,l love your papers and that image is just super! thanks for joining us at fab n funky, Karen

  24. Gorgeous card Anita, that is one super cute image and your colouring is beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us for our "animal antics" challenge at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  25. Oh, how adorable! I love that little turtle!