Sunday, 7 February 2010

Loved Up Sunday

I've been doing a bit of recycling this weekend...I made some 2009 calendars using the Create a Calendars from the Papermill Shop to give as Christmas presents in 2008...and after Christmas last Mum and Nan gave theirs back to me, so that I could recycle them, and turn them into cards for them to use. These ones were for February....hence the Valentine theme. The first card uses 'Furry Embrace' by Penny Black, paper by BasicGrey ('Perhaps'), some Papermania silk flowers, and some organza ribbon.

The second card uses an image from the 'Every Which Way' transparent set by Penny Black, paper from the black & white 'Inspirations' paper stack by Papermania, flowers from Poppicrafts and Hobbycraft, and some Robin's Nest 'Dew Drops' in the corners.

Although I made these over a year ago...they never appeared on my blog at the time...I didn't want to spoil the surprise...and as I only turned them into cards this morning....they are 'brand new'. As there are so many 'Valentine' and 'Love' themed challenges around at the moment...I'm going to enter these cards for the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz: 'Love'
Crafty Calendar: 'Love or Friendship' (with the extra of 'Hearts')
Crazy4Challenges: 'Valentine'
Creative Card Crew: Valentine'
Lili of the Valley: 'Valentine'
Stamp Something: 'Love'
Stampin' for the Weekend: 'Valentine'


Caroline said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calender Challenge this month & good luck! Caroline x

MarkerGeek said...

These are lovely, Helen!

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Helen. These are so beautiful and special. Such sweet images and your colours and finishing touches are just brilliant.
Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Unknown said...

These are both adorable hun - love both of these images and your papers are gorgeous. thanks for joining in this week's Creative Card Crew Challenge
Pauline x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Helen.

Hugs Riet.xx

Georgia said...

Gorgeous card Helen, I love the sweet image and lovely papers! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :)
Georgia xx

Cathy said...

Fab cards helen. I love Furry Embrace ... its such a cute stamp.
Gorgeous papers and layouts.
Cathy xx

Unknown said...

Adorable cards, such lovely PB images

Thanks so much for joining us at Charisma this week

Jan xx

Anonymous said...

lovely cards Helen! love the recycling! they are really lovely images too! Samantha :0)


Gorgeous cards
Hugs Dianne xx

Kate's Makes said...

Such lovely sweet cards Helen :o) Thanks for joining in over at SFTW and good luck! Kate

Tracey said...

Beautiful cards Helen, I used the PB hedgehog stamp for my card (I love that image) :o)

Thanks for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend.


crafty amy said...

These are so cute and well worth the wait lol :D
Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

CraftyC said...

These are so sweet Helen. Thanks for taking part in the LOTV Challenge