Friday, January 29, 2010

Another Valentine

Happy Friday friends! I hope you're looking forward to the weekend. It is supposed to be cold here in Pittsburgh, so I've decided it would be a great weekend to stay in. Next week is a release week for Waltzingmouse Stamps, so I've got some sneak peeks to prepare for! :)

Today's card is for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge. Another great one, Mercy! The sketch is here, and here is my card.

This card turned out so soft and dainty! The background is the knitted pattern from Faux Fun. I really love it. It adds just the perfect amount of something, if you know what I mean. The lacy bit is the broderie anglaise border from the same set, stamped onto Kraft cardstock and then embossed in white. I used a corner rounder to create the scallops along the bottom. I was really pleased with the way that this pattern looked when embossed, very pretty.

The hearts and sentiment are from Sweethearts. The flower in the center of the hearts is from Faux Fun, an easy way to tie it all together. I colored the pearls with my copics and added some Antique Linen Distress Ink to everything.

Faux Fun is certainly a new favorite of mine!

A few notes before I sign off, this card of mine was chosen by Nichole Heady as one of January's Guest Star Stamper winners! What a fab surprise!

And if you have a few minutes, it would be great if you could pop over to Bill's blog. He has a few recent posts, and he's asking for some photo critiques. I'm sure he would love some feedback if you have the time!

Have a great weekend friends! Next week starts sneak peeks for the February Waltzingmouse Stamps release - you are in for a fantastic release! See you then!


Stamps: Faux Fun, Sweethearts - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Sweet Blush, Kraft, White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip - Stampin' Up! ; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
Other: Corner rounder - EK Success; Studio Essentials Design Card and Slice - Making Memories


  1. Anya, This is so pretty. So soft and feminine. I love it.
    CONGRATULATIONS on GSS! You so deserve it.

  2. Your cards make me want all the WMS sets! Love the softness of this card.

  3. Anya!!!! Huge congratulations on the GSS!!!! pat on the back that woman!! and i LOVE this wee card, so soft and pretty! and I'm glad you like the broderie anglaise border, you have showed it off to perfection!!! Thank you!

  4. Congrats on your GSS win! I loved that card. And guess what, I love this one too! That lace border is so pretty embossed and I really want that background stamp!!

  5. CONGRATS on your GSS win!!!! Your work is amazing and the recognition is well deserved. And I love the soft colors of your card here, so pretty!!

  6. Congratulations on your GSS!! This card is sooooooo pretty! I'm working on an idea in pink with that knitting at the moment too - it's utterly DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing this today - I'll definitely be back for the release peeks :0)

  7. Absolutely LOVING all of your cards you've been creating!! Beautiful, Anya!!

  8. Love your card in pinks Anya! Your backgrounds are perfect as usual!

    big congrats on having your card recognized by Nichole! Whoo Hoo!!!

    I'm off to check out Bill's blog! See you Monday when we both have our sneak peeks GF!!

  9. anya...this is so soft and pretty! love the color combo!

    thanks for playing along with my sketch challenge for last did a beautiful job! :)



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