Thursday, February 5, 2015

Heart and Valentine...Just Us Girls #278~Sentiment Shine, TPE #284~Photo Inspiration, Simply Create Too #78~Valentines/Hearts, Dazzling Diva Challenge #61

Hello, wonderful friends,

After posting these two cards, I'm putting myself in the corner for being sooooo slow in commenting on all the dazzling delights that appear in my Feedly.  I've oohed and aahed, gazed and admired, giggled and swooned...indeed, I've seen every. single. one! But letting my fingers do the talking to let you know...gahhh!  Once I've taught myself a lesson on the importance of being punctual, visiting is on the agenda! Thank you immensely for continuing to visit me! I'm so blessed...

Today, a card for Just Us Girls #278~Sentiment Challenge






The background of the heart is a water-colour stamp, inked with my massive collection of pink, rose and red Memento inks. Re-discovering it has me smiling...a 'water-colour' look without actually using a brush or...distress inks (we are so on the outs...still!). The heart die is red foil paper...



The gallery's about to close...so I'm off...to the corner *grin*

NOTE: so very honoured and thrilled to be selected as the TPE challenge winner! THANK YOU!

Oh wait...before I go, just a quick story. Earlier this week, a cyclist in our town, on his way home, was chased by a cougar. A COUGAR! He managed to reach his house, and flung his bike at the cougar just as it lunged. Frightening! Yes, we're aware that cougars (bears, coyotes, bunnies...) share our surroundings, but this one...brazen and bold, indeed.  Guess who's husband rode his bike to work today?  And then rode home in the dark on paths where a cougar, with an appetite for cyclists, just 'might' be skulking?  Gahhh...more grey hairs on my head!  He's home safe, but still...Yeesh!  Maybe this someone's husband should stand in the corner, too!

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs...



36 comments:

sandie said...

great design Carol and what a gorgoeus water colour background

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, "WOW" is all I can say :0))) Hugs Pops x

maria f. said...

Love that watercolor peeping through the heart opening. Hate your cycler story! Happy weekend, Carol.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is so fresh and pretty! I love that you have a stamp that looks watercolored without the effort! This is a great design. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Carole said...

This is a fabulous card.........stamping a watercolour background sounds sensible and time saving to me! As for the cougar.....are you red riding Hood?...where on earth do you live?.........and yes I think hubby should join you in the corner but be careful what you get up to there!!! Hugs xx

Brenda said...

I definitely think someone's husband should stand in the corner!!! How my how scary for you and for the other cyclist!! A cougar?!! We don't have any cougars, and I'm pretty thankful for that. I'm very thankful that the cyclist threw his bike at the cougar and I'm glad that he is ok!! That is a little to close for comfort!!! Then your hubby rides his bike to work?! Yes, I would have had more than a little grey hairs to show for that stunt!! lol Not sure if your hubby is just really brave or just thinks he is invincible. lol Having heart palpitations just ready about this! lol On the note of your card, it is just stunning Carol! I haven't even used that "heart" word die yet but I am so loving how you have used yours! This card is just perfect in every way! Don't worry about being behind, I get there myself more than I care to admit. And after babysitting our youngest granddaughter yesterday, I am even more behind in my commenting and house cleaning. lol It's been a busy week! Hugs, Brenda

Jeanne said...

Well, after all the heart swooniness of your card, mine just about stopped beating reading your story about what happened! Oh my goodness. And while I agree that hubby doing the same thing the next day would have taken out some of the color I have on my head covering the white, between you and me, MY hubby would have done the same dang thing! Men! Humphf. But your card is beautiful, so I will focus on that and not the other. Love the sparkly heart across the open heart. Wonderful work. Personally, I don't think anyone should put Carol in the corner! Hee, hee, sorry couldn't resist. Have a lovely weekend!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE the font!! Is that a die? You simply MUST enter this over at Dazzling Divas! You even used foil! Stunning card!

http://www.addalittledazzle.com/dazzling-diva-challenge-61/

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh yeah -- thanks for joining in at JUGS!

~amy~ said...

Oh, this is so very SWEET

*Vicki* said...

Stunning heart creation!! Love the word die going across! :)

Susanne Vargas said...

No, don't stand in the corner but keep on making beautiful cards like this one! Absolutely love the "watercolored" heart and the shiny die cut across!

I Card Everyone said...

NO! Home safe? No wonder your heart is so happy!!! Darling Valentine, c...
=] Michele

Cornelia W said...

Just another of your gorgeous creations! I am definitely uuhing and ahhing over this one. As for your comments - yours are always the best - just love to see them on my blog :))))), but its hard to keep up with them, I know how that is, having a problem myself here - I wish I could comment on all those beauties out there....
As for the Cougar - would love to see one in real life - such gorgeous animals - we don't have them in NJ. Just deer that eats everything.....

Anita in France said...

Your card has my heart smiling too, Carol ... red foil die cut over that wonderful watercolour heart ... just lovely! The cougar, however, doesn't ... hoping Andy's bike is of the 007 ilk! Hugs, Anita :)

Bobby said...

The foil die cut over the watercolor background makes for a super valentine, Carol. Roaming cougars? Scary to say the least.

Kim Heggins said...

WOW! What a sweetheart of a card. I love your fabulous sentiment and your open heart and your coloring too, simply perfection my sweet friend.

Marisa said...

Love the negative space - you use it so well :) Yikes for the cougar story!!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Totally Gorgeous!!!!!!!

shirley-bee said...

Love your non-watercoloured watercolour background, Carol!

Gail Townsend said...

love your card, that background is gorgeous. Gail xx

Dana said...

Ok that's scary about the cougar!!! He must have been real hungry!! LOL Seriously glad the cyclist is ok!! Now for your card, stunning!! I love the watercolor strip background and the metallic heart word is awesome!! Fab card!!!

Sian Ridley said...

This card is stunning! Love it! Sorry I haven't stopped by in a while to comment on your beautiful creations, unfortunately our family has been in a similar situation to yours, so with work as well, blogging has taken a back seat...which is not acceptable!!!

I hope that you're all doing well, sending you much love :)

That is scary about the Cougar!!!! Luckily in England we may get the occasional fox, but that's as exotic as it gets here! So long as cyclists manage to avoid lorries and other rogue motorists, the they're ok! :)

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Beautiful CAS card, Carol! Love the combination of the water color effect and the red metal sentiment! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Add a Little Dazzle!

Tracey McNeely said...

Holy cow a COUGAR, so scary and so smart of the man to toss his bike at him or his might have been someone`s dinner. I know this time of the year wildlife is finding it harder to find food sources. Your hubby should be in the corner Carol! Back to your card, so pretty and love that word die! Just gorgeous!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card! Love the die cut sentiment and beautiful heart!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so sweet!
And your cougar story scares me! We had a few cougars brought into the area around our town to help keep down the deer population and the thought of running into one terrifies me! I wonder if this one was sick....
I want to answer your question that you left on my blog... Can you email me at pennercl@mymts.net and then we can discuss it?

Deepti said...

The brushstrokes in the BG look so cool, great design :)

Martha Lucia Gomez said...
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Martha Lucia Gomez said...

This is such a lovely creation. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Dazzling Diva Challenge. We hope to see you soon. Martha Lucia DT

Geri said...

Seriously? A cougar...right in town? Yikes - not good for the cougar or the town!.

Awesome card! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the water color stamp paired with the red foil sentiment and the cool sideways "Happy".

Taunya Butler said...

All I can say is What a wonderful world!!! It is so because of you and your heart - happymaking card!!! No question about it - this is so cleverly done and I love the background in the circle - so awesome looking!!! And, well, about the cougar thing, that is just fraky and maybe a tiny bit scary. Hope your husband stays safe as he bikes - I am sure he always us since he has incredible, beautiful you to come home to!!! Awesome day is what I wish for you!!!

Marja B. said...

Stunning design! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simply Create Too!

Hugs, Marja
Simply Create Too DT

Monika Reeck said...

can not write more than all ladies told here
this is STUNNING card
love the inside of the heart with that color Miss C
stunning and I adore this

KayM said...

OH my gosh!! A cougar!!! That is scary! We have them here in Missouri too, but they call them Mountain lions. Pretty sure it's the same big cat though. I haven't ever run into one on any of my long walks in the woods. Hope I don't! So now on to this lovely card! That background with the brush stroke stamp is gorgeous! The whole card is amazing! ((Hugs))

Becca Cruger said...

Boy I am behind over here, aren't I. *slaps my own wrists*. I adore this! It's so sweet and I love the shiny "happy"! And in terms of your husband, you should straighten him out and tell him the only cougar he should be attracting is you! :D