Saturday, February 13, 2016

Hearts, Love and Arrows....Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #347, Justine Hovey.com~Stenciling Series, Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #3, STAMPlorations February CAS Challenge~Anything Goes (optional colour twist: REd); STAMPlorations Anything Goes

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!

May your day be filled with flowers, chocolates, heart-shaped pizzas, hugs, kisses and exponential amounts of LOVE!

Love is in the air, not only today, but for the rest of the week, over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #347~Love.  We're tempting you with another batch of decadent treats...sporting their pretty, sparkly Cupid's arrows.


Sweet Shery over at STAMPlorations is our generous sponsor for this challenge, and one fortunate winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate
The added bonus: a whole host of *stars* joining us with love-infused cards!! 

Please welcome Surprise Sweetie - Sandie - as well as the amazing STAMPlorations team, as Guest Sweeties, - Kim, Shirley, Vicki, Monika, Maria, Cornelia, Suchi and, Shery!  Inspiration GUARANTEED!

Two cards from me, both featuring heart stencils from our sponsor: 


and Hearts Tumbled (inked with Delicata Gold...shimmery!). The 'beautiful' is from Bold Sentiments: Hashtag Authentic.


Sighhh...I love love cards!  Looking forward to your expressions of love this week!


Other galleries:

Once again, I'm joining Justine Hovey.com~Stenciling for Cardmakers Series, where I drew inspiration from  Card #4 - ombre stenciling - which you can see here.








Thank you for sharing part of your day with me; you visit brings me joy!




24 comments:

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous cards! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Love and hugs
Maarit

~amy~ said...

awesome cards...I hope you have a great day!

Susanne Vargas said...

Stenciled hearts and glitter arrows - what's not to love about those sweet cards?

Geri said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Hope you're having a day filled with lots of hugs...and lots of chocolate!!!

Beautiful sponged/stamped backgrounds! The tic-tac-toe sure does add a big 'fun factor' to a challenge! Well done pal!

Pink Unicorn said...

I love both your cards, the sparkly arrows are so fab! Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

Pam said...

Love your love cards, my friend! Great stencils.

Nora N. said...

How pretty are your cards. I LOVE how you used the stencils and that sparkle arrow is just fabulous. Thanks for playing with Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!

Nora Noll
Design Team Member
Stamping Smiles Design
Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge
#ssdtictactoechallenge

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

What could be better than to sponsor you!!!! I am especially swooning over that first card - wonderful ombre stenciling and putting that class knowledge to good use :) The gold arrow is perfect and the black sentiment just adds the right contrast! Your second card came out great, too! so fun to play along with you!

Rose said...

Love your ombre hearts stenciled background with the touch of gold. Very pretty! I really love that heart stencil design on your second card. Both cards are fabulous.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love the great bgs you've got on these two cards and those glitter arrows are sooooo lovely, Carol!!! Two great love cards!!!
Have a wonderful week!!!
Hugz

Suchi said...

Wow! Both of your cards are so gorgeous! Love your sponging skills there! :)
Suchi xx

Jeanne said...

Oh Carol, you love cards are gorgeous! The ombre effect on the hearts in the first one is so very pretty. That must have been fun to create the tumbling hearts. The sparkling arrow trying to pierce one is neat. And the gold in the second card is luscious and, yes, beautiful as the sentiment shares. Thank you for sharing the love! I hope you had a delight filled day of love yourself. :) Big hugs!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome inspired cards - it was fun Guesting with the team this week :)

Kim Heggins said...

Simply beautiful my dear sweet friend...love those fabulous arrows!!! Hope you had a wonderful happy hearts day.

Brenda said...

What fun and beautiful "love" cards Carol! I love your stenciling and the fun arrows you used on each card. Hugs, Brenda

Tracey McNeely said...

Stunning stenciling Carol, love love love this!

shirley-bee said...

Two wonderful cards, Carol! I like the gold hearts as a change from red/pink. Happy to be playing along with you :)

Lindsey said...

These are both amazing! Love them! :) I especially love the ombre hearts you inked and the placement of your sentiment is just perfect as the design naturally draws your eyes downward. So glad that you played along with this Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge! Come back soon...a new one starts today! :)

Anita in France said...

Fabulous stencilling, Carol ... both these sweet heart cards are just gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Charlene said...

These are amazing!!! LOVE the stenciling!!!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous cards, and I love how you worked with all these challenges, Carol! Beautiful stenciling, my friend!

Greta said...

I have that second stencil & it's gorgeous in gold! I really need to use it--thanks for the inspiration, Carol!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Carol, I really love both cards! The sparkly arrow is perfect! Hope you're having a great weekend!

Joyce said...

My goodness, have I fallen far behind or what? Glad I didn't miss these fantastic lovey creations. All those hearts are just fantastic.