Sunday, February 14, 2021

Valentines, Valentines and More Valentines...Gnomes (class set), Secret Admirer and Hearts, Secret Admirer and Candy, LOVE and Secret Admirer, Gumball Machines x 2


Happy Valentine's Day! Popping  in with a quick (because I'm not 'talking' very much here) post to share a few of the Valentine cards I made recently.  Hard to believe how quickly *this* occasion has come and gone; Easter will arrive in a blink!  

This year, due to Covid restrictions, my niece and nephew weren't able to give out Valentine cards/tags in the 'traditional' way, which means I didn't have opportunity to go-to-town with making oodles of cards/tags for them. Big downer!  On the plus side, our neighbour here in Cochrane is a teacher and, because she is busy with teaching and working on her Master's Degree, she asked if I'd make some for her class. YES!  Her request certainly filled the 'wild crafting' gap I was missing!  It took a while to decide what to make for her 23 students, as I wanted something a 'bit' different from the usual. A quick visit to Shopping Our Stash Challenge #438~Love is in the Air had me sorting through my bins and....

I found my answer: Valentine gnomes!  The best part: Vicki loves gnomes, as do her students, so a perfect match!  All the gnomes (Simon Says Stamps) have pink clothes, a varied-in-colour/pattern hat and sparkle paper beards. The hearts are from a Concord & 9th turnabout.  I put a white die cut heart on the back of each for Vicki to write a message they went.  Hope the kids enjoyed them as much as I did making them!

Here's a sample...

Here's the gang...

My mini card is heading to Your Next Stamp Challenge #157~Young At Heart, where I paired one of their heart panel dies with a Waffle Flower Secret Admirer mouse.

#3: I didn't find a challenge for this one, so it's just here *grin*

#4 This card is off to Colour Throwdown Challenge #629

#5.  My gumballs are headed to Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #512~For Those Your Love. One of these went to my niece; the other to my nephew. Two of my loves!!

#6 Finally, a card for Time Out Challenge #181

Wishing you a wonderful day filled with LOVE! 

Thank you for dropping by!


Barbara Godden said...

Adorable cards, love the gnome ones, and of course those mice are so cute. Great design on all of them. thanks for playing along with Shopping Our Stash for Love is in the Air

sandie said...

You ae on a creative roll Carol and so good to see you at Time Out. Love you sweet card for this and noted you got the patterns a colours in-super clever way to do this and adore that LOVE card-with the sentiment overlapping. Sending hugs my friend and thanks for joining Time Out x

Jeanne said...

You amaze me, Carol!!! Look at ALL this LOVE in evdience. SO wonderful. You are an angel to make those cards for your neighbor's class. I'm sure they were thrilled to pieces by your generosity and those irresistable gnomes! All the love and joy you poured into every card you shared is on FULL display. And you added some of these to challenges? Amazing. You are very inspiring, my friend! Crafty hugs!

Donna said...

What an amazing collection of cards!
I adore gnomes, so those are my favourite!
Thanks for celebrating Love Is In The Air with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!

Lindsey said...

That is a lot of ADORABLE gnomes! Probably made a bit of a dent in your patterned paper collection, too - and pink cardstock! All cards on display here are terrific.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Lots of wonderful creativity going on at your house! Love your Time Out card - those wonderful clouds and expertly colored heart balloon. So great to see you in our gallery. Thanks so much for joining us!

lauren bergold said...

WOW! so many AMAZING valentines, i'm just glad we don't have to pick one favorite bc they're all so awesome! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (hearts!) STASH with us this fortnight!

Sandy said...

Oh my I love those candy machine cards! So fun! Thank you for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspirations!
Sandy - DT

Lynn said...

All of your Valentines are incredible! So so many beautiful and cute cards!

Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!