Saturday 4 February 2012

Hugs and Kisses from the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

Good morning to you all in the land of blog

Today sees the next challenge at the

This week the theme has been chosen by the very talented Helen and she has chosen

Hugs and Kisses

I had a few ideas in my head for this one, but they all came tumbling down as the cuttlebug broke, but as the Big Shot arrived so swiftly to replace, I was able to get this one finished :)

So here is my first card created using my Big Shot, my inspirational piece for you all :)  but don't forget to hop over to the site to see who the amazing sponsor is this week and to check out the rest of the Design Teams fabulous pieces.
I created an easel Valentines card.  The papers are Kanban from Grimsby Crafts, the base layer and contrast is a deep textured green card from the Hobby House.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid, airbrushed with RV91.  The bling gems are from the Hobby House.  Ribbon from a win, cheesecloth from my stash.  Leaves cut out of left overs.  Now the large heart is an example kindly provided by Tracy at Dies to Die for as is the little tag for the sentiment, aren't they fabulous, can you guess what is on my wish list next.  Here is also the cherish border that caused me so many problems, but doesn't it look stunning.

Here are a few close ups
The return with the Cherish border slightly snipped to reveal the sentiment.

The image coloured in copics

The easel itself with the lovely Memory Box dies

A little closer on the heart dies (hubby hope your looking - for my wish list) and the little sentiment tag.

Now as always I would like to thank all my wonderful visitors for their lovely inspirationally kind comments, which allows me to hop on back over to visit them in return.

 I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges, thank you to Feline for the assistance in this

Crafty Ann's - Love is in the air
Delicious Doodles - All Loved Up
Fairy tale - Love Love Love
Mami Dooles - For A Loved One
By The Cute and Girly - Love is in the Air
Creatalicious - Love, punched border, ribbon, flowers and bling
Joanna Sheen - Love is in the air
Crafty Purple Frog - Show us Some Love
Delightful Challenges - punches and dies
Digi Doodle - Love is in the Air
Little Miss Muffet - Valentine/Love
MAWTT - At least one clearly visible heart
Sassy Studio - Valentines
Creative Belli - hearts / Valentine
Truly Scrumptious - Love / Hearts

Hugs Kate 


Curly said...

OMGosh this is such a wonderful card I love it, you are definitely the queen of embellishment and design, I am (bowing at the screen),there is so much to look at an be in awe of your colouring awesome.
Have a lovely weekend,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so pretty .. i love all those die cuts .. just gorgeous
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow beautiful card kate very sweet image and great coloring.
the edgeborder looks fantastic.

and congartulations winning at creations by gill.

greetings karin

angelwhispers said...

Kate this is just gorgeous and so much beautiful detail your dies are just so beautiful and love them all! Chanelle xx

Janette said...

Oh WOW..I mean big wow...this is gorgeous Kate and those dies.....I am soooo envious.....all too

Anonymous said...

this is a very nice card and a sweet image.
The Memory Box of stamped parts are great.
Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

Karin said...

Very beautiful!

Hugs karin xx

Tammy said...

Beautiful card Kate, I love the sweet image and the gorgeous background you created.

Unknown said...

HI Kate, another stunner sweetie, and you do use the sweetest images. And I have got to get my hands on those gorgeous heart swirl die and these other ones you are using! Hugs, Frea

Wendy said...

So gorgeous Kate, love all those fab dies...Hope you are having a great weekend.
Wendy xx

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card Kate, love the image and all those lovely embellies, Jo x

Joey said...

Kate this is stunning, gorgeous image and colourwork. My big shot broke so I had to get the cuttlebug out lol, hoping to replace mr shot real soon :) Joey xx

sam21ski said...

Oooh sooo pleased you got a BS as a replacement for your CB, you'll love it, in my opinion they are so much more stable to use.

Love your border die, it looks so intricate and delicate, but nothing the BS can't handle!!

Hope you're doing okay.

Sam xxx

Mary Lou said...

Wow Kate this is brilliant!!! Love the elegance and love you captured here!! Oh yes that is a gorgeous heart and tag :) Lovely

Bianca said...

Your card is amazing! I love the colours and all that little details you have add! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Ann Whitfield said...

The details on this card are wonderful as is your colouring of this lovely image. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x


Wow Kate
A stunning and beautiful card love the image and all the detail,have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Unknown said...

Aww this is sooo sweet, love the cute image and the gorgeous colours. Wishing you a lovely weekend. Hugs xxx

Sandra H said...

Hi Kate, Oh wow your card is so beautiful very sweet image and great coloring as always and the edgeborder looks amazing:) Sandra H

Anonymous said...

AWW!! Now how precious is this Kate!!! LOVELY design and such a sweet image!! HUGS

Love crafts forever said...

WooHoo!!! So stunning card kate. Oh i love, love your die cuts, and image just stole my Heart. lol
Hugs Nat.
PS. Not the same with out you

Becky said...

this is a really cute card! thanks for joining us at fairy tale challenge!

hugs, becky

Sue B said...

Aww this is so sweet Kate! what a cute image and you've coloured it beautifully! Gorgeous layout and I love all the die cuts and embellishments -so pretty! It's a really stunning card!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Céline said...

fabulous easel card! love the gorgeous borders punches !
fab layout!
thanks for playing with us at BTC&G this month
céline dt member

Misty's said...

Stunning easel card Kate. I love it all as usual but those die cuts are super fantastic.
Michaela xx

Papercraft By Carole said...

The image is beautiful - and the delicate heart and border just sets it off beautifully. Cxx

Sue said...

Hi hun
wowzer this is totally stunning as always, awesome colour work, beautiful embelies, stunning work as always hun,my big shot sat there for a couple of years n i hardly used it! lol, mind me caliber taken over now! lol sue,x

susiestacey said...

Stunning card x Susan x

coops said...

stunning card kate.the image is so sweet and i love the yummy memory box dies and gorgeous colours :D

xx coops xx

Misty's said...

Thank you for your congratulations Kate. That means a lot. I did not even know I made top 3 on that one. I do not get proper blogger updates. It shows only what it wants to show. I have to write all the deadlines in my paper desktop calendar and check a few days after deadlines.
Michaela xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Kate, I like the sweet image and all the swirls.
Kevin xx

Misty's said...

Thank you for asking about how I am. Today has been brutal for me but other days are not much better. It's been snowing for the first time today this winter where I live. Postie will need a helicopter in this weather to get to me because we live on the top of the hill. I'll let you know when it arrives. Have a great night.
Michaela xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Such a gorgeous card, I LOVE those intricate die cuts and the image is so sweet, love it
Lindsay xx

catherine said...

This is such a beautiful card Kate and love the way you have put it all together. hope you have a nice weekend
x catherine

Paula said...

This is lovely! Need to get me some of them memory box dies!

Thanks for joining us at the Joanna Sheen challenge!

Paula :D x

coldwaters2 said...

This is beautiful Kate, I so love that cute, romantic image and those die cuts look ACE.
Lorraine x

Roma said...

Cute card ,love the image & those dies they are so gorgeous x

VanessaB said...

wowee! that's an amazingly sweet card! love it. thank you for joining us at fresh brewed designs :)

StephC said...

Gorgeous card! I love the die cuts. So glad you shared with us at the Creative Belli challenge!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness! This is beautiful, love all the delicate dies! Thanks for joining us at LMM challenge blog..Good Luck! Leah Ann

Basslady said...

absolutely adorable and cute!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Ani said...

Oh, this is gorgeous!

Carol L said...

What an amazing creation! Oh my, you really do make magic with those memory box dies!! Every detail is just gorgeous!!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

This is such a cute card. Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs for Dare To Be Sassy Thursday.

Christine said...

Hi Kate what a cute image & your die/punch work is stunning gorgeous soft colour combo beautiful work

smiles Christine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Can see why you want that die, its gorgeous as is yiur new border. Fab card.

Pami said...

Beautiful card Kate, love all the different elements. Thanks for joining in with us at MAWTT this week, good luck. Pami x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Kate I'm back, I wanted to thank you for joining our challenge at the Digi Doodles Shop this week.
Lorraine x

Shirl said...

Such a pretty amazing card so beautiful.

Thank you for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

This is sensational! I love everything about it, especially those flourish vine die cuts! way to cute! Thank you so much for sharing and playing along with us at Moving Along With The Times - GDT MAWTT

Misty's said...

Hi Kate
Just to let you know that it has arrived but I will tell you everything later. For now I have to say massive thank you! My laptop is crazy today. Every page loads for 5 minutes and it is impossible to do anything on it. On the top of everything my e-mail is unreachable.
Michaela xx

Tamara Morton said...

Wow Katie, gorgeous card love those die cuts. My is hopefully on they way to me..

Lynsey said...

Hi Kate
This is so sweet! Love the diecuts.
Hugs Lynsey x

skylife said...

Soooo cute! Your coloring is great and the heart and swirls dies are really awesome!

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges!

paige said...

gorgeous card! Love the die cuts! Thank you for joining us at Creative Belli!

Franz♥ said...

Oh Kate, love your card! I'm looking forward to receive the same Memory Box die...fantastic!

Hugs, Franz.

ladyjanet_56 said...

Beeeeautiful card my friend love it, I have that image & yes either one of those punches would be rather nice, sorry no show for your class I work it out to Tony being home. Hugs Janet x

happyscrapper said...

Beautiful love that great image. Your coloring is so good. Thanks for joining us at Sassy this week. Hope to see you back next week.
Christine Dt at SSD

Chriss America Real said...

This is just so lovely! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Delightful Challenges this week!



tiggertastic said...

wow wee look at all those hearts, what a wonderful make
Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog
Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Craft Us Crazy ,Bearly Mine Designs and DT Coordinator Kenny K

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful! and those die cuts are amazing!
Thank for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the Have A Heart challenge
Laurie xx

vicmbee said...

sweet image and gorgeous card.. thanks for joining in with creatalicious challenge this month Vicki xxx

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Hi sweetie!
This is absolutely breathtaking! Love everything about it. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Purple Frog. Hugs...Mona

Amanda xx said...

This is absolutely lovely Kate and thank you so much for the lovely comments you leave on my blog xxxxxxx Amanda

Nela said...

Hi, gorgeous card, lovely image & coloring!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge!
Hugs Nela

nnalorac said...

So pretty and cute, love the image. Perfect for our BTC&G challenge this month. Thanks for playing along. Carolxx

Lee said...

Oh my goodness,expect it's all been said.This really is soooo Beautiful in every way.xx

Arabella said...

Aww this is so sweet Kate! I really love that beautifully delicate heart spiral diecut!

Thank you for joining us for the Valentine's challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!


Aideen said...

Wow that heart is so pretty! Thanks for joining in with bythecuteandgirly this month!

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