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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Crafty Sentiments Challenge: Valentines and inspiration Benson post

Good morning all! I trust you are well and happy? My little girls and myself had a great day yesterday - they did some colouring whilst I attended to chores and blogger - then we went to the playbarn and met a friend there and stayed for lunch. After that we took the cat to the vets for her routine booster jab - and finished off the day at ballet - phew! Good fun! Today we're off to my mums - waves frantically xxxx

I've got two cards using images from Crafty Sentiments to share with you today - the first is for the new craftysentiments challenge - valentines - that starts today.

The image is called ''He loves me' and can be found here. I've coloured her with promarkers and used tumbled glass DI around the edge of the romantic rectangle die - the papers are from Bazzil Basics. I've used a Go Kreate Die to cut the card from Crafters Companion Centura Pearl card. Flowers are WOC.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

fabnfunkychallenges: Hearts and Valentines
simonsaysstampschallenge: Have a Heart
charismacardz: Love
cutecardthursday: Love struck
paper-craftingjourney: Love
craftycatzweeklychallenge Heart
polkadoodle Valentines Love
totallypapercrafts Valentines or Love
cardcrafterscircle: Valentine
pattiescreationschallenge: Valentine

My second card is featuring Benson Bear - he's being featured on the Crafty Sentiments Inspiration Page - here.Pop over and see just how versatile this and another couple of Benson Bear inages are - I think you might be surprised!
Many of the design team are involved in this inspirational post so pop over and have a look.

Hope you have a fabulous Tuesday!

Big Hugs and thanks for dropping by!

Rachel xx


  1. Both really gorgeous cards, I love the shape and the and the images are so sweet
    Lindsay xx

  2. Lovely Card. Pretty charcater. Beautiful papers. Congratulations !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz !

    Hugs from France.

  3. Both cards are beautiful Rachel, I really love the shapes you have been using recently too. Hugs, Anne x

  4. Fab cards... Love the cute images Px

  5. Such beautiful cards Rachel. I love the images and gorgeous colours and papers.
    I hope you are having a good day.
    Hugs Sue

  6. Great cards, love the shapes and sounds like you are having fun! Hugs trace x

  7. Both of these cards are adorable! Love how you use the DI to shade around the images to make them pop. So glad you joined us for the Valentine's challenge at Pattie's Creations too! :-)

  8. This is so cute! I love your coloring and all of your added touches. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  9. Both lovely cards Rachel, love the papers and colours you have used.
    Thanks for the kind comments you have left on my blog!

    Carole x

  10. Both cards are fabulous. Love your card layouts. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  11. Gorgeous cards Rachel, fab shape & sweet that blue patterned paper!
    Hugs Jo x

  12. Two very gorgeous cards Rachel, perfect image for a valentine and how cute is Benson. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week.

  13. Just gorgeous I love this cute image- thank you for playing at Fab'n'Funky challenge this week hugs Judith x

  14. Beautiful cards! Your coloring is perfection! :) Thanks for joining us in the "Have a Heart" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week! xox

  15. This is such a fabulous shape and the image is sooo cute. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
    Hugs Sue W.

  16. Both are stunning Rachel! My word I'd be exhausted by all that running around! Hope you have fun crafting with your mum! Karen x

  17. superb cards very pretty thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ hugs sassyxx

  18. Lovely cards Rachel, love the cute images you've used :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  19. Two lovely cards Rachel, Benson is so cute.

  20. So lovely cards, Rachel! They are perfect for Valentines. It´s nice to have you at Polka Doodles this week. Good luck. xxx Monica Polka Doodles DT

  21. beautiful cards!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

  22. I love the colour combination of your first lovely card and I just love Benson in your second lovely card. Vee xx

  23. Both beautiful cards! I love the colours and embellishments you've used!

    Thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle this week!

    Kerry Louise

  24. Gorgeous cards, Rachel. Beautifully coloured. Thanks for playing with us at PolkaDoodles. Hope to see you again next week. ... x
    Asha - PolkaDoodles DT
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  25. Fantadtic cards Rachel. Love the colouring!! Hugs, Claire xx

  26. Thanks for playing in our 'Valentine's Day' Challenge #61!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  27. Both our cards are gorgeous!! The one of the girl is beautiful and I love your colouring of the image! HUgsxx


  28. This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
    Jacki xx(PCJ DT)

  29. both great cards. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles! Kim x


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