Sunday, January 18, 2009

Is it Sunday again already???

I'm a bit calendar challenged this week! We had Thursday & Friday off from school due to the FRIGID temps & wind chills, so now I'm all mixed up!! Thank goodness for the High Hopes Sunday challenges, or I wouldn't know WHAT day it is!

This week's challenge is to make a masculine-ish card.......no flowers!!! I say "ish" because let's face it.....mine is a bit pinker than it should be for a man!



I just had to use my Sow Soo-eet Piggy.....and the cute little bon bon. I colored them with my Prismas & gamsol, & made the piggy 3D by stamping parts of him two or three times. Here's a side view so you can see the layers:



I once again used the SCS sketch challenge from this week, only this time I flipped it so it would work with the wider image. The designer papers are Basic Grey Blush, paired with Riding Hood Red, my all time favorite SU color!! I will need to stock up on this color before it vanishes this fall!! After clear embossing the chocolates, I cut them out & stuck them in the corner around the twine. I added some curly doo-dads which I have been seeing everywhere lately. I wish I could give credit to someone for coming up with this cute little embellishment, but seriously I have no idea who started it!! Now that I look at the picture, it kind of looks like a chocolate spider......lol!



Here is the inside......the sentiment & the lips are both clear embossed....you may need to click on the picture to see it....although I don't think you can see how shiny the lips are no matter how many times you click!! Trust me, they're shiny!! I added another chocolate ....clear embossed, of course....to the bottom corner.



Well I wish I could say this Valentine is going to my hubby......but we don't exchange anything for Valentines....not even cards. Nope, this one will be going on Ebay. I've slowly been getting back into listing, after taking about a month off. It was a bit slow for me before & during the holidays so we'll see how it goes.....you can click HERE to see my auctions....there aren't many but I'm trying!! It actually takes a bit of time to get an auction listed, & time is something I haven't had much of lately!!

Be sure to check out all the other Divas' creations HERE.....they are magnificent!! And if you'd like to play along, be sure to leave a comment with a link to your card.....you could win some goodies!!

Thanks for stopping by, & enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!

30 comments:

Paula said...

I LOVE this card...it's soooo adorable! and Manly enough! Love the inside sentiment also!

Trina said...

This is adorable Michelle. I don't think it's too much pink...some guys I know even wear pink shirts!! I love the way you made the piggy look dimensional, and love the chocolate spider on the bottom...lol!!

Dianne said...

Hey Michelle!
I love all the 3-d on this card!!! You did such a fabulous job as you always do....
Here we go with the 2 pea in a pod thing again.... my hubby and I don't exchange valentines stuff either :)
Stay warm... It's absolutely freezing here also....
Dianne

Tammi said...

He looks so happy there eating his candy, this is fantastic Michelle! Soooo cute!

Bev said...

Michelle it's fabulous - and there's nothing wrong with a bit of pink for a man, brings out his feminine side lol. Love all the little added details, those choccies look so yummy

hugs Bev x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your card is gorgeous Michelle and I love the dimension of your cute and beautifully coloured piggy. Love the papers and so pretty how you have decorated the inside too, Big Hugs, Nikki x

MaryJo said...

Great job! Beautiful card!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, this is totally adorable!! You rock!

Niki Estes said...

This is so cute, Michelle!! I love your coloring and patterned papers!

Tori Wild said...

LOVE the sweet manly piggy! Super cute with the shiny bon-bons! They look good enough to eat!

CraftyC said...

An adorabe card and such a fab stamp. Says it all really!!
Clairex

Kelly said...

Hoe cute Michelle!! Love the dimension, fun papers and your coloring looks fabulous!!

Hugs, K

Jackie said...

Awesome card Michelle! love the adorable image and all the attention to detail...great job!!!

Alicia said...

Real men wear pink and get cards with a touch of pink too LOL!!! The card is so cute who could help but love it.

JulieStamps said...

very cute! I love the layering!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I love your pig Michelle!! How cute!! Great attention to detail as always!!!

Colleen said...

Love this card!! and the bon bons at the bottom!! Love it!! I always find I need more stamps when I blog hop! =:O)

Laura Leuenberger said...

Michelle, I love your coloring on all your cards. I will enjoy visiting often.
Laura
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Ann said...

Total cuteness! Love the 3D piggy!

Ila said...

I love this card Michelle!!..that piggy is just the Cutest!!..love your coloring and totally want to eat those embossed chocolates..they look so real!! I like those sqiggly little things in the bottom corner...are they just paper??..The inside looks Wonderful!!!...Hugs, Ila

Cheryl said...

So cute, Michelle! Love the papers you used with youir image! Great coloring and the little details (embossing and sparkle) are super! Any man would be happy to get THIS pink card!

Anjou Krelovich said...

Beautiful card! The papers are gorgeous and I love the images -- definitely not to pink! Good luck with the Ebay sales!

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Michelle.
Gorgeous coloring of this adorable little piggy. Love your chocolate spider too! lol Its a great embellishment.

Karen x

Lacey Stephens said...

This is an awesome card! This is what my husband looks like with a box of chocolates!! LOL just kidding :-) I love how you popped up different parts of the pig...it gives such dimension! And you know I love the embossing!! I love to emboss my images as well. Great take on the sketch challenge, too!
~Lacey

Tracey said...

Adorable Michelle! The colours are gorgeous and all of the dimension looks great!

Janette said...

This is adorable! I love the dimension on it and of course it is colored to perfection

Annie said...

this card made me smile! such a cute image, gorgeous papers and love the shiny lips! hugs, annie x

Crissy Armstrong said...

Fantastic, Michelle! Did you make the curly paper from thin cuttings? I love the idea. Gorgeous chocolates, they look REAL the way you colored them!

Valerie said...

haha! what a cute card! that looks like me breaking into the choc. candy!

Kerry D-C said...

ooooH! This is just scrumptious!!

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