Thursday, February 05, 2009


If you are a regular reader of my BLOG (and I know there are a few of you out there) you know that last week I had quite a time "baking my cake" for the 52nd Belli Challenge. But I persevered and on the third try got it made correctly according to all the rules of the challenge. You can see my card here.

Yesterday I went back to Chrissy's BLOG to see what this weeks challenge was and as I was reading through the post I came upon the winner of last weeks challenge. I cannot describe the squeal that came out of my mouth when I realized IT WAS ME!!!!!!! I was so honored! Thank you Chrissy. I think that was even better than finding out I won BLOG CANDY.....not that I Would ever turn down winning BLOG CANDY mind you.

So today I worked on this weeks Belli challenge #53. It's a Valentine Challenge. I'm not big on Valentine Cards (I think it goes back to my childhood when I was the one in the classroom that didn't get many. It was before they made the kids give one to everyone so no one felt left out!) but hey, this is a challenge and I'm up for it.

Here is my card. I had fun playing with my Cuttlebug both embossing with my Swiss Dots folder and also cutting out the swirly heart outlines. The out lines are so thin I was glad I have a xyron sticker maker to use for applying adhesive to the back of them. It worked great. I also got to dig out some of my special handmade paper I've had for a couple of years. I love its texture and also it has cute little hearts embossed on it. Add a little double heart charm I got from the bridal aisle at Michael's hanging on red gingham ribbon, and of course a few stamped sentiments from various Stamping Up stamp sets and voila a Valentine card. I was a fun one to make because I got to play with and use a lot of my stamping toys.

Thank you for another great challenge Chrissy!

Tomorrow I have a few more quilt cards to show you. I promise that will be the last of them for a while. But they are so versatile. Thanks for stopping by.


LadyDoc said...


Holly said...

Suzanne, this card is GORGEOUS! I love the heart outlines on your card, as well as your silver charms. The swiss dots embossing is perfectly wonderful with this card.

Congrats on winning the Belli Challenge blog candy from Chrissy! Whoo hoo!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Congrats!!! And this card is a beauty too!! I love the Swiss Dots and the heart charm is gorgeous!!

Beth said...

This is totally adorable! Love the charm and your swirly hearts-beautiful card! Congrats, too, on the Belli win-you sure deserve it, your cards were wonderful, ALL of them!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh this is beautiful! Great Valentine!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge! I look forward to seeing what you create with the next challenge!