Wednesday 3 February 2021

Love Is In The Air


It is time for another challenge over at The Paper Funday.
Our challenges are always Anything Goes with an optional twist. 
The twist this time is to use a LOVE theme on your project.

We are very fortunate to have 2 sponsors for each challenge this year which means we get to choose which artist we would like to work with. This really is great as it gives us double the choice. We are very lucky with the amazing sponsors that are lined up this year, many of which are old favourites and some are new to me.

I chose to work with an image from Hetty Clare Art called With Love. Who doesn't love a little sausage dog? Before printing I added a freebie sentiment from Ginger's House. No new ones have been added since 2017 but you can still get this as well as many hundreds of others and they are all free. I would definitely recommend you popping over there if you haven't used these sentiments before.

The image has been coloured using Promarkers and a glitter gel pen for the hearts on his little doggie coat. The balloons have been coloured and then added some red Stickles glitter glue. I have embedded some seed beads in red, pink, white and clear to add some texture and detail.

I used Stella Says Sketch 903 layout from Catch The Bug. The card base has been made using an A4 sheet of black card. I added a strip of heart patterned paper leaving the right hand side unstuck for the time being.

I cut some hearts out using an old set of Sizzlits dies Funky Hearts and placed these underneath the paper strip. The image has been matted onto a Heart Squares Nestability die and I raised this up on thin foam squares. I cut a circle from a scrap of card, added a red holographic heart sticker and a border of white gel pen faux stitches.

I made an embellishment for the bottom sentiment using some alphabet beads and red seed beads threaded onto some thin wire. I poked 2 holes in the card base and threaded them through, twisting to secure them and tighten the wire. This is covered with tape and the card insert.

I hope you will join myself and our fabulous team over at The Paper Funday Challenge.

Card Details -

Size - A5
Digital Image – With Love (Hetty Clare Art)
Digital Sentiment – freebie sentiment (Ginger's House)
Dies – Sizzlits Funky Hearts (Sizzix), Heart Squares Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Colouring Medium – Promarkers, Glitter Gel Pen, white gel pen
Embellishments – Stickles Glitter Glue, seed beads, holographic sticker, letter beads, thin wire

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. Super colours and romantic creation, many thanks for sharing and joining in with our 'Four Legged Friends' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  2. Great valentine's card and I love the beads on the balloons.
    CD Sunday PLus DT.

  3. This is brilliant and I really love those beaded balloons!

    Hugz Tinz

  4. Such a sweet card, Mandy. I love your colors, the red just pops against the black. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
    {Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!

  5. darling card. I love the colors and the images/dies. I love dogs so this is perfect. So glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments, Colour Crazy, Crafty Sentiments.

  6. Gorgeous image love your card design and colour choice. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  7. Cute sausage dog Mandy!
    So happy to see your entry at My Time To Craft.
    We love to see everyone’s work.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck, do come back again!
    Hugs, Jackie DT member x

  8. A fun design, love the pops of red. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.
    L x

  9. Great use of dies in this gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Passion for Markers this week.
    Lorraine DT

  10. Such a CUTE and fun card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  11. Love the layout and cute image. Thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday Plus Wynn DT

  12. OMG how adorable Mandy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Valentine LOVE’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  13. What a cute card! Those beads really add dimension to the balloons. Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug/Stella Says Sketch. Hope to see you again. Bonnie DT

  14. Love how you've combined the dies with the beautifully coloured images. Two great cards.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  15. Super cute card thank you for joining us at TPS
    Christine DT

  16. hI Mandy! I sure wish your Subscribe via Email option worked. I signed up and it says not enabled. I forget otherwise without your lovely posts in my inbox. This card is amazing! All the wonderful little handmade elements and the hearts in place of the sketch circles is brilliant...or bril as y'all say, haha! XOX

  17. Love the beads on the balloons. Great idea.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  18. Very cute, I like the added texture too. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  19. What a cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's.

    DT Stacey

  20. Lovely valentines day card, I love the dog holding the balloons and the beads, great idea
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  21. Cute dog and I love all the beads used as filling. Thank you for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments.

  22. So sweet and the bead filled balloons are gorgeous! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Passion for Markers this week, good luck! Juliexx

  23. What a super FUN card, Mandy. LOVE the darling image. the colors and your overall design. it's bright and fun. Thanks so much for sharing your art in our challenge. It's a blessing to have you play along, and I do hope that you will join us again soon. I always look forward to it.
    Word Art Wednesday

  24. Thank you for playing along this week at International Art & Soul. I sure hope to see you back again very soon!!!


    International Art & Soul DT

  25. So cute card, black and red always works together. Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!
    Merja DT

  26. Such charming card with lovely design. Thanks for playing with us over at Passion for Markers this week.
    Love n hugs

  27. Love how dramatic your colours look. Awesome card. Thanks for playing at Polkadoodles ,hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  28. Love this card Mandy and the way you have embellished the balloons. Thank you for joining us at Catch the Bug Challenge and good luck. Gail DT

  29. Such a sweet card! Thanks for the close-up of the heart-shaped balloons too. Such a clever idea!!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

    Small Bits of Paper

  30. Love this! I'm pleased you showed the heart balloons - what a great idea! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  31. Thank you so much for joining in with the True Love or Fabulous Friends AYLI challenge. What you've given us is gorgeous and we really appreciate you taking the time to enter. Hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Squirrel x

  32. Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing with us at the Digi Doodles Studio Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  33. Wat een leuk idee die kraaltjes in de ballonnen. Dank je wel voor het meespelen bij de Digi Doodle Studios challenge. Succes met je inzending.
    Groetjes Marga DT

  34. I really love the design and color combo of the card you entered into the Morgan's Artworld challenge. Great design too.

    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene CT

  35. Mandy, Thank you for sharing your playful valentine creation with us a Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck, stay safe and happy crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  36. A super sweet, sausage dog Valentine card, Mandy! I really like your take on the Stella sketch and the balloon texture is beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing with us at the Path of Positivity challenge this month. x

  37. Hi Mandy, your card is so beautiful. Love the cute doggy. Thanks for sharing with us at Love To Scrap Challenge.
    Hope to see you again next challenge.
    Owner ~ MS Kraft Store
    DT ~ Scrapping4funChallenges
    DT ~ Through The Craft Room Door
    DT ~ Make the Cards Challenge
    DT ~ Love To Scrap Challenge
    DT ~ Love To Craft Challenge
    DT ~ Mix It Up Challenge

  38. OOOO gorgeous Mandy, the wee Daxie is just precious and great card design too :) Thank you for joining us at I ❤️Promarkers this fortnight :) Hugs Mimi xxxxxx

  39. Adorably cute cute card, back again to thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
    Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

  40. I love that dog image. Very cute card! Thanks for joining the challenge at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog. Dorlene DT LTSCB

  41. Lovely Card. Great Colours. Madison. Thanks for entering Polkadoodles Digichoosday Challenge.

  42. Ditto as above. LOL. Thank you for joining the challenge at Love To Craft Challenge Blog. Dorlene DT LTCCB

  43. Awww, this is just so cute

    Thank you so much for joining us at The Crafty Friends Challenge

  44. Really cute design - love the red and black.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Challenge.

    Helen x

  45. Lovely card Mandy. Thank you for sharing with us over here at LeAnn’s World 101 and best of luck with your entry.
    Wendy DT Member for
    DT members: 4LW101DT

  46. What a fab card and the Red really makes it pop, and thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodles studios.

  47. Lovely design. So cute. Thank you for joining us.
    Colouring in Scrapland DT

  48. Such a great design and super cute image!
    Thanks so much for sharing this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  49. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Jan's Digis, A Bit More time to craft, A Bit extra, 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, Colour Crazy and The Paper Shelter. Hope to see you again next time.

  50. Cute card and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Nan CT

  51. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry CT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  52. What a lovely take on the sketch.

    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Keep crafting!
    Lj xx
    Crafter's Castle

  53. Super cute! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
    Leslie, MIUCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  54. Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Judy CT

  55. Fabulous card, love the doggie!

    Thank you for joining in at IkesWorldchallenges
    DT Val x

  56. What a cute dog and lovely balloons, love the strong colors on your card. Thank you for joining SheepSki Designs Love/red -challenge, I hope to see you also in our new Girls, girls, girls -challenge.


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