So what’s the next Occasion?


Valentines Day of course!

Well, I must admit that I’m not really a valentines person and I have never even made a valentines card.  But I sat down today for a little bit of craft time and thought I’d try my hand at a few “challenges”.  I checked a few blogs that I visit regularly and found a couple of challenges that a few of them participate in.

The first challenge is one that I had never heard of but thought it looked fun.  The site is called {Embellish} Magazine and as the title says it’s all about embellishments.  The callenge they had set was to embellish with hearts.  This is to get ready for Valentines day and get some great ideas circulating for others to check out.

Keeping with the Valentines theme you also have to use Red, Pink and Black.  I was a little worried about that because if you don’t get it right it just looks really, really wrong!  But seeing as I wanted a challenge, I decided I’d go for it.  I combined it with the Mojo Monday sketch challenge and here it is:

I used the smallest amount of black as I could and relied on the Pink Pirouette and the Riding Hood Red to make the card.  And I am also not a fan of hearts in general so I kept those quite small and simple.

Notice the gorgeous crumpled flower at the top?  I got this idea from Dawn McVey and she even has a tutorial for it.  I love Dawn’s style and everything that she does is just beautiful.

So what do you think?  Did I do ok for someone that doesn’t like hearts or the colour combination of red, black and pink?  Why don’t you let me know your least favourite colour combination and I’ll see what I can do with it.  After this challenge I’m ready for anything 😉


14 Responses to “So what’s the next Occasion?”

  1. Oh. My. GAWD! Just beautiful.

  2. Wow! Amy this card is beautiful. You have done a fantastic job. I love your paper flower. You always make beautiful paper flowers. Well done!

  3. 3 Aliessa

    It is gorgeous! I love it – have you entered it in both competitions? You get my vote!

  4. 4 Chrissy L

    love it!

  5. 5 anewdesign

    Very cute poofy flower! Your card is great! Thanks for taking on an Embellish challenge!

  6. 6 mariana

    Very nice! The flower looks fantastic…. great card! Thanks for playing along with us!

  7. Amy…just too beautiful. A smashing card my dear. Hope you have that speccy someone to share it with. Awesome effort!!

  8. 8 Adele Francis

    I love it Amy!!!! So so incredible!! Just gorgoues – I am still gobsmacked! Going back for another look….xxx

  9. 9 Adele Francis

    I just had to come back for another look!!! It is amazing Amy – just a little bit of paper and glue but still so beautiful…stunning! How can paper look so good!!!!

  10. This is beautiful! It’s so hard to work with a combo or theme that just doesn’t inspire you, but I think you did maaa-velous. :o)

  11. Cute Cute Cute!

  12. This is just beautiful! I love your flower- it looks like it is straight out of the J. Crew ad! Thanks for playing along with us!!

  13. Beautiful!!! Love that flower! So gald you could play along with us over at Embellishes!

  14. 14 becreativewithamy

    Just thought I’d pop in and say thanks for all your wonderful comments. I did enter it in both competitions and didn’t win either 😦 Oh well. There’s always next time.

    Thanks again,


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