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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Valentine Henry - IAS #1

Hi my friends.  I have some big news to share with you. You may remember that I was on the Design Team for One Stitch at a Time awhile back, but then had to step down. They were a great group to work with and I really missed being a part of that group. Recently I learned that Stitchy Bear was closing its shop's doors and that OSAAT was going to also be closing down. Sad yes, but then I heard from Jane who was our leader over there and she told me that she was starting a new challenge blog  group named International Art & Soul. It's Just For Fun - no prizes, but great badges for your blog if you are a winner. Jane asked me and the other designers from OSAAT to come back to the new group as the design team. How could I saw no, so here I am with my first card for the new International Art & Soul challenge. You will see that I have a list of all their blogs on the left side of my blog. I hope you'll go ahead and check them all out as you play along with us. The theme is always Anything Goes, but there is also a Twist.  This time the Twist is "Love Is In the Air." With Valentine's Day right aroun the corner, this is perfect.  Here is my card.
Materials Used:
  • Image - CC Designs - Valentine Henry
  • Sentiment - My Favorite Things - Valentine Collection - Retired
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Bordering Blue
  • Ink - Tuxedo Memento Black
  • Designer Paper 
  • Accessories - Rick Rack from my stash; Martha Stewart Leaf Punch; Hat Pins; Flowers from Petaloo and Wild Orchid Crafts; Spellbinders, Nestabilities Classic Oval Die; Stampin Up Label Punch
  • Copic Markers - B91, B95, B97, B99; E50, E51, E53; G21, G24; E23, E25, E27; R29, R37, R46; Y13, Y15, Y18.
Well, that's it.  Again, I hope you will join in the fun and become a regular contributor to our new challenge.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps - Love
Come and Get It - Valentine
Dare2BArtzy - All You Need is Love
Dragonfly Dreams - Hearts & Flowers
Dragonfly Journeys - Love is in the Air
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
The Artistic Stamper - Love Hearts
Classic Design Team - Anything Goes
Craftaholics - Love/Romance


  1. Such a cute little image Maggie and I love the colours. Hazel x

  2. Love the background paper and flowers with this cute little guy. Wonderful card.

  3. Wait - what?!! I'm so behind - I didn't know your groups closed but what a novel idea to start anew! The name is wonderful! Maggie your card is phenomenal and a wonderful example of your use of design elements on your cards ! Xoxo

  4. Henry is a little charmer! The patterned paper is so cute, and love the zigzag lower edge and the ric rac. Your flowers are perfectly matched, too. I'm sorry when shops close, but glad to hear you've joined up with the new challenge DT. There's really no pressure and it's a great incentive to get in your stamp room and create. Enjoy, Maggie!

  5. What a cute card Maggie - love the image and how you have mounted him is fabulous - the dp is perfect for the card

  6. Such a sweet card, Maggie, so bright and cheerful. You just can't fail to smile at it. Jennie xx

  7. Congratulations! I know that was one of your favorite DT positions you've held. As to the card, everything works so well together. I would never have looked at that DSP and put this together. You inspire me, Maggie. Between my organization and your creativity we make an awesome team! LOL Creative Blessings ~Kelly

  8. Maggie, this card is gorgeous! Love the flowers! I'm so glad we are on the International Art & Soul team together!

  9. Adorable image and cute card. I like the way you cut the bottom to create a chevron edge.

  10. Sweet! Great card. Thanks for sharing at Craftaholics R Us!
    ~Owner/DT Janis

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  12. Sorry just had a senior moment! I wanted to say how much I loved your card - the image is so cute and those colours blend so well with that quirky zig zag paper! Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  13. Such a cute little fella on a colorful card. Thank you so much for entering our challenge. Greetings, Veerle DT-ATSC

  14. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craftaholics R Us, good luck!!! Amy DT

  15. Very cute card ! Thank you for joining the Come and Get It Challenge.
    Hope we see you soon again.
    Jessica DT

  16. A totally adorable creation Maggie and you colour matching is perfection through and through. Love how you have used so many elements in your stunning creation so cleverly :) :) I am so happy you have come back to join the family and hopefully many hours ahead using all your crafty items :) :) :) Super big hugs, Jane xxxxxxxx

  17. Oh my little Henry is adorable! Great card

  18. Oh such a pretty adorable design. Love your image which is so nicely coloured and love the papers and flowers. Nice work.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  19. What an adorably bright and cheerful Valentine's card!! Love the background papers and the flowers!! Thanks for playing along with us at Come and Get It this week for our Valentine challenge :)
    Susan - DT

  20. Wonderful card; love all the flowers! Thanks for entering the Dare 2B Artzy "All You Need Is Love" Challenge! :)

  21. Hi Maggie! Beautiful card with this sweet little guy and a great sentiment too. All of the flowers frame him just perfectly. Thanks so much for joining my Love is in the Air blog challenge :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  22. Oh wow, love the flowers, and the coloring is great, very nice paper you used as well. Thank you for sharing this wonderful project, and remember if you haven't followed us please do so for a chance to win.
    Leanne DT/LPCF
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

  23. Cute Card for Valentine... so nice.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Tina DT for

  24. This is just so adorable, love the flowers! Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Melanie DT for

  25. Lovely piece, thanks for sharing on The Artistic Stamper Challenge Blog - Debs DT


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