Saturday, February 9, 2013

Another sleepless night....

My wonderful husband brought home a cold on Wednesday.  By Friday morning I woke up with it too.  So here it is - 1:45 am and I'm awake because I can't stop coughing even after taking a double dose of Musinex.  Of course since I couldn't sleep I spent some time in my craft room. 

This week it seems like most of the challenges focused on Love or Valentine's Day since Valentine's Day is next week.  I made a few cards along that theme.  The first card I kept the theme of Love and wanted something black & white instead of red or pink.  I had a piece of paper/fabric (not really paper but not really fabric either) that is rather "blingy" (is that even a word) - so I'm hoping it will work for Shopping Our Stash since the challenge is to use your oldest bling.  I can't even remember where this paper came from...LOL!!  The theme and layout are inspired by the {PIN}spirtational Challenge photo this week.  Lastly, since Inky Impressions Challenge theme this week is Love, I'm submitting this card there as well.  Crazy 4 Challenges is a card that is not red or pink (guess black & white works - LOL!).

 

Valentine's Day is the theme over at Celebrate The Occasion (including a ribbon) and Created With Love.  Anything Goes is the theme at Loves Rubber Stamps, so this card is being submitted there as well.  Lastly, "ABC" Challenges inspiration this week is those Conversation Hearts that we all love this time of year.  Since they are always a Valentine's Day tradition for me, I'm submitted a Valentine's Day card for that challenge as well (even though it doesn't have a heart on it - LOL!!).


 
 The last card for challenges tonight (or this morning) is for Twisted Tuesday Challenges.  The theme this week is for Couples  Black Tie event and the twist is using black ribbon.  Again, back to the stash of ribbon I went and found a piece that was perfect.  To be honest, I picked the ribbon first and then sort of built the card around it. 
 
The last card I made this evening wasn't for a challenge but for a swap.  Honestly, I'm not happy with it and the picture makes it look worse than it really is.  But I figured I might as well post it too.
 
 
 It's now 2:15am and I'm tired...so off to bed I go.  Sweet Dreams!
 

25 comments:

Scrappin Mama said...

Adorable Card!! Love the image and the little BEE MINE. Thanks for sharing with us at Created With Love Challenges
Lisa O

Rose Petal said...

Hi Zell. Cute card, and love the design and delicate colours.
Thanks for sharing at Created with Love.
Sandra xxx

Scrappin Chris said...

Great card. I am not seeing a link to our challenge. Could you add one please. Thanks for joining our Valentines Challenge at Created With Love Challenges

~~Chris
   

Zella said...

It's there.....for some reason it's not underlined but if you put your cursor over the name it does show it's a link. Hmmm, I guess I should try to figure out why it doesn't underline and view a link until you put your cursor over the name....

Athina said...

Just beautiful and simply elegant! Thanks for playing with us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

craftin-dawn said...

Great cards! Love them all!! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Valentines Day Challenge!
DawnD

Lynn McAuley said...

Three lovely cards, Zella! I love the glittery vines on your beautiful valentine and sweet little Rhubarb in his bumblebee getup!!

Lela said...

Hey Miss Zella, I sure hope you're feeling better. I love the "Bee Mine" card, it's so sweet and the colors are fun. Thanks for playing at ABC Challenge Blog this week

Vicky said...

A gorgeous card, thank you for sharing it with us at Inky Impressions this week, good luck in the draw!!

hugs Vicky xxx

Lydia said...

All beautiful cards xxx thank you so much for sharing with us at Loves Rubberstamps xxx

Olivia said...

Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Loves Rubberstamps.

Becky said...

All of these are beautiful~

Esther said...

Gorgeous!!!!
Wonderful embossing :)
Thank you for joining CTO this week!!

April said...

Zella, the first card is TDF, whatever medium you want to call it. Thanks for playing along with the {PIN} Gals!

Patty Gorka said...

Oh, your bee card is adorable. Love the super cute sentiment for Valentine's Day! Thanks for playing along with us at ABC challenges this week!

Barb said...

Very pretty cards--love the embossing folder you used on the first one.

Thanks so much for joining us in at the {Pin}Spirational Challenge this week—Good Luck!

Sassy said...

Zella! I know now how you get so much done. You don't sleep! Beautiful and cute cards. Love "Love"...the "Bee Mine" is adorable and "Black Tie" is gorgeous! Well done, my friend!

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Oh my! I do love the black and white card you made for our challenge over at Shopping Our Stash! That paper/fabric is gorgeous!! Very blingy! (yes I believe that's a word ;) lol) Hope you are getting over your cold!
Blessings,
Michelle

Karen said...

Lovely cards Zella. Sorry to see that you are not feeling well. Take consolation in the fact that you were able to make these beautiful cards

Melina said...

so sorry you are not sleeping but the cards you're making through insomnia are gorgeous! :)

Carrie Robinson said...

wow you have been busy and they are all so pretty - -thanks for playing at Inky impressions love challenge xx

Tracie said...

Very cute card. Thanks for playing with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a lovely set of cards! Especially love the first one with the sparkly flourishes. Sweet Rhubarg is sooo cute! Hopefully you are all better by now!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card -thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday
carol DT x

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Great cards! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}SPIRATIONAL Challenge blog! Hope to see you again!!
~DEANNE~