Sunday, February 8, 2009

Cuttlebug Be Inspired #17 Challenge


The theme for this challenge is LOVE and luckily for me the pre-stamped images I'd ordered had arrived on Thursday and these cuties from Magnolia Stamps were among them - talk about perfect timing! I sat down yesterday and coloured these guys in using my SU Watercolour Crayons and Aquapainter - I just love the look I get from these. I also used the same colour crayons to add some dashes of colour to my Pretty in Pink heart before I sent it to the Cuttlebug for embossing. The folders I've used are Divine Swirls, Swiss Dots and Forest Branches. Everything was layered onto Ballet Blue CS and a Certainly Celery card base.
This is also the first opportunity I've had to post a card with my new watermark - thanx again to Nancy!
On a Sad Note -
Yesterday was a great day to be sitting in my house with the air con going and colouring - Melbourne recorded it's highest temperature on record with 46.4 oC/115.5 oF. Unfortunately in the extreme conditions bushfires have caused loss of life and devastation to many families in areas close to the city. I was a volunteer fire fighter in my teens and early 20s - and fought in the infamous Ash Wednesday bushfires in 1983. Yesterday's fires have brought back many memories I thought I had long forgotten! My heart and thoughts go out to those affected by fires and those still battling on the fire fronts.
If you want out help please support the Salvation Army who are in there trying to help those in need. Donations can be made to The Salvation Army’s Victorian Bushfire Appeal by calling 13 SALVOS (137258) or by going online to www.salvationarmy.org.au/donations. Donations are tax deductible.

14 comments:

~Christina~ said...

This is just soooo cute!!!! I love how you used two different embossing folders on the hearts. They just so happen to be my two FAVORITE too!!!!!

Leigh said...

This is cute Debbie. I like the way you've got the two of them sitting on the strip of embossed card.

Ramona Michaluk said...

So cute Debbie! I love your triple embossing on this card and this little couple are so sweet.
Now what was it you said about more Magnolia stamps & Richard ?? LOL.
Keep 'em coming - they're really great.

Mrs J said...

Ooooh, this is adorable Debbie, love it! Great embossing! Thanks for taking part this week at http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/.
Hugs Mrs Jx

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Hi Debbie... I was just reading in this morning's paper about the fires you're having. So tragic and so sad. I swear you and I are in parallel universes because we have terrible wildfires here in California every summer because of the drought and (often) stupid arsonists. It's just such an awful thing... so much destruction and loss of life. Much as I love the rain, I know many are suffering terrible mudslides because of the burns a few months ago. I'll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

On a happier note, I LOVE your card. Magnolia stamps are just the cutest!

xOx Lisa

Amber said...

Love your card and all the different embossing folders you used! And your stamp coloring is awesome!
I've been reading about the Australian fires, it's so sad. You all are in my Prayers.
Thanks so much for joining us at CB Challenge:)
Amber

Lea L. said...

Such cuteness!! Thanks for playing at the CB Challenge this week!

~Lea

Kristine B. said...

What a sweet sweet card!

Uuhh, my heart just dropped reading about the fires. I'm so sorry! Thank you for posting about the Salvation Army--I know they do so much work and are a blessing. xx

dannisdoodles said...

this is so sweet in EVERY way!!!

thank you for the incredible inspiration @ www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com this week!

Stamp and Smile said...

Debbie... Just a darling card with your great colored images and the CB embossing is such a stunning touch. I have all but one of them you used. :) Also your saying is so well positioned... I need to give this a try... Just FABULOUS!! Smiles my friend.. :)

spikescreativeside said...

What a sweet card! Great use of 3 CB folders and love how you added swirls of colour to the one! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog!

I've been hearing of those horrible wildfires, we'll be thinking of you all at this tough time.

Hugs

~Spike

Shannon said...

Adorable!!!

Thanks for playing this week with us at CBC.

Maggie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the fires.. the life lost..
Luv the card, thank you for entering the giveaway! at cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com
Maggie

Allison said...

such a cute card Thanks for joining us this week
Cuttlehugs
AllisonX