Friday, 7 February 2014

Hearts and Harelquins for February at PunkyouGirl

Another wee post from me today! It's the start of a new challenge at PunkyouGirl and the theme for February is 'Hearts and Harlequins'. This month we are sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps and I have chosen the 'Emo Valentine Fairy' by Teresa Sherman of Delicious Doodles to work with.

We are low on team members just now for various reasons so I've created two inspiration cards for this post.... I did cheat a bit though! Being short on time, I coloured the image with promarkers and coated it in Triple Thick to give a glossy finish - its my favourite thing just now!! And rather than adhere permanently to one card, I used a couple of tiny foam pads (Candi Fix from Craftwork Cards) and I was able to peel the image off and try it out on my second card! I'm sure I'll do another image for the other card when I have the time!

So my first card uses a white with silver foiling card blank from Kanban that I dug out my stash and covered with Fired Brick and Black Soot distress ink using a foam blending tool. I added black pearlescent paper behind the aperture and more Triple Thick to the blackened heart from the centre. I have finally gotten hold of the Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch which forms the border along the top and I've hand written the sentiment.
For my second card, I have a black 6x6 card with red and black core-dinations. The black square is embossed using a Tim Holtz valentine embossing folder and the red is embossed with the Sizzix Swiss Dots folder. I've wrapped some red raffia (left over from Christmas!) around the card with a large bow and added the image.
I am entering this card into this week's challenge at Delicious Doodles - Love (good or bad!) also -
Cute Card Thursday - Lots of Love
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Love is in the air
Little Red Wagon - #223 Love
Nutcrafters - #61 A Little Bit of Love
Paper Pretties - Wednesday Challenge Valentine/Love
Stampin Royalty Challenge - #213 All About Love
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge - #257 Red/Love
Just Inspirational Challenges - St Valentin/Love
Shopping Our Stash - #137 Love me Tender

I hope you can join us for Hearts and Harlequins at PunkyouGirl this month!Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx


  1. Both cards are just beautiful, Mo! Fabulous designs. xxD

  2. Wow, 2 gorgeous cards Mo, that image is just fab, isn't it.....think the 2nd one my fav! Where did you find that goo punch, I've been looking for ages!
    hugs Jo x

  3. WOW Maureen, these are fantastic!

    Linda xxx

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  5. Very Artsy and very well done! Thanks for joining us here at Shopping Our Stash!

  6. Fabulous Maureen, this Emo girl is one of my favourite DD images xxx

  7. Wow Maureen this is a real statement card, so dramatic with the red and black. A refreshing change from cute and cuddly. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments, I do hope you can play along with our new challenge on Tuesday! Susan x

  8. Very beautiful buffer(stamp), very beautiful card, thank you for your participation to Just Impirationnal Challenge see you very soon Tinanoute

  9. Fantastic modern love cards Maureen !! Nice to see something really different !! Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs and good luck sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

  10. A gorgeous punk themed creation. The black and red is very dramatic.
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  11. So cool! Thats why i love cruising blog challenges to fin a totally different take on a love challenge! I ADORE this card! Awesome job and thanks for playing with us at the Little Red Wagon!

  12. Those are sooo cool! love them both they are totally different but both are fab.

    Thanks for joining at Delicious doodles challenges. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 500 followers come and join in