Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day

Hello my sweet friends.
I have some exciting news..  At least for me!
I woke up this morning and it was raining.
I know that's not Big news to some of you.  But it made
for one happy day for me.

So It's Valentines Day!
The day to show your special someone how
much you love them..  On this day of love we usually
stay at home and make a special dinner and eat by
candlelight.  But I do believe we are switching it up this year.
We will be going out for a nice dinner on this rainy day.
I am looking forward to it!!   How about you?
Any special plans?




I happened to get this shot a couple of weeks ago
why I was out shopping at lowes..  I just love the way
the flower buds are all curled up..



Well once again it is that time of the week
when I get to show off what I made for
City Crafters Challenge Blog.



Kirsty is our lovely host this week and is challenging us to
make a perfect pair of cards..




And thats not all..  That perfect pair need to be in
the colors Blues and Purples..





So I broke out a flower stamp.  And I used my water-color pencils
to color them up all pretty!





Then I framed them up on a card.
Such a nice and simple card.




Then I made another.. To make a perfect pair!

To get all the details on this challenge or to see all
the other card that the Design Team made
you can head on over to
City Crafter Challenge Blog..


Well I am going to get off this computer
and go enjoy this wonderful weather..

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Linda

49 comments:

Kathy said...

I don't think I"ve ever seen a flower with petals that look like that! So unique! I hope you enjoy both your rain AND going out for dinner tonight. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

Kathy

cnelson said...

Happy Valentine's Day! LOVE that GORGEOUS photo and and your truly LOVELY cards!!!

Becca said...

Isn't that an interesting flower? I have some photos of these that I took while visiting Victoria. I didn't realize we had them right here in Vegas! Your cards are so lovely and you know I adore the blues and purples! Enjoy your Valentine's Day in the rain!

Julie said...

Goodness, simple she says, I say exquisite! Happy Valentines Day! x

craftattack said...

Wonderful work! Hugs, Valerie

Sylvia said...

Happy day, rain, Linda! My daughter must have brought it with her, she is in Vegas this week for meetings.We are bright and sunny here. I love that photo, I will have to take my camera to Lowe's. Your cards are beautiful and the challenge so inspirational as well. Have a wonderful time out this evening and a beautiful Valentine's Day!

Lori said...

Love your perfect pair cards - such pretty colors! Your photo is amazing! Just got back from a Valentine lunch with Dennis. We hardly ever have lunch together during the week. Happy Valentines to you!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Beautiful shot of the flower and lovely cards....you woke up to rain and I woke up to more snnnnoooowwwww.
oh nooooooo!! I spent the day stoking the fire in the fireplace,,,even painted it:).....have a happy V day...

Stella said...

Your colorng skills are amazing. The flowers turned out great and look like they are real! There is something elegant in these soft muted colors. Lovely!
Hugs!

Davi said...

Happy Valentines Day Linda :) Both the cards are really beautiful with the pretty flowers and great stitching!! Love the flower shot. We got a little rain this morning also but didnt last long and the suns shining now. Sure was delightful while it lasted. Have a fun dinner with your sweetie:)

Anesha said...

HOpe you have a lovely dinner. Love your cards they are beautiful.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful photo and two wonderful cards.

Gayle said...

Hi Linda, thanks for the birthday wishes, I had a wonderful day. ( It was actually yesterday, yes, Valentines Day ). I love the photo of those flowers with the curled petals, just beautiful, as are your gorgeous cards. Love the fabric flowers on the bottom. Rain, yes, bring it on...love when it rains here too. I hope you had a lovely meal out and a romantic evening for Valentines Day. xx

Terry said...

Linda, I hope your Valentine's Day/Evening dinner is wonderful! The flower photo is gorgeous and I never would have guessed that to be a desert grower! The card flowers are equally stunning and will last forever! Happy Valentine's Day!

Tracy said...

Linda,
All your photos are absolutely beautiful...they capture my gaze and hold on tight.
Happy Valentine's Day!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Linda, Fabulous little daisies ( probably have a fancier name than that ) are stunning :0) A happy day to have rain and eat out for Valentines, I hope you had fun!
Your cards are beautifully coloured, Gay xxx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Linda! Happy Valentine's Day!

Deanna said...

You are too funny getting excited over rain...shows what different areas we both live in. We need to share, I'll give you some more rain and you give me some of that sunshine. Hope you enjoyed your day and your special dinner with your love. Beautiful flowers and sweet, sweet cards.

S. Etole said...

Hope you've had a wonderful Valentine's dinner. Your cards are always so creative.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Exciting to know you have had some rain, will help bring things back to life again. Have a wonderful evening Linda.

We spent ours having a favourite dinner together as a family, then our eldest surprised us with a beautiful homemade cheesecake for dessert. Very blessed.

Emily Keaton said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Linda! I hope you are enjoying a lovely meal out to celebrate with your sweet hubby. Love your card--it's so beautiful!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love those cards!! I LOVE the colors and the stitching!! And hope you had a good Valentine's!! We all went to dinner as a family!

Gillian Olson said...

Love that flower, such unique petals, and the cards too!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful shot and love your perfect pair!!!!
Happy Valentine's day!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Okay Linda.. You are just amazing... I love your colorings and image you used... those are beautiful!!! These are absolutely my new fave of yours.... hugs...xoxo

justine said...

how funny you get excited when it rains! love your shots and I hope you had a nice dinner out

Catherine said...

I hope you enjoyed your rain Linda! We had a little snow yesterday. But I think it will melt today. I hope. :) Hubby and I went out for dinner last night too. It was yummy! And of course, not having to cook is always enjoyable. Ha!

Such pretty flowers here today!

xo Catherine

Julie said...

My lovely Linda,you always inspire me and today I feel the need to start an art journal. I have no idea what one is lol or how to go about starting one but I just knew that you would be able to point me in the right direction. No pressure though! Have a happy day,Julie x

June Houck said...

Oh, both are so perfect and lovely! Beautiful coloring and stitching :)

Audrey Pettit said...

This is such a fun challenge idea, and I absolutely adore your take on it, Linda! Your cards are just precious. Such a lovely floral image and I adore the design. Such yummy layering and stitching. Love the tags and the ribbon flowers, too.
Sounds like you had a wonderful Valentine's Day with your sweetie. I'm so very glad. :)

Lisa Graham Art said...

Wow, I've never seen a flower like that! It's almost succulent looking. What a good shot! Your city crafts turned out sweet. : )

Deborah said...

That flower is amazing ... and your cards are just beautiful :o)

Fran T said...

Hope you had a wonderful valentine's day! I love your cards and that photo of the flower is fantastic!

Ros said...

Fab-U-Lous!!! I love your cards my friend ... hope you enjoyed your evening ... we were out all day and had a wonderful time ... DH bought me lots of little things

Tracy said...

You sure did color them up pretty! :-) These beauties are frameable. Gorgeous examples for the challenge and a super gorgeous pic of that flower too. Hugs!

TexWisGirl said...

neat cards! and beautiful, cool blooms!

Juliana said...

Oh! really unique flowers!
rare photo!
and also beautiful cards...
really like it
xoxo, Juliana

Reena Walkling said...

That is a remarkable flower as well as photograph my friend!

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Beautiful cards, Linda! Love the pair and your photos are gorgeous, too!! Hope you had a lovely date with your hubby! ;D

Bunch of Barrons said...

Just beautiful!

Lynn Richards said...

Linda, the flowers are gorgeous!!! And the cards don't look that simple to me....!
xo
lynn

Julie P said...

Those flower petals are so unusual, love the cards too
Hugs Julie P

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful cards Linda!!

LindaBrun said...

O I really love the picture of the flower... Fantastic colors.
Your two card is very beautiful and love the image you've used on them.
Hugs

Colleen Dietrich said...

I remember -- and have -- this old SU stamp set! It's so nice to see it come out to play. :)

I hope your dinner out was a special one, despite the rain. Happy Heart DAy!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful combo of cards. Lovely coloring on your flowers and so pretty!

Gerri Herbst said...

Hope you had a lovely day. The cards are so sweet. Loved the flower shot....it is amazing! take care, gerri

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, Linda, Your cards are beautiful!!! I hope you had a Happy Valentine's Day!!!
XO
Cindy

Georgianna said...

Just lovely, Linda! Wish I could send you some of our rain! :) Hope you had a great Valentine's Day.

xo – g