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Feb 4, 2010

absc13 - Valentine Roses

 Hello!  How has your week been?
Mine hasn't been to bad all things considered.  I've been having some issues with my left hand and ended up needing a Cortisone shot to ease up the burning pain that I was having.  I am however doing okay and hoping the shot will last for awhile.  This is pretty much the same thing I went through last year with the Carpal Tunnel problems in my right hand so I'm pretty sure that sometime this year I'll probably be having another surgery.

But you didn't come here for that...So let's move on to today's Annabelle Sketch Challenge (absc13).  When I first saw this sketch I was like...What am I going to do? I don't own any large heart punches or Dies so I opted to use a different shape for my card.

I love how soft and delicate this card looks.

As you can see from the sketch this weeks, "bling" is the Flourish part of the sketch and what could be more perfect for creating these lovely flourishes then the stamp set, (Flourishes) which shows you how you can add the perfect placement for your bling.  On my card I decided to use it as a background stamp and only added a few gorgeous Blossom Pink Heart Sprinkles for my bling. 
I also used the Rose trio stamp from (Flowers for You).  I colored the flowers with markers and added some subtle sparkle to them with a Blossom pink Spica Glitter pen.  My sentiment was computer generated. 

Card stock: Kiwi Kiss (SU retired), Regal Rose, Gable Green, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Kiwi Kiss
Other: Nestabilitie Dies, Sprinkles, Scallop Punch SU, Paper Piercing Tool.

Don't forget to visit the Annabelle Blog and check out what the other DT members created using this sketch.


  1. Hi Ida,
    Hope your hand is not hurting so much. I had a little bit of Carpal Tunnel when I was pregnant - NOT FUN!
    Love your card - great job with the colouring!

  2. CUTE card, Ida! I love the flourishes, and that border punch.... I'm gonna' have to give in and order that!

  3. Great card this week Ida. I love how you did your flourishes on either side of the heart!! Hope you feel better soon. Hugs x

  4. my week has been going well-we are still in remodeling mode-but making progress-love your latest creation-soft colors so pretty for valentine's day

  5. This card is so sweet. I do love the flouishes as well. Nice touch!

  6. Very beautiful card, Ida! Love the flourishes you stamped!
    Really sorry to hear about your hand... I hope that doctors will help you and you will not have so much pain...
    Sending your my hugs and will keep you in my thoughts,

  7. Stunning card Ida, love what you done with this weeks sketch!
    Sorry about your hand, I hope things will improve for you soon!

    Thinking of you,
    Kylie X