Friday, February 8, 2019

Valentine Hedgehogs

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog today.
It's a bright and sunny day here even though it's cold and windy. The shining sun always makes me feel good. Although I woke up with a bit of a sore throat and an earache. Some of the kids at Preschool were coughing and had runny noses this week.
As the day goes on I am sneezing myself. Yikes I don't want to come down with a cold. Time for me to load up on the Vitamin C. I have lots of things I want to accomplish this weekend and battling a cold is not one of them (LOL)!!!
Anyway let's move onto my card today. This one I made for the color challenge #723 on Splitcoaststampers. Jeanne was our hostess and she chose pool party, coastal cabana and calypso coral for her color trio. Optional was to add a metallic element.
pool party, coastal cabana, calypso coral
I like to make Valentine cards using non-traditional colors, so I thought I would give these ones a try. And, with the help of Stampin'-Up neutrals baked brown sugar, crumb cake, smoky slate and mossy meadow, I think I was successful.
I started by sponging my clouds with a stencil and tumbled glass distress ink. It's really close to the pool party shade. Then I started creating my little hedgie scene. I used the new CottageCutz Valentine Hedgehog die.
For the hearts, I used calypso coral and sponged them with the same ink to make them darker. To cover the metallic option, I used some wink of stella on the coral hearts. I stamped my sentiment on the die cut cloud and that finished my card.
Well that's it for me for this post. So until next time...…..God bless.
card details:
Stamps: hedgehugs (Lawn Fawn)
Paper: pool party, calypso coral, coastal cabana, soft suede, smoky slate, baked brown sugar, crumb cake
Paper Size: A2
Ink: calypso coral, mossy meadow (Stampin'-Up), tumbled glass distress (Ranger)tuxedo black (Memento)
Accessories: Valentine Hedgehog (CottageCutz), cloud stencil (MFT), Wink of Stella (Kuretake)
Techniques: stencil

I am also entering:
1.  Brown Sugar has a love/Valentine's Day challenge.
2Kitty Bee Designs has a love/Valentine's challenge.
3.  Aud Sentiments challenge is love or Valentine sentiment.
4.  Craft Rocket Challenge is Valentine.
5.  Ellibelle's Challenge is dies/punches or something with hearts.


  1. Your card is beautiful, Mary. Love this hedgehog scene and the clouds/sky looks amazing!
    We're finally seeing some sunshine today as well, even though it's soooo cold outside, but it's so nice to finally see a blue sky again!

    Thanks so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month where it's all about "Dies/Punches or Something with Hearts".

  2. A fab card. I love the hedgehog. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  3. Fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge. Good luck Ginny ♥ Aud Sentiments
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  4. Oh I love this cute hedgehog! You created a funny and beautiful Valentin card!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.


    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#26 –Mixed Media}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#26 – You are in my heart}
    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#56 – Valentine}
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  5. What an adorable valentine card! Thanks so much for joining us for the Kitty Bee Designs challenge! We hope to see you again soon! Hugs, DT Karla

  6. Such a lively and happy card! Loooveee it! Thank you for entering our challenge at Brown Sugar and good luck! Alina DT



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