Thursday, January 6, 2011

Times to Treasure!

Wow! This week has gone by so fast! Well, remember me telling you about the Wii game that we played on New Year's Eve?  We decided that was so fun we went and bought a XBox 360 with Kinect! OMG this is so fun!!! We are just starting out with the starter game but it is a blast and lots of exercise!!! The dance game is on my list next.  We are not super gamers here, the kiddos have always enjoyed sports outside much more, but this is such a neat toy, it even takes pictures of you while you play. Fun, fun!

Anyhow, it is time for our Lili of the Valley Challenge and we have a wonderful sketch by Lena! Here is my card I made with it.

This is an Anniversary card for my brother and sister in laws.  They are having a surprise anniversary party on Saturday, so I thought it would be perfect to use these two cuties and have them looking at a photo album! I can see I will be getting a ton of use out of these new stamps from Lili of the Valley.  

Speaking of new stamps, the new release comes out January 11th in case you hadn't heard, so be watching for their release.  The shop is also now open after being closed for the holidays!

This image is called "Times to Treasure" and comes with that a sentiment that says the same. I colored these guys with distressed inks.

I added distressed stickles Rock Candy to the hearts which were cute out with a Quickutz die and then Faded Jeans was added around the edge and then Walnut on the very, very edge.

My papers are Nitwits Collection - In The Meadow Too, and all my flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts!
One more thing I would like to mention....I was looking for the Stempelglede Grunge set and everyone was out, so I emailed Niki at Bunny Zoe's Crafts and she got on the ball and ordered more and I already have those beautiful stamps in my hand!!!! WHAT FANTASTIC SERVICE.  If you haven't ordered from her yet, you are missing the best service around!!! Thank you so much Niki!  If I am not mistaken she still has some left, so go on over and check out her stash, she has a wonderful store!

I hope you will join our challenge this week! 

Thank you for stopping by!

Hugs, Dena


Kylie said...

Gorgeos gorgeous gorgeous!! I love the hearts :) Beautiful card, I'm sure your brother and sister in law will LOVE it :)
Have fun with your xbox!
Kylie xx

Judi said...

FANTASTIC card (as always!) I too LOVE the hearts, and as I'm in the middle of making an anniversary card myself, may well have to 'borrow' this idea - hope that's OK?

Couldn't agree more about the service from Bunny Zoe's - Nic is the BEST!


Judi x

Chrissy said...

Stunning...absolutely stunning.
The colors, coloring, flowers everything is gorgeous.
As far wii goes, I did the dancing one at Christmas with grandkids, and I thrashed them, whoo hoo go Nana.

Marlies said...

What a sweet card Dena, lovely colours. Your brother and sister in law will be pleased.
Hugs, Marlies

Martinas Welt said...

Oh gosh...what an absolute stunning card this is! I love all the details, especially the hearts and also the colours...absolute perfect!!

beyond the invisible said...

This is so gorgeous!!!!!! It's about the most beautiful card I have ever seen! I adore these cuties from LoTV, you used my favorite color combe ánd I really love the way you color your images...
Oooooh I wish I could color the way you do!!!
hugs, jolanda

Squirrel x said...

I can only echo the above sentiments hun - WOWZA! Hugs, Sxx

Astrid said...

Gorgeous card Dena, wow, and the colours are great too.
We have a Wii and we have a lot of fun. I now what you mean.
Hugs Astrid

Ageeth Holster said...

WAUW!!!!!!! Love your card! So nice image and so beautiful made. Love the hearts with the names in it.
Hugs Ageeth x

angeleef said...

This is so amazing. All the details. Had to look at it three times and still had the idea I missed something. I re-discovered my WII too and had so much fun 'U-singing' LOL. Hope you have fun with you X-box!

Donalda said...

Oh hon this is just beautiful !!!! So love this and all the detail you have in it. Hugs

Autumn Mist said...

What a beautiful card, perfect for an anniversary. I love Bunny Zoe's Crafts, too, I was amazed at how quickly they deliver.

debbies said...

Those flowers are stunning!

Louise said...

Ohhhh...Dena! *sigh*
This is so beautiful, hun! :D I´m always so happy when I see you posted again and I never leave here without being fullyloaded with lots of mojo! Love the image, it´s so cute and those hearts of yours are so divine! So cute with the names :)
Hugs hun!

Anne said...

This card is so sweet, love the image! Beautifully decoratet too. :)

Rachael said...

Oooooo I love it! I love the brown and blue and the sparkly hearts!
Ive been on my cousin kinect and enjoyed myself too!
Rach :) xx

angelwhispers said...

Can't beleive what a tease you are with these fabulous images. Just love it the colours are brill and the embellies just perfect.

I also use Zoe Bunny and your right a fantastic service!! Have you checked out her personalised stamps they are just fab a must have.

Love Chanelle xx

Frea said...

Hi Dena, I've just told Bev and Jacqui to stop showing me all those lovely new stamps because I have to use my new ones at least once before buying any more but you're just ganging up on me aren't you?? LOL And then to make things worse by making all these lovely cards with them!! Stop it you hear?! Big hug, Frea

dolcreations said...

Your killing me with these gorgeous stamps...I can hardly wait until the 11th! You have done such a beautiful anniversary card. Your flowers and your distress inks...wonderful! I just love how you did your hearts! You know you could run some classes and I would be your first student!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Wanted to pop by and say a huge thank you for the gorgeous Christmas card that arrived for me yesterday - it is amazing ! I shall email you properly soon but just wanted to say thank you for being sooo kind xxxxx

Your card is just gorgeous, I think I am needing all the new LOTV stamps ! Love this one for an Anniversary and as usual, your card is just gorgeous.

Happy New Year my lovely friend and speak to you soon.


Jo xxxxxx

Cardcorner by Yvonne said...

Wow so beautiful! Love the way you colour with the distress it's gorgeous!
hugs Yvonne

kitty said...

Can't really say much as wowed Beautiful truly inspiring gorgeous stamp !!! Kitty x

Juls said...

so so gorgeous!! Love the colours you have used, it has given it a real vintage feel! Hugs Juls

Christina C. said...

This is as precious as it can get!
Love all the wonderful details and your incredible coloring of these adorable images!

Niki Estes said...

Just beautiful! I love how you add the title to the book!

Renkata said...

ohhhh they are so cute together.
Beautiful layout.

Sol said...

Beautiful Card!! Fantastic Colouring!!! Your Embellishment is Great!! The Two Hearts is Lovely!... and is Lovely Embellishing on the Card!! :o)

Stampin Mindy said...


This is absolutely stunning! I love the image and the hearts with their names. Darling!! You always give me such inspiration, I just love your style!

Hugs, Mindy

Anna-Karin said...

Great card. I love the image. The colours a perfect.


Rica said...

Hi sweetie, Happy New Year - hope it brings you all you wish for wrapped up in lots of love, joy and laughter!!
Gorgeous card, (I've just finished colouring this one - love it - love 'em all!!) beautiful colouring and colour scheme and stunning embellishments.
Heathe xx

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely beautiful creation Dena, those flowers the colours and image all look truly wonderful
Lorraine x

Lou said...

Hi!a very gorgeous card,they are so sweet and all of your layering/flowers/colours-just perfect.
hugs Lou.xx

Pat said...

Hi Dena...I LOVE your work...always have! And this could very well be one of my all time faves!! It is just stunning sweetie!!I so can't wait until the 11th!! Hugs...Pat Frank

Pat said...

Hi Dena...I LOVE your work...always have! And this could very well be one of my all time faves!! It is just stunning sweetie!!I so can't wait until the 11th!! Hugs...Pat Frank

Chris said...

A truly lovely card in every way.
You are so talented.

xxxtglxxx said...

I love absolutely everything about this card Dena! :) Beautiful colours, and adorable image - its perfect.



Sarah said...

Truly stunning card Dena! This image is so cute and has been beautifully coloured. I love the colour scheme you have used, almost a vintage feel.
Sarah xx :0)

Debbie Pamment said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this - it's just tooooo gorgeous! You are my guru - I bow to you!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Another absolutely lovely colour combo and the flowers here are superb! Great little personalised hearts too! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Patti said...

Love it. TFS and a chance to win some yummy candy.


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