Penny Black Roses on the Run

Yahooo! Powered up the computer tonight and saw the 300 follower show up in the followers list. Whoo-ee! Candy time!! A big, warm welcome to UTs Hobby Time (sorry I don't know the blogger's name just yet).  Thanks so much for helping me reach this astounding milestone (well it is to me anyway!).

Sorry that I've been MIA for the last few days. I've received some lovely comments on the last couple of posts which made me feel so pleased. Had some other things going on in life & just haven't had a lot of time to spend on the computer lately. Also DD had requested some Valentine cards when she saw what I was coloring over our Christmas visit. Been working on those in the evenings, since she needed them soon in order  to send them out in a timely manner.  I'm sharing one here tonight:

- PBlack Roses on the Run, colored with copics & WoStella.

- S/B Decorative Labels 34 for the shape and some stencil coloring in the fancy edges.

- MBox Twisted hearts die; inserted the cut out pieces back in the die. Backed the red paper with some Elizabeth Craft double side tape (a new to me product, and it's a bit thinner than the Sookwang, so a tad easier to die cut. Made placing the cut out bits into the outline quite easy). Some VOSdimensional EK heart stickers were in the Valentine stamp drawer, so using some old stash too.

- Cheery Lynn sentiment cut from the same sticky paper as the hearts.

- Paper Studio 6x6 Love Struck paper pack.

Hope the DD will like this, and yes, I did finish off the inside. Even included envelopes for each card that was placed in the package sent to her.

As soon as I can catch up all the comments that are waiting on a return visit from me, I will be doing the Random Generator. It won't be long - I'll do my best to get it done and announced very shortly.

Thanks for joining me tonight, after another beautiful day. It was mammogram and bone density scan time for me - so I'm glad that's done for the year. Ya'll have a lovely evening. Big Hugs.


aussie aNNie said...

Ha what a cute image your border of hearts as well, is this for someone special for Valentine's{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is such a darling card Mary. Love how you did the "Twisted Hearts". I'm sure DD will love it! Love the Cupid background paper too. Hope you get great results from your tests. Congrats on making your 300th follower - that's awesome!

Margaret said...

Can't beat a Penny Black stamp can you? and the little cupids on the background paper so cute.
Margaret M

Hazel said...

A gorgeous valentines card Mary. I love the twisted heart die from Memory Box, only used it the other day after forgetting I had it. Congrats on getting your 300 followers. Hazel x

Barbara (C) said...

Love the cute PB Stamp and the border of hearts works really well...Barbara x

UTs Hobby Time said...

This is such a beautiful card. Love the heart die cut and the cute cupid.

Thank you much for the shout out.


Veerle said...

I love Penny Black stamps unfortunately don't have any. Can't get them around here.
Wonderful card Mary.
Love Veerle xxx

Sarah said...

An adorable Valentine's card can't beat a cute hedgie for a bit of aaaahhh. I too have myself short of time (and impetus) lately, the January blues seem to have set in :0( Still, chin up...spring will soon be here!! xx

Petra Swart said...

Love that sweet little hedgehog with his lovely bunch of flowers, Mary!! Love the cupido dp and the hearts on the side is so much fun!! Very sweet valentine's card - surely your daughter will love it!!!
Congrats on the 300!!!!
Have a great day!!

Patricia said...

Hello Mary, Congratulations on getting to 300 followers that's fantasic.
That image is just so darned cute, making a brilliant Valentine Card. Love your great design.

Patricia x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ahhhh so cute Mary... Love it great combinationns on it with image dies and DP congrats on 300. A lot of work there my dear, Shaz in Oz.x

Carol said...

Congratulations on reaching 300 (followers that is!). Love your cute little card, it's gorgeous. Carol x

Marilyn said...

Cute card!! Congrats on getting 300 followers!!

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on meeting your milestone, Mary! No wonder there! Dana will love this Valentine and so will whoever she sends it to. Cute hedgie!

Donna Hanley said...

Your DD may not want to send this one out to anyone because it is so darling, if I were her, I'd want to keep it for myself. I love PB images and you've surrounded this one so nicely with these hearts and papers. Have a fun day.

Sheila H said...

First, congratulations on reaching 300 followers, Mary. That's wonderful! Your hedgehog valentine is darling. The twisted hearts are beautiful and such a pretty border. I like the subtle coloring around the edge of the die cut presenting the hedgehog. The DP is so complementary. Your daughter will be so pleased with all that you made for her :)

Brenda said...

What a cute Valentine card Momma Mary! I do love that little hedge hog image, she is so cute with her purse and roses. Love the SB you used and those hearts look so pretty coming down the card, love the papers too! I know DD will love all the cards you made for here, that's the best compliment when someone ask's you to make them some!!! Hugs, Brenda

Faith A said...

Love that little hedgehog and what you done around him, your DD is going to LOVE this.
Hope you are well AND congratulations on 300 what an achievement.

Pippa said...

Lovely card Mary, that hedgehog is so cute and the colouring superb. x

Lisa said...

This is so sweet, Mary!! That is the most adorable image!! You colored it beautifully!! I love the hearts along the side!! And cupid paper - fabulous!! What a gorgeous card!! Congrats on 300!! You will be at 400 in no time!! Have a great day :)

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Jacee said...

How lovely Mary, a fabulous card and I love that cute image!
Hugs Jacee
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Sue said...

Lovely card. The hedgehog is so cute.

Glad your booby squashing is done with:) LOL

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Mary and love the PB image and those gorgeous hearts.
That's it from me now for a couple of weeks, all packed and ready to go.

Take care and carry on the good work.

Kath x

jimlynn said...

I'm not positive but think I have that same MB die - and you gave it to me!!! Love your cute and pretty card and the hearts look great on the side like that.

Redanne said...

The Penny Black image is just adorable and you have showcased it beautifully on your card! Hugs, Anne xx

cuilliesocks said...

this is a gorgeous card Mary, sweet image and wonderful embellishments.
congrats on your 300, hugs kate x

Jean said...

Congratulations on your 300 followers milestone. Your card is real pretty, I love how you have coloured the cute little hedgie and the lovely heart border.
Jean x

Sue said...

I have this stamp Mary and what a gorgeous card you have made with it! congrats on your 300 followers!! lots of huggles Sue xx

Kellie 0:) said...

Beautiful Mary. I love this. Such a cute image that has been coloured so beautifully. TFS

Carol L said...

Running with the roses - how cute is this card! I love the falling hearts down the side of the card, and that image panel is too cute! Cute cupid papers too :)

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful card Mary - love that image and the way you have cut it using the die cut is perfect. The die cut hearts are stunning.

Brenda in IN said...

I really like that twisted heart die. What patience it takes to put all those pieces back in! This is a cute image and darling card with the cupid paper.

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card of love Mary a cutie image great background papers and I do love that die cut of hearts
lorraine x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful valentine card and love the heart border
Carol x

Donna Ellis said...

I love that card design, Mary! How clever to repeat the hearts in so many ways! Great card.

I hope life is straightening itself out for you. You are too sweet to have unpleasantness visit.


Kim Heggins said...

Mary, your little critter carrying the bouquet of roses is just so adorable. Love your card.