Monday, 11 February 2013

Handsome Prince?

Our household has for some years been completely 'valentine free' - I always felt bad that dear husband arrived bearing flowers and gifts when it was HIS birthday! 
So we (or rather I) called a halt to all the 'sloppy stuff' - there was never any need as he is a romantic soul really and flowers have always been bought at various times without any special occasions to prompt the purchase!

So Valentines cards are not high on the agenda for me at all... but recently I have been 'guesting' for Beccy's Place (and for some reason the last scheduled post did not appear at all..god bless Mr Blogger) so this time I didn't take a chance scheduling it to publish 'on the day' and decided to just create a new post the day Beccy released her stamp............. Then I forgot!!!!!!!!!!!
(Blaming the brain cells again...........)
So an apology to Beccy and finally here is my card using this week's released image -

Very tongue in cheek isn't it? But he really IS a cute little green frog I think! (and you can get him here)
 I printed him out and layered him onto a downloaded background which was highlighted with promarkers.

I made him a rather grand gold embossed crown with some teeny red gems (cos after all no handsome prince would leave home without a gem encrusted head adornment!).
Matted onto a green frame then layered onto some papers from my stash.

The sentiment was PC generated, secured with a scrap of polka dot ribbon and finally I finished with a couple of pearls and a green pearl heart.

Lots of lovey dovey challenges about this week (unsurprisingly!)
Card Mania - Love
Craft Your Passion - My Valentine
OLLCB - Love Story
Lexi's - Valentines/Love
Creative creations - It must be Love
TPE - Love is in the Air
Gem of a Challenge - Hearts/Valentine 

Have a great week!


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

What a super card Viv love that frog, great layout and colour
jacqui x

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous card Viv a great image beautifully coloured and live all you green tones


sandee said...

VERY cute little frog! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Gemma said...

Fabulous card hun, great colour and fabbie little image...
hugs and xxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Fabulous card ... Love it..... Stunning...
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Monica said...

I like reading that story ... you are lucky that your hubby gets flowers at the drop of a hat. Good man he!
This card is so cute. The froggie with a crown looks so royal.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This is just wonderful what a cute image and love the sentiment you made! Susan x

Caz said...

Fabulous card Viv. Loving the frog.
Caz x

Lee said...

What a gorgeous lil frog he is and such a GORGEOUS card.

We have never done sloppy stuff in our house,it's our " Silver" Wedding Anni in August!!!!
Hugs xx

Ani said...

This is lovely! I love all the greens! Thanks so much for playing along at Card Mania! Good luck and hope to see you again in our next challenge! Ani

Desire Fourie said...

So adorabled. It looks like he has already been kissed as he is a beaitiful little prince.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

MommyScraps said...

Ha ha... Love this card!!! Thanks for playing at Craft Your Passion!!!

Meggymay said...

Super design and I love the cute frog.
Yvonne x

kenli said...

How pretty! I loved the perfect image for Valentine's Day!Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challendges.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Fabulous froggy creation!

Sarn xxx

Shea said...

This is so cute and fresh and springlike. LOVE the image. My mother has quite a frog collection and I think she'd love a card with this little guy as the centerpiece. And you've used my favorite technique of angled layers. Thanks for sharing him!

Crafty Lark said...

Fantastic card, I love him and your layers are gorgeous. xx Flora

Paper Junkie said...

I just love this green frog Viv. I had to kiss several before I found my prince! (been together 25 years) X

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Viv. I love that frog and the gold crown you have made for him looks fabulous.
Thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge this week

craftyeyes said...

great happy card xx

jo said...

Brilliant! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time & good luck!
Hugs Jo x

Lin said...

Viv, this is just adorable! Love the complete departure from the normal red/white valentine cards and this is both clever and beautifully done.

Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations.

Lin xx

PS, sorry haven't been round your blog yet as I have been distracted with my bathroom converstion. Promise to be a better boss next time round!

Wendi said...

Fabulous card I love the colours and image
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!

alethea said...

What a fabulous card!! Love the green and the image!! Thanks for joining us at CYP! HUgsxx

Mau xx said...

What a cute frog :) I think he deserves a Kiss don't
Love the layout Viv and the lovely spring green.
We don't do Valentine cards either Viv, but I always get spoilt somehow or other, a new top and a meal this year, He is hopeless and always has an excuse..not for Vantentines day he says...yeh ok!!!
Hugs Mau xx

Мила said...

This is so cute!
Thank you for taking part in the Card Mania Challenge!
Hugs, Mila

Viv said...

Fab card Viv, love that sweet frog image too :) Viv xx