Monday, 2 February 2009

Be Mine, Valentine!

Good news and bad news this week...I'll start with the bad: I was told that my contract isn't going to be renewed and I'll be out of a job from 1 March :o(. So I'll be jobhunting again, please keep your fingers crossed! The good news is that the blood test came back clean, it was just a reallllly prolonged tummy virus after all, thank goodness!

Anyway, it's raining Valentine challenges this week, an excuse for me to get my Basic Grey Bittersweet papers out again (yes yes, I can hear you groaning, but it's just too delish :D) and get into the Valentine mood :D. Unfortunately I only had time for two challenges, here they are.

I made this cute box for the Sugarbowl challenge, which is Love & Romance :D. The box was originally filled with instant soup packets and I took it apart, made it a little larger and tada :D! Aren't us crafters resourceful ;o) I'm going to fill the box with heart-shaped chocolates and give it to this guy I like (well, in my dreams I will, because in real life I don't have the nerve!)

And here's one I made for the Basic Grey Challenge, which was a sketch and also: my first Valentine card! Hmmm, who shall I send it to....;o)

Materials used:
Sugar Nellie stamp, Hero Arts sentiment, Basic Grey Bittersweet paper, Prima flowers, spacers, brads, buttons, ribbon

Hänglar&Stänglar stamp, Whiff of Joy sentiment, Basic Grey Bittersweet paper, Prima flowers, brads

I also received some awards from Sandra and Anita, thank you so much girls!

And finally I was challenged to a photo challenge by Marjolein and Moon :D. I had to open the sixth folder in My Pictures and choose the sixth photo and tell you something about it. Well, my computer crashed last year so I only have one folder now, and in it were these two cuties: my cats Minou and Kyra :D. Last summer they made a lovely, cool, comfortable bed in my washing basket. They could look out the window and bird-watch and they've been bugging me all winter to make their washing-basket-bed! ;o)

That's all she wrote for now, back to work tomorrow! I'm going to enjoy the last four weeks with this company to the fullest ;o). Thanks for stopping by, until next time!


Heather Bradley said...

Sorry to hear about your job, Erica, fingers crossed for your future babe :0)
Wonderful card, love the colour that you have used :0)
**Hugs** Heather x

LOUISE said...

Gorgeous creations Erica. Love the idea of recyclying the Soup box. Good luck in the job hunting, hope you find one soon. LOuise x

Riet said...

wat een prachtige kaarten heb je weer gemaakt Erica.

liefs Riet.

Lilian said...

Goodness Erica, your cards are gorgeous! I love your color combinations and coloring. THe flowers on the Sugar Nellie card are beautiful! I don't mind you using the Bittersweet papers again and again...they're really yummy! Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl challenge and I'll hope you keep on joining! :) Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Hi Erica,
Sorry to hear about your job! just you keep positive.. something will come up!
Fabulous cards again.. so love the papers and images :)
and your two cats.. awwww so sweet.

Have a great week,

Marlene xx

Monique said...

Hoi Erica, wat vervelend voor je dat je weer op zoek moet naar een nieuwe baan.
Maar je kaartjes zijn weer helemaal te gek.

xx Monique

Chris said...

Sorry to read you're going to be out of work Erica, that's awful and I know how it feels as the same thing happened to me last October, still looking for a job three months later! Hope you enjoy your last month there. I absolutely love your card and box. Fantastic colouring of the gorgeous images and I love the Bittersweet paper too. Love all the little details on your card and I hope you summon the courage to give that bag of chocs to him LOL. Chris x

emilie said...

ooooo wat een mooie kaartjes heb je afgelopen tijd weer gemaakt zeg eer,schitterend!!!!
ik hoop dat je snel weer een andere baan hebt,want tja vrije tijd om te hobbyen is wel leuk,maar er zal toch (stempels)brood op de plank moeten komen toch?
groetjes emilie

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

both stunning creations! I love your colouring and I am just about to cut into my BG Bittersweet for the 1st time! So gorgeous. Go on give the chocs to your 'man'.....
and fingers crossed for you on the job front!
Judy x

Annie said...

gorgeous card and little gift you have made - I love those papers! and such adorable images beautifully coloured. hugs, annie x

Tiets said...

woww geweldig Erica!!

sandra_w said...

Je creaties zijn weer helemaal leuk, Eer! Ennuh je droombaan ga je zeker vinden hoor....succes!!

Liefs, San

Kathy said...

More gorgeous cards from you!! You always use the best papers!! Love the combos on both! Thanks so much for joining in the Sugar Bowl challenge!! Good luck to you in the future!! :)kathy

Rica said...

Hi Erica, happy for you the results of your blood test were good - Sad for you that you're going to be out of work.
Love your box it's gorgeous - get those chocolates in there and give it to him - that's an order!!
Great take on Martine's sketch and great colours and papers you've used. Beautifully coloured Hanglar image - love it.
Thanks for 'playing with us at Basic Grey - hugs Heather xx

debby4000 said...

Oh wow what amazing creations, they are fabulous, love them both. On the job front, hope something crops up for you before March 1st.

Beth said...

Awww! Your cats are soooo cute!! Gorgeous cards too, I love the papers and all the flowers! xx

Arianne said...

Naar wie moet je hem sturen? Naar mij natuurlijk! ;0))
Geweldige kaart, Erica!

Wat vervelend van je baan. Is wel balen zeg!
Maar wat fijn dat het bloedonderzoek niks bijzonders heeft opgeleverd.

kim-paperbabe said...

Wonderful cards. The box is fantastic and love your take on the sketch. Great papers too I love bittersweet they're delish!
Sorry about your job hope you are successful soon, and your cats look very cute!!!
Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey challenges this week.
HuGs Kim :D

Maria Jesus said...

oh it's not nice to hear that news about your job i'm sorry and i hope you will find another one very fast :).

Thanks you for coming by my blog, i think doing the challenges i'm learning about stamping, coloring, etc.

I like your cats, they are cute.


Sinikka said...

Bedankt voor het leuke compliment op mijn blogje. Goh, wat erg het toch is met werk. Ik zit op het moment ook thuis daar mijn kontrakt niet verlengd werd. Ik zal in elk geval voor je duimen.
Geweldig mooi kaartjes....nou het ene is een doosje, maar je weet wat ik bedoel.
Zal zeer zekr nog vaker op je blogje verschijnen.
Groetjes Sinikka

Lia said...

schitterende kaartjes eer en ik hoop dat je snel weer aan het werk kunt

Kim Dellow said...

Arr Puddy cat :) Lovely lovely cards. Kim

Zoe said...

Gorgeous Card and box. The papers are lovely, I might have to get some of those!