Monday, January 20, 2020

Twofer Hearts

Hello!  I have a fun post today as I'm playing along in the Twofer Hearts challenge.  This could not possibly be a difficult theme for me, seeing as how I use hearts on my cards so frequently, but it took me a while to get around to it.  Nevertheless, here they are:




My hearts in common are the smaller of the die cut stitched hearts.  One card is a Valentine, the other a St. Patrick's Day card.




The Valentine is a new-to-me Gerda Steiner stamp set called All Cats.  Along with the lovable cat and all the hearts is another new-to-me item:  Precious Marieke Ribbon Border die.  I'm hoping it will help with some of my vast hoard of ribbon which I need to either use or lose.  It's taking up way too much space where I'd rather store stamps!




Next, the St. Patrick's Day card is using some golden oldie wood block stamps.  The Leprechaun from DOTS (now called CTMH) is one of my first ever stamps.  Too cute to give up!  The sentiment is from Art Impressions, dated 2001.  A perfect pair!




The hearts are Tutti Designs Stitched Nesting Hearts.  Designer papers are years old from my stash.

Thanks for your time today!  I hope this week is going to be a good one for you!


27 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

I've missed a few so I'm going backwards with the comments Lol!
These cards are fabulous... Of course I adore the cat one, so beautifully designed and coloured and then you go and amaze me with the St Pats one... Who would have thought that you could use hearts that way? Oh Leslie it's totally magnificent!

Glenda said...

Oh be still my heart! I love both of these but the die cut for the ribbon is amazing. I think I have a die somewhere to use ribbon with so now I'm on a hunt. Have a great week!

Diane said...

Both cards are cuter then cute!! I love the kitty one as you know I love them as much as doggies!! The leprechaun just made me smile at his shenanigans!! So creative and so fun.. Honestly you are so inspiring to me with each and every post to use my older stamps. Have a great day!!

Margaret said...

Fabulous cards. The little kitty is just too cute. You know I would love it. The St. Patrick's Day one is also adorable. It's so hard to find a really cute stamp to use for that holiday. Not sure if you did this, but it looks like you took the white heart cutout from the St. Patrick's Day card and used it on the Valentine's card. So creative and clecer.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic Twofers and your designs on each is fabulous! I really love that St. Patrick's card you did. The colors on both designs are great too.

Yogi said...

both are cute. Love the St Pattie's hearts. good idea. Have a great day

Darlene said...

OMGoodness these are so so cute! Love them both but that St. Patty's card really caught my eye! Love this little guy and what a CLEVER design using the Tutti hearts! What fun inspiration ... thanks!

Cindy Beach said...

Such great cards! I love seeing you mix new and old supplies and it's always done in an artful and delightful way. LOVE the new cat stamp and the lovely ribbon die, and the very pretty way you've used the heart die cuts too. The St. Pat's Day sentiment is adorable!

pam said...

Two fabulous cards Leslie, both so cute! fabulous layout and colouring as always.
Hugs Pam x

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

These cards are so cute! I just love that ribbon die and the DSP is so pretty with all the hearts. Of course, one can't help but love the kitty! Isn't it amazing how we love our old stamps. Your St. Patrick's Day stamp is so neat! I love it! I'm trying to get back into the swing of things so thanks for such nice cards to look at. Have a great week!

Cat Craig said...

Leslie, your GS cat is fabulous next to the heart in this oh so sweet Valenting. And I love the idea of a clover/shamrock type image for your St Patrick's card great out of the box thinking using the heart! Thanks for playing along at Twofer Card Challenge #23.

Pauline said...

Wow! these are both fabulous card Leslie! The St. Partick's day card makes me smile. I love your design with using the hearts for the clover! The kitty card is so sweet, great papers and design. I'm sure you will use the ribbon die many times over, it's so pretty. I too have so much ribbon, I gave a bag full away before the Holidays. Your right use it or lose it! Thanks for inspiring us today Leslie, love when you do! Have a good week as well.

Conniecrafter said...

You always do a wonderful job with these challenges, using them in totally different ways, that little cat is so adorable, I love that die to thread your ribbon, I am sure it will come in handy to use up your ribbon supply :)
Your leprechaun is so fun, such great coloring of him and like how you highlighted the green in the sentiment!! Pretty layering of the hearts!

Sue from Oregon said...

Both your cards are cute, and perfect for your twofer challenge! You designs are fun and images are adorable. You are ahead for the game with these creations! ♥ Sue

Christine Alexander said...

Two great cards Leslie, so clever creating a shamrock out out of hearts :)

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous projects, both are so gorgeous in style and design.xx

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh my gosh Leslie!! I just can't decide which one of these adorable cards is my favorite, I love them both.
Your Valentine is adorable, that kitty just melts my heart, the detail die is amazing.
Your St. Patrick's Day card is fun and colorful, the jumping Leprechaun puts a big smile on my face and, it reminded me that I have only but ONE St. Patrick's Day stamps in my stash and that's a sentiment, sheeesh!!, I need to go hunting for some cute ones like yours.
Fabulous cards, my friend.
XO

Happy Dance said...

Before I even get to all the card cuteness, I have to tell you that the ribbon border die is amazing. I love ribbon, but since I stopped scrapbooking, I rarely use it. I gave most of it to the grandgirls who love crafting with it. Wish someone would have invented these years ago!! Now. Your cards. That Valentine is darling. The kitty is adorable, and the big and little hearts are perfect (love that border!!). I would have kept that sweet leprechaun too - he's pretty amazing, and that's just the most perfect sentiment, too! Great card for St. Paddy's Day! Two fun cards. So glad to see you in the gallery at Twofer! xoxo Bev

Donna Ellis said...

What a fabulous use of the hearts, Leslie! I especially like the four leaf clover within the green heart! Beautiful cards! xx

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards love all the hearts and threaded ribbon
Carol x

Jane Willis said...

What wonderful cards, that cute kitty and the ribbon threaded die cut border are stunning as is your delightful little Irishman.

Jane
Guest Designer at Twofer Card Challenge

nancy littrell said...

Cute and adorable kitty card Valentine and love seeing your leprechaun again:-) Sure do remember our D.O.T.S days..20+ years ago, my friend:-) Your hearts shamrock is so clever and pretty. TFS Hugs..Nancy

laurie said...

LOL!! Two cuties for sure!! Adorbs!!

Darnell said...

It's fun to see you back in the gallery at Twofer, Leslie, especially for our 2nd Blogaversary! As always, I love seeing your designs and spend long minutes looking over each one because the detail work you put into each one is remarkable. A quick glance would be a mistake because one would miss so much! (Like that wee bit of pattern in the large gingham heart!)

Both of these are cute as can be! I love my Gerda stamps (new order on the way!) and this fat kitty makes me smile holding up his/her hugs and kisses. That ribbon border die is sensational! We all have so much ribbon! I love how you did your St. Pat's design turning your hearts into a shamrock. The tiny hearts look like a cutout because you did them in the same paper. I don't blame you for still loving that joyful leprechaun and fun sentiment! (How did you get it so nice and juicy black? Did you remove it from the wood to put it in your MISTI?) Thank you for playing!! Hugs, Darnell

Kara Lynne said...

So much to love on your beautiful cards, Leslie! That ribbon border is beautiful and a great way to show off pretty ribbon on a card! Such a cutie pudgy kitty - I love his expression! Speaking of expression, that leprechaun exudes excitement! I love the sentiment and your wonderful heart shamrock pattern! So glad to see you here, Leslie, the the Twofer blogaversary!

Anita in France said...

I can see why you love that ribbon die, Leslie ... it's just so pretty ... and complements that sweet kitty against the hearts so beautifully! I chuckled at the Saint Patrick's Day card ... such clever use of the hearts ... and such a fun image and sentiment! Delighted to have you playing along with us for our Twofer blogaversary! Hugs, Anita :)

Stacy Morgan said...

Super cute with the hearts on both. You are very good at keeping up with the challenge too. Way to go. I am catching up as I have time today. Sorry I have been behind. I did get in the stamp room yesterday which was nice. Boys are in the playoff's starting tomorrow. Win or go home, wish us a win. :-) Hugs sweet friend!

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