Monday, February 6, 2023

Inspiration Station Challenge #46

Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome to Monday!  Today is the 1st Monday of the month and that means a new challenge has started at The Inspiration Station Challenge Blog.  An inspiration photo is provided and you create a project based on your interpretation of the prompt.

 The photo this month is:

Aww, how sweet is this photo?  It looks like some Love is being shared between the two and since this is the month of LOVE, I've been inspired to create a Valentine's/Friendship card.

Using the Love Letters Layering Stencil Set from Simon Says Stamp, I ink blended a post box and some love letters using various pastel shades of Catherine Pooler inks.

I've gone the extra mile and fussy cut the images, however there are coordinating dies for this stencil set.  I've also dry embossed the panels, popped the images, sentiment (which has been heat embossed with Copper fine detail powder) on foam pads and punched the corners of the panels.  Lastly, I've added a paper heart doily, a teeny pink bow and clear sequins to finish the design.  

Please join us at The Inspiration Station this month.  We always love seeing how the photo prompt inspires everyone.  Until next time, Happy Crafting!


**Challenges Entered:
Park Hopping My Happy Place - Everyone always smiles at the Happiest Place on Earth


  1. Your "love card" is precious, Donna! I especially admire the placement of those tiny die cuts and elements! Who doesn't love a pretty blue mail box? So cute!

  2. A brilliant take on the theme,sending love in an envelope was a great idea,a beautiful card,thank you for joining in at MMM

  3. Your card is very pretty, love the colors and you have brought together lots of fun elements with your layering. Smiles, Kathy

  4. Super pretty and fun, what a great stencil set too!!
    hank you for joining our challenge at Can You Handle The Pressure!
    Diane CYHTP Co-Owner
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  5. AW! SO lovely and the fact you fussy cut the images, not my thing, but I love when I see it. Lovely design too Donna.

  6. First off that inspiration photo is darling, a great start for your sweet Valentine's card! Love your choice of bolder and different colors. Thanks for joining us at Can You Handle the Pressure!

  7. Oh I'm a sucker for bold pastels and this got me like! So pretty, xoxo

  8. What a pretty card! Love the hearts you placed! This card is certain to make someone happy. Thank you for playing with us at the MMM Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
    Debbie DT
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  9. Love your ink blending and that heart doily is the perfect backdrop! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Hearts Challenge. Donna, DT Member.

  10. Such a sweet card, Donna! I love the mix of pastel colors with red - so pretty. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble Challenge #131.

  11. Donna, what a cute card! Love those little Valentine envelopes peeking out of the mailbox!! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Double Trouble for our "Love is in the Air" challenge!!! -Donna

  12. Great images and super layering on this card.

  13. Love the texture and layers in your card... thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  14. Love this, Donna - great colours and design.

    Thanks for joining us at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge.

    Helen x

  15. What a perfect little way to send love in a greeting card! The mailbox with envies and all those cute hearts is just adorable and so very creative too!

  16. Such a fun Valentine card with the mailbox and mini "cards". Thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Inspirations! Nance, CIC DT

  17. This is so adorable!! I LOVE the mini cards with that mailbox image!!! Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.

    CIC DT

  18. This looks like a classic Valentine! So cute. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble! :)

  19. 💗💗💗 this! You are right, everyone does smile when they are at the Happiest Place on Earth! Thank you for playing with us at Park Hopping My Happy Place. Have a crafty weekend! Cheers, Makira


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