My blog is called "Creative Smiles" because my designs are the result of incorporating mistakes. With fumble fingers that drop whatever they are holding - repeatedly, it takes a lot of giggles, smiles and creative patience during my crafting process. xx

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Bugaboo Valentine

Bugaboo Style is exactly what my husband enjoys when it comes to cards made for him... 

so today's card is made according to the February Catch The Bug Challenge guidelines -- 


No Glitter - no metallics -

Simple it is - colored with my beloved Prisma Color Pencils (they had been squealing with neglect)!

This card is all about Light!

Jack is my Light during my hardest trials and deepest physical difficulties. 
He is always there - patiently helpful and lovingly supportive.

So without further ado - here is my Valentine "Jack Style"!

Products used:
Bugaboo's "You Light Up My Life"
SB Marvelous Squares, SB Squares, SB Decagons (interior)
Prisma Color Pencils, Straw Distress Ink
Computer Generated Sentiment

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone - the tradition began with a compassionate man - and it is still all about being compassionate and kind toward not only the needy, but to those we care deeply for.



Linda Vich said...

I love this card and your coloring really brings it to life! Have a great Valentine's Day! ❤️❤️❤️

Samra said...

Oh, I loooove this card!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is wonderful for your hubby, Donna! Your pencil colouring is beautiful! You don't need all the bells and whistles for a guy's card and this says it all! I know he'll love it!

brenda said...

An inspirational card with such an emotional meaning Donna. My hubby is much the same, sometimes we forget so it's nice to show them with a very heartfelt card.

B x

Sue said...

What a fab card.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

maria's knutselplezier said...

Fantastic!!!I love this!!! great card!!


Lori Kobular said...

Perfect Valentine's Day card for the Light of your life! Love those adorable light bulbs! Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day Donna!

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic card and great layout Donna,
Gr Karin

Virgo5 said...

Awesome yet keeping it simple, nicely done! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Catch The Bug!

Shirley said...

I am sure he loved it Donna and aren't we lucky to have men in our lives who love us to bits. Such a moving sentiment and very appropriate for the card. Colour choice is brill as usual.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Lisa said...

Oh, I love this, Donna!! Those light bulbs are so awesome!! You colored them perfectly!! Your hubby will adore this!! So sweet and beautiful!! Happy Valentine's Day my friend!! Big hugs :)

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coldwaters2 said...

Oh Donna how brilliant this card is that image is fantastic so is the sentiment, I would never of thought of anything like this, I think that is my problem I don't think outside the box, you on the other hand have done a smashing job
lorraine x

Pia S said...

I love Jodie's fun images, this one is no exception. Haven't colored it up yet myself, haven't had a design idea for it yet. Love what you did, adding several layers but keeping it all simple. Hope your hubby loved it, from your description it does sound like this is cup of tea. I love it.

KraftyKoolKat said...

So beautiful Donna. Such lovely colouring.

pam said...

What a fantastic image Donna, love your colour, with a great sentiment and fabulous layout.
Bet your husband loved his Valentines card.
Hugs Pam x

NanaConnie said...

i have a broken bone in my hand and can only type 1-handed so no caps. very hard to leave comments -- sorry. i'll be mia 2 to 3 weeks.

Christina Hor said...

Oh what an awesome guy card for your sweet hubby Donna! He's going to treasure it! Have a lovely night Donna. Hugs.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a fun card for a guy.

SD pooja said...

Loved it ,This card can light up a smile on every Guy's Face !

cotnob said...

A super Valentine card Donna, it certainly is Clean and Simple for you - a brilliant image and beautifully layered up - my kind of card, I love it.

Petra Swart said...

So different from what you usually do, my friend, but just as wonderful as all the others!!! Your colouring is great and I really like the colours you have worked with!!! The die cut frame is beautiful and have your bulbs really shine!!! So perfect for your sweetheart - CAS and so striking!!! Beautifully done, Donna!!!
Have a great week!!!

kReN said...

Absolutely fabulous, Donna. Love this digi and love what you did with it!

Stampsnob. said...

I can see Jack enjoying that creative work of love Great card Donna Lis

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Donna, this is a change from your feminine style, but fabulous and great for your hubby. I love the image and quote and fantastic colouring. My prismas are neglected as well and I love to use them. Take good care, Hugs, Shirleyxx

Sue said...

What a great Valentine!! Loving the sunny yellow. NO GLITTER! This must have been hard for you, LOL! But the results are perfect and I am sure he loved it. You gotta love a guy that stood at the alter and said for better or worse and meant it! Wonderful card, hope you hade an equally wonderful Valentines day with that special guy.


Leslie Miller said...

Love this image and LOVE your card! Your pencil coloring is amazing! I really need to practice more with mine. Your simple card is as fantastic as anything you make with all the bells and whistles. Valentine's Day really is a lovely tradition.

*Vicki* said...

Perfect card for my hubby!! :) That image is so fun and I especially love how you've incorporated the colors into this one!! Such a great design! HUGS

Bernadet said...

How creeative is this Donna!
Love it.

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant card love the great image and perfectly matched sentiment
Carol x

Monica said...

I am loving this flat and no ado card. You are just so creative and I like what you say about being compassionate on Valentine's day. I wish I could be that way too. Sometimes it takes me a while to heal and bring back the compassionate factor in me.
For Valentine's day, I gave cards to my girls and a heart shaped chocolate and I baked heart shaped cookies for the girls.

Lots of love,

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is super sweet and perfect for your Jack. Love your coloring as always Donna and the black and red really makes the yellows "light up".

chrissy xx said...

Such a FABulous design..
I LOve your colours and these pretty dies.

Patricia St Martin said...

How sweet and what a nice thing to say about Jack. I think this is a perfect Valentine's card. Love yellow with red and I also love Jodie's Bugaboo images. Like the die cut and the holes you added looks great. Wonderful job and the perfect CAS card.
Hugs Pat

MaryH said...

Some amazing pencil coloring, those lights just glow so well. I like the masculine look of this design, ditto on the colors. I also liked that you sneaked in just a bit of 'dress up' with the little white mat...added a nice touch without being frilly. Good contrast to the other mat colors. I KNOW DH liked this one! You used that image wonderfully well. TFS & Hugs

Pamellia said...

Wow Donna, you rocked the clean and simple!! I love how you created interest by using contrasting colours and a fun image, what a fabulous masculine make!! hugs for now :)

Maryvonne Coussé said...

Wonderfull Valentine's day card Donna !Love this design for a masculine card !
Fabulous design !

Karen said...

Oh Donna, this is positively delightful and so perfect for him! I love all that it represents. You've worked so beautifully with the image and I love the color palette and layers. Wonderfully done as always, my sweet friend. Sending tons of love and hugs your way.

Hugs and blessings,

Jen Leeflang said...

Super card!
Thanks for entering our CAS challenge over at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog this week. Good luck in the draw. Please join us again soon.
Jen Leeflang

Tracey said...

Fabulous card Donna & such fun :o)

April said...

Great card! I love the colors you used too!

Jean Bullock said...
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Jean Bullock said...

What? No glitter? Did you suffer from withdrawal pains, LOL? The card looks great. I love the papers you chose for the multiple matting. Perfect for this card. Great job on the coloring! You even got the highlights on the metal parts. I love Prismacolor pencils too.

Mrs A. said...

This is a perfect card in all ways. hugs Mrs A.