Love is in the Air

Hi Everybody,

back with another card for you. Thanks for leaving all those lovely comments and likes on my blog. I hope this one will inspire you in time for Valentine’s Day …

Love is in the Air


…or for an Engagement or Anniversary Card …

I like to keep my cards a bit flexible, unless I make them for a specific person and event.

How did I make it … I attached a piece of crumb cake card (from Stampin’Up!) to a white square base card and stamped my stitching in black (Graphic Squares stamp set from the Patchwork Frenzy Range by STAMPlorations). I then cut my letters (Wallflower Alphabet by Sizzix) from white card and the scalloped heart (Xcut by docrafts) before stamping in black Versacolour and clear embossing the couple (from the Ever After stamp set, Vignette Range by STAMPlorations) on my red heart. I then assembled my pieces as shown in the picture. I liked the simplicity of the look hence no gems, pearls or other embellies, the gloss finish of the embossing powder seems to be all that’s needed.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Addicted to CAS, where the code word is LOVE

Allsorts, where LOVE IS IN THE AIR

Moo-Mania, where the request is to use EMBOSSING POWDER

CASology, where the cue card says AND plus the lovely Shery from STAMPlorations is their challenge sponsor. and I am proud to be on her design team … please join in the fun!!!

Time Out, where the theme is LOVE and/or FRIENDSHIP … the girls there have a DT call, so please get entering too!!!

Wow, I’ve never entered so many challenges at once in my life!!! … there is always a fist time …

Also a quick reminder before I go, there are currently two challenges running at the STAMPlorations Challenge blog, the monthly one starts today, the theme being ‘Stamps and Stitching’ (just have a look again at my card for inspiration) and the bi-weekly Sketch #5 Challenge, which started Monday this week, so there is still time to enter. Hop over to their blog for more inspiration … and you can use any make of stamps on your entry too!

That’s it from me for today! Shame I couldn’t get a project for the 52 Christmas Cards Throwdown done, maybe next week.

Have Fun and …

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

Valentine & 3D

Happy Valentine’s Day, Everybody!!!

Here is the card my hubby found on the doormat this morning as if it had been posted through the letter box.

He loved it.

As you can see I’ve gone wild again with distressing. I just sometimes like to give projects the ‘aged’ effect. Staying with tones of one colour made it look less busy. I suppose one could have achieved the layer effect using some masking, but I wanted it to be 3D especially as it didn’t have to go into the post. I know some of you are concerned about this issues given that postage for a large letter is about 75 pence and therefore creeping a bit too closely to ÂŁ1. But I must say I do like the 3D effect, it just gives natural depth and shadow in all light conditions. Layering is the easiest way to achieve this unless one goes for more complicated constructions. I shall have a think about that, could be a theme for a class ‘Pop Up cards and more’. Please let me know your views.

For now have a great day and allow yourselves to be spoiled. 🙂

Back again tomorrow. Happy Crafting!!!

supplies: stamps – SU, LOTV; inks – SU, Tim Holtz; die cut flower – SUP; ribbon, eyelet, distress tool, card etc from your local craft store

Heart Matters

Hello Again.

Lets start with a second piece of good news which made ‘my heart sing’ in recent days. Our caravan is going to come out of ‘Winterschlaf’ (hibernation) at the end of March – just a little bit over 6 weeks to go. I am looking forward to our new site and pitch and of course to saying ‘hello’ to the local seals. 🙂 I can already see myself picnicking above their beach beside the coastal path, binoculars in hand … Sunny days!

Of course we are also getting close to Valentine’s Day … and Valentine’s Day means hearts. Today’s project is a card I made for a friend’s birthday, which is tomorrow – Valentine’s Day. Of course it had to feature a heart or two.

To keep with the girlie theme I decided to create the feel of a charm bracelet by punching 3 little hearts with a little hole and attaching them to the bow as if they were little tags. I think it looks quite cute, just fitting the lovely Lily of the Valley die cut. Hope, she will like it.

As for today I’ve got to wait in for a parcel to arrive … perfect time for crafting.

See you tomorrow.

Happy Crafting! 🙂

supplies: Stampin’Up! – ribbon, cardstock, heart punch, twine; Sizzix – embossing folder; LOTV – die cut; local craft shop for nesties, Marianne Creatables, glitter glue and gems