Friday, January 23, 2009

Have a Heart!

After the tricky but fun dare Jo set for the Daring Cardmakers last week, this week see's Keryn's turn to come up with the challenge and she's shown true heart and come up with a lovely, gentle theme for us all to work with.
It's not long till Valentine's Day so this one is a good chance to get something special made for your Beloved One - it'll make a nice change not leaving that one till the last minute, for lots of us, won't it?
So all you need to do is put one heart, or lots of hearts on your cards - what could be simpler than that? Doesn't even have to be a Valentines Card, does it? It could be for an engagement, a wedding or even just a card for a friend to say you care.

I've made a card to give to my Hubby on Valentine's Day - it'll be such a treat not to be in my usual last minute "what can I do?" panic come the 13th Feb!

It's choosing the papers that's always the hard bit, I find, but I was really late getting this done so didn't have time to faff around deciding, I wanted something with some fairly dark red - I prefer that to anything too bright and of course anything too pink is a no-no! Heaven Forbid!
The paper that came to mind was BG Urban Couture, but as I hunted through the BG box I found the "Blush" ones and thought they might work instead.
I'd already made a gatefold card for another project which didn't actually happen and it was lying on the desk - the idea of a heart shape covering the opening seemed obvious at that point.
I found this bag of Bazzill "Really Big Chip" hearts - no idea where they came from - but they were the perfect size - "Don't you love it when a plan comes together....." - who was your fave in the "A" Team then? I thought Murdoch was such a fab character - oops! I digress....

The circles and scalloped circle for the message bit were made on the Robo and the letters are rub-ons (Doodlebug, I think)
Some brads on the heart, a big organza ribbon through the eyelet hole at the top, lots of inking and it was all done.
Now all I have to do is not lose it between now and Valentines Day.....

Please visit the Daring Cardmakers blog and see all the other cards the Team have been making this week - they're fab and will surely inspire you to get all Lovey-Dovey and Hearty yourselves!
Looking forward to seeing what all the Darers make this week.

Have fun

17 comments:

tracy said...

very sweet kathy :)

Gez said...

The colours look so scrummy Kathy. Ooo, love the ribbon too. :)

Lythan said...

As ever, an achingly perfect card Kathy. I'm sure your Hub will love it!

Karen said...

I love the colours Kathy....no pink!!! My hubby would be the same!!! As Lythan says, its a perfect card XXX

Angelnorth said...

Great card Kathy and perfect for the difficult "masculine" valentine - love it!

Lisa Hemmings said...

Love the card - beautiful xx

Lisa H

Chris A said...

Beautiful Kathy, as usual.

Jackie said...

Love it Kathy and I'm sure DH will do too :)
I hope your finger is on the mend now.

Hazel said...

Such a beautiful card, Kathy - how do you consistently turn out such wonderful creations? I just love the addition of that ribbon. x

Wendi said...

I love the colours on this very male a beautiful card Thank you so much for the lovely comment on my blog
Wendi

Maria Matter said...

Fabulous! Love the gate fold and the colors on this one! The little heart brads are just right!
Blessings, Maria

Cardmaking Galore said...

Stunning card - love all the colour and the layout.

Susan (Sue H) said...

Good to hear that you’re more organised this year Kathy!!

I have ‘a thing’ for Basic Grey papers at the moment and the ‘Blush’ ones that you’ve used on your card are just delish. Yet another wonderful card!

EllePiggo said...

Beautiful card Kathy - perfect colours for the men!! :)

Vanessa.

Enfys said...

This is the one that jumped out at me of the DT cards this week Kathy, love everything about it.
hugs
En x

Clare said...

Love your card Kathy, it's romantic without being too girly.

Ruthie said...

I just love the card, it's fab.