It's Nat's turn to set the challenge this week on the Daring Cardmakers Blog:
With Valentine's Day just around the corner I wasn't about to let the opportunity for using my current two favourite design elements pass us by!
This week I want to see you make a card that features both...Hearts and Doilies
There are so many ways to combine the two. Why not experiment and try something new?
I haven't any paper doilies in my stash atm - I did have a couple but I was experimenting with them and some ink and I overdid it and all I ended up with was a soggy lump of paper and very inky fingers.... Kept meaning to get some more but haven't got A Round Tuit yet.
So I used my Spellbinders Floral Doily Motifs die instead, I had to cut the large heart free hand as Craft Robo is poorly atm (note to self: must sort that out)
I've thrown rather a lot of stuff into the mix here, but it was fun to make and it'll be hubby's valentine card next week - though he'll think it's far to fussy and as for the ribbon......... oh my gosh! :)
Cream wide-ribbed card blank
Papers: MME Lost and Found (12x12), the glittery "Love" motif is also cut from one of the papers
Chipboard small hearts and arrow: Maya Road (Charmed Cards and Crafts)
Large pin and Red organza ribbon (Creative Treasures - don't forget they have blog candy on offer atm)
Beads from my stash, Inks, Gold Ice Stickles, Red Stickles
Spellbinders Floral Doily Motifs die
"you" is from the Cuttlebug Love Language A2 Combo set
While on the theme of lurrrrrve, I thought I'd share the first page I'm made for my new little maze book - I'm just going to fill this book with favourite, inspiring or though-provoking quotations. As the LOs can only be about 7.5cms square they won't be too complicated - that said, it's always amazing how long even the tiniest project can take to do. I've heard scrapbookers say "Oh it's only a little card, they can't take as long to make as a 12x12 page...." yeah, right!!!!!
I've used the February LO plan from The Sketch File for this - just to prove that they are good for things other than cards - and that they work when you shrink them!
Funky Hand "I Heart You" papers
small pink heart shaped gem
Quotation piece is pc generated using various fonts
Not much has happened this week - the electrician has been here for a couple of days doing all the 2nd fix things that he can do for now. The tiler was due today but has been held up on the job before ours so will be here from Monday. I hope the rest of the tiles (the pretty "feature" ones) for the cloakroom are in by then....grrrr. The painter will be back next week too and with a bit of luck our lovely Corian work surfaces will be ready to fit by the end of the week. So fingers crossed it'll be nice and busy here all next week, with not too much left to be done after that.
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Have a great weekend