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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Silvery Hearts - Another Twist!!

Have had a very productive day today. I made headway with some boring paperwork (I'm making myself work on it for one hour a day - any more and I would lose the will to live). I rifled through my stash and made a couple of quick cards. In keeping with my health kick, I walked to the post office (I usually jump in the car!), did a couple of hours in the garden before the rain came, then leapt around my living room trying desperately to keep in time with the zumba wii thingy!! And what am I doing now? Eating Thornton's Continental chocolates!! I'm my own worst enemy!!  

Anyway, for those of you who've seen my previous post, you'll know that silver hearts were the very much in evidence in my card for the "Use Beads" Challenge. Well, around the same time, I was asked to make a silver wedding anniversary card - and also asked to use hearts!! 

The main image of this 6" square card had been created using Dreamweaver Metallic Silver Embossing Paste and the Heart Flourish Stencil. The hearts are all cut using X-Cut Heart Nesting Dies, and the square mats are nesties!! I embossed the larger white square with the medium dotty 'That Special Touch' mask, and the smaller square and larger white heart with the small dotty mask. The white card is just from my stash, whilst the silver pearl is from a large sheet bought at the Range.

The 25 was cut using an old set of lower case X-Cut Dies which also have numbers with them.The finishing touches comprised white organza ribbon and a little spray of clear beads and pearls purchased from my local craft shop.

To make the matching box, I used the same silver pearl card, and echoed the design from the card. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

DRS Designs - Hearts
Cupcake Craft Challenges - All You Need Is Love
There She Goes - Love is in the Air



  1. Oh my goodness, your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the color combo and the design. Super cute!

    Thanks for joining in the heart challenge at DRS Designs this week!

  2. Gorgeous and elegant design. The recipient will be pleased. Thanks for playing with us at DRS. Good luck.

  3. oh Carole you are naughty ! How I miss those Thorntons chocs cant get them here in Greece!! Me being poorly could do with some. Fabulous card, !! Beautiful design and perfect colour palette such a stylish inspirational piece.


  4. Your card is very elegant. Thanks for plaing along with DRS designs

  5. Fabulous card, I like it very much.

    Thank you for sharing the love at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week!

    Warm hugs

  6. Wonderful color combo!! Very elegant!

    Good luck in the DRS Designs contest!

  7. Gorgeous x

    Thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week, good luck!

  8. WOW! THis is so stunning! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake. keeley

  9. This is stunning, it's so stylish and elegant with the cool metallic palette and crammed with texture.

  10. Very elegant. Big fan of white and silver


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