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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.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Sending everyone of you out there some Valentine's love!! I am currently enjoying the freedom of half term, and have been trying to catch up on a few projects that I've been meaning to do for ages - including scrapbooking a holiday from over two years ago - I have to say it's really not going well!! I've also been tackling the housework that just seems to pile up when you're not looking!!

Tonight I will be sharing a lovely homecooked meal with my wonderful husband, and as he's now seen it, I can share the Valentine's card I made for him. As you can see, it's not your usual red hearts - but it's much more the colours that he likes!!

I started with an A4 sheet of white pearl card, and scored and folded it 9.5cm from one end. The coppery patterened card is from the DCWV Luxury Cardstock Stack, and the decorative edges have been cut using both the inserts from the Spellbinders Classic Postage Stamp Edgeabilities set. The hearts from the waste were fixed into the larger circles. Underneath the card I have used mulberry paper in a coppery colour.

The hearts were cut using X-Cut nesting dies. The larger ones are from a double sided matt card, that came in a little pad I bought in one of those cheap book shops. The smaller are from the same luxury card as before. They were fixed down the edge of the front of the card.

Finally, the lettering is cut from the X Cut Rome Alphabet Die.

I hope you all have a lovely Valentine's Day - I'm just enjoying my cup of tea in bed at the moment!! Then I shall have to get up and get busy!!

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

Cards For Men - Valentine's/Love
Crafty Boots Challenges - Valentine's
The Crazy Challenge Blogspot - Valentine's Day
Dream Valley Challenges - Valentine
Squiggle Stamps - All Loved Up



  1. what a fab card, thanks for joining us at Cards for men in our valentines theme, the best of luck in our draw, and happy valentines day to you,
    hugs sandra Dt,
    p.s i have candy on my blog if your interested. xxx

  2. Wow...stunning card. I love the die cutting and the minimal color scheme you have used. Very effective. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Boots Challenges for our Valentine theme. xx Denise

  3. What a beautiful card! I love the trifold and hearts down the edge! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.


  4. Love this card, it is gorgeous. I love how you have done the hearts.

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  5. Very very classy. I love this style of card, I totally cannot do it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at squiggles. hugs heidi x

  6. Very elegant. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley this week

  7. hope you had a great day I cheated and went to M&S for our Valentine's dinner :)

  8. Love what you have created. Awesome card. Great card for our Theme of Valentines/Love. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men challenge. Just love seeing what your creations will be. Good luck on the challenge.
    Hugs, Patricia


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