A big welcome to all of my lovely followers and visitors to my little space in the crafting world of blogland! I love colouring, drool over every embellishment and love to 'look' at papers (never mind using them) - some are just TOO good to use lol. I hope you enjoy your little wander through my creative world and would love to feel that I may have inspired some of you in some small way. Happy Crafting to you all and I hope you will stop by again soon!

Saturday, 2 February 2013

The Tree of Love

Hi all - I'm back again! Think I'm on a roll at the moment :)  Hope you're all having a lovely weekend so far. It's a tad cold still, but the sun is shining - which definitely makes for one happy crafty bunny here! 

 Today I'm showing a Valentine's card, which I was asked to make by my fiance's boss to give to his wife.  Last year he made the mistake of leaving it until the last minute, rushing to the shop after work and picking up the first card he came to ...... on presenting it to his wife with a smug glow, imagine his horror when she opened it up to find that he had, in fact, bought her a birthday card!! Hee hee!

For this card I followed the sketch over at CLP Challenge.  I added cheesecloth under the first mat (I do love how this softens a card) and added lace and a doily under my second mat.  The little heart charm was originally silver - I coloured  it to co-ordinate with my tree hearts.

This gorgeous digital stamp called Willow Heart Tree is from Cedar Chest Designs.  I coloured with my Copics - Hearts R32, R37, R59  Tree Trunk/Ground E31, E35, E57.  I then added 3D crystal laquer over each heart to give a raised, shiny effect.

The floral arrangement is a mixture of die-cut flowers and leaves, as well as beautiful roses.  I added little red and cream heart pins to add to the romance :)

Here is a little side and inside view ......... let's hope Mr Boss Man's lovely wife likes her card this year ;)

I would like to enter my card into the following:

Bearly-Mine Challenge 71 - Hearts Galore
By the Cute and Girly - February Roses are Red
Catch the Bug Challenge - February Anything Goes
CLP Challenge 55 - Sketch
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Ch #44 - Love and Lace
Gingerloft - GL56 - Love is in the Air
Inky Chicks  - Ch 2 - Bingo (Pins, Image, Lace)
The ABC Challenge - G for Going Dotty
Unique Crafters Challenge - Lace and Fabric (Lace, Cheesecloth, Jute Twine)

Right .... I'm off to colour up another tree now :)  Thanks so much for popping by and Happy Crafting everyone!
Big hugs, xx


  1. Stunning card! Love the layout and embellishments too! and such beautiful colouring!

    Gina x

  2. Your card is so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at By the Cute and Girly.
    Hugs, Uta

  3. I love the layering of embellishments!Beautiful! Hugs,Tee

  4. Absolutely gorgeous creation! Fabulous design and coloring!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Gingerloft.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Gingerloft Design Team Member

  5. Gorgeous card I love your image and your card design. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  6. Hi sweetie, your card is really gorgeous! I so love that image and your pretty details are perfect!
    Love n hugs xx Cara xx

  7. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Pink Elephant!
    Sheri-TPE DT

  8. Morning sweetie what a gorgeous creation :0)) hugs Pops x

  9. Gorgeous card, lovely details, thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft, blessings Hilde

  10. Completely gorgeous in every way. And what a fabulous story - hopefully she laughed it off. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Catch the Bug!

  11. Fabulous project! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug February Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again for our NEWEST challenge today!
    Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  12. Love the vintage feel to your creation. Thanks for entering it in at ABC.

  13. Gorgeous work. Love all the special details you've used and a fab image and layout. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Gingerloft this fortnight. Hope to see you again soon.
    Sandy DT Gingerloft Challenges

  14. What a fabulous card!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean Challenge Blog.
    Big hugs.

  15. Very deautifull card, it is so sweet. Like the vintage look

  16. Really pretty card and I love that digi. Thanks for joining us at By The Cute And Girly this month. Hope to see you again tomorrow for the March challenge.

    ** Kate **
    Craft Life

  17. I just saw your card on the Unique Crafters Feb Challenge. I love it!


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