Thursday, 19 February 2009

Cherish my Valentine

Well, I'm a little late for Valentine's Day, but this will be for my DH. He was under the weather and we didn't really do much on Valentine's Day itself. I did make heart-shaped toast for the kids, which they thought was the bee's knees. If I were to do it again, though, I would apply the raspberry jam after cutting hearts out of the toast with scissors. Still, jam does wash off scissors and the kids thought it was great. Once in a while I'm a fun mummy :-)

I made this card for Bellarific Friday, which was to use the orchid and red colour scheme. I strayed a bit into pink too, and decided to make this a Valentine card. The centre heart has a Swarovski crystal in the flower centre, and out of deference to DH, this card is ribbon- and stickle-free. (It must be love!) My apologies for the scan - this would look much better photographed, ideally in one of those fancy light boxes. But if I were to wait to get that set-up in place, I might as well give up the blog. So, we will all have to make do with scanned cards, and just picture them looking uber-fabulous in real life.

This is also an early foray for me into CAS (clean and simple). I'm definitely an "add another layer" kind of gal. This kind of no-layer card is a big risk! Especially when you have everything stuck down and then stamp the "cherish" without a stamp-a-majig. Do I like to live on the wild side or what! Staid government drone by day, wild stampin' mama by night!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: heart trio - Stamping Bella, cherish - Stampin' Up; Paper: watercolour (hearts), PTI white; ink: black stazon; other: Tombow markers, Swarovski crystal.


  1. Oh I just love this one very beautiful, great job Karen. Still looking for that play date! Maybe the pics on my site of my craft room will get you to call me. tee hee hee.

  2. Ha ha, you make me laugh! Beautiful, simple card- well done!


  3. very clever! love the simple but striking design.

  4. This card is wonderfull! Really! I'm like you when it comes to clean and simple, but this card is really nice!