Friday, 3 February 2012

Queen of Hearts or Queen of Last Minute!

Definitely the latter! Here I am at 8.35pm and just posting my entry into this week's Less Is More.
The flippin thing isn't even dry - and because of the light the pic is pretty damn awful too... but has to be linked before the Head Girls pull the plug on Mr Linky - so  I will taker a better pic tomorrow! Update - Tried again this morning but pic still not the best!!
The rules this week were really specific (and stern...LOL), Landscape with a panel and the panel had to be positioned exactly where the sketch said....
So I have!
This started off life as a free digi stamp and fortunately was 'panel shaped'!!!

I printed it out twice then stamped over one of the images with a large Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection grungy background stamp I picked up in a bargain bucket for about £2 about 3 years ago that has seen ink only once in it's entire life....(shame on me....)
I then cut out the hearts, coloured them with a promarker and mounted them onto the panel using foam pads to give them a bit of dimension.
I used some glossy accents on the largest heart (which isn't dry....yet). The whole panel was then layered onto red and black card before putting onto the white cardstock.
The sentiment stamp is another I have had for years.

OH and I don't exchange Valentine's cards - who needs a special day to show someone they're your whole world????!!!
BUT - it's his birthday on Valentine's Day  so this year he'll get a card with hearts on!

Other Challenges -
Cardmadfairy  - Hearts
Simply Create Too - Red Hot
Sweet n Sassy - Valentine
Digi Doodle -  Love is in the Air
MAWTT - At least one heart
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Romance is in the Air
Thanks for visiting - have a lovely weekend, whatever you're doing. x


  1. Very pretty card! Love the glossy accents...I'm sure it'll be even prettier when it's dry! LOL!

  2. I can see that the Glossy Accents aren't quite dry but it looks simply fab nevertheless. I'm afraid that I'm a really impatient crafter and I hate waiting for things to dry too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. A gorgeous card,
    BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

  4. Oh wow, Viv! That is breathtakingly gorgeous! LOVE it!

  5. Ooh this is gorgeous Viv. Love the heart with the glossy accents to give it a pop.
    Lynne xxx

  6. A lovely card Viv! I'm very envious of your skill with the Glossy Accents (and with your stitching in earlier posts!) You must have a very steady hand. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments.

  7. velly pretty card..good job i didnt enter the less is more!! yer know what im like loves sassxxx

  8. A lovely card, Viv, and the hearts stand out so well. xx Maggie

  9. This looks fabulous Viv, all your elements work really well together. Carol x

  10. Terrific LIM card Viv and am sure those hearts will look amazing when dry. x

  11. Aw you soft romatic you!!!!anyhoo lol its a stunner and if this is hubbys card Vivvy babe he will lov it its gorj xxxxxxx

  12. Hello Viv. Gorgeous card, love the background and the hearts are gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
    Love Sandra xxx

  13. despite being last minute your card is brilliant, love the glossy accents highlight :o)
    Jackie xx

  14. Perfectly CAS but stunning I just love it & I'm sure he will to!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  15. Viv:Your card is beautiful--love everyting--your husband will too---tell him "Happy Birthday" from all of us here. Thanks for playing with us at Simply Create Too for our "Red Hot Challenge" #6.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  16. Might have been let minute Viv - but definitely worth the wait.........sure OH will love it :-)

  17. Happy birthday to your OH for the 14th. Love your card Viv, it is romantic. Caz

  18. what a lovely card, i bet he loves it!!!
    thanks for joining in with our hearts challenge ay cardmadfairy's digi days and good luck,
    hugs sandra Dt xxx

  19. stunning card viv.fab striking design and i love the glossed hearts ;D

    xx coops xx

  20. your card is gorgeous and those hearts are fabulous. thank you for joining the "raomance is in the air" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

  21. This is just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad! :)

  22. Your card is STUNNING.Valentines day !!! I agree with you.Doesn't exist in our house lol.xx

  23. i like this - very dark and romantic!!

  24. Very elegant card - striking colour combo.
    Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  25. I absolutely LOVE this card with the distressing and beautifully placed hearts! Thanks for joining us at the SNSDC!

  26. Fabulous card.Striking colour combo.I'm sure your OH will love it.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  27. This is wonderful card! Great details. Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad...

  28. a gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in with our Hearts theme at the Digi Days challenge! Gemma :)


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