Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Love Actually????

One of the things I love most about my much loved husband is that he shares everything with me - last week he spent several days feeling decidedly poorly with some nasty coldy virally chesty thing and today I have woken up with a hacking cough and someone has kindly left a ton weight on my chest combined with an elastic band round my head! I am keeping my fingers crossed that I don't end up as bad as he was.......! He says 'sharing everything is 'love' actually'............

So perhaps this is NOT the best time to be sharing 'lovey dovey' cards as I feel like growling instead of being romantic and sentimental - but it is OH's birthday on valentine's Day and this was originally made with him in mind but have decided to share it now - !
This is a take on a Christmas card really.. differences being that I have used plain white textured card instead of glitter card for the tree and where the little red bauble was hanging I have replaced it with a red heart.
Oh and instead of torn paper at the bottom to resemble snow I have used a scrap of Kraft  -

In fact I have no idea why I have told you all this cos when you read that they're nothing like each other!! LOL General idea was the same anyway!

Just used up a few leftovers from other projects and a sentiment stamped in Versafine Sepia ink -am quite happy with it!

Challenges -
Card Mania - Love is all around
Love 2 Create - Red
OLLCB - Use a heart (#2)
Glitter n Sparkle - Add some Red
Red Carpet Studios - Love Actually
Cardz 4 Guyz - Truly, madly, deeply
Tuesday Throwdown - Valentine's

Sadly the weather here is reflecting my misery! It's wet (again) and we have had some hailstones/sleet in the last few minutes - a day to stay (feeling sorry for myself) in the craft room I think!! x

30 comments:

  1. Love this simple but very effective design. Hope you are feeling better soon. It's been snowing here this morning.
    Thanks for sharing over at Cardz4Guyz. :)

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  2. Gorgeous card Viv.
    Sorry you are feeling yuk.
    Stay warm,hugs Sue x

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  3. Just love the simplicity of your card Viv....your little red heart really stands out

    Anne

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  4. Another very inspiration make Viv. Fell better soon - I am thinking it was all that cheering that gave you the cough ?

    B x

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  5. Hi Viv oh gosh I can sympathise with you I had a nasty virus must of Dec/Jan but I passed onto my DH! Hope you feel better soon. Fabulous card love the simplicity of it and such a good design. It has been another lovely day here today after a bit of a shaky start. Susan xx

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  6. When I saw this I was thinking I wouldn't mind getting this one. When you said it was for your hubby my reaction was YAY! Men, for the most part anyway, don't like to show their feelings. SECRET: He will love it.
    Here are a few suggestions to make you feel better. Watch reruns of your fav teams winning games. Put up a dart board with the picture of someone you can't stand and use it frequently. Keep a 5 kilo pot of hot chocolate and 5 kilo's of chocolates near at hand to eat as the urge arises. Smile

    Blessings

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  7. Hi Viv, Hope you are feeling better soon, that's the problem when your OH shares everything with you. Such a lovely card to start off our romantic week, I love the ~CAS effect, most striking. Thanks for playing along with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

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  8. Just gorgeous,love the design.x

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  9. Such a fabulous card Viv, I really love the design.
    I hope you are feeling better soon.
    Sue xx

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  10. Lovely card, the little red heart looks fab just hanging on the tree.

    Kath x

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  11. Great card Viv! Perfect for the germ spreader :) I've made single heart dangling from tree cards and they really do look so effective.

    Get well soon chick - it's busy in the Playground building this 'ere Ark and maybe you could stand and stir the big barrel of pitch tar - that'd sort your chest out toot sweet :)

    Hugs, from afar 'cos I don't want the lurgy - Di xx

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  12. Beautiful classy card Viv. Hope you feel better soon.
    Yvonne

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  13. What a beauty and eye catching details. Fabulously crafted. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs
    Berni, DT
    tuesdaythrowdown.

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  14. Oh that's just how I feel at the moment Viv, didn't go to work ;ast night and won't be going tonight either, getting no sleep with the hacking cough!!! Hope you are soon feeling better, hugs.
    I love thie simplicity of this fabulous card :o)
    Jackie xx

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  15. Love this card Viv. Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. Hope you make a speedy recovery xxx

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  16. Just perfect Viv, especially the corrugated card. Hope you're feeling better soon. Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz x

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  17. Wow I just love this. Thank you for joining Glitter 'n Sparkle challenge.
    Hugs from Africa
    Olga DT G'nS

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  18. Thanks for sharing this over at Red Carpet Studios. I love the neutrals with that pop of red. Simplicity at it's finest.
    Angela

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  19. Hope he loves the card and hope you are better soon. X

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  20. Such a great card Viv, oh you do make me laugh too lol ;) Viv xx

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  21. Lovely CAS card! The pop of red looks awesome!
    Thank you for joining our Color Challenge over at Love to Create Challenges this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

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  22. Super cute, Viv - love the little hanging red heart. Thanx for sharing at Cardz 4 Guys.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

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  23. this is so stunning viv.fabulous design :D

    xx coops xx

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  24. Gorgeous card Viv, such an effective design. Sorry to hear you're feeling poorly, hope you can shake the lurgy off soon
    Claire xx

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  25. such a simple but effective card, so glad you joined us at OLL
    hugs

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  26. Totally stunning card Viv! Love that corrugated ground, think it must be ruts in all the mud that is everywhere...
    Hope you are on the mend
    Anne
    x
    PS Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La this week, hope you'll check out our new challenge on Monday.
    Hugs
    Anne

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  27. A lovely card Viv and just that bit different. I love the die cut tree and the hanging heart, and the ridged Kraft card looks good. Hope you that you don't get any worse and are soon on the mend. x

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  28. Simply beautiful card.

    Thanks for sharing at Love to Create.

    Susan

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  29. The simple elegance of this card is just stunning thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Challenges
    Alli x

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  30. Gorgeous card Vic with the simplicity of it all and that corrugated kraft and heart looks awesome..xx

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