Monday, 5 February 2018

3 in a row!

My goodness this is the third consecutive day of posting! (Making uo for all the time I was absent last summer!)
Have moved now from anniversary/love ones for the stash on to baby ones (will share later) but this is one of the smalzchy gooey ones.........
......made because the stamp set was still out on the desk from my previous 'love shower' card here!

Started by using Spun Sugar DI onto the stamping block and spritzed with water to create the watercolour wash background.
Stamped the handle of the brolly - considered colouring it but changed my mind!.
The umbrella canopy stamped and embossed with white onto a scrap of spotty paper and then popped up with foam pads.

Rummaged about in the 'scrap box' and found odd teeny bits of card (why I kept such small pieces I don't know but glad I did!) and then punched out all the hearts.
I punched out too many so now have a lots of these floating about in the scrap box too!

They were really fiddly to stick onto the card - I ended up using a pair of tweezers and dunking the heart into some glue as I gave up trying to glue the back of them whilst holding between my fingers - there was more glue on me......

Sentiment stamped and a few Dew Drops for a little bit more interest to the background.
Not too bad?

 Joining in at
CAS-ual Fridays - Hearts
Pixies Playground #319
CAS Watercolour - Heart
AAA - Love
Crafting W/Dragonflies - Valentine/Romantic
Daring Cardmakers - Pic Inspiration
House of Cards - Valentine background or colours

I have a nice lazy week planned - next duty is Sunday in the Midlands - so I have a little bit of messy inkiness time to look forward to! x

32 comments:

BożenA said...

Such a beautiful friendship card. I love how you have put so many hearts into an umbrella as a basket. A greatly designed card !!
BozenA

brenda said...

Speechless, the blood pressure won't take much more of this so might join you in that dark room.

But your card is a delight.

B x

Meggymay said...

It may have been fiddle to stick the hearts down, but it looks a gorgeous card Viv.
Yvonne xx

Esther Asbury said...

Such a cute Valentine -- love your umbrella full of hearts!

Ally said...

what a wonderful sentiment! I love it! And the card is sweet!
xx, Ally

Jane said...

An umbrella full of hearts - now that’s what I’d call a better use! Thanks for joining in with the current AAA Cards Challenge.

Kathleen said...

Another gorgeous creation Viv, love the brolly with all the hearts and the super CAS design.

Kath x

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Viv, very clever design filling the umbrella with hearts. xx

Bonnie said...

I love these pink and white polka dots, Viv! And the tiny hearts flowing out of it are delightful and remind me that I have some tiny hearts in a box. Need to look for them. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

Christine Alexander said...

sweet friendship card, love the umbrella full of hearts :) Thanks for joining us at CAS Waterccolour.

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous umbrella full of those hearts, great CAS card and just admirable.xx hugs..[aNNie]

Sarn said...

Ooh, that's lovely!
Hugs, Sarnie xxx

Joan said...

Love this card Viv, such an imaginative use of the brolly and must have taken you ages to punch out all those hearts never mind the sticking down on them but great effect


Joan

Di said...

Absolutely perfect Viv! Love reading how you made your snippets card - and those hearts spilling out of the upturned umbrella - brilliant. And dewdrops -I have a ton of those and never remember to use them - duh.

Hugs

Di xx

pinky said...

Well worth all that fiddling Viv lol. I love it!

Loll said...

Sweet card Viv! Love the soft and delicate wash of pink for your background. The umbrella is adorable cut from polka-dot paper and filled with hearts. I'm with you and gluing little pieces, they all end up stuck to me instead of the card. :) You did a great job! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

Pollard Carole said...

So pretty a very classy design love and hugs Carole x

Cara said...

This is so pretty, love the hearts in different shades of pink x

Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

Viv, what a sweet card! I really like the paper pierced umbrella filled with punched pink hearts. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at AAA Cards Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

Dawn said...

A very pretty creation. Love the umbrella with the hearts. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers.

Linby said...

You are on a roll and three great cards too.

MaryH said...

Love the soft mottled background you got with the spritz on the block. It looks lovely with the paper pieced umbrella, and I like that you left the handle uncovered. It looks 'artsy' this way. The hearts filling the umbrella was such a cute idea, and love the idea of tumbling a few out. It's cheerful and cute, and I love the sentiment! TFS & Happy Valentine's Day too!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Hope to see you again next time

Pia S said...

How sweet and what a great way to use the umbrella for a Valentine's card!

Michelle Lupton said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge :)

Karen D. said...

I agree...sweet card. I like the hints of pink in the bkg.
Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!
:) Karen

Barb said...

This is such a pretty card Viv. I really like the design and the lovely sentiment. The little hearts were worth the time it took you. I couldn't craft without my tweezers! Barbxx

Rocky said...

Thank you for sharing a truly original Valentine card with us at HOC, love the sentiment too.

ÅsaJ said...

Such a sweet card! That umbrella looks FAB! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

Linby said...

Just popped back to say congrats on being picked by Miss Di in the playground.

Jenny L said...

Hi Viv,
congrats on being featured in the snippets playground with this very wonderful card.
Your design is brilliantly created.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Darnell said...

I've popped over from the Playground to congratulate you on a well-deserved spotlight, Viv! I love your pretty and clever design! That sentiment especially warmed my own heart!! Hugs, Darnell