Thursday, 6 February 2014

Love Heart!

I popped along to a craft fair today at Event City. Nothing spectacular there really - I still think there's a lot you can get cheaper on line but picked up a couple of stamps and boring stuff like magnetic sheets for storing my dies and some glue! I was a tad disappointed as there weren't many distress inks or markers being sold - I wanted Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean DI's-  and there wasn't any of these to be had anywhere so it's back to online for me!
Husband has a stinker of a cold so he's been banned out of the craft space since Tuesday which meant I had a little play on my lonesome yesterday!

Made a couple of CAS cards, both with a 'love' theme although not strictly Valentine's (we don't do the lovey flowery stuff as it's HIS birthday so we celebrate that instead)!  Saw a make similar to this on Pinterest with lots of hearts dangling so thought I'd do my own interpretation.

Quick and simple and made from some snippets of card, two different dies, a punch, some red embroidery thread and a stamped sentiment embossed with clear powder all matted and layered onto red and black card before assembling onto the base.
The sentiment actually says 'From My Heart to Yours' - but I only inked half of it! It's a really old stamp and the backing is getting a little bit worse for wear so it took me several attempts to stamp without smudging.

There are MILLIONS of love themed challenges so am entering this into a few!
Cuttlebug Mania - Red
SOS - Love/Valentine's
Lexi's -Valentine/Love
ATCAS - Love
OLLCB - Use a heart
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Red/Love
Oldie but Goodie - Valentine 
Simon Says Stamp - Have a Heart
Nutcrafters - Love
My fellow 'reds' supporter Brenda is giving away some awesome candy (pic in my sidebar) and she asks that you say what your all time favourite item is - mine definitely has to be my Cuttlebug - I don't know what I would do without it!
And - as this is a snippets make I think I may venture to the Playground this week - as long as some of my so called 'play MATES' don't tell tales on me AGAIN - yes you know who you are... and next time I SHALL name and shame!!!!
Thanks for stopping by - will be round to catch up with you all later! x


Shea said...

This is entirely elegant and understated with a big helping of WOW thrown in. Love the 3-D effect of the branch and how you let the sentiment panel extend over the edge just a bit. That heart hanging from the branch is so, so clever. Really a lovely card for any love-themed occasion!

Netty said...

Loving the CAS design Viv. Annette x

Irish Cherokee said...

You already know I prefer CAS. This a keeper. Love the 3-d effect too. Someone will be very happy getting this one.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
This is a stunning the heart....fabulous...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Pat said...

This is a beautiful CAS card Viv, and such a nice idea to hang the heart from the branch. I think this says it just right. x

Suze Bain said...

Okay, here goes again - Blogger froze and I don't think my original comment worked! I really love this Viv and I think I NEED to get myself a twiggy branch sort of die! Well done on being restrained with your purchases! Xx

Cheryl said...

This is absolutely STUNNING! I love the clean look and that branch die cut is fantastic with the dainty red heart dangling off it. Thanks so much for playing along in this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Viv, a really stylish design.
I hope your hubby feels better soon.
Sue xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Fabulous CAS card Viv, love the branch and gorgeous heart. Susan x

Meggymay said...

A real stylish CAS card Viv, love the design.
Yvonne x

Unknown said...

Now this is just super Viv love how you used the die...apologies for not commenting much been extremely busy and trying to catch up BUT all of your cards below are just adorable and yes our sudden urges are there occasionally...I have used copic markers on linen paper and it runs so not sure if I have picked one that's wrong...I have the other packed as I bought two, in my candy...xx

Leslie Hanna said...

Love that heart die, and how you've hung it from the branch. And when you either partially ink a sentiment, or (gasp) cut it, there are so many more possibilities!!!

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

brenda said...

Stunning in it's simplistic elegance Viv and what a great idea hanging the heart from the die cut branch.

Thanks so much for joining in my blog celebration and good luck when it comes to the draws.

Shall be keeping my eyes peeled for a face in the crown at the weekend, it's a biggie.

B x

Laura Sterckx said...

This is fabulous! I love the CAS design! The heart is so pretty and I love the cute small heart next to the sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Basslady said...

very creative and awesome!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD on lexi's creations challenge)

Di said...

Really clever card Viv - love the CAS look and dangling the heart is such a good idea.

I gather there have been a few 'incidents' in the Playground - don't worry though, those that 'snitch' are usually at the bottom of all the pranks!

Hugs, Di xx

Carol Willis said...

Love it Viv, really pretty and simple.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Caz x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab dies and

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card, love that heart :o)
Like your hubby, I have a real stinker of a cold too, with lots of coughing! Methinks I will have to miss my Friday craft evening with friends BooHoo!
Jackie xx

Sarn said...

LOVE this dangling hearts die cut card Viv. Perfect.

But . . . ooooh . .. dangling hearts has given me SUCH a good idea . . . must get my Sakura dangling pen out again! Thanks for the inspiration.

Hugs, Darn Dangling Sarn! xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Just love the design of your card Viv...such an origianal idea...


Kerry said...

Absolutely beautiful. Your design is so elegant. Thank you for joining in with our Touch of Red challenge at Cuttlebug Mania.

Lynn said...

Just gorgeous - and so are your Italy and Style cards shown on previous posts. Lynn x

Jules said...

Hi Viv

A brilliant card. That is one gorgeous heart!

I find these quite good for ink pads and postage is free (usually arrives the next day too)

Thought I would share that as I love spending other people's money(as you probably know) LOL!!

By the way .. .. I will have you know I am quite a delicate and lady-like eater LOL!!!

Have a great weekend.

Love Jules xx

Anonymous said...

This is nice, not too fussy. You could give this card to a man.

Janice said...

A super use of dies and a great CAS card, really like this one. Thanks for playing at an OBAG, Jx

Kimbo said...

Just perfect for out Touch of Red challenge at Cuttlebug Mania and perfect use of snippets. Have you tried Oyster Stamps for you DI's x

Paper Junkie said...

Loving your cards this week Viv. Just catching up after a nasty bout of food poisoning at a funeral on Monday. Put me right off finger buffets! Love the stylish 5th Avenue card. Less is definitely more with the colouring - really great - thanks.X

Ciska said...

What a beautiful card, such a striking scene, great make! Hope your hubby feels better soon. In the mean time, thank you for playing with us @ Ooh La La this fortnight :)

Mau xx said...

What a great card Viv, love the idea of the branch with the hanging heart. Like that heart too...hmm!
I will get some needed DI at Harrowgate in March, as my list of colours is growing too.
Hugs Mau xx
hope Hubby's cold is clearing up.

stressfreestamping said...

Very cool card! I love the black branch and the red heart is beautiful! The black and red sure do pop nicely on your white card base. Thanks for linking up with us at ATCAS. :)

coops said...

love this viv.really stylish cas design ;D

xx coops xx

Jaydee said...

Love the large heart dangling from the branch. Great take on the challenge and I am so glad you shared it with us at ATCAS this week

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous Viv! Love the die cuts and your scene. Thanks for joining us for our Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week at Flourishes!

Lin said...

Wow Viv, simple yet so gorgeous! Love that there are only a couple of elements to the card

Thanks for sharing with us

Lexi's Creations

Michelle J M said...

Gorgeous card, love that heart! Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La. Michelle x

Jo said... how you've used the die! Thanks for joining us over at Nutcrafters this time, hope to see you again!
hugs Jo x