Monday, 8 February 2016

Love is all around!

I don't do Valentines. Never have. Think it's a load of tosh!! Why should there be one designated day dedicated to showing someone else you care???? Do it all year round you loveless lot!!
Valentines Day = Money Making Exercise in my book!  Rant over.
Going to now spread a little LURRRVE with this card!!
I really liked this image from Mo Manning and have used it many times over the last couple of years.
Coloured it using Promarkers and then rubbed some pastel chalks for the sky and ground - merely to take off the stark whiteness of the card as the papers have more of a creamy background than white.
I think the papers were originally from a Christmas Paper Pad but they seemed to fit OK for the 'love' theme!

I followed the sketch from this weeks challenge at 'Card and Scrap' HERE and based the colours on the pic at Cupcake Inspirations HERE.
Sentiment is from SU 'Good Greetings' set, cut the oval with a nestie, matted onto red and punched out a couple of little hearts.
The ribbon was a challenge win from eons ago and I added a red button secured with some twine.

Challenges -
Fan-tastic Tuesday -  A/G. Twist - Sweetheart
OSAAT - Love is in the Air
Dragonfly Journeys - Queen of Hearts
Eceltic Ellapu - Love Actually
Come and Get It - 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellies (ribbon, button, punched hearts)
Corrosive Challenge - Love, Love, Love
DP2 - A/G with Mo image

It's a wild day here! Perfect for sitting up here listening to the wind and rain! Thanks for taking the time to pay me a visit today - have a great day whatever you're doing. x


brenda said...

I don't either Viv, but it's a nice cheery card, she looks a bit like I feel today.

I was quite relieved I didn't have to ensure Saturday, it was bad enough listening to it. Heave only knows what tomorrow will bring.

B x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely Valentine card for the more mature people like

Anne x

Sarn said...

Flipping heck . . . you sound just like my husband with your Valentine's Day rant!
Wild and woolly here too . . .

Great card Viv.

Hugs, Darnie xxx

creationsnz said...

I agree, but I say take the best and leave the rest... share a little love whenever you can. I love your card, all your lovely papers, woven tape, button and the simple way you've coloured it. Great job! We are basking in 30 deg C temperatures and would love a little rain

creationsnz said...

Forgot to say, well done with the 1,2,3 Recipe, hope you join us again at Come And Get It Challenges, Carol DT

Pia S said...

I don't make Valentine cards. But cards for those I love, with or without love theme, sure.
This no-Valentine card shows plenty of love, both in colors, paper and image, it's so sweet and perfect for an elderly couple:)

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card, brilliant image and brilliant comments on Valentines Day.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

A favourite image of mine Viv, its a great card. Rant away, we don't bother with valentines cards either.
Yvonne xx


Fabulous and wonderful card Viv love the image and paper's you have used
Dianne xx :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Viv, I do love this image and the papers
Kevin xx

MaryH said...

Always love these sweet couples designs and your coloring is perfect with the designs in the papers, and also extremely well executed! These pretty graphic designs combined in the layout so nicely, and what a wonderful Valentine Day card. Loved all these pretty dp papers, but especially the xstitch hearts one. Liked the rougher texture of the border ribbon with the button too. TFS & have a good week, stay dry.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Viv, fabulous image!...with you on the valentine thing!
Wendy xx

Graciela said...

beautiful card, and for a lovely stamp! thanks for play with us at card and scrap. DT Graciela

Doreen said...

Love the fab image and details, just

craftimamma said...

Such a cute image and I think the papers go perfectly! I have never been one for making a big thing of occasions like Valentine's Day or even Mother's Day, Birthdays, etc., with gifts or fancy outings but......I do like to receive cards and especially if they're handmade.

Lesley Xx

Canonbury creations said...

I'm with you on the rant Viv! Love the image on your card, makes me wonder if that's how people look at me and Jim cos sure as hell I don't look like that in my head! ;-)
Val x

Barb said...

This is awesome, love that couple and your wonderful design. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It challenge. hope to see you again. Barb

Dora said...


Bente Ă…rstad said...

Kjempefint kort til utfordringen hos Papirplaneten,
DT Bente

Linby said...

I'm partly with you, I refuse to go out to eat on the day itself - usually over priced for the same food.
What a lovely card and a great layout.
You had me LOL at the comment you left on my WOW LIM card -I wondered where that no....... was going!

Kajcyika said...

oooh, this card is sooo lovely! Really great job :)
Thanks for playing with us at CAGIC, hope you will join us again! xx Kaja

pinky said...

Your card is lovely Viv, that image is just too sweet for words.

Jeannie said...

Hi Viv! This is a very sweet image and a very beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Sandy said...

Beautiful card! Love the image. Thank you for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. Have a great week.
-Sandy, DT Sweetie

Naki said...

Hahaha! I thought the same way about Valentine! but now I love to make Valentine cards...;-D Your card is so very sweet, and coloring is beautiful! Thank you so much for playing with us at Cupcake inspirations!

Line said...

Oh, so beautiful.♥
Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.
Hugs Line.

Deborah Frings said...

I know what you mean about Valentine's Day, but I still make the cards! I absolutely love the image on your card and the papers too. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with Cupcake Inspirations this week! Deborah, DT

Unknown said...

What a lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations. - Eva Ng, Sweetie DT -

Claire said...

Gorgeous project, thanks so much for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this time
Claire xx

Tracey said...

What a sweet card. I am totally in love with that image. You can see the love between them. Thank you so much for joining in our challenge! We hope you will come back and join in again soon. Good Luck!
Hugs, Tracey (DT One Stitch At A Time)

Gaynor Greaves said...

Fabulous card Viv, love the layout and papers, thanks for joining our challenge at Mo's, hugs Gaynor xx

Rae Ann said...

Love the monochrome with that touch of blue! It really pops. Great use of the Christmas papers for a Valentine's card.

Thank you for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge for our Love, Love, Love challenge.

Carol said...

Beautiful work. Thanks for joining the "Love Actually" Challenge at Eclectic Ellapu last month. Carol DT x