Monday, 17 January 2011

Simply Love You.

Isn't it funny how sometimes you can spend ages making a card and not be pleased yet another time an idea comes,you get it made quickly and it turns out exactly as you dreamt it would.
The latter is what happened here. Last year after visiting the lovely Brenda who does the most amazing brayer work,I purchased a "Speedball" for myself,I thought I'd use it lots,I had in fact used it only once! After visiting Brenda's blog yesterday I made a little promise that I'd give it an outing this week,then it happened,that little idea that sprung to mind,I abandoned the ironing,got out my stash and this is what I came up with.
I used my Cricut to cut a small heart from a piece of computer paper,used the remaining paper over the cream card to mask off the outside and used some Tim Holtz Distress ink and my brayer over the paper,covering the area where the heart was removed. Before removing the paper I used my favourite stamp from Gayle Bonds Flora and fauna set and the same ink and stamped around the edges of the aperture,the greeting is from the set Jane's Script by Woodware. I took some of the same cream cardstock and used a script embossing folder,I needed to move the folder and put it through the cuttlebug again as the card was a little wide, the join doesn't show as I was able to disguise it with a thin strip of ribbon,tied with a knot and a tiny gem to add interest. I layered the card with some lovely remnants from my drawer though I have no idea who they are by. The edges of all the layers and the embossed layer were all brushed over using a brown chalk eye.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Stamp Something,Anything goes,
Lexi 31,Say it with love,
Paperplaytime 34,Use the word Love,
Shabby Tea Room 45,White or cream/bright,
Pile It On 3,Anything goes,
Challenge Up Your Life 35,Clean and simple,
OSCC144,Card for a man,
RRRR16,heart and ribbon,
Now on to another challenge,last week Samara awarded me with the title "Stylish Blogger" Thankyou so much,now the hard bit,finding 8 facts about myself that you might be interested in and deciding which 8 blogs to choose out of all the lovely ones that I follow to pass the award on to,this bit might be left till my next post.
Fact 1, My Dad,who is no longer with is ,was my Hero! I inherited my creative side from him,he
was a carpenter and joiner by trade,dabbled in Oil painting and could run me up a dress on the sewing machine without using a pattern,I miss him.Love you too mum!
Fact 2,When I was at secondary school,I learnt to play the trombone,lol,can you imagine that,I gave up as I couldn't get,reading music.
Fact 3 My first job when I left school was in a Florist shop where I trained to be a florist, I went on to manage several florist shops but since having my first child I have only worked in this line to help out friends in their shops.
Fact 4, Apart from a little slip up when I mixed up my pots,I haven't eaten meat for 23 years.
Fact 5, When I was 8, I had mumps and spent my time knitting socks for my Barbies and making them all hats from fabrics. I had to stay in my room as my 2 older brothers and my dad hadn't had mumps
Fact 6, I love cuddles,I love to give them and love to receive them,my 3 children are trained in the art and give the best cuddles in the world.
Fact 7, I am hopeless at all things technical,I can't hold on to information for any length of time apart amazingly from keeping up my blog.
Fact 8,I'm a real homebody,I'd rather be home with my family than going out,anytime.
So that's me,dead boring but loves to make cards and drink coffee,
Thanks for stopping by,


Fluffles said...

Well it's brilliant. Just perfect. Jx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Beautiful "With Love" card

Thanks for joining us on Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge :)

Hugs Jane x

Harriet Skelly said...

Your card is so beautiful! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Glenda said...

Gorgeous--love your technique and the embossing! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime!

Linda R. said...

Such a pretty card.. It look so elegant to me..

It was so nice to read about you.. Brought a smile to my face.. Your are so sweet that is why I love popping in and visiting!

Hugs, Linda

PapierGirl said...

Beautiful - love the embossing! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

scripperscrapper said...

Oh, what a lovely card! Grea job with the brayer.
Thanks for joining us this week at CUYL.
~Lisa a.k.a. ScripperScrapper

Becky said...

This is beautiful. Thank you for playing with Speedy's Friends.

Curlybear said...

Wow this is such and elegant card and I love the gold ribbon its the finishing touch,
thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 117: With Love,
Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Squirrel x said...

Wow hunny, this is so gorgeous! Beautiful work. Sending you a cuddle too, Sxx

Stacey said...

This is just soooo classy! Love the clean and simple look you've created ~♥~

Debbie said...

So pretty ... love that embossing! So happy you could join us this week in the Tea Room :)

brenda said...

Hi Hulie

Just a short visit to accomodate the wonky arm to say Hi and lovely work as always. And so pleased I helped release that speedball brayer from capticity !

B x

Pattie said...

The embossing is beautiful and I love the simple elegance of this card! So glad you could join us in The Shabby Tea Room this week!

Sue said...

Wow, I love the colours on this, and fab tip to mask the heart - it looks stunning!!

You asked what cartridge I used on todays card - it's the Accent Essentials one - I use it for loads of things as it's got all sorts of things from the scalloped circles and squares to snowflakes and florishes :-)

Hope you are having a good day, Sue xx

Louise said...

Ha, no wonder we blog bonded! I am a total huggy homebody too, mice to know I am not the only only one. Love the card, the brayering and embossing is a gorgeous combo.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

mum of two said...

What a fabulous card! I think it's "love"ly, beautiful and subtle. The brayer work on the embossing is stunning. Thanks for playing with us this week at Paper Playtime :)


coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely beautiful card very classy and elegant thank you for joining our challenge at One Stop Crafts this week.
Lorraine x

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Virgo5 said...

Oh this is sooo pretty, love it!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

True :) said...

Very sweet card. I love the fact that it is a heart but no pink or red! :)
Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings challenge!
I am now one of your followers.  ;)  I would love it if you came to visit my blog and become a follower too!
True :D

Manuela said...

This is an elegant and wonderful card! Well done! :)
Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life!

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

LouDotMac said...

I love this card - so clean and elegant. That little bow is very cute!!

Thanks for joining us over at Lexi's Creations - good luck.

Lou Mac. xo