Monday, 7 February 2011

Let your heart guide you...

Love is not written on paper, for paper can be erased. Nor is it etched on stone, for stone can be broken. But it is inscribed on a heart and there it shall remain forever.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner so what better excuse to get the hearts out and create something filled with lurrrrrve.  The challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers this week is to use hearts.  I have had to be very secretive in the production of this card as I usually show stuff I make to my darling OH Steve, but for this challenge I am having to keep it hidden away... I hope he doesn't decide to read my blog before the big day! He will probably have guessed that I am up to something as I have been busy working away in my craft room all evening and not shown him anything yet lol  All he will know is that I have been working with something blue as parts of my hands currently match the card hehehe

The colours I have chosen this time are fairly masculine but with a bit of shimmer.  I have used cosmic shimmer mists in aqua lagoon and twilight black to create both the paper which I have dry embossed and cut the 2 paper hearts and also used it to spray paint the stamped plastiroc panel in the the centre of the card.  I then used a long card in a co-ordinating turquoise colour with a panel of silvery shimmery webby background topped onto that.  A piece of sheer black ribbon down the centre to centre the 3 hearts off and the addition of 3 ice blue heart gems to add a bit of bling.  The hearts are embosseed sizzix embosslits and I ran one heart thru with the paper upside down so that the embossing is reversed on them both and also altered the orientation of the heart.

I would like to enter this for the following challenges:

Creative Cowgirls - Love is in the air
Creative Inspirations Paint - Hearts
Crazy 4 Challenges - Valentines
I Did It Creations - Love Is In The Air
Simply Create - Give your heart away
Southern Girls - Dry Embossing


  1. Brilliant card. I love that it's not in the usual Valentine colours. xx

  2. Love these aqua colors! Beautiful card!

    Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!

  3. Hey Sarah
    This is fab, adore the non-valentine colours! Perfect wee card!
    Hugs Melly xxx

  4. Lovely - perfect for a man with a horror of 'girly-looking' cards! Love the sparkle.

  5. Hi Sarah, lovely card. Fab colors and love the twinkly hearts.

    Donna x

  6. hiya what a lovely card makes a change to see a blue hearty card as most of us go for pink red etc lovely change and as you say more manly as they are so difficult to make for aren't they
    gill x

  7. Wonderful card! Love the blue instead of red or pink! Thanks for playing with us at Creative Inspirations Paint!

  8. Great CAS valentine Sarah. Love all the texture you have created with the embossing.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at the Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx

  9. I love the shades of blue for your card! So pretty!Thanks for playing with us at IDIC this week!

  10. Great card.Thanks for joining us at simply create.

  11. beautiful creation! Thanks for joining in this week at I did it Creations! Gemma :) x

  12. Great card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations Paint.

  13. Beautiful love card - thanks for joining our challenge at IDIC this week
    Debbie xx