Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Be My Valentine

 Back to Valentine cards...but this is not for me. Last week, my neighbour's 14 year-old son asked me what card he should get his "candy-pop" (where do they learn these things?!!) for Valentine's Day. The little lady is into Pink (the singer and colour) and Hello Kitty Seriously?! A cat with no mouth and whiskers growing out from the side of its head?! I guess at 14 anatomical accuracy is not top priority. I told him I would think about it and get back to him with some ideas. Young Romeo has volunteered to pay me for my services. He suggested a week walking my dogs and I might take him up on that offer!  I went for something simple, classy while screaming PINK. Skipping Stones Designs sketch challenge #111 had the perfect backdrop.
And here's what I've come up with:

No patterned papers here. I embossed a piece of white CS with Cuttlebug's "Swiss Dots",  stamped the 4 hearts on some whote CS with Memento Angel Pink, applied some Zig Glue inside each heart and sprinkled Papermania's Hot Pink glitter. I then punched each out with a 5/8" circle punch and adhered to some hot pink CS which I cut with Spellbinders' Heart Circle die. 
 I found some matching sheer ribbon in my stash and tied a cute little bow. (I believe Miss Kitty has a bow stuck on its heads.)
The sentiment is by Dovecraft, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on the same hot pink CS. I fishtailed the outer end, curled the strip and stuck it down with glue dots. The little hearts are also sitting on pop dots.
 Plenty of space on the inside for a romantic poem...or two.
I've also linked this card over at Craft Room's CAS challenge. Well worth a visit for some great creative work.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope to see you at my next post!


  1. This is so super cute! Thanks so much for joining us over at Skipping Stones Design this week!

  2. Wow, great card! I love the embossing! :) Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at SSD! :)


  3. Lovely card - gorgeous colours, thanks for the kind words about our challenge and for joining us at Craft-Room..Esther

  4. What a kind and generous Mum you are, making this lovely card for your son. Thank you for sharing this second project with us at Craft-Room good luck XOXO Zoe

  5. I love this, and it's perfect for our CAS challenge. A beautiful card, and I'm thinking that I could charge everyone who has a card with a week of dog walking - I'd never have to do it again - what a fantastic idea! Thanks for joining in with us at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

  6. Sweet! love the added shimmer from the glitter! Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Designs this week!

  7. I love your valentine card. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel

  8. Love this sweet card! Thanks for joining us this week for the Skipping Stones Design sketch challenge!

  9. Ooh, so pretty, a perfect Valentine. Thanks for playing at Skipping Stones Design this week.


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