Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Valentine's Day!

It's Valentines's Day today!  If you celebrate - have a lovely day and if you don't, have a lovely day! Its not everyone's cup of tea and for some its a sad day or a day full of memories, It makes some people cross!  Whichever it is for you - have the best day you can!  I love (excuse the pun) it!  I can tell Darren (my husband) I love him even more than I do every day anyway!  I know, I am a big softie!  Here is his card:

I started with the main image which is a Crafter's Companion Moonbeam Meadow rubber stamp from the Hugs and kisses set - I just love it!  I stamped it on a scrap of white card in black Versafine and embossed with clear powder then coloured with Promarkers and added a touch of Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen.  Its cut out using Spellbinders Labels Eighteen (which I won from Pixies Snippets Playground last year, thank you Di!).  The large hearts are cut from a piece of leftover inked card from a previous project using dies that were free with a magazine, and the small red hearts were left over from a previous project.  The background stamping is done using two stamps from Avery Elle clear stamp set Lots of Love - stamped in Versamark and embossed with clear powder.  I trimmed the blue card with one of the Stitched Basic E dies from My Favourite Things and glued it to the card base then added the three hearts which are under the main image after working out placement, then popped the image up on foam tape for dimension.  The sentiment is from JustRite clear stamp set Doodled Birds (I love the sentiment so much) its embossed on snippets of the blue card with Veramark and white detail embossing powder.  After I had glued the sentiment to my card, I added the last two blue hearts and all the little red hearts to go with the red roses.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations - Animal Magic.
Penny Black and More - Use your Favourite Stamp (I have lots - this is one of them!).
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Use Snippets.
That's Crafty - I Heart You.
Allsorts Challenge - Hearts and/or Flowers

There is so much fun to be had by entering challenges and loads of inspiration to be found too!

I haven't been around this last week as I have been staying with my Daughter - lots of cuddles from the two Granddaughters which was lovely!  I will be popping around blogland this week for a catch up!

Thank you so much for visiting me, I really appreciate it!
Take care! Christine xxx


Sandy said...

Wonderful card - those mice are so sweet. Happy Valentine's Day!
Sandy xx

Wendy L said...

A lovely cutie card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Aw..... such a sweet card. As my hubby says, "Holidays are what you make of them. If you want to be morose, that's your choice."

Jane Willis said...

Awwww, very sweet. I love the kissing mice

Di said...

Aw Chris - this is absolutely gorgeous! I bet your hubby loves it! Those little mice are just so cute!


Di xx

chrissie said...

I think is wonderful that you made this for your husband and also that he knows he is loved every day

Chrissie xx

Barb said...

Your card is so pretty Chris and the little mice are a really cute stamp. Super design work too. Barbxx

Mrs A. said...

A super blue card. Love those meeces. I was determined to ty a different colour for this year. Glad you got lots of cuddles in with your granddaughters. hugs Mrs A.

Marina said...

Sweet and romantic card and I love all the blue along with the red hearts. I do celebrate Valentine's Day , but in a low key way - my partner is away on business, but we did exchange some tokens before he left.So I'm spending the evening with my other loves - crafting and blogging.

Redanne said...

Aw, the image is just adorable and I love the blue background! It is a lovely way to tell Darren how much you love him and I am sure he appreciates it!

So glad to hear that your enjoyed your visit with the grands too, it only seems two minutes since you were going away! Happy Valentine's Day Chris!

Hugs, Anne xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ooooh, Chris this is sooooo cute ( note to self - use more of my cute stamps...😉)
Love the colours and layout too, but it really is that image that steals the show.

Thank you ever so much for
1. Being a wonderful encourager
2. Joining in my thank you candy
3. Adding it to my sidebar.
4. And last but not least by a long shot..for commenting on my DT post. You're one special lady.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration, too!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

brenda said...

It's a real fun and pretty card which looks great in the shades of blue Chris, many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More, Allsorts and Stamping Sensations challenges.

B x

Darnell said...

Happy Belated Valentine's Day, Chris! I think the card you made for Darren is so darling and so loving! I'll bet he was tickled and glad to have you back home!! Hugs, Darnell xxo

Helene E said...

So adorable! Thank you so much for entering in our challenge at Allsorts this week.

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Chris! Happy belated Valentine's Day! It is so sweet that you and your hubby are still in LOVE! YAY!!! Your card is absolutely adorable! I love it!!!

SARN said...

Cute Valentine's Day Card. I personally love it. Husband not so keen, but nevetheless bought me some choc's!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lynne K said...

Simply adorable, and a great design! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


Dora said...

Oooo..what a sweet image. Beautiful card.
Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

susiestacey said...

Lovely card, adorable stamp.
Thank you for sharing at Penny black & More 'Favourite Stamp' challenge and good luck x Susan x