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Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Valentine's Day

Well, here's my offering up to the Valentine's Frenzy!!  Not a great romantic as I said in my previous post and Hubby and I weren't going to bother with cards (see note re 25 years in previous post!).  However how can a card maker not pay homage to this day in our calendar!!  So, made this but it couldn't be twee or cutesy - even though I love this style, OH doesn't.  Followed the sketch (flipped) on Friday Sketchers and also the monochrome colour scheme of one colour and white on the Secret Crafter.  Hope the inking doesn't count, otherwise I have only used Red and White!!  There's also a whole host of Love/Valentine challenges going on at the moment so will enter it for the following:

Friday Sketchers - Sketch
Secret Crafter - One colour and White
Pixie Cottage - Love Theme
Pink Elephant - Mushy Gushy Valentine (who, moi!!)
Everybody Art - Valentine
Cute Card Thursday - Spots and Dots

Ingredients
Stamps - Autumn Leaves - Edge flourishes, Hearts - Penny Black and freebie from Craft Stamper mag
Papers - Basic Grey - June Bug
Sentiment - Tim Holtz Adage Ticket
CB Script embossing folder
Fired Brick Distress Ink
Rest from stash.

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19 comments:

Katie said...

I love this!
Very vintage and romantic :)
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Well I like it very much - especially your stamping around the outside (I must try some of that) and I'm sure N will too even if you are spending Valentine's Day with me!
Looking forward to it Sweetie!!! Love Lesley

Deb said...

gorgeous card, I am sure your OH will love it, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

Alex said...

Like your combination!
Thanks for joining EAC!
Hugs, Alex

Twiglet said...

Love that card and colour scheme.
Thanks for popping into my blog.
Wipso and I made up the word dumf. Its what we call our machine embellishing. A dumf ling is a tiny bit of machine embellished art - like our card toppers or brooches.

coops said...

wow, what a stunning card, love the hearts and the inking.its brilliant.luv coops.xx

Wipso said...

Good morning Julie. I didn't manage to get to you for the WOYWW yesterday so just having a bit of a catch up. Love you work space. You have some gorgeous stash in there. The card is really beautiful.
A x

Faerielore said...

WOW Julie I LOVE this card sooooo gorgeous, that heart freebie stamp is lovely isnt it. I love all the detail hun xxxx

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Really gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at friday sketchers
Carole

Eisbärin said...

Hello Julie,
don't know why you don't like the card, I think it's great! And I can totally understand the problem of not having a romantic partner/ one that doesn't like cute or twee! When I told M that I had made him a Valentines card he just said "As long as you don't expect one back" - nice, eh? *lol* He'll be having a surprise when he opens it though *giggle* let's just say, it is very minimalist. I cased it from a card I saw on a blog last week and it was just the perfect one for M!

Love, Alex

P.S. Can't wait til March now! :-)

Cherie said...

Hi, Julie, sorry i'm late been one of those weeks. Your card is lovely nice to see a different style.
Love Cherie

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Tammy said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love it. Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage and hope to see you again!! Good luck!

gina g said...

Hiya hunny oops we ate all the chocolate lol. Gorgeous card i love the hearts and the stamped edges, as for valentines day we have been married 34yrs and i could count on one hand how many valentine cards umm probably none lol, oh are you having another crafty day with Lesley, have fun girls. luv gina xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Julie this is so beautiful!
I totally love your amazing design and your detail is wonderful!
Such a gorgeous card!
hugs
kim x

Sarita said...

Beautiful Julie, love the whole design, beautifully put together,
Love Sarita xx

Anne said...

A beautiful card, great work! Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne

CreaRenata said...

Great card! Love the vintage look. Thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage.

Beautiful Greetings said...

I adore all the colors and textures on this card. Wonderful! Thanks for playing with The Pixie Cottage!