Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Valentine cards!

This is the Valentine card I've made for my hubby. He does not do cute. Not at all. He also doesn't do flower embellishments, I learned on Sunday. Grrr!

Actually, he doesn't really do Valentine's Day, but I'm not going to let that stop me from making him one!

I had no idea what to do, and then I saw that Crafts and Me Challenge want RED this week, and Crafty Cardmakers want Hearts. I put the two together and came up with this very red card!

The stamp is ages old, and came free with a mag. The flowery image is the actual stamp, the solid image is the back, which is made of foam. I inked with embossing ink and embossed with glitter red powder. The red borders of the squares are holographic red card. Neither the glitter nor the shine of the holographic paper has come out in the photo, but irl it is sparkly! The heart gem was a RAK from my daughter, and the lovely heart paper is a download from Pink Petticoat I love those cute little hearts!

Now, this next card is one I made for the old man before he admitted he doesn't do flowers. Image is Penny Black, papers are a Kate Knight freebie from a mag. I love the kissing birds at the top of the purple paper!

I used a Marianne die on purple glitter paper for the swirl and draped a curl elegantly over the image (a very fiddly job!) The flowers are from stash (Kaiser and Wild Orchid). The sentiment and little bird are also PB. I embossed the image in black and coloured in with watercolour pencils, just for a change. The ribbon and pearls are Hobbycraft.

Now I have to find someone to send this card to. Hmm... I wonder if George Clooney likes flowery cards?!

I hope you're all having a bit of sunshine today - what a difference it makes to see blue skies!

Thanks for looking!

luv, Mags x


Jules said...

Hi Mags

A gorgeous valentine card for your hubby - really love the finished look.

George Clooney's card is fab too .. .. your papers are beautiful. Lovely colour combo.

Love Jules xx

debby4000 said...

Oh these are fabulous Mags and love all the details.

Christine L said...

Fab cards hon - I know the feeling where your OH doesn't do flowery cards...... So difficult to do for, aren't they? hehe
Christine x

coops said...

gorgeous cards mags.i love the fab hearts and striking colour on your 1st card and beautiful image and flowers on your 2nd card :D

xx coops xx

melsanford said...

Beautiful cards! Your husband should count himself lucky - my fella's got pink aswell as flowers! Love the stamping, and the colours in the second card are lovely! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Jill said...

gorgeous cards Mags love the heart and the flowers on your 2nd card are gorgeous thanks for your lovely comments hugs Jill xx

Anonymous said...

Love these cards, aweome papers and stamping!

Thanks for the comment, appreaciate it!

Have a great weekend!

Crafteezee said...

Two fab cards Mags. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x
P.S. I have candy on my blog but hurry only until Weds 16th Feb.

Mel said...

Wow honey!
Fab card! Love the hearts, fab stamp and papers are perfect!!
Thanks for joiningh in the fun with Crafty Cardmakers !!
Hugs Melly

Ps I've got Candy!!!