Friday, 25 January 2013

A better day, well, evening!

Hi everyone - so last night, yep night, I went into my craft room for a couple of hours before bed.  I had a good little crafting session and I have this to share with you today.

Hmmmm, I wonder who it could be for?  Hubby has booked a flight and will be home for the weekend on the 1st February :-)  It's only for a couple of days, but the girls and I are so looking forward to seeing him, even though he's only been gone 2 weeks, we really miss him!  He'll also hopefully be home in mid Feb for the weekend too.

With Valentines Day just around the corner, I decided to make this.

My card base is 6.5" by 5".  The red paper is from a Tim Holtz Idea-ology stack called Seasonal.

The hearts are pieces from a Birds Cards Cut file called Heart of Hearts and can be found here. They were cut using my Silhouette Cameo.

I embossed the white layer, and the hearts, with my Cuttlebug and the Devine Swirls folder.

The little pegs I have coloured with my Spectrum Noir marker, as I wanted them red.  The sentiment is by me, just typed up in Word and I am sharing it with you below :-)  I inked all the edges, including those of the hearts.

For the inside of the card, I used the same paper as the front.  The heart stamp is from a See D's stamp set called Springtime Swirls, I bought it back in the UK many years ago.

As I mentioned earlier, I thought I would try and share with you the sentiment.  Thanks to Teresa of Tickell Expressions for the advice.

I have supplied both the JPEG and the PNG, to be honest I don't even know what the difference is LOL! Now hopefully, you should just be able to left click the sentiment, it should get larger and then you can right click on the image and save it.  I know they look different sizes, but when you insert them into Word to print, they should come up the same size (they did for me).  Please let me know - thanks.  So there you go, these are for you :-)





So, there you have it.  I hope you like the sentiment and are able to use it.

This card is being entered in the following challenges.

Joyful Stamper - Inspire Me Fridays #93: Anything Goes (closes 31 Jan)

Cut It Up Challenge Blog - Challenge #11: Love is in the Air (closes 6 Feb)

Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - Challenge #26: Valentines (closes 31 Jan)

One Stitch At A Time - Challenge #147: Love (closes 26 Jan)

Crafty Ribbons - Challenge #37: Love/Romance/Anniversary (closes 30 Jan)

Cameo Creations Challenge - Love Ya (closes 28 Feb)

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you all have a fabulous weekend.

Happy crafting.


  1. Beautiful card,love the design and fab

  2. What a lovely card for your hubby, I'm sure he'll appreciate it because he probably misses you just the same. The use of those clothespins is inspired. Way to go sharing your Word sentiments!

  3. This is gorgeous, Karon!! I love the hanging hearts!! The clothes pins are adorable!! What an awesome card!! Your hubby will love it!! Happy Friday my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. WOW Karon, your card is gorgeous, love the hearts hanging from the clothesline.

  5. Love those hanging hearts, and the embossed swirly background is just perfect! Have a great weekend...just one more to go before hubby is home!
    hugs, Asha

  6. What an adorable card!! I know your hubs will LOVE it!!!!
    And the sentiments....awesome!!
    TFS and happy Friday!!!

  7. Aw this is just so cute, love those wee clothes pin....
    How exciting to have the man of the house home, two weeks can seem very long!
    Enjoy your wonderful crafty weekend.

  8. This is so very pretty.

    Karen B.

  9. What a beautiful card! Love the tiny little clothes pins -what a fun touch to your card!

  10. Love the sentiment you created!! So fun with the card you made! Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges! :)

    Cut It Up DT

  11. Beautiful the clothes pin and hearts.I would be missing hubby too.

  12. this is really cute Karon!
    love the 'hanging' hearts!
    hugs & blessings

  13. Karon, I am ecstatic that your sweetheart is returning home soon for a weekend! That's just the happiest news! :o) This card is gorgeous.. I 'm so glad you had a sparklier crafty adventure this time. :o) This card design is spectacular... I LOVE the hanging hearts! Such a clever idea and so wonderfully executed. The embossing is gorgeous, too. :o) It's so sweet of you to share your lovely sentiment! :o) I have tons of files saved from Birds Cards.. I am so thankful for her generosity. I'll be using one of her swirly frames this weekend, I think. So much love in the crafty community! Have a marvelous weekend, Karon! :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  14. What a fab card! I love the little hearts hanging and that sentiment is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up!


  15. That can't be easy with hubby away till then Karon. I am sure he will appreciate this gorgeous and very romantic card. Love the colours.

  16. Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

  17. I really love this Karon, romantic but still elegant. hugs P. x

  18. This card is so pretty! I love all the embossing and the sentiment is perfect for this card! Thanks for playing along at Cut It Up Challenges! :)


  19. Your card is so pretty.
    I like the pop of red against the white background.
    So fun that you put those tiny clothes pegs on it too.

  20. Oh My lovely crafting buddies - you are so kind with your continued words of encouragement - thank you so much. Have a great weekend everyone.

  21. This is a very cute design. Love those hanging hearts. Enjoy your hubby's homecoming.

  22. Oh Karon I am sooo happy you get to see your guy soon.
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your card! TFS.
    Hugs D-
    dmcardmaker (AOL)

  23. Your card is so sweet, Karon. I hope you really enjoy your time with your beloved this weekend.

    Well, it sure didn't take you long to figure it out. Thanks for the sentiments. The PNG file has a transparent background so you can layer it with other digital images or papers.

    Blessing hugs,

  24. Very cute cas card. Thanks for playing at CR. I have a little candy on offer.

  25. hiya.ooh i love this..fab card, thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  26. So lovely! Wonderful embossing and love the inside too. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Best, CG

  27. This is fab!!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons :)

  28. This is lovely. I am loving the embossed look. Thank you for sharing at One Stitch at a Time and Good Luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT

  29. Beautiful card!!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Cameo Creations =D

    lots of love,
    Ana Maria

  30. Very BEAUTIFUL!!The embossed background is GORGEOUS!
    Have a Wonderful Weekend,

  31. Oh I love this. So so cute hanging the hearts on a clothesline with clips. Love it. TFS

  32. That's great! Very pretty card, the embossing and deep red are so elegant!1

  33. Hi Karon, this is a great design and beautiful card. I really like the way you hung the two hearts, very cute!

  34. Glad to hear the hubby is on his way home! I have to say this is one of my fav cards for V-day I have seen!

  35. Cute card!! Thank you for playing along with Brown Sugar this week!! Hope you decide to play along with us again!! Good luck!
    Alice B.

  36. Love how you clipped on the hearts, Karon! This is a wonderful Valentine card. I know you'll be so happy to see your hubby!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  37. This is fantastic!! LOVE how you did the sentiments.. and thank you for sharing!! I love the hearts hanging!! Just gorgeous!! Sorry I haven't been stopping by that much.. so busy trying to get everything moved. I'm hoping to be back to normal once we are settled in there!

  38. What a special creation!!! Love your deep rich colors, love the hearts, and LOVE your sentiments. Beautiful!

  39. This is such a beautiful card!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Cameo Creations! : )


  40. I love all the embossing and the little clothespins! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up Challenges!

  41. Great card! love the embossing and the inked images on the inside! Thanks for joining us at Cameo Creations Challenge Blog! ~Gaby DT


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