Saturday, 11 February 2012

Just for You

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you are all managing to keep warm, it is so cold here in Hampshire.  My husband is going to light the wood burner so I might have to content myself with sitting in the warm and doing some cutting out in front of the TV tonight, I hope there is a decent film on.

This is the Valentines card I have made for my hubby, I followed the fab sketch over at Lili's Little Fairies Challenge and decided on a red and gold theme.

This is a very old Lili of the Valley die cut topper that I've had in my stash for some time, as soon as I came across it I knew it was just right for this card, that's just how I fancy spending the evening on the 14th, snuggled up in front of the fire with a nice glass of wine.

I find it quite difficult to embellish cards for my husband, he is certainly not a red roses man, so I contented my self with lots of hearts and added some crystal Lacquer to the red one and their wine glasses.  I stitched around the outside of the papers, I am going to try and make more use of the sewing machine this year.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I decorated the inside of my card to complement the front, I just think it finishes things of so nicely.

Card Recipe

Image:  LOTV die cut
Papers:  Bearly Mine Designer Extreme CD
Tools:  Spellbinders Standard Circle, Sizzix Framelits Heart Die, Darice Embossing Folder, Sewing Machine
Embellishments: heart gems from stash
Sentiment: from stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Ready-Teddy-Go Challenge 7 - I'm in Stitches
Lili's Little Fairies Challenge - Sketch
Oh La La Challenge 98 - Be My Valentine
Shopping our Stash Challenge 38 - Hearts, Valentines and/or Lace
Moving Along with the Times Challenge 135 - Cute Critters
Craft Your Days Away Challenge 38 - Get Stitchy With It
Simon Says Stamp - Love is in the Air
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 69 - Valentine's
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 84 - Be My Valentine
Try it on Tuesday - Cards for a True Love

Thank you for looking today, please come again.



Seafield Jo said...

This is a lovely card Pauline. The image is adorable. I love all the hearts and your stitching looks great. You clearly take such a lot of care with your cards and always finish off the inside beautifully. I'm sure your hubby will be delighted with it.

I love visiting your blog and seeing all your creations.

Hope your weekend is going well and you find a good film for tonight - I'm hoping to do just the same!

Jo xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

I'm sure your husband will be delighted with it PAauline! Hope your wood burner keeps you warm, looks like it might snow here in Blackpool xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Such an adorable image and love the embossed hearts. The colours are gorgeous.
Diane xx

Pat said...

Lovely card, super image and papers, thanks for sharing at OLLCB this week.

Pat xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW how cute are these wee dogs, love the rich colour scheme too, thanks for playing on MAWTT with our Cute Critters this week, im doing commenting tonight then cuddling up on the sofa with the woof, Love Hazelxox

Victoria said...

Love the rich red and gold colour scheme and the cute topper!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

WOW! This is such a gorgeous card, I love the adorable image and the red and gold look fantastic together, the embossing is beautiful too, love it
Lindsay xx

Leanne said...

Awww this is such a cute card - love the image!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday! Hope to see you again!

Remember, you can enter 3 creations and 3 tips - 6 chances for prizes!!


Sue B said...

Aww this is So cute Pauline! the doggies are adorable!! Gorgeous papers and stitching! I love the die cut hearts - they look fab and the embossing on the gold ones is so pretty! It's a really scrummy card - I love it! and your hubby will too!!
Hope you're having a good weekend!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for my Cute Critters Challenge and Good Luck!
Hugs Sue xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh i just love that cute little couple... and the papers are gorgeous
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our cute critter challenge
Lisa x

Heather said...

Gorgeous card Pauline, the design and details are great and I love that image - so adorable!!!

Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge
xx Heather xx

Unknown said...

Aww, what sweet puppies. Thanks for joining in the Tuesday Throwdown this week.

Leslie Hanna said...

Awwwww, soooo cute! I love how you do the insides of your cards, too. :)

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Unknown said...

A brilliant card loving all the texture x thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday - True love week x

Mandy said...

Pauline your card is absolutely gorgeous, the puppies are simply adorable and I love the embossing, I may just have to hunt that embossing folder down :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Bev said...

Ah this is so cute! Thanks for joining us at LLF's this week

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness Pauline! This is way beyond cute!!
Thanks again for joining us at Ooh La La :)
Lizy DT x