Saturday, 21 January 2012

Sweetheart with a heart-shaped window

Good afternoon! Yes, I did see the Less is More challenge this morning but it's taken me this long to get my head round it! Chrissie and Mandi are asking for cards with an aperture - and that's definitely out of my comfort zone. I like classic cards and don't often make shaped or novelty cards, but a challenge is a challenge! I'd also had the CAS-ual Fridays 'penguin awareness day' challenge going around in my mind which is why my card ended up in crisp black and white. Come and see:


I started with a black card base with a white front added before punching my heart shape through the two layers. The beautiful heart frill is from a lovely set called Sweetheart (which also contains one of my favourite leaf images as used here) and I positioned it over the aperture using my stamp-a-majig.


The amour sentiment was stamped into the aperture with versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder - I love how dramatic it looks against the black card stock! The card was finished with a loop of white grosgrain ribbon embellished with a small black heart and a pearl.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Sweetheart, Artistic Etchings
Ink: Basic Black, versamark
Card stock: Basic Black, Whisper White,
Other: Large and small heart punches, Basic pearl, white 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. 

We've all got colds again and my poor youngest son has conjunctivitis too. Nothing can keep his spirits down for long though and he's still up for a joke: "Mummy - vy didn't the viper vipe 'er nose? Because the adder 'ad 'er 'anky!" 

I hope you're feeling much better than we are and having a great weekend! I'll be back on Monday with a male card, and on Tuesday when all the fun of Sale-a-bration starts. Hope you can join me!

Hugs,


47 comments:

  1. Sweet card . . . and I'm still chuckling over your son's joke xxx

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  2. Gorgeous striking card Vicky Im not into shaped or novelty cards either!
    Pretty boring I am lol
    Wishing your household better, I doubt anythign gets you down too much

    Thank you very much
    mandi

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  3. ky,this is a bit special! LOve how you've added the ribbon,such a fab idea! Off to make my LIM entry in a min. Have a great weekend, Julie.x

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  4. Stunning card Vicky, so striking! Sorry you're all poorly again hope your colds dry up soon! Love your son's joke, made me laugh!
    Val x

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  5. Beautiful heart card Vicky so sorry to hear you are all poorly again but hope you all feel better soon

    Anne

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  6. Hi Vicky
    Wowee!!!! Fabulous card ...love it ....i have just put mine on for Casual Friday.....
    Hugs sylvie
    xxxx

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  7. I love that you are out of your comfort zone but you look pretty darn comfortable to me missy. Fabulous card so dynamic and just love the B/w. The pokey tool has been returned , if you have time pop by my blog.
    Hope you are all feeling much better soon.

    Marie

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  8. Gorgeous card, Vicky...and hope you all feel better soon. Love the joke, too:)

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  9. So pretty in the black and white and I love the way you did that ribbon!
    Hope your son starts feeling better.
    Lynn

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  10. This is gorgeous Vicky, love the ribbon treatment. Carol x

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  11. Superb and striking stuff Vicky. Love what you've done here. I am thinking about combining these two challenges, but have yet to put my thinking cap on as been painting skirting boards most of the day. Btw, I was Fifi. :( (sounds like a french poodle!)

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  12. A super combination of challenges. This is really elegant.

    Hope nobody else picks up the conjunctivitis and that your son feels better soon xx

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  13. Hola Vicky, thank you for yours comments, you are a really kind person, i'm sorry to read your son is with conjunctivitis and your family is with cold, i hope you and your family are better soon.
    Beautiful and elegant card Vicky, black and white look perfect.Good job as always:D.Thank you for your congratulations:D
    A warm hug from Palma

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  14. This is right up my street - simple and stylish.

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  15. This is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays!

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  16. Oh I love this one Vicky! Totally stunning! I love b&w anyway, but this is particularly classy!
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my card :) Hope you're all feeling much better soon...I can feel a cold creeping up on me too....I'm going to fight it with crafting lol!
    Lizy x

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  17. Internet on for 5 mins Vicky so had to come and see what you'd done! Fab card - love B&W. Hope all get better soon
    M x

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  18. Another great creation Vicky... the black and white looks really dramatic!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  19. I never cease to be amazed by your cards. You have so much talent!

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  20. I love this card, it is absolutely stunning.
    Beryl x

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  21. I think you rose to this challenge very well indeed, I love this card... so elegant in black and white and so perfect for CASual Fridays too :)...Just Sayin!
    Jenny x

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  22. A stunning b & w creation. The ribbon loop is a nice touch.
    Sally x

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  23. Great job on both of these challenges, Vicky! Very classy card!

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  24. Well look at you! I didn't think I would be able to come up with a decent black and white only card, and your card has me SO inspired I can't wait to get home and play.
    Wonderful job combining challenges, Vicky!
    My daughter used to get 'pink-eye' a lot, and someone told us (while we were camping and she came down with it) to use Johnson's Baby Shampoo. I don't know if you get that in the UK though.
    I would put some warm water in a bowl and add a drop or two of the shampoo. Swirl it around and then wash her eye with a cotton ball. Several times, always using a new cotton ball. Then the bowl would be washed with hot, soapy water for the next time and to avoid contamination. Worked like a charm!

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  25. Beautiful, Vicky. Black and white is so classy. I love your aperture. Ann

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  26. A beautiful, dramatic and gorgeous card Vicky. I love it.
    irene
    xxxx

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  27. Wow, this is fab-u-lous Vicky. xx

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  28. Wow stunning card and sooo elegant!! x

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  29. What a super card again Vicky! I love the dramatic black and white and that ribbon just sets it off so nicely too. Sorry to hear you are all ill again:O( sending hugs . Your lovely comments always make me smile too :O) Viv xx

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  30. WOW and WOW, this is scrumptious, love the B&W and the way you have done the ribbon.

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  31. What a striking card ... well done! Helen (Sydney)

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  32. Very chic and romantic. Love the outline for the heart. x

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  33. I'm not big on apertures either but you've inspired me to give it a go. Love that sentiment embossed in white and that fabulous loop of ribbon!

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  34. Brilliant card Vicky absolutely love it:0) Great cold in der dose joke, LOL LOL go on blame it on de adder, Gay xxx

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  35. Love the black and white - stunning card! xx

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  36. So elegant, looks great in Black & White.

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  37. Stunning card Vicky. You never fail to impress.
    Lynne xxx

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  38. Gorgeous design Vicky, love how you've used the ribbon :o) Lisa x

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  39. Lovely design and it looks great in black and white!

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  40. Gorgeous creation, Vicky!! LOVE a black and white combo...and throw in a heart...WOW!

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  41. This is striking in it's simplicity! So happy you played along with CAS-ual Friday this week!

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  42. Simply beautiful. Love that the black and white is looks still cheerful.

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  43. How beautiful, Vicky!! LOVE the black and white...simply stunning:)!!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x