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Thursday, 16 January 2020

Look - no hearts!

Hello crafting pals!

I like the idea of sending love via a piece of folded card stock, but I know that not everyone is a fan of hearts or cute images. I've had an idea about that though - come and see:


This is the card that blows a raspberry in the faces of the cute valentine! (Sorry, couldn't resist!) To start the card off I stamped an off-cut of card stock with the Gingham background by Kaisercraft and glued it to a card base. Next, I stamped the raspberry image from Clearly Besotted's Sweet Berries twice on a card panel, and had fun colouring it with alcohol markers. I trimmed the top and bottom of the panel away and attached it to the card base, allowing some of the leaves to overlap the gingham.


The sentiment comes with the berry set and the shape of the raspberries made a nice area for stamping it. Oh dear, it's a pretty cute sentiment isn't it, so it looks like I've undone all my good work!


I didn't want to detract from the image with any embellishments but, to ground it, I embossed a straight line on the berry panel and drew a line either side of it with a ruler and a black fineliner.

CHALLENGES
There's a new Make Your Mark challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More so I shall link this card up there; The colours come courtesy of this week's Paper Players challenge and seemed so perfect for this idea - although the Rich Razz looks quite purple in my photos, so perhaps the fruit is some kind of mulberry/ raspberry cross...?!


AND IN OTHER NEWS
I think I'm going to draw a line under today. First Eva put a muddy footprint on a throw before I could ask her not to, so I had to do an extra wash; then later, when we went for our main walk in the flooded fields, I discovered my beloved Sealand wellies had a hole in them at the ankle so I had to walk with a soggy sock; in the afternoon, I made a mad dash to an upcycled furniture shop in a nearby town, only to find that the info on the internet was wrong and they closed earlier than stated.

On the other hand, I read somewhere that it's not our right to be alive every day, so each day we wake up is a gift. That certainly puts it into perspective! Compared to the alternative, it's been a BRILLIANT day!

How has your day been?

16 comments:

  1. A really great card, love the raspberries (my favourite fruit). Lovely design and a great sentiment and papers. Thank you so much for your comments and for following me, I have followed you too.

    Kath x

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    1. That's lovely Kath! Welcome! I'll just put the kettle on...!
      x

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  2. Oh my gosh...I LOVE these berries, Vicky! You have colored them to perfection! I do have to say, that is one CUTE sentiment! Thank you for sharing with The Paper Players!

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    1. Haha, yes, I really fell at the last fence with that sentiment!

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  3. You're hilarious, Vicky! I had lots of good chuckles reading your post, plus I love this "sweet" card with berries and plaid. The sentiment is really nice and I do love the extra work involved in adding your berry layer (by the way, where I'm from in Oregon, USA, we call those purple berries Marion berries...who knows why?). So glad to see you in The Paper Players Gallery this week!

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    1. Marion berries eh? Who knew! Thank you for appreciating my sense of humour. It's a lonely group - just you and my kids...!

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  4. What a gorgeous card. Love the colouring, love the images, love the gingham . . . AWESOME!

    My day? A bit "meh" to be honest. But, like you said, I'm alive, so it's a GOOD DAY really! Especially since I read what Di has put on her blog! It's clearly a VERY good day as I have somewhere to live and my friends around me!

    Much hug, Sarn xxx

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  5. Love the "love" take with the raspberries, you are quite right, I think they are perfect instead of hearts. As for your day? What a great way of looking at it, tomorrow I shall be happy I woke, at least try to LOL.
    Faith x

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    1. Exactly! You'll never have a bad day again! x

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  6. Oh my goodness, your coloring is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players!!

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  7. Luscious berries and a sweet way to send Valentine wishes! Or any other kind of sweet wishes.

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Come and have a chat with me! I'd love to hear what you think :) Vicky x


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