Thursday 9 February 2023

Say it with love

Hello, crafting friends!
Welcome to another Thursday at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and another board full of card inspiration! Just look at the fabulous elements Elizabeth has come up with for today's board:
I chose the left hand column, Heart/Red/Stitching and used it to make a bold valentine.

I began by watercolouring a piece of white card with a variety of pink and red inks. When it was dry I used a stitched rectangle die to cut it into strips, glued it to a piece of paper and cut it with a X Cut heart die. I cut another couple of red hearts the same size, glued them together and attached my stitched medallion over the top for some nice dimension.

The stitched medallion was stamped with a leafy stamp from Stampin' Up's Season's Blessings and then topped with a sprig from The Greetery's Wildflower Mix die set, with tiny hearts added instead of flower heads. I spelled out the word LOVE using the Slim Alphabet Dies, also by the Greetery. The medallion was mounted onto a red panel and then attached to a card front inked round the edges with green ink.
Okay, it's over to you! Which column or row takes your fancy this week? Or are you going for one of the diagonals? Whichever you choose, do hop over to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge blog and check out the cards my team mates have made to inspire you. You'll find the Linky Tool at the bottom of the post and you can use it to share your own creation with us. Have fun!

I was very much inspired by the beautiful graphics at Inkspirational and at Double D Challenge where the theme is Hearts, so I'm linking up there.

At the weekend I joined my daughter and her Maid of Honour on a hunt for the perfect wedding dress. It was a wonderful day, full of fantasy gowns, bubbles, laughter and feasting (as always in our family!!) I can't show you the dress that my daughter has chosen yet, but I can show you the interior of the boutique she made her selection from...

... a riot of pink and roses and femininity!

Sending hugs,


  1. A beautifully created and diecut heart Vicky

  2. What a beautiful card fir the month of love!

    The wedding dress shop looks very pretty and I just bet your daughter will be a stunning bride xxx

  3. A really lovely statement card Vicky.

    Pleased you had a good day on the dress search, what came to mind doing it with Anysia and Azaria is how things have changed, nice ones mind you, I've no problem watching it all with a glass of bubbles in hand.

    B x

  4. Such a pretty heart in the graduated pink colors Vicky! - love the heart buds on the stems! thanks for joining in with us at Inkspirational! Julia xx

  5. Oh Vic this card is amazing ... simply beautiful! WOW ... what a beautiful salon ... bet her gown is AMAZING! How exciting! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.


    P.S. Did you hear the news? We have another new challenge blog we'd love to have you come check out and play along in. It all begins on March 3, 2023. It's called Triple B. Fun with Birds, Butterflies & Blooms. Would love to have you pop over! Appreciate your support!

  6. Oh Vicky, this is stunning. I love the stitched effect! Congratulations on finding the dress and I'm thrilled it was a day to remember! Thank you for joining us at INkspirational~

  7. There is a lot of design going on in that one heart panel and yet it's ever so subtle and lovely. A very pretty card! Your weekend sounds wonderful and successful. What a nice way to spend it, and in such feminine surroundings. Thank you for sharing your Valentine with us at Double D!

  8. Such a very beautiful card Vicky, love the strip dies cut into the heart shape and the beautiful heart flowers. How exciting about the dress, the boutique looks so pretty too.

  9. How absolutely fabulous !!! Both the card and the news of your daughters forthcoming nuptials you must be so excited.Seems like yesterday you were writing about your children's antics and now a wedding. Love the card the pretty watercolouring and the lovely stitched dies combined with the pretty heart are pure joy.

  10. This is so pretty Vicky; I love the watercoloured and stitched detailing on the heart, it really adds interest without overwhelming that delicate rose stem.


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