Saturday 8 October 2011

I {heart} Hearts and Flowers

Good morning! Isn't it a great challenge over at Less is More today?! Mandi and Chrissie are asking us to make a one-layer card using hearts. When I was a little girl I played a piano piece called Hearts and Flowers and I've always associated the two together. So, bearing that in mind, here's my take on the challenge:

I used the dotted line heart from I {heart} Hearts to make these contemporary-style flowers - and yes, in case you're wondering, I did use a stamp-a-majig to get them placed accurately!

I rather like the simple flower shape the overlapping hearts make - and I love these gorgeous new colours Pool Party and Island Indigo! I decorated each of my flowers with one of the large self-adhesive pearls.

A simple sentiment - this one's from Thank You Kindly - and the card is done! I think I might make a set of these in different colours - but not right now because my lovely friend will be ringing the doorbell in a minute, as she's driving us to the Olney handmade and Vintage fair, and there might be some raised eyebrows if I'm still in my nightdress!

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: I {heart} Hearts, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo
Card stock: Naturals Ivory
Other: Basic Pearls, stamp-a-majig
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. 

Do you know I'm still so ignorant about 'web speak' I have absolutely no idea what many of the acronyms mean. I caught on quickly to LOL of course, although my husband once amused my daughter by writing LOL in her birthday card when he meant 'lots of love'! ROFL is another one I've come across quite a lot in the entertaining crafting world! But I've only just grasped the fact that OH means 'other half' and not Old Husband as I'd previously thought... By the time I've caught up it'll all be obsolete!

Hope you're having a lovely weekend. I'll be back later to have a look at all your wonderful creations.

See you later,


  1. Beautiful card Vicky xx Jan

  2. Morning Vicky, this is simply brilliant and just perfect for the challenge :0
    Have a great time today in you sneak a visit to LB Crafts too ;)
    Jenny x

  3. I knew you`d come up with something clever and pretty Vicky. This is gorgeous. As for web speak...I`m glad I`m not alone.Lol.
    Lynne xxx

  4. Very delicate Vicky. I have to ask my OH about all these 'web speak' things, he always seems to know !! A xx

  5. Hola Vicky, fantastic idea!!! i love your CAS card, so elegant as ever, and the elegant touch.
    A warm hug from Palma

  6. Well I quite like your take on "OH"!

    Great CAS one layer wonder.

    Hugs, Sandra

  7. I have to ask Mandi for translations for some of these abbreviations too Vicky... but of a dinosaur that's me!
    You are SO inventive with your stamps.. it was one of the first things that I noticed about your creations... you get so much mileage from all your stamps!
    This is gorgeous... I love the colours too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  8. Should be BIT of a dinosaur, not but!

  9. Lovely elegant card, the two tone looks great.

    You can view my card here

  10. Hello Vicky

    Another fabulous and fantastic card. Love it.


  11. WOW this is brilliant, what an amazing card :)

  12. This is so lovely vicky, simple but so effective.

  13. Hi Vicky

    Totally fabby card love it! Bet it looks even better IRL (in real life!) Oh and BTW (by the way - LOL) I too struggle with what some of the acronyms mean!

    Take care


  14. WOW!Brilliant idea to make the hearts look like flowers xx

  15. Lovely as always Vicky. You're not alone with the acronyms - I've even been known to google a few that have been left on comments on my blog!!
    Hope you enjoyed Olney, 5 mins away from me and somewhere I rarely go!!!
    M x

  16. How clever! Lovely CAS card. Good luck with the web speak - here's one for you IRL - in real life.

  17. A really elegant card love the colours x

  18. You are so clever the way you think outside the box!
    How about MIL and FIL? It took me ages to realise what CAS meant and I have a friend who always signs her e-mails LOL but don't have the heart to tell her it doesn't mean what she thinks it means!
    L x

  19. The colours are just gorgeous - can't wait to get mine!!! Love the heart flowers too - so very pretty! As for web speak - I have to ask Kathryn!!

  20. Terrific idea Vicky
    I almost did flowers form hearts, but, it wouldn't have been as FAB as yours
    I'm murder for abbreviating, I put it down to too much texting!
    OH is pretty mild for what I call mine at times hehe
    Thank you
    Mandi LIM

  21. Dear Vicky,
    thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, and thank you for visiting my blog regularly.

    Your card is great, thank you again for sharing your wonderful ideas.

    Many greetings and have a nice weekend too,

  22. So clever Vicky I love it! Just seen your previous post which is absolutely stunning so may have to treat myself when I go to my SU stamping extravaganza next month:)
    Val x

  23. Oh, so pretty! TFS
    Cheers, Karen

  24. You are not alone with the web speak my dear Vicky people kept commenting that my cards where CAS and I didn't have a clue for ages lol .This is a fabulous card so stylish looks simple but I bet it was really tricky. Well it would be for me even with the stamp a ma jig. Have a great weekend


  25. A beautiful card, love the simplicity and the ingenuity of making your hearts into a flower, great colours too,

  26. What lovely flowers you made Vicky! That's a great way to use that heart stamp! I'm with you on the acronyms. I hadn't seen OH but if I do, I'll forever think of it as Old Husband. I have one of those! ROFL!

  27. Such a clever way to use a heart stamp. A beautiful card.

  28. Gorgeous card, I went for blue too!
    Jo x

  29. What lovely flowers you made with the heart, simply stunning

  30. Beautiful, simple card Vicky, love it!
    Suzi B xx

  31. Absolutely lovely Vicky - great idea.

  32. I love one-layer cards and this one is perfect and stunning in every way!

  33. This card is so very pretty, Vicky!! When I first looked at it I thought...where is her heart...all I see are pretty flowers!! creative and lovely...your hearts are so subtle. Wonderful!!!

  34. Hi Vicky. This is so gorgeous. I love the colors you've used, and I especially like the placement of the sentiment. I also took a stroll through your blog... you work is wonderful. Have a great day!

  35. Brilliant idea as normal Luv Sue x


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