Monday 4 February 2013

More Amore for Valentines day

There's nothing like new stash for giving your creativity a kick in the seat of its pants! I've been stroking my new designer papers from the spring mini catalogue and dreaming up things to make with them. There are some gorgeous ones - like the More Amore range I'm using today. These papers are unashamedly feminine, with pinks and reds and hearts aplenty, but that doesn't mean you can't use them for male cards! Come and see:

The first stage in deciding what to do with my new papers is spreading them out and looking at them for a while (a cup of coffee is helpful during this arduous process but not essential!) I'm always on the lookout for design features which can be the focus of a card or scrapbook page. I certainly found it here with this stunning quote!

I immediately thought how well it would work as the sentiment on a male valentine so I cut it out as a strip. This paper is slightly distressed at the edges so I got my sponges out and echoed the distressing with a little Basic Grey ink before mounting the strip onto a mat of Basic Grey card stock. I love the grey against the creamy suede of Naturals Ivory card stock.

The card needed an embellishment so I made a tile with a heart punched out of Real Red Core'dinations card stock, embossed lightly with the woodgrain embossing folder and sanded back, then mounted on a pile of Crumb Cake punched hearts all stuck together. This photo doesn't do it justice actually but it looks like a shabby chic painted wooden heart in real life and I love it!

I'll be linking this card up to Addicted to CAS where this fortnight's challenge is Heart.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: None!
Ink: Basic Grey
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Basic Grey
Other: Large Heart punch, Woodgrain embossing folder, Big Shot, More Amore designer paper
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and have them delivered straight to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

Don't cats sit in the most uncomfortable-looking places?! Yesterday Tuppence found that someone had thrown a cushion on the back of the sofa, tantalisingly close to the radiator. The cushion had fallen at a steep angle but the cat managed, with great difficulty, to curl herself up on it and go to sleep. "Oh no!" said my daughter, coming into the room later and seeing her perched precariously there. "There's going to be a catalanche!"

See you tomorrow!


  1. That "wooden" heart looks stunning in fake life, too, Vicky! The whole thing is lushly. And I think you're housing the granddaughter I never had!

  2. Gorgeous, Vicky! LOVE your sentiment. Soooo sweet xx

  3. A fabulous CAS Vaneltines card Vicky...


  4. Simply super! I do like that quote and the little heart works just perfectly with it!

  5. Beautiful papers and I love how you've added distressing. That heart is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS. Loll xx

  6. hope Tuppence managed to stay in her hot but precarious place ! gorgeous card Vicky and I know why you love the Design paper so much so so many uses for it, this is so pretty and am sure we will be seeing more beautiful cards with the others.


  7. Great card, I love the quote and the way the heart pops out! Thank you for joining us at Addicted to CAS!

  8. Such a beautiful card Vicky. From the photo, the heart looks like it could be made of velvet. I liked your list of product - Stamps : None! - so unusual for you! x

  9. Beautiful card and colours I love the papers,

  10. Loving the idea of making the heart look like painted wood Vicky, I'll have to try that :0)
    Clever use of the papers.... and I was thinking you'd stamped that sentiment!!
    Jenny x

  11. So Beautiful! It's only when I read your post that I realised no stamps - so clever! Love the papers

    Louise xx


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