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Monday, 27 January 2020

A sweet valentine - but not too sweet

Hello crafting friends!

I've come up with another valentine that won't revolt my family too much! Come and see:


This was the best fun to make! The sweets are from You're So Sweet by Hunkydory and I just placed them all together on my stamping platform, inked them up and stamped them with Memento black ink. They were then coloured with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and fussy cut. It did take a little time but I'm the kind of weirdo that likes fussy cutting!


The sentiment has been put together from a couple of Clearly Besotted sets - 'you're the sweetest' from Sweet Berries and 'Sweet' from Apples and Pears. I used my Stamping platform to position it onto a card panel. It makes a cute little greeting but I'm sure I can get away with it if I pretend it's a joke!


Once I'd got my sentiment positioned where I wanted it, I cut it out with a long stitched rectangle by Christina Griffiths and then replaced it into the negative space to give it a nice embossed frame sort of look. And with everything ready, I positioned the sweets around the sentiment and glued them in place.


CHALLENGES
This card leapt into my head when I saw Joanne's fabulous sketch at The Paper Players this week, so I shall link up there. I'm also linking up with Just Add Ink, where there's a lovely bright colour palette to inspire us; I chose Lovely Lipstick, Blueberry Bushel and Daffodil Delight to colour my sweets.


AND IN OTHER NEWS
My daughter used to play with all sorts of odd toys when she was a little girl - buttons, scarves and, memorably, saucepans because she had an audio story about kitchen implements coming to life. The pans were ordinary stainless steel from my cupboard but she called them Bubble and Squeak and loved them so much that she once persuaded me to take her to the shop to buy cakes and treats as it was 'Bubble's birthday'! Hence a conversation between OH and I yesterday.
OH: I'm just nipping down to the shop to get a packet of biscuits.
Me: Why? Is it the saucepan's birthday?!

Have you, or someone you know, ever had a non-conventional toy? I'd love to hear about it!

Hugs,

17 comments:

  1. The card is so sweet, Vicky! My love of fussy cutting has transitioned into a love of picot cutting, but I guess that is fussy cutting in the parchment world. And I consider all my Groovi plates to be toys. Grin xoxo

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    1. Well yes, it certainly is sweet! And you're right, non-crafters might question our choice of 'toys' but we love them! xx

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  2. AW! That is the "sweetest sweet" card I have seen, just fabulous Vicky. Love that die and your fussy cutting.
    Faith x

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  3. Super sweet card and I am a fussy cutting fan as well! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Players!

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    1. If you do it a lot, you get very quick at it don't you?! Thanks Allisa!

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  4. Looks DELICIOUS to me!

    Lots of fussy cutting . . . but then, if you enjoy it, it's fun! Love the use of the stitched rectangles too.

    Many, Sarn x

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  5. Clean, simple and colourful, all at the same time. A fun card. Chantell Just Add Ink

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  6. What a sweet card--and a fun way to use the sketch AND those bright (but challenging) colors! I can only imagine how fun it must have been growing up in your household!! I love the stories you tell! ♥ Thanks for playing with us this week!

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  7. So "Sweet" Vicky! Love that you fussy cut them all, l'm another weirdo too! I hope saucepan enjoyed his birthday! :0)
    Thanks for joining in again at Just add Ink, love seeing your fun creations! xx

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    1. Haha - I'm in great company then! Fussy-cutting weirdos of the crafting world unite! Funnily enough, saucepan found it tricky to eat his cake and so my daughter had to help him out...
      xx

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  8. This card made me smile with these cool images! You've used the challenge colours in those sweets to perfection! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

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    1. Thanks Narelle - fabulous colours this week!

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  9. Sweets for my sweet - this card is, well, sweet Vicky! I love a bit of fussy cutting too - so theraputic! Thanks for playing along with my sketch challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

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  10. VIcky, this is darling! Love those little sweets and the bright colors really pop on the clean layout. Love it! Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

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