Saturday 13 February 2021

Hearts and Showers

Hello, crafting friends!

Happy Saturday and welcome to another fortnight of fun at Addicted to CAS! Love is in the air this time as Nancy hosts our new challenge with the code word Hearts.

This is not the year to hold back on sending love to all those we care about and I liked the idea of a whole deluge of heart rain! I started by inking pale blue ink from the top of a card panel and fading it out a third of the way down. The same ink was used to stencil some hearts on the ink blend using an old Stampin' Up stencil from many moons ago, then I added tiny stamped hearts from Uniko's Big and Bold Love.

The umbrella and sentiment are from Stampin' Up's Under My Umbrella. The umbrella was stamped in red, the canopy coloured with an alcohol marker and I used that tiny Uniko heart again to over-stamped it with a heart pattern. Once the umbrella was cut out and positioned on the panel, I used a stamping platform to stamp the sentiment. The edges of the panel were scored before attaching to a card base with dimensional pads.

So, what do you think? Are you ready to make a card featuring hearts? You'll find heaps of inspiration from my teamies, and from this fortnights special guest designer Joyce, here on the ATCAS blog. Don't forget we are a clean and simple challenge so make sure there's plenty of breathing space on your design! I can't wait to see what you  come up with!

I'm linking this card up with Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge where Love Is In The Air!

I have posted more valentines cards than I have ever in my life this year! I really do think sending someone a card to tell them you love them and appreciate them is a very good thing to do. I notice that Galentine's Day (where women celebrate their girlfriends) has become more and more popular, and now Palentine's Day has taken off so you can celebrate ANY of your friends!

And yes, Eva, that does include you!

Sending hugs,


  1. Another lovely card. Love the way your mind works . . . heart rain! Who knew?

    Hug xxx

  2. Love the thought of showers of hearts,a wonderful card

  3. Love this Vicky! I have this SU stamp set but not the dies so always had a real untidy brolly handle!
    Your shower of hearts is so pretty! x

  4. A lovely card, you have an amazing blog, you are such an inspiration!

    Stay safe, Debbie x

  5. Love all those hearts Vicky, a beautiful card.
    Congratulations on your win at LIM.
    Faith x

  6. Love how you made raining hearts....

  7. What a great take on the theme, a super CAS card and a fabulous card.

    Kath x

  8. Gorgeous card. This is such a brilliant take on the challenge. I love it.❤️

  9. We can never do too much of celebrating love, Vicky! Love this bright umbrella and all those hearts!

  10. Raining hearts is such a clever idea, Vicky! I love how you placed them with your sweet red umbrella, too...such a charming card! xx

  11. YES ~ Valentine's definitely helped to chase away the blues this February :) I sent them to my sisters and to friends as well as my family too. I love the big heart rain drops, what a sweet idea! The happy red umbrella really delivers the love ~

  12. Vicky, I think you are right. This year, more than any year, sending Galentine's/Palentine's cards seems like the perfect way to send a hug to our friends. I love your wonderful stenciled background and that fabulous brolly is a perfect pop of color.


I'd love to know what you think. Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x

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