Wednesday 12 January 2022

With love from me to you

Hello, crafting friends!
I obviously had that loving feeling today because I've made a valentine! Come and see:

I get very inspired when I see the wonderful backgrounds people make and for this card I had a go myself. I painted a square of plain water onto a piece of card and added diluted purple and red inks in horizontal strokes. To create dimension, I clapped wet hands over it and then tapped a brushful of each colour ink over it which gave a confetti effect. When my background was dry, I trimmed it to size with a square die from Stampin' Up.

The main part of the sentiment is from Uniko's Big and Bold Love which I stamped in red and heat embossed with clear embossing powder for a nice bit of shine. I paired this with MFT's From Me To yYou from the stamp set of the same name, heat embossing it in white on a bright red banner. This set me off humming a very famous tune (which I'll embed below because it's bound to cheer everyone up!) The Colorado Co's Get Well set features some cute hearts which I stamped above the sentiment before mounting my panel on a purple mat and attaching it to a square card base.

No prizes for guessing that I was inspired by the purple and red colour duo at the current Color Hues challenge! I'm also joining in with Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge where Anything Goes.

So this is the Beatles song that I can't get out of my head since making this card:

 Just look at those young lads having fun! Where on earth does time go? Enjoy!

 Sending hugs,


  1. You created a beautiful background for your sentiment Vicky,thanks for the link to the Beatles,lots of wonderful memories of that time

  2. Great card, great song. Nuff said!!!!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  3. It's such a fun background! Love that oversized sentiment and great job to have a valentine in your stash already! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

  4. A super Valentines design Vicky.

    B x

  5. Fabulous watercolour background perfect for valentines xxx

  6. Love your V-Day card, Vicky! Such a great song too! Hope you are having a great day and we appreciate you picking Color Hues to inspire your card! Take care!

  7. A wonderful card with great background and I love the large sentiment.
    Faith x

  8. Such a fun background! Love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues! Happy New Year!

  9. Oh my...the early, early Beatles..I probably watched this or a similar version on the Ed Sullivan show:-) I have always been a fan of the Beatles:-) TFS the video and your beautiful Valentine with the loosely watercolored background and sentiment filled with Love:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy


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