Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Valentine's Hugs and Kisses

Hi,

Well, Valentine's Day is now over for another year, and hopefully next year will be a better one for us. I've got a streaming cold and my other half has a nasty virus. Amid the pills and tissues, we did exchange cards (we've given up on presents!) and I reckon it's now safe to show you all the card I made for him:

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Base Card - Centura Pearl 300gsm card in Ivory (Crafter's Companion) cut and folded to a 15cm square card.
  • Backing Paper, Calendar Sheet, Tickets, are all by Create With TLC. The calendar sheet came from the January Blog Hop, the rest were from Paulette's February Club. I printed these onto lightweight cream card from my stash, distressed the edges (this was a new technique for me!) and then chalked the distressed edge with Red. The Heart is also by Create With TLC and I printed this onto white card, coloured it (with my Spectrum Noir in shade 11) and then mounted it over the 14th using foam pads.
  • The really cute image is also by Create With TLC  and was a goodie from the February club. I brought this gorgeous little girl to life with my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Dress - 1, 3, 5
    • Hat - 104, 100, 1, 3, 5
    • Skin - 132, 133
    • Shoes - 120
    • Basket - 92
    • Hearts 137, 8
    • Grass - 175, 42

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:

I hope you had a great Valentine's Day!

Hugs, Helen x

24 comments:

  1. A job well done! beautiful card...
    Thanks for joining the fun at Robyns Fetish
    Hannelie

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  2. Helen what a gorgeous card love the image and embellishments,hope you are both feeling better now.

    Hugs Julie x

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  3. What a lucky man you have to have received this card for Valentines Day. You've certainly added all the perfect elements from hugs to kisses and valentines and that bingo type calendar is wonderful. Your coloring of the image is perfect. Such a wonderful tribute of love.

    Thank you SO much for deciding to join us at The Squirrel & The Fox. Your first entry into our challenge is beautiful. Hope you've enjoyed the challenge and will come back for a visit next time. :)
    Hugs,
    Lisa xx

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  4. Great job! love the heart exaggerating the date too! Glad you could join us at Totally Gorjuss this week for our Lurve... Challenge, see you soon! hugs Samantha :0)

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  5. Lovely card thanks for joining us at little claire x

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  6. OH...what a sweet card. I love all the elements...the calendar...the little girl...ah how sweet. Thanks so much for taking part in this week's Colour Challenge by Come and Get It!

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  7. This is terrific, thanks for joining us this week at Come and Get It.
    Cindy

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  8. Hi Helen!
    So glad you wandered over to The Squirrel & The Fox and shared your wonderful Valentine's card. I love what you've done with that calendar and highlighting the 14th with the heart. I hope to see you again there soon.
    Tracey
    x

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  9. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments - they are very much appreciated! Helen x

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  10. Aww! this is so gorgeous Helen. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

    Donna x

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  11. This is so darn cute Helen, I love the image and your design. Thank you for joining us at The Joanna Sheen Challenge this month. Good luck in the draw.
    Hugs
    Suzi x
    DT member

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  12. Gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog. Hugs, Julia

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  13. Love your creation!! Just so sweeeeeeet!! Thanks, so much for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog.
    Big hugs
    Gloria
    TCC DT

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  14. Beautiful - a lovely image and I love the calender with the little date marker!

    Thanks for joining in the challenge at The Squirrel and the Fox and we hope to see you again soon!

    Helen x

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  15. A lovely card. Great embelishments. Pretty image.

    thank you for joining Little Claire blog challenge

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  16. Wow, what a super cool card! Thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

    Chana

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  17. Wow this is beautiful vintage card. Thanks for joining us at CCCB, and hope to see you back.
    Hugz,
    Christine DT at CCCB

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  18. I love this card! My favorite part is the heart with the opening cut out and the date showing through! Very creative...thanks for playing with us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog.
    Hugs,
    Beth

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  19. Wonderful Valentines Card, thanks so much for playing with us at the CCCB.

    I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

    Xoxo Marjo

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  20. Love your card!! Thanks for joining us at TCCCB!!! Blessings!!

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  21. This is terrific. Thanks for joining the Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge.

    Wendy -x-

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  22. Very pretty! I love the "olde world" look and feel! Thanks for playing at CCCB!

    Chana

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  23. Me again! Love this card and the vintage look.

    Thanks for joining us at Little Claire and good luck!

    Helen x

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Thank you for leaving me a comment - I read and appreciate every one!
Helen x