Saturday, 13 February 2016

Valentine for my Valentine

Well, I'm still grinning from having my lighthouse card picked as a Top 3 Pick at From the Heart Stamps. I'm so chuffed I've been telling anyone who'll listen.  However, it does kind of pile on the pressure to come up with something for this week's sketch.
He is this week's sketch and I have to admit to being a bit daunted.  I'm very much a symmetrical kind of card maker and the fact that the blue bit was bigger than the striped bit was sending me a bit OCD.  I kept looking at it and thinking it's really not my week but, hay ho, I did need to send a valentine to my husband and the love of my life (just one card, they are the same person!) So here's what I came up with.
I promise that there are two black panels and they are embossed with different folders but you can't really see 'cause I covered the edge with red and black hearts - mainly so I couldn't really dwell on the top panel being smaller than the bottom one.  I suppose, technically, I should have left the cute little mouse as a square panel but I am just one of life's fussy cutters so I cut him out and covered the balloon part with more hearts.  Now all I have to do is hope the hubby doesn't read my blog until after I've given him my card.  I hope I haven't deviated too far from the sketch.  All the elements are there, they are just covered up with glittery hearts.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


  1. This is a fab valentine card Dawn! Thanks for joining us at From the Heart Stamps in our weekly sketch challenge. Also, congrats on your card being in our top 3!

  2. Wow - super fun use of Sketch 138 at From The Heart Stamps. The hearts are just glittery goodness and the image is great. Thanks for joining us and sure hope you'll enter again soon. Best of luck.

  3. I LOVE your take on the sketch! I was a bit intimidated by this sketch also, I'm a very symmetrical person. I'm sure your husband loved it. Thanks so much for playing along with us at From the Heart Stampis i {heart} sketches with a tWist!

  4. Wonderful card and great idea with the hearts! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches with a tWist - hope to see you again next time!