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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Allsorts Challenge - One or more hearts

This is an awful photo - in fact it is a scan, buy it should have been a photo.  Due to the different levels on the card, the focus is poor.  This card is a mixture of bits and pieces I had in various boxes, and is intended as a Ruby Wedding.  I am entering it into the AllSorts Challenge, which is to use one or more hearts.

Keeping true to the idea of using things up and not buying new stuff,  everything came out of various oddment boxes, and my embellishment boxes.  The hearts were together as one embellishment, which were mounted on a sort of hammered finish mirri card, and then onto red glitter card.  The base card is a pale blue pearlescent.  the other bits - the butterfly and the flowers were mounted on acetate, and then coloured inside the framework before cutting them out.

The sentiment was printed onto parchment and then heat embossed, before attaching to mirri card, with a little rose.


Emma said...

Such a pretty card and even though it's intended for a Ruby Wedding, it would also make a perfect Valentine's card...really lovely, Maggie!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Love Emma xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

This is really lovely card, Maggie and thanks so much for coming over and explaining the bit about the books did look that lady up and know what you mean! her stories do sound great! and we are sentimental old chooks! love Shaz in Oz.x

Di said...

Beautiful card Maggie! Love the hearts in different papers - and of course red roses for love :) Are the flowers and butterflies peel offs on acetate then - they are a lovely touch?! Plus, you used snippets as a bonus :) Di xx

Di said...

Hi Maggie, I'm just writing up the roll call for tomorrow here - I was positive I commented last night but maybe you have been busy and haven't released the comment yet. Anyhow, I love this card lots. Fingers flying here over the keyboard :)) Di xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Super card Maggie. Very romantic xxx