Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 181 – Love, Love, Love

Lin is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is Love, Love, Love. As Valentine’s Day is just a couple of weeks away now is the time to make something special for the one you love, or just for someone in love!
As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it has a love theme.

Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!

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My card this time is a CAS one – I’m not a girl for multi layers, really!
This was a very quick card to make, and simple.  My brief was a valentine card for my friend to give to her husband – and she didn’t want cutesy or sloppy.  I think this fits the bill just fine!
It’s a plain white 6 x 6 card base, onto which I embossed some hearts using a scoreboard (the Eazi Score, to be exact).  I then used a “lips” stamp (maker of which is unknown) with a deep pink ink pad to make the rest of the background have kisses.
My final touch was a peel off sentiment, placed on white card and layered onto gold card and stuck on with foam pads.  I used some of the gold peel off hearts from the sheet to pick out the embossed hearts, and it was done!

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 180 – New Beginnings

januaryJac is hosting our first challenge of 2017, and the theme is New Beginnings. We want to see your creations related to new beginnings, that might be the arrival of a baby, a new relationship, marriage, engagement, a new year’s resolution even!

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the New Beginnings theme.

Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!

My card is one I produce regularly for new babies…. it’s very simple to do and very effective.  I started with a small box, in the front of which I cut a window aperture.  Behind  the aperture I stuck some acetate, and inside the box I placed a pair of first size baby socks.  You can get plain socks or ones with pink or blue lace around the tops and they look really cute.

You can decorate this box as much or as little as you like.  I tend to keep it reasonably plain.

Wrapped around the box is a plain card, cut and scored so that it is slightly bigger than the box.  I stick some ribbon around it for the ties before I decorate the front with the decoration.  On the inside left side of this card I usually put a pocket, with a pull out tag which contains the details of the baby’s birth, name etc but on this occasion I have just matted and layered the information.

I always put the whole thing in another box – it is more of a keepsake than a card then as the proud parents can always put things like the hospital tag etc in the box with the socks!

On this occasion I used a die to decorate the front of the card and in the colours chosen by the person I made the card for.