Monday, 14 February 2011

Valentine for my Man!

We said we wouldn't do the card thing this year but this doesn't really count, does it? I made a little post-it note holder for my dear hubby, although I suspect the flower will mean it gets left on the desk rather than being taken to work! It started off as a play around with a heart shape he cut for me from scraps of thin ply wood, I covered it with ochre paint then went over with Rock Candy clear Distress crackle paint. When that was dried and cracked I rubbed over with Walnut Distress ink then finished off with Cinnamon Stickles around the edge. This is only my second play with the crackle paint and I wanted bigger cracks, so next time I will have to trowel the stuff on as it says the thicker you go the bigger the cracks .. .. ..

The base is made from pumpkin coloured card with paper by K&Co, and I inked the edges of the paper with the Walnut DI. I cut the hearts from handmade paper by folding the sheet in quarters then cutting through all the layers with the Nellie's Choice heart die. I've put a heart on the back and a couple inside too.



Here's the inside before I wrote on the heart on top of the post it pad. I stamped and cut out the text with a plain heart die from the same set and the gold pearls I made with my Waco pearl maker pen. Thanks to my eldest for taking the pictures for me on his camera .. .. ... now my dear hubby has just popped home and presented me with a new digital camera for Valentine's Day! Once I have got to grips with the technology I hope my pictures will be vastly improved - they look good on the little pre-view screen so I just have to figure out how to download them.

I'm linking my little creation up with some of the many Valentine and love challenges around:
A Spoonful of Sugar with the love, love, love! theme; Everybody Art with Valentine; Creative Card Crew for a loved one; Crafty Catz for love; and Cupcake Challenge I love you to include at least one heart. Also, the Fab 'n' Funky challenge for tempting texture.

17 comments:

  1. Oh Annie this is so, so, lovely!
    Fabulous design and gorgeous colours!
    I am sure he loves it!
    hugs
    kim x

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  2. Gorgeous card Annie, thanks for joining in at Cupcake! Shelly x

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  3. A great card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Hugs Suzie x

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  4. Hi Annie!! I adore this!! The heart is fabulous with the flower and the colors look gorgeous my friend!! Happy Valentine's Day!!HUGS

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  5. beautiful card Annie and wow, what a valentines gift, enjoy your new camera! hugs debx

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  6. This is such a wonderful card Annie, i love the colour
    love tasha xx

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  7. Lovely card.
    Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this time, hope to see you again for the next challenge.
    Sharon x

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  8. Fab, gorgeous card Annie,
    Hugz Fleur xXx

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  9. Rather splendid Annie. I'm so pleased you got the camera sorted - lovely husband. all the best with the tech bits. Still battling with photo editing!!
    Paula (PEP)

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  10. Fabulous project Annie, I do so like using wood in my crafting and it works so well on your notepad holder. I'm still on a learning curve with the crackling too - we'll have to have aq 'messy monday' and play with all these techniques !
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  11. Fab idea,love the colours thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky
    andrea

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  12. Annie, your card is adorable!
    Thanks for joining us at CCC this week and good luck!
    Hugs
    Agnieszka

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  13. super card, so glad you joined our challenge at CRAFTYCATZ this week, x Carol

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  14. Very cool idea and lots of great texture! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky

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  15. Lovely card thanks for joining Crafty Catz

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  16. Gorgeous card, love how you've incorporated the hearts. Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. x

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