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Friday, 18 January 2013

Simple Valentines

Hope you are all well on this Friday evening.  I am finally feeling as though my cold is trying to wave goodbye.  I actually managed a reasonable night's sleep last night.  As we have been hit by the snow today I am planning a stay at home weekend.  If all goes to plan I will be spending tomorrow in my pyjamas all day. Don't you just love pyjama days, well, I do anyway lol.

As Valentines Day is approaching I thought I had better make a start as I have a few birthdays in February too.  This card is for my sister to give to her husband.  Didn't want something too over the top and full of embellishments.  I decided to try something clean and simple.  I got the idea for the heart from a card making magazine that I bought recently.

I made a 3d heart by cutting out five heart shapes from red card. These were then folded in half, glued together and attached to a square of white card.  I then went around the heart using a black pen to do some faux stitching.  The rest of the card was very straightforward using black card and red glitter card for the matting.  The sentiment was stamped using a sentiment that I have had for ages.  I added some ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and a pearl heart and some heart gems.

Here is another angle of the heart.

I really like the way this turned out even though I was so tempted to add more embellishments.  Clean and simple does not come easy to me lol.

Thanks for popping by and hope you all have a good weekend.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Cards Galore - Anything goes
Lexis Creations - Anything goes
Bunny Zoes - Anything goes
Stamp N Doodle - Anything goes
Crafts and Me - Something new (ribbon, heart gems and also new technique (3d heart))
Crafty Ribbons - Love, Romance, Anniversary
Card Makin Mamas - Clean and Simple
Simply Create Too - Anything goes


Kelly Lloyd said...

Great card mags. That heart looks fab.
Thanks for joining us at crafty ribbons
Hugs Kelly

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Mags, I like the way you have done the heart, I like the ribbon and the pearl heart,
Kevin xx

Linda Palmer said...

This card is so elegant and so beautiful. I can't do CAS. I always want to add more but you did such a fantastic job!

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DistinctiveLMNts said...

Lovely! Sometimes less is more. Without a lot of embellishments the card makes a beautiful statement . Thanks for joining in the challenge at Card Makin Mamas.

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coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mags this is definitely a WOW card the simplicity of the design is superb, the colours, ribbon and that heart look amazing, awesome work.
lorraine x

Susan Flynn said...

Love it Mags the heart looks fabulous and love the CAS style x

Bridie Payne said...

That's a really great card. I always think CAS works well for gents cards and this one is perfect.

Thanks for stopping by


Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous love the colours, huggles Pops x x x

downrightcrafty said...

wow gorgeous love the layers of the colours and the stitching around the 3D heart, just wonderful
Hugs Kate xx

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Mags - Love the simplicity of your card. Great layout for a male card and your 3-D heart is soooo effective! Thanks for sharing your card at Lexi's Creations this time in our "Anything Goes" challenge.
Helen x (DT)

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Stunning Mags, I love this card, its soooo elegant and absolutely beautiful
Hugs Julie x

MagsB said...

I love the 3D effect of the heart! What a lovely CAS card, romantic but not OTT for a man!

Enjoy your pyjama weekend and stay warm!

love Mags B x

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Jossy'sCorner said...

Gorgeous card - the ribbon is lovely and the 3D heart is fab. Helen xx

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Jules said...

Hi Mags

Loving that 3D heart!!

It makes for one very special valentine make.

Pleased your cold is on its way out!!

Love Jules xx

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Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Mags, love the 3d heart, it looks so effective.

Donna x

Kaagaz Quilling said...

This is a very innovative card! you have beautifully created the 3d heart! Thank you for joining us at Stamp-n-Doodle Challenge Blog! We hope you join us again in our next challenge!

Nazneen - DT

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Mags: Your 3D Valentine card is so very pretty. Glad you joined us for Challenge #29 - "Anything Goes"

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Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Mags :-) I LOVE the 3D heart, I am going to have to make one of these now ! I am sure your BIL will love this :-)

thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge :-)
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