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Monday 10 February 2014

Happy Valentines

Hi Folks
Hope you are all okay and had a good weekend.  It is quite cold here today even though we have seen some sunshine.  I hope you are all managing to stay safe and warm.  

An exciting day for me today as my 50th birthday pressie arrived from my hubby.  He knew how much I wanted one so he bought me a Brother Scan and Cut machine.  It is not my birthday until the end of the month but as he wanted a bit of peace and quiet he has let me have it early lol.  So looking forward to having a good play.

My card share for today is a card that I was asked to make for Valentines Day.  

I used my Martha Stewart punch for the edges of the card.  I do love this hearts around the page punch.  The central image is a free stencil that I got in a magazine several months ago.  I inked through the stencil with distress ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  The image was then mounted onto some cardstock and pearls added.  The little hearts on the background were the hearts that came out of the punching.  I inked them lightly with distress ink, stuck them to my card randomly and then used stickles to add sparkle.  The sentiment was done on my computer and the edges were inked and stickled.  The finishing touch was a red organza bow and large pearl heart.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  I do enjoy reading all your comments.  I will hopefully be back in a couple of days to let you know how I am getting on with my new machine.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Sharing the love
Paper Crafting Journey - Emboss that
ALBC - Man up
Crafty Calendar - Love is all around
Corrosive - Feel the love
Lexis Creations - Valentines Day/Love
Ooh La La - Use a heart
Craft All Day - Male card
Oldie But a Goodie - Valentines (stencil and punch at least 6 months old)
Inky Impressions - Someone special
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
The Male Room - Valentine
Crafting for all Seasons - Show some romance
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
Brown Sugar - Valentines
QKR Stampede - Hearts and kisses
Winter Wonderland - No stamping allowed
Crafty Catz - Love is in the air
Graph'It - Lovey Dovey
Crafts 4 Eternity - With love
Polka Doodles - Love is in the air
Fussy and Fancy - Be my valentine
LEJ Designs - Valentine/Love
Catch the Bug - Love
OSAAT - With love
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
The Squirrel and The Fox - Love
Love to Create - Red and/or pink
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/Valentines day
Kaboodle Doodles - To my sweetheart
Whoopsi Daisy - Include a sentiment
Bunny Zoes - Hearts/Love
Hobbycutz - Valentines


brenda said...

Ooooh, you lucky girl Mags, that machine looks awesome and sure you will have hours of fun with it.

A lovely Valentines card as well.

B x

Suzie's Card Den said...

Gorgeous card for hubbie, Mags and he deserves it for such an amazing birthday present, hope you have loads of fun with it :).
Suzie xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Mags a gorgeous card for your lucky DH and yes he is wonderful getting you a fabulous present like that! Dying to see what you do with it. Susan x

julie_woolston said...

This is a really beautiful Valentine card Mags.

Hugs Julie xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Lucky lady, I hope you enjoy your new crafting toy! A beautiful Valentine's card!

Linda xxx

Linda Palmer said...

This is so beautiful! It is simple and elegant. Love the outside and inside of the heart border. Beautiful work Mags.

alex said...

Very classy card, such a lovely design, thank you for playing at 613 Avenue Create Alex x

~ginny said...

Thanks Mags, for sharing your project with us! You are right about the heart border punch - that is lovely! Very creative use of the left over hearts too!
~ginny, DT for Aud Sentiments: #99 "Sharing the Love"
RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

julie1 said...

beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck ... Julie xxx

Nanna said...

Lovely card, so cute little hart
Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey


Nanna said...

Lovely card, so cute little hart
Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey


Daniele said...

gorgeous card Mags

Vicky said...

Totally gorgeous valentines card sweetie. Hope you enjoy your new pressie hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Wonderful card Mags, love the design. Ooh! what a lovely pressy hun, have fun!

Donna x

Chriss America Real said...

Awww how sweet that your husband bought you a present and you made him a card! This is just so lovely!

Thank you so much for playing along with the Stitchy Angel Design Team this week!

Chriss- DT - One Stitch At A Time

Unknown said...

What an elegant card!Thanks for joining us over at AudSentiments this week and hope to see you again soon!
Jennyfer, DT
♥ AudSentiments DT ♥
♥ Jennyfer Creates ♥

Kelly Lloyd said...

Wow lucky you mags.. Look forward to seeing what you create with it,
Gorgeous card.
Hugs Kelly

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi Mags, this is another beautiful card. So neat and clean cut, I love it. Hugs Jennifer xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Mags, a beautiful and elegant design.
Have fun with your new toy!
Sue xx

rachel said...

wow Mags - you're a lucky lady aren't you? Love your card - and have a wonderful play xx

Deborah Frings said...

I think the heart punched border is just gorgeous! A gorgeous card and I'm sure your husband will love it!
Thanks for playing along with The Male Room!

Carole Pollard said...

Another stunner this is a gorgeous card I love the stencilled image so effective and great use of the tiny hearts. You are such a lucky girl to get one of these machines I've watched the demo's on C&C a few times and it just looks the most amazing thing. Looking forward to the progress reports and more amazing projects Love and Happy Crafting Love Carole x

Chris said...

Beautiful card, Mags! You're right, that heart border is gorgeous! Enjoy your pressie!
Thanks for joining us at Hobbycutz Challenges this week.

Basslady said...

how romantic and lovely!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD on lexi's creations challenge)

Sandra H said...

This is truly beautiful Mags x

karalschuknecht said...

Very pretty card, I love the heart border. Thanks for joining us this week for "Hearts & Kisses." Good Luck, and join us again.

Karal DT for QKR Stampede
My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome card - Thanks for joining in with The Male Room~

carol said...

GORGEOUS...thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS X carol

Glenda Atkins said...

A very romantic and beautiful card,I love the heart edged borders, and the simplicity of the design! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

Pia S said...

This is lovely, everything is put so beautifully together. I like that you haven't used any DPs for this card, the background with the left over hearts from the punched border looks great!

La Vikinga said...

Hi mags, I like how you put everything together on your love card; and I like the MS punch! Thanks for participating in Crafty Ribbons Challenges this week and welcome back for a new challenge on Thursday!

La Vikinga / Crafty Ribbons

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! Absolutely love your the heart border!
Thank you for joining our Color Challenge over at Love to Create Challenges this week.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Wendy Fraser said...

Stunning card and oh wow, what a brilliant birthday prezzie! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy xx

michele said...

Gorgeous card Mags! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafts 4 Eternity hugs Michele x

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Oh my goodness!! Gorgeous card for the hubby!!! Happy early Birthday, enjoy your gift! Thanks for joining us at The Male Room
Tina dt

Debbie Adams said...

Just a beautiful card. I like how you used the little punched out hearts and scattered them around the card such a great idea. :D I love the heart bling. Thanks for sharing and joining us at OSAAT.
Deborah OSAAT DT

PaperDaisies said...

What a fabulous card design. It is so beautiful. Love it. Simply stunning. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Anonymous said...

Love the soft pink and bright red! Such a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

Anyone for Anya DT
Stampavie and More DT
Creative Fingers DT 

Kim said...

gorgeous valentine! Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz! Kim x

Michelle said...

Such a very elegant card - love it. Thanks for joining us at Love to Create for this weeks challenge.

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful card ,Thanks for joining in with us this week at Graph'It colour challenge.
Good Luck Susan xx

Unknown said...

Such classy and eligant card Thanks for joining Love is in the air challenge at Polkadoodles
hugs and good luck Susan DT

Min said...

What a gorgeous card!
Thanks for playing along with us this week for the The Bug Love Theme Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our new BINGO that starts today! We hope you’ll play along!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
Kaymin Kreations

Nikki Byrne said...

WOW!! This is STUNNING! Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT and good luck. Hugs


Daniele said...

back again to compliment your pretty card and say a big thanks you for joining us at OLL

flossbite said...

LUCKY is not the word! I am so jealous!
Card is gorgoeus.
Thanks for playing along at Crafting for all Seasons.
Fiona xx

Jo Rice said...

Great Valentines card Mags, and oh what a fabulous early Birthday present....Thanks for joining in with the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog....Jo. x

Michelle Looi said...

Lovely Valentine's day creation!
Thanks for playing along Kaboodle Doodles!

MagsB said...

I'm dead jealous about your early birthday present, Mags!!! Seriously, what a wonderful gift from your beloved!

Your card is so lovely, the hearts border is totally delicious, and the heart centre is beautiful! Fab work!!!

love Mags B x

Lorraine said...

A fab card for your Hubby.
Thanks for joining this months challenge at A little Bit Crafty.
Lorraine x

Crafty Humphreys said...

Hi Mags. A stunning card, so beautifully elegant. Thanks so much for joining in with the Artistic Inspirations Challenge. Suz xxx

alethea said...

Beautiful card! Love the heart border! Thanks for joining our love challenge at Polka Doodles! HUgsxx

Helen said...

Gorgeous card.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Helen x

Sarah said...

A super card for a man. Thank you for joining us at CAD for our challenge again. See you on the next one

Sarah x