Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Follow Your Heart - A Card Inspired By ...

Evening Everyone,

I hope you are all indoors, safe and cosy, while we sit out the storm. My mantra for now is 'no matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow' ... I just hope it can be sooner rather than later!

On to today's share, a card using snippets - well, any excuse to pop over to Pixie's Snippet's Playground again - and inspired by a lovely card spotted on LeAnne Pugliese's blog, Wee Inklings, way back in July 2013 - see the original here - and a scrap of card on which I'd tried out the Flower Background stamp from Stamp's Away.
I'd firstly used the piece of card to mop up some Broken China distress ink left on the craft sheet after another inky session some weeks months ago. Then later I'd over-stamped with the Flower Background which was inked up with Memento Markers using Bahama Blue, Rose Bud and Bamboo Leaves.

So now, to make the topper I used a die from Docrafts X-Cut Nesting Dies Homespun Hearts. The black mat is a faux die, made by tracing round the same die on to a snippet of smooth black cardstock, and cutting out by hand.

The blue cardstock, American Crafts, was cut to fit the front of the A5 size white scalloped edge card base. It's barely visible on the photograph but there's a panel stamped across the card - stamp from Docrafts Boofle Urban Stamp Textured Backgrounds ... the one that looks like a piece of knitting.

The sentiment, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, is from Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy Only Words - From The Heart collection.

All the other materials are OGooS too. I'm still sticking to my resolve to use it all up before purchasing more ... just polishing up my halo :)

This is a busy cardmaking week for me ... two birthdays and Valentine's day, as well as a couple of challenges to make for, all keeping me busy.

The EM has finished painting the dining room walls now so we can call that room done. Next on the agenda is the kitchen.

Update on the barometer tapping - the glass is way down again :(  No surprise really ... we've just watched the news and seen the reports of the terrible devastation the storm is wreaking throughout the UK so, if you are at all affected by any of these extreme weather conditions wherever you are, please do keep warm and dry, be careful and, above all, stay safe.


  1. Great card Elizabeth in my favourite colour. Glad to see that you are getting settled in. Stay safe.

  2. A beautiful card Elizabeth. I find it so satisfying to use up old bits and bobs :o)
    Jackie xx

  3. Beautiful is your card Elizabeth l agree roll on Spring hope it's not going to be wet though!

  4. Gorgeous card Elizabeth it's so pretty. The weather is a lot better here today, still windy but at least we can see the sun lol huggles Sue xxx

  5. Great card and a wonderful use of snippets. I love calling what you did for the black heart the "faux die" method. Hey, whatever works. Stay warm and dry!

  6. Pretty card, great sentiment.

  7. Morning Elizabeth - I spy a lovely care with a huge heart on it! Brilliant!.

    Stay safe up in the top of the country will all this harsh weather.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  8. Hi Elizabeth oh this is just lovely and I really like the doily!
    Have a lovely weekend
    Vic x

  9. Ah, what a beautiful card Elizabeth! I love the heart and the sentiment is fabulous - an all round great make!

    Hugs, Di xx

  10. love this elizabeth.gorgeous heart and i love the pretty colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  11. This is such a pretty card. Love the sentiment too as it suits so many occasions.
    I have blogged before that my eldest spent 3-6 months yearly living in Monaco (for about the last 3 years
    She worked from home there writing text books and learning French...which has been her lifelong dream.
    I tried to mail her inspirational cards like this when she was away.

    Your card bought back those memroies of how we missed her but were proud of her courage to do it.

    So nice for you both to have the dining room finished. Your have a lovely place to sit and relax over a nice meal, or even lift a glass or tow with friends and family.

    Good luck with the kitchen next!


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