Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Valentine from freebies

I thought I would continue to use up some of the freebies given away in a couple of the magazines I bought this month. It really does make a change for me as I usually pop the freebies in a drawer and forget about them.

I'm entering this into the Spoon full of Sugar Challenge - their theme is Love is in the air. They want you to make a card for someone special. Well, this card will be given to my eldest daughter's partner so that he can send it to her. I think she's someone special so that should qualify for the challenge.

Apart from the hand sewn 'Kisses' around the outside, this was quite a quickie make.

Because of my hand sewn Kisses this card also qualifies for the ABC challenge, where the letter is X so they want to see an 'X' on your card somewhere. (Scraping that entry in by the skin of my teeth!)

I stamped the heart in Opaque White Stayzon onto acetate - hence the funny angle of the picture. It was the only way to stop the camera flash reflecting. Of course, because the flash went off you can't see that this is actually on 3 layers. Oh well, I'll try to get a daylight picture.

Here's part of the inside.

Red papers free with Simply Cards and Papercraft Issue 54
Love word heart stamp free with Papercraft Inspirations Issue 57
Red Gems, White Candy heart, Lace Paper, Acetate, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Folder and Organza Ribbon from my stash
Inked with White Opaque Stayzon and Red Ink It Up! pad



Nicola said...

Wow what a stunning card, you sure get good freebies with your magazines. The heart is awesome and I love these bp´s and those little kisses are definitely going to someone special.

Jane Carroll said...


thanks for joining us this week on ABC

hugs jane x

Kirsten said...

It's gorgeous! Kirsten x.

Alison said...

This is a great card Sharon, aren't those papers fab? Thanks for joining us this week on ABC challenge.

Sharon said...

Lovely card Sharon.

tiggertastic said...

Such a lovely card, the heart on the outside is so pretty and i love the detail inside as well

Sarah x

Marcea said...

brilliant card and love your x's!!! Thanks for joining us this week on abc

Maria Matter said...

Sharon, this is lovely! Good for you using the freebies! These papers are pretty and your layout is perfect! Great job on the inside too!
Blessings, Maria

Rach said...

Fabulous Sharon, great idea to do the kisses around the edge. hugs rachxx

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Sharon. Love the heart and inside.
Thank you for taking part in the ABC challenge this week.
Cathy xx

Tara said...

You did hand sewing Sharon, clever clogs! Love the card and those papers were well worth putting into use, fab freebies! xx

Donna said...

Gorgeous Sharon, don't ya just love freebies? Love your little stitches. Donna x

cats whiskers said...

Oh what a lovely glam card this is just llove the gems and the colours
Hugs Jacqui x

Annie said...

what a perfect Valentine! love all the layers and your handsticked kisses - such patience! thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a lovely comment. hugs, annie x

Hazel (Didos) said...

This is lovely, what a lot of work you haveput into it, stunning, Hazel xo

Wendi said...

Fabulous card very pretty especially the stitches and the sparkly heart
Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the lovely comments

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Sharon.
I love your hand sewn X's.
Love the inside too.

Karen x

Vee said...

Fabulous card Sharon inside and out. Love the Kisses.
XX Vee

gina g said...

Lovely card Sharon i bet she will luv it. gina xx

Paula said...

Love this card Sharon it's so pretty love the paper's you have used.
Paula xxxx

Bev said...

Fab card Sharon, your hand sweing is brilliant
hugs Bev x