I was like a woman possessed this weekend. Hubby working, no kiddies or grandchildren visiting (awww missed them all) and I had the house completely to myself; I got inky all over - pure bliss! Actually, at some points my hands were so covered in red ink it looked like I had committed a crime!Loads of cards were made - just not all the ones I should have been working on - my order book still has a few items in it that remain untouched. Hey ho.
I think all this creativeness was born out of pure frustration as I've been waiting over 3 weeks for some stamps that haven't arrived yet. I have all fingers crossed that they will make an appearance some time this week.
Oh, the camera was playing up; sorry. All these photos were taken within a couple of minutes but you wouldn't believe it from the difference in each of them - some look like they were taken at night!
This little trio of cards came out of playing with my stempleglede stamps. I do love these and don't think I will ever tire of using them.
This first card was based on the sketch by Waltzing Mouse. If you look carefully you can see it. This angled shot, although not great in the lighting department, does show off the tiny 2mm gold bling gems around the heart.
I'm entering this first card into:
Waltzing Mouse challenge - the sketch
Passion for Papertrey challenge - Sweet Inspiration - a hearts inspirational picture (the bottom card is also entered into this challenge)
I'm entering all the cards into these challenges:
Bunny Zoe's - Love is in the Air (I got my stempleglede stamps from her)
By the Cute and Girly - Red is all around us
Crafty Calendar Club - Love
Crazy 4 Challenges - Valentine
Do You Stack Up - Red Hot
Gingerloft - Seeing Red
Paperplay - Stamp It Out!
Secret Crafter - Valentine
Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of crafters - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the weekend - St Valentines Day
Stamptacular - Hearts gone Wild
Tellen's Place - Hearts
I took photos as I created this card above, so I can post a tutorial on creating the background panel direct on your card blank when I get the time. Maybe towards the back end of this week.
I loved seeing the different ways these cards turned out with all the heart stamps. Each one is slightly different. I adore the glossy look of the heat embossed one below.
Hope you like these and thanks for looking,