Cardmaking and crafts

My main craft love is cardmaking however there will be bits and bobs scattered around that are non-cardmaking, maybe a bit of baking, embroidery, knitting - whatever takes my fancy on the day

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Yay, I've managed a multiple challenge!

Ive been having a ply with my silhouette cameo today and have made my hubs valentines card and a little pressie for him (a box full of chocolate hearts).

First of all the card:

I have created a fancy shaped card using silhouette and matted and layered in the same shape and created a strip going across it along with a fancy shape with the image on.  The image is a mo manning one called stole my heart which I think is perfect for a male card as its not too gushy.  I then coloured him in with my promarkers.  I have also stamped the blue layer of card with a twinkle inkpad which leaves a pearlescent watermark, the stamp I used was a free stamp that I had with a craft Stamper magazine (last year I think).

I have also matted and layered the same colours on the inside (sorry no pictures) and put a nice little verse that I printed out.

For the box I have used a silhouette design which is a scallop box, I have cut it in the colour to match the card however the white part on the box is a centura pearlescent card from cupcake crafting.

I have then used my cameo again to cut the LOVE phrase from the matching pearlescent card, this cutting file was from birds designs (highly recommend this site to everyone that has a cutting machine, her designs are all fantastic).

I also stamped the sides of the lid with the pearlescent inkpad again with a small heart.

I am entering these projects in the following challenges:

Panpastels challenge - love and romance
DP2 challenge - anything goes
freshly made sketches

Well thanks for looking, I'm off to work out what we're going to have for dinner as I have neglected it while crafting! :)


  1. What a great image for a Valentine. And I love your coloring! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. So cute - he did make me smile! Paula xx

  3. Such a clever card! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  4. How sweet and funny! Love the shape and the way you placed the image!
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Mo's!
    Hugs, Iulia

  5. Hi Mandy, what a gorgeous card - a really creative idea for a romantic card with a difference! I love it. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week but to be in with a chance of winning you have to link to your blog post not just your blog. If you need any help with it, there is a tutorial on the challenge blog or drop me an email and I'll be happy to help
    Claire xx