Tuesday, 28 January 2014

It's almost time for that 'V' word !

hi all

well with 'Sale-a-bration' well and truly here - and lovely goodies to earn for any qualifying spend of £45 - I have a little card for you, using items from both the sale-a-bration gift list and the Spring/summer catalogue.

...and my apologies to everyone who thinks they have been seeing double or had a touch of de-ja vu as it were.

In a mad clear out of my blog I stupidly deleted a load of posts - including this recent one - the air was not a pretty colour for a few hours I must admit.. So have been trying to recreate a few of the pages and this was the first one I re-did. I think it's approaching something similar to the original so fingers crossed.

Because Valentine's day is getting ever closer - I thought I would make a card in celebration and decided to enter it for the current 'You have my Heart' challenge over at Delightful Challenges and at the Crafts and Me Challenge and Inspiration Blog where they want us to Use a Heart -

....however with the sad demise of the original page, of course the links to my page no longer worked - but the lovely people in charge for both of them very kindly fixed things to enable me to re-link it, so I could play again.! thank you so much, ladies..

so after all that here it is again!

Well it had to be red of course, and you can't get better than Stampin Up' Real Red' in my book.
I chose this for the background of my card - and layered it up with some toning designer series paper. I decided on a fancy cut edge for a change, so easily done with the Adorning Accents Framelits.
Stampin Up Language of Love
For the main embellishment I kept this very simple, just used the large stamped heart, from the Language of Love stamp set from the new Spring/Summer catalogue.

As I wanted to layer it, I punched 2 hearts from some more of the red card stock, cut these apart and used the pieces to frame it, and then popped them up on dimensionals.

Stampin Up language of love Matted onto some more of the Very Vanilla card stock, die cut from the 'Labels collection' framelits and sponged for definition.

A couple of small hearts from the Banner Blast Stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue, one of which I needed to tweak slightly (mishap with my stamping!) a toning brad, and a piece of my own toning ribbon re-cycled from a Christmas gift bag to complete it.

Stampin up See a Later
and inside - Couldn't resist this very appropriate sentiment from the See Ya Later set - another of the free items from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue, with a spend of £45.

I finished the card with a bit of a trim at the bottom with the help of my beloved border punch.

Stampin Up recipe for this card:
Stamp Sets: Language of Love, Banner Blast, See Ya Later
Inks:Real Red
Cardstock/Paper: Real Red, Very Vanilla, any red co-ordinating papers
Punches: heart punch, scallop ribbon border punch
Other Essentials: Stampin Up dimensionals, toning candy dots, sponge daubers, 
Stamp-a-majig, scrap of toning ribbon

I can order Stampin' Up Products for you, shipped straight to your address and am happy to answer any questions you may have - if you would like to find out more or would like to place an order you can email me or contact me on 01438 820829

or why not visit my online store 
and yes it really is THAT TIME! - Stampin Up's Sale-a-Bration promotion. For every £45 you spend on anything from the current catalogues - you get to choose an item free from a special selection of 'Sale-a-Bration' gifts. Can you tell I am excited - I keep repeating myself.!

Take a look at the new catalogue online using the link on the side bar or just contact me and I will be happy to send out a copy to you

til next time - happy stamping


  1. Love the papers. Great card. Thanks for joining our You Have My Heart Challenge at Delightful Challenges.

    Design Team
    Delightful Challenge

  2. Super pretty! Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

  3. Beautiful card, Jan! Lovin' the shape, design and sentiment! Nicely done. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps' "Use a Heart" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose


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