Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Hearts and Flowers

Its my parents Wedding Anniversary on Sunday and I started this card a few weeks ago with the colouring of the LOTV digi stamp, mainly because I faff so much I can't colour and complete a card in one sitting but yesterday I finally finished it.

The patterned papers are snippets and because the card is 8x8, the papers were too small to cover the area so there are a lot of hidden joins under the doily and embellishments. All the papers have been distressed and the image was paper pierced, very roughly just with a pokey tool, nothing fancy here lol.

For the little sewn heart I dug out my Bazzil In-Stitchez, I'd forgotten how many little stencils I had so they maybe making a welcome return to my regular supplies.  The sentiment is computer generated using a font called Pretty Girls Script, free from Dafont.

The little Prima birdie hides yet another join, as do the leaves and the flower in the top corner, which happens to be a poinsettia just cut out using heart paper.  I did spritz the die cuts with water so I can could scrunch them up a little easier.  I would have liked a rose die but alas as a Mom to two boys and scrapbooker for years my stash is very limited on florals.

I'm going to pop along to Pixie's Playground, I haven't played for a few weeks and I'm hoping I'll get away with bigger than normal snippets ;)


Pixie's Playground - Use Snippets
Love to Craft - Anything Goes

Supplies:  LOTV Hearts & Flowers digi stamp, Prima paper bird, Sizzix Poinsettia & Garden Greens dies, MM heart brads, Ink it Up dried black ink pad (perfect for edges), Bazzil In-Stitchez and a few HobbyCraft gems.


  1. Hi, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! :)
    Your card is amazing, such a delightful design! Love very much the sweet LOTV image very beautifully coloured, and all the embellishments you added, especially that dotted ivy and the little bird!

  2. Fabulous card, the image is lovely for an anniversary. You'd never guess there were lots of joins underneath the layers so well done for using up more of your snippets.

  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft, good luck!!! Amy DT

  4. Fabulous card! And your snippet sizes are just fine as well. Don't LOTV images always make a great starting point. Lovely to see you in the Playground, and of course you can play for just the butterfly stamp Claire! No worries.


    Di xx

  5. Fantastic card. Love your colouring on the image and very inventive use of embellishment to hide the paper joins. Thanks for sharing at LTCCB. Pippa DT

  6. So sweet and really pretty. The image is great and I am impressed with your patience as making the pierced design by hand!

  7. This is so sweet and love all that layering. must say I always use a pokey tool for doing my paper piercing. Hugs Mrs A.

  8. What a wonderful keepsake treasure this card is for your parent's anniversary! The detail you added is amazing, and I love the big heart with that adorable image panel. Everything looks fantastic - what a beautiful creation!

  9. Hi Claire,
    Thnaks for popping over, a really magnificent card, clever nay, brilliant use of snippets.
    Love the dafont choice too might need to add that to my collection ;-)
    Am sure there would be a cheap Rose Die from china I've seen on eBay. If find it again will give you a shout out. I'm banned at moment :D
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

    1. Not one I was thinking of but.... http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rose-Flower-Cutting-Die-Stencil-For-Scrapbooking-Paper-Card-Embossing-Craft-Hot-/122581163012?hash=item1c8a681c04:g:R1wAAOSwyltZW1Pe
      This is it..

  10. Hi Claire, a stunning anniversary card, love the clever way you hid all the joins in the paper behind other elements and if you didn't tell us I probably wouldn't have known.... Thanks for including the link to the pretty font you used, Dafont have so many... Have a wonderful week... Megan GD Snippets Playground


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