Wednesday, 9 February 2011

I'm Nuts About You Valentines Card

It's my turn to post over on the Delicious Doodles Blog , so I thought I'd better have a card to show everyone. My mojo's been a bit weird this week and hasn't allowed me to settle at any one project, so I have about fifteen unfinished projects on the go most of which need to be completed by the weekend! Anyway, I started this card intending to go in one direction, but it ended up going in a totally different one!

I've used the squirrel image from the Delicious Doodles Shop and have simply coloured it with Promarkers, cut it out and added some glossy accents to her nose, eyes and the acorn. I've cut some Sizzix Tattered Leaves, coloured them with Distress Inks and then given them a blast of Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist. I've then mounted the whole lot onto a piece of Bazzil cardstock.
The sentiment has been generated on the computer using Happy Sans font from dafont. I cut a piece of the wood effect paper from my pad of matters using oval nesties and then used the masking technique to get the font where I wanted it. I doodled on the tree rings using a fine liner. The edges have been distressed and then rubbed over with Distress Inks. I've finished the card off with some gorgeous little wooden primitive hearts.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's - Love is in the air
Papertake Weekly - Have a heart
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT - Love is in the air
Simon Says Stamp - Love is in the air
Passion for Promarkers - Let there be love
A Spoonful of Sugar - Lets see some love
Crafty Cardmakers - Hearts
Incy Wincy - Love
Creative Cowgirls Challenge - Love is in the air
Polka Doodles - With hearts


  1. Brilliant card! I thought the leaves were real 'til I read your post. x

  2. I wouldn't mind if my mojo went somewhere if I could create such a fabulous card as you have made! Just terrific.

  3. So cute. I love that image. You colored it so well too. Great idea to put the leaves in a circle behind him!! Lovely work!! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog. I hope to see your beautiful cards again soon.
    xoxo, Christine

  4. brilliant card claire.i love the fab image and the gorgeous autumnal colours :D
    thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  5. This is my kind of card ... i love cute plus humour lol.. love the little squirrel and the leaves. The tree ring sentiment is a brilliant idea
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
    Lisa ;)

  6. Lovely card, love the leaves!

  7. Lovely card - the leaves are brilliant
    Debbie x

  8. Pretty darned good for onw ith missing mojo!! Love it hun - those leaves as a frame are just fab!

  9. Really fab!!!
    Love the misting, such beautiful colours hun and the sentiment is perfect...
    I've been playing with some woodland images, great minds

  10. So sweeeet! I love it! Thx for sharing at Ladybug Crafts Ink!

    Mary J xxx

  11. Ooh this is such a cutie

  12. Really nice to see some different colors then usal for valentine!

    Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirl challenge!

  13. Very sweet card, just love the sentiment lol. Thanks for playing along at LCI this week.

  14. hee, hee! I just love the sentiment you haved used! Lovely card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at LCI this week. Pami x

  15. Lovely card!

    Thanks for joining the 'Hearts' challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

  16. Gorgeous card, and cute image. thanks for joining us at PfP this week :o)

  17. Lovely card, I really love those leaves, they look fabulous, glad you could join us at Polkadoodles this week. Good Luck! Colette xx

  18. Stunning card Claire! I absolutely love the leaves xxx

  19. Great card! Lovely to see your work at Polkadoodles! Thanks for joining us!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

  20. This is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Creative Cowgirls!

  21. Oh what a cute and fun card! Love it :) Thanks for joining us at PfP this week!

    Hugs Ida

  22. Super cute!!

    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week!

    Hugs, Michele

  23. gorgeous card :-) the image is just soo cute and the papers and embellies are fab :-)

    thanks for joining us on the PTW and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
    Lols x x x

  24. Hi Claire, what a gorgeous card. I love the cute image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  25. Great card Claire, love the little squirrel nestled in his lovely, leafy home. He looks like he's thinking the hearts. I bet he's holding the acorn for his Valentine.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at the Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx

  26. Really sweet card and great image.
    Thanks for joining in with Polka Doodles hearts challenge and hope to see you again.

  27. Fab card Claire - the squirrel is great and I love the leaves, the colours make them look like they are real and just picked from the tree!!


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