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Thursday, 14 February 2013

Be My Love


Happy Valentine's Day my lovely bloggers. As card making is not my forte, and especially masculine themed cards, this serves a dual purpose as an Anniversary card for my Hubby too. Rather mean of me seeing as I get two cards, but hey mine are handcrafted LOL!!


I'm always stumped when it comes to male cards, and I sat staring into space for ages trying to think of something to make, not helped by the fact that I don't have many masculine stamps. In the end I used some pretty pion design papers and stuck to a neutral colour palette and added a little stamping onto a plain tag and added some lace and stitching. I finished by making a little padded heart, rather girly really (but he seems to like it, tact is one of his strong points LOL!) and its the thought that counts anyway te he!!

I'm entering this for the following challenges





I hope you all have a lovely Valentine's Day and manage to sneak in a spot of crafting in between all the champagne and chocolates!

26 comments:

Yvonne Garner said...

One would never know cards are not your forte. Bravo, well done!

SanDee1899 said...

oh wow this is brilliant! Layer over layer delicate work ! Fantatic!

Deborah said...

Love the creams and whites. I'm sure it wasn't just tact on your husband's part either. Happy Anniversary!

Samantha Read said...

It's beautiful Paula, I think you should make more cards!!!
Big hugs, xxx

Paper Profusion said...

This is so beautiful Paula - I could look at it all day! The heart and stitched ribbon are absolutely gorgeous and the whole creation a total triumph. Nicola x

Ann B said...

Beautifully romantic but not 'gushy', love the card.
We decided to kick the Valentine card giving, partly because it's so difficult thinking of what to make.
We also save our anniversary cards and use the same ones each year, just call us a pair of romantic lovebirds :-))
Ann B

Brenda Brown said...

I would say it's perfect Paula, lovely colours for a man, just enough included to get to his feminine side and beautifully designed.
Happy Valentine Day.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Wendy said...

It's fabulous, really gorgeous, love your heart...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

Donna Gibson said...

What an absolutely adorable card! The colors are fab and you appear to be an expert stitcher! Any man would love to receive this! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie!

craft-roomjulia said...

Hi Paula, wow this is just so beautiful. I adore the combination of card, fabric, lace and stitching. A fabulous vintage card with layering to die for. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck with the draw. Julia xxxx

Dorthe said...

Dear Paula, your creation is amazingly beautiful, what a card for your husbond to recieve, it is a very lovely and gorgeous gift.
Hugs and happy Valentines Day, to you.
Dorthe

Anneke said...

this creation is lovely and i like the layers very much.
it has a great vintage look.
greetings from ann

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful card Paula and you do create the most gorgeous cards. x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

It's amazing.

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

Love your little heart and the way you did the BE MY LOVE tag. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow. See you again soon. Renee

butterfly said...

Just perfect... love the vintage neutrals. Hope you have had a wonderful Valentine anniversary (how romantic!)...
Alison x

Dawn C said...

Oh I love this. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Divas x

Terry said...

Hey there Paula, my goodness I am loving your project, love love love it love the heart, love the background and the cute little image, wowwzersss. Thank you for sharing with the DT from Frilly and Funkie. Hugs Terry xxxx

Maria said...

Hi Paula, Oh my word, this is so beautiful and the little padded heart is just gorgeous! I have to admit, I also struggle with cards for guys and usually end up in Card Factory, I'm ashamed to admit, lol. It's lovely to see you over at the Craft-Room Challenge, good luck in the draw.

Maria xxxxx

Sophie said...

Ein sensationelles Werk.
Wunder-wunderschön.

Sophie xx

Chris Warner said...

Absolutely gorgeous Paula, love your style. Chris xx

Zoe Sanderson said...

Why wouldn't he like it? This is romantic but not fluffy frilly girly. Like everything you seem to do it is graceful, elegant and stylish. thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

I think your work is always so beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room this fortnight. Suzanne

Terry said...

Just takes my breath away! Gorgeous as always Paula! I hope you had a most wonderful celebration! Hugs!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh be still my heart! If this is the most gorgeous piece of eye candy I have seen lately! I'm drooling on my keyboard - you've pulled together everything I love all in one small card - totally delightful. Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at Frilly and Funkie this time.

Hugs,
Linda

annemarks said...

Gorgeous creation, i dont know what ypu mean about cards not being your forte, this one is totally fab! :)