Saturday, 4 February 2012

Love IS in the air!

Happy Saturday bloggers!  Today is a special day as it's DH's birthday - my 'toy boy' has caught up with me in age again! LOL!  Not sure what we are going to do to celebrate though as it's so bloomin' cold out there that all we want to do is stay indoors where it's lovely and toasty!  I didn't get round to making him a card this year - he is the worst person to make a card for because it always stresses me.  However, my youngest did go the extra mile and made a card for "the most amazing dad in the world" and when I caught him rubbing a tissue all over it I asked what he was doing?  "I'm giving it some fragrance" he replied, and stuck it under my nose, immediately clearing my sinuses, as the 'fragrance' on his tissue was Olbas Oil!! LOL!!!  Nice one son - now why didn't I think of that!!!

So, over at The Shabby Tea Rooms this week the theme is Love is In the Air and this gorgeous photo  is posted for inspiration:
and here's my card:
I am really enjoying getting back into card making again and it's becoming infectious at work.  At lunchtimes on a Tuesday, we've been having a bit of a Technique Tuesday session at work.  One of my colleagues has become interested in crafting and wanted to see the Big Shot demo'd, and I happily obliged.  The following week we had a short stamping session, I also demo'd Shrink Plastic one week, and this week I put together a small kit to make a tag - the technique was Heat Embossing and we had just 20 minutes to produce this very simple tag:

Unfortunately, I didn't heat set the sentiment at the bottom of the tag properly and some of it rubbed away so I used a bit of initiative and stamped it again onto a seperate piece of cardstock and using the pinking shears  I cut it out and stuck it over. Job done!  The best part about this though is all the Oooh's and Aaah's  and excitement you get from non/brand new crafters as they see their projects come together, and as they watch the embossing powder melting, they think I'm some kind of alchemist!! LOL!!

Well that's my lot for today.  I have some prep work to do for next Tuesday's session.  Hope to be able to show you something tasty next week!  Have a good weekend all, and wrap up warm!  Thanks for stopping by! :o) xx


  1. Love these projects hun. Fresh blood huh? Send them my way!! LOL. Glad you found your cardmaking mojo. xx

  2. Gorgeous card! Love the awesome design! Very pretty! Love your tag too! ;)

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!


  3. Lovely card! The white and red is so pretty! Love the focal point and gorgeous border!

  4. So So cute Anne!! Love the tag too!!Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us this week at the Shabby Tea Room :-)


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