Love is in the air

Even if you did not have a calender and had no idea of month it is, the crafting world is always full of clues! At the moment everyone is rushing out their valentine themed crafty stuff. This card I made a while ago for the Art By Mi Ran Facebook Challenge but did not get around to sharing it. As I have been busy getting wedding invitations made and not had much time to do anything else I thought I would use it now.

Materials used:SAM_2580(watermarked)
Art by Mi Ran digi stamp – freebie for Decembers progressive challenge
stepper card die
red card

centura pearl card
floral designer paper
small chipboard hearts
gold embossing powder
clear ultra thick embossing powder
acrylic greeting stamp
Copic pens
blending card
Versamark ink pad

Print out the image onto blending card at the required size and colour with the copics. Fussy cut the image out.

Use the die and the centura pearl card to make the card base. Die cut the narrow panels from the red card and the large front panel from the floral card.  Cut a panel from white card for the back of the card. Attach the panels to the card blank.

Shape the cut out image slightly and attach to front panel with 3d glue gel.

Cover the front of the chipboard hearts with versamark ink and emboss with gold embossing powder. Follow with 2 more layers of clear ultra thick embossing powder. Attach the hearts to the front of the card.

Stamp the greeting onto the front of the card with black ink.

The little chipboard hearts were the ‘waste’ from a Hunkydory Christmas Book I made a couple of years ago, I knew I’d eventually get around to using them!

Thanks for stopping by. Take care.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafting From the Heart #95 – Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge #295 – Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts – January: Hearts
Not Just Cards #28 January – Anything Goes
Where the HeART Is #5 – Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More #177 – Make Your Mark
Create and Inspire #37 – Anything Goes
Inky Chicks #61 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #218 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #69 – Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon #325 – Fairy Nice
Mod Squad Challenge – Love Is In The Air
A Bit More Time To Craft #12 – Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks #6 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore – January
Allsorts Challenge #347 – Valentines Day



About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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11 Responses to Love is in the air

  1. Kris B says:

    Wow, your coloring is impeccable Pippa!! Loving the stair-step card fold too. Very cute! 🙂

  2. Heather says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. I really like how you used the hearts from your stash as embellishments. I have been on a use it up spree so I notice these things at the moment. Thanks for joining my fairy challenge at Little Red Wagon this week.

  3. What a sweet card. I love how she is sitting on that pretty heart, and I also love your patterned paper. Great design, and great take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at
    Mod Squad Challenge .

  4. Brenda says:

    A lovely Valentine card Pippa and nice design, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts Challenge this week.

    B x

  5. Tanja says:

    love your coloring – thanks for sharing your project at ATSM

  6. Deanna says:

    Such a sweet card. Thanks for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks.

    2 Creative Chicks

  7. A lovely card for Valentine’s very cute.

  8. Michelle says:

    A very lovely card. Great shape.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  9. Isobel says:

    Great project Thank-you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore
    Good luck in the challenge x

  10. Karen Letchworth says:

    This is so sweet, Pippa. Thanks so much for stopping by to share your talents wtih us. I’m so grateful for your participation, and I hope that you will join us again soon.
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. You’re also warmly welcome to join our FUN challenges at CropStop – Anything Goes

  11. SARN says:

    I love shaped cards and the image you’ve added is super cute. x

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