Sunday 8 February 2015

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop - Celebrating Love

Hello and thank you for joining us on the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop.  This month, with Valentine's Day approaching, we are Celebrating Love.  We hope you'll find some inspiration or learn some new techniques during your journey with us.

When you've finished here, be sure to click on the big grey "Next" button to hop to the next stop.

I'm really honoured to be able to participate in a Blog Hop with a group of people who inspire me and whose work I really admire.  I would like to celebrate my first Blog Hop and so, any Australian Resident who subscribes to my mailing list during the month of February will go into a draw to receive a free 6" x 6" pack of Designer Series Paper.  There are three packs to be won.

I was so excited about the valentine card I created a few weeks ago for my husband that I had to post it right away - had I been sensible, I would have waited and included it today!  Instead, I had the fun of making another valentine card - this time I decided to make it feminine. 
Whilst I have no immediate need for this card, my husband and son do tend to raid my stash - even for cards to give to me!  (Their excuse being that they think my cards are the best and why would they give me second best?!!)  I choose to accept the compliment so there is every possibility that I will be opening this card on February 14th!

So how did I do it?
I bought the Seasonally Scattered stamp set mainly because I really like the other two stamps in the set but decided to give this one a go - I "stretched" the little dots though to fill the frame I wanted to use.  The heart at the bottom of the frame was punched with one of the Itty Bitty Accents punches

I scattered a few hearts punched with the Builder Owl Punch.  The Whisper White card stock was embossed with the Happy Heart embossing folder and the petticoat frills at the bottom were created with one of the Delicate Designs embossing folders.  I curved these up a little bit away from the card.

The flowers were made with the Petite Petals and Flower Shop stamp sets and Petite Petals and Pansy Punches.  You can see how I did that here on my previous post "Pansy Punch layered Flower Shop Flower".

If you have any questions, please contact me and I'll be very happy to share any tips, trick or how to's with you.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I should tell you that this was my second attempt! 
This is my first try.  I was actually a bit torn by this card.  I still haven't really decided if I like it or not.  Half of me likes the way the flowers seem to emerge from the Painted Blooms DSP and the other half of me (winning at the moment) thinks it's all too busy.

What do you think?

See you next time.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks! They've become a bit of a favourite of mine at the moment!

  2. Lovely cards. Really catch the eye. I like your 1st go too. :-)

  3. Welcome to your first blog hop Stephanie! You are doing so many exciting things - super proud of you. Great card.

  4. I like both cards too! Great work and congratulations on your first blog hop, it was great to have you :)

  5. Thank you Carolina, I really appreciate your comments.

  6. Yay Stephanie both of your cards are beautiful and there would be nothing that you need to change :)
    Well done .. see you next month!