Saturday, 15 February 2014

I'm Nuts About You

Hi there

As promised, I'm back to share another Valentine's Day card I made for an order.  This was for my Brother's girlfriend to give to him.

They both love spending time with and photographing anything nature related.  I was lucky enough to win a giveaway from Stephanie at Clearly Besotted a while ago so the 'Nuts for You' stamp set and matching dies I won were perfect for this card.

Here it is...

Yes, its those waterfall hearts again, I just love that paper!

I covered the card base with the paper before die cutting a circle and running it through my Big Shot using a woodgrain embossing folder.  I die cut the branch from some dark brown textured cardstock and wrapped some jute twine around it which was secured with the two stamped and die cut hearts.

Next came the difficult bit, colouring in the squirrel.  Who knew that grey squirrels were in fact not just grey?!  After that little challenge I die cut him out and placed him over the sentiment strip which was stamped with the co-ordinating sentiment and acorns.  And another 'Valentine' sentiment strip finished off the card.

I did struggle with this one a bit as, again, this was an A5 card, but I'm pleased with the end result :)

Materials used:
  • Digi paper: Pink Petticoat - Waterfall Hearts
  • Dies: Xcut - Nested Circles; MFT Die-namics - Fishtail Flag Stax; Clearly Besotted Stamps - Nuts for You, Paired Up and Mini Love Hearts
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Nuts for You, Paired Up and Mini Love Hearts
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Versa Color - Cardinal; Memento - London Fog
  • ProMarkers
  • Jute Twine

Challenge Entries:
2 Sisters Challenge - #173 - Embossing
Oh La La Creations - Challenge #149 - Use a Heart
Passion for ProMarkers - Week 234 - Have a Heart
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #82 - Make Your Mark
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 308 - Clever Cutting
Totally Papercrafts - Challenge #206 - Valentine/Love

Thanks so much for visiting.  I intend to be a better blogger from now on, and hope to post lots more and more importantly, comment on all your fab creations!

Have a lovely weekend whatever you're up to.


  1. This is adorable, Anita! Love your embossed circle and how you did the sentiment. Cute squirrel too. x

  2. Oh so adorable! Love that embossing folder you used, perfect for your squirrel.
    Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La this week, hope you'll check out our new challenge on Monday.

  3. Too darn cute! I love your adorable squirrel and those acorns, so fun.

  4. A lovely card. Great layout and design and love the embossed circle, it really brings it to life. Thanks for playing along with our 'Have a Heart' challenge at PFP this week, and good luck
    Eileen x

  5. This is so well designed. Love teh tree bark texture and the sentiment says it all. Great card. thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Challenges
    Alli x

  6. My daughter and I were looking at your card and she said "Oh, what a cute card!" I completely agree! All of the little details go together so nicely. Thanks for playing along at ATSM. :)

  7. What a cute, cute card! I lov eall the stamps and this great layout. Thanks for joining us at ATSM, we have just begun with a new challenge today, do join us again!


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