Wednesday, 15 February 2012

My Valentine...

...I can finally blog this card now that valentines is over.
It was really nice this year as for the first time EVER
 I made a card for my husband.
It was quite difficult as I didn't fancy doing the usual gush of hearts in red or pink.

The design idea was born from Papercraft Inspirations Magazine issue 96.
The colour scheme is of a more manly and sedate taste
and much more appealing to my hubby.

I used my cricut to cut the branches the owls are sat on,
The design is from the 'zooballoo' cartridge.


The design papers I used are 'abstract prints' by Dovecraft.
The colours in this pack are beautiful autumnal and tonal shades,
well suited for the making of male orientated cards.
These gorgeous little owls were simple to make and yet sooo effective I think.

The pearlised cardstock used is one from my stash,
I feel it adds that extra dimension and depth to the overall look
The ribbon and  pearls are also from my stash.
 By using these little black pearls for their eyes it really adds life to these little cuties.


I decided to hand write the sentiment 
feeling that this gave the card a more personal touch.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Truly Scrumptious challenge 74  - all creatures great and small

Crafting for all Seasons challenge 20  - love is in the air

Cards for Men challenge 4   - valentines/love

 Creative Card Crew challenge 4  - masculine
Crazy Challenge 106  - valentines day

Thanx for popping by...

Keep Calm and Craft x


  1. Very cute card! Thanks for playing along at Creative Card Crew and good luck! Ani
    P.S. I have a candy on my blog if you're interested

  2. This is a fabulous card. I love the cute little owls. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
    Nikki x

  3. This is adorable. It makes me want to use my Cricut more. Thanks for taking The Crazy Challenge this week.

  4. This is fab Claire! I love the non-traditionalness of it! :)
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS this week!
    Lizy DT x

  5. Gorgeous card. I love the owls. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges.
    Bev x

  6. that touch of shimmer! Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!

  7. This is a very clever card. Well constructed and the colours gives the card a very modern feel.
    Thanks for joining us at Card For Men and we hope to see you again soon