Friday 29 April 2016

Love Balloons

Hi everybody,
I have a Love themed card to share with you today – made almost completely with die-cuts:

I took an A5 card blank and cut it down to make a square base. I then cut a piece of red pearlescent card slightly smaller than the card base, and added a white glitter ribbon across the bottom (which ended up being the top once I stuck it down as I had accidentally turned the card around!). I cut a starburst design from some white card, originally used for packaging, using a Nellie’s nesting die. I then cut a scalloped heart using X-cut nesting dies 3rd heart size and papermania red card. I added a free stamp – ‘Love You’ balloon letters – from Crafters Inspiration magazine with white Pretty Colour ink and heat embossed with enamel embossing powder. I then layered them and added a pearl and diamantes according to the sketch (below).
This card was based on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday – Sketch 88:
I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew #111 Embossing (wet or dry)
CCEE1617 Baseball (OK so being English Baseball is not such a big deal, so I decided to go for the ball colours of red and white – then hubby said ‘isn’t that cricket?’! – I hope I can still get away with it as I did have the best intentions!
Crafting by design – For the boys/men
Die-cuttin Divas – Daisies or diamonds (diamantes and embossing powder)
Casology – Sprinkle (embossing powder)

I have had to change my cat’s medication as we think the last one was causing issues – she is hyperthyroid and has started to lose her fur, have runny eyes and has had a stroke and lost her hearing since being on this medication, so time to try something different. So fingers crossed that she will start to improve, if she can cope with daily tablets instead of every other day.

Also, although the weather has been awful recently so I have not managed to get down to the allotment, I have got lots of chilli seedlings, tomato seedlings and lemongrass seedlings come up. It is going to be interesting growing the lemongrass! I will try to take some pics as they grow but at the moment they are just little spikes.

Thank you for reading,
Hugz Tinz


  1. Lovely card Tinz, pretty colours and embellishments. Great card and thanks so much for sharing with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT
    P.S Don't forget to comment on SSW2 blog to be eligible to be the winner or in our Top 3 cards.

  2. Adorable, love the sparkle. Thanks for joining us this challenge. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  3. Lovely bright and sparkly card.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2
    Anne SSW2-DT

  4. Lots of sparkle here, sprinkled embossing powder is a great interpretation of the cue! Thank you for sharing with us at CASology this week!

  5. Cute Card! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin Divas this week!

  6. Very cute card, and your cat is gorgeous as well. Hope her health improves. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  7. What a fun card. And your kitty is absolutely adorable too! I hope she starts to feel better soon. Thanks for joining in the challenge this time.
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT


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