Sunday 17 February 2019

Happy Valentines Day

I have been a very bad blogger !

I have been struggling for time a lot over the last year or so as I am now virtually full time which has definitely had an impact on my hobbies and pastimes.

Although I have not been the most prolific card maker in that time I am loving being in my new creative space.

I have room to play, and my stash is organised in such a way that I can very quickly find whatever I need.

I have made a pact that I will not buy any new stash (especially not paper). I am limiting myself, trying to only use what I have with the exception of the odd magazine with a great freebie. Even then I am questioning whether it is something I will really use....

It looks like many of the change blogs that I used to follow and participate in have closed. Also many of the digital artists that I have stamps for have close down which is sad to see.

Anyhoo, this is the Valentine's card I made for my hubby. We have been together for 30 years in July and our love grows deeper every year. I am lucky that he is very romantic and tells me he loves me all the time.

The heart background panel and sentiment are both from a Kanban card sheet, part of a kit that I had from QVC a million years ago.

The image is Emo Heart from Just Some Lines who seem to have closed now as I cannot find their site anymore.

Materials Used in this Project are as follows:- 
Card size – A5
Images – Emo Heart by Just Some Lines (now closed)
Heart panel Paper – Kanban
Sentiment – Kanban

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


  1. Adorable. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  2. Hi Mandy!! So great to see you again in my challenge today *Ü* It's been a pretty rough & wild year for myself as well. I can't say I'm as lucky though to have a craft room where everything is accessible, lol - Mine is crammed into a corner of my daughter's room but it does feel great to complete a handmade card now and then. Yours is super cute!

    Thanks for Linking up at ITD’s Creative Playground Challenge this month! Winners are announced on 2nd Thursday each month

    ♥Kris, Owner/illustrator

  3. Brilliant card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge. Good luck Ginny ♥ Aud Sentiments
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  4. An adorable card . Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck
    Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  5. Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too "Use Hearts" Challenge.

  6. This is a gorgeous card, and what a lovely occasion. Thank you for sharing this with the Crafty friends challenge

    You're so right about things changing in the blog challenge land, such a shame

  7. So nice card!
    Thanks for joining us!
    Ana Isabel DT Coordinator at Corrosive Challenge blog.

  8. So adorable Mandy! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Addicted to Stamps!
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  9. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at QKR Stampede.

  10. Love the simplicity your card Mandy, the red running down the card is so striking for your cute image. Thanks Mandy for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

  11. Hello Mandy… Thanks for joining our ‘anything goes’ challenge with your lovely card…
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  12. Thanks for sharing the sweet Valentine you made your husband with us at Love To Craft

  13. this is just as cute and can be. Thanks for sharing at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge. I wish you the best of luck.

  14. Lovely Valentine's card for your Valentine. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Friends. Hugs Ela DT

  15. Wow what lovely valentines card, love the cute couple in the love heart lovely idea, thanks for entering the happy craft challenge

  16. Great to see your card again, cute image. thanks for joining us this month for our "Love/Valentines Day" Challenge at The Brown Sugar Challenge.

  17. Great card....Thanks for joining us at Di’s Digi Designs Challenge :)
    Wendy xx

  18. This was really cute! :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

  19. Beautiful card, love the clean and simple design, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz x

  20. This is a cute design. Thanks for playing along with us this month. Lisa DT Dragonfly Dreams

  21. Lovely creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Let's Craft and Create. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Sherry x

  22. HI Mandy! Thank you for sharing such a cute card, I bet your husband will love it! I'm with you... I'm trying to do a "no spend" since I have so many supplies I need to genuinely use and enjoy before buying more hauls... :)
    Ashley Wells @ Proud PB DT Member
    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

  23. So sweet! Thanks so much for participating in our IMAGINE THAT! DIGISTAMP challenge. Hope you continue to participate in our yearly challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  24. Wonderful work. Thank you for joing us over on the Angie's Digital Stamps Blog. Good Luck!

  25. Such a cute card, Thank you for Joining us at Creatalicious Challenge. cat

  26. Super cute card and I am sure hubby loved it. How fab that he is a real romantic. We don't do cards but we do try and find the time to say "I love you" now and again. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this time. Hope to see you again next time too.
    Dawn DT xxxx

  27. SO SWEET! I Love the little characters in the heart! Great design too! Thank you for joining us at Paper Craft Business Challenge! Come back soon! -DT Meghan Kennihan (

  28. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

  29. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional girly” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    (DT Aud Sentiments Challenge)

  30. Great card. Hope you continue to find some "me" time in your life. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends and apologies for the late comment.


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