Watercolour heart

A heart… well, two actually. It’s after Valentine’s but my wedding anniversary is coming up so this is for my OH of 35 years… I CAN’T be that old!!!  This is all watercoloured and cut with a Fiskars cutter (I don’t have a die cutter other than the Craft Robo which is too old to attach to my computer these days…)  The sentiment is created from some free stamps from a magazine by S C Design, done in Blue Iris chalk ink. The front heart has some Versamarked feathers stamped on it for a bit of texture.

This is entered in CAS Watercolour: HEART

Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge: Hearts


and Cards in Envy: Give it Some Heart

Doh! Forgot to add that the colours are those from  CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge #260 – Colours  (or as near as I could get by mixing watercolours.)


Thirty-five sweet years
Spring and summer leading to
Autumn together…



Aqua Hearts

Here is a card in my favourite colours again 🙂  This time I’ve chopped some of the watercoloured paper from my session yesterday into overlapping hearts. They are at three levels with different amounts of dimensional foam. And the same bling as in the previous card. 🙂   L’Aquarelle sentiment.

Inspired by Fusion’s Stained Glass Hearts inspiration pic and sketch (although the sketch is flipped).

Also entered into The Paper Players’ Will you be my Valentine? challenge #PP379

and Inkspirational’s #153 Word Prompt Attachment challenge. As well as being about the romantic type of attachment, it also has hearts attached to each other and gems attached to them 🙂


And finally CAS-ual Fridays #192 Hearts

Wish my fervent love
could save you from ever
being unhappy!

Mr and Mrs

My final post for the day – a wedding card for friends later in the year. It was the first thing I thought of when looking at the Card Concept image – it looks like the kind of room a bride would prepare in…

mr and mrs

The gold doesn’t show up very well, but it is in the colours from Color Throwdown this week: gold, light pink, navy and white.

Die cut and gold painted ampersand, elegant coloured cardstock and a bit of bling.

This Clean and Graphic card is entered in The Card Concept #74 {Freshly Elegant} Challenge


also Color Throwdown #445

Here is a haiku:

Pretty in pink
but tough as blue steel beneath
Nothing fluffy here!

June Birthday

This card is for my other half who has a birthday soon. Soppy, yes, but he deserves it!

June birthday

This is firstly a CASE of one of Ardyth’s cards for Muse #218 this week (Happy Birthday Ardyth!). (Ardyth’s was itself inspired by a card by Donna3D on Splitcoast Stampers but I didn’t look at that one.)

I kept Ardyth’s rainbow smooshing (though mine is paint rather than ink), heart die cut (and added another heart cut layer).

I changed the floral stamp, as I thought swirls were more appropriate for a male card. I added another layer for the sentiment, for interest, as I didn’t have the grey background layer.

I’m also entering this one into The Male Room Die Cut Challenge #61 – Stash.

and Watercooler Wednesday’s WWC121 – Anything Goes  challenge

And the haiku for this one:

Have a happy day:
Your support lights me like sun
Above the clouds. Thanks!



A Valentine’s card of course.  I always like to make a few around this time of year and leave them in my card box for my sweetheart to choose to give me!  And there’s always one I put aside for him too….  Always interesting to see which one he picks that he thinks we’ll both like most.

Entering this one in Challenge #156 Love You! at Cards4Guyz. I think the turquoise in combination with the hot pink makes it OK to give to a man.

Watercolours and bling 🙂

And also entered for Cards in Envy challenge Be my Valentine.

and the inspiration photo part of the Fusion challenge (I was inspired by the multiple hearts, though mine aren’t interlocked, the matting/layers and colours – although you could say that pink for Valentines is a bit of a given!)

Love is divine to
Celebrate over the years
We’re never too old.




Red and grey hearts

This card is doodled and watercoloured for someone loved. Valentine, anniversary, birthday.  I love those cards which have birds on a wire but I don’t have a suitable stamp, so hearts seemed a suitable replacement.

The colours are taken from Color Throwdown so I’d like to enter it in that challenge ctd426

And also entered in CAS on Sunday challenge 100: Hearts

Just know I love you
I give my heart freely: as
sure as the sun shines.


Red heart

Not only is it heading for Valentine’s day, but my wedding anniversary comes in a couple of months after that. So I was pleased that there are challenges around suitable for romance. I was inspired by Tracey’s Muse card – Muse challenge no 199.

The Muse card is

And here is my zendoodled take on it:

red on white love

I’d also like to enter this into the Uniko challenge #39: anything goes with option of Love

and into Watercooler Wednesday #102: love in red on white

Love like evergreen
Start by rooting in good earth:
Grow through many years



Hearts mew

I went to a communication workshop at work and they got us to pair up and then try to sell something – a skill or item of our own – to the other person. I sold my card making skills 🙂  I was so successful that my colleague actually did commission and pay for the card (the fee was donated to charity). A card for her cat loving husband: created with hand drawing and fussy cutting, black paint and chalk, and a few glitter stars.

Harvest moon rises
Creeps cat-like through quiet sky
I think you’re purr-fect