' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Quickie Valentine

Sunday 5 February 2017

Quickie Valentine

Welcome back to the second inspiration post for the Under 30mns challenge at Country View Challenges.

Let me first say I had trouble with that one... so much so I had to abandon my first project as I couldn't find a way to finish it in the alloted time. In theory it looked quick, but in practice... However I still wanted to come up with a card involving die-cuts, and, since Valentine's Day is round the corner this is what I made:

Memory Box : Tessatina border
Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Celebration words Handwritten
Die'sire: Valentine

Sewn heart: From Creativity Magazine Jan/Feb 2014
Canvas texture: Impression Obsession Create-A-Card

Versacraft in Cherry Pink
Distress ink in Spun sugar
Frosted Crystal EP by Ranger.

I stamped the Sewn heart first with the Versacraft ink and overstamped the canvas texture with Distress ink, embossing with the Crystal powder which has a matt finish.

For time saving purposes, I did all the die-cutting in one go adding a piece of Wax paper to my sandwich to help the cardstock glide out of the dies.

Also for speed reasons I spent as little time as possible applying glue on the die-cuts which means that some bits can be lifted but, since I don't expect the recipient to pull on the sentiment, it should be fine!

Apologies for the lacklustre photo, which is actually a scan, but the sun just wouldn't play nice and I was running out of time! In real life the pink is brighter more fuschia than on the scanned image.

I am really curious as to what you will be making under 30mns for our Country View challenge, and if you find it easy or tough!

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the Memory Box, Stamplorations CAS and The Artistic Stamper  challenges.


  1. So neat and crisp looking with great stamping

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. Love the sewn heart stamp. Love the card. Xx

  3. I really like this Christine, loving the canvas texture. I've not given Valentines a thought yet, I suppose I ought to lol xx

  4. Elle est mignonne cette carte même si ce n'est pas mon style préféré l'utilisation de die-cuts.. Mais comme toujours chez toi, il y a de la recherche, et on marche !
    Par contre je pense qu'elle est plus belle en vrai, le scan ne rend pas les détails que tu indiques ! Bisous

  5. Wow, I love your canvas textured heart! It looks like a real fabric! Great quick card, Christine!

  6. A sweet Valentine! I like that border die. Thanks for playing along in the STAMPlorations CAS challenge.

  7. Beautiful quick card, Christine! Love your heart stamps together!

  8. great quick card - love the layout and dies you chose Have a lovely evening xx

  9. I really love your design as it looks like sewing to me! Wonderful take on the CAS pink challenge! Thanks for joining us at the STAMPlorations CAS challenge! :)

  10. Wonderful. I really like how the pink pops on the card. Thank you so much for participating in the Memory Box February challenge!

  11. I love the textured look to this .... great design. Thanks for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge xx