' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Hearts a flutter

Saturday 3 February 2018

Hearts a flutter

Today I am showing a pretty, but NOT cute, Valentine's card to inspire you to enter our Country View Challenge, which I have the pleasure of hosting this month.

I used inks on my new round Mixed Media plate (a smaller Gelli type plate) to create the pink background. After inking the plate I removed colour with a Hearts embossing folder (Papermania) and a Fabric stencil (Dutch Doobadoo) both very old items in my stash...
I overstamped some butterflies ( Papermania Summer Blooms) in blue ink (also very old stamp set!).

The bouquet has been stamped and die-cut with the Papertrey Ink Larger Than Life sets.

The "Hi" tab is a die-cut from My Favorite Thing.

You still have plenty of time to enter our Country View Challenge, and, as long as your make is Anything BUT Cute, you will be in with a chance to win a £20 voucher to the Country View shop.

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the Craft Stamper TIMIUnikostudio, RubberneckerSSS Wednesday and The Artistic Stamper challenges.


  1. A beautiful valentines card.
    xxx Hazel.

  2. This is so beautiful! Love how you achieved the beautiful circle! xxx

  3. Delicious gelli print circle, I'm in love with my gelli plate, so addictive. Lovely card. Thank you so much for joining in the artistic stamper challenge. X

  4. beautiful card! Your new little Gelli plate matches perfect with the old embossing folders.
    Have a nice weekend!
    xx Evelyn

  5. Lovely Valentine's Day card!!! With the Gelli plate you created an interesting circle in the middle!II I love that!!! xx

  6. This is so pretty Christine, I love your gelli plate circle! xx

  7. This is so pretty, love the circle.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

  8. It may not be cute but it is very beautiful and a refesehing change from all the strong reds seen around. Love the soft colours on your card. Thanks for joining in with the current Uniko challenge.

  9. Oh Christine, I adore your circular gelli print, beautiful soft colours, I too am in love with my gelli plate, have just bought the gel press minis so can't wait to open them. Thank you so much for joining in the artistic stamper challenge. X

  10. Comme toi j'aime utiliser la gelli plate ronde pour faire mes fonds de cartes, et j'aime beaucoup ton bouquet de fleurs!!!!

  11. I do like all the pretty details on this card. Love the bold HI tab too! Thanks so much for playing along with Uniko this month. Deborah, DT.

  12. Très jolie en effet !... J'aime bien le détail du petit tag 'Hi' sur le côté, c'est très chouette et original !!!

  13. Such a pretty Valentines card. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

  14. Such a beautifully composed card with the florals, butterflies and gelli plate circle. Lovely! Delighted to see your creativity in the Uniko gallery!

  15. These flowers are so beautyful! Greate choice for your non-cute Valentine's Card!
    Thanks for sharing your card with us in the Uniko Challenge Gallery!
    Greetings from Wiebke (DT)