Friday, 8 February 2013

"Be My Valentine"


Well I can tell I have been back to work this week as my available crafty time has been limited if not non existent. I have managed to start a few things but haven't managed to finish anything other than this weeks design team piece for our weekly challenge over at Crafts4eternity. The theme this week is "Be my Valentine" there must be loads of luvvvvvvvve cards out there with Valentines Day only a few days away, so why not pop over and show us your Valentine projects, it can be absolutely anything you make with a Valentines theme. Here is mine

I have gone with a clockwork theme hence the sentiment that I have added "you make my heart work"
My main stamped image is from the recent Tim Holtz CHA 2013 release of new stamps and is from his "Industrial" Blueprint stamps, I have stamped onto Kraft card twice, cutting the gears out of one and layering on top to add depth.The background has been made by using The Crafters Workshop 6x6 mini gears stencil sprayed with Dylusions black marble and cherry pie onto watercolour card.

The heart is my first attempt at Tim Holtz technique of riveted patchwork. I cut the heart out of grungeboard using Heart wings alterations die, then covered it in pieces of ranger foil tape. It has then been distressed with red and black paint. I am actually quite pleased how it has turned out. I have then embellished it with Tim Holtz clock gears and hands with a bit of bling in the gear.

I have then stamped onto shrink plastic with the heart from Paperartsy stamp set HP1105 and added 3 of them in order to add I love you with Tims Chit Chat stickers.

And my main sentiment that links the theme again using Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers

Final touches include a few more metal gears with bling, a little burlap and bakers twine.
So why not pop over and join us and show us your Valentine project. This weeks challenge is being sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs who have generously offered, our randomly chosen winner, their choice of 4 digital designs from their fabulous range of images.

Thanks for looking and hopefully see you for this weeks challenge.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp "Have a heart"
Try it on a Tuesday "Get ready for Valentines day"
Fashionable Stamping Challenge "Show Some Love"

Thanks for visiting my blog I really appreciate your visits and comments.
see you soon
Amanda X


  1. Gorgeous card Amanda! love all the lovely elements.


  2. wow, love your steampunk valentine card! Have a great weekend!

  3. Fantastic card, love the details and design. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.

  4. Loving all the texture on this beautiful card.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  5. A great card, lovely image love the layout and colours. Thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge, Hugs Bee

  6. Fabulous Amanda. Love the riveted metal heart and the little shrinkies ones.
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  7. A great card with fantastic elements. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

  8. Great card with lots of interesting textures and elements. Thankyou for sharing it with us at TioT! x

  9. Hi Amanda, loving your steampunk heart card, lots of lovely textures, so great to see, thanks for sharing it with us at FSC. xx

  10. This is really cool! Great details! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  11. Really fun card for a male. I really, really like your heart. It came out really nice.


  12. This is really different sweetie. Fantastic card for a man and I love your logic to this creation.


  13. Your card is really beautiful. I love the grunge look and would be perfect to give to a man

  14. Fabulous card Amanda love the detail of the riveted patchwork heart! hugs x

  15. Another Challenge blog I haven't come across before - will have to check it out. Love tha card!


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