Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Made in Extreme Haste!

Those who I chat to on MSE may remember me asking about the Turtle image last week. Tams (aka Rusty) very kindly pointed me in the direction of Mejen's images at Whimsy Stamps. Thank you Tams.

Above is the reason I wanted it, to represent tortoises, a long standing joke between DH & me. I'd managed to get the image sorted but had run out of time to do anymore with it & abandoned the idea. UNTIL....... yesterday, when DH declared he was "Going out for a walk" in the determined tone that meant I wasn't expected to go with him. OMG! best do something with that image just in case....

I didn't have time to mess about, I didn't know how long he'd be out. I used 'Home Bargains' red mirri type card to mat the image, cut the words and the outline hearts in the same with my Cuttlebug, and table confetti for the tiny solid hearts  I wanted to use the doiley heart but it wouldn't show up on the front and the colour of the lovely Sizzix paper was wrong to go with the red Mirri card so following the trend of decorating the inside I did just that. Oops! just noticed I think the paper is actually upside down.

Not a very sophisticated design especially with my hand written sentiment on the front but I'm pleased to say he loved it. Phew!

I'd like to enter the following:
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com/ - Challenge Hearts
http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/ - Challenge Hearts
http://tiffanydoodles.blogspot.com/ - February Valentine Challenge
http://www.cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/ I Love you

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  1. Lovely card, what a great image

  2. Well this doesn't look like a rush job - it's fantastic! I love everything about it. x

  3. Fab card Margaret, I love those little turtles x

  4. What a fab card, love what you have done with the inside and the tortoises look just fabulous! xxx

  5. Lovely - can't beat a lick it and stick it card as my friend calls them :c) xx

  6. Lovely card, super image. Thanks for joining in the challenge at The Crafty Pad this week, good luck in the prize draw.

    Pat xx

  7. Cute card!

    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad @ http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/ Please come back on Sunday for another brilliant challenge! :)


  8. Love those tortoises, great valentines card :-) Dawn x

  9. Lovely card, Margaret! Such a cute image and I love the doily! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  10. Lovely card Margaret. I love the doiley heart on the inside.

  11. Two fabulous cards. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  12. Fab card and cute images too. It doesn't look as though you had to rush it at all. Glad to read it was well received.

  13. Brilliant idea for a valentines card and I love the tortoises.


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