Saturday, 13 February 2010

'Hugs & Kisses' weekend

Hiya, today's card is one I've been playing with for the past day or so -yup, it's another one of those slow brewing kinda cards but I think it was worth it as I really like how this one turned out, even if I do say so myself LOL . 

This card all stemmed from the spare heart cut out from messing around with my last card along with all the scraps of DP (BG 'sugar rush') from it.  Then I wanted a sitting figure so thought it was time to crack open the Miss Anya set I got for christmas and use this little beauty!


No particular challenge in mind though I'm sure there's a few it would fit this week with all the love and heart themes floating around. 

It's all very 3d which I have tried to show with this photo but not very successfully!


There's lots going on in terms of what I used but mainly little things (which is what took the most time really); like I've glittered the tiny hearts with diamond dust and the flower's been spritzed with glimmer mist.  The background heart is handcut after stamping a Hero arts lace stamp and adding another handcut scallop border.  Lots of faux stitching which I think really finishes it off (it didn't look right without it).  Flowers made from various punches and the eagle eyed amongst you may see my new MS loopy heart border punch which I have punched twice to create the thicker band you see here - it's sooo versatile and I love it - all the little hearts around her are the punched out waste bits from the border :).  Everything else is my usual - Copics to colour.

That's all from me for this weekend as I'll be working tonight & tomorrow.  Hope you all have a 'hugs & kisses' kinda weekend whether you're celebrating Valentines or not! Mine will be very romantic - not! (working :/ but at least I will be with hubby, so it's not too bad) 

Oh, one last thing if you'd like somebunny to love, how about this lil' cutie? 

My talented sister knitted this and is offering it as candy to celebrate her 1 year blogaversary.  So go say hello and give this bunny a name, to be entered into her draw here although I want it for myself :)
And lastly . . 'Kung hey fat choy' and a very happy new year to you all (let's hope year of the tiger is a good one) :)

8 comments:

Pretty-In-Ink said...

Gorgeous card! your colouring is beautiful!

nessy said...

simply gorgeous,beautiful card fran ~worth all your time spent on it!!
love the knitted character ~so very cute!!
happy new year to you fran ~lets hope the year of the tiger is better , cause the year of the ox was terrible for me and my family
have a great weekend
vanessa xx

Sheng said...

ah, that kitty is so cute. love your card.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Frances,i love your image and papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

CraftyC said...

Oh Fran, your card is beautiful. Really sweet. I know my daughter would love to take bunny to bed, she's taken a peak and said it would be "strawberry" or CutieBunny" lol
Clairex

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful card, Fran! Happy Chinese New Year!! =)

Kim Yu said...

This is just darling, Fran! I love your card and look at that cute bunny!!! LOVE it! BTW, Fran, I apologize for not emailing you...I rec'd the awesome goodies! Wow, thanks you much!!! Love the stamp and LOVE those flowers and charms!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Have a great Valentine's Day!

Maria said...

Stunning card Fran! Love the layout and how you've coloured the sweet image. Hugs, Maria

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