Sunday, 9 February 2014

Happy Valentine's Day , Little Mr. P

Here is the second Valentine that I made at last weeks paper crafting night.

This one is for Little Mr P. I tried to keep it as masculine as I could...or at least as masculine as the papers I had. The word paper is American Crafts, Babushka.
I tried to balance this card towards the masculine side, by choosing some plain, kraft coloured, dotted paper for the bottom half of the card base. The shimmery rickrack braid is from my stash. I have no idea when or where I bought it!

I used another of the Wild Rose Studio toppers and cut it down as much as possible. It was matted onto a snippet of  kraft card and then matted again with a snippet of shimmery, textured brown card. The bling heart I used for embellishment is from the dollar store I is another item from my stash that has faded in my memory. The ivory, glittered heart is from Michael's. It was picked up at a post Valentine's clearance sale last year or the year before. I always keep a careful eye out at Michael's, as they tend to blow out holiday themed merchandise just after any holiday, at 80 %  or even better. Now that is a good time to stockpile a few choice items!

The sentiment strip is Authentique,  Lovely Elements, sentiment words. There are various single, teensy words and you can use them alone or string a few together. I quite liked using them. No fuss and no muss...perfect for my weekly quick card nights with my neighbour.

I finished up the inside of his card with a snippet of white card mounted on a snippet of  kraft.  I raided my precut dies and found this shimmery brown Marianne doily die. A couple of Spellbinders dies were layered up so I could use another of the Authentique, Lovely Elements pieces...this sweet little Valentines Sentiment.

All in all, a quick card to assemble...but no stamping at all. I feel a titch guilty about that. Oh well, I suppose I should just delight in the fact that another card got finished so I could move on to the next one!

No recipe tonight, as I have basically given you the recipe already in the descriptions above.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - - must use snippets
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - must cover card base with patterned paper.
3. Winter Wonderland Challenge - No stamping allowed


Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Maureen a fabulous Valentines card. Love that cute topper and the way you added the pearls to the umbrella. The papers are perfect and I am sure it will be a big hit with little Mr P! Susan x

brenda said...

A lovely bright and happy Valentines creation Maureen.

B x

debby4000 said...

Oh what a cute, gorgeous card.

Di said...

This is really lovely Mo! I bet Me P will love it. OMG, you do manage to find some amazing bargains too. Over here, as you know, we get excited if a store has a 10% off sale :(

Here in the UK we don't send many Valentine's Day cards, usually just to your true love (partner, husband and so on). No doubt we'll catch up with you over there before long though :)

Hugs, and your die will be posted later this week.


SARN said...

Hi Mo . . . firstly, congrats on winning a prize over at the Snippets Playground.

Secondly . . . am loving this sweet Valentine's Card. Try not to feel guilty about the lack of stamping . . . it's good to have a change from time to time!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Christine Harrop said...

A very sweet card for young Master P. The image is great and I love the papers you have used. Hugs Christine xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm telling ya, our craft stores never have the good stuff on clearance like yours. I think my store ships it all to your store to sell. That's my theory and I'm sticking to it. Your cards is a very sweet Valentine's card and I know Mr. P will be tickled with it.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So cute, thanks for playing at WW. I have some candy on offer

Irene said...

Such a cute adorable card Maureen, Mr P will love it. Congratulations on your win.

Sue - said...

Fabulous card and cute image. Sure little Mr P will love it!

Pia S said...

I really like your Valentine style, this is perfect for little Mr P! The paper with words is a really nice touch and brings this card towards the masculine side of the scale, as well as the ricrac ribbon!

cotnob said...

This is an adorable card Maureen, such a romantic image and I love your script papers with the dotted kraft papers - perfect.

Hettie said...

Aww. Such a cutie and I know Miss P will love it.
Well done on winning the SP prize.

jimlynn said...

Fabulous inside and out!! I'm sure he'll love this. That heart and all the gems is beautiful!

Lynsey said...

Beautiful card! I love the sweet image and the pretty papers you have used!
Thanks for joining in with the Winter Wonderland Challenge this week!
Hugs Lynsey x

Sue said...

Hi Maureen! oh Mr P is going to love this, what a sweet idea! Last time we went to America I got lots of bargains at Michaels LOL wish we had one here. Have a great week lots of huggles Sue xxxxxx

scrapn_momof2 said...

Oh this is so stinking adorable!!!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Adorable card - love everything about it! You should never feel guilty with no stamping on card - as you still put the same amount of love and care into it - and I am a big fan of Toppers as they just speed up the whole process.

Jocelyn x
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Carol L said...

Those bears are just adorably precious! What a sweet card, especially with that bling heart!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Adorable Maureen. Little Mister P is going to love it. Hugs, joann

Vicky Hayes said...

I love that wordy background paper and it's great for masculine cards. The main image is a real cutie and I like the idea of it raining love! Vicky x

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for February with another super card - hope to see you again soon. x