Sunday 12 February 2012

Hearts and flowers for love

There's a lot of love around atm - so many challenge blogs are concentrating on love, hearts, flowers, red, pink etc - not surprising with Valentine's day in a couple of days' time.

So this card features hearts (no idea where they came from - been in stash for ages) mounted on 7 gypsies sushi journey paper to match the square that houses the flowers - all made from offcuts. The swirly panel with spots was run through the cuttlebug twice, once with a dreamweaver stencil and then with the dots embossing folder. This was then distressed with worn lipstick DI. The strips of bling down the lefthand side are from Poundland.

This is for:

Stamp dreams 120: for someone special
The crafty pad 157: the letter B - bling, brads, blooms
Crafty creations 156: swirly whirly
CES 72: lots of layers - 3 or more
Paper pretties 192: add texture to your card
Come and get it February colour challenge: real red, whisper white, melon mambo
Cupcake craft 178: pink and red
Paper pretties Monday challenge: red, pink and white
Cute card Thursday 203: pink Valentine
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: love colour challenge - red, pink and white
Mami doodles 43: pink, red, white
Stamp, scrap & doodle: red, white and pink
Crafts4eternity R58: raspberry delight:

Clear it out: Valentine's/love + use your pink/red scraps
Let's craft and create 38: flower power
Crafty purple frog: flower power
Ruby's rainbow 21: flowers with a bit of sparkle
Crafty cardmakers 6: monochrome magic
Challenge up your life 64: monochrome
Papercraft star 83: hearts
Catered crop: hearts
Hooked on craft 17: hearts
Truly scrumptious 73: love & hearts
Rainbow lady 191: I have a heart
Fussy & fancy 56: with all my heart
Prairie fairy Fridays 72: let me call you sweetheart
2 sisters 78: I heart you
Creative Belli 136: hearts/Valentine (everything is old apart from the Poundland strips)
My Sheri 78: love is in the air (with at least two hearts)
Gingerloft 33: love is in the air
House of Gilli 25: love is in the air
Lexi 58: love
Victorine: love/Valentines
Deep ocean 18: love you
Everybody art 179: love
Crafting for all seasons 20: love is in the air
Freshly brewed February: love
Friendship's garden 9: love - 3 embellishments: flowers, hearts and bling strips
More than favors Wacky Wednesday 64: love
My mum's craft shop 43: it must be love
Penny's 72: love is in the air
Simon says: love is in the air
Whimsy 25: love themed
Totally Gorjuss 118: lurve
4 crafty chicks 76: love is in the air
Do you stack up 58: love
Crafty Ann 58: love is in the air
Fairy-tale 34: love, love, love
Allways something creative 23: in love
Joanna Sheen 3: love is in the air
I brake for challenges 18: I brake for love
Dream valley 25: Valentine
The squirrel and the fox 11: Valentine's day
Crafty boots:: Valentines
Ooh-la-la 98: be my Valentine
Party time Tuesday 54: Valentines
Sassy Cheryl 101: be my Valentine
Scrap-cards 21: Valentines
Top tip Tuesday 69: Valentine's
Tuesday throwdown 84: be my Valentine
The paper shelter 50: be my Valentine
The sisterhood of crafters: Valentine's card
CRAFT 141: Valentines day
Cardmakin mamas: Valentine
Crafty catz 199: Valentine's
Blog a doodle: use red as main colour
Little Claire 18: romance
Papertake weekly: anything goes
If the shoe fits fashionista Friday 99: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 45
52 card pick up week 6


  1. Oh this is SO pretty Hazel! Thanks so much for joining our "COLOR" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  2. Lovely card Hazel. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!! Cxx

  3. I LOVE this card. Your placement of all the elements and the hearts is just perfect. Thanks so very much for joining us at the Gingerloft Challenge!

  4. LOVE the patterned hearts and the flourish behind your floral panel! Great job Hazel! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘VALENTINE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  5. Another beautiful card, Hazel, I really like the embossing and the distressing you did. Thanks for joining us again this week at the Papercraft Star Challenge.

  6. gorgeous card Hazel, pretty details!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥ Cute Card Thursday Challenge ♥
    this week!

  7. Such a pretty card Hazel, it is just lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us here at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  8. Gorgeous Hazel..... you didn't have to do another one though lol. Thanks again
    Love Cynthia x

  9. What a beautiful card. It is so lovely. Thanks so much for taking part in this week's Colour Challenge on Come and Get It!

  10. Fabulous card Hazel so Vibrant too!
    Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

  11. Beautiful card Hazel! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

  12. Hazel, you've done it again! Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Friendship's Garden ... happy crafting! Becky

  13. Another great card Hazel!Just perfect for The Letter B Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Don't forget we have a DT call running if you're interested!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  14. Awww...This is such a sweet and adorable card! Thanks for joining my chllenge over at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!

  15. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T this week. Jeanette

  16. I love this!!!! Thanks for joining us at 2 sisters!

  17. Really fantastic card. I love what you have done with your cuttlebug layer. That stencil over the dots (or vice versa) turned out so well. Thanks for sharing another fab creation with us at Crafty Boots Challenges. xx Denise

  18. Lovely card Hazel...really like the hearts and flowers together and the colours look fab!

  19. Lovely flowery card!

    Thanks for joining us at THE CRAFTY PURPLE FROG CHALLENGES!

  20. Gorgeous Hazel, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  21. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Shelly's Images.

  22. Hazel, this is STUNNING. What fabulous inspirational colors and I LOVE the hearts. Perfect.
    Thanks for playing in the Valentine's challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's.

  23. Your cards are always so fun! I'd love to see a picture of where you create! It's always a pleasure to see you play along with us at Papercraft Star!
    Kindest regards,

  24. A very pretty card! LOVE all the details! :) Thanks for joining us at CCM.

  25. This is so soo pretty Hazel love all the different papers
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  26. Lovely card Hazel, thanks fot joining use at SCCB.

    Hugs Suze xx

  27. Another fabby card Hazel !! Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

    hugs Diane xx

  28. Beautiful card Hazel and I love the quilted look of those hearts!

    Thank you so much for joining our challenges at Top Tip Tuesday and The Squirrel & The Fox!
    Happy stamping...
    Lisa xx

  29. very romantic and sweet!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  30. Beautiful card. Love the idea of the double embossing. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx

  31. Wonderful card, Hazel! Thanks for playing with us again at Friendship's Garden.


  32. What a berry delicious Valentine's Card. I love the hearts and the pretty flourish. Thanks so much for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays this week.

    Danie - PTT Design Team

  33. Beautiful card Hazel! I love your B's! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Pad.

  34. Very pretty card, thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog Challenges. Good Luck, Jill (DT) x

  35. This is lovely Hazel. I love the embossed panel and the colour combo works really well. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  36. Beautiful card. The hearts are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

  37. lovely card, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ and CRAFT this week, x carol

  38. Pretty card. Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges.

  39. Love this one done with no stamped iage, Hazel! Very effective. Let me wear two DT hats and say, Thanks for playing in our challenges at Lexi's Creations and Tuesday Throwdown this week and I hope we'll see your fabulous work again soon.
    NanaConnie DT

  40. very very cute! i love how you just smattered a bunch of scrap valentine themed papers together on this card and the all match and work together beautifully! awesome job! Thanks for playing with us at Party Time Tuesdays!

  41. Super card, love how you have made the backing paper. Thank you for sharing it with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
    Jen x

  42. This is such a beautiful creation! I love the colors and your design is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this time and good luck! Be sure to join us again tomorrow for the mystical challenge too!
    Tammy Louise

  43. Beautiful card! thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean Challenges! hugs, Jane x

  44. Oh my! I love that flourish =) Gorgeous use of those colors, which I can't ever seem to make work together! Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Valentine's Challenge!

  45. Wow, great job Hazel! I lOVE the embossing and the borders down the one side. Thanks for joining us again, really love this one!

    Hugs! Jamie

  46. Oh wow - such a pretty card, Hazel!
    Thanks SO much for entering our colour challenge at Shelly's Images this week. I hope you will join us again for the next challenge!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Shelly's Images DT

  47. Thanks so much for playing along at Crafty Creations in our Swirly whirly challenge! Cheers Claire x

  48. Another lovely card Hazel, Thank you for joining us over at Fairy Fun Friday. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi x

  49. great card Hazel, I really like the swirls around the flower, and the hearts are great, Thanks for joining us this week at Come and Get It

  50. lovely Valentine! Thank you for joining us at Creative Belli!

  51. Love all the layers

    Kitten - Shelly's team

  52. very pretty thanks for joining us at little claire

  53. That´s so cute! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  54. Such a pretty card Hazel!
    Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La :)
    Lizy DT x

  55. Beautiful card! Love the patterned hearts and pretty embossing! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

  56. Sweet card, Hazel! Love the colors! Thanks you for sharing with us in our “Red, Pink and White for your Sweetie” challenge at Shelly's Images We’re always happy to see you!! ~~Sammibug~~ Shelly's Images DT

  57. Fabulous card Hazel! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  58. Lovely card!
    Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin Mamas this week! Have Fun and I hope to see you again soon!
    Hugs, Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

  59. So sorry I'm a bit late in coming by to say hello, Hazel!

    Your card for the Sassy Cheryl Valentine challenge is darling and I'm so glad you joined us. I do hope you will come and play along with us again.

  60. Such a beautiful card, I love her take on the insperation image!!

    Thanks for playing along with The Squirrel and The Fox - hope we'll see you again soon!


  61. Perfect card for the SSDS challenge this week!! Thanks for joining us! I hope you play along again soon!!!
    Tammy, SSDS DT

  62. This is beautiful Hazel. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

    Donna x

  63. Gorgeous card, Hazel - love the colour tones especially! Thanks for playing along with us at CES Challenges this week, Juliex

  64. Great Valentines card. Love the layout!
    Thanks for playing with GingerLoft Challenges!


  65. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at the month long Fresh Brewed Blog Love challenge.


  66. What a beautiful card with great details!
    xoxo Annette

  67. what a delightful card so glad you joined us at OLL this week

  68. This is so pretty Hazel! I so love this color combo! Thank you for joining us at Mami Doodles :)

  69. Another gorgeous creation Hazel! Love your papers they are so beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges, Hugs Kelly xxx

  70. A lovely card. Pretty patterns and colours.

    thank you for joining Little Claire blog challenge

  71. Beautiful, Hazel - love the way you've put it together.

    Thanks for joining us at Little Claire and good luck!

    Helen x


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