Sunday, 16 February 2014

Confession time

John got me a lovely card and a bowl with red tulips for Valentine's Day:

We had planned to go out for lunch, but we had  to go up to Guy's for an early appointment for John's foot and by the time we got back to Orpington Station it was lashing with rain once again, so we got a taxi home and ordered  pizzas etc to be delivered. We then sat over a late lunch for ages, enjoying a glass of wine each.

But ... I hadn't made a card for John. I can make the excuse that life has been difficult for the past few weeks and I've only really been doing necessary crafting (although perhaps a Valentine card for John should have been included in the 'necessary'). Anyway, I had the card that I made last week that you can see and read about here, but it had an image of a little boy and wasn't appropriate. I carefully peeled off that image and added two wooden spotted hearts and the sentiment pieces instead - job done!  And I did buy him a mug!

Message inside:

I'm linking this for the following challenges:

Pinspirational 94
The  pink elephant 237: happy Valentine's day
Fan-tastic Tuesday 22 romance
Flourishes timeless 258: wood you be mine (the hearts are wooden)
Going grey with Scrap-creations: Valentine's day
Tuesday throwdown 182: roses are red ...
Crafting for all seasons 70: show us some romance
Fab n funky 203: love/Valentine theme
The paper shelter 145: be my Valentine
Dare to be sassy Thursday 216:  Valentine's day
Alphabet: A for always and forever
Craftitude 58: anything goes or Valentine love
Fussy & fancy 107: be my Valentine
Jo's scrap shack funday 37: Valentine
The stamping boutique 4: Valentine love
Totally papercrafts 206: Valentine/love
Wags n whiskers  122 bingo: middle line down: die cuts, hearts, flowers (also lots of red)
Scrap-cards 58: Valentine hearts
Sunflowers 1: Valentine's day/hearts
LEJ 86: Valentine/love
Crafting from the heart 6: anything goes/use red
Papertake: with a heart
Pause dream enjoy 3: hearts
Crafter's cafe 50: must have hearts
My heart pieces: red is the symbol of love
Mema February: who or what makes your heart smile - John!
Shelly's February: use two hearts and red
Bunny Zoe February: hearts/love
Red carpet studio 63: love actually
The squirrel and the fox 63: love
Card mania 40: love is all around
Crazy challenge 164: love is in the air
Love to create 102: colour - red and/or pink
Make my Monday: love is in the air
Cardz 4 guyz 5: truly, madly, deeply
City crafter 198: love bug
Clear it out: love is in the air (with flowers)
Deep ocean 71: love is all around
Ladybug: for the one I love
Paperminutes 308: love is in the air
Creative moments 36: anything goes/love
Divas by design: with love
Rhedd and rosies 26: love is in the air
Scrappers delights 16: all you need is love
The sisterhood of crafters: love is in the air
Little tangles 30: celebrate love#
Paper-crafting journey: love is in the air
LiaStampz 59: add a heart
Frosted designs: love is
Polka doodles 7: love/romance
Just for fun February: love is in the air
Natalie and Amy 17: love is all around
Crafty calendar February: love is all around
Whimsy 68: love is in the air
Card and scrap 70: hip hip hooray - everything can be celebrated
Crafting by designs February
Sister Act 44: anything goes


  1. Congratulations!
    You are nominated for the Liebster Blog Award!

  2. Those tulips are gorgeous! Great save on the Valentines card! I like this version even better than the first. Those polka dots hearts are perfect with all the washi tapes. Thanks so much for joining us in this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

  3. Hi Hazel,
    Gorgeous Design and such lovely tuplips, thank you for joining us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, hope you will pop back next week....

  4. Brilliant card Hazel. Just proves us crafter's can always pull something out of the bag! Well done, you!
    Thanks for playing along at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Fiona xx

  5. Love is in the air!!! Beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges this week! Good luck!!

  6. c'est adorable et plein d'amour, bonne saint valentin a tout les 2, biz

  7. Such a cute card!
    Thank you for joining us at Sunflowerfield Designs.
    Hugs, Mari

  8. Awe what a sweetie! Your tulip are beautiful ... I can't wait to see them popping up through the ground here in Ohio!
    Great REDO job on the card .. it's awesome and PERFECT! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘LOVE YOU’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  9. Beautiful card Hazel! Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Guys!

  10. Great save Hazel, an great card, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

  11. A great card Hazel, I love the background. thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  12. Lovely card! Your flowers and the card you recieved are just as beautiful!
    Thank you for joining our Color Challenge over at Love to Create Challenges this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  13. Very pretty card! I find it also that my hubby sometimes gets lost at the bottom of my "necessary" pile as well sometimes. But why should we make them a Valentine just once a year? lol Thanks for sharing at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

    Nance, DT

  14. Hi Hazel, what a lovely card, such a lovely verse inside too, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  15. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap this time.

  16. What a beautiful valentines card. Love the glitter on your card. Thanks for playing along with us in the Little Tangels challenge and hope to see you again.

  17. This is beautiful, Thank you for taking part in the Polkadooles Challenge. Keeeeeeeeep Crafting xx Katie DT xx

  18. Such a sweet card! I just love the inside sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

  19. Prachtige kaart, dankjewel voor het meedoen bij Scr@p_cards challenge blog.
    Groetjes Anita (dt lid)

  20. Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  21. So lovely!! Thanks for playing along at CCCB!!

  22. So sweet card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Scrapper's Delights. Hope to see you again!
    ~ Anne Lise ~

  23. Thanks so much for entering this gorgeous card at Crafting for All seasons...please join in again next challenge...luv aNNie [DT]

  24. Beautiful card which is perfect for the "Love/Romance" theme over at Polka Doodle Challenges this week. Many thanks for joining in and look forward to seeing you again. Lou

  25. A lovely card and very resourceful. Thanks for playing long at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

  26. Lovely Valentine Card.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Hugs Elfie

  27. Lovely card... and quick thinking!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Ladybugs Craft Ink!

  28. When in need a crafty mind prevails!! Well done Hazel...thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy "Be My Valentine!!!

  29. Beautiful job Hazel, your hubby's card is sweet too. Love the flowers so spring like. thanks for playing along with Clear it Out Tuesday for the "love is in the air" challenge and it certainly was at your house.

  30. Love the papers.

    Thank you for joining us at Rhedd & Rosies challenge blog.

    Moira DT.

  31. Absolutely lovely!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  32. Gorgeous flowers pat, lucky lady! excellent card! thank you for joining us at Frosted designs. channa

  33. Thank you for sharing your beautiful project with us at Little Tangles Challenge! We hope to see you again!

  34. Thank you for sharing your beautiful project with us at Little Tangles Challenge! We hope to see you again!

  35. Elegant card! Glad you joined us at the The Stamping Boutique!!

  36. Gorgeous tulips! You sure know how to bring things together in a hurry..lovely card. Thanks for playing with us at Mema's Crafts and we hope you visit us again real soon.

  37. Such a great card! Great design and I love the silver sentiments! Perfect! Thank you for joining us at {Pin}sperational Challenges this week!


  38. Great card and your hubby is a star, the tulips are gorgeous ! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week for the Love/Romance challenge.

  39. Beautiful creation. Thanks for playing at RCS.

  40. Very pretty! Thanks for joining as at Sunflowerfields Designs, Hope to see you again. Hugs, Kim DT

  41. Very cute, thanks for joining CTVS!

  42. A lovely Valentine card Hazel. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz

  43. This is beautiful! I love the papers and all the silver! Thanks for throwing down with us at Tuesday Throwdown!

  44. Great card Hazel!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  45. lovely card, thanks for joining us at Wags N Whiskers

  46. What a beautiful card Hazel, thank you for joining us at Crafting for All Seasons, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison xxx

  47. Very vibrant card Hazel! Thanks for joining in our live themed challenge at polkadoodles

  48. Great card, well done for altering it
    Rosie x

  49. hmm - shame on you Hazel - no special card for John!! - but I'm sure he loved this vibrant card - lovely design (and i just love your tulips - my faourite) thank you so much for playing along at TPS this week hugs Judith x

  50. Isn't it just amazing how many times we make commissioned cards and cards for DT's and forget about the ones for friends and family. What you have done here Hazel really works. A bright jazzy card with a perfect message. Thanks for joining in with our 'Be my Valentine' challenge at TPS this week, and good luck
    Eileen x

  51. Lovely Valentine card Hazel. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  52. What a lovely creation! Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

  53. Nice card - both inside and out and what a sweet message. Thank you for sharing your card with Creative Moments. Leona (DT)

  54. Gorgeous tulips Hazel! Happy Valentine's Day!

    I love the card you created for your hubby! I sure hope he loved it along with his mug. Thanks for playing along with our Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week at Flourishes!

  55. Beautiful and elegant! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs DTBST challenge! HUGS

    SSD DT

  56. Pretty festive card, love all the reds and pretty details to it...
    Thanks for joining Lia Stampz Challenge~

  57. Love those tulips Hazel you lucky girl. :)

  58. This is a beauty... I'm sure your hubby loved it! Thanks for playing at The Stamping Boutique

  59. Beautiful card I just love the layered background and the inky flowers too. thanks for playing along with Jo's Funday Friday :)

  60. Gorgeous card, Hazel - thanx for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  61. Such a pretty card, Hazel! The striped background is lovely, and the hearts and flowers are wonderful! Thank you for joining us again at Lia Stampz! :o)

  62. Lovely card! Challenge this week! We enjoy seeing your creativity and your take on our inspirational photo. Join us again next week!
    kReN, {PIN}DT
    Come and see what I've done lately!

  63. This is a beautiful card!!! Lovely papers as we'll :-)
    Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs :-)

  64. Great cards, thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspiration on our valentine challenge Hugs Tania (DT) xx

  65. Beautiful design, love your use of the washi tape to give it a patchwork look! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

  66. This is so gorgeous Hazel, Thanks for playing along with us at Graph'It Colour Challenge, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  67. So pretty, thanks for sharing at DOC
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  68. Great card, thank you so much for joining us at craftitude this time, good luck and hope you will join us again soon
    Caroline dt

  69. Very pretty card! And your tulips are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at our almost month long challenge at Crafting By Designs.
    xo Sharon/DT

  70. Lovely Card, thanks for joinin us at JFF Challenges, good luck with your entry, DT Mandz xox

  71. So I'm not the only one who has peeled something off of a card and then did it over? LOL Great job and I'll bet the hubby loved it. TFS at Lia Stampz!

  72. Thanks for joining us at {PINspirational Challenges this week. Great project!
    kReN, DT

  73. what a stunning card
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles this time
    Love Jan


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