Saturday, February 9, 2013

Valentine Feathers

The challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow is called Feathers & Fur.  We want you to make vintage or shabby chic cards or other paper-crafted projects that feature either birds or furry animals.

This week we have a wonderful Guest Designer joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.  Please pop over to the blog and see the fabulous card that Sandra Mathis  is sharing with all of us and then go to her blog and leave her some love.

Last week I made a super girlie valentine and knew I couldn't give it to my husband but when I found this image, I knew it would work for a more masculine valentine and perfect for the theme this week.

I started with the background, which is just card stock that I inked with some Distress Inks and then spritzed with some water and added some MME papers.  I was hunting for something in the black hole that my craft room is starting to become and in the process found a cardboard tube with some lightweight aluminum sheet metal in it so I hand cut the big heart from it.  Then I embossed the heart and applied alcohol ink to it and also to the little heart-shaped lock charm.  I created the calendar on the computer and then added some old trim, a word tag and some card candy.

TIP:  To seal the end on this sort of trim because it always unravels just use liquid fray stop that can be found in the notions section at your local fabric store.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Divas by Design - Winged Things
Fab 'n' Funky - Valentines/Hearts
Paper Pretties - Valentines
Simon Says Stamp - Heart
Emerald Faeries - Love
Party Time Tuesday's - Love & Romance
Top Tip Tuesday - Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Artistic Inspirations - Embossing
Created with Love - Valentine's Day
Crafty Catz  - Love is in the Air (feature a heart)

Image:  The Graphics Fairy
Card Stock:  Recollections
Papers:  MME
Tools & Embellishments:  Aged Mahogany Distress Ink (Ranger), Card Candy (Craftwork Cards), Word Tag (Dollarama), Brads (Making Memories), Trim (My Stash), Heart Lock Charm (Arton Bead Supply)


  1. Adorable card. Love the image. Thanks for joining our Valentines Challenge at Created With Love Challenges


  2. Hello Cec. This is so pretty and full of wonderful detail and textures.
    Thanks for sharing at Created with Love.
    Sandra xxxx

  3. Beautiful card with a sweet image and great bp. Thanks for joining in our challenge this week at Fab'n'Funky.

    Pat xx

  4. Gorgeous card Cec and I love the metal heart ! Sue C x

  5. Brilliant card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations hugs trisha x

  6. Great card, love the calendar and the image! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Valentines Day Challenge!

  7. Delightful card! I LOVE the two birds and metal together detail. Glad you played along with us at Created With Love Challenges.

  8. Great card love those birds and the way you put your design together.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Created wtih love Challenges.
    Linda K.

  9. Great card. I love the eclectic feel it has. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations this week.

  10. This is so pretty. Love the image and colors. Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays.

  11. great card perfect for giving to a man thanks for sharing with fab n funky

    Beccy x

  12. Wonderful Valentine's card, perfect for hubby! What a gorgeous image. Thanks so much for the opportunity to guest design, it was so much fun, I loved the theme, and it was interesting to see that everyone went for feathers! :-) Hope you'll have a good week.


  13. Love this card and the wonderful details on it. It's terrific! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

  14. Your card is beautiful Cec. Love your layout and imgae, the red and black colors are just gorgeous.
    Amelia x

  15. wonderful card, thanks for sharing your fab creation with us at Crafty Catz X Carol

  16. Beautiful card!! I love all of the different elements you used to pull this beauty together!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  17. What a cute card!! Love the image you've used :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

  18. Beautiful valentines card and I love all the vibrant reds with a hint of black. Love the tip too. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx


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