Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Love is in the Air

I typed that title, and the song started playing in my head. Guess I'll be stuck with it for hours now :-) "Love is in the air, Every time I look around, Love is in the Air,...". It's the first of February today, so it's time for a Valentine's card:

"Love is in the air"

If you're wondering why there are two hearts, Tom doesn't like the one with the sword in, hence I've made it removable so I can still give him the card! The background is all done with distress inks, Tim Holtz stamps, gold perfect pearls and then overstamped with black archival ink. The tag is from Tim Holtz' Seasonal paper stash, with the "love" stamp heat embossed in cosmic shimmer gold, and the tag matted onto some gold card before fixing to the background.

"angled view"

The diecuts are Spellbinders "Fallen Angel". The hearts are cut from gold card and patterned papers. The sword & wings from gold card only.

P.S. If you're wondering how little chicky is getting on, he's four days old now and getting chirpier by the day. Tom has added some more photos to his blog.

Entered for the following challenges:
Joanna Sheen - Love is in the air (how spooky is that - same title!)
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
The House that Stamps Built - heat embossing
Pennys Paper-Crafty Challenge - Love is in the air
Truly Scrumptious Challenge - Love and Hearts
Anything Goes Challenge - To the One I Love
Craft Room Challenge - Valentines


  1. Wow this is brilliant, love the sword. xx

  2. This is gorgeous Maddy. I love the idea of the sword being removable too. Lee x

  3. I love that little heart with wings - FAB! and some stunning inkwork on that background
    Thanks for sharing it with Diva's by Design for our Anything Goes and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  4. Fantastic card. Love the colour and the way the sword is removable.

  5. Gorgeous tag! Love that removable sword idea!!! Thanks so much for playing along with Repeat Impressions Designer Choice challenge.

  6. This is beautiful, the background is stunning and I love the heart with the sword. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck. Maria x

  7. Fabulous card, such a great design! Love Jayne. x x

  8. Fabulous card - very vintage!

    Thanks for joining us at the Joanna Sheen challenge!

    Paula :D x

  9. Gorgeous design, love how you do your backgrounds. Love Kathy x

  10. This is a wonderful card, your background is stunning, I love everything about it. Thanks for joing us at Craft-Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xx

  11. Your card is fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  12. This is a great card. Thanks for joining us for our Love Is In The Air Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges this week, and please come back and play along with us again next time.
    Karen - Design Team Member

  13. Love your card. Great job of embossing. Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges.


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