Sunday, 8 February 2015

Lots of Love


I hope you have had a fabulous weekend.  I seem to have less and less time to craft at the moment but really hope that I can catch up with myself and with all of your wonderful blogs as the week progresses. 

I have just managed to squeeze in at the last minute to play along with Taheerah's Cure for the Monday Blues.  Here is my card:

Here is the inspiration photo:

I was inspired by the floaty feel of the heart strings and the combination of whites and metallics.  I cut the fabulous SSS heart die in gold mirri and in vellum and adhered them slightly offset to the card using gold staples.  I had already splattered the card with gold spray and gold embossed the sentiment from SSS.  I also sponged through a Tim Holtz stencil in gold delicate ink on the card base for a bit more interest.

I will also play along at the first AAA Card Challenge of the year where the challenge is Love.  I think the SSS heart die works with the inspiration photo:

Given all of the sparkly elements I will also link this card up at SSS Flickr Challenge #12 which is sparkle.

My next card is to play along with Less Is More where it is a colour challenge to use pink and grey.  That is one of my fave colour combos so I might try and play along again this week too. 

I used new (to me) Clearly Besotted Stamps on this card stamping the keys randomly in the background.  I silver embossed the heart lock on the tag and added a few enamel dots for good measure.  I was definitely inspired by Michelle's lovely GD card for this challenge!  LIM is 4 years old so that is another good reason to play along - big congrats to Chrissie and the lovely DT.   I love my Saturday morning visit to LIM to see what they have in store for us :)

That's all from me - I hope you have a great week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x


  1. Such great cards, Sarah ... the soft pink and grey is lovely ... and the gold and vellum hearts ... swoon ... simply splendid! So empathising with you about less and less time to craft ... me too ... seems the world's going a smidge fast these days! Anita :)

  2. What pretty cards!! I LOVE the gold one with the shading and the gold polka dots!!

  3. Oh, I love how you attached those two hearts with staples! Also the combination of shiny gold and vellum!
    The soft colors on the second card are so pretty!

  4. your gold card is fantastic - love the stenciled gold background!!

  5. Absolutely in love with the soft layering here and the delicate touch of metallic - awesome! Thanks so much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!

  6. Your forst card really does have a floaty feel, love the double lauered heart x

  7. None of the White/blank space we ask to see (your other card would be perfect!)
    Lovely nonetheless
    Thank you

  8. Your layered heart for the Taheerah's "Cure" challenge is absolutely lovely.

  9. Cool and funky - your first card- and congrats on your Cure win! Love that SSS heart! Your second card is very pretty, too!

  10. Your card is super stunning, fresh and elegant Sarah.
    Thanks so much for you kind words about LIM and great to see you using your CBS goodies! I'm sure Michelle will be impressed.
    I'm also swooning over your 1st card which is so classy. Love it.
    Thanks for playing along with our 4th birthday challenge this week
    Less is More

  11. Great card Sarah, the colours look terrific!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  12. Fabulous! Love the layered mirri and vellum heart.

  13. Sarah these are both gorgeous!! Love that SSS heart and you nailed Cure for the Monday Blues!

  14. Your gold heart card is so elegant, Sarah, and the pink and gray rather whimsical. The sign of a good designer is when you can do various styles.

  15. The gold and velum hearts look great and I do like the BG of this and the second card! Hugs, Gerrina

  16. Two really beautiful cards, Sarah! I love your gold and vellum heart with your stenciled background, and your pink and gray card is fabulous! Brilliant idea to create your own background on this card!

  17. Two fab cards Sarah, I am drawn to the first one.
    I ended up succumbing to the Chameleon pens last week, unfortunately just before the price drop! I am blaming you for this new purchase lol!
    Thanks for joining our fourth birthday celebrations at LIM!
    Less is More

  18. Oooo I recently bought the Key to My Heart set....gorgeous stamps! Loving your cards!

  19. Wow, I hadn't realized how well my game image and the SSS die work together. Very interesting. And you have a great card here, a wonderful clean design. Thanks for playing AAA Cards, Victoria