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Wednesday, 18 April 2012

All You Need Is LOVE ... (and a great sense of humour!)

It's hubby's birthday at the weekend, (those of you who saw my previous post will know that, and that we are off to Amsterdam...yay!) Here is my card for him from me.

The adorable image is called Valentine, by Krista Smith of Saturated of my latest finds and the cause of a serious 'hole' in the cash I had in my purse!!! Hee hee! I have fallen in love with Krista's images, and have recently added a fair few to my digital image collection ;)

 I followed this week's Sketch n Stash sketch below.

I embossed a piece of white card as the main background, used a MS border punch fro the centre strip, some hearts DP for the pennant/banner on the rhs. I added some Baker's Twine and a 'Made With Love' charm.

The image was coloured with Promarkers and attached using a double layer of foam pads to give a really 3D effect.

The sentiment I made on the computer using 'cutie pop' font and you may well have noticed, it's the title of a well-known song!! The Beatles wrote this in the 1960s..."All You Need Is Love," hence the title of my post, (not to mention the essential good sense of humour, a necessity after almost 20 years of marriage and 3 kids!!!)
Apart from a tiny brad in each corner, I've tried to keep the overall effect fairly free from embellishments, especially flowers and flourishes...well, it is a card for a guy after all!!

The inside of the card has also been decorated:
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Thanks for Looking.


cotnob said...

Great card Ali, I love your embossed background and fab image. Have a great weekend.
Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week, don't forget if you use a Whoopsi Daisy image you could win more.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the image, Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash, good luck.
Kevin xx

Sande said...

Such a great image and lovely card!

Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy!

hugs, Sande xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Great card Ali, Hubby will love it..

Enjoy your hol..

hugs Kelly

Lisa M. (aka Lisabee) said...

Lovely...just lovely! I've loved this image forever!

Thanks so much for joining in our Anything Goes Challenge at Paper Sundaes! We hope you will join us again next week! Good luck!

♥ Lisabee PSDT
My Crafting Blog

Catherine said...

Fab card, love all the red...

paperfun said...

Sweet card with a lovely charm.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Dakys Away.


Catherine said...

Your husband must have been delighted with his beautiful card ! Love the image and the sentiment. Love the punched border too ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

laney said...

Super card Ali!! love that image and the whole design thanks for joing us at BMC

Jill said...

absolutely gorgeous love the image too thanks for joining us at Sketch n stash hugs Jill xx

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday Simon! Hope your weekend away is everything you hoped for guys!
Ali, you never disappoint with your creations!
I too love Saturated Canary images!
Dawn xx

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A great card for your hubby. A gorgeous image and I love your twine and lil charm.

Thanks for joining us this fortnight in our metal challenge at Craft Your Days Away.

Hugs Sarahxx