Tuesday 14 February 2012

Panic valentine

After agreeing last year that we wouldn't do the whole 'Valentine' thing this year Mr B came home from work yesterday with a paper bag that looked suspiciously like one from a card shop, then admitted he had forgotten we weren't buying cards this year.  The look of surprise on his face when I said I hadn't made, or even bought one for him sent me scurrying off to my craft stash.

I don't have many stamps suitable for valentines and time was of the essence (as they say) so it was down to a House Mouse stamp, a few Promarkers, an oval aperture card blank from way back when in my Pergamano days and a few hearts.  I only had pink roses so thanks to my trusty mica sprays they, and my fingers, ended up a rich dark red.  Only had to add a bit of red velvet ribbon (Paperchase) and away we went.

It only took half an hour or so and I was pleased with the end result.  Totally different from my journal page but then I don't think Mr B would have appreciated an arty-farty card.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone, let's appreciated those we love.


Brenda Brown said...

This is gorgeous Ann and I can't believe you did it so quickly. You are so versatile.
hugs {brenda} xox

Lynne Moncrieff said...

I cannot believe this is your panic Valentine, it is so gorgeous. The little hearts are so precious and love the addition of the ribbon and flowers.

Ephemera said...

Gorgeous card Ann, and so beautifully stamped and embellished, hate that feeling of panic, when you realise you should have made something. Unfortunately that usually makes me even slower than usual LOL. XX

Cath Wilson said...

Beautiful, Ann - the perfect stamp and the perfect design for the occasion. I'm impressed. Your colouring looks good, too x

SandeeNC said...

Came over to remark on your WOYWW, but saw this post and had to read it and got a chuckle from it. Love the surprised look on your husband's face, that was so perfect. I always get a kick out of seeing how avid card makers affect their loved ones! hee hee Enjoyed taking a peek at your desk, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)