Friday, 13 February 2015

Love you just the way you are

Whilst Len was out at archery the other morning, I whipped up a very quick Valentine's Day card for him. Thankfully he doesn't check my blog :)
I used:

- A6 white card blank

- snippet of SU 'Real Red' card stock and a snippet of black card stock for the 'frames'

- stamped the heart using SU 'Real Red' and the sentiment using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' - both stamps came from SU's 'Sprinkled Expressions' set

- it looked a little stark so I stamped a couple of splatters using Memento 'Gray Flannel' and a stamp from SU's 'Gorgeous Grunge' set

- then I almost wrecked the thing - bearing in mind I was working to limited time as Len was almost due home! I punched all four corners using a Woodware fancy corner punch - and totally mis-punched the top left corner! Bit of swift thinking and I grabbed the corner rounder scissors and rounded that corner and the bottom right one

Shame it's not as I'd planned, but the scissors did save the day I suppose.

Di
x

30 comments:

Carol L said...

Whew! Great save with those trusty scissors Di! Len will be impressed and happy I'm sure!

Bonnie said...

I would never have know that the rounded corners weren't what you planned. Looks perfect to me and I'm sure Len will love it!

Sandy said...

Great sentiment. And Bonnie's right, corners look completely planned.

vinita jain said...

It's looking FAB Di! Love those splatters with beautiful heart and a great sentiment with rounded corners!

LesleyG said...

Inspired use of the splatters, and what a happy accident with the corners xxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Corners were not intended - make more mistakes more often then!!! Great card Di! x

Kathyk said...

Lovely card and a GREAT save on the corners too, sure he'll LOVE it

Kathyk

Alison C said...

The card looks great and the rounded corners give it a modern and elegant feel. Quick thinking there.

Sue - said...

I do like those founded corners - very funky! Hope he likes it!

Sue - said...

That should have been rounded corners! Grr predictive text!

SARN said...

This looks fabulous Di . . . I am all for a bit of Gorgeous Grunge on cards, as you know!

Len will love it because it was hand made by you with love (and a sprinkle of desperation . . . but HE doesn't know that bit!).

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card and sentiment Di
hugs and have a lovely day tommorow
Tamara

Lucy Woods said...

Wow this is so fab Di! Len will love it! Perfect for a man! I love that red heart!
Lucy x

Pat said...

This is wonderful Di and Len will love it. Those rounded edges look great and I would never have known that they weren't part of the original design and the SU stamp and sentiment work well with the ink spots too. I still have to make one for my other half - will probably be burning the midnight oil with a last minute make! x

Carole said...

I like the rounded corners planned or otherwise. great card ...I am sure he will love it!

Hettie said...

Awwwww! Lovely card and you should have kept quite about the corners as I don't think we would have known. Corner rounder scissors...not heard of those. Do I need them?
Hugs
xx

Mrs A. said...

One up on Hettie cos I got a pair of them. Erm how'd yer use them Miss. love your CAS card. Hugs Mrs A.

Brenda in IN said...

Great card and a perfect one for hubby.

Kath said...

A great card - I'm sure Len will love it!
Kath x

Jacee said...

It's fabulous Diane, I'm sure he'll love it!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Brenda said...

This is a fabulous card for Len Di! I love the hear with the smaller hearts falling out and your sentiment is just perfect! Hugs, Brenda

Gay Peplow said...

Great save Di, looks brilliant, I love that multi faceted heart and the splashes of grey :D That's gonna win his heart :D xx

Sandra H said...

This is lovely Di perfect for your hubby xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Awww... it's wub! What a sweet card. I like the different opposite corners.

Carole said...

'Lovely' card Di x

Kathleen said...

Aww thanks so much, didn't really know that you cared.
Brilliant card, very different shape and a great idea to use the scissors as it has worked so well. Can't beat that sentiment.
Now then, what's all this about turtles?, if I'd have know I could have smuggled a couple of those as well.
I sneaked Iggy in through the customs by putting him my pocket, never made a sound, in my other pocked was a cigarette lighter as they confiscate those as well at Barbados airport.
The bad news is, he has gone awol, no idea where, but he is in the house somewhere, maybe he got a little scared or excited after I showed him a picture of Parsnip
Grandson's coming tomorrow, so instead of hunt the thimble it will be hunt the Iguana as they are really looking forward to meeting him.

Have a great weekend, dreadful cough, pleased to hear that it is quite common at the moment as I was thinking of asking for a chest X-ray.

Love and Happy Valentines Day,

Kath x

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Di,

What a great card for Len! I'm sure he'll love it. I'm doing fine. My new job is very busy and when I'm home I don't feel like turning on the computer - just sit in my chair and knit! I have several projects I've finished and need to write posts about them.

I found out I need my left knee replaced (no big surprise). I'll plan to do it after my cruise to Hawaii and when I've built up some vacation/sick hours. Other than that I'm doing well.

Hugs to you and Len and
Happy Valentine's Day!!

Kay

Liz said...

Great card, Di. Good recovery of the corners, never would have known that wasn't the original design. I'm sure Len loved his card. xx

Aquarius said...

Lovely card and I'm sure it was much appreciated. Well done for rescuing the corners and I actually admired the asymmetrical look and assumed it was deliberate before I read the reason for it!!

Karenladd said...

Had to giggle at your crafty mishap because that has happened so often with me as well. However, you saved it and created a beautiful tag!