Saturday, 22 January 2011

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - It's a Couple Thing

This week, it's Kate's turn to set the theme of the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, and she has chosen:

'It's a Couple Thing'

I've used a Sarah Kay stamp from Stampavie called 'First Kiss' on my card...just perfect for a Valentine's card. The papers are all from the 'Lemonade' pad by BasicGrey (available here at the Secret Crafter)...I love this pad...I only have a few scraps left now! I embossed the plainer paper with my 'Flower Fantasy' Cuttlebug folder (available here at the Secret Crafter), then sanded over the raised design to reveal the white core. I used one of my 'Deckled Rectangle' Nesties (available here at the Secret Crafter) to cut out the image, then inked the edges, and used my distressing tool on the papers, before adding some faux stitching with my CutterBee Bug and a white gel pen. I cut the heart using my Cuttlebug 'Concentric Hearts' die, and the sentiment is a stamp from the 'Sending Sunshine' set by Simon Says Stamp.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration, please check out the fabulous cards by my lovely Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge DT buddies.


Curlybear said...

Wow Helen this is so beautiful, I love the image and the background papers are delish, and your water colouring is awesome,

take care Have a great weekend,
Hugs Bridget :) x

downrightcrafty said...

oh I adore this image and forget that I do have it, but love how you have presented it such a lovely card
Hugs and have a great weekend
Kate x

Sarah said...

Aww, this is adorable Helen! Really cute image.
Sarah xx :0)

Kaz said...

Oooh lovely card Helen! Love all the details....distressing, stitching and the embossing is scrummy!
Kaz x

Maria Matter said...

so pretty Helen!

Eiglas said...

Very sweet card Helen!
Thank you so much for sharing with us over at Crafty Cardmakers!

Gabbi said...

Helen, I love this card. Its so very sweet. Thanks for playing at fussy and fancy.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card Helen. Love the sweet image and the papers... great textures. :o)

Lorraine A said...

aww ,, this is just sooo cute !! :-) The image is adorable and the papers and embossing are perfect, gorgeous card Helen :-)

Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp and TPC Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

nessy said...

oh helen just adorable ~beautiful colouring and papers!
vanessa xx

Mel X said...

Hiya Helen, smashing card chuck. Love this image. Your papers are gorgeous.

Mel X

Lisa said...

Hi Helen, Gorgeous card! Such a sweet image and fab papers.

Thanks for your comment giving me the heads up :-) Unfortunately I can't get the email link on your blog to work (This often happens so think it's a problem with my computer). Perhaps you could email me at

Lisa x

Pauline C said...

This is very sweet Helen - love the romanticimage and the pretty papers.
Pauline x

TaraG said...

Ahhhh such a sweet card, Helen. Love this image and the great papers....soooo pretty! Thank so much for playing bingo with us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

flowerdisco said...

love it-love it---and--love it!!!!!!!!!!