Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Strawberry Kisses - You and Me Babe

Hi Everyone
Well I'm all set to spend another day crafting and I'm so please I arranged an extra days annual leave from work as it is awful outside.  As Ali Watson would say it's blowing a hooley! (i think that's how you spell it?)

Today i have another sneak peek of the Strawberry kisses range from Crafters Companion.  I thought this image and sentiment would perfectly suit a valentines card.  After i finished i showed it to Kevin and said would you like this for a valentines card and he just looked at me as if I'm mad.  We will have been married for 30 years in June this year and as a lot of my family and friends will know we do not do the romance thing very well (but that suits us both so its fine).  So i didn't expect anything other really.

I've used coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and used coredinations to mat with papers from the Strawberry Kisses CD ROM.  I've coloured the image with spectrum noirs and I've also used my e-craft again for the apertures, fundamentals 1 SD card that comes with the machine.  I had 3 heart apertures to make , in the card stock,  the red card and then the patterned paper.  So i just used the same size image on all 3 and then to finish off inside a cut a heart frame to tidy the edges up and then used the heart cut out to mat the image onto.  To enable me to get the heart apertures in exactly the right place i used the collal all purpose glue which has all of the properties of photo glue but is permanent.  So if you get the glue onto the front of the card it rubs away and you have a certain amount of time to move your card around to get it in the right place.

The flowers on the front are form the fundamentals 2 sd card and as they cut all in one go they were so quick to do. Securely glued into place using collal 3d glue gel  The speccies used are :

Reds CR11 (11), Pink PP1 (196) Collar, TB3 (183) & TB1 (185) Dog & Cat EB1 (109) EB2 (169 & IG1 (CG0.5).

Watch out for the shows on Friday on Create & Craft as Leann is there with the launch shows for the Pick of the Week.  I'm so excited.  I can't wait to see all of the cards and creations all together.

Hope you like it.

Louise xx


  1. Very nice Lou the colours are lovely and love the heart aperture, so sweet.

    Hugs Julie x

  2. Love the card Louise. Really like the way you have put the flowers areound the heart.

    Catherine x

  3. Wow Louise this card is stunning I love what you have done with the flowers a very talented lady.

    Pam xxx

  4. woow Louise I'm new followers and your card is very nice!! Great project, Thanks for sharing. happy 2012!!! hugs From Córdoba, Argentina

  5. Such a sweet image and card. Love the heart aperture.