But first, let me tell you about my VERY productive day! *big grin* It started off when my new SU! Crumb Cake cardstock arrived today, I needed to find a special place to put it - so that resulted in a big desk tidy up - you will see some pictures in due course in tomorrows WOYWW - so check back for that! :)
Then I went on to make some raspberry cupcakes following a recipe from a new recipe book I got off my Mam at Christmas. Well I must say, they went down a treat at darts tonight - a total sell out. I had three people ask me for the recipe so they must have been special! Hehe. Very pleased about that..
After I had made the cakes - I let them cool before I iced them - and used that time to make my boyfriends Valentine's card, 'cause it wasn't going to make itself. I didn't know where to start with it all - hes such a man that I didn't want to use and fuzzy wuzzy images of hearts etc..
So this is what I came up with in the end..
Yummy reds and blacks and only a tiny tiny little image of a heart from Meljen's Designs, and no, its not pink, its red, trust me. It would be more than my life's worth if I put pink on Tonys card, I would never hear the end of it.
I love this sentiment - me and Tony are always thinking up sweet things to say to each other, and this will be a new one for both of us. Result! :) The heart on the end I just added from Character Map on my computer as I didn't have a heart punch that small. I love this font too - I need to use it more often when I'm printing sentiments.
Scrumptious red bakers twine (I can't seem to get enough of the stuff lately!!) and a gorgeous key charm - both from The Ribbon Girl. I added some hand stitching around the panels of my card - just for an added extra, not that the Mr. will appriciate it. But hey, I know you lovely people who are reading this blog post will.
Lastly, there is a picture of the inside - before I add all of my own soppy stuff. I kept it pretty simple so I have room to write, and the sentiment relates to the key charm quite nicely. I'm a bit softy at heart, I know! *blush*
I would like to enter this card into these challenges: *deep breath - there is a long list*
× Card Patterns - Sketch 100
× Delightful Challenges - Have A Heart
× Scrap Creations - Colour Challenge - Red, White & Black
× Paper Sundaes - #54 - Valentines
× A Spoonful of Sugar - Challenge 136 - Valentines
× Meljen's Designs - Challenge 43 - Love is in the air
× Craft Your Days Away - #12 - LOVE
× Mark's Finest Papers - Challenge 40 - Valentine's Card
Thats all I have to show you tonight - so thanks for stopping by. The plan before bed time is to get my clothes etc sorted for tomorrow, pack my bag, do a slice of number crunching on Excel (I plan on chipping away at my dissertation results day after day so my brain doesn't explode with numbers spraying everywhere) and a few chapters of my book. Bearing in mind I have to be up at 7 I best make all that quick march!! :)
Have a good day tomorrow! Please stop by to check out my WOYWW at some point during the day, I'm going to take a few photos of my storage around my desk at the minute - with my limited space I might give you some ideas.