Friday, 13 February 2009

Valentine with a twist

Morning all, well as tomorrow is Valentines Day I decided that I better make the OH his card and as he knows he will always be my Valentine, I decided to make a twist in my card. I wanted him to know what he makes me feel rather than how much I love him as I tell him everyday that I love him to bits. As some of you may know, my 1st marriage wasn't the best, so with Trevor now I feel like I live with my best friend and that he makes the kids and I feel "SAFE", protected, loved, he is a very funny guy and I know that with all the troubles that we have been through, all the rows and fall outs that no matter what, he is always there and has been for over 18 years now ............ a long long time.

To make this card I used a Penny Black image from her unmounted Hugs collection (borrowed it from Mum), the way the mice are hugging each other under the flower made me think of safe, warm, secure and content. I then painted the flower with cosmic shimmer and layered the petals and 1 of the mice to give it more depth. Used Fiskars heart templates and cut out lots of smaller hearts using a punch to frame the image, sneaked in a wee red one just for Valentines. With some ribbon I had in my stash I stamped the word Love on it, used DCWV summer papers, chipboard the word Safe and glittered it up. Lastly a few double heart eyelets into the corners to show more love. I love the backing papers and I wanted to show the sayings as this is how Trevor makes me feel.
Well what do you think? Will have to keep you informed of what he gets me for Valentines ........ should be interesting!!!!!

3 comments:

Pauline C said...

Gorgeous card for the challenge - very sweet sentiments. Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week.
Pauline x

Kath said...

beautiful card for the challenge Karen...love the papers and your cute image...great sentiment...thanks for playing along this week at PBSc
Hugs Kath xxxx

Lorraine Robertson said...

I'm sure Trevor loved his card honey and knowing what you went through with Nos 1 husband I'm not surprised you wanted to show Trevor just how safe & secure he makes you feel...

Here's to many more happy years ahead for you.

Hugs
Lorraine xxx

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