On Friday my poor long suffering husband and I have been together 11 years. Poor guy! The intention was to make him a present - I've seen lots of tutorials for boxes so I was going to make one and fill it with his favourite Haribo!
Now we like to call the time the children nap in the afternoon "The Happy Hour" and I'd planned to use Thursday and Friday's happy hour to make his present - but I was thwarted by the children who refused to synchronise their naps, so no box got made. As a consolation, however, I made melting centre chocolate puddings for us to scoff when the children were tucked up in bed!
He at least deserved a card, so last night after the children had gone to bed I was sat at the table in the dining room part of our front room doing some making while he was sat on the sofa about a metre away in the sitting room part with strict instructions not to look over and spoil the surprise.
Anyway here's the result:
Although with all that red I admit it looks more like a valentines card. Shame I wrote on the back otherwise I could have given him it again in two weeks! The hearts and letters are chipboard, inked red and then heat embossed with with clear power and then sparkly red powder. Embossing is yet another skill I've need to master. The letters look slightly better in this picture than they do in real life.
I think I'll enter this in a few challenges although if by sheer miracle I win any my husband has decided he should get all the glory!! We'll see about that!
Before I do that I just want to say howdy to my two new followers: Pauline and Judie!!
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
(apologies for disgracing all the other lovely entries with this card!)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Valentines and Love
Craft Your Days Away - Love
Lexi's Creations - Valentines
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Valentine
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Love is in the air
Our Creative Corner - 3d Valentine (not sure if this really counts - hope it does!)
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Heart Theme
See you soon!