Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Procrastination is an Art

In all my busy preparations for the Festival of Love, creating cards for various townspeople, buying treats infused with cocoa and sugar to bring to the village party, I almost forgot to craft a card for my lord husband! That misstep would have surely spelled disaster, but luckily I caught my blunder in time. I rushed to my crafting chambers, gathered my supplies and set straight to work.

This card I started by stamping the image from the Unity “Stick With Me” set then stamped The Greeting Farm’s “Miss Anya Lounge” inside it. I coloured them all up with Prismacolors and cut it out. I grabbed some different shades of pink paper from my scrap bin and stamped some hearts using the Unity “Loads of Love” set, outlining them with a white pen. Lastly I added some pink bakers twine that I’ve had in my stash for the last two years and some clear buttons that are just as old. It seems like whenever I buy a mixed bag of buttons, ¾ are either black or clear and the rest are actually different colours, so I’m always super happy when I get to use up any black or clear buttons from my stash.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment using the Lawn Fawn “Say Cheese” set and added some more hearts from the “Loads of Love Set.” Instead of throwing away the scraps from trimming the pink panels to size, I glued them on the inside.

On the envelope I stamped more of the hearts to make it match the card. I honestly don’t know why I bother decorating envelopes for cards that are for my husband...oh yes...the ocd and needing things to match...that's why.

This labour of love will be entered into the following challenges:
TGF Farm Fresh Friday Challenge: Buttons and Baker’s Twine
Card Crafter’s Circle Challenge #61: Love is in the Air/Valentines
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #146: Love
A Gem of a Challenge #66: Hearts/Valentines
Anyone for Anya: Hearts, hearts, hearts
Love to Create Challenge #52: Feelin the Love
My Craft Spot Challenge #86: For Your Sweetheart
Divas By Design: Love and Romance
Use it Tuesday Challenge #49: Fasteners
TGF Retro Fresh Challenge: Hearts Galore
Unity Friends With Flair (later on this week)

With the Festival of Love being tomorrow, I was cutting it close, but I managed to complete the card on time. Now to organize all the treats and cards that I shall be bringing to the smallfolk that work at the horse wagon repair shop in the village tomorrow (something I also left till the last minute). I have a feeling it’s going to be a late night. Stupid procrastination.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

29 comments:

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh, this is so sweet! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

Colien said...

Wonderful card, you did a good speedy job! Thanks for joining our heart-challenge at Anyone for Anya, hope to see you back soon!
grtz. Colien

Rachel Parys said...

Very sweet card!! Love your use of the buttons and twine! Thanks for joining the TGF challenge!

Wendy L said...

This is such a cute card, well put together, thanks for playing at Love to Create. xxxx

Pauline said...

Love the bold colours! Thanks for sharing at the Card Crafter's Circle!

Christine said...

Lovely take on the Valentine chall..great trad colours

Thanks for sharing with us at AGOAC this time.

smiles Christine x

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

great job with the stick with me set and I love stamping on envelopes too!

Tracy said...

Cute,cute,cute ...love what you have created!!
Hugs
xoxox

Jennifer said...

Super CUTE!! I have that stamp and need to get it out and ink it up!!! (=

Jen said...

Very cute!!

Julie Odil said...

This is so cute! Love how you used so many scraps.

Gaylynn said...

Oh so cute with the tape and pretty stamping. :)

Ruby said...

Very cute card.

FeistyCrafter said...

Too cute!!

Karen (karey2005) said...

What a super cute card!!

Scrappin' Diva said...

What a cute card

Mian said...

You have created a really sweet card with a lovely image and a fab design.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Mian
Love to Create Design Team Member
http://mianspysselhorna.blogspot.com

Meredith Adolf said...

Oh wow...what a great combo! Visiting from FWF...and I usually manage to make a card...but often forget to give it to dh!

Angel said...

What a lovely card! Pretty!

Zenita Smith said...

This is so cute!! I'm sure your husband loved it! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge.
Z

Susan said...

Totally gorgeous! Love everything about this card. Thanks for joining us at AFA this week.
Susan xxox
stamponme.blogspot.com.au

Houses Built of Cards said...

How cute! What a fun image!!! Thanks so much for joining our Sweetheart Challenge at My Craft Spot this week!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Scrapper Myra said...

This IS a fun card. Love it.

Michelle said...

What a fabulous card!

GiGi said...

This is adorable! I love the cute girl in the jersey with the taped edges and all the hearts! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

Miwa said...

This is AWESOME! I love the coloring but I really loved how you used your scraps! Clever!

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Pretty card!!! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!!

~DEANNE~

Debs said...

Super sweet card - love the sentiment :o)
Thanks for playing with the Divas and AGOAC this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Nicole said...

Love all the hearts, great card. Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday!

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