Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope you have enjoyed your day.  I've had a good one.

We had our weekly lunch meet-up with friends and today I had my first pizza for a long time and a big glass of red wine.

This is the card I made for my hubby this year.

It is quite a small card and my first using an Elizabeth Crafts die.  The set includes the main two working pieces, the frame and several small charm pieces, including the little heart.

Although  I had seen it demonstrated on The Craft Channel (now no longer available, sadly) it took a bit of working out and I cut my own base pieces.

I used a small amount of Stampin' Up paper and lots of small pieces of card plus the peel off (silver) hearts and some strips of peel offs from my stash.

This is how the card looks when the ribbon is pulled.


31 comments:

AlisonC said...

This looks really clever. The experts always makes things look so easy but when you try, you're left scratching your head. It's turned out beautifully though.

meg said...

looks really intricate Barb, wonderful design great papers and a beautiful sentiment.

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, wow!! Great design, I have never seen a card as this! Very interesting! Lovely colours, and I'm sure that your hubby has loved it!!

cuilliesocks said...

What a wonderful design Barb, super die and lovely papers, love the sentiment too, Kate x

Carole said...

brilliant card Barb bit it looks very complicated! Well done!

Angela Radford said...

Great card Barb, I so love it when cards have a surprise hidden away. Have a great week, Angela xXx

Tina Z. said...

o wow, this is fascinating design, great effect and papers ... oo, pizza, yummy, I will bake it tomorrow :)
hugs xx

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card! Love the mechanism - sooooo cool! Your hubby will love it! Pizza and red wine sounds scrummy! xxx

MaryH said...

Wow! Good for you at working out the mechanics of this complex card. Love the papers you've used, and also like the peeloff hearts you've tucked at the bottom. It's a most impressive style, and very pretty...yet still is quite right for your special guy! Glad you were out to enjoy some good company, good food, and a glass of something delicious!!! TFS & Hugs

Carol L said...

This is such a unique card with it's secret folds and surprises! Bet your hubby loved it too!! Hope you had a happy Valentine's day!

Glennis said...

That looks amazing, good on you for working it out!

aussie aNNie said...

Glad you worked it out Barb, turned out fabulous and like this gorgeous design.x ♥{aNNie}

Cobnut Crafter said...

Lucky hubby! I hope you let him know how much effort had gone in to working out the mechanism as it must have taken you ages to do. Did he make a card for you too?!!!

SARN said...

FANTASTIC kinetic Valentine Card Barb. Mmmm, pizza . . . love it!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sylviahobbycards said...

Gorgeous card, Barb.Beautiful design.Love that Die.

Hugs, Sylvia x

KT Fit Kitty said...

This looks really neat, Barb! I love interactive cards! The hidden message is so cute! I bet your hubby loved it!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a fun and unique style of slider card. This is so cool. I'm hoping for pizza for lunch myself today. No wine though.

Inkyfingers said...

What a clever card Barb and those papers are perfect for it. Glad you enjoyed your pizza!
Hugs
Carol x

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Barb, such a brilliant design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Maxine D said...

What a stunning wee card - love how it opens up
Blessings
Maxine

hazel said...

A brilliant card Barb - great design.
xxx Hazel.

Gerrina said...

Sounds like a fun time with your friends!
And super this special shaped card! Not what I exspected when I saw the first pic... Hope you have some sunshine today!

LesleyG said...

Oooooo that looks interesting, a great card, looks tricky xxx

rachel said...

lovely card Barb - and such a wonderful design - brilliant! Hugs rachel x

Janice said...

Fabulous card Barb, something very different!
Janice x

Darnell said...

This is exquisite, Barb! I'll bet your husband really loved his interactive card! So fun ~ and romantic, too!! Hugs, Darnell

Lisa Andersson said...

Brilliant card, Barb! Looks amazing. Sounds like you had fun with your friends.
Hugs, Lisa

Linby said...

A different and special card for your hubby. Well done on working out how that die worked!

Greta said...

Oh wow--what a great card for your hubby! Looks like a lot of work!

Pat said...

What a wonderful card for Hubby Barb and love that clever tag frame, and lots of interest with the extra embellishments and ribbon. x

Donna said...

Now that IS clever... and I love pizza. A once a month treat for me! x