Saturday 11 February 2012

Day 2 of Smeared and Smudged Bloody Valentine Hop

Morning everyone

Half way through this 3 day event to mark Valentine's Day in Smeared and Smudged style.
The Hop list is up top so you can't miss it and if you're hopping in order then you will have seen Alison's amazing artwork and will be on your way to visit Jane.
By the way - be sure to visit Black Dragon's day 1 post for some AWESOME info!!!

Back to my post for day 2. Two projects today as I'm also going to share the card I made for hubby to celebrate our wedding anniversary today.
First up. A simple tag. I have used the freebie image (coloured with promarkers) for entering the challenges over at the forum this month but it also available in the shop if you want to spend your pennies.

The little trident was made by twisting 3 straightened eyelet pins.
Had to have something to impale the hearts onto.

My drippy goo punch gets a good work out here. I was lucky to have a little gift from my daughter when she went over to the US last year - she found a rubber stamp which co-ordinates so well, and this was heat embossed as an extra.
The "sentiment" was stamped using SU! whisper white straight onto the BP. This was taken from a MSC "tinkering with steampunk" CD.
The impaled hearts are diecuts from glitter card. (I'm on a challenge to use this in some dark projects, it was there yesterday as well :-D - anyone notice?)

To finish it off - there is a copper eyelet and some blood red fibres as ties.

My anniversary card. Well hubby has come to expect cards that are out of the "norm" from me by now. I am glad to report he loved this one :-D.
I followed the sketch over at Deconstructed Sketches

I used 2 of the new Monster Heart digis available in the shop. Coloured with promarkers with a touch of DI. Basic Grey DP layered onto purple then onto very pale green card base.
Plenty of lilac lace and some green satin ribbon. A "made with love" heart shaped charm attached with a purple heart shaped brad after heat embossing the sentiment. A few dewdrops to finish.

I am entering into a couple of challenges

Project 1 - Tag

Crafty Catz - Valentine

project 2 - Card

Deconstructed Sketches - Their sketch # 38
Cardmad Fairy's Digi Days - Hearts
Hotshot Craft - One for the boys


  1. Love both projects, the impaled hearts on the tag look wicked and I love the colours you've chosen for the card. Shell x

  2. Beautiful - I love both of these... the soft tones on the lilac one and the flaming red, toasted hearts LoL Super creations xxxxxxxxxx

  3. nice. that tag is awesome. love the lil pitchfork thing sticking into the hearts.
    your anniversary card is perfect too. I'm sure he did like it.
    and Happy Anniversary to you both

  4. Very creative
    Thank you for joining us at HSC

    hugs sarah x

  5. Both projects are GREAT! love the trident through the hearts and that is such a cute image :)
    Your anniversary card is beautiful great image and loving the lace :)

  6. awesome drippy tag! and that trident is so cool!! and your monster hearts rock!

  7. love both your projects, but the trident is brilliant thinking, this bloody rocks

  8. Great projects, Helen.

  9. Happy Anniversary! Beautiful card you made for your hubby :) I love love love your tag and the trident you made, how awesome!

  10. both are great but I LUUURRVEE that Tag!!

  11. Both are fabulous and very different. Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  12. wonderful job on both! thanks for the tridant idea, love how it's going through the hearts!

  13. a gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in with our Hearts theme at the Digi Days challenge! Gemma :)

  14. what a fab card, thanks for joining us at Cardmadfairy's digi days in our Hearts theme, the best of luck in our draw, and happy valentines day to you,
    hugs sandra Dt,
    p.s i have candy on my blog if your interested. xxx

  15. Oooh! Fabulous! I love how you used the lace for the horizontal stripes!! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's sketch!

  16. Oh my word these are fabulous and a brilliant way to think outside of the box.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Valentines Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

    Have a lovely day,
    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)

  17. Super cool cards! Thanks so much for joining us at the Deconstructed Sketch this past week!