Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Love is in the Air!

As Valentines day is only next week I went in search of inspiration for some valentines cards. I am often asked at work for a few, and small and unfussy is always popular.
 As usual I needed some inspiration and went looking on Pinterest where I found several ideas that I liked. My first two cards were inspired by this one  - not a valentine card, but an amazing way of using up snippets!
 I had so many snippets in shades of red that I thought this would be a great way of using some up. (Stamps from Chocolate Baroque and Inkylicious)
My next card I am hanging on to for now as it may well end up being mine to Steve. I saw this card and fell in love with it! The clean lines, the music, the touch of red. I had to have a go at recreating something very like it, so here is my version.

I even used up snippets with this too. The music background stamp is from Inkylicious). I can't tell you how virtuous I am feeling after all this snippet use. It makes up for the time I spent drooling over lots of gorgeous creations on Pinterest (highly addictive!)
I am taking these cards to the playground where Miss Di will be waiting, for Pixie's crafty snippet challenge. I just hope all the thatch hasn't blown away as I fancy having a go at that. Not used my macrame skills for many many years, lol!
Thanks for looking!


Di said...

Lovely cards Sally - esp. the one with the music. Think I might do a variation on this for him indoors wiv me interlocked hearts die.

I do believe Mrs A is supposed to be building a straw donkey for the top of the tree house. Complete with a bucket of carrots if I know her.

Lovely snippets makes, hope you enjoyed playing!

Hugs, Di xx

MagsB said...

I like these so much, all the shades of red are lovely - but my favourite has to be the music one, it's awesome!

love Mags B x

scrappymo! said...

Great use of your red snippets on the first one! I love the music backround you made for the second!

brenda said...

Very inspirational makes Sal, I think I may even have to scrap lift the one at the top of I love the simplistic elegance.

B x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Fabulous selection of Valentine snippet makes.


Sarn xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

Super use of all those red strips with the interest of texture too. That last one has given me a lovely idea ..... it is actually my favourite of the lot & very striking indeed.
Paula (PEP)

lisa said...

Gorgeous cards as always, Sally. I love the music one especially, it's really striking.
Valentine's cards are a great way of using up snippets aren't they?
Hugs Lisax

sallysbitz said...

Smashing cards. I do like the one with music background, very different x

hugs sally x

Lisa Jane said...

ooh these are fab .. love the modern feel and CAS design
Lisa x

maria's knutselplezier said...

Thanks for showing us so many beautiful things, it's the first time that I came on your blog and it was delicious!!! you are wonderfull in creating marvellous cards , I had to become your follower and hope to see a lot of beautifull stuff !!!


Katina said...

Love these Sally, especially the music one. Great use of snippets - very effective.

susiestacey said...

Lovely cards Sally, l like the snippet one - perfect for using up those little pile (or big pile lol)of bits x Susan x

Doreen said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards,great designs.xxx

craftimamma said...

These are all so elegant Sally and I don't think I could choose a personal favourite . Well done on using up all those snippet. Wish I could be that disciplined.

Lesley Xx

pinky said...

Gorgeous cas cards Sally and just the right amount of romance!!

Sue said...

These are fabulous Sally, I love the reds, and they are romantic with the sickly stuff lol x

lachsekatze said...

I love all these cards but the last one most. I have several sheets of music nobody needs any more and this would be such a perfect idea to use them.

Izzwizz said...

Doesn't it make you feel good to use up scraps? There always seem to be more left than when I started even so lol! Love both your cards. The music heart is beautiful and very effective, and the first card is a great way to use up those red scraps. Well done! Maddy x