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!

18 comments:

  1. 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

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  2. 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

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

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  4. 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

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  5. Fabulous selection of Valentine snippet makes.

    Congrats!

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  6. 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)

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  7. 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

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

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

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

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  10. 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 !!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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

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

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous cards,great designs.xxx

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  14. 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.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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

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

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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

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