Love is all around

I’ve gone all ‘lovey dovey’ with this card, haven’t I? The inspirations for this card was from Just Us Girls challenge, and Cardz 4 Galz. I tried to emulate the hearts design, and whilst I was looking at that I was singing (in my head, don’t worry about it raining all day tomorrow!) ‘Love is all around’ by Wet, Wet, Wet. Even now, I know all the words. I have just done a quick Google – and it was released in 1995! 1995! Good grief. 22 years ago. Doesn’t time fly?

For this card, I used Centura Pearl card stock for all the die-cutting, as well as the base card. The embossed layer is a Spellbinders M-Bossability folder ‘Hearts’ I have had for many years, and is a go-to folder for the more romantic cards make – weddings etc. On one side you can emboss the smaller hearts background, and the other side is the dotty hearts background. A very versatile and useful folder.

The hearts are from a Sue Wilson fillables collection, a range of three heart dies and inners – ‘Jewelled,’ ‘Laced’, and ‘Fluttering’. I have mixed and matched all three of them to create each of the hearts.

I attached the three hearts with some Pinflair glue Gel, as I like to move it around when I have it on the card, and attached the single heart with some foam pads, as I knew exactly where I wanted that to be.

I will be entering one of these cards into the following challenges:

Just Us Girlsphoto inspiration

Cardz 4 Galzinspired by a song

Die Cuttin Divasanything goes

Watercooler Wednesday challenges anything goes






20 thoughts on “Love is all around

  1. I always love the look of monotone layers with detailed embossing! And you have really done a beautiful job on this! I love your work! Thank you for playing along with us at Watercooler Wednesday this week!


  2. Love certainly is around in your beautiful white on white collection of hearts. Very romantic and I really love each of those beautiful heart shapes and embossed backgrounds. Thanks for joining us at the WWC#121 Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.


  3. Such gorgeousness! Lovely cardstock layering, and beautifully elegant white on white creation. Truly a work from the heart. I love singing while making my cards, and it sounds like you do, too! So happy to see you at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge. Thanks for joining in with your lovely artwork. Hope to see more of your pretty creations in our future challenge themes! Please check back to see if you have won a badge. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
    {Creative Smiles – my little crafting world}


  4. I love this card – it is so elegant. A little bit of info for you on Love is all around – it was written and performed by The Troggs – Chris Britton is one of the Troggs who was the guitarist and he lives in my village in Hampshire and is a friend of mine. Small world! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge


    • Thank you for the comment – and what interesting information about the ‘tie-in’. My goodness. Small world indeed. Pass on my regards to Chris for one of my all-time favourite songs. 🙂 🙂


  5. Love your cascading hearts and how intricate each one of them are. Your card turned out lovely! Thanks for being with us at Just Us Girls this week!


  6. Oh my, what an absolutely STUNNING card. It’s simply gorgeous….I have no words!!! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at Just Us Girls, hope to see you there again!!!


  7. What wonderful lacy die-cut hearts you’ve used. Having the hearts arranged against the lovely embossed background, this card really does live up to your title of “love is all around”. The result is so elegant, too, with all the layers in monotone. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.


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