Love is in the Air at Humble Pie

Zoe February 6, 2010 23

This week’s challenge over at Humble Pie is ‘Love is in the Air which would come as no surprise considering Valentines Day is just around the corner.

All the people who entered the flowery challenge last week received a surprise in their email – A digi of the newest Humble Pie character ‘Angel Maggie’. See what I created with her here. We would love to see your creative juices using Angel Maggie, but of course not a requirement to join in the humble fun!

This week the winner will receive the cute little Dusty stamp. For details check out Humble Pie. We look forward to seeing what you come up with this week!

The inspiration for my valentines card…

My inspiration this week came from memories of being in love as a teenager. I don’t know about you but friends and I would doodle all over our school diaries about our latest love and collect any momentos we had received, found or even snipped! (I remember even saving a lolly wrapper from one boy I ‘loved’). hehehe

I began with the ‘Maggie in Love’ stamp – exclusively available from The Town Scrapper – which I made 4 prints. I worked out which areas of the stamp I wanted to project and coloured those areas all the same with copic markers. I then cut all the sections out and using silicone and the papertole technique I created the depth I was after which you can see better in this close up image.

Then I designed up a pattern I wanted to use for the background on the computer and printed it out to use as my template to cut the different patterened papers. I have used October Afternoon – Sleep Tight & Pat-a-cake, My Minds Eye – Bloom & Grow collection and Just dreaming collection.

I stuck all the pieces to another sheet of card and then using stranded cotton added the stitching.

I stamped and doodled loving things as I would in my diaries and added little bits of ribbons and the button as cute momentos.

I drew the clouds on the paisely paper by My Minds Eye, inked the edges and added the eyelets as a decorative touch.

Finally, I added a cluster of ribbon and charm to represent snippets of hair I had taped to pages in photo albums. I am sure you are all going to think I was crazy now!! lol I probably am.

Must admit it’s rather funny looking back through some of the diaries I kept from those years.

There are many challenges using similar themes this week:

  1. Lexi’s Creations – Valentines
  2. Creative Card Crew – Valentines
  3. Lili of the Valley – Valentines
  4. Stampin for the weekend – Valentines
  5. Paper Play Challenges – Love Notes
  6. Stamp Something – Love Somethings
  7. Papertake Weekly – Love Actually
  8. Sophisticats Challenge – Love
  9. By the Cute and Girly – Love (got your name right this time girls! sorry)
  10. C.R.A.F.T. – Love / Valentine
  11. Charisma Cardz – I love you
  12. Inky Impressions – Charms
  13. The Pink Elephant – Pink  (Ellas Birthday – Congrats girls!)
  14. Cute Card Thursday – Spots and Dots (have used spotty and dotty pp)
  15. One Stop Craft Challenge – Make it personal (I think this fits in with my memories of collecting keepsakes of past boyfriends)

So after reading my inspiration for this card, did I manage to get you thinking back to your first little crushes?

Did you doodle all over your books and keep little momentos? Would love to hear that we were not the only ones!

Hope you are having a gorgeous weekend and thanks so much for stopping by.

Take care,


  1. Maria February 6, 2010 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    Hi Zoe – Another wonderful creation. I love your paper toling, your DP layout and all your embellies. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Maria

  2. Uptrot February 6, 2010 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    Aww cute image Zoe. You have put such a lot of thought and work into this card and its really pretty. Jill x

  3. Deirdre February 6, 2010 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    Zoe, stunning card. I love all the details and elements to it… a feast for the eyes.

    Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week. Deirdre x

  4. jane February 6, 2010 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    Zoe, your card is fab, your creations are a joy but i’m afraid the rules of by the cute and girly are only 1 card allowed, you can enter with different craft items, jewelry , boxes , flower arrangements, anything creative but must be different. So only 1 of your entries will count to be fair on others. janex

  5. Zoe - Make It Crafty February 6, 2010 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Jane, Thank you for the clarification. I’ll make sure not to get so overexcited next time or come up with some off the page ideas!

  6. gina February 6, 2010 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Brilliant card i just love the image you’ve used and all your embellies are fab. Shelley has given us a fantastic prize for you this week. Thanks for joining the OSCC and the Sophisticats Challenge this week. luv gina xxx

  7. Beryl Tyler February 7, 2010 at 1:19 am - Reply

    This is gorgeous. I love the design and the embellishments.
    Thank you for joining us at By the Cute and Girly.
    Beryl xx

  8. pinky February 7, 2010 at 1:32 am - Reply

    i love this card, its so funky and young and has so many little things to catch the eye besides the fabulous image. Thanks for sharing at BTC&G

  9. saskia February 7, 2010 at 2:47 am - Reply

    Oooh… so romantic!! Thanks for joining us at Lexi’s Creations with this LOVELY work!

    Saskia 🙂

  10. Victoria February 7, 2010 at 6:14 am - Reply

    wow this is fabulous, love the layering and the stitching. So much to look at!

    Thanks for joining in at Creative Card Crew this week


  11. deb February 7, 2010 at 8:43 am - Reply

    fabulous card, love all the special details! many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, have a great weekend, hugs Debx

  12. Mandy February 7, 2010 at 10:29 am - Reply

    Beautiful card, love the image and the pretty papers.
    Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats
    Hugs Mandy xx

  13. Avril Ann February 7, 2010 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    Zoe, Lush, I have to go check out that image, super cute, my daughter is looking for a card for her boyfriend and this would be perfect, good luck with all your challenges, thank you so much for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxx

  14. Georgie February 8, 2010 at 1:23 am - Reply

    Stunning work
    Thanks for playing along at lexis Creations

  15. Claire February 8, 2010 at 5:45 am - Reply

    What a lovely card – love all the wee bits – so much to look at! Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. this week in our Valentine challenge! Cheers Claire x

  16. Eiglas February 8, 2010 at 6:13 am - Reply

    Very cute card!
    Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T!

  17. Julie M February 9, 2010 at 5:28 am - Reply

    Oh what a cute card, Zoe. I love the image (especially that little kick-back foot!!), and all the details. I love to see eyelets on cards too, I’ve never fallen out of love with them!!!

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

    Julie :o)

  18. Mummylade February 9, 2010 at 6:33 am - Reply

    what an adorable card. Love all the details. I’m glad you joined the SFTW challenge this fortnight and good luck!

  19. Suzi February 9, 2010 at 10:45 am - Reply

    A Gorgeous card, love the image and the colouring. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Good luck in the draw.
    Hugs Suzi x

  20. Crafty Amy February 9, 2010 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    This is so cute I love your image and the way you have added so many little touches like buttons charms and stitching there is so much to see 😀
    Thanks for joining us at stampin’ for the weekend and good luck.

    X Amy x

  21. DeeDee February 10, 2010 at 1:20 am - Reply

    What a beautiful card! I love the image an the colors!

    Thank you for joining us at Stamp Soemthing this week!

    Hugs from Germay,

  22. Sandie February 10, 2010 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    Fantastic card. Love the image, so sweet. Great designgn and colours too.

    Thanks so much for joining us on Stampin’ for the Weekend and PaperPlay Challenges.

  23. CraftyC February 13, 2010 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Wow, your card is stunning. So much detail and gorgeous colours. Thanks for taking part in the LOTV Challenge!

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