Sunday, 20 February 2011

Commissioned Valentine's Card

My work colleague asked me to make a Valentine's card for his fiance and I was really touched so wanted to make it extra special. The only guidance he gave me was that it should be pink and cartoon type characters would be okay. I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to use one of my cute squares from Lili of the Valley - the rest came together quite easily and I was really proud of the finished card. I really love this style and use Bev as my inspiration (check out the stunning cards on her blog).

The flowers wouldn't fit in a normal envelope so I made a matching box tied with pink satin ribbon for the card to be given in instead.

Image - Love & Romance Cute Squares from Lili of the Valley
Papers - Madly In Love by Die Cuts With a View
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Sentiment - Stamp Calendars by Lili of the Valley
Ticket - Whimsy Shapeology Ticket Die & Ticket Sentiments Stamp Set
Punch - Lace Hearts by Martha Stewart
Roses -
Pearls - Nail Gems from Poundland
Ribbon - Pink Satin Ribbon from The Range
Card Blank - 148mm Square Scalloped Cards from Craftwork Cards

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:


  1. I bet your colleague was delighted, it's a lovely card x

  2. Lovely card, Thank you for joining us for Little Claires 1st challenge. Mary x

  3. Fabulous, I'm sure the recipient was thrilled with it. xxx

  4. Oh WOW!!! thats just stunning!! and a perfect size box too, I bet your client and his partner were both delighted xx

  5. Your card is gorgeous and the papers are beautiful.Thanks for playing along this weeks LOTV Challenge!

  6. Very cute. Thank you for playing along this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


  7. Oh wow what a stunning card! thank you for playing with us at BTC&G and good luck! X

  8. What a stunning card Laura, love the papers with that image xxx

  9. Stunning - so much detail and thanks for joining us at IDIC this week
    Debbie xx

  10. Great card, thats a lovely image and love the flowers

  11. This is gorgeous sweetie, thank you for joining us at Lili of the valley with our colour challenge this week, big hugs love Pops x x x x

  12. Absolutely gorgeous card and I bet the recipient was thrilled with it. I used that image on my DH's Valentine.

  13. Oh my gosh! This is beautiful, I bet your colleague loved it eh!?

    The matching box is fabulous as well.
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at IDIC this week xx

  14. Your card is STUNNING! I love the image, and the layout is gorgeous. What a lovely card for your colleague's fiancee......I'm sure she was thrilled with it. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week.......hugs, Ali x

  15. I bet the lady on the receiving end was blown away, it's beautiful.

  16. Wow...what a gorgeous card. I am sure the lady was thrilled. You even made a specila box for it!!! I love the design, the details, the DP...everything. Thanks for joining The Crafty Pad for its red, pink, black challenge this week. XX

  17. So many gorgeous details!!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful project for the By The Cute & Girly's red + 1 challenge!

    Tammy xx

  18. This is oh so lovely. Gorgeous details and colours. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs, Hanna

  19. What stunning work thanks for joining us at the creative cottage hugs Rebekah xx