Monday, 26 January 2015

Love always


Hi everyone, hope all of the aussies have had a great Australia Day!
It's back to work for me tomorrow, The school term has come around so quickly!

I recycled a Johnnie Walker scotch package to cut these gears and cogs. It's a bit hard to see but there are 2 shades of red.
I diecut a heart, glued on the arrangement then stuck that onto a card base.
I diecut a heart from the top layer, stamped and embossed the sentiment, then ran it through my cuttlebug with an impression plate. I fitted this over the base card.

The heart with the cogs on it was cut from a scrap of white card, so I'm visiting the playground at

The Card Concept has a love theme with this inspiration pic.

I was inspired by the woodgrain and the reds. I think my card fits the clean and layered category.

At Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge the theme is have a heart.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

At Uniko Studio Challenge the theme is love and friendship.

I think this card would be ok for a guy so I'm also linking up to the masculine challenge at

Edited to add: I'm also linking up to the challenge at Time Out where it's a valentine theme with the optional twist of having a heart.

Supplies:
Memory Box gear dies; Papertrey Ink woodgrain inpression plate; MPress heart die; Annabelle Stamps sentiment; versafine ink & clear ep.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

30 comments:

  1. Hi Cathy. Love your card - what a great mixture of textures. Happy Australia Day to you, too - from down here in Hobart.
    Helen

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  2. Squeal! Cathy, this is just stunning!! How cleverly done - love those cogs/gear dies then topped with the heart aperture in the embossed white card - sigh, just perfect!

    And I love that you upcycled Johnie Walker packaging too :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  3. This is the most creative way to use those cogs & gears in a love card! Fabulous texture and design!!

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  4. This is an awesome masculine valentine card, thanks so much for linking up at Uniko Studio :) Hugs Bev x

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  5. You did what now? You fussy cut all those stunning gears out of the packaging for Johnnie Walker? What? But they are perfect, like a die cut. Perhaps I need a lie down or some Johnnie Walker. However you did it, this is spectacular, Cathy!! Another sure winner! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. I would call this a romantic, steam punk CAS card! Amazing! Who would have thought that existed? Love it!

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  7. Stunning, Cathy! Love the glorious cogs in the heart - so creative :)

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  8. So cool and unique design! Love it

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  9. Love the cogs & gears. so cool inside the heart. Thank you for sharing with us at the Card Concept!

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  10. Very inventive Cathy - love your new creative bent.... Mxxx

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  11. This is a work of art! So bright and colorful and shiny. I love how you fit all those gears in that heart shape.

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  12. Wow! Love the shimmer on the cogs inside the heart and the lovely woodgrain texture. A very masculine feel to this card. Love it. Thanks so much for joining in with our Uniko Studio challenge. xx

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  13. What an AWESOME design! I just love it! My hubby would too!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Crafty Gals Corner!
    -Samantha
    Crafty Gals Corner - DT Coordinator
    Crafty Gals Corner

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  14. Just spotted this in the UNiko gallery CAthy, what a unique take, love this funky look. Thanks for joining Uniko and Time Out

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  15. What a great idea to fill the heart with those cogs. Makes a super card!

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  16. Cathy, your card is terrific with the woodgrain and gear! Thank you for sharing your creation with The Card Concept!

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  17. Anything with cogs and I'm immediately hooked, I love this!! The textured woodgrain effect and clever use cogs into a heart shape.Thanks for entering at the Crafty Gals Corner Challenge

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  18. Very cool CAS design, so stylish! Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

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  19. How cool are those metallic gears! I love them for the background of your heart. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Gals Corner, too!

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  20. So very cool, Cathy ... love the chunky shimmeriness of the gears and cogs with the softness of the valentine heart ... brilliant! Anita :)

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  21. Great card for a man! Love that you used the coqs; it is so cool! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

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  22. Fabulous card Cathy! Oh my word I am amazed at you fussy cutting all those little gears, they look amazing, love it.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  23. You've done a wonderful job of recycling that box! A perfect card for that guy in your life!

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  24. Very clever recycling, it's a gorgeous card.

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  25. Never seen cogs used in this way before. Stunning card. Hugs Mrs A.

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  26. Your card is so clever Cathy and the cogs look amazing! Another reason to stock up on Johnny walker LOL! Hugs xx

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  27. Brilliant card! I love how you've used the cogs, lovely design. xx

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  28. I love the way this turned out.

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