Monday, 9 February 2009

My Little Valentine...

I spend far too much time on my PC Blog hopping instead of actually crafting but when I came across this challenge at Pink Petticoat I just had to have a go at it.

I had been racking my brains for a gift for my hubby and as I don't like the hype that goes off in the shops with these occasions my first thought was to decorate a jar and add notes as to why I loved him, but when I saw these little beauties I knew they were perfect so I decided to make these instead.

I made 12 which is the number associated with Valentines, Red Roses etc. Each one has one of the little cards inside with a reason why I love him and a chocolate heart.

I chose 3 colour schemes from the Little Dots paper range, Willow and Sage, Ocean and Duck Egg and Chocolate and Stone. Each was printed with the plain co-ordinating colour on the inside, I followed the instructions that Liz has added to her Blog, they were so easy to make.

The coloured circles were cut from the remaining papers with the white ones computer generated on a label programme, the outside ring reads 'Reasons why I Love you' and the inside ring is just ~ X ~ repeated to form a circle. I cut the white circles using my small scalloped circle nestabilities and the coloured ones were cut on my old sizzix. I finished them off with a string tie both top and bottom.

I then showed off my little Valentines boxes to my Daughter Sarah and she got me to make a set of them for her, for these she chose the colour Crimson and Black, I printed both papers in that colour from the Little Dots range plus the Crimson in the Pretty Doodles range as well.

Here are Sarah's collection made exactly the same way I just changed the colours on the labels to black.

So thats what kept me busy yesterday. I am so pleased with the finished result, I hope the men in our lives are!!

Today is also my eldest Son's birthday, I know he doesn't read this blog but 'Happy Birthday' to Wayne, he is 33 today!



Mandy said...

great idea these are , and such a sweet thing to do for your hubby i bet he will be really touched!

lola rose said...

What a FANTASTIC idea Maz! i Love the colours you've chosen - I think the guys are going to love these.
Thank you so much for joining in the challenge : )

Brodders said...

Maz they are fab. Maz I have to make some labels like yours for some wedding favours could you contact me to let me know what programme you used i would be very grateful xxxx

misteejay said...

Super idea and they look so sweet

Toni :o)

Caroline said...

Hi Maz, I'm not a blogger (although I did set one up ages ago, really should look at it again!), just happened across these by chance from Pink Petticoat website and am so impressed by them that I felt compelled to comment and let you know what a fantastic idea it is!!

rie said...

These are lovely gives such a personal touch , very romantic too
love marie xx

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