Monday 24 January 2011

Sassy Valentine Book Card.

Hi Blogger's......

I was thrilled to receive a message from Cheryl Ager of Sassy Cheryl's Digital Stamps, asking if I would like to be one of her featured SASSY FRIENDS!    What an honour ....... I love Cheryl's digital illustrations. I bought my first one the 'Country Girl' from Squigglefly ages ago and I've added quite a few since then..........But hang on a moment.... who do I follow........
OMG..... MARLENE!!!!!  She's a hoot.......what an act to follow, give yourself a treat if you haven't paid her blog a visit yet ........ but be warned, you might blush!
I can't compete with her chat so I'll just get on with my project.

Thanks so much Cheryl, I had such fun making my Sassy Valentine Book Card using your
 Beary Valentine Stamp.

The Valentine Bear was coloured with Copic Markers and cut out to sit popped up over the red glittery heart.

 I used my Pazzles Inspiration to cut the large heart and the swirly heart overlay which sits over more glittery card.

You can see from the side the folded card that makes up The 'pages' of this book . Using the PI to cut dash lines makes the folding very easy though you could do the same with a Scor-Pal.

With the book open you can see the recess for a small gift or just a sentiment.  I've added two chocolate hearts wrapped in stamped tissue paper.
The inside of the book has been kept very simple with a layer of red card followed by some co-ordinating dp
A small pocket holds a gift card  which is where I've added a written message.

This project is made in three stages:

1. The folded square, which represents the pages. I punched a lace edge on the top fold of mine.
2. The card shape made with a spine wide enough to cover the depth of the pages. Again I punched the lace edge back and front.
3. Glue the folded square to the back page of the card shape, lining up the spine and decorate!

To close my book card I added some distressed seam binding as well as some linen threaded hearts.

I have to tell you I was inspired to make my book card by seeing this beautiful one made by Tina. Check out the link if you want to try one for yourself.
My second card uses an illustration Cheryl very kindly donated to Jak Heath's apeal for Katie Renz.

How cute is this l'il dude setting of for a spot of fishing...... I've dressed him in green with some DP from  Basic Grey's origins paper pad.   The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps.   Click on the link to find out how you can help Katie and her family. Thanks.

Thanks for calling past today and thanks again Cheryl.

See you soon.



Betty Benton said...

Well, Sassy Cheryl fans are really getting a treat with your Valentine "book" and the little fisherman card! Way to go, Sue --you've done a top notch job!

craftieodmae said...

I absolutely love the book! OMS! Awesome card too!

Sassy Cheryl said...

Thank you for being the Featured Sassy Friend this week! Your work is amazing and I am honored to have you!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Your book is awesome there GF! I love the card it totally rocks! Off to check out Marlene's blog!

Juls said...

love your book card, its just amazing! Hugs Juls

Candy said...

I am in love with your Valentine Book Card - what a treasure that is!!!
The 'little fisherman' is delightful.
Your work is outstanding!!!
Hugs, Candy

Cathy said...

Hi Sue, Congratulations on being the Sassy Friend this week!!! Your projects are so perfect. Love your creations as always!!!

CraftinGranny said...

Super adorable cards Sue! I love the book card and you've decorated it perfectly. Don't think I've seen one of these before. Thanks for the inspiration. "Hugs" Carol

Patti P. said...

Congrats on being featured, you deserve it! This is a beautiful the heart overlay and your coloring is awesome as always. Sorry I haven't been around in a while....been a rough month or so and hopefully now I am back to visiting and playing some. Take care.

Shirley said...

The card book is such an awesome creation and I love the heart overlay you created. Someone is going to get quite the treat. Oh and I absolutely adore the cute little fisherman card, too. Congrats on being a Sassy Friend.

Selma said...

Congratulations Sue for being the featured Sassy Friend. Your work is always awesome. This book is fabulous. I bet that took a lot of tiime to create. The card is precious. Love the little guy.

Lorraine said...

Congratulations Sue, wow I just love this book, just gorgeous. Hugs xx

Shirley-Anne said...

Congrats , well deserved . Love your book project it's amazing . Super card too love the coordinating colours and the image is so darn cute.

Deborah Frings said...

The Valentine Book is just amazing!! Such a wonderful project.

I love the little boy fishing - that's a cute image. Great colours too.

Edna Morrisedie said...

Great job with all the hearts on the first and the image atop the heart on the front is very catching!

And I LOVE fishing images, don't ask me why, a childhood thing I think... isn't this one fab too, great work as always Sue!

Mary G. said...

Beautiful book!!! You did a great job with it! LOVE the card. Gorgeous colors and that image is just adorable!