Thursday, 11 February 2010

Black and Red Valentine

My girls are all grown up now, but I still like to make them a little Valentine's treat.
This year I have gone for some lovely, soft, black and red liquorice,
layered up in a kilner jar,
with a matching red and black note card.
This is perfect for the challenge over at
Creative Inspirations,
where the theme is 'Red & Black Valentine'.
I have recently seen people using beads on their projects,
so I thought I would give this a try.
After stamping the heart, I pierced random holes in it with a pin
(I'm sure you must be able to buy a tool that does this more easily!)
and then I stitched on some little, tiny red beads with invisible thread.
It doesn't photo very well, but the actual look is really good
and it's nice to add some texture to the card.

Recipe -
Black and red card.
Heart stamp was free from a magazine.
Sweet Wishes stamp from WOJ Summer 2009 collection
Red, glass seed beads
Invisible thread
Black Ribbon



maxine said...

Lovely card and jar thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this week

Emma said...

Hi Caroline
Such a gorgeous pressie and card, love how you used the beads.
Marching on together!!! ;-)
Hugs Emma x

Cheryl said...

great card,thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this week hugs cheryl xxxxx

sugar n spice said...

Gorgeous card and gift idea. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week. hugs Suzi xx

Queenie said...

Beautiful card and yum love the jar!
Thanks for joining us over at the Creative inspirations challenge and good luck.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card and gift.
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations
hugs Mandy xx