Thursday, 6 February 2014

...because he doesn't do 'mush'....

There are oodles of doilies in my 'resources' box, I have new heart dies fresh out the bag, I have beads, bling, ribbons and pearls, but DH doesn't do mush, so for a Valentines possibility I dug the Ocean Bound stamp set out and mixed in a little Splat That.

I stamped off the splatter on a piece of scratch paper first and used the second impression on my card front - I added the sentiment directly over that. Popped up the anchor on dimensional foam and stuck the panel to the card front and then thought that I should have punched a wee hole at the top of the anchor and added a little string, but I'll be darned if I am going to risk mangling that wee anchor cut out - it was a cut file from the co-ordinating Ocean Bound cut file set, I have already packed the silhouette away and I don't feel like dragging it out time...

Just in case DH feels like the message on the front is getting a little heavy (remember this guy does not do mush) I lightened up the card by calling him 'Sailor boy' on the inside, not sure how that will go down....

I am finding that wee Splat That set absolutely un-put-downable today, it just worked so well with Ocean Bound - I've stamped it in pale blues to give a sort of watery grounding for the wee boat.

And since DH is also not a hoarder in any shape or form I added a wee note to the back of the card to let him know what to do with it, when he's finished..... I love this little stamp from Make your Mark.

Hope it tickles!


  1. I may have to CASE the front as I have someone who is definately being my anchor just now!
    GORGEOUS project :-D

  2. A wonderful 'non mushy' design Claire! Love the blue and red colors!

  3. What a classy but sassy Valentine. Wonderful!

  4. Gorgeous! I can't understand your DH not keeping special cards that you've made him!

  5. Stupendous of course. Yep, mine doesn't do mush either. I love this - I wanted to make a card for eldest g/daughter's 21st tomorrow and have just stuffed up one - your card has given me an idea! On to number 2!

  6. Simple and very easy on the eye. Nice!

  7. Wonderful cards my dear! And yes they both tickle! Mush or no mush!!! :)

  8. Love this CAS card. I was hoping this was a new die set..... But now I do need that Splat set.......nice enabling!

  9. Tell me, what Irish male does 'mush'? - you'd have to go far to find one I imagine LOL !!
    Great card which is very meaningful with no 'mush' at all.

  10. Behind on the blog, evidently. My husband doesn't do mush either and I hoard enough for the two of us. I like the idea of using the recycle stamp to give implicit permission to shed the card! Never thought of it that way.

  11. Great cards! I don't know if mine likes mush or not, I just kind of force it on him.


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