Thursday, 7 January 2016

Laura's Loft Hop and Shop- Love Grows Here

Have a peek at Robbie's work here if you missed it!

Valentines Day....would could be more romantic than staring at your loved one over a cup of hot steaming coffee, right? Maybe it's because the temperature just dropped and it snowed today, but I couldn't help but be inspired for my Valentine's project by the thought of a nice hot cup of... well your choice...cocoa, coffee, tea, mulled cider.... 
So without further ado:
I cut a blank white card with a heart aperture using my Silhouette machine. You could also use dies or hole punches to get a similar effect. 
Using My Favorite Things Abstract Art collection I stamped brushstrokes down the side of the card using Distress Inks in Festive Berries, Barn Door, Fired Brick and Picked Raspberry and Memento Inks in Lady Bug and Rhubarb Stalk or any shades of red and pink you prefer. Draw a line around the aperture using a black gelly roll if you wish. 
On separate card stamp the cat with coffee cup from Newton's Coffee set by Newton's Nook using black Memento Ink pad. Colour with markers or pencils (I used Prismacolor pencils). Fussy cut.  For the inside using Rangers Round Mini Ink Blending Foam and some Distress Ink in Festive Berries to soften the outside of the heart. Over stamp with the coffee beans from the Newton's coffee set using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Stamp the sentiment in Memento black ink.

And the envelope designed to match. The process is the same. I then used my Lettermate template and a Black Gelly Roll to address it. 

This months fantastic prize package!

WRMK Heatwave Pen Starter Set, WRMK Next Level EF "Gemstone", LL/DCB Sequins "Garden Splendor" & VT Enamel Dots "Autumn"

How to enter the blog hop giveaway: 
There are several ways to enter and the more comments you make in the different social media outlets, the more entries you earn! It is required that you comment on each blog in the Hop.  After that, you are encouraged to like, and comment on our Facebook page, tag on our Instagram post and pin on Pinterest, as well as share on your own pages. The participant with the most entries wins the fabulous prize package! How cool is that!?!

CHRISTMAS STAMPS AND DIES are 45% off!! Stock up now :)
Also order over $75 and get $10 off, code $10off75

Stop by and have a look at Sue's LOVEly creations here.... (sorry for the pun. No not sorry really)

In case you are lost here is the complete hop:
5. Heart of Craft ← you are here!
6. Sue T
7. Kim

Small print! For competition T&C's please see Laura's website. Some products in this post have been provided for use by Laura's Loft but all views are my own!


  1. I really love Newton's Nook!! your card is beautiful!

  2. Your card and envelope are so cute! I love them.

  3. What an awesome job, I love this stamp set and you made it gorgeous!

  4. Red passion!!! lovely card

  5. What purrrrfect cards! Coffee and cats! Awesome!

  6. I love your card...because it has a cat and coffee two things I love! Thanks for sharing!!!

  7. Your cards are so different and fabulous.

  8. O m g.kitty washed in love.

  9. I really like your cards the kitty is just way to cute!

  10. I love the way the brush strokes look on the card. Kitties and coffee are some of my favorite things

  11. adorable! I love the matching envelope.

  12. I love this stamp set, and you used it so creatively.