Thursday, 13 February 2014

Bloody Valentine Blog Hop!

"And, straining, fastens on her lips a kiss,
 That seemed to suck the life-blood from her heart!"

Edgar Allan Poe

This inspired me to make a card using 'bleeding heart' images...

I printed both my images
 (Bleedinghearts300 from British Isles Artworks and 'bleeding hearts' by Rebecca Sinz)
 on watercolour paper and then watercoloured them with Memento Re-Inkers.
I tore out each image and then distressed them with 'scattered straw' distress ink.
Each image was matted onto handmade paper and then layered onto a beige card base.
Finally I added a metal heart.

This was my DT card for LOC Challenge Blog as part of the

I am also submitting this to

Happy Crafting!


  1. Ohhhhhhh I love your card, the bleeding heart images are perfect for a Valentine (or anti-Valentine!) Thanks for joining us for our very first Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge!

  2. Fabulous Card Susan! Thanks for being part of the Bloody Valentine hop at LOC! Mo xxx

  3. Love this! Gorgeous colouring. Thanks for joining the first Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge!

  4. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'Valentine's Day/Love' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  5. Very cool. I love the bleeding heart "flowers" used to have a couple of those bushes/trees in Alberta. Thanks for joining our first challenge at SoSS

  6. Beautiful card, and I love the matching backingpapers! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

  7. What a stunning card you have made here which fits perfectly the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this fortnight of “Valentine’s day/love”. Lovely to see that you have used a Sweet pea Stamps image. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

  8. Beautiful water coloring! And those bleeding hearts are fantastic images. Thanks for joining us in our first snarky challenge.

  9. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers

  10. Fabulous card! Love that you matched the background image with the main one! Thanks for playing along with out first challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  11. Such an interesting image! Love the bleeding hearts! Thanks for joining in the fun at DTBST at Sassy Studio Designs. Good Luck!
    Debbie M - SSD DT

  12. So perfectly distressed! I love your colouring & that fabulous charm. I'm so glad you came to play with our first-ever Snarky Sisters challenge!

  13. Gorgeous creations! I love your piece!

  14. That's lovely. I really like how you have reflected the bleeding hearts in both images there :-)
    Thank you for playing along at QUOTH THE RAVEN.

    IKE x
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  15. You have made a wonderful card here. It's fantastic to see that you have used a Sweet Pea Stamps image. Thanks for taking part in the One Sweet Challenge this month of “love” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stamp Design Team xxx

  16. Love the 2 images together! Looks great! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs DTBST challenge! HUGS

    SSD DT

  17. Love the bleeding hearts! Awesome card! Thanks for joining our first challenge at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  18. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing at PunkyouGirl this month too Susan! mo xxx

  19. Fantastic card! thank you for playing along with us at Quoth the Raven

  20. Great card and I love the quote!

    Thank you so much for entering the challenge at PunkYouGirl!



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