Sunday 1 February 2015

Empty Box Project #5 - Valentine for a Child

My mum somehow acquired some pink deckle- edged cards, and for many years she used to leave one for each of us outside our bedroom doors on valentine's day. They had hearts drawn with biro and a question mark where the sender's name would be. It's a lovely memory.

This card is for my four-year-old grandson. The bubble background is a Creative Expressions stamp  and the fishes and sentiment are from an old magazine freebie by Pink Petticoat - grabbed from my 'empty box project' box.  I glittered up the red bits with Wink of Stella.

On New Year's day I revealed my stamping shame - a big box of unused stamps - and started my Empty Box project. My aim is to work through the box , one stamp/ stamp set at a time and see if I can use them. If I can't use them, I will dispose of them. The aim is to finish with an empty box.

I'd like to enter:
Card Mania add some red 
Perfectly Rustics hugs and kisses
Aloha Friday   Valentine's /love 
Less is More Little Ones 
Addicted to CAS  hugs and kisses 


chrissie said...

Such a beautiful idea and a really fun fun card

Love Chrissie

Unknown said...

Such a cute and fun card! Thanks for sharing it over at Addicted to CAS!

Joan said...

I'm loving your empty box cards Marina and this is just so cute. I have to admit that I have every stamp set you gave used up to now and they are just gathering dust, time to follow your example me thinks!


Kathyk said...

As you say, such a wonderful memory and your card is lovely too


Pia S said...

You've got many treasures in that box of shame! This is a really cute stamp, love the background, the circles make a great underwater scene.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Super fun and cute card
Great idea for our challenge and thanks so much for playing along
Less is More

Bonnie said...

Love these sweet fish and the bubbly background, Marina! A perfect card for a little boy! I love your idea of emptying out that box of unused stamps. So glad you shared with us at ATCAS!

Creations by Shirl said...

Love your V-Day fishy card... super cute! Thanks for joining Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge!

Chrissie said...

This is a real sweetie!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sharnee Torrents said...

Dear Marina,
WOW this is a super cute card! I love that you kept it simple but with the wonderful effects of the background and the pop of red sooo makes this card fabulous!! Perfect card for our Hugs and kisses challenge! Thanks for joining with us at Perfectly Rustics,
SMiles SHarnee :)

Anne said...

What a good idea Marina and love that bubble background to your card!
Thanks for joining us this week at LIM
Less is More

Taunya Butler said...

Love your idea about your box - I should do something similar so thank you for the inspiration!! Happy I stopped by - this card is clever, cute and fun with a cool, hip background!!! Hope your day is happy!!

Cathie Borowski said...

I love how all the elements come together on this card, great work. Thanks for joining the Perfectly Rustics Hugs and Kisses Challenge. Cathie DT

Kim Butterworth said...

Love the fish and that background looks awesome. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

iluszka said...

Lovely card!!! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania :) Good luck!!! iluszka DT

Sharnee Torrents said...

Hey there Marina,
we all loved your card and had to pick it as a Runner up!! YAY for you!!! DOn't forget to grab your new badge!!
SMiles SHarnee and the Perfectly Rustic's team :)

Deepti said...

So pretty! Love the intricate die cut edge :) Thank you for sharing with ATCAS!

scrapfantazje said...

Lovely card! Thank you for participating Card Mania Challenge. Good luck:)

Marzena DT