I know there are many challenges out there gearing up for valentines day but sometimes you might care for someone but not as a Valentine, and lets face it there aren't many cards out there that just say happy Valentines day thanks for being a friend are there.
I was at a bit of a stand still itching to craft but not at the point of wanting to make valentines for the sake of it so I needed inspiration. My hubby bought me a book I asked for 'A card a day' and have to say it wasn't quite what I expected and was a bit disappointed. Yes it has 365 cards in it many very simple and non decrepit but I thought it would be like an occasion to send a card every day, hence my disappointment. Anyway I decided to add to this book as a few of the days did have things like Martin Luther King day or doctors day so I spent one afternoon googling each date of the year and I found a few more. Many were a bit odd and also just applied or were celebrated in the far east and again some just in the Us but those I thought I could work with I wrote on the appropriate days in my book.
I looked for inspiration and found 2 days coming up in january. The first I think is from the US , well as neither say international they both probably are but I think the world should adopt them both.
The first is on January 21st and is national hugging day, when you should give out hugs. I thought that this might get you into trouble if you just went around and started hugging each person you saw in the street so how about creating a card to give to those you care about or special friends so it's not a hands on hug but telling them that you care. My son has a couple of special friends at school and those that are female have boyfriends so hugging them probably wouldn't go down well and neither would giving his male friends a hug either so I decided to make some cards to give them. I have only done 2 so far but feel more on the way, in between the birthdays etc I still have to do, so why not join me and together we can make the world a happier friendly place as everyone feels better when they get a hug don't they?
This is the first hug and I used a bugaboo freebie image, just think its so cute. I mounted on white glitter card and black gloss card which I dry embossed with a grid pattern, coloured the image with promarkers and added a peel-off 'hugs'. I made it like a plate card so made a stand for it. I'd like to enter this wee hug into the following challenges:-
catch the bug- embossing
Scrap creations-love is in the air(hope hugs count)
Flourishes-red,pink and white and valentines(not strictly valentines but definitely affection)
There she goes-red, pink, grey and white
The Corrosive challenge-layout
My second hug I used a woj image I was sent forever ago so long I can't remember who it was from. Again coloured with promarkers which I also used to colour the ribbon as I didn't have the right shade. The papers and cards were all from my scraps file so again yonks old and the flowers I got just before christmas but if I say last year does that make them old. The card candy I used in the flower centres , please excuse the still wet glue just noticed how bad it looks in the piccy. I would like to enter into these challenges:-
WOJ -layout using hug in a mug
If the shoe fits-ribbons and bows
Order of the Opus gleui-tropical well I would say my colour scheme definitely has a tropical taste
TPE-aqua,orange and pink
Oldie but goodie-bright and cheerful (I've had this image forever and never used it along with most of the papers and cards.
Fab and funky-warm colours hope tropical counts
Oh thought I better say in case some of you are wondering, the other date is 26th of January and it's Spouses day when you should tell your spouse how much you care.