Friday, February 16, 2018

You want a Valentine card as well???

OK, ok, rubber arm twisted.  Just because it's the last day of Leigh SB Design's My Dark Valentine hop.  You can have a card... AND an envelope!

A blank card made of kraft, sprinkled Paper Artsy Infusions and spritzed.  The card curled quickly, giving the 2-directional streaming

The inside I stamped the XXL Carabelle stamp, Steampunk Mechanique, and wrote a poem for it:
When Cupid’s sharp arrow doth strike,
All thoughts of food are fled:
I am a sandwich short of a picnic,
A few noodles short of a chow mein!

In love and thus  blind.
No longer the brightest bulb in the box.
The lights are on, but I am not home:
Shipped but not delivered  - lost, so  lost for love.

Undelivered, Alack!  I am not the fastest ship in the fleet.
My heart  rends me a few keys short of a keyboard,
A few cogs short of the gear change
That would  bring together Toi et Moi

Cupid thou Nasty Cherub
I would change thine aim
But thou hast reft me of mine sanity,
Missing a few buttons on the remote,
A few keys short of a keyboard.

A few cogs short

In my heart.

And the front of the card:

The Cheery Lynn die, Hearts #2  has 3 different colours of embossing powder. The cogs were diecut from a juice carton, alcohol ink-treated.
Stencilgirl S271 Angel Circle, L157 city scape, Club 05-2017
Carabelle stamp set :Textes:  Zoom sur 1 souvenir.  Sorry I can't find it on their website, nor the one I bought it from.

As for the envelope... I hope it's got enough postage - that 20cent one better not be prophetic.

That Mocking bird that took out Poe last month is back, aiming at the cat???
Maybe there's more to it than that - an winged easter bunny with an egg-bomb?
Some love-sick boy getting his come-uppance?
 Zoom out, we want to see the whole thing to make our own minds up:
Can you see the postie daring to deliver this to anyone's letterbox???

Stencil Girl's Mixed Media Mail stencil's words pop up in serendipitous places, to comment.  A Silver Crow Creations rubber stamp simulates an Addressee.  Digi stamps include Delicious Doodles for the postage stamps (Cranial Caress and Samhain), Bloobel the Sick Boy and Kitteh, Ike's "Greece" is the building-courtyard scene.  Smeared Ink's Winged Grumpy and our hostess, Leigh SB Designs have the Oddleigh Mocking Bird, the egg, and the quote.


  1. *jumping u and down whistling and applauding!!!* FANTASTIC verse and card :D XXX

    1. I love your perpetual enthusiasm for this blog - it is thoroughly reciprocated.

  2. Totally amazing verse and fabulously creative card and envie.All I can say is WOW! xxD

  3. Bwahahaha, that pesky Mockingbird is ruling the envelope for your wicked cool card! Insanely awesome poem, pun intended LOL! Thanks for using LeighSBDesigns stamps on your projects and for playing in the MY DARK VALENTINE Blog Hop!

  4. :) wonderful mechanical but also filigree heart :) - great work.
    I linked the work now correctly at you and named dream in darkness, because I found it here :).

    Hugs, Senna

    1. Good for you Senna, I can see your link on the Challenge page now :)

  5. Fantastic verse and amazing creations. Thank you for using my image there too. xx

  6. Terrific verse and creations. So much to appreciate!


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