Inky Impressions Challenges No. 28

Morning All, have you seen the Inky Impressions Challenge for the next two weeks? It is all about Luuurve (aka: Love).

Think Valentine!

Show the Luurve by adding hearts and pink to your project! But it doesn’t just have to be for Valentine’s day, it could be for anniversaries, thinking of you etc.

Here is my DT make for the challenge and before you scroll down, there is a hidden space for a secret message to your loved one on this card…can you spot it? 😉

I’ve used Angelica’s Lantern and matched her with Basic Grey Sugar Rush. I’ve used a doily to trim the heart shape and then hand stitched a border using the stitch in this tutorial here and beads.

Angelica has been coloured with PrismaColor pencils and Sansodor.

The sentiment was printed and I’ve doodled with Prismacolor Premier Illustration Marker and used a beaded straight stitch and button to decorate the sentiment seal.

So what about the secret message space?

Did you spot the beads sticking out from the top of the heart? Well the heart is a little pocket and if you pull the beads you will find a little piece of Sugar Rush paper stamped on the back with lines and decorated with glittery swirls and an itsy bitsy tassel.

You can write a secret message to your loved one and no one else will ever have to know – Tee Hee 🙂

I’ve popped this new card into my Etsy shop.

Have a Love Filled day



StampAngelica’s Lantern; HOTP swirls and lines

Ink – VersaFine Onyz black

Colouring – PrismaColor Pencils

PapersBasic Grey Sugar Rush

Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; Scissors; Double-sided tape

Other – Doily; Beads; thread; Computer; Printer; Button; Stickles glue; Prismacolor Premier Illustration Marker

Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 26 Comments


    Good morning Kim, wow hunny what a totally stunning card, love that image and all that lovely detail. Hope you are well, will catch you on facebook one of these days! hugs Linda x

  2. CelticWoman

    Kim it is a lovely card, the image is darling but your colors are what make this card just sit up and stand high, beautiful job. Sandi

  3. Frazzled Crafts

    Fantastic image for the greeting Kim, love the surrounding doily round the heart – another super card! Liz x

  4. Elaine aka Quixotic

    Still on the Sugar Rush kick then! 🙂

    Loving this, it's fab and the beaded message tag is awesome!

  5. Crystal

    AWWW Kim this looks amazing, I LOVE the doily you added to this beauty!!! WOW and the stitching beads looks fabulous thanks for the tutorial!!!! The secret message is just the SWEETEST!!! Oh my word LOVE this girl!!! Awesome job with the challenge!

  6. strawberry fields

    This is beautiful Kim. Love the beads and the secret message! My goodness I completely forgot about Valentine's Day this year!
    Fiona x

  7. Shary

    Brilliant card Kim love the secret message bit!! Gorgeous!!

  8. Risa

    Wow…Your card is stunning Kim! Such a super cute image and the details are fab!

  9. Cheryl Walker

    Beautiful job Kim!!Your card turned out darling, and love the image you used!! Tooo sweet!
    cheryl Walker

  10. WOW! Kim, your details are always so amazing hun!! I just adore this girl!! These images are sooo sweet and so fun!! 🙂 HUGS

  11. Manunamoral

    Good morning darling,

    Very perfect ever.

    Tanks coments in my blog.

    I admire you very, I am its fan.



    Bjotas sonoras.

  12. Martine

    ooo this is gorgeous hun, wonderful papers , embellies and image, adore the secret message too 🙂



  13. Emily

    That is such a great card, I love all the beading x

  14. Kim Y.

    your card is so beautiful, Kim! Loving all the details!

  15. CraftyC

    Aww, what a cute card Kim, love yopur handmade heart!

  16. jackiescrafts

    Hi Kim, sorry I've not been over to visit your blog for a while, I've been busy and the time just seems to fly by

    I love your heart card and the idea of the pocket for a secret message is brilliant

    Jackie x

  17. Danni

    How fun!! Very cute!

  18. Lil Daffodil

    Hi Kim,
    Beautiful, colourful, gorgeous and a wonderful image. I love it.
    Fiona x

  19. The Crafty Goat Girl

    Hi Kim, woweee this is just beautiful! Love the image and how you have added the lovely doily lace around the heart, simply stunning! hugs Heidi xx

  20. suzy

    Wow! Great card!

  21. Sarpreet

    Absolutely gorgeous card, love it,love the hand made heart, the stitching and the secret message panel

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