Valentines craft and card tutorial with Bostik!

Today I’m bringing you my first Valentine craft and card tutorial as part of the Bostik Craft Bloggers Network. Every month Bostik send members of the network a pack containing crafty materials and challenge us to create something to share with our readers!

Bostik sent me:


A tube of Bostik Glu & Fix all purpose glue

Blu Tack foam pads

2 blank white cards

A foil heart shape box

Foam heart shape

2 silver pom poms

A4 of red card

A4 sparkly red felt


I enlisted my children and together we created two lovely cards and a tiny personalised book as a gift.

IMG_6840Badge Card

Adding a badge onto a card creates a wonderful 3d element plus it doubles as a small gift.

IMG_6832Start by cutting two heart shapes from the red felt and gluing them together using the Bostik Glu & Fix. Next attach a badge back or safety pin through the back of the felt.

IMG_6833Cut another heart from the red card and glue onto the top right hand side of your greetings card. My daughter made the heart into a balloon and drew a woman holding it.

We then used the Blu Tack foam pads to attach the badge onto the top of the red heart on the card.

IMG_6844Foam Heart Card

My youngest son made this card on his own by sticking the sparkly foam heart onto the front of a card using the Bostik Glu & Fix. Then he decorated the card using felt tips. Finally he used the Blu Tack foam pads to attach the two silver pom poms to the front.

IMG_6846Love Tiny Book in Gift Box

My eldest son folded some plain white paper together to make a concertina and then we made a book cover from the red card and glued the concertina inside.IMG_6836

Next he drew all the things that he loves inside the book and placed it inside the foil gift box to present to his Daddy. 🙂


The kids had a fabulous time getting creative and Daddy is sure to love his gifts come Feb 14th!


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Just a quick post to wish you all a very happy Valentine’s Day!

I’m not sure about love but frost has certainly been in the air of late and if that isn’t a good enough reason to snuggle up to someone then I don’t know what is!

Out and about the other day we took quite a few frosty pics near a canal. It was so cold that there wasn’t much time for hanging about to compose the perfect shot, but I think they are pretty none the less. It’s also a great opportunity to remind yourself that cold weather may be inconvenient at times, but it can also be very beautiful.

As ever I am looking forward to spring and all the wonderful fairs and events on the calendar. On that note, there’s still a couple of days left to win tickets to the Country Living spring fair, so make sure you’ve left a comment on the competition post to enter. I shall pick the winners later on this week.

Wherever you are I hope the weather has turned a little milder for you now. Even if you are not in the mood or position for romance have a wonderful evening whatever your plans!