Monday, 27 February 2012

Diamonds and Flourishes

Good morning

I hope you have all had a good weekend.  I spent friday with some crafty friends,the fabulously talented  Anne and Lady Limmette herself, Chrissie,  at Make It, Farnborough, and of course there was quite a bit of money spent on new stash, and on Sunday it was more crafting time and lots of natter with Anne.   Thank you Anne - I had a lovely time.

It is the last week of our Romance theme at  Make My Monday,  and this week we want to see Diamonds and Flourishes on your projects.  You will see that I have decided to treat the idea of 'diamonds' slightly differently to those of my of my Deezine team mates, and I have not used anything sparkly  Please pop across to the challenge blog to see all the team members fabulous creations.

This card was produced during my crafting day with Anne, and I am really pleased with it.  My base card is from the Tim Holtz distress pad.  The first layer is covered with distress inks and then the flourish stamped over the top in the same colours.  The second layer is a Crafters Template in Diamonds.  Again the same method, covered the card in distress inks and then used the template over the top.  The image is from Art Journey whose stamps I adore.  The edges have been stamped with the same flourish as on the background.  All the background colouring has been done with Inkylicious brushes for a softer feel.  The edges on all the layers have been closed in with Dusty Concord.  The flower and leaf have been die-cute, and put together with a moonstone brad.

Don't for get that this is your last chance to be in the running for our  fabulous prize generously donated by Marianne Designs - take a look

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Do You Stack Up - Distress
Happy Daze - A Technique you love
Lawnscaping - Distress Mania
Moving Along with the Times - Layers
Paper Creattions Ink - Show us your style
Stamp and Create - Valentines/Love
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Non-Cute
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Another Dimension
That Craft Place - Anything Goes

I really appreciate it that you take the time to look at my blog and leave such lovely comments. Thank you each and every one of you.



  1. I just LOVE the colors you've used--so pretty together! That image is amazing, too! A fabulous card, Val! :)

  2. WOW and wow again! Saw this in the making and it looks amazing as a card, love it Val.Lovely day Sunday, thanks for coming and thanks for the flowers

  3. lovely use of inks and the Art Journey stamp...great card.

  4. Hello Val. This is so very striking. Love all the layers and the lovely colour combination. It really shows off the image perfectly.
    Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
    Love Sandra xxx

  5. Gorgeous card hun love those colours together!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  6. super card Val absolutely fabulous! Thanks for joining us at 'That Craft Place' this time, hope to see you next time too, so nice of you to give us your support

  7. This is gorgeous Val. Those colours look stunning together, and I love the image.

    Maria x

  8. Fabulous card, love the image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  9. Hi Val
    Gorgeous card - so elegant.
    Lovely to see you over at MAWTT this week.
    Take care
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  10. This is sooo lovely Val ! Hugs, Marion

  11. Great card - and I love that image. I think that is the place I got my snakes card image from; are they in London?

  12. These colours are so inspiring, thank you for entering it into our challenge over at that craft place, and good luck x

  13. Love your interpretation of diamonds and swirls. The gorgeous die cut flower (which I love) is all that the card needs. Stunning. Hugs Mrs A.

  14. So very lovely Val...yes great idea of incorporating the "diamond" shape. Congrats on your DT position with Let's Ink It Up... Suzanne your DT leader runs a very friendly orderly ship and you so well deserve a place on her DT!!!!!!

  15. How lovely, thank you for tasking part in the HappyDaze challenge this month :D
    Julie xx

  16. Great card! Thanks for plauing with us at Lawnscaping

  17. Beautiful card. Love the colours and the gorgeous die-cut flower! Thanks for joining us, this week, at DYSU!

  18. Lovely card Val - beautiful colours - Jacqueline xx

  19. What a beautiful image that you framed wonderfully. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

  20. Gorgeous card Val, I do so love the flower and colour combo. Hugz Suzanne

  21. Gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! Hugs, Julia

  22. Beautiful card. I love your design and beautiful image. Great job! Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge.

  23. Beautiful Val! Love your prettily inked card! Hugs, Lesley

  24. Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that you have a wonderful week!


Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx


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