Monday, 6 February 2012

Love letters from the heart

Hi everybody

I hope you have all kept warm, cozy and safe over this weekend.  We don't have snow any longer, just wet mucky slush.  I just hope it does not freeze.

It is the start of a new theme for us at  Make My Monday,  and what else could it be for February, but Romance.  And this week we want to see Love Letters; verse or text on your project.

Please pop across to the challenge blog - there is some fabulous inspiration.

This is my take on the theme.

The base card is Co-ordinations )not sure what shade of pink it is.  I have distressed the edges and inked them with DI walnut stain.  The spot paper is from a Graphics 45 pad, and again this has been distressed and edged with walnut stain,.  I then sprayed them with Tattered Angels Gold Irridescent spray.  I then took a piece of card which was coloured with DI in spun sugar pumice stone, with worn lipstick around the edge.  Again it was distressed and edged with walbut stain.  I also dripped water over the card to mottle it slightly.  My main image is B Line designs which stamped in coffee archival ink and  coloured with pencils. This was masked and overstamped with text - a Studio 490 stamp from a set - in pumice stone and worn lipstick.  The pattern around the edge is from a Stempelglede set as is the Carte Postale stamp in the top corner.  The sentiment is from a Studio 490 set.  The swirls are cut with Marianne Designs dies and coloured with DI over the pink card.  For the heart, I stamped the Paper Artsy heart on to pink card in worn lipstick and then cut it out with a matching die.  A matching heart from a piece of Clearly for Art was cut and had some stamping added in coffee.  The two pieces were then glued together and heated so it could be bent slightly.  I do wish I had not put the coffee stamping on it though.  Flowers, lace and brads from stash.

Oh dear - I do seem to have gone on a bit about all the stages in this card.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - Valentine / love
The Stamp Man - Embellish It
The Artistic Stamper - Hearts
The Sunday Stamper - Hearts
Come and Get it Challenge - Love
Let's Ink It Up - Lace and Ribbons - I have ribbon threaded through the lace.
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Show love
Sweet Stampin' - The One I love

We have a fabulous sponsor this month - Marianne Design - with a prixe that I am sure anybody would want to win. 

All you have to do for a chance to win this gorgeous set of craftiness is to enter some of our challenges this month and as the theme is such a great one, that shouldn't be too difficult!

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. Hugs,


  1. Beautifully vintage, Val! Hugs, Lesley

  2. A real stunner Val. Love all the inking and distressing and the image is gorgeous. The heart is just awesome - I have some of the Clearly for Art but have yet to play so must give it a go!
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  3. This is gorgeous Val, love the vintage style just my cup of tea.

    Luv Joan x

  4. This is soo romantic Val ..I love it!
    Suzi b xx

  5. wow Val I love the vintage flavour to your card, the colours are fab, I just love it. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU this month and thanks for applying to our DT call, good luck with both. Hugz Suzanne

  6. I love the colours, the vintage touch and the lace is adorable as is the card. hugs Caz

  7. love your card Val, all those layers and elements look fab... especially lurve that lace, tis lush... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  8. Gorgeous card Val, so feminine and perfect for the theme.
    Yep snow and ice almost gone here too.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  9. What a beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at ATSC!!

    gr. arjette.

  10. What a beautiful vintage card Val and a lovely sentiment. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  11. Gorgeous card, love those colours. Maddy x

  12. LOVE it! Missed you last week, but this card is beautiful! Your sentiment is wonderful--as is your image! :)

  13. Gorgeous vintage card. Love image and lace. Heart and flowers just amazing.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “The One I Love” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

  14. beautiful card ,love your style and colours
    Emma xx

  15. Hi Val....this is stunning. Love everything about it....hope you enjoy my month of challenges for MMM...cannot wait to see what you come up with for next week!

  16. Wowww Val this is gorgeous! Love those vintage images and chic style.. and that heart.... so lush!
    Christine x

  17. Hi there, Val! Just wanted to comment on your GORGEOUS work, and to invite you to the Blog Hop between Stampin' Sisters in Christ and Word Art Wednesday that starts this Thursday, February 9. We really hope that YOU will be part of the fun and enter to win some of the amazing prizes being offered. We hope to see you Thursday, and good luck!
    Blessings to you,
    Karen L - Social Media Coordinator
    Word Art Wednesday
    The hop starts here.

  18. Stunning card so beautiful, thanks for joining us at Addicted to stamps challenge. Teresa xx

  19. Val your card is lovely. Love the vintage look of it. Thanks so much for taking part in this week’s Love challenge on Come and Get it Challenge Blog.

  20. Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month with your very pretty heart creation. ;)
    xoxo Sioux

  21. Hello Val - this is stunning - I love the nostalgic feel and all of your gorgeous details! Love it! Thank you for joining us at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge, we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  22. Gorgeous card. Good luck on getting on the design team.

  23. Amazing card Val!!!! Thanks for sharing in Let’s Ink It Up’s *ribbons and/or lace* challenge and good luck with the DT call too !


    Tammy, LIIU DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

  24. What a lovely vintage feel this has. Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.


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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