Monday, 13 February 2012

Make My Monday - We're all about Hearts and Flowers and die cuts

Hi everybody

I hope you have all had a good weekend. 

This month at  Make My Monday  the theme is Romance, and this week we want to see Hearts and Flowers, with the option of die cuts as well.  There are some fabulous pieces of work from the design team, so please pop across to the challenge blog to have a peek.

This is my take on this weeks' challenge:

I decided to let the fabulous paper do the talking here.  It is Graphic 45 La Romantique, and it has taken me several months to dare to use it.  It is layered on to a darm creamy/tan paper which I have distressed around the edges, and then I added Distress Crackle Paint in Rock Candy around the edges of the two pieces.  I am not sure where I got the sentiment from - I have had it for a while - I really felt it suited the theme.  It is pounted on to a piecve of the same card and I wetted this and then rubbed distress ink around the edges.  The hearts are Marianne dies, and flowers are from stash.

Don't forget that this month we are sponsored by Marianne Designs and there is a fabulous prize to be won

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - Valentines/Love
Bloggers Challenge - In Bloom
Crafty Bloggers Network - Love is in th Air
Creative Belli - Hearts/Valentine
Creative Inspirations Paint - Hearts
Dream Valley Challenge - Valentine
Gingersnap Creations - Words of Wisdom
Just Inspirational Challenge - Photo for inspiration - I have picked the roses out
Make It Monday - Always Anything Goes
Our Craft Lounge - Vintage Love
Rainbow Lady - Have a Heart
The Squireel and the Fox - Valentines Day
Truly Scrumptious - Love and Hearts

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. Val, this is really romantic and an absolutely gorgeous card. I'm not surprised it took a lot of courage to cut into that beautiful paper, it's stunning! Wonderful work my friend!

    Lesley Xx

  2. Simply stunning Val...

    big hugs Vicky xx

  3. Stunning. Love the vintage theme. Lovely. Thank you for joining in with us at Dream Valley challenges. Hugs Eva x

  4. Val, this is truly stunning, I simply adore it, the vintage look is so marvellous, Wow and Wow. Caz

  5. Hi Val, lovely romantic card .. the DP is gorgeous no wonder you let it speak for itself.
    Suzi B xx

  6. WOW! Val this is absolutely stunning
    just perfectly romantic too
    ooh I love it!!

  7. Beautiful Val. I love these papers and my pad is almost finished now.
    Have a good week.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  8. Just lovely Val. Beautiful card. Kim

  9. Beautiful card Val it's so so dreamy i love it :o)
    Suzee xx

  10. Beautiful card Val it's so so dreamy i love it :o)
    Suzee xx

  11. Stunning card Val love it. Thanks for sharing
    Love Cynthia x

  12. This is a gorgeous card Val, so romantic to. Thanks for playing along in the Dream Valley Challenge!

  13. A fabulous card. Love the carefree feel of it and the image is lovely. Thanks for joining us at TIOT and have a wonderful day. Angela

  14. Oh, this is amazing!!! LOVE the soft colors you've used--and that sentiment is fabulous! :)

  15. Wow, what a clever way to incorporate the challenge into your creation. Thank for sharing on the Belli Challenge for Hearts.

  16. Stunning card,Val!Gorgeous details!
    Thanks for joining us at ATSC!

  17. Val, your card just stands out for me. I love all the details you've included. HappyValentine's Day! Yvonne

  18. This is stunning, what amazing paper

  19. Nice vintage card. Thanks for playing Just Inspirational Challenge and good luck!

  20. I saw this on MIM and I think it is gorgeous! I am all about the vintage and this is just a stunning creation!

  21. Saw this on MIM, what a truly beautiful card! Love Jayne. x

  22. Hi Val,
    Oh WOW this is Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the Beautiful image, love the dp, the colour scheme is just perfect. Love the layout and the embellishments are just gorgeous. . Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  23. WOW this is such an eye catching card - its beautiful!

    Saw you over at MIM so thought I would pop by and say hi!!


  24. Wow, this is gorgeous! Love all the layers! Saw you at Make it Monday. ~Diane (I am #23)

  25. Beautiful vintage card! Love the sentiment - wonderfully embellished! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  26. a beautiful vintage card :0)..thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenges..hugs Debs x

  27. This is a real show stopper Val! I love the way it seems to flow and it's beautifully dimensional. Vicky x

  28. Your card is fantastic, I love the vintage feel of it!


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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