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Saturday 5 February 2011

Romance/Valentines challenge at Let's Ink It Up!

Where did January go???We couldn't believe how many amazing entries we had for our last challenge at Let's Ink It Up, it was hard to choose the winner and top 5 I can tell you!! Thanks so much to everyone who entered and congratulations to the winner and Top 5.  I can't wait to see everyone's creations for our new challenge, the theme is Romance/Valentines!

As always we have a wonderful sponsor with a fab prize for the winner! This month our sponsor is Whiff of Joy and they are offering the lucky winner a gorgeous stamp 'Willow with Champagne'!

I've gone a bit shabby chic (well definitely shabby lol) for my DT card this time around.

I've used some embossed cream card for the base and made a background using distress inks (antique linen, tea dye and spun sugar) overstamped with big swirly corner stamps from Elusive Images. The vellum is stamped with a script stamp using tea dye DI and the hearts are also made using stamps from Elusive Images. I stamped them with cream pigment ink and embossed with clear EP and then added more of the same distress inks.

The butterflies are made using an Anna Griffin punch. The ribbons, lace (dyed with distress inks), pearls and tassel are all from my stash. The flower is made using a strip of the leftover bp, punched with a MS punch and concertina'd before layering it over some lace.

I love making cards that start out as plain white card, and I really enjoyed making this although its not my usual style at all.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts: Love, love love
Artistic Stamper: Love is in the air
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Love is in the air
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday: Valentines
If the Shoe Fits: Get your pink on
Polka Doodles: with hearts
Stampin for the Weekend: Valentines Day
The Shabby Tea Room: Get creative
Try it on Tuesday: Feel the luurve! (with a fab prize from One Stop Crafts)

Make sure you check out my teamies blogs, its the last challenge for the current DT and they've really pulled out all the stops and come up with the most amazing creations so pop over and leave them some love :-)
Thanks for popping by today, I hope our new challenge will put you in the mood for some love lol
Claire xx


  1. Claire, your project is awesome! I love your schabby look!


  2. This is really gorgeous Claire and love the embellies and the pretty colours.
    Thanks too for entering this in the Polka Doodles hearts challenge and wishing you good luck.
    Fliss xx

  3. this is so soft and pretty! absolutley love it!!! Hugs Juls

  4. Fabulous card Claire!!! This style fits you like a charm!!!!! Love the softness in every beautiful detail!!

    Tammy xox

  5. Claire, what can I say except stunning!! I love the softness of this creation. Hugs Suzanne x

  6. Oh My! This is such a romantic card, the colours blend so well it is so feminine.

    Simply stunning babe xx

  7. Fantastic. It looks like it's been made from satin - not white card. It's beautiful.
    Beryl xx

  8. Great card - love those hearts! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

  9. Gosh Claire this is stunning so beautifully and lovingly designed it looks so elegant I love it.
    Lorraine x

  10. This is a beautiful card, I love the neutral/soft pink tones. Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  11. What a sweet, vintage card!!
    Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

  12. Claire where to start, floaty, whimsical, I am totally biased with this card you have everything on there which I love. Pink, stamping, embossing, Anna Griffin, vellum, butterflies, ribbon, lace, stitching need I say anything else.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  13. Claire, this is just gorgeous. I love all the femininity, the romance, the colors! Great job.

  14. Beautiful card! Lovely to see your work at Polkadoodles! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

    Saskia :)

  15. Hi Claire

    Such an elegant creation, so beautiful. Loved working with you at LIIU and will follow you avidly.

    Hugs Ali x

  16. beautiful!! thanks for joining us this week at the Shabby Tea Room!! : )

  17. Claire, this is such a pretty vintage Valentine! Thank you for sharing it over at the FTTC! Hugs ~S~

  18. Beautiful vintage card - love the softness of it!
    Thanks for sharing the love with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  19. This is just stunning Claire, absolutely gorgeous! I love the soft colours, so dreamy and romantic! ;) hugs, Joanna xx

  20. I love the shabby look of your card and those butterflies are so awesome!! Thanks for joining us this week at "The Shoe"!

  21. Beautiful card, such soft delicate colours.
    Jen x

  22. Beautiful card, the style is really lovely

    thanks so much for joining in with our Love Love Love theme this week at Allsorts


    Amanda xx

  23. Great card, I love the tassel .Thanks for playing with us over at Polkadoodles this week.
    Hugs ASHLEY

  24. ABsolutely Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar this week.

  25. beautiful! love all your shabby-fab layers! thanks for sharing your Pink project with us at the Shoe!

  26. Just Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calender this month.
    Caroline x

  27. Very pretty
    Thanks for playing along with the ASCT Challenge this month, Best of Luck x

  28. Beautiful card, love the colour. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender. Hugs, Bev x


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