Sunday, 12 June 2011

'Gift Of Love'

Well, I've a real issue with mojo the past two days and so pleased I managed to see the light at the end of the tunnel with this one! I had so many gorgeous bits and pieces in front of me, but just could not get going with it. Maybe the ultra miserable and wet weather we've had today didn't help...

Anyway, I will be entering this into:

Cr84fn Colour Challenge Pink, Green, Neutrel
The Ribbon Reel Sketch
The Shabby Tearoom 'Embossing'
Papertake Weekly 'Anything Goes'

So once I finally got going, I started by using my current favourite technique of distressing my paper edges with sandpaper and inking them. Love the dimension it brings to layers of paper. The thick pink polka ribbon is from Costco(!) and I've been itching to try it on a card and it seemed to fit perfectly with this one.

For the main feature, I die cut two hearts to layer onto the doily which I embossed, sanded and inked. I enjoyed using my new chunky chipboard hearts, they are fab :) The crackle paint came out once again, and I finished the hearts off with a Melissa Frances embellie. The butterfly is die cut out of Pink Paislee paper also. The rose is layered up onto an applique flower with some tulle (net) and a twine bow, and I just finished it with two tactile velvet leaves, which someone very kindly donated to me!

Pink Paislee 'Butterfly Garden' paper
Making Memories 'Wild Asparagus' paper (green)
May Arts pleated ribbon and twine
Peach Rose, Seam Binding, doiley Wild Orchid Crafts
Cuttlebug 'Victoria' embossing folder
Chipboard Heart & applique flower from The Craftz Boutique
Tim Holtz 'Shabby Shutters' Crackle paint
Melissa Frances resin lock
Digi sentiment, Etsy
Velvet leaves, tulle, lace button, pearls from stash


  1. Wow stunning card Fran, I love the hearts and the little lock. Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this week! x

  2. This is just stunning, love every detail! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel!

  3. This is so lovely and full of yummy layers! Thanks for sharing with us at The Shabby Tea Room ;-)

  4. A fabulous card!!! Love how you layered those sweet hearts! Lovely ribbon, lace, and paper! Truly a gorgeous creation!!!

  5. So very pretty ... love those layers of hearts! Thanks so much for sharing this little lovelie with us at The Shabby Tea Room and The Ribbon Reel this week :)

  6. Pretty card, the layered heart is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at the Shabby Tea Room!

  7. There is so much beauty going on here that i almost didn't even see the butterfly! LOVE all the hearts and FAB ribbons and BEAUTIFUL papers! This is GORGEOUS! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  8. Such a beautiful card, just stunning! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel!

  9. Saw that you were in the honorable mentioned over at the Shabby Tea Room, so came by to see your creation. I'm glad I did, this is such a gorgeous card, I love all the elements and subtle colors you put together. Outstanding!

  10. Beautiful! Love the lacy heart and beautiful butterfly! Thanks so much for joining along with CR84FN :)

  11. This is one of the most beautiful, elegant, shabby chic cards I have ever seen. (Can you tell I like it?) My craft room is done in both of these colors and they are so soothing. I definitely want to follow your work. Glad I found you on "the shabby tea room"