7 February 2012

Be my valentine ..............

This weeks challenge over at Papertake Weekly is  'Anything Goes' - optional extra is to add a heart or do a 'love' theme' sponsored by Lili of the Valley  - this is my DT card and I've added a heart and gone for a valentine theme.  The background papers are all from Pion - I hate cutting into the double sided papers 'cos I don't want to cut up whatever is on the reverse side - nail biting!! but I do like them!  The central 'heart' image which was cut from a Pion tag.  All of the papers were stitched to dark purple card with pink top stitching thread.  I used 18mm cream vintage style lace and a Zva clear crystal flourish together with some beautiful wide mauve taffetta ribbon which ties really nice bows and goes perfectly with the papers and background card.

I added green leaves cut with my good old Martha Stewart punch, a pink/white 30mm rose, purple pretty blossoms, pink rose bud, small and medium purple two tone rose buds plus a couple of burgundy rose buds (these were from my stash) which pick out the red of the central heart.  The purple 'leaves' are actually petals taken from a Magnolia flower cut from the dark purple card - I think it ties everything together.

I made a box for the card featuring the same lace on all edges, plus the mauve ribbon on the top, more vintage style lace, a purple mulberry pretty blossom and a magnolia flower cut from the dark purple card and highlighted with stardust stickles.
I'm entering this card into Charisma Cardz Challenge 'Vintage'
Deep Ocean Challenge 'Love'
ABC Challenge 'Pairs' (2 hands, 2 burgundy rose buds, 2 purple pretty blossoms
Scr@p Cards Challenge Blog

Taffeta ribbon, mulberry flowers, Zva Crystal Flourish, Cream Vintage Style Lace are all from The Ribbon Girl online store

My valentine and I have been married for just over 40 years and I'm sure he'll like this card!
Keep warm in this freezing cold weather and I'll be back soon
Mary G x


Janette said...

Oh this is stunning work Mary, so beautiful.xx

Debbie said...

This is just stunning...I can just imagine what the other side of paper looks like if it is as gorgeous as this.


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Mary :-) I love the vintage feel of this and the flowers and bling are beautiful :-)

Lols x x x

Mandy said...

Mary, this is beautiful, I love the matching box.

Sorry about the spam again...have done what I can to stop it..if it keeps happening virgin mail and I may have to part company.


Brodders said...

Mary this is beautiful x

Cat's sCrap said...

Magnificent card. Beautiful composition with your corner of flowers. Interesting layout. Fabulous lace. Delicate and fine work. Bravo ! It's very successful !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Pauline said...

Wow, gorgeous card, stunning bow and floral embellishments! So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

Lisa Sumpter said...

Beautiful card!! And can I just say - how cute is your dog??? :) Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

Lisa xox

Tab said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Mary! I adore these shades of purple and I am in love with Pion Papers, just wish I could cut them up LOL...must be brave!

You do make me laugh with your tales of Haggis....they make me feel that I am not the only one that has a tinker of a doggie, everyone I know have such well angels, compared to my Teddy Boy LOL

Hugs Tab xxx

Kerryn said...

They are both so pretty and vintage! Gorgeous!

kyanos said...

gorgeous card!!! love the vintage feeling...thanks for playing with us at ABC challenge

Shanna Shands said...

I love your papers. Thanks for joining ABC last challenge and I hope you can join for our current challenge Jazz It Up.

Annette said...

What a lovely card! You've decorated the flowers so great.
xoxo Annette