Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - #181 Love, Love, Love!!

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog, hope you are all having a wonderful day.

Lin is hosting the new Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and it is all about Love, Love, Love.
As Valentine's Day is just a few weeks away now is the time to make something special for the one you love, or for someone in love or just something made with love!!
As usual, anything you enter is fine .. a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, home decor .. as long as it has a love theme.

 I decided to make a card (Ha!! Surprise, surprise!!  LOL!!) .. a double fold card actually.

We don't really 'do' Valentine's Day in our family so this card was made for a dearly loved friend.
The papers are from Maja Design and were gifted to me by my sweet friend Heather Jacob.

Added a chippie frame  from Imaginarium Chipboard and placed a flair inside it.  The flair was a gift from another sweet friend, Lizzy Hill.  

This gorgeous big bloom (another of my gifts from Heather) was white .. I simply sprayed it with some watered down Liquitex Ink to colour it.

The flair below was handmade.  Printed the greeting from my computer, cut it out and then just covered it with a gel sticker .. a brilliant little tip from Lizzy Hill.

A strip of lace for some extra interest ..

.. and some sisal added under the flower for a bit of texture.

The leaves are a die-cut from Cheery-Lyn Designs (Flourish #14).  Have seen these so often on other people's work and always wanted some of my own but couldn't find them anywhere.  Finally was able to lay my hands on them and now I'll probably use them all the time .. love 'em!!!

Usually when I make these double fold cards, I use a ribbon for the closure and then cover the back of the card to cover the ribbon.  This time I've used some magnets so haven't needed the ribbon but I still covered the back  because then, to me, it looks finished!!

There you go!!  All done!!

Hope you like my card and that I have inspired you to join the challenge.

If you do wish to play along, the link is below.  We would love to see you there!

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #181 Love, Love, Love

Just remember to read the rules and best of luck!

Thank you so much for dropping by to take a look and do enjoy the rest of your day!

Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg


  1. This is so pretty Marg, love the bloom and the lace and the leaf die is a lovely one too. and I am sure you will find many uses for it.. love the back of the card too.. I hope your week is going well... so very hot up this way.. and no relief in site if you can believe the weather man... i am thankful we have air con but it is hard to go out side... and my plants are looking so sad too.. but hoping there will be some rain in the way to cool us all off and freshen the garden... take care...

  2. Another superbly elegant and gorgeous card. I adore the lace panel and that big flower, however all the elements combine to create the perfectly balanced piece. The chipboard and the piece of checked paper add contrast and texture and the little flairs draw the eye around the page. Perfection. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Look at you use that flair to perfection....& to think it's been languishing in my stash!!!! LOVE the way you've used that lace. Looks soooo nice & the magnetic closure is a great idea, although I always enjoy seeing your ribbon closing, I must say! Brilliant card all round. And isn't it nice when you get something you've been lusting after and KNOW you'll use it....go you with your leaf die!!!!

  4. Breathtaking work! I am your new follower :)
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  5. Stunning card and love the flair, have a great week xx

  6. OMGosh, I am so smitten with this card, so elegant and beautiful, just wow. Fabulous work!

  7. Oh wow I love the colours and that large bloom... kind of a mix of masculine (colours) and feminine (Lace and flowers) a beautiful card with loads of layers <3

  8. A stunning With Love card. I love your floral arrangement and the subtle colour scheme is so elegant. Sally.x.


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