Wednesday, February 5, 2014

All you need is LOVE . . .

Good Afternoon!
Sorry for the title ... was just watching a PBS show about the 60's Beatles!
Oh yes ... I was one of those sqealing young girls going crazy over
John , Paul, George and Ringo!
{sigh} where has the time gone???

Anyways ... I have a card to share with you this afternoon that was created with many challenges in mind and I'm sure it fits even more, since it's red/pink/white ... filled with flourishes/sparkle, and based on LOVE!

papersweeties inspiration16 Paper Sweeties February Inspiration Challenge #16   Be Mine

The soft taupe design paper that I used as my background base is from the  KaiserCraft 'Sweet Nothings' paper pack.  I got creative and made myself a heart stencil using the Spellbinder Classic heart dies for which I used to sponge the hearts in the background using Memento 'angel pink' ink.  I also inked up this Paper Inspirations #G10277 'Brushed Rose' stamp using TH 'berries' distress ink and Memento 'bamboo leaves' ink for the corner floral embellishment.  By simply doing a little fussy cutting around the rose, I was able to tuck my precious Crafty Secrets image in behind it just a little bit.

Isn't this vintage image just adorable?
She comes as a part of the Crafty Secrets 'Love Mail' Creative Scraps which is available now at the reduced price of $1.95!  WOW!
So many beautiful panels on this double sided scrap sheet ... you'll want to be sure to pop over to the Crafty Vintage Girl shop and purchase one for yourself!

 The new challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is to add a FLOURISH. 
The flourishes I chose to use are the Cheery Lynn Designs #B291 'Mini Fanciful Flourish Reverse' as well as the #B315 'Ivy Corner Flourish'.
A few other CLD dies used on this creation are:
DL128 - Two of Hearts and B227 - Love

It's amazing how many 'little details' can go into a card that you don't really see unless you REALLY look beyond that 'first glance'!  For example ... as I mentioned earlier ... making my own stencil for the soft heart background.  The faux stitching ... distressed/curled edges ... fussy cutting around rose ... Stickle sparkle on the leaves as well as Stickle 'dot' embellishments.

 I think that's why I am in AWE of so many of the amazing vintage creations I see in blogland.  There are so many fine details you ladies take the time to put into your creations that really shouldn't be overlooked and I for one will be paying closer attention to in the future!!

A few more challenges my card qualifies for are:
Shabby Tea Room #204 - All That Glitters in Love
That Craft Place Challenge - Valentine / Love
The Corrosive Challenge - Feel the Love
Bearly Mine Challenge - Vintage Romance
Cuttin and Stampin - Sweethearts

Thanks so much for stopping by today and a HUGE THANKS to all of you who take the time out of your busy day to not only stop by to take a peek, but go that extra step and leave me a comment of encouragement!  

Paper:  SU Pink Pirouette cs, Hot Pink cs, White cs, Cherry Red cs, Kaiser Craft 'Sweet Nothings' design paper
Stamp/Inks:  Paper Inspirations, Tim Holtz 'Berries' distress ink, Memento 'Bamboo Leaves' dye ink, Memento 'Angel Pink' dye ink, Tim Holtz 'Tea Dye' distress ink
Accessories:  Cheery Lynn Design flourish, heart & sentiment dies (numbers are listed above), Mauve & Red Stickles, Flower Factory Red Glitter ribbon, JoAnn's silk rose, Zig Red fine tip marker (faux stitching), large sponge dauber, Spellbinder classic heart dies, cereal box cardboard for stencil


Glenda Brooks said...

This is so pretty! Love the little image and all the elements of your card!

Debbie said...

Oh my shabby goodness, that little girl image couldn't be any sweeter -- your card is beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Paper Sweeties and The Shabby Tea Room :)

Stacey Schofield said...

awww such a sweet image. Thanks for joining us over at That Craft Place x Stacey S x

Kates said...

super cute - thanks for taking part in Crafting from the heart this week. Good luck. Kates x

Jo said...

oh my ... this card is just so sweet!!!

Pam said...

What a sweet card!

Sylvia Meppen-Rentenaar said...

This is a very cute vintage card. Thank you for sharing at Bearly Mine Design Challenge. We wish you good luck with the draw and hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

Vickie Y said...

What an adorable, sweet card, Dar! Love the image! Thank you for playing along with us at Cuttin' and Stampin' Sweethearts Challenge.

Dawn C said...

Gorgeous card with such fab flourishes. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine challenge this time x

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Such a pretty card with your flourish, and I love the extra shimmer you've added! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week for our challenge!

Sandy Hulsart said...

What a cute little girl and a lovely vintage card. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Mish B said...

Beautiful card! Love the heart and rose dies you used in the corner! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog!

by belle said...

I just love vintage valentines! Thanks for playing along at Cuttin and Stampin!!

carol said...

.Gorgeous creation....Thanks for playing along with our challenge this month at BEARLY-MINE x carol

Indy said...

What a beautiful card! So glad you were inspired by this week's "Sweetheart" challenge at Cuttin'and Stampin!
Hugs, Debbie!

Andreja L. said...

What a fantastic card you made! I like all details :-))
Thank you for playing along with us at Bearly Mine and I hope to see you again!
Hugs, Andreja