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!!
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!