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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

A bit of Romance

Happy Tuesday,

Well, I have made a discovery - how easy it would be to stay at home and craft all day! Lol x I wish ...  I had to give myself a good talking to yesterday, I need to work to fund my hobby - it's that simple!

Anyway, here's what I came up with yesterday morning after visiting a good friend's blog and seeing her gorgeous DT card for the 'Make My Monday' challenge, using a stamp that I have myself.  I must admit I haven't used it yet, so what better way to get it all inked up.  Here's what I made to enter the challenge ...

It's back to my favourite 8x8" card blanks today (which I now have in cream as well as white)! Lol.  The pink backing paper is from my stash and I gave it a liberal spritzing with my Cosmic Shimmer Pearl Mist first and then inked the edges with Pumice Stone distress ink for a subtle finish.  

The layout on the card was chosen to enter the 'Sketch N Stash' challenge and as I said earlier - I used a Kanban stamp that has been sat in my box, neglected for a little while :(  I coloured the hat and bodice with my Promarkers and then paper pieced and decoupaged the skirt to try and emphasise all the ruffles.  The gorgeous Eiffel Tower paper is from the 'Wild Rose Studio - Letters from Paris' paper pack, which fits the theme perfectly and is also edged with Pumice Stone distress ink to soften the edges.

I added some pretty ivory lace, a cluster of matching flowers, 3 gorgeous pearls, a metal corner and a little sentiment (made on my pc) which simply says 'Je t'adore'.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Make my Monday - France/Feminine Romance
Sketch N Stash - challenge 99
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Just add Pearl  
(pearl Cosmic Shimmer mist and 3 adhesive pearls)

Thanx for taking the time to look and a huge thanx to those of you who regularly leave me comments :)
Hugz, Jan xx


  1. Wow Jan! You've certainly risen to the challenge with this stunner. The soft colours are just gorgeous and the colouring of the image so lovely.
    So glad you decided to join in at MMM and it's so lovely to see you there.
    Hope you can join in again too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  2. This is absolutely beautiful and my favourite type of style.
    Thanks for joining in with Sketch N Stash.
    Chrissie xx

  3. Very pretty card, lovely feminine colour palette. Love the added pearls and ornate corner. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Shw Challenge. Tracy x

  4. Believe me Jan even when you are at home there are always things that you have to do which fills up your day!!!!. Good point about the working to fund the craft lol.
    Really love your card it is so pretty and girly. Hugs Clare xxxx

  5. what a gorgeous card & fantastic image.. I do love the papers etc too :)

    Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... Good luck :)

    hugz Angie xXx

  6. Thank you for joining us at MMM with this gorgeous Parisian, feminine card.
    Suzi b :)

  7. This is OH so pretty! LOVE the stamping and elements! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  8. Your card is so lovely the image and papers are gorgeous. Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sketch n Stash x

  9. I am so pleased to see you joining in our challenge at MMM, hope to see you again. I love your interpretation of our feminine/romance French theme, fabulous background and beautiful colouring. Caz

  10. Congratulations for this card being chosen in the Top 3 at MMM. Caz


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