Friday 1 February 2013

Je T'aime

Was shocked to discover I hadn't posted anything since Monday! 
Have a card to share today which I suppose could be loosely interpreted as 'romantic' in view of the fact that Valentine's Day is not far away - here in our household the old love/romance thingy is not a priority as it is dear husband's birthday!!

I wish I could find out why Paris appears to be the centre of romance! It's always been portrayed as such - maybe the perfume? The French accent? The huge iron structure known as the Eiffel Tower? What is it about 'Paris in the Springtime' that makes everyone all lovey dovey and gooey????? Why doesn't Skegness have the same effect??????????? LOL I am not knocking Skegness - am sure it is a very nice place but it doesn't conjure up the same romantic notions as Paris does it? !!!(or maybe it does to you!)

So here is my romantic offering for this Valentine's month - papers are from Craftwork Cards and I've had them eons!
I lightly distressed the edges of all the papers and ran round them with Versamagic Sea Breeze.
After layering the Paris paper onto brown card, I popped on some cream cotton lace.
The Eiffel Tower (another I've had for ages) was stamped in grey Versafine onto cream card and then cut out.
I cut out two nestie labels and sponged the larger with the Sea Breeze colour and stamped a large flourish (which I think is part of an Elusive Images set) onto the smaller label with Versafine Sepia ink.
Tower and two labels were then layered onto each other.
I used another nestie (Moroccan?) to cut out the brown card and placed this behind the assembled labels.
Two cream die cut corners, a couple of die cut flourishes, one of my very fave 'scrunchy' flowers (made using scalloped nesties) and a couple of pearls to finish the front. Oh - and of course some 'stickles' for sparkle on the flower!
The Paris theme continues inside - and have left it without a sentiment as I can't decide what to put on it! Maybe Je T'aime? (Then a multi occasion card it could be?) 

Challenges -
MAWTT - Favourite Dies/Punches - (I don't have a fave - I love ALL my dies!)
Lady Annes Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Blue/Brown/Cream
Die Cutting Divas - Anything Goes with a Die Cut
Top Tip Tuesday - Luscious Layers 
Crafts and Me - Favourite Embellishment - has to be the scrunchy flower  

Have a great day! x 


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is lovely Viv love the corner dies and the tower looks really good
jacqui x

Carol Willis said...

Beautiful card Viv. Love the colour choice. Happy Birthday to your DH for the 14th.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Caz x

Wendy said...

So beautiful Viv, love your flower.
Wendy xx

Pia S said...

Paris is definitely a romantic city, and also this design is very romantic, so in my opinion your card fits the theme:) You've used such beautiful die cut elements on this card. Love the effect of the brown decorative frame against the soft colors of the card.

Janine said...

Beautiful card Viv. Great layout and papers giving your card a lovely dreamy feel.
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
Hugs, Janine xx

Jackie said...

What a wonderful card, it is soooooooooo pretty :o)
Jackie xx

Viv said...

Oh wow Viv this is fabulous, love the colour, stamps, flower...well everything really lol.:) Viv xx

June Nelson said...

Iys beautiful Viv me darlin, paris holds special memories for me, its the most wonderful city, your right, its fabulous, hun just like the card my fav today, big huggies June xxxxxxxxxx

Mrs A. said...

A Beautifully romantic card. Love the blue combo. If you want romance try Italy!! The Italians know how to do it. Hugs Mrs A.

Donna Ellis said...

Viv, a lovely, romantic card. I surely like the pretty colors, and the detail in the distressed edges - gorgeous! Very pretty die cuts, and and stamps.

Stamps and Paper said...

Viv what a fabulous card great colours and very romantic


Meggymay said...

Beautiful card Viv, love the die cuts and design.
Yvonne x

Ally said...

I have never understood why everyone loves Paris. It's a city full of snobs who think they are the most wonderful, stylish, beautiful persons with the best taste in food. I think it's the contrary: ugly language that no one can pronounce, snobs wherever you look and the style of their cloth' is utterly!!! hahahahaha, noooooo, I'm only jokeing! I have no idea why peeps love this city!
But I know that I love your card!
Hugs, Alessandra

PS: Bailey still has her lil' card stuck to the wall behind her food bowl...she keeps making it drty lol, she soon needs a new one to splash with food rests when shakin her head lol!

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card, very elegant
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Paper Junkie said...

There's always Blackpool Tower...well maybe not. Love the colours and the way you have layered the die cuts - beautiful! X

McCrafty's Cards said...

A very elegant card Viv, I like the tower image the colours and the design,
Kevin xx

Beccy said...

Absolutely beautiful Viv, what a gorgeous card! I love the soft blues you've incorporated with the grey, and that lovely flower is the perfect embellishment.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Your card is so pretty Viv love the nesties you have used and how you have stamped and inked them! x

Monica said...

Another stunner, Viv. So soft and gentle. Love the corners and the flower.

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard said...

Such a fabulous card, love the different elements and the delicacy of the colours. Beautiful image. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx
Lady Anne's Challenges

Unknown said...

Oooh that's beautiful Viv! Such gorgeous colours and the dies you've used are fabulous.

I can't comment on Paris (never been) but can comment on Skeggie as I live very near! It's darn freezing 90% of the time and chilly the rest!!!

Thanks for joining in with us at MAWTT this week.


Anonymous said...

Lovely card I LOVE the dies you have used and love the image too! reminds me of my Honeymoon thank you! and thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Irene Rizal said...

So pretty and romantic! Beautiful card...
thanks for sharing with us at Divas by Design.


Chris Hanselman said...

Cute image. I love the die cuts. Thanks for joining us at Lady Anne's Stamp challenge.

Gerda said...

What a fabulous card!! Love all the details!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

Astrid Maclean said...

What a beauty! Stunning!!!