Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Love is All 'Around'

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and I must admit that I had lofty plans to replenish my Etsy store and to start with cards for this special occasion. It didn't happen...life gets in the way sometimes and derails our plans. I've managed to make a few cards that I will post on Etsy, most are traditional and one is not. I'll post the traditional ones in my next post as I'm still working on them. I do have one that I'd like to post today as I'm entering this one in a challenge. This one could be used as a Valentine card or just a card to show you care. I made 2 and decided to use one for an upcoming birthday for a friend. Here's the link to the challenge blog I'm submitting it to. The Clear it Out blog looks really cool as their challenges involve a lot of clearing out our stashes. Love it! The challenge was to either make a circular card or to involve circles in some fashion. Clear It Out Challenge

Materials Used: Card base: Gina K heavy weight cardstock Paper: Paula Deen Collection Die Cuts: Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch White Gel Pen Black & White gingham ribbon: Stash Pink Bling: Stash Stamp: Stampin' Up Mini half back pearls: Stash Markers: Bic markers

14 comments:

Jackie said...

Very pretty! I like the soft dp you used...TFS!!!

Meredith said...

I love this! It's fun and flirty and perfect for anyone, not just specifically Valentine's Day. As usual, great job!

Judy said...

Delicate but bold at the same time - I like the black and white with the pale pink! Wonderfully creative!

Renee Castellon said...

Cute! Love the black & pink and the lettering is adorable. Great job, Marianne :)

Sandy Trefger said...

I love how you put the "Love" image in the circle. Wonderful card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Clear it Out for our Circle Challenge!
~sandy
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Sandy Smith said...

LOVE this design! Great job. I totally understand how time seems to get away from us sometimes. Hope your having a great week!
Take care
Sandy

Judy said...

Fabulous card, and so well designed. Love the colors....AND btw, I just love the design of your blog..do tell, is this something you did, or had it done?

xo
Judy

Marianne said...

Thanks for all the sweet comments everyone. I really do appreciate them. Judy, the design for the blog is actually here on Blogger. This was the result of just clicking here and there by accident so I wouldn't even know how to repeat it. I'm in the process of having a totally new blog designed by a friend of mine so this won't be staying like this. I was actually thinking that it was hard to follow and people wouldn't bother commenting because they couldn't figure it out. There is a section here on Blogger where you can pick different background designs and different layouts. Hope that helps!

Barbara Godden said...

very beautiful card, almost CAS but gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out. for the circles challenge

Judy said...

I totally LOVE this card. The stamp is adorable, the papers are stunning, and your design is the bomb!

xo
Judy

MaryH said...

Hi, I've been a bit behind on my blog surfing, so popping over today for a visit. Lovely card...I'll have to check out the challenge. I could do with a big clearout! The soft background paper is gorgeous with the dramatic circle. Really nice colors working together here, and love the layout. Also like that the card can be used for 2 occasions ...always nice to have a double duty card available. TFS.

Sharon ~ A Piece Of Heart said...

Very pretty card. I love the soft colors and the sentiment is great. Thanks for joining us on the Clear It Out Challenge Blog. Good luck.

DonnaMundinger said...

Love the unexpected color combo and mix of soft flowery DP with the bold gingham. Fabulous! Thanks for vsitin my blog and becoming a follower, I've returned the favor. So fun meeting new blogging friends. xxD

Roxann said...

Marianne, I also meant to say how beautiful you blog is!
Hugz,
Roxann