Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Alternate Valentine.

I was a bit miffed after making this card as it should have been for a Design Team make but just as I was about to email a picture off I received an email to say the challenge was closing immediately as she was busy doing other things.  Decided to keep it until today and show anyway.
What with the second phase of the bathroom last week and the internet being up and down more than it normally is (ever since next door got their cabling done) I have been away from my blog for way too long. The Doc has just managed to do a reboot so I'm typing like mad.

I wanted to make a  card not using the traditional Valentine colours so have gone with pink, cream and brown. Did lots of layering  and distressing round the edges (very theraputic) and raided my stash for the lace, ribbon, flowers ,bakers twine  and the cut out hearts (thankyou  Di, I'm still using up the ones you kindly sent me). The Love design paper is a freebie from (long may they continue) Making cards February 2016 'lovely Quotes'. Finished it all off with a good helping of Stickles.

Entering into the following challenges:
Simply Create Too #124 Love.
Scrapping 4 Fun #83 Friends, love, Wedding, Valentine.
All Sorts Challenge #402 Hearts and/or flowers
Come and Get It Challenges # Love is in the air.
International Art and Soul #1 Love is in the air.
Paper Creator's Crafts # 56 Lovee is in the air.
Lets Craft and Create #122 Love is in the air.
Craft Heaven #17 Love is all around.
Unicorn Challenge #18 Butterflies or hearts.
Crafty Calendar # Love is in the air. 

p.s. I did resort to making The Doc a Red card which he loved. 


41 comments:

Michelle said...

A beautiful card and the non-traditional colours and distressing look gorgeous - Michelle x

dutchess said...

A lovely card Valery...love the distressed edges and the pretty lace a really romantic look xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Mrs A it is good to see you here. Your card is gorgeous. It is a shame about the challenge blog closing. Take care, Hugs Jackie

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous and I love the colours Valery, beautifully designed, Kate x

Margreet said...

Brilliant card Mrs A...great layout!
xxx Margreet

Dana Johnson said...

This is so beautiful and I love the colors! Thanks for joining us at the Come and Get it challenge. ~DT Dana

scrAPpamondo said...

So sorry for your internet problems, hope that the Doc's reboot will put all okay!! It's a shame that the challenge closed and your card hasn't published as DT inspiratin, it's so lovely! Fabulous choice of papers with these diecut hearts and great colours combo! Love the lace, the distressed edges,and the roses with the string! They give a fab romantic look to the card!
Hugs

Barb said...

What a shame that your card wasn't used as Design Team Inspiration because it really is very beautiful Mrs A. I love the alternative colour combination and all the lovely elements you have put together. I love the distressing and the paper is so pretty. Barbxx

Sandra H said...

Awww annoying neighbours.......lol your card is so lovely and how nice not using the traditional colours for Valentines day l just love all that you have done Mrs A to create this wonderful card l especially like the distressing a favourite of mine that l would like to do and see more often on cards.....sending lots of love and appologies for my lack in blogging just haven't had the mojo take care xx

Kathleen said...

Great choice of colours Mrs A and a really lovely card, everything is just perfect.
No wonder your favourite thing is distressing as you always seem to be stressed, what with the elves and all the house improvements, next doors problems and the main fact being the Doc has lost his hard hat. Sorry I digress.
Thank you for joining out 'Hearts/Flowers' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath

Tina Z. said...

so elegant and I love your colour combination, hearts are amazing, so special.
hugs xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love your non-traditional colours, textures and distressing, Mrs A! And thank you for dropping by today (and also for your Christmas card too!) You noticed I've been a bit absent but hopefully I'll return to being marginally more proactive in the not too distant future. I didn't have a Sale-a-bration party this year or last year but maybe next year - who knows! Hope you are well! Warmest of wishes, Lesley

Craftychris said...

love your valentine's card - fabulous colours and design and I love all the distressing! I hope your home improvements finish soon so you can relax! Take care! Hugs, Chris xxxxxxx

Tamie Camp said...

Loving all of your layers, colors and details are awesome! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Love Challenge.

Tamie DT

Preety said...

beautiful card :) love the soft pinks and those hearts look so pretty!
cheers
preety

aussie aNNie said...

Amazing card my friend...gorgeous hearts. Hope you get the internet sorted soon.xx ♥{aNNie}

AlisonC said...

I really like it. Good to have a change from red. Those hearts are a very pleasing shape. It's so annoying about the internet when we rely on it so much. Ours usually works but is v slow.

Donna said...

Beautiful card Mrs A, love the papers and pretty flowers, the sparkly hearts are lush! So pleased we got to see this card despite the circumstances behind it :) Donna ♥ x

Chris said...

It's gorgeous, lovely design, love the colours and those gorgeous flowers. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar this month.
Chris
x

Brenda in IN said...

Having the internet down just drives me crazy. I can think of a million things I wanted to look up, let alone want to check in with the blogs. I love the non Valentine colors on your card. This is so pretty and using free paper is a bonus. I love the distressed look and the hearts are beautiful. Hope the bath will be finished soon.

Team Clark said...

Such beautiful layers of pattern and color! Great design. Hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day, Autumn

Donna Ellis said...

WOWOW! ValeryAnne, this is incredible! I love the rich, golden touch, as in "pure hearts" and your lovely setting for the two melded hearts. It's a wonderful design! Wishing you a fantastic day! hugs, de

Bunny said...

This is a lovely card. I like the colors. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Thank you for joining us on our very first blog challenge here at International Art and Soul. I love your card and its great to see different colour ways used too.
Jennie INAAS DT

Mrs.B said...

A great card Mrs A. love the DP and you've used it so well.
Good Luck with Phase 2 of the bathroom.
Avril xx

Valerija said...

Wonderful card. Love everything about it!
Valerija xx

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Stunning card, love all the detail
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

Loll said...

Beautiful card Anne. Love the non-traditional colours. That background paper is gorgeous, and I love the bronze heart die-cut ... so pretty. Great layering of elements that all work together so perfectly. xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

So sorry you are still having those annoying internet problems! I've had my share of computer problems and it is so frustrating! Your card is gorgeous! I love the non-traditional colours and those beautiful sparkly hearts! Nicely designed and it's a shame the blog closed before you were able to share this card!

Darnell said...

I'm sure your card for The Doc was romantic and awesome, but I also love your nontrad Valentine, Anne! It's a brilliant layered design! Especially considering all that you have going on with phase Two and the neighbors stealing your cable juice and challenges up and cancelling! Hope things smooth out in all regards toot sweet!! Hugs, Darnell

Karen P said...

Cor! That's a real stunner Mrs A! Love, love, love! Shame on that lady that did that to you, have had that happen to me more than once and it's blooming horrid! She's the loser anyways cos you make stunning projects xx

Neva Zver said...

Your card is beautiful and so elegant looking. Love the combination of colours and pretty design! . Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

Andreja L. said...

WoW what a fantastic Valentine card you made :-))
Thank you for playing with us at Scrapping4funChallenges. Hugs, Andreja

LesleyG said...

love love love love love!!! xxx

chanya13 said...

This card is lovely and perfect for our challenge! Thanks so much for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges. Hugs Agnieszka

brenda said...

Sorry to be so late getting here Valery - cest la vie at the hands of the NHS ! But didn't want to miss take a peek at this beauty and thank yo so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Mervi said...

Fabulous and lovely card.
Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts;-))m

Anja v K@@rten said...

Its a very lovely card :-)
Creatieve groetjes, Anja

Mary Trainer said...

Lovely! Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft & Create challenge. Good luck! x

Leslie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Let's Craft and Create's "Love Is In The Air" challenge!
Hugs,
Leslie, Let's Craft and Create DT
Love To Scrap 2

Cross Stitch Claire said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn, Claire DT x