Valentine challenge card



My good friend Tina told me about the challenge at  http://simply-create-alford.blogspot.com/2011/01/new-challenge.html  and I loved the fresh look of the inspiration board.  I  picked out  all 4 colours, hearts, the blue letter, the cushion and bedspread from the board to focus on my card. The board looked so bright and fresh to so I wanted my card to have that look .
When I decided to make my card I did not realize(and perhaps should not admit) it would take me three whole days to make. My Mojo dropped to zero on the very day I decided to start it. I shuffled different papers around, pulled out every embellishment under the sun and filled a whole table with enough stash for a shop. No, still no go. I left it until the next day, assembled it and finally thought I had it. When I got up on the following day I was not happy with it, so decided to change all the paper and card. Phew! At last it came together. I won't go into too much detail of how I came to the finished card but I will say I had to search through my "bitty box" to find all the embellishments to put on the hearts and that was a feat in itself. One good thing did came out of all the time spent on this card, I used my Cricut. Yes, it was dusted off and I cut out the hearts to go behind the doilies and a flower in matching colour. I am very pleased with the finished card. Was it worth all the time I spent on it? Yes. That is what challenges are all about. I hope you like the look of it.

As it took me so long to make and I wanted to share it with you all, I have entered it into several challenges which are listed below.

http://thepapervariety.blogspot.com/ Photo inspiration (hearts)
http://craftyourdaysaway.blogspot.com/ photo inspiration (Red & White)


31 comments:

patti west said...

hi Shirley! Glad you stayed w/this card because it really turned out lovely! The layering and all of your embellies are eye {heart} candy. :) Thanks for playing at The Paper Variety!

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

Oh wow. What a beautiful card. Well done.

And i love your blog background as well, very visual

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

Oh wow! Wat a stunning card! I love it so much I want to make one myself! lol Thank you for playing with us at BTC&G Aand good luck! x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow!!! Shirley this is gorgeous and well worth the time you spent planning it. Everything is so adorable.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Shirl

WOW - this is an absolute stunner of a card - well worth all your hard effort of getting it together - I LOVE everything about it - the images, the BP's the hearts....... Thanks for joining in the Simply Create Challenge.

Hugs

Tina

~Jeri~ said...

I think this is gorgeous!! I can see the inspiration you drew from the inspiration board. Love the colors and details!!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and we hope you'll join us again!

Jillian said...

Hi there! I found your blog from The Paper Variety's challenge and I am happy to be your newest follower! I love you project - adorable!

Jillian
jillianbeancrafts.com

Jane said...

WOW This is gorgeous...I love all the little details you have added!! Good luck!

Ps I LOVE your blog layout!!

jules said...

Hi Shirley wow stunning card!!! and thanks so much for your very kind comment on my PB @ allsorts chall card!,your blog design is brill love it!

Tracy's Crafty Ways said...

What a fab scrapbook page. Thanks for joining in at creative craft, good luck
Tracy xx

Donna Mosley said...

Very beautiful, love all the gorgeous elements you've added. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Donna x

Vicky said...

This looks fabulous I love the images & the lace & love hearts are sooo pretty.
Thank you for joining us girlies at Crafts & Me, good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx

Yenni Natalia said...

wow!!! totally fab! lots of things going on here :)

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Shirl

There is a little something for you on my blog :o).

Hugs

Tina

Vivien said...

Hi Shirley,
What a beautiful creation - well done you!!!
It was lovely to see and touch the real thing last eve! Lots of planning and work but 3 days well spent methinks!!
Good luck with the competition,
Viv xx

Wrightboysmum said...

It was worth the effort, lovely. Thanks for joining in the fun at Simply Create and Good Luck. Sonja.x

Khin Hnin said...

Hello Shirley! I found your blog during Penny Black at all sorts "blog hop". I have to admit, I am so grateful for the list of card-making challenges you have in every post! It helps me a lot and I get to enter a lot of challenges, thanks to you! (:

Anyway, this card is amazing! The details are just gorgeous! It was definitely worth the effort! (: I love the soft look with a pop of bright pink!

Thanks for sharing!

Hugs,
Khin

Julie said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us in our first challenge at Craft Us Crazy
Hugs,
julie

Gibmiss said...

Hi Shirley
Stunning card... Fab ....Super
hugs
sylvie
xxxx

Doreen said...

Hi Shirley I found your blog through a friend,and I am so pleased I did. Your card is stunning,I have now become a follower.xxx

Julye said...

This is totally vintage and fab too, you captured the board really well, thanks for sharing with us all at creative craft chllenges.

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

What a fantastic make.

I love it!!!

So many gorgeous elements and every time I look I see something different.

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Ruth said...

Wow! This is beautiful, such a lot of detail! Ruth , Crafty Calendar Challenges

The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the image and papers you've used and your embellishments are stunning. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Shelly said...

Such a lovely card for our Seeing Red challenge! Great images and papers! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Shelly x

Kat said...

Hi Shirley, I'm glad you persevered with your card. It's gorgeous. I love how you've picked up the colours so well. Love all the texture you've got too. Thanks for joining us at Simply Create and good luck.

Kat x

Crafteezee said...

You got there in the end Shirley, totally gorgeous and worth the wait. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x
P.S. I have candy on my blog but hurry only until Weds 16th Feb.

Hristovica said...

Oh, that is wonderful in great colors, amazing accents and a bit nostalgic flavor. I like it. Thank you for participating in this week's challenge at The Crazy Challenge. Hugs

Vixykins said...

Oh my Shirley what a jaw dropping stunning creation!! WOW!!!!!!!

Thank You for playing at Crafts & Me and Crafty Cardmakers x

Simply Create said...

Simply Gorgeous and thanks so much for taking part x

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Definitaley worth the time!!!!! Gorgeous!!

Thanks for joining us at By The Cute & Girly's red + 1 challenge :)

Hugzzzzz
Tammy xx

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