Thursday, 2 February 2012


Morning peeps brrrr.... another cold day we've got huge icicles hanging from our garden water feature in the pond, looks very pretty but no snow yet. I had a lovely day yesterday and I've got another day off today, I could get used to this, hubby spent the day cleaning out the kitchen cupboards and I spent most of the day playing in my room......did I feel guilty? only when he brought me a cup of tea, he's going to put my pictures up on the wall for me today so that I can organise my room a bit better as they are sitting on a shelf at the moment. When visiting blogs I'm amazed at how organised and neat and tidy some look, thankfully some that I visit look like mine, organised in a more creative way

Well I managed to catch up with a couple of Dt cards yesterday and finish this one thats been a working progress for the best part of the week, sometimes, well truth be know most of the time I stamp something without any pre plan as to the colours or what the fininshed card will look like, I just keep adding bits until eventually it kind of works. This card definately falls into that catergory, the main image was a play at first with the background, then I glimmer misted it then I added some silver embossing to it, then I thought I know colour the leaves with Prisma pencils to see if they colour on top of pre coloured card.......and yes they do. The stamps I used are by Chocolate Baroque called Harlequin Rose. I did get mine when they were called Elusive Images but the stamp set is still the same.

Then I thought, stamp and colour the rose and puff it out for added dimension. The one thing that I knew I wanted to use was the delicious ruffled ribbon which is shimmery and such a lovely colour, then the rest of the card was a trial and error, like the pink hearts that I stuck to the punched out border using a Martha Stewart punch which fit perfectly over the heart punched out bits (you can get those from MeiFlowers).I know its the not a traditional looking Valentines card but I quite like the colour combo, I used Victorian Velvet, Brushed Sage and Dusty Concord for the background and used a Vintage Rose glimmer mist by Tattered Angels to spritz on the top.

Truly and hearts.
Little Red Wagon....Valentines.
Divas by Design......anything goes.
Creative Beli.....Hearts/Valentines.
Top Tip.....Valentines.
Oldie but A Goodie.......have a heart
Snazzy Design Team......Love/Romance.
Paper Sundaes.....Valentine
Corrosive Challenge.....I heart you.
Crafty Pad.....Valentine/Anniversary.
Cooking it up with Katie......Herats, punch and embossing, punched border, ribbon,flower and bling.

Hugs n smiles


Netty said...

Beautifully stamped card Danielle and loving the dimensions.
Your stamp arrived this morning, thank you, its perfect for what I have in mind, x

Minxy said...

Thanks for joining in with our first snazzy challenge, your card is very elegant.
Minxy x

Lou Sims said...

Beautiful card and love the soft, romantic feel. Don't worry about your craft space not beng organised . . mine is everywhere . . . literally. I'm not sure I could keep to one room!


JanR said...

So romantic! I love the soft feel. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwwww Daniele this is absolutely stunning, that image is superb, the colours and design are fantastic, I love this so much.
Lorraine x

Lisa Minckler said...

Stunning embossing and gorgeous layout here. Just love the pastel hues and all those little pink gem hearts!

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips and don't forget our new Caught Our Eye winner post!
Hugs to you,

Unknown said...

Just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Divas

Gillian .... said...

Hi Danielle, thank you for sharing this wonderful & elegantly designed card with us over at Snazzy's. The embossing looks amazing as does the stamped images.

Lynn Stevens said...

Daniele, I'd say it works, hard to believe no planning ahead and still comes out so gorgeous!!!
Your hubby is so sweet, they really can be sometimes can't they! LOL
Hugs Lynn

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous design, love the soft colours.
Yvonne x

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful, love the pearl hearts and gorgeous colours...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

Unknown said...

HI Daniele, this card has so much to offer, love the stamping techniques, the soft colours, purples, embossing, very pretty. Hugs, Frea

DesignerDiva said...

Once again a stunning piece of artwork from you Daniele, your colours are perfction!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Oldie But A Goodie this challenge and good luck
Hugs Laurie xx

craftimamma said...

Thanks for joining in with Snazzy's first challenge Danielle. Your card is beautiful and I love the colours. Lots of interesting elements and texture too. Chocolate Baroque (formerly Elusive Images) are amongst my favourite stamps and you've certainly done the Harlequin Rose justice.

Lesley Xx

Julie said...

Hi Danielle, oh this is such a beauty! The colours and design and images in your hands - gorgeous!! Thanks for all your lovely comments while I've been MIA!! Really appreciated, thanks!! Juliexx

Louise said...

Beautiful romantic card, thanks for joining us at Creatalicious challenge

StephC said...

How wonderful! Love your color choices. Thanks for sharing with us at the Creative Belli challenge!

Sue B said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Daniele! I love the gorgeous colours and the shimmery effect - so beautiful !! The ruffled ribbon looks stunning!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Leanne said...

WOW this is absolutely gorgeous - I love the way you have done the pearl hearts.

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday! Hope to see you again!

Remember, you can enter 3 creations and 3 tips - 6 chances for prizes!!

Owner of Top Tip Tuesday

Astrid Maclean said...

What a stunning project! Love the elegance of it, the subtle stamping and embossing, - just beautiful!
Thanks for entering it to the Snazzys challenge!

Debs said...

Stunning card Danielle - love the shimmer and all the dimension.
Thanks for 'Having a Heart' for us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

I have to agree, this is very romantic and just perfect for a Valentines card. It is really beautiful. Thank you for playing with us at at The Crafty Pad :)

Chris said...

the embossing on this card looks fabulous. it's just a beautiful and special card. the recipient is very lucky to get this one.
thanks for playing with us at Cooking It Up with Katie.

Jenny said...

What beautiful colours and such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

Pami said...

Beautiful card Daniele, love the gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining in with us at MAWTT this week, good luck. Pami x

sara said...

beautiful card so soft and pretty in those coloures thanks so much for joining us at oldie but a goodie this week
hugs sara x

paige said...

Stunning card! Thank you for joining us at Creative Belli!

Ally said...

Another beautiful and amazing cretaion, wonder how u always get the ideas!
Hugs, Alessandra

DesignerDiva said...

Me again Daniele, I should have read your challenge list!
everything I said before plus....
Thank for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the Have A Heart challenge
Laurie xx

LaJanette said...

Oh what a great card! I am loving that sentiment and all the embossing is awesome! So many great details!

Thanks for playing with us at Top Tip Tuesday:0)