Sunday, 19 February 2012

Less Traditional Valentine

-only a touch of red & pink, & no hearts!

This card is jam packed with my favourite things.  The colours (mustard, red, turquoise & pink) were inspired by The Alleyway Stamps first challenge, Be Inspired #1.  The metal swirls screamed D'vine Swirls embossing folder & the knots/holes in the bed meant eyelets.  I'm not into bunting (yet!) so I used a banner & twine for my sentiment.

I distressed the edges of the patterned paper, roughed up the twine & applied distress ink to the embossed square of card & the oval image edges.  I'm entering this card into a Passion for ProMarkers  challenge: Week 136-Theme distressing.

The Ribbon Carousel Challenge provided the sketch for this card:

I chose twine for a more natural & masculine look, instead of ribbon, to fit in with the natural wooden headboard & male recipient of the card.

There are plenty of mushrooms in my garden, though usually not in this colour scheme! With that in mind I want to enter this card into Sir Stampalot Challenge for February "In the garden".


Stamps: TAWS February Freebies
Dies, Embossing & Punches: Spellbinders Ovals, Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls
Paper: White card from stash, Free digital papers from Magazine
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mustard Seed, Broken China, Stormy Sky, Peeled Paint

TAWS Be Inspired #1, Passion for ProMarkers Week136-Theme Distressing, The Ribbon Carousel Challenge RCC40, Sir Stampalot February Challenge In the Garden.

Thanks for dropping by, hope you enjoyed your visit.


  1. so fun! loving the twine, and your colors are great.. great distressing too.. You can upload it to the Creation Blvd, and our Facebook page for another chance to win this month too.. hugs

  2. What a lovely bright and cheery card Gra,

    Thank you so much for joining us In the Garden at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and hope you will join us again.

    B x

  3. Absolutely beautiful, thanks for joining us for our IN THE GARDEN challenge
    over at Sir Stampalot this month
    and good luck !


  4. Hi Gra, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and pretty papers and your distressing looks fantastic. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  5. Love the card - the sentiment made me smile - a rare thing at the moment!! Good luck with the challenges, Lea xx

  6. Its just gorgeous Gra, beautifully coloured and love how you used the twine. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

  7. BA HA HA HA HA! I love that sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge blog!

  8. Beautiful garden themed card.Great texture.Thanks for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot! Ruth :)


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