Wednesday 6 February 2013

Fab'n'Funky Challenges #157 - Valentine's or Hearts

Good Morning!

I'm so grateful for everyone who linked up their shoe projects last week at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.  I had so much fun checking out all the entries.  Fab colouring, great layouts and super inspiration.  The winner and Top 3 are on the blog right now so why not head on over for a visit.

We have a great new challenge for you today and this week it's the wonderful Pat K playing host.  If you would like to be inspired and amazed - check out Pat's blog here.  I love her style.  Now I better let you in on our theme..

Valentine's or Hearts

Simples!  Love is definitely all around this month!  Our sponsor is one of my favourite stamp companies, ever!  We have Lili of the Valley (LOTV) this week and they have such wonderful images and papers to lust over on their site.  Click here to start lusting!

I have a wedding card this week as I went with the heart theme using a LOTV image and sentiment.

What a sweet image!  I started with a 5.5" kraft card blank and added a sheet of Webster's Pages paper that I received as a free gift with a magazine last year.  I wrapped some Creative Expressions cream lace around this layer and really fell in love with how gorgeous the lace looks. 

My topper was stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed with gold detail embossing powder.  I cut out with an X-Cut heart shaped die and then inked through with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen for a vintage feel.  My sentiment is also LOTV and I simply stamped in brown ink and then cut out by hand.  I inked all over with Antique Linen DI.  I curled the sentiment over the edge of my table.  Love this technique! 

I love this image and have just realised that I bought it when I was in Glasgow for the SECC craft fair last March at the same time I bought the magazine with the free papers!  Meant to be I think!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 84 - Vintage Love
Whoopsi Daisy - Ribbon or Lace
Natalie and Amy #6 - Something Old and Something New (something old is my heart die and something new is my lace)
Southern Girls Challenge #61 - Get Krafty
Deep Ocean Challenge #44 - Love and Lace
Party Time Tuesday #106 - Love and Romance

I hope you'll be able to link up with us this week at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. 

Happy crafting,
Rachel x


Ciska said...

Such a delicate and romantic card, Rachel, love the gold embossed image, so stylish!

Wendy said...

So beautiful Rachel, love the gold embossed image.
Wendy xx

Pat said...

Beautiful card Rachel, lovely image and great design.

Pat xx

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Rachel. Love the gold embossed image...very classy. Thanks for your lovely comments as well. big hugs, x

coops said...

so stunning Rachel.i love how you have done the image and really pretty design :D

xx coops xx

Meggymay said...

A wonderful romantic card. Thank you for joining us this time at CCM.

Unknown said...

LOVE the embossing! Looks great!

Thank you for partying with us at PTT. Hope to see you again soon!

Owner PTT

Unknown said...

Remember if you follow our rules at PTT you could be eligible for a prize or VIP top 3.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really pretty creation, just love the embossed image!

Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Kylie said...

Your embossed image is beautiful! Very romantic! Thanks so much for playing along at CCM! xx

Betty said...

I love how you've designed this card
Rachel it is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this time and good luck

Judith said...

What a great card Rachel - I love this image embossed in gold - it al goes together perfectly hugs Judith x

Home sweet home said...


Gorgeous and lovely card,love the image:):)


Christy Designs said...

Lovely wedding card with gold embossing image.
Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge.

Dianne said...

Beautiful card embossing looks gret. Thanks for sharing..

Karen C said...

How sweet! Love the embossing! Thank you for joining our "LACE AND/OR RIBBON" challenge at Whoopsi Daisy this week! Hope to see you back next week!
Karen C

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Oh...this is really beautiful. Thanks for joining us at WhoopsiDaisy this week. Hugs...Mona

fionalawlor said...

Beautiful!! The gold embossed image looks fab and your papers are perfect :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our Vintage Love challenge.
Fiona x

Annette said...

Beautiful card .
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.


Donna said...

Hi Rachel, what a lovely wedding card, love how you've embossed the image, very pretty. Thanks for sharing it with us at Natalie & Amy's this month.