Friday, 15 August 2014

Hot water? hearts and roses.

Good afternoon blogging friends...well we are again at the end of another week and once again I shall ask where does the time go? As I type this the plumber is here fitting a new boiler so the highlight of my day..a HOT shower tonight..yippee!! (fingers crossed there are no problems now I have said that).

My card this time round is an Anniversary card. I decided I wanted to use a memory box die that I have never used (Queen of Hearts)) and then I sat and looked at it and wondered what to do with it!...and this is what I came up with.....

I took some roses paper from The LOTV pad -Always and Forever and covered the front of my card blank.I the created a vellum wrap fixed at one end at the back of the card and cut my heart in a dusky pink satin card. The solid heart in the middle comes out.I attached the die cut to the front centre of my vellum and then placed the solid heart on the rose backing paper under the vellum to line up with the front.........result a muted pink heart in the middle. I stamped Happy Anniversary on to the vellum, added some tiny pearls and there we have it!

I quite like...what do you think? I would be interested to know.

Well it's pouring with  rain here now, just in time for the weekend! Probably spend some of it tidying up and now the utility room needs painting because the new boiler is slightly different in size to the old one.How does one job manage to make two others?

Thank you for stopping by and leaving me nice comments that make my day, it is as always very much appreciated and nice to know I have such good blogging friends out there. Stay well and enjoy your weekend.
Carole xx

Challenges entered :-
Stamplorations - Die cuts and stamps
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything goes
Bearly Mine - Anything goes


  1. This is so pretty Carole, the velum wrap is divine, I love it.
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  2. What you "came up" is a WINNER!
    It's so pretty. I love that dainty die and the sweet pearls around it.The vellum adds a soft touch. Lovely!

  3. Thank goodness the new boilers in. It was starting to get a bit whiffy in blogland!!!

    Gorgeous card, as always,

    Liz x

  4. What a lovely soft feminine card. And your die cut is beautiful i've never seen this die before. Jacqui DT Bearly Mine

  5. Gorgeous card and that die is beautiful. Love the vellum wrap. I have a drawer full of the stuff and should remember to use it! Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  6. Wow Carole! This is so ELEGANT & GORGEOUS! What a beautiful idea for an Anniversary card .. truly love it!

    Big Hugs,

  7. Ooh how was the hot shower?! This card is fabulous Carole! Vellum does add something special and the way you've added the die-cut is great, it looks stunning. Especially the stamped sentiment, straight onto the vellum - did you hold your breath while you did it??? I would have been! Looking forward to Tues x

  8. wow this is gorgeous so pretty and delicate
    hugs Kate xx

  9. This is stunning just love the design the vellum wrap looks so classy and a fab die just love it. So glad you've finally got your boiler sorted Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

  10. Oh wow, this looks stunning! Your design with the vellum is perfect. Such an elegant card - I love it!

  11. Elegant and classy, that's what your card is, Carole! The vellum adds a softness and gentleness to your patterned paper, and that, combined with the gorgeous die cut in pink satin (swooning...) makes for stunning!! Whoever receives this will adore it, as do I....thoughtful, heart-warming, lovely! Wow!! Hope the boiler fix went well and that you're embracing hot showers once again...

  12. Very pretty card love the colours chosen too. Thanks so much for joining us over at Bearly Mine Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Bearly Mine Inspiration & Challenge Blog
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  13. Beautifully soft, just perfect for an anniversary. Love your use of vellum. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this month. Good Luck! Monika DT

  14. Beautiful, I love the vellum overlay it makes the card and little bit more soft. Thank you for joining us at BMD, good luck xoxoxo