Friday, January 14, 2011

Love

Hello everyone! I made this card for the Flourishes 100th Timeless Tues. Blog Hop as well as for Flourishes Color of Love Challenge using this week's Midnight Madness Sketch86.


Love-Easel

For the 100th Challenge Blog Hop, we were to use our favorites... whether they be stamps, techniques, materials, whatever... Well... I used one of my favorite Flourishes Stamps sets,
Flourishes Cherry Blossoms . I also used my favorite card style... the Easel card, though I don't make them all the time, I do think they are the neatest style card and pack quite a punch in wow factor! I also used my favorite embellishments which include pearl flourishes, ribbon and lace. For the Flourishes Colors of Love challenge we were to use shades of red, pink and white... oh so pretty and perfect for a valentine!

So I stamped with Memento and colored with Copics # R81, R83, R85, G20, G28. The designer paper is DCWV Sweet 8 x 8 stack. The base is Coredinations and then I matted with SU! Pretty in Pink. The ribbon is also pretty in pink and the pearls are ZVA Creative. I used a JOY heart border die for the bottom of my easel and a Spellbinder's Nested Heart as well as the #1 Labels Six. Everything is sponged with TH Distress Ink in Fired Brick. The lace is from my stash. Have I reminded you lately how much I love using my new Grand Calibur? Cutting and embossing with it is a dream! It is so smooth and quiet, and I no longer need any other cutting machine!

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Karen's Doodles - monochromatic
Midnight Madness - SKETCH
Oldie But Goodie Challenge (2 weeks) - bright & cheerful
Scrap-Creations - love is in the air
Top Tip Tuesday - anything goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts (2nd monday) - Love is in the air
Color Chef - COLOR - Monochromatic (tone on tone)
Crafty Cardmakers - Use red and a die cut
Lexi's Creations (2 weeks) - Say it with Love
Ooh La La Creations (2 weeks) - Bling it on
Woodware USA (1 entry) - Hearts

Cute Card Thursday - monochrome
Delightful Challenges - easel card
Meljens Designs - square or round cards (no rectangles)
Pals Paper Arts - valentine
Pixie Dust Studio - create or use a tag on your project
Sassy Studio Designs - use something that is over a year old (paper and stamps)
Southern Girls - lovey dovey
Stampin' B's - use a die cut
Reasonable Ribbon Challenge: hearts


Thanks so much for stopping by and blessing my day!

73 comments:

Kim said...

What a Pretty Card!
~Kim

Regan said...

This is just beautiful! The pearl flourishes are such a romantic touch as are the die cut heart and lace trim! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous colors, easel style design, and detailing, Grace! Beautiful coloring, too! Thanks so much for celebration Flourishes FTTC100th with us!

Rachel said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! love all that beautiful red. thanks for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges.
hugs,
Rachel

acreativeneed said...

Beautifully done Grace, lovely in every detail!!
smiles,Deena

Dani said...

What a lovely card! So perfect!! :)

Traci S. said...

Dear Grace~

This is such a beautiful card. I do like the look of the easel cards, also. This is so romantic, and full of lovely and wonderful things! I love the cherry blossoms. We always plan a trip to my FIL just when they are blooming in Washington, DC. I love to see the streets lined with the cherry blossoms.

You made a fabulous card, Grace.

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Rosemary said...

wowee! what a gorgeous card!

Lori m said...

Gorgeous, beautiful keepsake.

Stephanie said...

This is one of my all time favorite sets as well! :D Your card turned out to be so beautiful!

P.S. Love the music! :D

Kay said...

Oooh, this is just so beautiful and romantic- I love it!

Miriam said...

I am so impressed not only with your card but the number of challenges you were able to enter it into! WOW! Lace and pearls and embossing - OH MY! Love it.

Misti said...

So very pretty!

Leanne said...

Absolutely beautiful!

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

Hugs
Leanne xx

Valerie said...

This is such a pretty card! I just love the embellishments you used and the colored papers. Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Valerie PSDT

ChristineCreations said...

Grace what a beautiful card! I just love how you've used the cherry blossoms on the tag and the easel style!

Benzi said...

There just couldn't be a more beautiful Valentine. How lovely are those cherry blossoms! So glad you joined the Stampin B's die cut challenge this week.

Guro said...

What a lovely card; I also love easel cards, they are so elegant!
Your colors and details are amazing :-)
Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Hope to see you again soon!
Hugs Guro

Carla S. said...

This is gorgeous, Grace! I love all the "colors of love" and the beautiful images and pearls! A wonderful design all-around! I hope things are almost back to normal over there. We still have a lot of ice piles, but the roads are clear! Looking forward to a little warmer weather soon! Hugs!

Allison Cope said...

So pretty Grace! Love that little tag!

Brook said...

So pretty. Your tag is great. Love the lace.

Alaine said...

This is very pretty. LOVE the bling bling on it!

Dawn B. said...

Beautiful card Grace. I love this set too. Easel cards are always a struggle for me but you are great at them.. Thanks for joining us at Flourishes this week.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors and that tag with the flowers. :o)

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

Love your easel card.. I really need to learn how to make one.

Silke Ledlow said...

Grace, your easle card is super beautiful! Lov ethe *valentine* theme and all the beautiful details you added! Thank you for joning us in the FTTC Blog Hop!!! Hugs ~S~

E. Marie said...

I love your easel card. Love all the flourishes and bling, and that touch of lace.

Dawn said...

Grace your easel card is just so beautiful. Such pretty colors and design.
Thank you for joining us this week at
TopTipTuesday
Blessings sweetie

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful, beautiful!! Love the elegance & touches of bling!

scrapperjulia said...

I love your valentine easel card! Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at An Oldie But a Goodie Challenge!
Julia-Guest DT

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Grace, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I just love your coloring, colors, dp and easel design!! Stunning valentine my friend.!
hugs,
Chris

Cammie said...

Oh my goodness! This is a gorgeous romantic valentie!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Grace - this is gorgeous! What pretty colours, so perfect with that gorgeous image from Flourishes! Easels cards are divine and you do them so well! Loving the pearks too - always gorgeous details on your creations! Love it! Thanks for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we appreciate your support and LOVE to see YOU! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Beth Miller said...

What a beautiful design!! The colors and elements of your design make for a beautiful card.

Ravengirl said...

That is beautiful! I love the look of the easel card! I think it has an extreme Wow factor!

Barbara said...

So cute! Thanks for playing the FTTC100 challenge!

Donna said...

Lovely Valentine. The easel card is a great idea!

Lorie said...

Oh Grace! This is just stunning! One of the most beautiful easel cards I've ever seen! So very well done, and thanks for playing the MMSC this week!

Hugs,
Lorie MMDT

Priscilla said...

Hi Grace ,You never disappoint with your creations. You have done it again! Another fantastic entry. Love the embossed heart too. Great take on the sketch. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

sugarstamp said...

this is just lovely.
Don't you LOVE Valentines cards!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful!!! Love all the extra's!!!

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Tammy Hershberger said...

How beautiful! Great details, and the vibrant red is gorgeous!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Gorgeous easel card! I love the bling!!

velta said...

Grace ~ This is stunning!! I love the colors, the Spellbinders, the design...just everything! TFS :)

Chris said...

Wow - what a gorgeous easel card - it's stunning!

misstreez said...

Fabulous easel card. Love the little bit of lace edging on the tag. Pretty and fun! Thanks for your recent comment on my blog. Much appreciated.

Leslie Miller said...

This is divinely beautiful! Oh, sigh... I love every bit of it!

Janet said...

This is a beautiful card--love the spellbinder heart.

Emily Keaton said...

This is so beautiful! I love all of the romantic touches--such lovely lace and pearls!

{ kelly jo } said...

Oh My Word!! This is a beauty- thanks so much for entering over at the Color Chef Challenge!

Annie said...

a beautiful floral card and certainly bright and cheery. thanks for joining in with the Oldie but a Goodie challenge. hugs, annie x

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Pretty card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Linda Carson said...

Absolutely gorgeous artwork! I need to try an easel card. They are so pretty!

Fleur said...

Gorgeous colours and a really pretty card
Thanks for joining our challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

Jenny Gropp said...

Beautiful, love the lace edging!

Farida Rone said...

Wonderful Creation!!!
Thanks for joining us at Lexi’s Creations Challenges. Good luck!
Hugs,
Farida

lalkygirl said...

fabulous card ,love all the bling thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
tracey x

Makiko Jones said...

This is so gorgeous Grace!! I love how you stamped the cherry blossoms and the swirl pearls! Thank you for playing the FTTC100 Blog Hop with us.

Wildflower Scraps by Jasmin said...

Super cute! Looovvve it!

Sara said...

Love all the pearls, very pretty! thanks for playing along with SSD!

America said...

lovely card. Love the lace off the tag and the pearls here.

Melanie C said...

Beautiful card!!! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the details you included on your creation.

Thank you for joining our “Square or Round ” challenge at Meljen’s Designs.

--Cheryl--

Country Mouse said...

Wow, Stunning Card!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Meljen's Designs!!
audrey

Connie M. said...

Grace, my friend, this is just soooo beautiful! LOVE that amazing heart you added!! Thanks so much for playing in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge!!

Hugs!
Connie M.
RRR DT

Dawn B. said...

Forgot today to say woohooo on being mentioned in Flourishes twice for this card. I see you won a Gift Certificate today for the 100th challenge..What a great birthday present.

Wendi said...

Wowee thats one gorgeous card and so much bling have to say this is one of my favs love that tag
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Scrappy said...

Love these Easel Cards! Great card! Thanks so much for joining us at OLLCB! Hope to see you next challenge!

Viv said...

Gorgeous card.
Thanks for playing at Southern Girls. Viv :)

Michelle Singer said...

Wonderful card and color choice. Thank you so much for entering it in our challenge. I hope to see you again at the next Southern Girls Challenge.
Hugz xxx
Michelle

Nicole said...

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Be sure to grab your badge and display it proudly on your blog!

We hope to see you again soon!

Blessings,
Nicole
Meljen's Designs Design Team Coordinator