Saturday, January 22, 2011

Vintage Valentine


Hello everyone! It's time for another Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge! Today our challenge hostess is our Lovely Linda! Linda has chosen Jer. 31:3

The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee.

Linda's challenge this week is to make a Vintage Style Card or project.

I love today's Scripture because even though this refers to God's restoration of His people Israel, we as Christians can find such comfort in knowing that God is unchangeable, and His love for us is also everlasting. He has drawn us to Himself because He loves us and desires a relationship with us. There is nothing we can do to make Him stop loving us! His very nature is love, and that love is unconditional love. If you have been feeling unloved, or if you have run so far because of past sins that you think He would never forgive... feel His love for you today! It is everlasting and He desires to draw you to Himself! Run to Him for comfort, for help, for all His best that He wants to pour out on you!

When I saw the challenge I immediately thought of this image from Layers of Color Fleur Heart clear art stamp set. It is such a detailed beautiful vintage image. The sentiment is from Crafty Secrets and says "You make my heart sing". I decided to play along with the Shabby Tearoom challenge this week which was to use white or cream plus one color, and neutrals. I also used this week's Midnight Madness Sketch.

I embossed my image and sentiment in gold and lightly chalked the heart. My base is Papertrey Sweet Blush sponged with with Adirondak Latte ink. The designer paper is two sides of one sheet from a Crafty Secrets pad "Heartwarming Vintage Collection". It is a creamy base with taupe and those same sweet blush colors. I used Spellbinders Label 13 (#1 size) and the oval from a Spellbinders retired tag trio, sponging them with Latte and layering. The ribbon is May Arts and the lace is vintage lace my sister found at a wonderful shop. I added some pearls and little Prima rose buds as embellishments.

Our Sponsor this week is Designed to Delight
The winner will be receive 2 free digi stamps!
We want to thank them for their support and generosity!

For full details on the challenge and the prize please visit the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge Blog!
For more inspiration on this challenge, please visit my DT Sisters:
Chris, Linda, Peggysue, Miesje, Rebecca, Lisa , Patti, Randi (on break)

Thank you for visiting and for blessing my day with your comments! I hope your week is simply wonderful!

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Craft Your Days Away - love
Really Reasonable Ribbon - ribbon and hearts
Crafty Catz - use a forgotten stamp
Phindy’s Place - lace & pearls
Totally Papercrafts - add a heart
AiFactory - anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - vintage
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - anything goes
Do You Stack Up? - pink
Stamp Insanity - use your favourite colour and go monochrome
Crafts and Me - monochrome
Creative Belli - anything beginning with "P" (peachy pink)
Freshly Brewed - love or Valentine's themed
Penny's Paper-Crafty – anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Valentine
Pollycraft - Pastel Colours

Corrosive Challenges - Lace and Pearls
Fresh Brewed Coffee - Love/Valentine
Aud's Sentimental - Love Theme


Laura - Layers of Color said...

OH MY, Grace, this is a stunning Valentine! Like a royal cake, exquisite! Again, you've blown me away with your talents!

Blessings to you!

Jennie said...

Oh Grace...this is just gorgeous! Love the heart image and your bow is just the perfect accent with the lace. Just lovely my blew me away :o)

valenbergia said...

Very beautiful card!))))

WencheP said...

This looks fantastic! Love it!

Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Miranda said...

fantastic card Grace, really wonderful and that stamp is amazing (went over to the shop straight away)
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week


Saskia said...

Beautiful card, very elegant!

Thanks for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges and good luck!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

**There's a little give-away on my blog, feel free to take a look**

Only By His Grace said...

Hello Grace!
Your card is so elegant. I love the lace with the pink edge. The ribbon is gorgeous and love the heart.
Hugs Maz

Suzie said...

A beautiful and very elegant card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Hugs Suzie x

Маги said...

Wow, this is so beautiful card!

Becky said...

Grace, this is gorgeous.Love that heart and the beautiful paper and bow.

Denise and Louise said...

Really beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week - Denise

Miesje said...

Absolutely wonderful! You have "vintage" down perfect. I adore this card and your sentiment is so comforting and true. Have a perfect week Grace!

Crystal said...

Oh my Grace this is STUNNING that image is GORGEOUS!!! WOW girl your vintage card is truly FABULOUS!!!

Doreen said...

Wow this is stunning.Thanks for sharing with us at

Riet said...

Wowwww Grace,What a wonderful cards,I love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.x

Susan said...

Hi Grace... I`ve loved it. this card is so amazing... Vintage is wonderfull...
Kisses da Su...

Audrey said...

What a beautiful card. I love the big pink bow. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Guro said...

What a elegant card! I just love the colors you have used. A what a wonderfull vintage feel :-)
The ribbons and the heart looks stunning. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Guro

Janna said...

hello grace! thanks so much for sharing your beautfil vintage card with us at DYSU! Janna

sallysbitz said...

This is a gorgeous card, love the colours x

hugs sally x

Susan.... said...

Evening Grace,
What an exquisite Card ! beautiful colours and l love the stamp and LO..
Susan x

Lovely Linda said...

What a gorgeous card Grace - I love the Fleur Heart image and this is why - divine! What a great card for LOC, SSIC and MMSC!!! The soft colours are perfect and the sentiment so beautifully framed! You are amazing my friend!! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we appreciate you support and love to see your creations! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

joy said...

Grace, what a beautiful card. I love the embossing and your beautiful big bow! so romantic! Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

cbuswell said...

WOW, just gorgeous!! thanks for joining us this week at the Shabby Tea Room!

Lisa said...

Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining for the Pollycraft Challenge this week!

Valerie said...

This is a beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Valerie PSDT

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Grace!! This is beyond exquisite!! I just love all the pink and your take on the sketch! Your lace, pearls and details paired with the image and sentiment is stunning!! Love it!!

Loved reading your post too!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Grace this is STUNNING! Shabalicious my friend. Soft, sweet, gorgeous! And the Crafty Secrets sentimet is so pretty!

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous! thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

PapierGirl said...

Stunning! I love the centerpiece! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Barbara Colbert said...

This is a lovely card!!! Beautiful colors and design!!!! VERY elegant!!! THanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

Grace, this is stunning! I {heart} that beautiful pink silk bow!! Thanks for sharing your talents with us in the Tea Room :)

Pauline said...

This is beautiful... wonderful embellishments! Thanks for playing at DYSU this week!
hugs and blessings,

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Beautiful card! Love the lace and the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity!

Cec said...

This is absolutely stunning. I love the image and the beautiful bow that sets it off. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.

Tammy said...

Breathtakingly beautiful!! WOW!!

Thank you for playing along with us this week at Phindy's Place and hope to see you again!! :)

velta said...

My first words were..."Oh my goodness!" This is stunning Grace...WOW! Your colors are amazing...the image beautiful...Thank you for sharing my friend :)

Carla S. said...

This is absolutely stunning, Grace! I love the vintage look and all the amazing details you added! Gorgeous! Hope to see you soon!

princesskitten said...

We are all i n love-ie mood at the moment

Very Victorian tomantic - lovely

kitten - DYSU team

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! This is just so beautiful. I love the pretty lace and bow, and the embossing is stunning.
Thanks for joining our 'heart' challenge at Totally Papercrafts.
Caroline xxx

*Alison* said...

I love the victorian feel to this card.. Way to "Stack Up" and bring out the PINK in your creation.. Thanks for playing with us at can't wait to see what you create next week..

carol said...

gorgeous card, love the bow, thanks for joining our challenge at Craftycatz, x carol

Aunty Sue said...

Great card thanks for joining Crafty Catz this week.

Benzi said...

My goodness, Grace...this card is stunning. I love that image and the wonderful sentiment piece. Awesome papers, too. Aren't sisters sweet to look for goodies for us to craft with? The lace is gorgeous.

Lori said...

VERY beautiful, Grace!!!
Love and hugs ~ Lori

Chrissy D said...

Oh this is so pretty! Very elegant!

Traci S. said...

Grace, this is spectacular. It is Vintage Style at it's best, and it has scuh a "rich" feel to it. (Not financial...but in the building up of colors and papers etc...) I love the lace, and the paper peaking out of the top must be my favorite. The colors are so romantic. The sentiment is beautiful. I love the shape, and how the flowers sit on each side. Your use of pearls is just stunning, and of course, everyone loves a bow! Beautiful use of everything, my friend...I am sure those challenges will all find it hard to resist this one!

I love what you shared about God's restoring His people, Israel. It is something I think many people forget. And, I loved how you shared about His unconditional love, and desire to know us, but more so,let us know Him. Let us please Him. He wants to be with us. You worded it beautifully, Grace. Thank you for sharing everything!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

skylife said...

That's awesome! I'd love to receive such valentine card!
Thanks for sharing with us at DDSB

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

What a beautiful vintage card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Julie said...

Gorgeous vintage card. Thanks for joining us at Digi doodle Shop's Best

Shelly said...

Your card is gorgeous, Grace. One of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen.

Sue said...

Absolutely stunning! Congrats on the win at MMSC

Dianna said...

Grace, your Vintage Valentine is beautiful and is a piece of art that could be framed and grace any wall in the house!

I came to your site from Becca's blog,

She is "Sharing the Comment Wealth" and I picked you!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining in with StampInsanity's "Shades of You" challenge, a new challenge will be up tomorrow, hope to see you again :D

Anne said...

What an elegant and beautiful card!

Thank you for joining us and taking the Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll join us again this Friday!

Musing of a Patched Heart said...

What a beautiful card! I can see you are still a busy girl! Thanks for stopping by! I love this stamp it was Laura's first and it has always been my favorite! Take care dear one! Heather

Maria Matter said...

absolutely Gorgeous Grace!!! WOW!
Thanks for sharing with us @ Creative Belli and Aud Sentiments!

Anne-Marije said...

What a nice card!
Thanks for joining us at the Phindy's Place challenge and hope to see you back...
xxx Anne-Marije

Ann English said...

Gorgeous, elegant, stunning...LOVE it!

Thank you for joining us this week for the Phindy's Place challenge. Hope to see you again soon :)

Scrappy said...

Your card is FANTASTIC! Great embellies! Every detail is simply PERFECT!

So glad you found time to share your talent with us this week at AIFactory and Aud Sentiments! We hope you will be back for our next challenge!

Crafteezee said...

Stunningly beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x
P.S. I have candy on my blog if you want to hop over.

Peggysuez said...

Grace its like a drink of cool water to visit your blog. Such great thoughts you had to share on the verse from last Sunday. I am glad I got a chance to come visit everyone before tomorrow's creations are posted. Just gorgeous!

glassgraffitix2 said...

Beautiful card and beautiful music as well!

Sharon said...

Stunning card.
Thanks for joining us a Penny's Paoer Crafty this time, hope to see you again.
Sharon x

Shelley said...

This looks just stunning. Thanks for joining in Craft Your Days Away 'love' Challenge. Hugs Shelley x

Denise said...

What a lovely card Grace! I love everything about it!! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for challenge #20. Hope to see you again.