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This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Pear Tree Designs - Challenge #36 - Valentine's Day


Good morning all, by the time you are reading this I will probably be sitting in my tutors office going over the work I have done in the last week. (I am writing this post on Thurs 10/02 - so still have a few days left to chip away at what needs to be done). I set myself my own targets for the work I would like to see done, and my tutor just goes along with it - lets just hope he nods in agreement because he actually trusts me and not because he can't be bothered to say otherwise.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by. Congrats to last weeks winner of our 'Free For All' Challenge - Christine - http://nanaseaside.blogspot.com/. Contact Donna and she will re-arrange your prize.

I have a lovely valentines card to show you today - as today is thee day! *big grin* I hope Tony likes the card I made him, which can be seen in this post here. If he doesn't I might have to cause him some pain! LOL. This week over at Pear Tree Designs the challenge is VALENTINE'S DAY. So we would like to see how much love you can pack into a card, hehe.

Here is the card I made using a digi image from Meljens Designs called Mailed With Love. I have had this digi since it came out, but this was the first time I had inked it up.

I used both PM's and a few bits of pencil here and there to give the mail box some highlights, I don't know how well it has shown up in the picture but it really looks like red metal. :) The card base is actually white but I distressed the edges with some Old Paper Distress Ink to help the colours of the patterned and ribbon flow better. The patterned paper is the backside of one of the patterns from American Crafts I Heart You collection - I embossed it using the 'Seeing Spots' EF. I stitched it to my card base using my new best friend - Janome Sew Mini. The senitment I typed myself using CoffeeShoppe - TallSkinny font. The ribbon is some seam binding from The Ribbon Girl in the colours 'Oloroso' - even the name of it is dreamy never mind the colour and texture! I secured it in place using a PaperMania brad.

I distressed all the edges using my Tonic - Paper Distresser, and went over then with Old Paper Distress Ink. Looking at this picture - I think the wood on my post could have been a little darker - but hey ho!

I love this font from Sweet Shoppe Designs - totally my style, I just wish I could write like that! LOL. Thank goodness for word processing.

Anyway, I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
× Cute Card Thursday - #151 - Hearts & Flowers
× My Grafico - Anything Goes
× Ellephantastic Challenge - Distressing With A Love Theme

× One Stop Craft Challenges - Love Is In The Air

Thanks for stopping by today, if you have any questions please let me know. Head on over to Pear Tree Designs now and show us your lovey dovey creations. I can't wait. xo

Here you will hear of new's, our weekly challenges and other things going on! So please go over and take a look.


  1. Lovely card hun, Happy Valentines day!!! Love that ribbon and your stitching is so cute! xxxx

  2. GReat card. Love the distressed & sewn edge together looks great. I must get my sewing machine out! Thank you for playing along with us this month. Hugs x

  3. Love your card! The distressing is great and love how you done the ribbon!!! Beautiful work!

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

  4. WOW this is stunning, I love the sewing on it. The image is so pretty too. Thanks for joining in on Ellephatastic this month Hazelxoxo

  5. GORGEOUS card hunny! Love that mailbox image (would work so well for male or female) and your ribbon is amazing. Love it! Hugs, Sxx

  6. Very pretty card Lou, I love that image and the embossing folder, very simple but very effective, Your papers all look yummy hehe :) xx

  7. Very pretty card Lou, I love that image and the embossing folder, very simple but very effective, Your papers all look yummy hehe :) xx

  8. Lovely card Lou! Really like that image, perfect for our challenge at Ellephantastic. Thanks for playing along. Jill

  9. Hi, Such a pretty and cute card, love the way you have embossed the DP and that is also a sweet image. Thank you for joining us this month at Ellephantastic this month.


  10. AWESOME!!! Love the texture and the distressing! Adore the way you placed your ribbon....how fun!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Us Crazy!

  11. Sweet card! Love what you done with the ribbon!
    Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy!

  12. Love the image and it's fabulously coloured. Great touch of distressing and the ruffled ribbon is lovely. Great card.

  13. Gorgeous card Lou! Such a cute image and you've coloured it beautifully! I do like your ribbon too, very pretty.
    Thanks for taking part in this months Ellephantastic Challenge and best of luck!
    Elle DT


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