Tuesday 24 January 2012

Valentine's Day - Craft-Room Challenge DT Project

Hi, it's time for a new challenge over at the Craft-Room Challenge.  I can't believe how quickly the weeks fly by.  The entries to Clean and Simple were as stunning as always, it is always so difficult to choose a top 3!  This time it was my turn to choose a theme and, as Valentine's Day is getting near, I thought this would be the perfect time for those Valentine creations. There's a £10 voucher to spend in Craft-Room Online Shop for one random lucky winner (and there is 30% off everything at the moment!) and, as always, we will choose a top 3. The usual rules apply.

I decided to make a card and a keepsake gift for my other half:

I wanted to keep the card fairly simple:  the card base is Kraft cardstock, the dps are from the TH seasonal pad, and the rose is a La Blanche stamp, coloured with Jenny Bowlin Cough Syrup ink mixed with a little water. A little lace, some rafia, and a TH pearl to finish.  I think I should've put "Love" somewhere else though as, because of the paper, it looks like E Love! 

Using a circle of chipboard (with a stand) from CI, I made a bit of a keepsake.  We don't have very many photos of the two of us, but this one is probably my favourite and was taken in Crete two years ago.  Again, the dps are from the TH seasonal paper stack, and I've added some bits and pieces, such as ribbon & gems etc.

The heart is a flat wooden one, which I've covered with Viva Ferro Metal Colour, added a SU brad and a word tile.  I've never used the Viva Ferro before, so any other suggestions for it's use are welcomed!

Jar Of Hearts

A TH corked vial filled with minature punched hearts, a memo pin pushed through the cork and a "Love" ticket.

  "The key to my heart" laid over the the same La
 Blanche Rose as on the card above - my other half once (a long time ago!) bought me the most beautiful red roses that were like suede (never got them again though!), hence using the large rose stamp on both creations.

I'm really looking forward to visiting your blogs to see your Valentine creations, so have fun and please check out the other DT creations for inspiration, as they are fantastic.

I'd like to enter my creation/s into the following challenges:

Paper Creations Ink:  Love/Romance
Penny Black & More:  Love and Hearts (card only)
Crafty Emma's Store Challenge:  Anything But A Card (present only)
Wags n Whiskers:  Valentines/Love (card only)
Crafter's Companion:  Love Is In The Air (card only)
Just Tracy's Crafts Challenge:  Love Is In The Air
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop:  Be My Valentine
Maria x


Nikki Byrne said...

This is just beautiful Maria :o) Nikki

hazel said...

It's so beautiful Maria - a lovely keepsake.
xxx Hazel.

craft-roomjulia said...

Hi Maria, this is just gorgeous, yet again you have excelled yourself. Love it. Julia xxxx

Mervi said...

Stunning project Maria, so lovely and beautiful!
Thanks for sharing at Penny Black and More;-))m

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Maria, what a handsome couple you are ! Nice to see a photo ! Love your beautiful card and keepsake . That rose stamp is fab and love how you have coloured it . So many fantastic details on here, love the little button and the key and the little vial with the hearts so sweet.


Zoechaos said...

Maz thank you for a lovely theme this time round. Your projects are wonderful lovely keepsake picture for your OH extra special as it is made with love.

Have you tried adding texture to your projects with dimension pastes or crumpling paper? Just touching those with Viva Metallic paints just bring a little extra something to the projects. XOXO Zoe

Jill said...

What a lovely creation, perfect for our challenge. Thanks for playing along at Just Tracys this month. Jill

Shirley said...

I love the muted vintage look to your card. Your layout is great and the embellishments and lace border finish it off beautifully.
Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at penny Black and More and good luck in our prize draw.


brenda said...

Two really lovely creations Maria, the circle one is especially beautiful and such a great keepsake.

Thank you so much for joining in our Love and Hearts theme at Penny Black and More Challenge this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

B x

Sarah said...

Both of these are wonderful Valentine projects, I particularly like the keepsake you have made.

Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Sarah x

Jean said...

Both gorgeous projects Maria. It is a beautiful rose stamp and I love that metal brad. Jean x

karen said...

Such gorgeous work, wonderful project, thanks so much for joining us at CES this week, karen

Jennifer said...

Love this!! Thanks for playing at CES this week xx Jenny xx

Berry said...

Aww fab work thanks for playing at Just traceys hugs Rebekah xx

sammi said...

So pretty. Love the vintage look. Thanks for playing in our Love And Romance challenge at Paper Creations Ink. ~~Sammibug,~~ Guest Designer for Paper Creations Ink.

Ink Art Designs said...

There is some much love can see it in all the detail. This is a wonderful way to show your favourite picture.
Dot x

Karen Hasheck said...

Awesome card and box for our Love/Romance challenge! Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Creations Ink!

Unknown said...

Beautiful and a wonderful keepsake. Thanks for sharing them with us at Just Tracy's challenge.

Vicky Hayes said...

What a gorgeous project in every tiny detail Maria! I love all the little 'findings' . I think you might have to mention those roses to your other half and tell him how much you liked them... you just never know what might happen! Vicky x