Sunday 12 January 2014


Hello to all my lovely friends and  followers. today I am posting a card I have specifically made for a challenge The Live and  Love Crafts Challenge is perfume and  it just caught my fancy. Its the first time I've done this normally I have something suitable.

I used the box and bottle from Prada Amber Perfume one of my favourite perfumes as my inspiration for the colours

This is the card with my inspiration perfume.

This is the close up of the card


Card Recipe

Blank card Craftwork cards
Maroon paper from my stash
Pattern paper Melissa Frances 5th Avenue
LOTV stamp Getting Ready painted with Promarkers and Copic pens
Spellbinder circle die
Tattered rose die from eBay covered in Vintage pink frontage from GNPE
Lace from Dainty Crafts Washington
Flowers roses and orchids Wild Orchid Crafts
Prada label taken from box
Small perfume file made from a sample bottle and  decorated with silver card and  bead cap
filled with coloured water.
Wooden heart from small gift shop in Didsbury
Melissa Frances hanger just seen from Live and  Love Crafts
I am not too happy with these photos even though I've had a couple of goes I think the frantage on the die is giving a reflection well that's the excuse!! Much nicer in the hand.
I hope you  have all had a good weekend doing some nice  things. I managed to get to Dainty Crafts at Washington yesterday. They sell gorgeous lace and I replenished some I had run out of. Also popped into the Papercraft shop to  get some nice linen and  hammered white paper for inserts.
I'm entering this card in Live and  Love Crafts Challenge Blog January theme Perfume and  LOTV monthly challenge Anything goes
As I wasn't too happy with the original photo I am adding this image think its a bit better .




  1. Absolutely stunning card! This is such a cute image and I love all of your beautiful embellishments. Good luck in the challenge, you deserve to win!

  2. This is really lovely Carole, love LOTV they are my favourite stamps and the embellishments and lace are perfect truly beautiful card huggles Sue xx

  3. absolutely beautiful card carole,, gorgeous stamp image, fabulous layout, and ingenious use of the sample perfume bottle.
    hope you win.

  4. I absolutely love this card! Your ideas for this card have been so creative. The little perfume bottle is a wonderful touch. You're going from strength to strength with your card making. This card should definitely win the challenge. Debra x

  5. Oh I love your take on the perfume challenge and what a great idea with the perfume on the card. Thanks for playing with us at LLC.
    Hugs Tracy x

  6. Wow, this is stunning Carole. Gorgeous image and detail. The mini perfume bottle is a lovely touch.

  7. Hi Carole,
    I know what you mean...sometimes it's so hard to get the pics right when there are glossy and glittery accents on the card. This adorable stamp is perfect for LLC:s perfume challenge and I love the fact that you used the PRADA sample on the card.Very sweet card; thanks for linking up to the LLC challenge again.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @ Live & Love Crafts

  8. This is very pretty Carole, perfect take on the perfume theme ...what an unusual idea for a challenge!.

    Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge - good luck!

    Anne x
    Lili of the Valley

  9. Absolutely stunning card Carole, the image with the glittery die cut is so pretty.

    Hugs diane


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