Thursday 13 February 2014


Good afternoon to all my lovely friends and followers. Hope you have had a good week so far. I've just come in, been out this morning to my craft club and made a man card then to Thai Chi this afternoon . So feeling very calm and relaxed just right for blogging and catching up on my comments.
The card I'm posting today is a card I've made with a love theme so many of the challenges had this theme as its so close to Valentine's Day. I don't normally do many Romance cards but thought I'd give it a go. The only time I usually do this type of thing is when I have commissions or wedding anniversaries. I hope you like it I decided to do a step card for a change then when I got into it wished I hadn't as it didn't seem to be working at first. I'm reasonable pleased now with the finished card


Card Recipe

Step card from Craftwork Cards
Paper an old Do crafts pad I won about three years ago in a competition
Sentiment LOTV Anniversary Surprise coloured with distress ink pens
Spellbinder circle and scalloped circle dies
Lace hearts from Dovecraft covered in Shabby Pink Frantage
Lace from Dainty Crafts Washington
Roses WOC
Card from Ross Papercraft Show
Gold heart and  Love sentiment from my stash
Believe sentiment K&Co from Michaels USA
Small hearts centres from Martha Stewart hearts border punch
Pearl Trim local craft store Boyes
I hope that you all kept safe yesterday the wind here was terrific thankfully we are lucky and  have no damage just our ear drums !! I hope that you all have a lovely Valentine's Day. We've not got anything planned but might just open a bottle of Champagne to celebrate tomorrow evening.
Enjoy the weekend and  hope you manage to  do something nice despite the awful weather.
I'm entering this in the following Challenges, The Ribbon Girl Romance, Live and  Love Crafts Love n' Lace , Crafting by Designs Anything for Love   Deep Ocean Challenge Love is all around Whimsy Monthly Challenge Love is in the Air Grapitmarkers ChallengeFloral/Love



  1. I don't do many romance cards either so all of these love challenges have definitely taken me out of my comfort zone! Your card is gorgeous - the step card works so well. I love how you layered the scalloped circles, I've never seen that done before and it looks so effective. Stunning colouring too!

  2. Glad you carried on with the stepper card as it looks lovely! Really sweet image with your fab colouring and I especially like the frantaged hearts at the back. Looks like a winner to me Carole :). Debra x

  3. Hi Carole, I think your stepper card is really lovely and of course I'm LOTV mad. I still have lots of crafty things I bought at Michael's that I don't want to use LOL this sentiment is gorgeous. You should join our challenge over at you could win $20 to spend on Paper Shelter Digi images. Lots of huggles keep warm and safe Sue xxx

  4. Fab image and design, this is so pretty Carole. Lovely card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  5. well i love doing romantic card Carole, this is beautiful, love the image, gorgeous colours and design.

  6. Hi! You have made a wonderful card but I'm sorry to say that you are only allowed the enter two more challenges besides our back at WOC. Lucky, there is still time to make another entry if you like. :)

    Best regards, Malin ♥

  7. Such an adorable card, I just love this image.
    Thanks for joining us at LLC.
    Hugs Tracy x
    I have Candy on my blog if you get time to pop over

  8. Such a precious image and I love images colored with distress inks! Pretty lace too! Thanks so much for joining us at LLC this month. Hope to see you back!

  9. Gorgeous project - thanks so much for entering the Whimsy/Graph'It challenge this week, don't forget you can also enter into the Graph'It challenge too with your card! You still have time to enter here x

  10. So pretty! And perfect for our love/floral theme at Graph It Colouring challenge. Thanks for joining us. Take care Zo xx (DT)

  11. This is so gorgeous Carole, great colouring and design,Thanks for playing along with us at Graph'It Colour Challenge, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  12. What a sweet e romantic card!! I love it!
    Thank you for joining us at Deep Ocean Challenge!


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