Monday, 4 February 2013

Love Letter

It's the beginning of a new week and time for a new challenge at Ooh La La Creations, our theme for this fortnight is - Love Story - you don't have to use an Ooh La La Creations product but we love it when you do.

I have used a gorgeous image from the latest  Ooh La La Creations CD - Yesterday's Memories - you can purchase the CD from the Ooh La La Creations online shop.

The image and  papers are both from the CD, full details of everything I have used are listed below.  I printed the image on water colour card stock and inked the edges of everything.  The smaller heart embellishments have all been treated to a layer of 3D Crystal Lacquer and I pleated some pink seam binding.

I got the idea for the little envelope with the love letter inside from my Quick Cards Made Easy magazine, there is a fabulous section in there by Julie Gibbs (Jules to those of us who know her - take a look at her blog 'Always with a Heart', make sure you have a coffee though because you will be there for some time).

As usual I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front.

Card Recipe:

Image and Papers:  Ooh La La Creations - Yesterday's Memories CD
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion
Tools:  Sizzix heart die
Embellishments:  ribbon, doily and lace from stash
Sentiment - recycled

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Deep Ocean Challenge 44 - Love and Lace
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge 205 - Vintage
Shopping Our Stash Challenge 87 - Valentines, Hearts, Red, Love etc.,
Moving Along with the Times - Punch it Out
Simply Create Too Challenge 30 - Valentines Day (or Hearts)
Stamping with the Dragon - Love is in the Air
Ladybug Crafts February Challenge - Valentines Day and/or Love
My Time to Craft 207 - Love is in the Air
Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge 47 - Romantic Love
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 52 - Make Your Own Embellishments (my glossy hearts and envelope)

Make sure you pop over the the Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our 'Love Story' challenge.

Thank you for calling this morning, please leave a comment so that I know you've been and will be able to come and visit you.



Beryl said...

This is so beautiful Pauline. Love the image - but most of all your fabulous card design with all those lovely embellishments.
Beryl xx

Andrea said...

What a beautiful card i love the little envelope and the pleating . what great idea using watercolour card for the image it gives a wonderful textured look . stunning colour scheme, a great card love it. andrea

Betty said...

Just beautiful Pauline love everything about this card

Unknown said...

Wonderful love the whole card and the idea of the little envelope in the front. I do this in my scrap booking but not so much with cards. It is an ispirational card. Yes, I am fine Pauline just busy days still after dad turning 100 two weeks ago it is a little quieter with guests gone back home...luv aNNIe

Unknown said...

Oh how beautiful is this Pauline!! So romantic looking! :))
Lizy x

Jessi Fogan said...

That image is GORGEOUS! Love the teensy envelope (such a perfect embellishment!) and the inked edges add so well to the vintage feel! Thanks so much for playing with us at Shopping our Stash this week :)

Seafield Jo said...

I love your card Pauline, it's so beautiful. The image is lovely and you've embellished your card wonderfully.

Jo x

Carol said...

This is stunning Pauline, love your ribbon and lace. Carol x

Sonia said...

Fabulous card my lovely friend^_^
This image is really beautiful and the embellishments are just perfect^_^
Have a sweet day^_^

DesignerDiva said...

This is fabulous Pauline, the little envelope on the front is so cute and love all your details
Thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Anne said...

Brilliant design Pauline, love it. Hugs x

lauren bergold said...

what a beautiful and intricate vintage-style card! i especially love that gorgeous image and also that the inside is as lovely as the front! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! ♥

rachel said...

stunning card Pauline - love the vinatge style and the soft muted tones - just beautiful xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

a beautiful card Pauline , the inmage is lovely as are the design details. janex

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

This is gorgeous Pauline. I love the image and that envelope is just fabulous. The pleated binding looks lovely over the lace and love the enamel look you have given your hearts xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Pauline. I love the vintage image and overall romantic feel you've achieved. The soft colours, and the little envelope look fab.
Lorraine x

KandA said...

This is so fabulous Pauline. I love the design with the hearts and lace and that little envelope is super xx

Marjo said...

Gorgeous card, love all the details. Thanks for playing with us at Simply Create Too

Hugz Marjo

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Pauline this is awesome, what a stunning image and design a truly wonderful creation.
lorraine x

Pia S said...

This is one gorgeous vintage inspired card! The envelope is a sweet detail, and I like how you've incorporated the hearts on both front and inside.

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is beautiful Pauline! what a gorgeous image and I love the heart doily behind it.. it's just perfect! all the embellies are really pretty…the little envelope with love letter is so sweet! the whole card has a lovely vintage feel to it… I love it! :-)
Hope you have a good week!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Sheila said...

Very elegant, thanks for joining in the challenge at mttc, good luck x

Cheryl said...

So beautiful and romantic! Gorgeous card!

Jules said...

Hi Pauline

How beautiful and romantic this looks. Love your colours and the pleated seam binding (and of course the little envelope LOL!!).

Thank you for the little shout out. It was a big decision for me when it came to "what do I call myself" in the magazine. Part of me wanted to be known as Jules because that is what most people know me as - but I knew Mum would be buying the magazine and she called me Julie so I decided she would prefer to see that.

Your envelope is super posh with its scrummy lining!

Hope you are having a good week. I am having a super busy one!!!

Love Jules xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Lovely card Pauline! I love that Magic Moonlight image, and the love letter too. Judy x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Pauline what a gorgeous image and I do love your colour choice and your design is just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Heather said...

Beautiful card! Love the tiny envelope!! Lovely colors!!
Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!!

sue w. said...

Hi Pauline, a beautiful card. Love the layout and the hearts and envelope are wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercfrafts.
Hugs Sue W.

Cec said...

Very pretty. Love the muted colours with that little pop of colour in the seam binding. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Gale said...

Beautiful vintage card Pauline. Great layout. Thanks for sharing with us at SDD and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT