Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Everything & Always

Good morning friends! Thanks so much for dropping by to view my weekly Tuesday posting. I'm sorry to be running a bit late getting it up this morning. If the truth be told, I was up until 2:00 a.m. struggling with a challenge card for later this week and then went to bed forgetting to schedule this morning's post. I guess sometimes I get too obsessed with certain projects - LOL!!

So here is my design team card for Creative Card Crew. The challenge this week given to us by DT member Sam is to make a Valentine card. This challenge was lots of fun for me. Sometimes cards just seem to fall together. As usual, this card doesn't look much like the idea I had in mind when I first sat down, but I really love the way it came out. Red is my favorite color and you have to admit, this card is a red indulgence!

I dug way down into my stash and came up with this designer series paper from SU. I've had it for at least three years and tend to hoard it because the reds are so lovely. This cool paper ribbon has been sitting on my craft table since Christmas. I have had it literally 10 years. I don't know if they even make the stuff any more. I found a bundle of it with my Christmas wrapping gear this year and grabbed it for my cards rather than pack it away again. Two stamp sets were used - SU's Always and a Verve set my DD gave me for Christmas called Thankful Accents. A couple of Spellbinder dies and a Martha border punch also contributed to the design of this card.

This week's challenge at Creative Card Crew is sponsored by Crafty Addicts. You can win this sweet stamp to be given away by random drawing. This challenge is now biweekly so you have until February 15th to play in the challenge and participate in this drawing. I hope you will stop by and see what the other wonderful ladies in the Crew have contributed.

Fussy & Fancy - Hearts
Stamp Simply - Bleeding Hearts (red hearts)
Stamp Something - Delightfully Delicious Somethings
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Love Actually

Blessings on your day,

Update: This card was featured on Card of the Week.


Aunty Sue said...

lovely paper and stunning detail have a little something for you on my blog

Hearts Turned said...

I LOVE this card, Linda! So much to see! Love all the pattern & texture--just perfect!

Hope you have a wonderful day--and that you can catch a little nap sometime...2 am?!

Christine said...

This is so elegant Linda! Isn't it fun to find a special place for things we've been keeping for someday.

Cassie said...

this is beautiful! that is one of my favorite stamp sets of all time!! and you created something totally wonderful with it!!

Maria Matter said...

totally love this Linda! all the details are just so perfect...this is definitely a "keeper"!!! Gorgeous!
Blessings, Maria

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous papers, and I love the bow. I'm glad someone else hordes things too ! Sue C x

Beverly G said...

You've got a lot going on here, but it all works together and turned out beautiful.

Sam said...

Gorgeous card Linda, so detailed, love those papers.
Sam x

Dianne said...

Hi Linda,
This card is so elegant and gorgeous. The papers and especially the ribbon are beautiful. Made for someone special.

cheryl said...

oh this is utterly briliant stunning card and design hugs cheryl xxxxx

Annette Bowes said...

Very beautiful, love the ribbon (10 years, you are as bad as me LOL), love the flower you have made, love it all, take careX:)

Paula said...

Absolutly stunning as always Linda i adore the vibrant colours and those stamps you have used are fab.
Paula xxxx

Darlene said...

Just Beautiful!!!!

marsha said...

This is awesome! I totally love this!
Hugs, Marsha

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful card! I love the colors and the lay out. I love the vintage look but can't seem to carry it off. Yours is fantastic.

Jenny Gropp said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Stunning. Amazing..... I really like it!!!!!!!!

Linda Brun said...

Really beautiful card. Love the papers,colours and design.
Hugs, Linda

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