Sunday, February 12, 2012

Challenge # 35 - "Romance is in the Air"

Here we are almost in February and our attention turns to love.  The challenge this time is "Romance is in the Air". 

In the past challenge we had some wonderful entries, but they did not follow the theme.  I don't have many requirements and my themes are usually pretty broad, but you really should make sure that you have followed the theme as I want all entries eligible to be a winner.

Here are some ideas for you by the Design Team.
My card uses an image I have had for a while and I am not sure of the origin.  I started with a basic card.  On that I placed some decorator paper with white stars on a a blue background.  On top of that is a layer of lace.  The image is on a blue mat and the same blue cardstock was cut into scrolls with a Spellbinders die.  As a finishing touch, I added three flowers I found in my stash.
I needed to make an engagement card for some friends so this was a perfect challenge for me!!
Papers are from a new 6 x 6 Bo Bunny pad which were great for this vintage style card with co-ordinating embellishments.
For my card, I wanted to use one of my collected vintage images and this sweet cupid girl went perfectly with a sheet of kraft base paper I've had for over a year (American Crafts--LOVE Many Splendored). Of course I used Walnut Stain Distress Ink to shade all the elements and distress the card edges. I stamped the sentiment on velum and hand cut into a banner. I also used the DI to tone down the twine on the button.
It is time for making Valentine's Cards! I love to give cards to friends and I make as many as I can. With this card, romance is definitely in the air. The image is a free download from ArtFreebies (another website by June of Dezinaworld!). I used a beautiful piece of origami paper over the red card stock (looks hot pink in the scan...) and I decorated with flowers. Enjoy and spread the love!
Hello everody, Valerie here. I have made a tag in Victorian romantic look, with lace, vintage roses, hearts and a cupid.   Have a good week you all!
Romance is in the air ... and aren't they sooooo sweet .... stamped (stamp by Heindesign) on white card, coloured with Koh-i-noors and Copics and layered on FancyPants Design papers.
Jenn's card uses a large heart-shaped sticker made of gemstones, mounted onto Kraft cardstock and sprayed with Bubblegum Pink and Cherry Glimmer Mists. That piece was mounted onto a Kraft card, also spritzed with Bubblegum Glimmer Mist and Spun Sugar Smooch Spritz. Rub-on sentiments are from Stampin' Up!
Of the Heart is graciously sponsoring the challenge "Romance is in the Air".  They are the originaters of the International Stamp-a-Month Club - which started in 1995. There is no sign up fee, no contract and it's only $10.95 a month plus $2.99 shipping.  FOUR choices each month, too!

One of my favorite things that Of the Heart carries is 3D paper tole sheets.  They are reasonably priced and are so much fun to use and the paper tole gives an elegant look to your cards.  Of the Heart is known for their card kits, which they have consented to give as a prize to the randomly picked winner of this challenge.


  1. Love all the "romantic" creations!!!

  2. Fantstic challenge and great inspiration Vicki! I can see my magnet in the link up above and I wrote about it on english on my blog! =)There is a google translate futher down in the righ column.
    Hugs, Elenor

  3. Gorgeous inspiration!!

    Hey Vicki, can you pls chk the Digi Darla DT blog? I need to know if you're in the hop for this coming Sunday .. you'll see the details under the post heading "FEB 5th HOP - Optional" thanks!

  4. I used to scrapbook and have made a handful of cards, but never got into it much. Yours are really beautiful!

  5. Wonderful inspiration here ladies and all so varied too.
    Thanks for a great challenge.
    Fliss x

  6. Awesome Challenge and Beautiful DT Inspirations! Have a wonderful week! Happy Creating! Sara

  7. Simply lovely. So much talent.
    Thank you for stopping by for Pink Saturday. I'll comment on your other blog but could not resist the title of this one. :)
    Much love!

  8. Am following as Charli! great challenge!

  9. Thank you so much for the win! Edwin is so cute, I love coloring him up in my cards. Thank you for the card kit!! NancyD