Monday, 11 February 2013

Love you always

I am really enjoying making my new CAS style cards,
but it isn't coming easy to me.
I knew Valentine's was going to be a challenge.

The first thing I had in my head was the paper - 
this Brocade digi paper from Pink Petticoat is so gorgeous.
Note to Liz Armstrong: If you ever branch out into wallpaper, 
this design would look amazing in my bedroom ;-)


The next thing I used was the wooden bird cage from Crafty Emblies, which I spray painted silver.
The little, wooden birds were covered in a bright, flowery paper which just didn't work - so I glued them up and dipped them in some fine, silver glitter.


The banner came about by accident really. It was a shape left on my desk from a previous make and I just happened to have a sentiment that fitted it perfectly!
I added the ribbon to cover up the fact that, when I cut the paper, that edge didn't have a white border!

Challenges.
My Mum's Craft Shop - Valentine's / Love
One Stop Craft - Love is in the Air
Allsorts - Valentine's
Polkadoodles - Valentine's Love
Paper Crafting Journey - Love
Aud Sentiments - Adult Valentine's
Creative Creations - It Must Be Love (2nd entry)

  • Pink Petticoat, Brocade digi paper
  • Craft Emblies wooden birdcage
  • Wooden Birds with fine silver glitter
  • Lace, white satin ribbon and gems
  • Making Memories die cut 'love' sticker

22 comments:

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Caroline. I love the design and the papers and sentiment are so beautiful.
Sue xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

This is so classy Caroline - love the shabby-chic look and the lace trim on the birdcage. Oooh, and those glittery birds are fabulous!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,such a lovely design.xxx

dutchess said...

lovely card...thanks for joining us at polka doodles and good luck ...Margaret

Laura said...

such a pretty card! so glad you linked up with us at Aud Sentiments!

catherine said...

I love this one Caroline. The bird cage looks great and love the papers too
x catherine

Stressed Stamper said...

v sweet - bubby got a bought one this yr - shame on me - not enough hrs in the day!
Hugs
Sarah x

Helen said...

A lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Helen xx

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining our love challenge at allsorts this week Tracy x

Katina said...

Fabulous! I'm loving your CAS cards too.
xx

pinky said...

Love your pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week.
Pinky

Eve said...

Hi Caroline,
this card would look fabulous in an expensive boutique and would sell for alot of money.
Beautiful xx

Lee said...

Love everything about this imaginative creation.Hugs x

Carol Christie said...

Beautiful card, it is so elegant :) Thanks for joining us at Creative Creations this time, Carol x

Monica Bramorski said...

Amazing card Caroline! :-) So elegant! It´s nice to have you at Polka Doodels this week. Goog luck. xxx Monica Polka Doodles DT
http://www.myloveforpapers.blogspot.com

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love the glittery birds!! Hugs Juls

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous.xxx

Asha said...

Wow! So very elegant, Caroline. Thanks for playing with us at PolkaDoodles. Hope to see you again next week. ... x
Asha - PolkaDoodles DT
Sunny Summer Crafts

Gale said...

Beautiful card Caroline. Love your birdcage and sparkly birds. Thanks for joining us at PCJ and good luck in our "Love" challenge. Hugs, Gale DT

Fiona said...

this is beautiful...very elegant!!

Thanks for joining us at MMCS this month.

Fi
x

alethea said...

This is stunning! Love the birdcage! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles!! HUgsx

jackid said...


This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
Jacki xx(PCJ DT)
http://scullduggery-cardsbyjacki.blogspot.co.uk/