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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Anything Goes #59 "To the One I Love"

Time for another challenge at Anything Goes and this time its "To the One I Love" ready for Valentine's and we have a fabulous sponsor this fortnight.  The Craft Den will now stock all the Indigo Blu stamps and to celebrate Indigo Blu are giving a £20 gift voucher to our winner to spend in their store!



Quintessentially English rubber stamps, with unique and highly detailed deep etched designs – all made in England.  IndigoBlu stamps have been featured on Create and Craft a few weeks ago.  


Here is my DT card for this challenge. I generally go for the usual red for Valentine's but decided to go vintage this time and do something a bit different.





The rose and lattice frame and sentiment are creative expressions stamps which I coloured using Tattered Rose and Walnut Stain distress inks. I've used Tim Holtz's heart wings die and the metal embellishments are from his ideology range. Builders scrim and string add to the grungy effect and the papers which I have distressed with a craft knife, are from my stash. The faux screw brads are creative expressions. The stamps, dies, inks, ideology and brads are all available from The Craft Den.

I added a concertina butterfly using the music paper and distressing it with vintage photo distress ink. This is a fab template that I was kindly given by Shirley Chillman and she has a tutorial on her blog here

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
craftybootschallenges.blogspot.com/ Inspired by a song - There goes the strings of my heart
critterchallengeblog.blogspot.com Use 3 embellishments
ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/ Always Anything Goes
papercreationsink.com love/Romance
paperprettiesblog.blogspot.com/ Create a Valentine's project





23 comments:

  1. Great card with fab vintage feel hugs trace x

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  2. oh this is one gorgeous vintage card hun,brilliant layout hugs Cherylxxx

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  3. beautiful, thanks for entering it into the CBN challenge, good luck xx

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  4. Great vintage look to your card and I love the embellishments. There goes the Strings of my Heart is a good choice of song for your design.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  5. Love the eclectic feel to this and the metal embellies are gorg! x

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  6. Joanie,
    So much WOW to look at here! Love your eclectic compilation of elements and the way that you framed the sentiment is wonderful. Just a gorgeous Valentine/Love card. Great for many occasions. :)


    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

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  7. Lovely card Joanie, loving the metal and the layout, Gaynor :)

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  8. I really love all the elements you have used together. The frame is so nice as is the Love sentiment. You have done a really good job with this card and thank you so much for sharing it with us at Crafty Boots Challenges for our Inspired by a Song Title theme. xx Denise

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  9. Gorgeous card, many thanks for sharing the love at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week!

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  10. This is lovely! I am liking the vintage touch! Thank you for sharing at Paper Creations Ink and good luck with the challene. Judy x GDT

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  11. Good choise to go Vintage! It's absolutely gorgeous! You have put everything so perfect together!
    Hugs Annette

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  12. Love this vintage look. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Boots. Zo x

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  13. Joanie this is just stunning with lots of lovely stamping and embellishments. Colour and layout fabulous and of course I adore the butterfly.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  14. Gorgeous card, such a fab design and added detail! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake this week...good luck :) Donna ♥ x

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  15. A beautiful vintage style card - thanks for joining the Joanna Sheen Celebrations Challenge.

    Wendy -x-

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  16. A wonderful card, looks really fab. Great, that you've add this concertina butterfly :) Thanks for joining us on FSC.

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  17. A beautiful vintage card with lots of detail and a brilliant job on the concertina butterfly.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Avril

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  18. How lovely and detailed!!
    Thanks for joining us PaperCreations Ink Challenges:)
    Huggs
    Lynn xx

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  19. Hi

    Ooh this is lovely!! I love the way you have added texture to this card. All the elements just work so perfectly together. I wish I could create pretty vintage style cards like this one.

    thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

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  20. So much detail to look at - really nice. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look.
    TFS
    Paul
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

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  21. Joanie, a gorgeous vintage Valentine with loads of details to absorb. Thank you so much for joining us atvFashionable Stamping Challenge. Yvonne

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  22. Love the colors, and your Design are beautiful!!!
    Hugs Nat

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  23. Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that you have a wonderful weekend!

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