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Hi, nice to have you stop by today.
I hope your weather is either warming up or cooling down depending on where you live.
Here in Australia it has been a real scorcher this week. I reckon there were quite a few unfortunate souls doing their best lobster impersonations at BBQ's around the country on Australia Day.
It's been a very busy week for me with my return to work and my boys back at school after our summer school holidays. A couple of days spent preparing our house for inspection, but sadly no offer to buy it.
I had hoped to get crafty in the evenings but just felt too exhausted with all that and the heat too.
But I did at least get my card made for this weeks
I've been getting in to the romantic spirit with Valentines Day fast approaching and I have to say I am pretty pleased with the card that I made.
The card is made using two stamps sets from Stampin' Up! called A Rose Is A Rose and Notably Ornate.
Papers are also from Stampin' Up!
I inked around the edges of the flourished frame with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
The roses and leaves are created using a two step process. For the roses I stamped first in Riding Hood Red and then in Memento Tuxedo Black and for the leaves I used Old Olive and Memento Tuxedo Black.
For the inside of the card I created the frame by stamping just the edge of the Notably Ornate flourish frame around the edges and also the bud of the roses. Again I used a dauber to just very lightly ink around the edges with the Tuxedo Black ink.
I have to be honest and say I am really happy with how this card ended up. I had no idea in the beginning what I was going to create and this just sort of evolved. I did end up getting a bit carried away in the end and even stamped the envelope.
Ok that's enough of my card, lol!!
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Did you happen to get the chance to check out last week's Make It Monday linky party? Wow, there were so many amazing entries linked up, 236 to be exact. That is some serious inspiration, let me tell you!
Our sponsor this week is the wonderful
They are offering a fabulous prize this week of a $10 gift voucher.
To be in with a chance to win this prize all you need to do is comment on one of the entries in this week's Make it Monday linky party. Be sure to mention you saw them on MIM. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning.
Head on over now and check out the amazing cards the talented Design Team have created to share with you this week.
Now, here's the hard part..........
Choosing just one entry from last week to feature as my favourite.
Well I know this lady was chosen as our featured blogger over at MIM this week too but I really just couldn't go past her amazing layout.
created this absolute stunner
I mean seriously, look at those beautiful hand made flowers!
Head on over to Celeste's blog to see them in more detail.
Thank you for sharing with us Celeste.
Come on, join us this week for another fun linky party. Take a tour around the amazing blogs that link up and share you latest creation with us too. You can even share an older post with us if you like. Maybe you have an all time favourite you would like to shed some light on once again.
See you there!