Saturday, 28 January 2012

Have a Heart for Allsorts

 Good morning. I hope this scheduled post finds you all fit and healthy and those not I wish you well soon.
I am currently in Leeds visiting my Dad who as some of you may know had a heart attack last weekend - the good news is that he is home and sounding a lot brighter than when I first spoke to him this week.

With all the events of this week the new challenge theme at
as picked by the lovely Helene
seems very apt indeed!!

So here's what I did

I started by stamping the gorgeous sentiment onto a luggage tag and then added a few stamped swirls and a postage stamp image around the edges before I distressing it with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. I added some string and a grosgrain ribbon bow and a pearly heart.
This was then attached at a jaunty angle onto a piece of cardstock that I stamped with a script text stamp and inked the distressed edges.

I then added a scrummy pink felt heart with a smaller kraft heart attached with a staple and a rolled rose.
Can you see the gorgeous giant ric rac ribbon behind the tag - I love it!
A few adhesive gems to finish it off - and that's it done - not my usual style but I really quite like it - would love to know what you think?

Challenges I will link up to when I get back from Leeds later this evening:

DRS - Hearts
Inky Impressions - Heart You
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Anything Goes - To The One I Love
Sweet Stamps - Love
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft - All You Need is Love

Thanks for popping by.
Hope you have a fab weekend.


Cheryl said...

oh gosh Hun this is just stunning,the layout and detail is just first class,love it to bits,bless you too for playing at anything goes,this week too hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Claire said...

I love this card, beautiful colours and loads of gorgeous elements on it too, lots of dimension and texture making a beautiful creation. Hope all is well with your Dad, good to hear he is feeling well and he is back home. Have a safe journey back home. Hugs, Claire xx

Lisa Jane said...

Oh Debs this is fabulous ... i love everything about it - and the sentiment is beautiful
Lisa x

Annie said...

I love it Debs! a great shabby chic creation and pretty embellishments. hope all goes well with your visit to your Dad.
hugs, annie x

DesignerDiva said...

This is so lovely Debs, the pink and lilac together with the naturals is fab! Very artistic and creative as much of your beautify creations lately!
Hope your Dad is fine and was helped by a visit from his beautiful daughter and her lovely family!
Big hugs
Laurie xx

Anonymous said...

Oh Debs, this is so beautiful! I love how you've put everything together and the gorgeous vintage feel it has. I'm so glad your Dad is sounding better and I hope he has a speedy recovery.

Donna Mosley said...

Oh! Debs, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad hun. You must all have been worried sick. So glad he's home and I hope his recovery is a speedy one. Love the very beautiful card, gorgeous design and details.


Donna x

Pop's Cards said...

Beautiful colours on this card hun and such a beautiful design :) ♥ Pops x x x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card sweetie loving the fab sentiment on the tag its perfect.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Sue said...

This is really gorgeous Debs! what a beautiful design! I love the colours and layout. The tag looks fab and I love your heart and rolled rose - so pretty!
I really hope your dad is doing okay hun!!
Sending you Big Big Hugs!
Love Sue xx

Chris said...

Hi Debs, first of all I am glad to hear that your dad is recovering and will be going home. This card is absolutely adorable and I just love all the embellishments you added. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Rose Petal said...

Hello Debs. This is so beautiful and I just love the design with the distressing, loads of wonderful details and texture.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Thanks for sharing the love at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week.

Warm hugs

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card Debs, hope you are ok and pleased to hear your Dad's on the mend
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Shelia said...

what a lovely card. love the details and design of this. Thanks for playing along in the hearts challenge at DRS Designs!

Shannin said...

Debs your card is beautiful. I am so sorry to hear about you dad. Im sure he is happy to be home and I hope he feels better. Thank you so much for joining us for our “Heart You” Challenge over at Inky Impressions Challenges. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and good luck.


Lisa M said...

I really love the contrasts in color on this card. That light shade of tag REALLY makes the sentiment pop and all your embellishments are beautifully paired. Very pretty creation!! :)

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

Pam said...

Really beautiful done in the purple and I adore all your embellies. It has a fabulous shabby chicness to it! Thanks for joining us at DRS Designs.

maxine said...

Hi Debs this is a beautiful card great layout x

Joey said...

Debs this is gorgeous, love your colourchoice and gorgeous details, thanks for joining us at inky impressions.Joey x

Shelly said...

Super card for our 'All you need is love' challenge this week, I love the sentiment and the way it all comes together! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Shelly x

Sue said...

So pretty! I love your colors and your jaunty angle!

Thanks for visiting and playing at DRS Designs - Good Luck in the contest!

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Debs, so many fabulous details! Love the giant ricrac - go on, tell me where you got it so I can do some naughty spending ;o)

So sorry to hear about your dad, glad he's doing better now xx

PS. postie hasn't brought anything today, will email you when your mystery post arrives! Lisa x

Punkydoodle Papers said...

This was a perfect for the heart Challenge at Inky Impressions! I love your color combo! Please join us again soon!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Debs this is gorgeous what a lovely design the embellishments and colours look wonderful.
Lorraine x

April said...

This is a beautiful card! I really love the vintage look. thanks for joining Inky Impressions.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful Debs.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Steph said...

Gorgeous card. Love the vintage feel and that gorgeous pink! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes, hope to see you again soon! x

ribenaruby said...

Hi Debs, love how you used the tag as your centre piece, great distressing and vintage look too. Hope you're ok and glad to hear your dad is a little better, take care! Ruby x

Gaynor said...

Just beautiful, love the colours, thanks for sharing with us at Anything goes, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)