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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Nicecrane Valentine 2 - Wednesday 5th February

Hello Friends!

Goodness last night was pretty sleepless with all the wind and rain (should be used to it by now!); I hope none of you were affected by more flooding. Thankfully, a sodden lawn aside, we are very very lucky but I do really feel for those who aren't, especially considering so many are all around us in Gloucestershire and Somerset.

Today I would like to  welcome my latest follower, Helen Phillips, who has her own blog: Helen's Corner. You really should pop over and visit for her gorgeous vintage style designs. Thank you Helen for following, I hope you enjoy looking at my cards as much as I do yours!
The link to Helen's blog is

Today's card is the second of my design team cards this month, for Nicecrane Designs. There are some gorgeous vintage  images available here - both pre-coloured and ready for you to colour yourselves. I have linked the logo picture at the bottom of my post to the shop.

Today's card uses another pre-coloured image, as did yesterday's but whilst that was muted and given extremely vintage 'treatment', this time I have (I think) given it an updated twist.

 The front of the card is a simple mat and layer on black and red to compliment the colours on the image sheet. Whereas yesterday I printed the image on a thin, linen paper, this one is printed on photo paper. All I added to the front is a ribbon and a glittered  3D foam heart from Scrapbook Adhesives.

It is inside this card that I had added a littler surprise! I covered the base of the inside, top and bottom with black card and used printed heart paper from a Pink Petticoat download as the insert.

I cut a  1in x 2in pop out from the centre of the card and adhered two hearts cut with Spellbinders Classic Hearts. The card was some left over card that I had embossed and used on another card.

I do like making little pop up's, but haven't done so for a while, so this was a bit of fun!

Next I used a digitally downloaded sentiment, cut on Labels 17 and matted and layered on red card. I inked the  edges of the hearts and  white label with worn lipstick distress ink and to finish I added red ribbon and a bow.

By the way, I haven't forgotten the blog candi I promised once I got to 70 followers, it was just that last month 'ran away with me' a little....I'm planning the draw for February 14th, just to spread a little love :)

That's all for today folks, stay warm and safe wherever you are!

The link to Nicecrane is 

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Inside and pretty and fun. It's great how you promote new followers. Thanks for the visit and comment.

  2. A beautiful card, great design using a brilliant image.
    Shocking night here as well, mind you not as bad as some people have had.
    Hazel and I canceled our meeting for today because of the horrible weather
    Enjoy the rest of your day

    Patricia xx

  3. LOve that vintage image, your card is divine! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  4. Crafty Creations indeed! Carole!! This card is so well thought out and sweet. I really admire how you "fooled" us with the outside being so simple and sweet then brought some real WOW!! on the inside. Inside and out your card is amazing : )

    So sorry to hear you are suffering from the weather! I will keep you in my prayers. (((((Hugs)))))

  5. Thank you, Carole, you are so kind! And I am happy following your blog and enjoy your creations!

  6. Beautiful card, love how you have done the inside. Hazel x

  7. Love the Nicecrane image Carole and the inside of your card is stunning, I do love that pop-up element. Keep safe and warm. Hugs, Anne x

  8. Another gorgeous vintage image and I love the card you made with it.