Saturday, January 18, 2014

Surprise, surprise--Traditional Valentine!



Not sure my blue Valentine trend has caught on, so today's card is back to red & pink.  Actually, I couldn't pass up a chance to win a DeNami gift certificate by playing in the Curtain Call challenge. In addition to the red & pink, I also took inspiration from the flowers, doily & twine. The Memory Box Heart die cut is dry embossed, spritzed with pink mist & sprinkled with glitter.  The doily is also spritzed with pink & I added some drops of red.  Bought a package of Bazzill border die cuts long ago--so glad to make use of one here.  The sweet roses were in the package of goodies given to me by Joy when I met her in Indy.  Isn't this Penny Black sentiment (every happiness, 40-198) perfect for a Valentine? Hope you're not tired of seeing them--still have more to make! I'm also entering the challenge at SS Wednesday.

33 comments:

MaggieC said...

Definitely more traditional but I liked the blue theme too. Thank you for your visit and it was good to hear your comments. I would like to bet that your computer either needs Windows update or has done some. My computers are all set to back up to a big server automatically, but all of a sudden, it lost the ability to do those backups, so I had to do them manually. Two weeks later, without me doing anything, but after the next automatic Windows backup happened, the server suddenly started to behave as it was designed to. The difficult backups always seem to come through on a Tuesday. I sometimes cannot do comments using the Kindle,obviously not holding my mouth right. Hope yours gets its knickers out of the twist it has got into. xx Maggie

Barb said...

Oh, my! It's gorgeous, Greta! Love all the different elements you used!

Lin said...

Such a pretty Valentine, Greta! Love everything about it!

Sue Butler said...

Hello Greta,
Your Valentine cards have been wonderful, and this one is just gorgeous, the doily looks great as the Bg.
Smiles:)
Sue

Lin said...

Me again, back in my official capacity.......your embossed heart is perfect for our challenge this week, Greta! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Cat Craig said...

Sweet Valentine Greta! (Though I loved that blue one) The traditional colors and the lacy bit is perfectly romantic.

Joyce said...

This is so very beautiful.

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

I love this card! The bouquet on the heart is so pretty!

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness Greta, this card is gorgeous! I love the heart embossed and those beautiful flowers on it and twine. That doily looks amazing behind the heart with the sprays. Your little border is just the perfect added touch with the bling. The sentiment, just perfect with this heart!

Lisa said...

Layers of Valentine prettiness Greta! The cluster of roses is darling and a girl can never go wrong with a pretty paper doily!!

Dawn Turley said...

this traditional Valentine is beautiful Greta.

Jessi Fogan said...

I';ve loved all your valentines! The sparkle on the heart is fabulous, and I just LOVE that little bouquet!

Tracey McNeely said...

Greta the embossed heart is fabulous! Love your card. Thank you so much for joining us at the Curtain Call!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Very beautiful, I agree the embossed heart is fabulous! You've been very productive ! Happy Sunday, Shirleyx

Rosemary said...

lovely take on the inspiration photo, greta... love the embossed heart and the sweet cluster of flowers!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

What a sweet Valentine! Love the textured heart! Thanks so much for joining us at the Curtain Call!!

~amy~ said...

How pretty! love the embossed heart!
Thanks for playing with us at Curtain Call♥

Irene said...

Absolutely stunning and beautiful Greta. Oh my I do love your textured heart, and your little flower spray is gorgeous.
luv
irene
xxxx

joy said...

This is one exquisite Valentine, Greta! I love everything about it. Good luck in the challenges.

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...your totally rocked this card! So beautiful, classy and very elegant. I love all your amazing details, I see a winning card with this one!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh this is BEAUTIFUL! Love the pretty cluster of roses! Pretty as can be!

alexandra s.m. said...

It is everything i like Greta, texture, sweet colors, a doily! Yum...
Lovely card in every way!!
Thank You~

Robin K. said...

This is exquisite Greta!! Such a perfect take on the inspiration photo!!!

♥Gemma♥ said...

Wow this is stunning Greta and beautiful take on the photo too...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Mrs A. said...

This is Georgeous. Off to see the blue version now!!. Hugs Mrs A.

cm said...

Exquisite and stunning, Greta! Blue, red, pink, purple, neon orange: in your hands 'any' colour would result in a stunning Valentine card!! Your take on the photo: fresh and inspired! Once again, fabulous reigns supreme!! Hugs~c

Kanan Pandya said...

This is gorgeous, Greta. Beautiful take on the challenge. Love those roses and embossed heart on that pretty doily, too beautiful. :-)

Maria said...

So lovely and romantic! Love the embossed heart with sweet touches of roses and twine!

Kailash said...

Absolutely gorgeous design Greta, I love those roses:-)

Emily Keaton said...

I loved seeing your blue Valentine, Greta, but I must admit that this traditional Valentine couldn't be sweeter! Your flower cluster and twine treatment are perfect :)

Marybeth said...

Greta this is gorgeous ! I love your cluster of flowers and twine, it reminds me of one of those fancy Valentine boxes you get at Sees Candy ...only if you pay way extra for the fancy box.
Love the embossed heart too!

Trinh said...

Oh this is gorgeous! It reminds me of the fancy heart-shaped box of chocolates.

Bonnie said...

I love the added color on the doily, the embossed heart and the lovely flowers! I agree that this sentiment is so perfect for so many occasions.