Friday 24 February 2012

Love, Everyday Enchantment and lace

I do like to roll my sleeves up for Make My Monday every week! They have a different theme every month, with weekly challenges based on it, and this month it's 'Romance'. I was very nearly stumped by this weeks theme though - Victorian Romance! It really isn't my style at all! But when I spotted some Chantilly lace ribbon in my ribbon box I had an idea... Come and see:

What do you think? I've made one of my favourite clean and simple cards but the lace and the papers are a very definite nod to the Victorian era. I chose a swirly script sentiment too which ties in with the theme.

I can never get over the contrast between Very Vanilla card stock and Naturals Ivory - it makes me very happy! I used my Heart to Heart punch to produce these fabulous hearts and chose some of the red designs from the stunning Everyday Enchantment designer paper range. This pack is actually free at the moment when you spend £45 or more so, if you were thinking of making an order, now is a brilliant time to do so! (And if you aren't looking for papers at the moment, you can choose your freebie from four gorgeous stamp sets instead - click here to see them all.)

Here's a close up of that beautiful sentiment I mentioned earlier. It's from Teeny Tiny Wishes, a brilliant  set containing no fewer than 24 sentiments to cover every occasion. One of the bonuses about this set is that you can punch them out with the Word Window or Modern Label punches.

This card also fits in rather well with the 'Love and Lace' theme over at The St Lukes' Charity Challenge and Less is More which is looking for cards featuring die cuts and/or punches.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla
Other: Everyday Enchantment designer paper (Sale-a-bration freebie), Heart to Heart punch, Basic rhinestone, Chantilly lace, sponge daubers
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.
Click here to see all the free Sale-a-bration sets and don't forget to let me know which free Sale-a-bration set or sets you'd like - remember, one item for EVERY £45 spent!

Apologies to any of my customers who have been horrified to read on my Sale-a-bration page that those joining Stampin' Up will have access to the 'Demon Website'. It was my eagle-eyed youngest son who spotted the error. "Don't you think some people might find that a bit scary?" he said. I agreed, although privately thought people were more likely to find it mildly amusing!

Thank you for your visit and I hope you have a lovely weekend.

See you very soon,


  1. This is just stunning Vicky! So elegant! I'm loving those sentiments too...may have to pop them on my wish list!
    Thanks for my latest parcel of goodies....can't believe how much free hostess stuff there was! :D
    Lizy xx

  2. Like that about the "demon website"!!!!! LOL

    Very pretty card Vicky and gorgeous lace.

  3. Love this card. My style is CAS, and you did a fabby job making it Victorian, but keeping it clean.

  4. Hi Vicky ...I love this simple but gorgeous card. It is very elegant and you are such a great designer and artist.XO
    Helen (Melb, Oz)

  5. Fab card Vicky! Love the combination of the hearts, lace and those SAB papers!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  6. This is just gorgeous Vicky, a lovely touch of lace, and the scattering of hearts make a wonderful wedding card.

  7. Such a great idea! Love the way you've placed the little hearts on the card.

  8. Morning this card its simple but the added lace


  9. A lovely modern take on Victoriana ; I love the combination of all the reds in this DSP, they are gorgeous together and give your card texture.
    Have a lovely weekend Vicky !
    Jane x

  10. Love love love it Vicky! From one demo(n) to another! Nx

  11. What a beautiful card. I simply adore it x

    LOL at the Demon Website! xxx

  12. It is so interesting to see how each individual crafter interprets our challenges at MMM as each challenge will inspire something different in all of us. I love this CAS card with it's Victorian elements and it also has a lovely romantic feel to it too.
    Thank you for taking part in our challenge this week - Jacqueline xx

  13. Elegant with simple clean lines, love it! Helen (Sydney)

  14. I love the simplicity of this design, it is gorgeous.

  15. Well i think you've achieved CAS and Victorian superbly! I love the array of hearts in different patterns smattered along the lace :0)
    Goodness there's quite a difference between those card colours but the names wouldn't suggest so!
    Jenny x

  16. What gorgeous lace! I love the contrast with the red hearts. Smashing card!

  17. Perfect modern take on a Victorian theme.

  18. Gorgeous Vicky. Can I have the link to the Demon site, never been there before :0)
    Have a good weekend
    M x

  19. What a perfect card for newlyweds!! Love all the DP you used for the hearts! Fab card!

  20. A beautiful card Vicky. The lace and hearts make a perfect Wedding card.

  21. I love this quick and easy wedding card, Vicky! For some reason, I always think wedding cards need to be fancy but you've proven with this that they can be elegantly simple!

  22. This is another gorgeous one Vicky, so elegant and stylish Karen x

  23. Hi Vicky
    Gorgeous simple card ... Love the lace .....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx
    Hope the uk weather holds out for me ..... Still nice here x x

  24. What a lovely way to use the heart punch, Vicky! I never thought of that colour combo and it's SO pretty.
    Cheers, Karen

  25. This is so pretty, Vicky. Victorian without too much froo froo! Thanks for the tip on a printer.

  26. A beautiful card, Vicky! LOVE your paper punched hearts--the patterns give such visual texture! :) Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  27. Oh my!
    Sorry I'm a little late getting to see it!
    Thanks so much Vicky
    "Less is More"

  28. What a gorgeous card! i love it! It's so perfect!

  29. How cute, love the hearts! Have a lovely day, Vicky! Janna

  30. A beautiful clean and simple card. Thanks for your support once again at MMM. Caz

  31. This is sooo gorgeous .. I love it It's beautiful and elegant. thank you for joining in at MMM you've done an exellent job considerin Victoriana is an unfavourite
    suzi b xx

  32. Gorgeousness, again, Vicky! And I love the sentiment x

  33. A really lovely elegant card Vicky. Love the simplicity of the design and those gorgeous hearts.
    Thanks so much for joining in over at MMM this week.
    Fliss xx

  34. Lovely card Vicky, I am loving the SAB papers x

  35. Wow that is so neat! I love the wee collection of hearts.

  36. The hearts look super punched out of the papers and team up well with the lace ribbon. x

  37. Fabulous card and love how you used the lace in conjunction with all of those pretty hearts.


  38. Sorry I'm so late getting to this one! Don't know how I missed it. I really like the pretty papers and the font on the sentiment too! Very romantic. Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge!


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