Saturday, October 5, 2013

We all Adore "Romance"

Welcome to another "Sugar Creek Hollow" Challenge # 71!
This week the theme is "Romance" - something we all enjoy and try to make the most of!  

Our wonderful sponsor is  Really Reasonable Ribbons who is offering $15 gift certificate to their store!

Please remember that your creation must be in the vintage or shabby chic style.

They have such a wonderful selection of amazing ribbons and cords, it is well worth settling down with a cup of your favorite brew and browsing their amazing site!

This week I was in a 'blue' mood, in may ways, so without too much thought seemed to gravitate towards the color. I found this lovely digital image over at Artcult and is one from a set called Couples. Lovely images there, so do take a look. 

Going with the blue dress, it was easy to link up my ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbons and I went with Lace Blue from their amazing selection of seam bindings. 

The paper is from a pad made by docrafts Papermania Capsule Collection - Aqua Paper Pack.
I matted each layer with a lovely soft silvery blue card so that there was just a hint of blue carrying through the layers. 

Here is a close up of the triple bow I attempted using my Bowmaker.

I added the stunning oval from Joy! 6002/0258, which I cut in half, to the side of the image, as well as a snippet from the Curved Butterfly Strip from Memory Box. The Adore tag is from PTI as is the stamp.

The flowers are a mix of some I made and from a dear friend as is the pearls and pearl hearts. The rose leaves are from my favorite Olba punch set - love that set!

Please do play along and enter the challenge this week. Pop over to visit my 'teamies' blogs for more inspiration - links in the side bar!

Also, May I wish you all a wonderful World Card Making Day, hopefully spent with great creative friends. Have fun!

On a personal note, I won't be making a card this year on WCMD, as I've been battling with a horrendously inflamed and infected throat, and the infection spread to my ears and chest. On top of that I've had 'pink eye' - really miffed that I should get sick! 
I live with chronic nerve pain continuously and one would think that it would make me strong and brave, but somehow, this kind of thing totally floors me. Perhaps I have learnt to deal with chronic pain and the side effects of the horrendous pain control medication over the many years, so when something like this comes along I am taken by total surprise. I had no voice for three days and then croaked like a frog for two more. But, the voice is back and I am sure the medication will kick in, but for now, off to lay down and take a nap.

Thanks for the visit my dear friends!


  1. So sorry for your illness. Get well quickly, we miss you.

  2. Beautiful card. I do hope you feel a bit better soon.

  3. This is a fabulous card, Moz. I love your vintage image and beautiful embellishments. The blue colour is so pretty. I do hope you feel better soon. Best is to stay in bed and rest.

  4. First, let me send my sincerest get well wishes to you poor Moz. Sounds like you're really battling a nasty bug, so feel better real soon.

    Your card is simply beautiful!!! That pretty vintage photo, all those lovely soft colors, and all your very special embellishing all came together just perfectly! xo Paulette :)

  5. Oh Moz, I am so sorry that you are still not feeling well. Just rest up and get rid of this bug! A beautiful creation. I love the softness of the blue you captured here with that beautiful bow. A very romantic picture indeed!

  6. Dearest Moz, hope you get well soon!
    Beautiful card, I love the way you put it together.

  7. Moz, I'm so sorry to hear that you've been sick. I very much hope you're feeling better soon! It sounds like you got hit with a triple whammy! Your romance card is lovely; don't know how you managed to pull it together! Take care!

  8. Glad to hear in your next post that you are on the mend. Super vintage card Moz

  9. Gorgeous card Moz, glad things are getting better!


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