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Saturday, 13 October 2012

Times to Treasure - LOTV

Good morning everyone and welcome to my two new followers, thank you both for taking the time to view my blog.
I am starting to get excited here........... off to Egypt on Tuesday morning for 10 days of sun, sea, sand and................................ snorkling :)
We're going back to the fab hotel we stayed at in May (Sunrise Holiday Village - Hurghada) it was so good we wanted to stay there again. In May we did the cruise and stay so were only at the hotel for a week. This is going to be a real chill out holiday. We had hoped to spend a couple of days in Cairo to see the Sphinx and go to the museum but it's so politically unsettled we are giving that a miss.
I will have a couple of post's appearing while I am gone for DT challenges but I apologise now for not commenting on the beautiful creations you make while I am away.
On to today's card which was made for a friend at work to give to his niece, fortunately he loved it, hope she does to.  It's one of my original LOTV stamps 'Times to Treasure' and it's always been a favourite of mine.

It is cut using SB squares, and heart squares, and banner. Flowers from WOC. Leaves are a MS punch and ribbon, lace and gems from my stash. The sentiment is computer generated.

They are coloured with Promarkers (must start writing down which one I use) and I added the clouds with stormy sky distress ink applied with ink dusters.

The inside reflected the front.

When I was asked to make this card I smiled as I thought oooooo I have an inked topper ready to go that I can use :)
Thought you might like to see how much my colouring skills have changed in the past 6 months, or have they?

Can't believe how flat and wishy washy this one looks and at the time I thought it was good :)

I am entering the following challenges:-

Thank you all for taking the time to look at my card. Hope you all have a great weekend and that the weather is kind to you over the next 2 weeks as I soak up the sunshine :)


Lorraine said...

Eileen, that's just gorgeous. Great colours (and colouring)and the layout is perfect. I hope you have a wonderful holiday hun.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Eileen I hope that you have a lovely holiday it sounds like it will be bliss. I so love this beautiful card the image, colours and design are pure perfection.
lorraine x

Crafty Lark said...

Beautiful card Eileen and perfect for an engagement. Love the pink banner sentiment. xx Flora

Cards By MI said...

Please could I come to? I can go in your bag. LoL A lovely card Eileen. Isn't lovely when you find out that you have improved and you get a little bit better by each day. I love that.
Love n hugs

Inkypinkydelights said...

Beautiful card Eileen! Gosh that is coming jround fast now! Have a brilliant time, and enjoy! I will pop a message into your inbox for your return! Judy x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Eileen,love the image....fab

andree said...

this is such an adorable card it is sure to be treasured. Hope you have a fab holiday, lucky thing xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Eileen. The image is delightful and coloured so beautifully. I love all your pretty detailing.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday

hugs Sue

Donna Ellis said...

Aw, such sweetness! Perfect combination of elements for an engagement card. The red heart frame brings everything together marvelously. Your carnations are amazing!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Eileen. Love the image and your colouring is fabulous.
Have a lovely holiday - Enjoy yourself.
Lorraine x

Shelby said...

Have a great time on your trip and hope you soak up as much sun as you can tolerate!
Another gorgeously striking card. love hearts you've used and the banner and sentiment are perfect in this design.


karen said...

Beautiful Eileen, gorgeous pink flowers and love the cute image, hugs, Karenxx

The Crafty Blonde said...

Beautiful card, love the sweet image and pretty papers. Gorgeous flowers and love the die cut mat. Hope you have a fabulous holiday xx

Kim said...

it's a fabulous card Eileen, that image is one of my favourites, and your colouring & layout is fantastic!
have a marvellous holiday
Kim x

coops said...

so stunning eileen.really gorgeous image and i love your pretty details.
have a fabulous holiday :D

xx coops xx

gina g said...

Gorgeous card! such a beautiful image and detail. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

This is beautiful! Great image too. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Good luck and hope to see you again next week.


Sazzle said...

Hope you have a gorgeous holiday Eileen and we're not jealous at all!

Great card and fab image which has developed over time, super cute and girly :-)

Thanks for joining us over at A Gem of a Challenge for our flower challenge - good luck!

xx Sazzle xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Gorgeous card Eileen, I love it. Love the pink and red together and the beautifully coloured image! Great design too. Have a fabulous holiday - I go a week today for two fabulous weeks in Florida - can't wait!! xx

Eulalia said...

So lovely! I like Lili of the Valley stamp and this one is coloured very well.
Thank you for sharing on Deep Ocean challenge.
xoxoxo Eulalia

Unknown said...

Great project. Thanks for joining in with Crafty Bloggers Network monthly challenge

Sarah (CBN DT)

Wishcraft said...

Oh so lovely Eileen! Super sweet image and your details are all so pretty. Hope you have a wonderful holiday :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Wishcraft said...

Oops... forgot to say, thanks for joining in at A Gem of a Challenge!

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie this is just gorgeous, fabulous design big hugs Pops x x

Lisa Jane said...

what a fabulous project-thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments
Lisa x

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful card! Love that sweet image!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Jayne A said...

Fantastic card. Thanks for joining us this time at Diva's

Kjersti said...

A gorgeous card Eileen, love the beautiful die cuts and the cute image!
Have a nice day!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Ger said...

Adorable card and great colouring. Thanks for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network.

Geraldine M