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1/28/2015

Valentine Grapevine Heart Wreath

Hiya & thanks for popping by. Sharing the last of the cards sent along to DD. This one was done for DD herself, and she didn't see the image when it was being colored at Christmas.

 
Let me first welcome a new follower: Pia of Pias Papir og Perler. Thanks so much for joining in as a new follower here. I can promise you a treat if you take time to zip over & say Hello to Pia...she's got some fabulous cards for you to enjoy. It's always lovely meeting new card friends.
 
Second: Had to do another round of Random Generator last evening. The last name drawn did not make contact in the required time. Folks, this gets harder than I thought it would be. Got a couple of numbers, but didn't have a complete name or blog name either...and it was not followers that I've seen visit for a long time. {that time was not a concern, but more of identifying who the person is}. Since this is the 3rd iteration, was trying to find someone with a blog, or a name that I could identify. (If that doesn't make sense, for example, there are several Sarahs, Brendas, Cathys where there is only a first name, and no blog listed - so not exactly certain who this may be.  I hope I'm not being unfair to anyone!!!). The last run where I had a blog link and could be certain of who the follower or blog link is:
 
#216, Brenda of Inkspired to Stamp
 
This post is scheduled to go live on 1/28/15 at 8am, so Brenda will have until 1/30/15 at 8am (the same 48 hours given to other winners)  to contact me for her blog candy.  Oh....I'm hoping RG won't have to work again to do this last candy win!


 

- Grapevine Wreath (R142) and that's all it says on the wooden block...have had this one for a long time. Colored with Copics and fussy cut. Bow has WoS. In fussy cutting, some of the swirls & stems on the wreath were just snipped off, as the tiny bits were too intricate to try to cut well.

- added a Cheery Lynn flourish die, cut from white c/s, then colored with copics. Snipped the piece apart to thread it around the grapevine. Wasn't sure if it might be a bit 'much', but left it alone.

- VOS for the background, there's a pink heart under the wreath.  Think this is Paper Studio dp that has been in the stash for years.

- plain red card front, heat embossed with another old sentiment, using my favorite Ranger Queen's Gold EP. This card had a little bit of green tucked inside, so even if DD is not thrilled with the card, she'll like the green stuff. She can have a nice lunch on Dad & Mom.

That's it! Now gotta get goin' on some cards for myself to send. Come again soon. Hugs

37 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Hello Mary! :) I thank you so much for stopping over at my blog to say hello!! Your card is really gorgeous! Love that image and your "love" sentiment! Beautiful design here!! I would love for you to play along in the Flashback Friday challenges and hope to see you around!! HUGS

Pat said...

This is beautiful Mary and I love the wreath and flourishes and the pretty colours you have used. I'm sure your DD will have adored it! x

Brenda said...

Oh my, what a beautiful card Momma Mary!! I love that heart and the greenery die cut you used with it!! I also love the "love" sentiment, very fancy and pretty!! The gold on this card looks so pretty with the red. Love it!!! Oh fabulous, a big Congrats to Brenda!!!! I hope she comes forward to claim her prize!!! Hugs, Brenda

Sue said...

Loving this card with the vivid green and red.

Hope you are having a good day. Sue

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Mary, I'm so thrilled to be one of your winners. Thanks so much. I think your daughter will love her card. The heart grapevine is so different and pretty. Also the vines and that little bow are so pretty added to it. The gold LOVE is the perfect touch.

jimlynn said...

Mary, you've been on a card making marathon - and I'm loving all of them!
This is so pretty. That grapevine wreath is beautiful and your daughter is going to love it so much!
Lynn

Pat (mspfd) said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the wreath, bright colors, and beautiful design.

Benzi said...

Mary, your card is soooo beautiful. I love the grapevine wreath and the green flourish looks great wrapped around it. Your daughter is sure to love it.....and the green tucked inside, too. :-)

Gail said...

WOW, you've really been busy whipping up the Valentine cards!
Love them all!
The hounds tooth is lovely with the red!
Love the hedgehogs!
This heart is beautiful!
It has turned into winter again in our neck of the woods!
-27C this morning!

Hazel said...

Mary another lovely card, your daughter is so lucky to have you think and make up these cards. Hazel x

Lisa said...

This is so elegant and beautiful, Mary!! I love the gorgeous wreath wrapped in greenery!! What an absolutely fabulous card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pia S said...

Mary, I love how you colored this wreath, the wooden part looks just like the real deal! Great idea to color your die cut (such a simple thing, but it hadn't crossed my mind...)

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Mary that wreath looks so lovely, the colours and design are superb.
hugs
lorraine x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mary, what a gorgeous card, I love the wreath and what beautiful colours. Hope Brenda contacts you, hugs Kate x

Jacee said...

Lovin' this one Mary, great design!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Irish Cherokee said...

Loving the red hot red on a love card. Can almost feel the heat from here. LOL. Great card Mary. - Jim

Jean said...

Lovely wreath stamp, and beautifully coloured. I like the way the die cut flourish wraps around it. the Love stamp is lovely and looks fabulous embossed in gold.Your daughter will love this beautiful card.
Jean x

Veerle said...

Spicey colours Mary ;-) Very beautiful card. Hugs Veerle xxxx

Carol said...

A wonderful card Mary, I'm sure your daughter will love it. Carol x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm impressed with both your fussy cutting and your coloring abilities! This card came out quite gorgeous.

pam said...

Hi Mary, wow gorgeous card design, beautiful colours and layout.
Pam

rachel said...

hello Mary - love the colours on your card Mary - its beautiful. Big hugs Rachel x

Maxine D said...

Gorgeous card Mary - love that sentiemnt!!
Blessings
Maxine

Carol L said...

Very festive and fun Love card, and I love that it's unique and not another one around that even comes close to this one! NJ! Good luck with your latest draw - been there/done this!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Mary! Your coloring is so rich and vivid. Beautiful card!

Karen B said...

Hi Mary......what an intruiging card! Love how you've intertwined the flourish with the wreath, such a clever idea and love the vivid reds and greens you've used. DD is going to love it.

Karen xxx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the way you've got the scroll intertwined with the wreath. I'm sure your daughter will love it!

Bonnie said...

Such an elegant wreath, Mary! Love how you wrapped the greenery around it and that beautiful red bow! DD will love this!

Petra Swart said...

Another great VD card, Mary!! Great idea to use the wreath and the flourish together!!! Lovely bow, too and I love the gold embossed sentiment!!

Hugz

aussie aNNie said...

This is such a super gorgeous image. You have made the sweetest card and love the goodies added. and I agree Pia is an awesome artist, a friend for a long time..xxx
..xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card love the embossed Love and sure the green stuff will be appreciated too lol
Carol x

Donna Ellis said...

so delicate and pretty with intense colors, Mary! Great job of keeping it hidden from DD during Christmas! LOL I hope your winner soon arrives to say hello! hugs, de

Kim Heggins said...

Absolutely stunning Mary! So so beautiful, love your heart and all the details.

Donna said...

Beautiful Valentines card Mary, great design and colors!

Donna said...

Beautiful Valentines card Mary, great design and colors!

Diane said...

This is beautiful Mary, what a lovely design.

Hugs diane

Sheila H said...

The flourish atop the die is spectacular, Mary! What a great design element.