Saturday, 11 April 2015

A love story

Hello lovely people,

Well this is exciting...I have my first card to share as part of the LOTV Design Collective and it's a little romantic number...

Romantic card featuring LOTV love balloon stamp

I had an urge to do some monochrome colouring with this fab image and I'm really happy with how it turned out.  Ok, not properly monochrome since I couldn't resist a little splash of red to match the papers!

Romantic card featuring LOTV love balloon stamp

I made a little tag to tuck in behind the image :-)

Tag from romantic card featuring LOTV love balloon stamp

Now you see those yummy papers?  They are actually a Christmas collection!
I thought they were fab for a bold romantic look though and I just avoided the ones with snowflakes on!

Romantic card featuring LOTV love balloon stamp

Card recipe;
DP: A gift for you - Maja Design (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Sentiment and stamped love heart on tag: Love sentiments - LOTV
Dies: old swedish lace - Magnolia Doohickey

Copic colours;
Balloon / flowers / bow: R27/46/39/59
Everything else: all the W series, mostly using 3 colour combos with alternate numbers e.g. 3/5/7

We have friends coming round any moment now and we're going to have a chat about me making their wedding invitations, trying out the banana choc chip oat muffins I made this morning and going for a curry this evening :-)

I hope you have a delightful weekend whatever you are up to!

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Challenges I am entering;
1.  Noor Design (anything goes)
2.  Papertake Weekly (anything goes)
3.  Inky Chicks (stitching)


  1. Aww Kat, this is utterly stunning :-) Love the monochrome look - the splash of red is perfect. The papers are scrummy and the tag is super cute! Have fab time - enjoy the muffins and curry. Yummmmm. Hugs, Jayne x

  2. Kat, this is truly truly beautiful. Your colouring is stunning and I love the monochrome and red accents. Such a clever design with the pretty papers, dies and ingenious, love, love this... Have a lovely rest of the day, menu choice sounds scrummy...

  3. Kat this is WOW 😲 utterly stunning and the pop of red just works perfectly.
    I hope you are having a nice weekend lovely xxx

  4. Wow what a fabulously coloured and designed card, love the monochrome and the red accents. Perfect matching papers for the love theme and beautifully stitched too.
    Have a great time this evening.

  5. Beautiful card & the colouring is stunning!! xxx

  6. Stunning Kat! I love the monochromatic coloring with a pop of color! Elegant!

  7. Stunning. Love the monochromatic look with the little bit of red and your colouring is fabulous.
    Deborah A

  8. Kat this is utterly gorgeous hunny. I LOVE the pop of red in this otherwise monotone creation. What a zingy and stunny contrast. Beautifully coloured and as always I LOVE your gorgeous stitching finishes. The tag is fab too. Hugs, Wends xxx

  9. So stunning Kat..beautiful mono colouring and love the papers and design with the little tag...gorgeous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  10. Hi Kat
    Fabulous card... Really cute image... Love the Papers....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  11. I love this, Kat, beautiful creation. I love the pops of red. Brenda :)

  12. OMG WOW stunning love love love it! gosh its awesome Kat! whoever gets that card! hugs me xx

  13. Kat this is amazing its one of the nicest cards I have seen in a while...... Love it. xo

  14. Oh Kat, just catching up with all your latest designs and this is just wonderful! Perfect in every way. Carefully shaded colouring - just look at that balloon! Love the lacy edges, delicate elegance but not too fussy. That stamp design has to be an all time great! Mum x

  15. Thank you so much for playing along over at Noor! Design UK!

    Just loved your creation, and hope to see you back here next time!

    DT - Keeley Ainsworth
    Noor! Design UK

  16. Totally stunning Kat. Love the design and your beautiful colouring.
    Thanks for joining us at Noor Design UK.
    Hugs Tracy x

  17. I love this card and I know it can be quite a challenge to color monochrome like this! I agree with you that papers should be used no matter when, if they go with the theme of your card and just because there are in the Christmas collection doesn't mean a darn thing. Your card is truly magnificent and your embellishment are fabulous. Hugs, Gail


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