Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Oooh La La!

Good morning!

I'm making valentines again this week!  Fun stuff :)

Again, I wanted to play along with the JustRite Friday Challenge, and I happen to own a set of French themed stamps from Justrite. I also happen to have a daughter who is in love with anything French LOL, so I thought it a good opportunity to make her valentine.

Justrite wants us to follow this sketch for this challenge,,,,
I love this sketch,,,,,,,,,and if you'll recall, I already made ONE card with it for the challenge,,,,,,but I wanted to have a bit more fun with it,,,,,,,

and here's my card!
I had a bit less room to work with on this card,,,,,,,,,but I just love the Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares I used for this little shaped card (and they are very French too!)

Another angle:

As you can tell from past cards, I'm normally a BIG BOW kinda gal,,,,,,,,,but this card is only about 4x4, so I knew I had to go with a smaller bow if I wasn't going to overwhelm it,,,,,,,hence this tiny 1 inch bow made on my peg bow maker.  I love that I can choose my size so easily!

Card Recipe:
Cardstock: scraps , Coordinations Fired Brick, and Recollections Kraft
Stamps: Justrite Bon Voyage cling set (eifel tower) and Justrite Be Strong clear stamp set
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Dies: Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares, Postage Stamps, Squares Large
Ribbon, Pearls, and Bling: Michaels Recollections
Embossing: Provocraft Polka Dots 5x7 folder

I hope you enjoyed the card,,,,,,,,you still have a day to join the fun at Justrite Stampers Friday Challenge so run right over and upload YOUR card using Justrite Stamps!

I'd also like to enter this card into the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge to use ribbon, lace or trim on your Love/Valentines day card!  This looks like a fun challenge that I'd like to try more often!  They also have a great monthly ribbon club that I'm going to join this week! Check them out!

Thanks for your comments! I'd love to visit YOUR blog!


  1. I was just thinking of you this morning and wondering how things were going and here you are with another gorgeous card. Love it! Hubby is going to ban me from looking at your cards soon LOL Going to check out the ribbon site now- come rescue me if I'm not back in a few days haha

  2. Holly, WOW....This is GORGEOUS. I love all the layers.

  3. Holly,
    Oh my gosh! How gorgeous!!I love the French theme and the fleur de lis squares makes a beautiful card base. Very well done!


  4. This turned out AWESOME! I KNOW your daughter will love it! Thanks for joining us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

  5. Holly....your card is so pretty! Love that bling! Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hi!

  6. Your card is sooo pretty with those Fleur de Lis squares and all the bling -- your DD is sure to LOVE it! I'm beginning to formulate an upcoming birthday card for a friend and will be using the "So Sassy" sentiment from JR's Ooh La La French Frills, as Sassy is her nickname-- wish it would fit the next JR challenge, so may wait until Friday to see?!

  7. Just beautiful Holly, love the French themed stuff!!! Your dd is very lucky!!!!

  8. Beautiful card... love how you used that Spellbinder frame as your base. Congratulations on your win!

    Thanks for visiting my blog as well

  9. Hi Holly, This card is just stunning! I really love the layers and the glitter!
    Thank you for checking out my blog. I now have a 12x12 cutter, but I was so glad I tried to make the Peony house smaller on the 12x6 mat because it wasn't too big. The only trouble I had was cutting some of the decorative details for the windows and door, but otherwise it went together nicely.