May 22, 2010

love affair...

I have to admit to having a love affair with all things french; the language, the food, the fashion, and of course Paris. While I haven't gotten there yet, there's something that draws me in...I can imagine sitting in a very cute Parisian cafe; sipping on a cup of great coffee, sampling all sorts of pastries and goodies.Watching the world go by as I enjoy myself and take in my surroundings.
Thanks to the challenge this week over at The City Crafter Challenge Blog I've gotten to indulge in this love affair of mine...
Here is the inspiration photo.. very shabby, vintage, chic...
My best friend C, got the chance to go to Paris last jealous am I?? She did however have a
Cafe Latte on the Champs de l'Elysee for me.. and took a picture of it too... Gotta love besties..
I decided to go very romantic and soft with this card. One can't think of Paris and not associate it with romance...Little vintage touches added with some distress ink..
I associate gorgeous handwritten postcards with Paris...sending a message back to loved ones about your adventures...taking in the beauty of the city, and of course the Eiffel Tower...
I used lots of Tim Holtz stamps here: vintage writing stamped in Antique Linen distress ink... my favourite swirl stamp of his is watermarked and peaks through ever so softly...Mini Maya Road fleur de lis were stamped onto some tea stained seam binding, again in Antique Linen ink, as well as on the mini hanging circle tag, which has been watermarked ever so slightly with that vintage handwriting...I used some old edging I have to make scallops along the border, highlighted by mini pink pearls...P.T.I's 'merci' stamp from their Mega Mixed Messages set hangs down, accented by part of that watermarked swirl stamp, this time stamped with pink ink..I've accented my fave parts of the card with my pics... Hope you enjoy them as much as I did creating it...
Have a fantastic weekend!


  1. This is absolutely lovely, I love the soft tone and how romantic it feels without sacrificing the old vintage touch! Bravo!
    Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  2. Oooo tres chic! I love it! From delicate pinktrim to hand stamped binding it all!

  3. your card is beautiful so elegant .. Thanks for joining us at the CCCB

  4. Amazingly beautiful! I love everything you have done here from the stamping on the seambinding to the pink trim down the side. FABULOUS! Thank you for playing along at CCCB. :)

  5. this is so beautiful... Congrats... I totally love your card...xx

  6. Those little tags MIGHT be my favorite, but then again those bitty pink pearls absolutely make this card a standout. I really love this card. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Wow! This card is stunning! I love all the Vintage detail :)

  8. As always, I love your cards and creativity.
    Your heart is expressed in every card that you create. I can,t thank you enough for all the hearts your cards have touched. xxoo Sandy

  9. Beautiful!! just beautiful.....


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