Friday, 10 January 2014

Follow your Heart.

Before Christmas I found out that I had been awarded a Top 3 place over at Country View Challenges for my entry to the November Typography Challenge. 
 Then thrilled to be asked to be a Guest Designer for their  January  'Monochrome' challenge.
 Find all their information here.
I thought about lots of colours before deciding  on Black and White and giving this a romantic look.
The card is made using lots of layers.
 One base layer is dry embossed with butterflies, layers of patterned paper and a black doily. Then the main image, the 'Post Card Couple', by Queens Dresser Drawers, stamped up using Potting Shed Archival ink. As I love making things with a shabby chic/vintage look, the edges were simply torn and tattered. 
The stamped sentiment seemed appropriate to go with this Happy Couple.

Just read about the Monochromatic challenge that started today over at Fussy and Fancy  I will pop over and join the fun there.

Thank you for taking the time to visit me, your comments are always appreciated.


  1. Congratulations!

    A very beautiful card with some wonderful additions on it.

    Love Chrissie x

  2. Wonderful card, and congrats on being in the top 3, you deserve it! Have fun! Hugs, Valerie

  3. WAHOU....It's so beautiful, what a good job ! zouzou

  4. congratulations Yvonne and love your beautiful card, Annette x

  5. Great card Yvonne love butterflies and black and white, congratulations on GDS.


  6. congratulations Yvonne, well deserved your monochromatic card is so lovely

  7. A wonderful and very romantic card. Congrats on beeing awarded :)

  8. Beautiful card Yvonne and congrats on your GDT post:)
    Val x

  9. Hi Yvonne, Congratulations on the GDT spot and a lovely card for their theme. Love the image, perfect for this colour combo.
    Avril xx

  10. Congratulations on the GDT Yvonne. I love this romantic card, it looks great in the black and white, and the lace and ribbon make beautiful embellishment.
    Jean x

  11. Congratulations Yvonne, your card looks wonderful, so elegant and classy!

  12. Very fine! Congratulations to you, what a great way to start off the new year!!


  13. Beautiful card!waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  14. A Beautiful card Yvonne, love all the layers

  15. Very beautiful and very vintage amazing thanks for sharing with us over at Fussy & Fancy and good luck with our challenge xxx annie

  16. Huge Congrats on your top 3 and guest spot - and what a gorgeous, romantic, elegant card you've created for it - lovely work!
    Alison x

  17. Congratulations Yvonne, you so deserve that.
    As for this card, it is incredibly romantic. I have fallen in love with that stamp you used!

  18. A gorgeous card Yvonne, thanks for sharing it with us as guest designer at CVC.
    hugs {brenda} x0x