Wednesday, 5 October 2011

OOh la la

This week's Daring cardmakers challenge is to make a card featuring a foreign language.

Earlier this year I made three mini cards (you can see the original post here) using 7 gypsies baja 'amour' paper (the script has definitons such as dream, kiss, happiness, love etc) and Crafty Individuals pictures, together with silver embossed hearts and diamente gems.

I cut the fronts off these little cards (I came across them today when I was getting my cards ready for Saturday, so I thought I would use them), distressed them with brushed corduroy DI and mounted them on to papers from g.c.d Paris Nights collection (I do love these papers), distressing the edges and adding a different ribbon on each card.

These are also for:

Inky impressions 27: monochromatic
Dream valley 17: monochrome
The cat's pajamas 179: hype the type - type is the focal point
Crafty Ann 50: around the world
Our creative corner: card that takes its inspiration from a country other than your own
Fun with shapes and more 93: shabby/vintage (shapes: die cut hearts)
Paper-crafting journey 20: die cuts and/or punches (the hearts)
Craft your passion 78: anything goes + ribbon
Ribbon carousel 23: anything goes
Sew many challenges: anything goes
Penny's 63: anything goes
Creatalicious 26: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Crazy4challenges 107: World Cardmaking Day - anything goes - donate to charity (these will be among others sold at my sale on Saturday to raise money for Tearfund)
Lothian crafts 19: anything goes


  1. These are fabulous Hazel, thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's again, it's always a pleasure to visit your blog.
    Ann x

  2. Completely vintage, elegant and so "ooh-la-la" pretty!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!

    Lisa xx

  3. Wow ... your cards are beautiful ... love that pop of colour in between the neutral pallette ... "magnifique"
    Thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner!!!

  4. this is one gorgeous card just love the image,and the colors on this bless you for playing at creatalicious this month love hugs cherylxxxxx

  5. Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers "Ooh La La and Wunderbar" challenge this week

  6. This is such a wonderful card. I love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

  7. This is stunning Hazel, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Best Shop , hugs martina

  8. Ooooo, these are totally gorgeous, Hazel.
    Thank you for playing again this time at Crafty Ann's


  9. These cards work so well with all the different elements you've used! Thanks for joining our Monochrome challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  10. Gorgeous creations Hazel, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey xx

  11. Lovely card, thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

  12. Love this creation - Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Craft Your Passion Challenges... Come join us again soon!

  13. Great cards x
    Thanks for playing along with us at Paper crafting journey & goodluck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  14. How very romantic and appropriate for our distressing challenge. Thank you for participating in Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge this week!
    Liva ❤

  15. beautiful card hazel,i love the vintage feel and the fab distressing,thanks for joining us at digi doodle shop's best and good luck
    tracey x

  16. Great vintage travel card. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenges this week. Hugs, Linda

  17. Wow, these are gorgeous. Thank you for joining our challenge at Inky Impressions.

  18. Beautiful cards! Those papers are gorgeous :-) Thankyou for joining our monochrome challenge at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  19. These are absolutely gorgeous. Those papers are just divine! Thank you for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge this week!
    xx Star

  20. Really beautiful vintage cards.Thanks for joining us at DDSC.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  21. Ohhh... so very fabulous and all those metallic touches - nice!

    Thanks for joining us for the RCC23 challenge! :)

  22. Very nice Hazel, thanks for joining us at DDC.


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