Saturday, 11 February 2012

The city of love

This card uses papers  by GCD studios 'Paris nights' and Express Yourself glittered stick-on decorations. The card blank is an A5 size in the shape of a tag - this is for Speedy fox and friends (Mark's finest papers) 94: shaped cards.

The black on the main background paper is flocked, so it it lovely and 'touchy feely', just like velvet, which has given a nice texture to the card - just right for Paper pretties 192: add texture to your card. I stuck the gold glittered Eiffel Tower over the one in the collage picture.

This card was prompted by Inspired by challenge 10, where this photo inspiration was given:

This card would be suitable for an anniversary (particularly if the couple were fortunate enough to be celebrating in Paris like we did for our fifth anniversary, some years ago now) or even for Valentine's Day.

I'm linking for these challenges:

Papercraft star 83: hearts
Catered crop: hearts
Hooked on craft 17: hearts
Truly scrumptious 73: love & hearts
Rainbow lady 191: I have a heart
Fussy & fancy 56: with all my heart
Prairie fairy Fridays 72: let me call you sweetheart
2 sisters 78: I heart you
Creative Belli 136: hearts/Valentine (I've had the papers for quite some time)
My Sheri 78: love is in the air (with at least two hearts)
Gingerloft 33: love is in the air
House of Gilli 25: love is in the air
Lexi 58: love
Victorine: love/Valentines
Alota 76: love challenge with no red
Deep ocean 18: love you
Everybody art 179: love
Crafting for all seasons 20: love is in the air
Freshly brewed February: love
Friendship's garden 9: love - 3 embellishments: the gold glittered Eiffel tower, hearts and the lampost
More than favors Wacky Wednesday 64: love
My mum's craft shop 43: it must be love
Penny's 72: love is in the air
Simon says: love is in the air
Whimsy 25: love themed
Totally Gorjuss 118: lurve
4 crafty chicks 76: love is in the air
Do you stack up 58: love
Little Miss Muffet 28: Valentines and love
Crafty Ann 58: love is in the air
Delicious doodles 12: all loved up
Fairy-tale 34: love, love, love
By the cute and girly February: love is in the air
Allways something creative 23: in love
Joanna Sheen 3: love is in the air
I brake for challenges 18: I brake for love
Little Claire 18: romance
Papertake weekly: anything goes
If the shoe fits fashionista Friday 99: anything goes
Make it Monday 75
Inspire me Fridays 45
52 card pick up week 6


  1. Cute idea. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  2. Hazel, your tag is just lovely! I love the glittery Eiffel Tower! Thanks for joining us again at Friendship's Garden! Blessings, Becky

  3. Love the shape of your card - so unique!

  4. Great card! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

  5. Elegant card, Hazel. Thanks for joining us at the Papercraft Star Challenge this week.

  6. I really love your card!! Very cool collage style. Thanks for playing with the Speedy Fox team.

  7. Such a romantic card. The gold accents look so lovely with the black contrast. Thank you for joining us this week over at the Papercraft Star.


  8. Such a wonderful card, close to my nice memories in Paris. Very romantic.

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Gingerloft challenge.

  9. Super collage tag and I like that backing paper/ Thank you for sharing it with us at Rainbow Lady's.
    Jen x

  10. Thanks for sharing it at Crafty Ann's too.
    Jen x

  11. Gorgeous card... jut wish the heart had been bigger... took a while to find it lol. Thanks for playing
    Love Cynthia x

  12. Wonderful, Tag, Hazel! Thanks so much for playing with us at Friendship's Garden!

  13. This is very sweet, I love the image, thanks for joining us at MMCS, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT :)

  14. Hazel this is a lovely creation.

    Thank you for playing along at Lexis Creations.

    Hugs Julie x

  15. This is just fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  16. Thanks for joining us in the challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

  17. oooo la la, Hazel, this is tres bele! You did a wonderful job. Thanks for joining our challenge at Fairy Fun Friday.

  18. This is so elegant Hazel - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  19. Love the gold glitter Eifel Tower and the hearts. Thanks for sharing on the Belli Challenge for Hearts.

  20. You're definitely capture the look and feel of Paris with this beautiful card. thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet stamps


  21. Beautiful tag. Thanks for playing along at Lexis Creations. Sharon x

  22. Great Tag, for our shaped cards challenge at Speedy Fox and Freinds. Thanks for playing along.


  23. I just love your tag with the Eiffel Tower! It's great! Thanks so much for joining us this week with this fabulous creation at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog!

  24. Your tag has a real "Parisian" feel to it! Thanks for joining us at the Friendships Garden Challenge!

  25. This is such a romantic creation sigh! Just love it all, thanks for sharing at Lexi's Creations hugs Susan x

  26. Totally adorable!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge!
    xx Nela

  27. This is great Hazel, love the glittery Eiffel Tower (maybe I'll get there someday!) Thanks for joining our Valentines challenge at Friendship's Garden, hope to see you next time too!

    Friendships' Garden DT

  28. WOW, WOW, WOW! Love it! Thank you for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenge, good luck! Hugs! Leah Ann

  29. Fabulous card Hazel, love the flock paper and the glitzy effects. Thank you for joining us over at Joanna Sheen this month. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi x
    DT member

  30. Hi hazel. I agree with you Paris is the city of love. I just visited Eiffel two weeks ago with my DH. Oh, a little bit snowy and very cold. I left Paris when it was -5 degree Celcius. Can't stand the cold. Your card is fabulous. Love the color combo you are using here. Thanks for playing along in Crafting For All Seasons. See you again next time, hazel.

  31. ooooooooh, love the Eiffel Tower and your flocked paper. We just had a Paris release over at LMM, wish I had these on hand for my projects. Inspiring work!

    Thanks for joining the Little Miss Muffet Challenge and good luck!

  32. WOW! Taht´s really fantastic! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  33. Great choice of shape for your tag card. I bet there's more than a few people that associate Paris as the city of love.
    Thank you for sharing this at Delicious Doodles this time and hope to see more of your artwork in the future

  34. You have made a lovely card which fits our challenge well. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

  35. Lovely Card! Thanks for joining us @ My Sheri Crafts.


  36. so romantic and love the vintage feel
    thanks so much for joining us at Speedy the Fox!

  37. Pretty. Like the elegant feel to the card.
    Thanks for playing with GingerLoft Challenges!


  38. Absolutely beautiful Hazel! Love the sparkly eiffel tower!
    Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges, Hugs Kelly xxx

  39. this is beautiful. the gold accents are so elegant

    Thank you for joining us this month for our LOVE challenge at
    Freshly Brewed Challenges!

    Hope to see you at our rubber stamp release hop on Saturday.

    Heather D.

  40. So pretty..............thank you for joining Little Claire in our current blog challenge. xxGaynor LCDT

  41. Great card Thank you for joining us at Little Claire's :) HelenR x


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