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Monday, February 7, 2011

Love is in the air....



Good morning,

I have been away from my blog for a while as my father passed away January 22nd after a long battle with Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was and will always be a big part of my life and will be greatly missed.

I enjoy making cards and find crafting has a way of lifting your spirits up. I also teach a class once a month for Herazz and this is what we made during my last class.

We made a Tea Light card, the images are colored with distress inks and i used EK flower punches to create the flowers. The papers are Basic Grey, Wedgwood, Chatsworth & Rochelle. Sorry the image is a bit dark, I took the pictures at night and do not have the appropriate set up.

I am entering my Tea Light card in the following challenges;
Just Magnolia - anything goes + ribbon
Totally Tilda - Tilda with lots of hearts
Magnolia stamp lovers - Glitter
Magnolia down under - Love
Simon Says - Love is in the air
Basic Grey - All hearts
Lets ink it up - Romance/Valentines day

thanks for stopping by

Louise

40 comments:

KayBeHybrid said...

Louise, this is sooo beautiful.. ♥
Hugs, Katrin

Kelly Neis said...

I am sorry about your father,I know the feeling. I really like your card and it is so soft and pretty. Very romantic.

Pam said...

Very pretty !!!!

Becca said...

This is beautiful,Louise! I love your choice of papers and Tilda looks adorable! Sorry to hear about your father. Hugs, Becca

Leslie Avila said...

Louise,
You've done a fantastic job on this one! She is lovely!
Blessings to you~
Leslie

Stamper Gyrl said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful.
I love it!
Tracy

Cassy said...

So sorry to hear about your father.
Your tea light card is beautiful!
:o)
Cassy

Danielle Champagne said...

Bon matin Louise, je suis bien triste d'apprendre le décès de ton papa. Je t'offre mes sincères condoléances. Je suis tout à fait d'accord avec toi et créer est vraiment un moyen excellent d'exprimer ses émotions. Je trouve que ta carte ce matin correspond si bien à ce que tu éprouves face au départ de ton papa. Tilda a un don, je crois que c'est un ange. Ta carte est magnifique, j'aime tout. Sa sobriété et son éclat en même temps révèlent des sentiments profonds, exprimés par le rouge et le blanc. Le jardin de fleurs est super. Et l'embossage en blanc derrière l'image est tout ce qu'il fallait pour donner à Tilda toute l'importance du gest qu'elle pose.
Magnifique, précieuse et très touchante.
Danielle.

Rene said...

This is so pretty and that inside is fantastic!
Rene :D

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Very beautiful card, Louise!

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father, (((hugs)))

Rosie said...
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Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, gorgeous creation with a super cute image, thanks for joining us on our ribbon challenge this week at Just Magnolia, big hugs love Pops x x x

Rosie said...

Oh Louise, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I lost mine a few years ago from a heart attack and it was so difficult. Your tea light card is beautiful!! I can't wait to see more of your creations. Sending big hugs you way! Rosemary

SuzanneK said...

Beautiful inside and out, love the colour combo. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU,hugs x

Pam S. said...

so cute and pretty! beautiful flowers! I'd like to invite you to link up to the All That Scraps Magnolia Challenge post for this month... Queen of Hearts. http://atsblog.typepad.com and the link to the Magnolia challenge is in the list on the top right... hope you can join us!
Pam Going Postal

Iulia said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Sincere condolences and hugs for you. It's true that cardmaking can help one in difficult moments. I've been starting my crafting journey 2 years ago when I was put on bed rest during my pregnancy. I would have gone mad if it hadn't been for this hobby I took back then. And it soon became an addiction...
You have a lovely card here. Full of love. I love it all. The flowers are so beautiful too!
Hugs and blessings,
Iulia

Cami said...

Beautiful card, Louise! My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your dear father.
Hugs, Cami

Christina C. said...

Hi Louise! I'd like to extend my deepest sympathy...it is very difficult losing a parent!
Your card is beautiful....the inside is just as lovely as the outside. I love making tea light cards. What a wonderful idea with the Valentine theme!

Kathy said...

THis is such a beautiful creation Louise!!! I love the embossing and sweet image!!! Fabulous details too!! Oh it is so pretty!
:)Kathy

Sandy said...

So pretty and sweet - love the inside! I am so sorry about your Father - my heart goes with you.
Sandy Dehon

Julie said...

I am so sorry you recently lost your father.

Your card is just beauiful! I love the colors.

Julie

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

Stunning card hun,
love the beautiful papers and your wonderful coloring
iam also so sorry for the loss of your beloved father.

thanks for seeing me today.
lots of love
claudia

annieb said...

Cute card. Love the style and of course Tilda. TFS.

Cricket said...

So very sorry to hear about your father. Your card is beautiful.

cabio's craft corner said...

Pretty tealight holder. Love the cute Tilda and the great idea. Thanks for sharing :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Sharon said...

Hi Louise,

I love these tea light candle cards and yours in just so beautiful. Your flowers look amazing!
So sorry to hear of your recent loss and I hope happy memories will comfort you at this time.

Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Down Under for the LOVE Challenge!

Sharon x

Debbie Pamment said...

Am just LOVIN' this gorgeous creation - fabulous job!
Thanx so much for joining us at MDUC this week
xXx

Claire said...

So sorry to hear about your sad loss. I hope your crafting is a comfort to you. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Shirl said...

Happy memories of your father will help in this sad time of your life and crafting is also a great comfort it takes your mind off all life's sad moments.
Your card is so sweet Louise. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
Hugs Shirley x x

Ronda Archangelo said...

Thanks for sharing your card and story...many warm thoughts go out to you.

Cordine said...

It's gorgeous!
Hugs
cordine

Dragonlady said...

Fabulous creation - the complete card. Thanks for sharing at LIIU.

Hugs Ali x

Christine said...

Your card is amazing!! So many pretty things to love. Love the flower bunch and the texture. Love your coloring too!! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog. I hope to see your beautiful cards again soon.
xoxo, Christine

Sheri said...

Louise..I wish I could give you a huge hug! I'm so sorry to hear that you lost your Dad. I hope you find comfort in your crafting and that it helps to lift your spirits. I can tell you that time really does help. (((hugs))) Thank you for joining us at MSL.

Denise said...

very nice love all the elements to your card
thanks for sharing
Denise
MDUC

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Beautiful, I love the flowers and the gorgeous BG papers you have used.

Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges this week,

Hugs,

Jo and the BasicGrey Challenges DT x

Trisha said...

Very sorry for your loss! You've made a truly beautiful creation! I love that Heart Punch and your floral detail. Thanks for playing at Totally Tilda! xox Trisha

Mina said...

oh no Louise Im so sad to hear of your Dads passing, my heart goes out to you...My Dad has COPD too and I dread him getting worse...your card is fabulous
Mina xxx

Roberta Laliberte said...

What a pretty card! WOW I love the color combo and layout

Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda challenges!

xo!

Giò said...

Beautiful card!!! I love all the lovely details!
Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey challenge.
Hugs, Giò