Sunday, February 14, 2010

Phew! Not A Secret Anymore

Since the end of December I have had a secret and only now can I reveal it. I am going to be, although not sure when, Mother of the Bride. My daughter, Sarah got engaged last night. Her boyfriend, Mikey had taken her to Paris for Valentines Weekend and proposed to her last night over a dinner.

Although I maybe tempted fate by getting this card done before I heard, it helped me to wile away the hours yesterday. At first all I knew was that I wanted to use red, white and blue - the colours of the french flag - for the card. But what I would do with them I didn't know until I saw the layout for A Gem of a Challenge's first challenge.

How did I put it together - out came my bug and I used the concentric hearts, using only the smallest of the heart, and cut out a heart in red, white and blue. The white heart was embossed with Roses folder. The oval and scalloped oval were done with nestiabilities. I added 3 buttons and 3 brads in red, white and blue and added a bit of red velvet ribbon.

I have also decided to enter it into a few challenges, A Gem of A Challenge for the layout, and Simon Says, Cute Card Thursday, Totally Gorjuss, Penny's Challenge and Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog which all have a love theme.

Thanks for popping by.


Rainbow Lady said...

Beautiful card Linda I am sure they will love it and congratulations too. Thanks for playing Love Cynthia x

Alison said...

What a lovely, personal card! Congrats!

chercroppin said...

Well congrats to them!!! How romantic! Your card here is just lovely...amazing details!

Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's Challenges, and we hope you'll join us again this Wednesday too! : )

Leann said...

This is beautiful! (and big congrats to all!)
Thanks for joining us over on CCT this week :D
Hugs x

Louise Emma said...

So sorry I have been awol from blogland, will try and be regular from now on hun!

Big congrats on your news!

Fab cards xxx

Christine said...

Hi gorgeous card great take on the sketch..thanks for joining us at A gem of a challenge.

Hugs Christine xx

Lisa Jane said...

what a great modern card - congratulations to the happy couple
Lisa ;)

Mandy said...

A lovely the colour combo and the hearts...Thank you for joining in with our first challenge at A Gem of a Challenge...
Mandy xx