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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Love is all around at Deep Ocean Challenge

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope your week is going well so far. I had a lovely birthday yesterday, even if I did spend the whole day at work and on my own, at least I finished a bit early and went for afternoon tea with my friend Emily at Browns, which was rather lovely.

Anyhoo.....on to the reason I am here today as I'm sure you're wondering. A little while ago the sweet and lovely Karina of Creawitch approached me and asked if I would like to join the Design Team at Deep Ocean Challenge. I'll confess that initially I was hesitant as I did not want to over commit myself and I'm already very stretched....but she was persistent and persuasive and I must say that I was extremely flattered to be invited to such a talented team. Anyway, since the challenge is a fortnightly one and I was already planning on making some changes over the following weeks to free up some time, I said I would give it my best and see how it goes, so they're stuck with me now lol!

But enough waffling and on with the challenge. This time the theme is 'Love is all Around', now I like this theme much better than a straight forward 'Valentine' theme, because while you can of course create a Valentine don't have to. It could be a wedding card, anniversary, engagement or just a card to say 'I love you'. I decided to make a card that could stand for any of the above and I plumped for a vintage theme, as I've had this image sitting on my computer for like...forever, waiting to be used and I thought it was really perfect for this theme.

I matched it to these beautiful Pion Papers from the My Beloved Son collection, and yes I matched the image to the paper, not the paper to the image, as originally the photograph was more black and white, but I gave it some sepia tones before printing.

I've edged every layer with Walnut Stain distress ink and added this love paperclip that's been in my stash forever along with lace, ribbon, pearl string and flatback pearls from the Ribbon Girl.

I hope you like my make, don't forget to go check out the rest of the team's makes here you won't be disappointed :) and why not join us in our challenge? We have a fab sponsor in The Ribbon Girl and a lovely prize from them of a £10 voucher, all details can be found on the blog.

Have a great Tuesday! :) xx


  1. I am pleased you had a good birthday Linda and enjoyed your afternoon tea.
    Congrats on your new DT place. Your card is stunning. I love the romantic image and gorgeous colours. As always your detailing is just amazing and your design is so inspiring.
    Sue xx

  2. Wow you have produced a succession of fabulous makes over the last few days Linda. Love this vintage card and all it's sepia tones and embellishments.

  3. This card is so beautiful, Linda! Love that butterfly!

  4. Beautiful card Linda and congrats. Can not typ a hole story had surgery at my shoulder.
    Hugs Astrid

  5. Glad to read that you had a good birthday although you had to work. My partner had his birthday too yesterday. He was off from work and was with his family, while I was working and spending a nice evening just the two of us then.
    I am glad I was persistent and was able to persuade you. You're a great addition to our team and am happy to have you with us.
    Your card is a stunner! So love the vintage touch and all the embellishing, and everything else too!!
    Hugs Karina

  6. Oh, Linda... I'm speechless for this work of art of yours... Magnificent would be the word I'm looking for, I guess. :)
    Have a great day!

  7. Stunning card Linda with so many yummy details! I'm so pleased you said yes to joining the team, great to be working with you at Deep Ocean!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  8. Oh wow, this is stunning Linda! Love the vintage style and gorgeous topper! The papers are beautiful and I love the butterfly.
    Gina xx

  9. You are Amazing how you do these Awesome Vintage Cards with the Little Photographs.

  10. You have a real flare for the vintage style, Linda! Gorgeous card!



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