Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Hearts and Roses....

Hello everyone and welcome! Like usual, a specially warm welcome to my new followers!!
Today I am sharing two cards... It's not often these day that I make cards, and I don't consider myself a card making, but.... sometimes one just needs a card, so here goes, they each have a vague sort of Valentine's theme even though I did not specifically make them as Valentine's cards...
Card No 1:

My usual vintage romantic style, some layered papers, some layered Spellbinder dies, these are from the new release Imperial Gold dies, some roses, a ribbon and a little Prima wood ticket. The rose/heart in the center will come your way as a freebie tomorrow, though I altered it quite a bit with ink, paint and pencils for this project. Here are some close ups:


Card No 2
For this one I used some new stamps I picked up in my local Hobby Craft store, (as if I needed new stamps lol) the one in the middle was a Docraft stamp and the heart one a £1 clear stamp. The girl one is an old Prima stamp. The button I made from punched shrink plastic and the Love ticket will come your way with tomorrow's freebies again.


TWell, that's it, thank you for visiting and I'll see you tomorrow with the usual Friday Freebies.

27 comments:

  1. What a beautiful cards. I particularly like the first one, such beautiful colors.

    greetings Marlies

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  2. Both cards are lovely and very beautiful, Astrid

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  3. Both great cards Astrid, romantic and grungy at the same time. x

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  4. I think they are both beautiful makes , I am not a card maker either but I love these. very beautiful! trace x

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  5. Wow! This is breath taking!! I love it!!

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  6. Beautiful cards each, dear Astrid.The golden glow in the first one, is giving it a feel of soft faded charm,-and the other one ,wonderful with the stamped woman ,lovely painted, and the sweet bow with heart, ans love ticket.
    xo,Dorthe

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  7. For one who says she´s not a cardmaker, you sure does some awesome work on these cards. They´re both just gorgeous, and I really love them, and I call myself a cardmaker more than anything else LOL. Stunning work hun.

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  8. These are both gorgeous! I adore the first one with the altered layers. Any chance you'd do a tutorial on how you did it?

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  9. Two lovely cards and I'm looking forward to the freebies tomorrow. I really like the heart stamp - you got a great bargain with that one!

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  10. Stunning makes Astrid. I so love your vintage look :-) it is very kind of you to give freebies to your crafty friends and I was fortunate to receive the most beautiful Christmas Card and a candle with your vintage Santa image. If you like you will see them in my January posts. They were made by my beautiful mother and will be treasured x

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  11. They are both beautiful but I love the first one!! Maybe because of the rose :-)

    Happy Crafting
    Tracie

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  12. Gorgeous altering of the image on that first card - the paint gives it such a great shabby vintage look. And I love your new heart stamps - of course you needed more stamps - they're so pretty!
    Alison x

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  13. These are nothing short of stunning Astrid. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Michelle E xx

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  14. Both beautiful cards Astrid full of wonderful vintage charm. TFS
    Hugs Brenda xox

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  15. Beautiful cards Astrid. Whoever receives these will be thrilled. ox Marg

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  16. These are beautiful cards, but like some others, I'm partial to the first one. I love the vintage/romantic looks. Look forward to the freebies you're going to share with us.

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  17. Gorgeous old world love cards! Love the warm tones!

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  18. Traumhaft schön, Astrid, Sie haben das wunderbare Rosenmotiv von Ihren Freebies gleich mit in die Karte eingearbeitet, das ist so romantisch!
    Liebe Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende.

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  19. These are joyous Astrid. I love the way your layers are distinctive yet blend into each other so seamlessly. You are a master crafting technician. Have a wonderful weekend, hugs Jenny x

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  20. HI again Astrid, what real beauties these are, stunningly vintage and would be such a pleasure to receive, oops just noticed that my blog post title is the same as yours, Great Minds Think Alike LOL. XX

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  21. Astrid, your cards are beautiful and I'm sure they took many hours to complete!

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog and for the wonderful friday freebies.

    Have a nice sunday my friend.
    Hugs MARTINA

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  22. Such a romantic feel, and beautiful, stunning arty, cards.... I love the first one, just sit and stare and piece it all together. You really are the Master of vintage!

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  23. These cards are beautiful! Love the doilies and all the layers! So romantic!!!

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