Monday Love and giveaway winner announced!

It's Monday everybody and I am ready for a new week!  How about you?  I am crossing items off my to do list like crazy because it was piling up on me.  Ever have the sinking feeling like the list is bigger than you?  I remember as a kid my Dad had a legal size paper list of items to do around the house.  Most of them were biggies too like painting, electrical,  wood work, etc.  I also recollect that one Father's day I thought it would be  nice if I could do one of the chores he had on his list.  I scoured it multiple times trying to find something I knew how to do but never found one I knew I could complete successfully.  If only he had simple things like cut the grass, trim edges, clean the pool.  It was replace the plug on the pig (our vacuum cleaner which was a pink canister with a long hose) or strip and chaulk the bathrooms.  Ughh!  I sadly don't recall what I did for him on the special day.  :-(  I do appreciate his determination to fix everything himself and his ability to know how to do those tasks.  Super Dad he was/is still!
Before I share my card, I want to announce the winner of my Valentine giveaway from last Sunday...
                         Kathy D!
Please email me Kathy so I can get your prize mailed right away! Click on email for hyperlink.

Today I was back to my vintage shabby feeling and created this Valentine card with lots of love.

I used Lily Bee Design papers for the base which I stitched around the edges with red thread and distressed with scissors and ink. I tied a pink grosgrain ribbon about the base and then started layering.

I sprayed a white Wilton doily with red pepper ink and layered it under this super sweet vintage image that a dear friend sent me.  She also sent me the sweetie pie tag which I punched a small heart from.  

I added a Recollections polka dot flower with a white button to the bow's center.  I added three pearls to the vintage image and tucked a red feather in for fun to finish off my card.

I love feathers but keep forgetting to use them.  They are fun to accent with.  
 Challenges I would like to enter my card in:
Card Makin' Mama's: #38 Valentine
Come and Get It Challenges: Love is in the Air
Crafty Boots: Valentine's 
Die Cut Dreams: Pink and Red and Heart
Fairy Tale: #34 Love, love, love
Lollipop Crafts: #66 Valentine's Card
My Craft Spot: #43 Valentine's Day
Oh La La Creations: #98 Be My Valentine
One Stop Craft: #168 For the one I love

Supplies Used:
cardstock: Paper Studio
pattern paper: Lily Bee Designs
flower: Recollections
doily: Wilton
ink: Ranger Red Pepper
ribbon: Michael's grosgrain pink
vintage image, tag, button, feather: craft supply
heart punch: Studio G
floss: DMC white
Thank you for stopping by!


Annette Allen

aww this is a cutie pie...love the added feather and pretty pearls..lovely card

Dee's Craft Room

Such a lovely card, the flower and button really set it off.

Thank you for sharing your card with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.



This is so beautiful Amy!! Love the image, the little tag, the pearls, button on the flower and that great feather!!! Awesomeness for sure!!!!! :)


Hi Amy, This is the cutest! I always love how you put together the cutest cards with fun embellishments. I love the fun polka dot flower with the vintage image. Hugs


What a beautiful card. That feather adds that special little touch.. My Dad was the same way. He would never pay to have anything done. Now he is 85 and has lost his sight. It makes him so mad that he can't fix things that he used to fix. But he still tries to do what he can.

I do hope you get a lot check off that list!

Hugs, Linda

* Shell B.*

Fabulous card, love the vintage look!

Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It Challenges this week!



Lovely card ... Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap :)


Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing along at Lexis creations. Sharon x

Anne Bente

it is beautiful♥

10000 tak for at du deltager på card and scraps udfordring♥


Great color combination and I love your polka dot flower. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Crafty Boots Challenges. xx Denise


This is sooooo gorgeous!!


Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week at Lollipop Crafts!


Amy this is such a beautiful card!! I love the image and doily. The red feather is such the perfect vintage touch with the pic! Wonderful to have such special dads isnt it!


Congrats to Kathy! This is an absolutely GORGEOUS card!!!


This is so pretty ... really has a vintage feel to this with your mix of colours and trimmings ... Have a good day and throw away those lists! ...

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes)

What a pretty card you have shared with us! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations hugs Susan x


Stunning card thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

Hugs Julie x


What a lovely soft creation.

Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley and at Lexi's Creations.



Beautiful card! I love all the fun accents.

Virginia L.

Gorgeous card, Amy!! Love the addition of feather and doily! Thanks for stopping by my blog! HUGS!


Your card is so sweet Amy, just lovely and perfect for Valentine's Day (or any day really!). Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment, have a nice day! Ira :-)


Hello a very beautiful card and a great design.

Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

Audrey Pettit

Really adorable, Amy! Such a fun and sweet combination here. Love the vintage image, and how fun is that feather. LOVE the little heart punched from the tag.


This is gorgeous Amy, the image and design look super, thank you for joining our challenge at OLLCB.
Lorraine x


Your card is gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Kirsty Vittetoe

This is totally sweet!!!!


Really pretty. I love the red stitching and the ribbon bow. Great job. Thanks for entering your card in this week's challenge at My Craft Spot. :)



Colorful and cute card..Thank you for joining us at CARD AND SCRAP


I like the stitching and the red feather! Thank you for playing along at Dream Valley!


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


Very pretty card with a lovely vintage look. Nice.
Thanks so much for taking part in this week’s Love challenge on Come and Get it Challenge Blog.


This is just super, love it. xx


Gorgeous sweet Valentine creation great take on the chall theme.

thanks for sharing your creation with us on our last ever DCD chall.

smiles Christine x


This is such a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week and good luck! Ani
P.S. I have a candy on my blog if you're interested


Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot!

Joanne Leddy

Adorable! I love the little heart punch on the tag ... hugs!


Beautiful creation! That image is stunning!
Thanks for joinging us at Hooked On Craft Challenges,
Hugs, Kelly xxx


Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender.
Bev x

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