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Wednesday 24 April 2013

The Power of Love

Hi all!

You might have noticed that it has been a little quiet on my blog this week, that's because I was on holiday. We spent 10 lovely days in the Big Apple, it was great and we saw a lot. Of course we were pretty shocked when the Boston marathon bombing occured on one of our last days in New York, very surreal to see all the press coverage and the massive police force out on the streets. I have to admit I felt a little unsafe after that, something that really hadn't happened before during our trip. Thankfully they caught those responsible, I can only imagine what they could have had in store........

Anyway, while in New York, I visited Michael's, one of their crafting store chains, to stock up on a number of lovely goodies. I bought some lovely punches, a circle cutter and some paper pads, which I am sure will feature in my upcoming projects very soon :) I made this card with my 'old' stash, using up some lovely papers that I have had for ages but never used before. This week @ Fab 'n Funky the theme set by the lovely Ginny is "LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDOURED THING", so just make sure you spread the love with your creation! Our sponsor this week is Floppy Latte and the DT received some lovely images to work with, including this one:

* Floppy Latte Cupid on a Rope, coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs
* Prima Marketing Sparkling Spring & Reflections DPs plus some gold paper to frame the image
* MS Doily Lace Border Punch
* Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
* Personal Impressions Sentiment stamp & Vintage Photo Distress Ink
* K&Co Smitten Chipboard
* Ribbon and pearls from stash

Also, as we reached our 1000 followers over at the challenge blog, we have a little follower candy to give away:
Looking good, no? Have a look at the challenge blog for more details later in the day!

* Dream Valley (Things with Wings)
* One Stitch at a Time (Use a Digi)
* LEJ Designs (Mystical, Magical or Mysterious)
* Oozak (Anything Goes with Lace, Ribbon & Pearls)
* Sarah Hurley (Projects with Character)
* Oldie but a Goodie (Make it Girly) I've used some old forgotten chipboard and ribbon
* Bearly Mine (Digi Days)
* Sweet Stamps (Use 3 of Any Item)
* QKR Stampede (Punches and/or Dies)
* A Gem of a Challenge (Distress It)


  1. I love this image!It's a lovely card.Thanks for sharing it at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

  2. Gorgeous card Ciska, fab image and beautiful papers.
    I am glad you had a good holiday and got to stock up on some new goodies - have fun with them!
    hugs Sue xx

  3. This is fab Ciska - such a great layout ... Michaels my favourite part of the holiday lol cant wait to see your goodies! hugs Judith x

  4. This is gorgeous!!! Beautiful papers, designs!! Love that image! Just love it!! Thanks a lot for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time!! Good luck! I hope to see you again for our next challenge!!

    - Susan, DT @ OSAAT

  5. So pretty - love the paper!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  6. pretty card love the papers and heart-thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs
    carol DT x

  7. What a fun card - cute image and lovely papers. Glad you had a nice holiday, too! Thanks for joining us at AGOAC this week!

  8. Goedemorgen Ciska. Schitterende kaart. Geweldig idee de binnenkant met het witte vlakje om te schrijven. Zo jaloers, wil ook naar Michaels :P


  9. Love it! I like the green on it - its different but works so well

    Zoe x

  10. What a Beautiful card Ciska. Happy to hear you had a great trip, (and not hurt in the bombing) I can't imaging the terror they must have felt at the moment. I too am happy the men responsible have been found!)

  11. Thank you for joining in our most recent challenge No. 50 - Mystical, Magical or Mysterious Over on the LEJ Designs CHallenge Blog.
    What a really sweet card. I love the elegant backing papers and the gorgeous image really made me smile.
    I really hope to see you joining in more of our future weekly challenges over on the blog.

    Hugs Lisa xxxxxx LEJ DT Member

  12. A fabulous card, super image and colour combo Thanks for entering the lejdesigns Challenge

  13. Lovely card! The image is super cute, and you did an awesome job on the layout! Thank you for joining QKR's Challenge this week.
    Ruza, QKR DT

  14. Super cute card! Thanks for joining us at the Oozak challenge!


  15. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, Good Luck and hope you will join us again.

  16. Love the colors and design! Thanks for sharing with us at and good luck in the challenge!