Reddy for Roses ;)


** Please click on the pic for a clearer view 🙂 **

The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Include a Heart.Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning a super prize.Don’t forget to take a look at some fabulous inspiration by the talented DT while you’re there.

So with Valentine’s Day looming closer I thought I’d pick (no pun intended – well,maybe a little) the delightful Roses Are Red by Crafty Sentiments Designs .Coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.The young lady has been given a little more blush to her cheeks than I usually add as I felt she was a bit coy at this romantic gesture.Now if it were me I think I would pass out with sheer shock if my DH presented me with a red rose!I tried not to make this too girly as this will actually be for him.Altho’ I say that…a flowery patterned paper magically appeared along with a rose embossed border and some ribbon – but at least it’s navy blue 😛 As I’m just a teensy bit fussy I die cut the card base from a regular 8 x 8 card blank then overlaid it with a matching die cut piece of textured card so that I got the whole shape.Personally I just don’t like those missed/straight bits when doing it myself.Because I grabbed the sentiment from a set that was to hand and as I felt it was on the small side I added a heart shaped brad underneath.By my own admission this is a lazy way to add a design feature but it works 😉

Supplies :

Image : Roses Are Red by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : Freebie stamp set from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper & Card : DP First Edition Neroli 8 x 8 Paper Pad,White Card  American Crafts 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock,Blue & Red Card from stash

Tools : Grand Calibur,Grand Nestabilities Grand Scallop Squares & Squares,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders One,Go Kreate Frame Heart #1,Damask Rose Border Embossing Folder Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine Freebie,X-Cut Guillotine

To Embellish : Papermania Heart Brad,Ribbon cut from those annoying hanging bits of a recently purchased top


Some challenges I would like to enter :

AuroraWings Challenge : Valentine’s

Card Mania : Add Some Red 

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Hearts & Valentines

The Crazy Challenge : Love

Come and Get It Texture

Great Impressions : Love Love Love

Jellypark Friends Challenge : Love Is In The Air

Lacy Sunshine : Have a Heart

The Ribbon Girls : Romance

A Gem of a Challenge : Lots of Layers

Di’s Digis Designs : Include a Heart(s)

Paper Creator’s Crafts : Love is in the Air

We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Romance

Fairy Tale : Something with a Heart

Really Reasonable Ribbon : Hearts and Ribbon

Simply Create Too : Happy Valentine’s Day (or use hearts)

Wags ‘n Whiskers : Hearts

C.R.A.F.T. : Valentines Day/Love

Little Miss Muffet Challenges : All You Need Is Love


Thanks for looking

Lisa x

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pauline
    Feb 03, 2015 @ 20:04:45

    This is a fabulous card Lisa, such a sweet image.
    Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator’s Crafts.
    I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look –


  2. Mynn xx
    Feb 04, 2015 @ 05:20:50

    This is SO sweet!!! That image is just darling and your coloring is spectacular! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! 🙂 Mynn xx


  3. Monica
    Feb 04, 2015 @ 07:57:16

    Thanks for entering our C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week!
    Monica – DT


  4. Mary Gourley
    Feb 04, 2015 @ 16:37:20

    a very nice card – nice coloring too – thanks for joining in with The Ribbon Girls February Card Challenge – best of luck! Mary x


  5. heatherahudson
    Feb 04, 2015 @ 21:27:57

    Adorable card!
    Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!!


  6. Lou Sims
    Feb 04, 2015 @ 22:28:05

    Fantastic romantic card which fits in perfectly with the “Romance” theme over at We Do Doobadoo Challenges . Lou (DT)


  7. Myrna Sweet
    Feb 05, 2015 @ 05:33:19

    Lovely, and your colouring is outstanding!
    Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. – Myrna DT


  8. Milka
    Feb 06, 2015 @ 11:19:59

    Gorgeous card. Thank you so much for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge this fortnight. I hope to see you again. 😀
    Milka GDT


  9. Melanie
    Feb 06, 2015 @ 20:34:46

    A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our “Texture” challenge over at Come and Get It & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)


  10. Meighan Wheller
    Feb 07, 2015 @ 11:40:51

    Wow fabulous card and love your colouring. Thank you for sharing with us at Come and Get It and we hope you will join us again soon. Meighan DT


  11. Sandy
    Feb 08, 2015 @ 07:01:24

    Cute image and love the pretty paper choices. A delightful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting from the Heart and hope to see you again soon.
    Sandy DT


  12. iluszka
    Feb 08, 2015 @ 18:35:32

    Great card!!! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania 🙂 Good luck!!! iluszka DT


  13. Dionne
    Feb 08, 2015 @ 19:55:52

    Really cute card, lovely image and fab layout. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.



  14. Claire C
    Feb 08, 2015 @ 20:07:26

    Beautiful project, thanks so much for joining our Romance challenge at
    Claire xx


  15. joni52
    Feb 08, 2015 @ 21:17:42

    Absolutely darling card. Love the sweet image. Fabulous coloring. Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions.


  16. Cvetelina
    Feb 09, 2015 @ 06:46:51

    Adorable card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.


  17. Lisbeth K
    Feb 10, 2015 @ 23:27:09

    Awww, lovely! Great coloring and I love the way she blush 🙂 Thanks for joining Lacy Sunshine and our “Have a heart” challenge, good luck 🙂
    Lisbeth, LS DT


  18. TantiK Creation
    Feb 12, 2015 @ 22:14:17

    Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.


  19. Craftdee Donna
    Feb 14, 2015 @ 14:00:22

    Thanks for joining in our “Include a heart” challenge at Di’s Digi Designs 🙂

    Hope to see you in our new challenge starting today too Donna ♥


  20. jellypark challenges
    Feb 26, 2015 @ 19:57:08

    Absolutely gorgeous thanks for sharing over at Jellypark Friends :o).


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