Hearts, roses and lace

I am in the middle of a major, major clear up of my crafting space. Although I am making progress, it is painfully slow. I have now reached the stage where it is the “storm before the calm” i.e. a blooming big mess!! Consequently, if I want to create anything, the space I have to do it in is minimal. So I am glad that I happened to have a little something up my sleeve to share with you today as we reach the mid-way point of our “Hearts and Valentines” challenge over at Crafty Boots Challenges.


I would also like to share this over at City Crafter Challenge Blog where the theme is Roses and Lace.


I’ve used images and papers from the Gecko Galz  Love Potion #9 kit. and the Words and Music paper pack.  I’ve layered up papers, distressing and inking the edges. I added some glitter to the outside edge of the heart image.


I’ve used some scraps of lace, ribbon trim and ruffled seam binding plus paper roses to decorate.


More lace and a tiny little seam binding bow decorate the top.


So far, my grand tidy up hasn’t revealed any hidden treasure, it’s been more a question of “what on earth did I buy that for?!”  I am now going away for the rest of the week and leaving my big crafty mess behind me. If only the craft fairies would come in and finish the job!


Thanks for buzzing by.



Hearts, roses and lace — 21 Comments

  1. I know exactly what you mean … I tried sorting out some of my craft space a few weeks ago … all that work and I only seemed to make a small dint!
    Anyway, As always your card is beautiful … so pretty … Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  2. i am always looking forward to see your take on our challenges and this card is a stunner. Subtle, a touch of shabby chic ( which I can’t do; looks horrible when I try it..) A lovely take on our challenge. So good to have you with us at CCB.Thanks so much for joining us; have agreat week. And good luck with the clear up!

  3. This is so pretty, I love the roses and lace.

    How is the grand tidy going? I do not envy you. I really should do the same but do not have the heart to tackle it.

    Dionne xx

    • Hello – it’s been very quite whilst you have been away. Having been away most of the week, coming back to the mess that I have created whilst tidying was not a pleasant thing!!! Hope you have had fun. xx

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