Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Love Is All Around at Deep Ocean

Hello everyone,
I'm sorry I haven't been around to post anything or visit you all for a few days. We've had a bereavement in the family so it's been a tough week and I needed some time out. I really wanted to get back to some crafting though and my first challenge as DT member at Deep Ocean was just the incentive I needed to get going again. Our theme is "Love Is All Around" so I've used Love Balloon (coloured with Inktense pencils) from Lili of the Valley to make an anniversary card. The papers are Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics and have been hand-stitched. I've also used:
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Seam binding, twine, paint dabber - Ribbon Girl
Heart charm (with added Shabby Blue Frantage), sparkly pearl embellishment, laces - Live and Love Crafts
Frame - Spellbinders
Peacock Feather - Magnolia DooHickey
Butterflies - Dutch Doobadoo
Pearls - Samuel Taylors
Pin - from my stash
(Please excuse the slightly wonky photo - it isn't like that in real life!)

I'm so thrilled to be joining this wonderful team today and I really hope you can join us for the challenge - my new teammates have some stunning inspiration for you over at the Deep Ocean blog. We have a fabulous prize of a £10 voucher to spend in the Ribbon Girl store:

I'm entering my card into the following challenge:
Papertake Weekly - Hearts and Flowers

Thank you so much for all your comments on my card for the Live and Love Crafts challenge - they meant so much to me! There's just a few days left to enter my candy here.



  1. So sorry to read about the bereavement :-(. Sending you big hugs and strenght to get over it.
    Your card is so beautiful. Love the color combo and your coloring and all the gorgeous embellishing.
    You're a great addition to the team and I am so glad to have you with us!
    Hugs, Karina

  2. So sorry about the bereavement. For me it helps to get crafty and think about other stuff i hope it also does that for you. I love the card you made :).


  3. Sorry to hear about your sad news Rebecca, sending huge hugs hun. Love this adorable card, stunning design and detailing as always.

    Donna x

  4. So sorry to hear your sad news, my heart goes out to you and your family.
    Your card is gorgeous, such a sweet image, beautiful soft colouring and pretty detailing too.
    Take care, Sue xx

  5. Such an exquisite card Rebecca and fabulous colouring. As always you pay so much attention to the small details.............divine. Sorry to hear your sad news...hugs.xx

  6. Beautiful image, beautiful colouring, beautiful card - as always luv everything about it xx really sorry to hear about your bereavement - never easy but hopefully your crafting will help you through xx GailT xx

  7. Sorry to hear of your loss. Hugs to you and thanks for sharing the most beautiful card created...love the colour combo.xxx

    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  8. Gorgeous colour scheme! Such a cute image too, love it :-).
    Sorry to hear you've had a bereavement, must be a very difficult time for you all so sending lots of hugs
    Amy x

  9. Rebecca, sending your some (((((hugs))))) wish I could have been there to give them.
    A stunningly beautiful card, fantastic image, embellishments, colours and design.

    Patricia x

  10. Sorry to hear your sad news Rebecca.
    Your card is gorgeous love the colour scheme the sweet image and beautiful design, a brilliant start for your new DT.
    Take care, hugs Chris x

  11. Beautiful anniversary card Rebecca! Your image is so sweet, love the soft blues! Great feather die, fancy!! hugs :)

  12. So sorry for your loss Rebecca, thinking of you at this sad time....
    Beautiful card with so many gorgeous details - lovely to be working with you at Deep Ocean!
    Big hugs Nicola xxx

  13. Lovely card Rebecca, very pretty, really love all your details, fabulous!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

    Sorry to hear your sad news, sending an extra hug x

  14. So sorry to hear that you have had a bereavement in the family, thinking of you.

    Your card is beautiful and congratulations on joining the DT, something positive to focus on is never a bad thing. Hugs, Anne xx

  15. So glad to hear you're feeling a tad better Rebecca... but you know my hugs and thoughts are still with you. Your card is wonderful... the colouring so delicate and perfect.. and I know exactly what you mean about wonky photographs!! Mine seem like that all the time - and I know the lines are straight on the card in real life, so I blame it on the lens!! hehe

    Christine x

  16. First of all I am so sorry to hear about your loss, Rebecca... must have been very hard on all of you...
    Your card is so beautiful, love the delicacy of it, really gorgeous! Hugs, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  17. A beautiful card Rebecca. A gorgeous image beautifully coloured and I love all the pretty embellies.
    Lorraine x

  18. Such a beautiful card. I love the color combo and the image is so sweet. TFS
    Hugs, Rosalee

  19. So sorry to hear of your bereavement, I'll be thinking of you.
    Gorgeous card with such a wonderful design and beautifully embellished. I hope I can get to your standard of cards. This is a great start to your DT spot. Debra x

  20. Sorry to hear your sad new Rebecca, I know how you feel as we too lost a family member in the last few weeks and you do need to take time to yourself. Your card is beautiful, I love the soft colours, hugs Carole Z X

  21. Lovely to see a post from you Rebecca! Hope things get easier for you and your family soon!
    Gorgeous card as always! Love the cute image and blue colours! Lots of pretty embellies :-)
    Lucy x

  22. This is absolutely gorgeous Rebecca, such a beautiful image and so many lovely details - your lacy butterflies are fabulous.

  23. Congrats on your new DT position. DOC is a great challenge! Stunning card with my favourite colour combo! First time I'm seeing this lace used; now I know why I bought it! :-)
    Sorry to hear you're going through a tuff period.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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