Tuesday, 8 January 2013


It's the first challenge of the year at the Craft-Room, the theme for the challenge is Valentines and it has been chosen by Nikki.
Before I show you my card I'd like to thank you all for entering the tag challenge, the entries were fabulous and I'm going to find it very hard to choose my top three.

Our sponsor for the challenge is Crafty Individuals.

I coloured a white card blank with peacock feathers Distress ink. I decided that it was too strong a colour for what I wanted so I adhered some white lace round the edges of the card.
I coloured a Sizzex Alterations embossing folder with peacock feathers and wild honey Distress ink and then embossed some white card. I coloured the edges of the embossed card with vintage photo.
Using a Heart Squares Spellbinders die I cut two squares.
For the image I used a Crafty Individuals stamp masking the face before colouring it with wild honey.
I used a Marianne die for the hearts.
I embellished the card with a couple of pins and some seam binding that I coloured with peacock feathers.

The rest of the Design Team have made some fabulous samples so why not visit the Craft-Room to take a look,


  1. gorgeous card Hazel, I love that it's not pink :-) Debi x

  2. Hi Hazel,,, happy new year to you! You have created a real beauty. I love all the layers and you have made me realise I need more distress inks...I not bought any for ages ... as I adore the peacock shade. Suz xx

  3. Gorgeously vintage and feminine Hazel! I just love your image and the blue and brown work so beautifully together. Sunday was fun wasn't it?!!

  4. Love your card, great colours and style! Valerie

  5. Gorgeous, Hazel. I like that it's not pink.

  6. Morning Hazel, just love this beautiful vintage creation. The colour pallet is so softsoft and dreamy. Love that image. x x x

  7. Beautiful and dreamy card Hazel-nice to see blue and brown combo on a Valentine card.

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. Hi Hazel,
    so lovely and fabulous vintage creation;-))m

  9. Gorgeous Hazel and the white ribbon softens the blue to perfection :)
    Von ♥

  10. Brilliant colour choice both striking and romantic. Gorgeous card, can imagine a Victorian Gent slipping this into the letter box of his lady love. XOXO Zoe

  11. Wonderful layers, a beautiful card Hazel! xxx

  12. Gorgeous card, Hazel - love all the detail x

  13. Hi Hazel
    This is a lovely card and the peacock feathers is one of my fav colours at the moment but as you say it can be a little strong at times.
    I love how textured this card looks.

  14. This is absolutely beautiful Hazel and the layered lace over the ink is fabulous. I would never think of putting these colours together but they are a wonderful combination. Inking the embossing folder is something I've never done, and the result is lovely.

    Maria xxxxx

  15. HI Hazel - love all that gorgeous embossing , a beautiful card. So sorry I've been rubbish at visiting lately..Esther xx

  16. Love the layers you've created here, the embossing and die-cutting, and I love the delicate turquoise/sepia palette - altogether delicious! Also, while I'm here, thank you for picking my tag in your top 3 - so happy you liked it...
    Alison x