Thursday, 7 June 2012


...some people look for a beautiful place, others make a place beautiful...
- Hazrat Inayat Khan -

...hello everyone today I'm sharing with you a card that was made as part of our monthly swap over at May's...the theme this month was blue, brown & bling...

...I've used Tim's Heart Wings Die for this project, I used various blues in watercolour for the background then added a square of plastic (the Die packaging) & secured it in place with some small silver brads which I wrapped fine jewellry wire around to create a frame...

...I embossed the heart in aged silver & added chipped glitter...

...loVe this heart...

...I double layered the wings, the base wing is grunge board inked with walnut and randomly coated in glossy accents, the top wing is glassine paper again coated in walnut & scrunchled and left rough, attached by a staple...

...this is such a versatile Die & the glassine paper gives good effect, I hope you like :) ...

...thank you for dropping by today, your comments mean a lot to me...


  1. Hey, Im liking the card, the colours look great, and i love the layering on the wings, its a great die.
    thanks so much for the atc and tag, very sweet of you.

  2. I love the colours you have chosen to use Mel. Also love the heart die!

    Sarah x

  3. Great card, love the colours and the way yunhave used the heart and wings is fab!!! Hugs trace x

  4. Super card--love how you did the wings


  5. oh wow what a BEAUTIFULL card.
    LOVE the colors and de bling bling wings.
    WELL DONE!!!!!
    Greetz Patricia

  6. I love it! This is fabulous! I love, love, LOVE the chipped glitter. Who makes it? It is just the thing I often wish I had.

  7. I really love this. It's flying, skimming, across an ocean. What fab blues.
    I also love the way you framed it. So simple yet effective. I hope I can remember it, to use sometime.
    Mo x

  8. Beautiful creation Mel.. Love the heart & chipped glitter what you done with the wings Mel is just Brillant.. Hugs May x x x

  9. Gorgeous, and so much more to look at than first glance. I love pieces like this where when you delve in you see extra things, like the first layer of wings being glossy and the chunky glitter on the heart, and of course loving the jewelry wire frame. It's a beautiful card! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  10. Such a beautiful card Mel and I love the way you have created the beautifully fine border - so effective. I've not heard of "chunky glitter" before, but I'll be on the lookout now! You did a great job with the wings as well - I am still struggling with the glassine - your wings are a great idea! Brilliant!!

  11. I love the card, Mel, but also the quote you shared with us today!
    Also, I wanted to thank you for your friendship... I hope we can meet someday! And maybe craft or paint a bit together? :)

  12. Gorgeous design, Mel & I love that heart it is so textural.

  13. Another fabulous the border and the background and fabulous use of chunky glitter...wonderful effect!!
    Love Emma xx

  14. Mel this is really fab! I'm a real fan of the Stampendous frantage embossing powders right now, and they look great here on your heart with the chipped glitter. Your framed plastic square is a genius idea, the wire is really effective on this card. Beautiful blue colours too. Michelle x

  15. This is brilliant Mel and so effective looking. Love all your techniques
    x catherine

  16. Beautiful Mel. It balances perfectly. Love the sparkly heart, the wings, the way you've wrapped the silver wire round and the watercolour style background - oh yes, that makes everything!! Hugs, Buttons x

  17. This is beautiful Mel...Love the background.
    Hugs Debbie x

  18. When I first got that heat die I thought 'I am never going to use this' but I have and as you say it is versatile. Your card is stunning, love the blues and the way the sparkly heart is gliding above the water - fabulous! A x

  19. Hi Mel, blue, brown and bling is a great theme for a challenge and you have certainly done it justice. Did you enjoy working with a strict theme or do you prefer having more choice.
    Lynn xx

  20. Wow Mel this is fantastic.
    So wonderful design and work. Great.
    Love them.

    Have a lovely weekend. xoxo

  21. Great card Mel - love, love, love those wings

    Sam xxx

  22. Very pretty, I need to make a wedding card. {I am the not a natural card maker}Thanks for the 'lift' idea.
    Keep smiling and creating

  23. I love your creative use of materials. Blessings!

  24. Great card Mel, I love the bling on the heart, so sparkly!
    Have a great weekend.
    Avril xx

  25. Hi Mel. I don't usually like a lot of bling but you have converted me! Love the background & that glassine paper looks fab. I may have to get some! Really like the way you have put this together. Great card. Sx

  26. Mean't to say that I love your blog - I am your newest follower. Sx

  27. Hi Mel

    Well this is just fabby! Love how you created the border with jewellery wire and well the heart, the wings, the background - just LOVE it all!!

    Hope you are well.



  28. This is stunning! I love the bling you added to the heart! So lovely!

  29. I've just enjoyed a catch-up of your blog (I've been a poor blogger recently!). Love the card, the brown and the blue look great together, and made all the better for the glitter. X

  30. I love this Mel, what a variety of techniques you used! The background is great,and that it a nice heart shape, unusual. Barb

  31. Wow! Beautiful card Mel. Loving the gorgeous mix of blues and browns. Thanks for sharing how it keep together :o)

    Glad your comp is fixed and you are sort of up and running again, must have been a shock! Thanks for your kind get well/birthday wishes

  32. I'm blown away by this card. I wish I had seen it sooner, so I could ask permission to use it in my "frames" lesson tonight. However, by the time you get this, I will HOPEFULLY have my photos uploaded for the post. This is very impressive. Such thought went into this card, I can tell.

  33. such a fabulous combination of elements mel - i love everything about your beautiful card, especially the blingy heart!
    thanks for my birthday prezzie, those CK hearts are GORGEOUS!!!
    alison xox


...thank you so much for taking the time to drop by my blog...Mel :)