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Tuesday, January 28, 2014


It's been some time since I last did a CAS card, so I thought I'd go with the option of sketch+CAS for House of Cards.

But what to make? Its' the season for Valentine's cards, so I was quite inspired by red and hearts, but I also wanted to make a card to give to a friend. So I chose a sentiment in Norweigna which translates something like "A friend is a gift so great that it can only be measured by the heart". I don't know if the sentence makes sense in English, but it does in my language:) 

For the image I used a stamp from Lost Coast Designs. It's called "Waiting for Mr Right", but I cut out parts of the image and what was left was 3 girlfriends. Both the image and sentiment were stamped with black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I used 2 heart dies to make the frame of the image and the two smaller hearts are sequins.

This card is for these challenges:
1) House of Cards - # Sketch + CAS or Classic/Elegant
2) Everybody-Art-Challenge - #263 Heart
3) Creative Creations Challenge Blog - Less is More
4) Dream Valley Challenges - #74 No Designer Paper
5) Make it Monday - Anything Goes


Sue said...

Such a wonderful friendship card Pia. I love the image and the sentiment is beautiful.
Sue xx

Wishcraft said...

Fab design and a lovely sentiment too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Loz said...

Fabulous CAS card Pia. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Chrissy said...

Fabulous friendship valentine card the fun image and love the sentiment..a perfect CAS card.


Skye said...

Super CAS card and the sentiment is perfect. I love the stamp.

Mynnette said...

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this, Pia!!! The fun vintage image, the wonderful sentiment--this is amazing! Thanks for joining us at HOC--I hope you join in again soon! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, Pia!

Love the vintage look of this one!!
:) :) I saw your card at Make It Monday!! :) :)
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Jackie said...

Another beauty Pia! Love the red *frame* & embellies on your card...they really pop off the white! Great sketch too...TFS!!!

Lisa :) said...

So pretty and classic! Saw you on Make it Monday!

Laine said...

Love this image Pia and your fabulous card design.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

just love that trio of ladies, the design of your card is wow , and I'm glad you translated the sentiment for us , it's beautiful. janex

cotnob said...

This is a brilliant card Pia, I love your fun vintage image and CAS design.

Lau W said...

It's a superb card for a friend, lovely design, and the sentiment is great !
Have a nice day !

Asha said...

LOOOOVE this card, Pia. So clean neat, uncluttered and positively stunning. That heart says it all!
xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Wendy McCarthy said...

Fabulous! Love the picture in the heart and the sentiment (although I don't know what it says!) looks brilliant. xxx

Wendy McCarthy said...

Ooops! Sorry Pia, just realised you have very helpfully given a translation of the sentiment... it's a lovely sentiment! :) xx

Judy V said...

Oh wow, what a great card! Love the image and the sentiment! Thanks for joining in at House of Cards. Hope you'll join us again soon!

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Pia, I love that vintage image and the fabulous sentiment! Also, a big thanks for joining us at HOC!
Tammy x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

What a great card Pia, I so like the colours x

aussie aNNie said...

Your interpretation of the sentiment is just beautiful, love this olden times image and the heart is gorgeous...somehow this picture reminds me of some of the post war ones I have of my mum and dad...xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Pia
Love the design of this. Very effective and stylish
Thank you for joining us at House of Cards.
Best wishes.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome sweetie. Gorgeous CAS layout. I have seen the whole of this stamp and it makes me smile.


Donna Nuce said...

The sentiment makes wonderful sense in English. A very touching card. Those little old ladies remind me of my dear Italian grandmother and her sewing club. A sweet memory. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards. Have a great day Pia.

Tracey Murphy said...

Fabulous CAS card! Love the image & wonderful sentiment.
Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Creations Challenges xx

chrissy xx said...

Wow! You have been busy Pia..
A FABulous CAS card...LOve it.

Vannessa said...

Such a great Valentine's card and lovely sentiment for a friend too. Thank you for joining us at the House of Cards Challenge this week.

Hugs, Vannessa

Daen'Ys said...

Hello Pia
It's not my turn to comment, but I could not pass your card without saying anything! Just gorgeous!! I love the colors, the bit old side of the image and the superb writing!
Thanks for playing with us at House of Cards.
Rosi x

scrappymo! said...

This is a wonderful friendship card. i have seen this lovely vintage image before and have always been drawn to it!
Great card, Pia.

PS. Sent you an email.

Deepti Stephens said...

Perfectly CAS, Pia.. :)

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining our No DPs challenge at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Susie said...

A great card - very effective! Thanks for joining our No Designer Paper challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x