Trapeze dare

Shelly double dog dared me to make a trapeze card.  I'm thinking that I must have done it wrong, because Shelly's is so much prettier!

Stitching is done with scrapper's floss, so I didn't need a needle, but it was perhaps too thick and stiff for this technique.  The stamp is an old TAC one, and the patterned paper is Tim Holtz Shabby Chic.  The heart is punched and embossed, but you can't see the embossing well in this scan, I'm sorry to say.

Bunny Zoe - celebrations
Crafty Bloggers - shabby chic
Lexi's Creations - monochrome
Scrapper's Delights - love
Penny Black - tuquoise, white, blue

Juliet Arrighi

Love is in the Air

I found it curious that theme for a great many challenge blogs is "Love is in the Air". Not just plain Love, but specifically in the air. Why is it is the air? Why not under water? Why not between the sheets (much more interesting challenge, I would think)?

 Here is my interpretation of love in the air:

Why yes, I did buy a lot of that rose paper; thank you for noticing.

Love is in the Air challenges:

Juliet Arrighi

Iris Window card

I found this cool card at CraftsUPrint - a window card with a popup interior that goes through the window.  My print is terrible at printing color (red doesn't print well), so I touched it up a little with my markers, but the basic design is the one in the kit.  This is how it looks folded flat:
I used a nestie die to cut a window and frame, rather than handcut it from the template.  The floral panel is a scrap from a previous printing (I was trying to resize it to fit a standard US card size (most of the cards on that site are bigger).  This is how it looks open:
Lots of fussy cutting, but it is not as hard as it looks.  I'm going to have to buy some duplex paper if I'm going to make more of these.

Clearly Inspired - colors (that blue is really purple)
Delightful Challenges - diecut
Incy Wincy - flowers
Crazy Challenge - flowers
Sparkles Forum - new craft item (digital kit to make the card)

Juliet Arrighi