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Sunday, 16 August 2015

Italian Window


The challenge this time at CD Sunday is a "Photo Inspiration".   I straight away thought of Spanish or Italian tiles so came up with this card that has an Italian window on it from the Carnival of Colour cd by Ooh La La Creations.  The paper depicts a tile and is from a House Mouse cd by Joanna Sheen.  I embossed some brick wall and distressed it.  I added some extra flowers to the flower box to get the coral colour of the inspiration photo.  I added a die cut and some twine to finish off.

I am also entering the following challenges:

"Talking Texture" at Daring Cardmakers
"Anything Goes" at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge
"The Great Outdoors" at Crafters Cafe


  1. Great card Michelle. The colours are perfect. It reminds me of past continental holidays with my parents and sister.
    Thank you for joining in with us at CD Sunday.
    Carol xx

  2. Your card is perfect, beautiful image, beautifully design well done

  3. Afternoon Michelle another gorgeous card I love the design and the colours are wonderful.
    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

  4. Prachtige kaart Michelle
    Groetjes gerrie

  5. Michelle this is lovely. You have put a lot of thought into it. I love the stonework and the window. Thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday. Wynn DT

  6. A brilliant card MIchelle, I love your window scene - great take on the theme.

  7. Wonderful card love the image and layout the colours are exquisite.

  8. A beautiful card Michelle, love how you've used the inspiration photo. Thank you for the lovely comment you made on my was taken a couple of years ago at the first of the family weddings I went to. Carol x

  9. Beautiful card Michelle. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  10. Such a beautiful card Michelle, both the tiles and your window make me think of holidays and europe, especially France on the border with spain where we have spent many happy times in the past.

    Sue xx

  11. Fabulous interpretation. Clever choice of backing paper and embossed brickwork.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

  12. Thanks for joining us Michelle with a great take on the photo inspiration, it does remind me too of lovely holidays spent abroad, love the brick work works perfectly .
    Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday.
    sue-b xx

  13. How lovely Michelle, I do love this great design
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  14. Hi Michelle
    This is stunning. Can almost feel the warmth of the Sun and a violin playing in a nearby trattoria. Lovely image.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  15. Lovely card Michelle. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe for our "The Great Outdoors Challenge" and we hope to see you again soon. Gale - DT

  16. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge over at Penny’s & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (DT Crafty Friends)
    (DT Tuesday Throwdown)

  17. Loving the textures and layers on this, and the lovely image too of course
    Thanks for joining in with the "Talking Texture" challenge from The Daring Cardmakers

  18. Really beautiful! Love the papers and layering! Thanks for joining our Flower chalenge over at Through The Purple Haze, good luck!
    Lisbeth, DT