Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Sweetheart Vine & Trip To Victoria, British Columbia

Hello and thank you for stopping by.  I am using this as a Valentine card but after I got it made I thought it looked more like a Christmas design.  Oh well.

Dee's Distinctively - Small Leaves
Impression Obsession - Tiny Flowers
Martha Stewart - Branch Punch
Poppy Stamps - Small Blooming Poinsettia & Trailing Vine
Spellbinders Grand Squares
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Red Berry
Mounting Tape

We took a weekend trip over to Victoria, British Columbia, gosh it was a lot of fun.  We stayed at Delta Hotel by Marriott   (club level booking gets you free breakfast and dinner items) which is located right near the harbor.  At night the holidays lights across the harbor are stunning.  I have included just a few pictures below.  We went to Butchart Gardens and walked around in the rain, they provide umbrellas for your use in the park.  We had High Tea at the The  Dining Room restaurant, that was my first experience having high tea and my husband and I just loved it.  You sit in an enclosed greenhouse surrounded by orchids and tropical plants and enjoy tea and a three tier tray of delicious food.  Then at night the gardens light up and it is just magical.   By the way the park was almost empty not sure if it was the time of year or the weather.

British Columbia Parliament Building 

Butchart Gardens with all their holiday lights


  1. A gorgeous card and love the flowers. A pretty design. Great photos and the gardens are stunning. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  2. Hi there Diane, your card is gorgeous, beautifully designed with those pretty floral dies.
    Sounds like you had a lovely holiday, super photos, Kate x

  3. What a stunning card!! I love how you layered the flowers on this. Your photos are beautiful!!

  4. First, I think this is a wonderful valentine card! Love how you've used the usual poinsettia look with the flowers to create something special for a totally different holiday. For me, it works beautifully. Love the way you've layered the dies to create a lovely floral card...stamp a Valentine sentiment in the central section, Voila!(2)Loved the pictures. We visited Butchart Gardens long ago and how magnificent everything was. (we didn't have to walk in the rain though!) Sadly, didn't get to enjoy High Tea (on my bucket list) so I'm certainly happy to hear how much you enjoyed the experience. It sounds really grand, with spectacular vistas to appreciate while you are living the 'good life'. TFS & Hugs

  5. Hello Diana!
    Wow!Such a gorgeous card!
    Love the design and the poinsettia flowers!
    You must have a great time visiting Victoria!
    Lovely pictures!
    Have a happy day!

  6. Gorgeous card! It does look a tad more Christmassy to me but I'm sure will work as a Valentines card. Wonderful design.
    Wow your photos do look magical! You lucky lady, I'm feeling a bit envious here. The gardens look amazing lit up. I would definitely go if I was well enough to travel that far. Debra x

  7. I think your card is perfect for any occasion Diane; it's gorgeous :-)

    Fabby photos; thanks for sharing x

  8. A beautiful card, I think it's just the red of the main flowers that makes it look a touch Christmassy. If you did them in hot pink for instance it would look quite different. That said I still think it looks stunning and I'd be more than happy if it was my valentine x

  9. I think the card is right for both the occasions. He is beautiful, such a beautiful flowers. What a great trip you have, nice pictures.
    greetings Angelique

  10. This is gorgeous, such pretty flowers - a beautiful card.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  11. Really super card, love the flowers and great double white backing card.
    Super photo's, never been to Canada, maybe getting too late to go now, but never say never.

    Kath x

  12. Oh my your card is just gorgeous!! You have done a lovely job on those flowers and such a pretty design with it!
    That looks like such a fun trip you took, thanks for sharing the pretty pictures of your trip!

  13. Beautiful card, gorgeous. Lovely photos too. Emma

  14. Wow... what an amazing trip to Victoria. What wonderful memories for you and the Parliament building lit up and the stunning gardens are amazing x. That's a trip to remember with all the extra treats of high tea etc. What an amazing card too...full of pretty flowers, just like the gardens...Gorgeous colours and texture and stunning! x

  15. Gorgeous card design and what an amazing trip such a beautiful place Love and hugs Carole x

  16. Such a beautifully designed card and I love the colours! thanks you for sharing the pics of your trip to Canada, the gardens look beautiful.
    Gina xx

  17. It looks like fiddly work but ah, so pretty!

  18. The card is so well balanced, Diane, with the little and big elements and the different colors. Just lovely.

  19. Wow what a gorgeous design and your trip to Canada sounds fabulous.


  20. Oh my, what an outstanding job of developing the fantastic and beautiful flowers! Whether the card is a valentine or Christmas card, it is outstanding, Diane. Love the pics from your visit to Victoria, Canada. The garden reminds me of one I visited in British Columbia, Canada years ago. TFS!

  21. A really lovely card Diane. Your trip does sound wonderful and thanks for sharing the photos. The garden looks amazing. Barbxx


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