Thursday, 16 February 2012


Thanks for dropping in today and a warm welcome to my new followers.

Have been meaning to post this for a couple of days and the time has just gone as always. I am feeling very smug as I am continuing my resolution to use up some of this huge paper stack that I own and never cut into - so here's the latest offering using more of my Graphic45 Curtain Call papers. 
Can you feel the steamy passion??LOL
To coin a phrase -   they don't make 'em like that anymore'!!!  
All dark and smoulderingly broody with the odd sound of a bodice ripping thrown in for good measure!!!
And you weren't allowed to let both of your feet leave the floor during the 'passion' scenes never mind exchange mouth to mouth kisses!!! 

How times have changed - and not always for the better - now nothing is left to your imagination....  
Enough reminiscing! Back to the card - distressed,stitched and layered (yes the sewing machine is still out!), some old cotton lace from my stash, a couple of black card swirls and a doily inked with Antique Linen DI.
The satin ribbon kept fraying so I ended up using the pinking shears and I hope it hasn't spoilt the overall vintagey feel. I added the blingy buckle, a black pearl pin, two diamante pins and finished with two tiny sparkly hearts.

Challenges -
Dutch Dare - Distressing
Crafting 4 All Seasons - Love
The Crafty Pad - The letter 'B' - and mine is for Blingy Buckle!
Ruby's Rainbow - Vintage
Crafty Bloggers - Love is in the Air
Friendships Garden - Love and 3 embellishments (no stamps allowed) 
Creative Craft - Valentines
Southern Girls - So Distressed
Have a lovely day whaever you're doing! 


Jan said...

I can feel the passion LOL ! Great smouldering card Viv x

Rose Petal said...

Hello Viv, this is fabulous. Love the colour combination and the image. I just love th scrolls and that gorgeous bow, fabulous my friend.
Love Sandra xxx

Jan said...

WOw Viv love this, it's beautiful xx Jan

Becky Garrison said...

Lovely card! My favorite is the big cream bow with blingy buckle and the pins! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Friendship's Garden! Blessings, Becky

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Viv, I like the dramatic image the colours and that big bow.
Kevin xx

DistinctiveLMNts said...

Beautiful card! I'm an old movie buff, myself. Thanks for joining us at DDCC.

* Shaz * said...

Beautiful card!

thank you for joining in the fun with us at Ruby's Rainbow for our "Vintage" challenge

Hope you will join us again soon

Hugs Shaz x

June Nelson said...

Wowser ruddy clever boots thisis a stonker!!! xxxxx

Val said...

Fabulous - I just love it.


Maureen said...

A great card Viv, how brave using up your favourite papers.

Basslady said...

this is absolutely brilliant and fantastic!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

coops said...

wow this is fantastic viv.stunning vintage image and your colours and design are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Meggymay said...

Very romantic, its a gorgeous card.
Yvonne x

sassy said...

lovely and romantic card viv very dramatic sasxx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is stunning Viv

Anne said...

A real bodice ripper! Love the vintage shades

Chris said...

Oh my goodness, I love this! It reminded me of Gone With the Wind. I love the vintage feel and that stamp is amazing! Bravo! Thank you for joining us at Hooked on Craft!


Abi said...

Some things are definitely better left to the imagination!! Your card is gorgeous Viv x

Carol said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

Jamie said...

OOOOO, this is fantastic! Love the distressed edges and all the vintage elements, great job! Thanks so much for joining our Valentines' Challenge, good luck and hope to see you next time!

Friendship's Garden DT

Dot said...

Such a lovely distressed card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at DDCC this time.

Sharon said...

This is stunning - great card! So glad you joined us at Friendships Garden for our "love" theme challenge!!

Jacq said...

Hi Viv,
This is Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the image you've used, the dp,the colour scheme is perfect. Love the layout and the embellishments just complete the vintage look, perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us agaian.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Lee said...

Oooooh WOW.Love everything about this one,soooo dramatic n effective.xx

Bettina L. said...

My gosh I do love this card. How beautiful do the bow look with that fab embellishment and I love your choice in the vintage colour section. Thanks for playing at Southern Girls and good luck. Hope to see you back next month for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Amanda said...

Love your vintage card - its fab!

Thanks for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow.