Sunday, 3 June 2012


What a dreadful day for the Jubilee celebrations - it's been non stop rain here in my part of the country all day and looking at some of the pics the rest of the UK has been much the same.
I have spent the day in the craftie space - a relatvie has asked me to make a few cards for special celebrations that are coming up this year in her family, a silver wedding and three 70th birthdays!
Have done the 25th anniversary card and will show it sometime in the future but wanted to share this one with you instead.
The stamp is a corset one by Hampton Arts. I cut off the bottom! For the stand I used another stamp from a dress form  which was a freebie from a magazine. Why not use the whole dress form stamp I hear you ask? Well it had flowers on it and it wasn't what I wanted!

So stamped the two in Versamark Sepia onto cream card and cut them out then stuck them together, then added a few tiny pearls down the front.

The papers are by K and Co and are a really lovely soft green. I stitched them and used a nestie to cut out the shape for the layer.
I really love this heavy lace - I thankfully still have quite a bit left in my stash in both cream and white  and used the cream for this card.

The seam binding ribbon was scrunched, dampened then dried with a heat gun and I used rather a lot to make the bow but I think it works. I secured it with two pearl pins.
The sentiment was PC generated and I sewed on a small pearl button then decorated the inside to match.

Challenges -
Corrosive Challenge - Not too Shabby
Pan Pastel UK - Something Vintage
The Crafty Pad - Ribbon
The Ribbon Girls - Use ribbon/lace
Secret Crafter - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Buttons and Bows

So that's all from me for now - am going to brave the rain and run back to the house to make a cuppa! As always, thank you for visiting. x


  1. Fabulous card the vintage look


  2. Gorgeous vintage card, love the lace....

  3. Hi Viv
    A gorgeous and beautiful card thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  4. Well it works and it's great but now you've found the lost bits you can do another - can't you??

  5. Love it Viv! That lace and ribbon finish the card beautifully xx Boo to the rain its been a damp squib of celebrations here x

  6. Non stop rain here all day too, such a shame but how lovely to see that it hasn't stopped people getting out & being British!!

    A gorgeous card & I see nothing wrong with tweaking the stamps, it looks like it was meant to be anyway.

    Hope your cuppa wasn't too watery! xx

  7. This is just gorgeous.

  8. Stunning card Viv, great idea to use the tw stamps to make up the one image :o)
    Jackie xx

  9. what a gorgeous piece, thank you so much for joining us this week for our Anything Goes Challenge a the Secret Crafter
    Hugs Kate xx

  10. Viv, this is just so pretty! Love the design! Thanks so much for playing at The Crafty Pad this time in our Ribbon Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  11. so stunning viv.gorgeous vintage design , i love the beautiful lace :D

    xx coops xx

  12. This is gorgeous, very feminine and lovely stitching.
    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

  13. Beautiful I love the lace and the pins , wow Viv I bet she adored this card Hugs Elaine

  14. This is really lovely - that corset stamp is great and works so well in the sepia! M x

  15. ooh this is elegant, thanks for joining in with our Buttons n Bows challenge at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  16. Brilliant!!! how did Imiss this!!! oh well I dunno where ive been , but it great hunnie!! xxxx

  17. Hi Viv,
    oooh, I just LOVE this, and the seam-binding ribbon bow is soooo sumptuous, mmmmmm! Thanks so much for joining us at THE CRAFTY PAD Ribbon challenge this week.
    Hugs, Ali x

  18. Absolutely gorgeous, the bow and lace are exquisite and I love the image, really beautiful. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  19. A whole array of gorgeousness here! beautiful work. Thank you for joining us at this weeks PanPastel challenge.
    Eileen x

  20. Lovely card. Thanks for taking part in this weeks 'Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge'
    Hugs Sonia xx

  21. this is really lovely..8)

  22. Beautiful vintage design! I especially love the pins and bow!


  23. Beautiful card, beautiful design. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge.

  24. that's a stunner, lovely!!♥
    hugs, Alessandra

  25. Gorgeous vintage inspired card. Perfect for our fortnight challenge at the Corrosive Challenge. Please join us again soon. xxx Rachelle CC DT


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