Monday, 10 September 2012

Vintage again!

A warm welcome to all my new followers - it's lovely to see you and I hope you'll drop by often!
After a very busy and long day on Saturday I had a mega 'chill out' yesterday and spent all day making cards and finishing all the half done ones! This card fest produced a total of 6 completed ones so I was feeling very pleased with myself.
I also cleaned off all the bits from the desk so I am now sat here with the finished articles and a desk that OH says loos like we've been burgled..........
Here's one to share for today -
I finally got stuck into the 5th Avenue papers which must have been here for over 6 months...!
This was quite a quick card to make and was inspired by one seen over on Pinterest.
Covered some card with the papers then attached some pearls to the scallop at the top right. The heavy lace is from my stash.

I used a K and Co die cut tag and covered it with some of the papers, and added some more lace and a string of tiny pearls, finishing with some pink satin ribbon through the tag at the top and three more pearls to the top left.
I punched out a butterfly, gave it a quick dusting with Spun Sugar DI and some glitter and once in position on the card stuck a pearl flourish from the bottom leading to the pearl string on the tag. I added a small pearl heart button.
Stamped a sentiment in Vinatge Sepia on the bottom and then co-ordinated the inside with the same papers.

The 'flower' was made using more papers from the stack, cut out with varying sizes of scalloped edged nesties, distressed, misted with water, scrunched, secured together with a brad then given a glitter treatment! The leaves are from a Marianne die.

Challenges -
Come and Get It - (Pearls Lace, Die Cut)
Card Making Mama's - Heart
Digi doodle Shop - Handmade flowers
Paper Shelter - Tag You're It
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Blast From the Past - Challenge 106 - Die Cuts/Punches
Cupcake Craftroom - Pretty Pastels
Live and Love Crafts - Lace/Trim
Cards Galore - Ribbon/Lace/Button

Off for a cuppa and a trawl through blogland! x


34 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hiya Viv. This is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. I just get a great deal of pleasure from looking at your beautiful work, you are just so talented.
Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

Sarah said...

Wow Viv! This is a stunning card. Beautiful vintage/shabby chic looking! Love the colours and the embellishments you've used. Hope you're having a great day.

Sarah x

Rhonda Emery said...

very elegant love it thanks for joining us at come and get it challenge

Crafty Lark said...

I like it, it is so pretty. Happy wandering. xx Flora

Caz said...

Oh Viv, this is just gorgeous, I love these papers, I bought two pads because I knew I'd get through them too quickly.
Hugs
Caz x

Marie said...

A really lovely card with lovely soft pastel colours. Looks fantastic. Thanks for playing with us in our Tag challenge over at the Paper Shelter.
Love n hugs
Marie

Karen said...

Ooooh how pretty is this, it's gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.
xx

Mommamea's favorite things said...

Viv, This card is beautiful. I love all the details but your flower is top notch. Thank you for entering it into the CYP challenge, so we could all see.

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This card is beautiful Viv, love your colours

jacqui x

June Nelson said...

OOh Viv babe im in love with this card its just so pretty and shabby chiccy like my bedrooms gonna be now i could just see this in a frame, its beautiful big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Marlies said...

A gorgeous tag!! I love the romantic papers and beautiful lace and pearls!! hugs, Marlies

Wendy said...

WOW! Viv This is absolutely gorgeous, love everything about it.
Wendy xx

coops said...

so beautiful viv.really soft and pretty and i love your gorgeous flower :D

xx coops xx

Meggymay said...

Looks absolutely fabulous Viv, love the papers and lace .
Yvonne x

Pattie said...

So beautiful Viv ,love the flower ! x

PAC CHARITY CARDS said...

Beautiful card. Love your design.

Caz

Jackie said...

Gorgeous cards since my last visit Viv. I am on a mission to catch up with everyone's blogs now that the Paralympics has finished :o)
Jackie xx

Elaine said...

Beautiful Viv , how feminine and pretty , super stamping on the sentiment too, a fab tag card Hugs Elaine

Monica said...

Another masterpiece, Viv. Such lovely colours.

Monicaxxx

Clare said...

Simply beautiful.

Maureen said...

Lovely gentle colours - love this card!!

Cindy van Oorschot said...

A very pretty card, and just my style,Viv. I love anything vintage. Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It this week.

Jules said...

Hi Viv

A very beautiful and gorgeous finished card.

Love all the delicate colours and lace and pearls. Fabby flower too.

I hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

TRACEY MO said...

Beauitful goruss colours & details.

Thanks for joining us at digi doodles shop challenge

Tracey dt

mandy said...

Beautiful card Hun love the soft colors the fab flower, touches of lace and the butterfly and pearls :)

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges :)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Judy McKay said...

Absolutely fabulous!!! Very pretty - lots of great details.
Thank you for joining us at Come and Get it Challenges this week.

Bunny said...

This is lovely. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion, and good luck.

Caz xx CYP DT

Angela said...

Hi Viv, this is beautiful. Lovely subtle shades of blue and pink and the tattered flower emellishment is fab.
Thanks for taking part in the Cards Galore Vintage Lace and Buttons challenge with us.
Ax

Shell~AK Stamper said...

Stunning card Viv, love how it has the shabby chic/vintage look with all the details your added!

Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It Challenges!

Shell~Alaska♥

Barbara said...

What a beautiful card....thanks for joining in with out latest challenge at Cards-Galore.
Barbara xx
DT

Sandra Mathis said...

Hi Viv,
Oh this is such an amazingly beautiful vintage card! I love the colour scheme and your use of the laces and pearls. Thanks for taking part in the LLC challenge this month!

Hugz,
Sandy

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh WOW this card is beautiful! I love the Vintge look! Judy x

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card and tag, Viv! Love the design and your choice of colors. Thanks for sharing with us at the LLC challenge in september. Hope to see your gorgeous creations again! Hugs, Elizabeth

Marleen Gallagher said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Challenge xxx