Monday, 4 February 2013

Vintage Love

The challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is 'Vintage Love'. Kylie asked for 'any project which incorporates Vintage Love. It must be Vintage and show at least one object that reminds people of love. Perhaps a picnic basket, gold locket, love letter etc etc.' 

YAY!! I was in my absolute element with this one(Thanks Kylie!)

I love vintage and shabby chic so here is my card which I hope inspires you to join us in this challenge!

The sepia photograph is a vintage cabinet card. I think she is just lovely! I framed her with a cream pearlised frame cut with a nestie. 

The backing papers are from the 5th Avenue pad by Melissa Frances.

I added two different types of vintage lace across the centre and some cream seam binding.

The pearl and gold heart is a button and I stitched it onto the the centre of the shabby bow.

Added some pearl pins and some die cut flourishes and finished with a tag which was stamped onto a scrap of the same paper with two stamps from my stash. The tassel was an afterthought but I think it fits quite nicely!
Papers were carried through on the inside to give a full vintagey look!

Please pop over to CCM and see my teamies cards - and come and enter 'cos once again we have some fab sponsors - Di's Digi Downloads and Hobby Art!  

Other Challenges -
Make My Monday - Inspired by Jane Austen's 'Persuasion' - 
I took her longing for her previous love after 8 years absence - a vintage love
Fashionable Stamping - Show some Love
Great Impressions - Have a Heart
Joanna Sheen - 3 papers, 2 embellies, 1 image  
My Time to Craft - Love is in the Air 
Sugar Creek Hollow - Romantic Love
OLLCB - Love Story 
Incy Wincy - Love is in the Air

Wherever you are I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by my blog! x


  1. Viv, another breathtaking creation from you. Love the lace and the gentle colours. All the pearls and crinkled ribbon adds much charm.

  2. Beautiful Viv I really like the look of this card
    jacqui x

  3. Beautiful card,love the image and fab

  4. Another stunning card Viv. I just love it.
    Caz x

  5. Wow Viv you do make some stunners.... Love it .....
    Fancy joining our xmas card Challenge... Every two weeks ..... Just a few of us gals .... Look on my sidebar for Clare .... Would love you to join us.....
    Hugs Sylvie xxxx

  6. Viv this is so your vintage image and fabulous dies...the tassel is also a lovely touch


  7. Wow what a beautiful card, I also love vintage and shabby chic, your embellishent are gorgeous
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  8. Oh wow a stunningly beautiful vintage card Viv. Annette x

  9. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the shabby chic feel.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  10. This beautiful card has given me an idea for a ninetieth birthday card I have been asked to make. I just need to get an early picture of the lady and of course NOT put vintage on the front! Thanks Viv X

  11. Wow, this is gorgeous, love all the details and that wonderful image.
    Yvonne x

  12. This is stunning Viv. I love the vintage theme with that gorgeous image, beautiful colours and wonderful detailing.
    Thank you for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge

  13. Wonderfully vintage. You have caught the style here perfectly. The design papers go so well with the image.
    Hugs Mrs A.

  14. Beautiful card Viv, I like the image the lace and the tassel.
    Kevin xx

  15. Absolutely stunning! I adore the beautiful paper, the lace, the tassel, just everything! GORGEOUS card, Viv! :)

  16. Oh Viv, this one's out of the park fabulous! I love that shade of aqua which marries so well with all the creams. Also love the two patterned papers. You're right - the tassel was PERFECT. Even your staging is exceptional and sets the card off to perfection. Thanks for the suggestion to go over to CC's challenge - I shall head there now! And thank you for the inspiration to do a card with a lot of cream and white plus one other color. Beautiful!

  17. A gorgeous card and such a lovely photograph :o)
    Jackie xx

  18. An absolutely gorgeous card. Very feminine. The background paper is very pretty. Love the little tassle

  19. Wow - what a showstopper this one is Viv! Vicky x

  20. This is absolutely stunning Viv, I so wish I could do vintage like this but I can't seem to progress beyond 'clean and simple', love it. Xx

  21. Hi Viv

    Everything about this is absolutely stunning. I love EVERYTHING but can't take my eyes off the scrummy button for long!!!

    Hope you are having a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  22. Wow hunni, this is stunning and loving the vintage look which you do beautifully i might add and loving all the detail too...
    hugs and xxx

  23. This is so beautiful Viv it x

  24. A Lovely card.I really like it. Kay

  25. This is gorgeous Viv, absolutely beautiful! I love the vintage look and you're very good at it. Lovely colours, gorgeous embellishments and a perfect image.

  26. Viv, just stunning...I just love the bow, button, pins and your tassel. Such a lovely card all around.
    So happy you could share with us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.

    Patti SCH/DT

  27. absolutely breathtaking, the image is adorable

  28. Oh Viv, this is absolutely stunning! More lovely papers, beautiful image and I love the bow pins and button.
    Anne x

  29. Lovely card, Great image, thanks for sharing at MTTC x

  30. wow it looks super divine! The background paper is beautiful!
    xoxo, Alessandra

  31. Hi Viv , this is a gorgeous vintage card. I love the colours.
    Thanks for joining us at INCY WINCY this week.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  32. Hi Viv this is both beautiful and classy also elegant, the design is stunning the softness of the colours, the embellishments and image all look amazing, thank you for joining our challenge at OLLCB
    lorraine x

  33. what a wonderful card, so prety thanks for joinng us at OLL

  34. I agree with Monica, this is breathtaking! Thank you for being part of the Crafty Cardmakers team.

    Lin xx

  35. Thanks for joining us for our Great Impressions “Have a Heart” February Challenge. I do hope you can join us in March!

    Viv-this is gorgeous-Vintage is so hard for me to do so I love when I see a great vintage creation! ♥ Sue Kment


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