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
 

38 comments:

Monica said...

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

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

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

2amscrapper said...

This is gorgeous!

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,love the image and fab details.xxx

Caz said...

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

Gibmiss said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

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

Anne

Wendi said...

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
Wendi

Netty said...

Oh wow a stunningly beautiful vintage card Viv. Annette x

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Desire Fourie said...

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

Paper Junkie said...

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

Josephine said...

Absolutely stunning, Viv!

Meggymay said...

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

Sue - bearhouse said...

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
Sue

Mrs A. said...

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

McCrafty's Cards said...

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

Mynnette said...

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

Shea said...

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!

Jackie said...

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

Skye said...

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

Vicky Hayes said...

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

Suze Bain said...

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

Jules said...

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

Gemma said...

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
Gemma

craftysue49 said...

This is so beautiful Viv ...love it x

Kay said...

A Lovely card.I really like it. Kay

Lee said...

Absolutely STUNNING.x

Beccy said...

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.
Cheers,
Beccy

Patti P. said...

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

PetraB said...

absolutely breathtaking, the image is adorable

annesyme said...

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

Purple Crazy said...

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

Alessandra said...

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

Sheryl said...

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

coldwaters2 said...

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
hugs
lorraine x

Daniele said...

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

Lin said...

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

Lin xx

Sue from Oregon said...

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