Friday, 19 July 2013

Post Cards

It has been such another beautiful day and I am beginning to feel very spoilt with all this lovely sunshine. Long may it continue - although I have heard lots of people complaining about how hot it is - there's no pleasing us Brits is there - moan when it rains, moan when its cold and now moaning because it's hot and sunny!!
No moaning from me............. well not about the weather anyway!
I did though take a rest from the searing heat and spent a few hours indoors - this card is the result.
The papers are all torn from the Prima Botanicals pad, distressed and stitched.
The post cards seemed very apt for the sunny weather!
The heavy dark cream lace was in my stash and I used Kraft cardstock for the card base.
The chipboard birdcage is from Maya Road and I did consider embossing it but changed my mind as I thought the cardboardy colour blended in well with the overall appearance.
Added some flowers and lots of swirly pearl bits and the scrummy ribbon was a present from Maureen. I used a vintage button in the centre of the bow and stuck in a couple of pearl pins.
The little metal bird and letter charm was from my stash and the sentiment was stamped using Versafine Smokey Grey ink.

Made a change to make something vintagey and adult after all the kid's cards recently!

Challenges -
All About the Vintage - Summer Sparkle
Emma's Cards - Lace/Pearls
Shabby Tea Room - Pearls/Lace/Flowers with Romantic theme (hope my little love letter carrying birdie counts!)and a fab Inspiration Photo
Created with Love - Anything Goes
Frilly and Funkie - Summertime
The Hobby House - Vintage
Craft Room Challenge - Vintage Stamping

Thanks for visiting and leaving comments - I really DO appreciate it! x

34 comments:

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

lovely card Viv great colours
jacqui x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous card Viv - those papers are gorgeous. Love the layout and the vintage detail, especially the lush lace!

Have a great weekend - Hugs, Sylvia xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

No complaints from me Viv, I love this weather! I also love your gorgeous card! Susan x

McCrafty's Cards said...

beautiful vintage style card Viv, I like the postcards the wee cage the lace and the pearl swirls.
Kevin xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a beautiful car Viv, I love the papers, wonderful stitching and gorgeous detailing.
Sue xx

Rita said...

Beautiful card Viv. I love the colours. Hugs Rita xxx

Chris Hanselman said...

Love the vintage feel. Great looking card. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created with Love Challenges.

~~Chris

Jan Ltc said...

This is so pretty xx Jan

Romantyczka said...

cudownie delikatna praca...napatrzeć się nie mogę.....

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

So many pretty layers...thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room. Suzanne x

Jules said...

Hi Viv

Gorgeous backing paper and fabby embellishments and I love the colour combo very much!

The distressed edges and stitching are the perfect finishing touch.

Pleased to hear you haven't melted in the heat.

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Teresa said...

Good morning Viv, beautiful card, I love all the pretty details, it's gorgeous. Teresa xx

Sari Jokinen said...

This is absolutly gorgeous! Just love all the sweet details and the soft colors and touch of glitter! Thanks for joining my challenge over at It's All About The Vintage & beauty challenge! Hugs and sunshine

jane stillman said...

A gorgeous card, love the subtle colours. Thank you for joining in Emma's Crafty Challenge, good luck

craftin-dawn said...

Gorgeous! Love the vintage distress feel! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our ANYTHING GOES Challenge!
DawnD

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful card Viv, Annette x

coops said...

wow so stunning viv.really beautiful details and colours and I love your distressing and stitching :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Thanks for joining us at It's all about the Vintage
Elma

Pia S said...

This is a lovely vintage card, I love the soft colors and all the wonderful details - postcard, lace, ribbon and swirls - they're all such beautiful feminine touches!

Suze Bain said...

This is just gorgeous Viv, beautiful papers and embellishments. I'm loving this weather too. Xx

Debbie Fisher said...

Beautifully designed card, thank you for joining us at Emmas crafty challenge xx

Zoe Sanderson said...

Beautiful card love all the layering and the stitching. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge. Hope you are feeling cooler and more comfortable today. XOXO Zoe

Andree said...

A gorgeous card, I love the delicate colours.
Thank you for joining us at Emma's Crafty Challenge this month and good luck x

aussie aNNie said...

Gee wiz Viv, your cards of late have all been awesome, sorry have missed some times are busy but just love when you call in as it reminds me I need to call into see you...luv all your creations xxxx

Beccy said...

What a gorgeous card Viv, I love the vintage look. The colours are so pretty.
Cheers,
Beccy

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oooh, this is just gorgeous, Viv! LOVE the shabby feel and all those yummy embellishments. Beautiful stitching too! It's reminiscent of summers past. So great to have you joining in the Summertime challenge at Frilly and Funkie!

Hugs,
Linda

Shelby said...

Beautiful card! I love the distressed edges and the lace and bow are just scrumptious!!

Shelby

Avril Ann said...

Beautifully put together, card, so soft, love it, thank you for playing with us at Emma's Crafty Challenge, this month, good luck xxxx

Sanja Grdinić said...

Beautiful romantic vintage card with soft tones and pearls - love it!
Have a nice day! :)

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Viv ! Love the shabby, vintage look and the colours are so delicate. Love how you've used all the different elements. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Zoe said...

Gorgeous Card. I love the vintage look and the chipboard birdcage is wonderful. The postcards are a great idea and the papers are pretty.

Zoe
xxxx

Vanja said...

Gorgeous card!

hugs
Vanja

Mau xx said...

Beautiful Vintage card Viv, love the gorgeous lace and that little charm is perfect.
Huge hugs Mau xx

wenche jensen said...

Thanks for joining us at the HobbyHouse. Lovely card.