Monday, 5 August 2013


Despite it seeming over the last couple of days that our summer is over I am still hopeful for sunny days to return soon!
In the meantime this weather does not make me feel guilty about grabbing some crafting time in between carrying out my responsibilities for both Club and County and traveling up and down the M6 to the National Championships.
Was home for the weekend and went with OH whilst he played yesterday but before I set off again tomorrow I sat my bottom firmly in the craft space and made this!
The stamp comes from one of my favourite sets - Stempelglede Vintage Garden.
I coloured the image with distress markers (need more practice), then sponged around it with the aptly named 'Tattered Rose' DI!
I used lots of layers - the back layer is plain very pale pink card. Over it is a delicately patterned piece which I stamped with flourishes and white embossed - both these distressed and stitched.
The torn strip on the left is a darker shade again stamped and embossed and the piece on the right was a scrap of linen texctured card which I ran through the 'crimper', applied liberal does of white embossing powder too before assembling it all together.
I found a scrap of flimsy fabric which I popped behind the image and then stitched the whole lot together.
The script pieces were scraps torn from the wrapping of the ribbon which were obviously stamped - and I love the script - so if anyone can tell me what stamp it is.....!
The silver rose heart button was from my stash and I just stuck a couple of small pale pink pearls in the top left corner.

Challenges -

Pan Pastel - Floral/Flowers
Penny Black& More - In the Garden
TokBobok - Vintage
Ladybug Crafts - Floral
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
ABC - S for Stitching
ALBC - Summery Creations
Crafty Catz - Pastel Colours
Emma's Cards - Floral

Hello to my new followers - thanks for choosing me! Hope everyone is having a good day and thanks for visiting me today! x


Pattie said...

Beautiful Viv, I often look on your blog for inspiration! x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Gorgeous Viv, very shabby chic! Susan x

Heather Rogers said...

Viv this is delightful. I love the way you have added fabric and stitched it all it is so beautifully put together. So pretty.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Crafty Lark said...

This is fab Viv, so much gorgeous texture and great stamping. xx Flora

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous and romantic its a fantastic design card.
Yvonne x

tilly said...

a beautiful card, I love all the layers and the stitching, thank you for joining us at crafty catz

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

lovely Viv what a super image great card layout
jacqui xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous vintage card Viv..lovecall the different layers and great embellishments


McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Viv, I like the image,and the shabbychic design.
Kevin xx

linda said...

what a beautiful image and creation! i love all the texture, the colours and the gorgeous ribbon. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

PaperDaisies said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning. Thank you for joining us over at Ladybug Crafts. Hugs Nina

Jackie said...

What a pretty stamp, beautifully coloured, and a gorgeous card :o)
Jackie xx

Tracy said...

Beautiful creation, love the stamp and a gorgeous layout too Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge. Good Luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Stunning card.... Love it ....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Viv,
my fave stamps too, lovely vintage look, beautiful stitching details.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more, good luck;-))m

coops said...

wow so beautiful viv.gorgeous floral image and i love all your details and pretty soft colours :D

xx coops xx

Shirley said...

A gorgeous card Viv. I love the soft look you have given your card and the "Shabby" look is portrayed beautifully.
Thank you for sharing your card with the Penny Black and More team and we hope you will join us again soon.


Jackie said...

Hi Viv, me again. I think it's because flutterbies are so perfectly beautiful that they make us happy :o)
Jackie xx

Carol Willis said...

Beautifully soft and dreamy card Viv, love this soooo much.
Caz x

Di said...

Wow Viv! This really is stunning - it must have taken ages but the result if so worthwhile. Thanks for the advice about biting heads off first :)

Hugs, Di xxp

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Loving the textures and the shabby vintage feel.
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Anonymous said...

So pretty and with an air of romance to it.

Paper Junkie said...

Beautiful card Viv - love the soft tones. Summer is not over until we've had the indian one right at the end! It's been lovely here today. X

Beccy said...

Your card is so beautiful Viv, lots of attention to detail. I love the colours and the different textures... there's always something new to look at. Great job!

Natalie Laurijssen said...

This card is gorgeous, Viv! I love your colours and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges. I hope we will see you again.

Claire said...

Wow what a gorgeous vintage card,so pretty and feminine. Thanks so much for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
Claire xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh Wow! What an absolutely stunning card, I love the soft colours and the image and the layout is gorgeous, the bow is stunning too, love everything about it, thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Roberta Laliberte said...

Love this one Viv, just beautiful!


Mandy Ashley said...

Absolutely stunning! Such beautiful detail :)

Thank you for playing along with us over at Emma's Crafty Challenge ~ Good luck! :)

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining us at Emma's Crafty challenge and good luck x

KathMF said...

A really beautiful card. Thanks for joining in Emma's Crafty Challenge and good luck xx

emma goddard said...

Beautiful, thanks for joining in Emmas Crafty Challenge at Emmas Cards UK, good luck xx

Tonya Blagoeva said...

Beauuuuutiful card! Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you again in our challenges. Regards, Tokbobok.