Saturday, 8 February 2014

French Rose

There may be disadvantages living on the moor tops - howling winds/rain and of course if it snows heavily then you're stuck in but at least it means that there is little chance of being flooded out like so many poor people are in the south of the country on the low plains and levels. The weather here at the moment is horrendous - sounds like all the roof tiles are rattling with the strength of the wind but I am safely sat in the crafty space with a big smile as I bask in the happiness of a terrific win at Anfield!
Enough - don't want to be upsetting anyone (or rubbing it in but 5 - 1 REALLY????!!!!! LOL)
Back to more SENSIBLE things - a Paris themed shabby card!
Used several different types of papers including some scripted vellum. Distressed, tore and then stitched the background paper to the card then added the different paper layers.

An Inkylicious stamp called French Rose (which just HAD to be bought at the Craft Show this week) - stamped onto ivory linen card.
I coloured the rose with DI's and swiped Antique Linen DI across and around the edge before stitching.
Slipped a 'post mark' stamped piece under the main image.

The two different types of lace were from my stash.

The bow is hand dyed and I bought the vintage frame on Thursday too - found this image amongst my stash and cut it to fit - since taking the photo I've added some glossy accents across the pic and am quite pleased with the result.

The Eiffel Tower is made from shrink plastic.(No idea why the bottom half of the pic looks a wee bit out of focus - perhaps I was still excited from the match result!)

Finished with a couple of pearl topped pins, a scrap of ribbon and two flat backed pearls and the inside is co-ordinated to match.
 Challenges -
Craft Room Challenge - Ribbons & Lace

Live & Love Crafts - Love and Lace
Penny Paper Crafty - Something Old (Papers), Something New (Stamp)
Stamplorations - Stamps & Stitches
Crafts and Me - Inspiration from this photo -
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - With Love
Sugar Creek Hollow - Love & Adore
Off to have a little visit to you all and see what you've been doing- thanks for paying me a visit. x 


  1. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

  2. We have a lot in common Viv. I have to make a Paris themed Valentine card tomorrow. I`m hoping it turns out as beautiful as yours is.
    You have every right to be proud of your teams win today, `up the pool` our team won too so we are happy bunnies.
    Lynne xxx

  3. You have really captured vintage. The photo cameo sealed the deal. Excellent.


    P.S. Glad you are safe, sound and happy in your crafty space.

  4. Gorgeous card Viv, I love the image, soft colours and wonderful detailing.
    Glad your team had a good result!
    Sue xx

  5. This is divine - the image in the frame, the machine stitching and the overall shabby chicness to it.

  6. Gorgeous card Viv, it looks so vintage and romantic.

  7. Absolutely beautiful Viv! I love french postcard stamps and the stitching and lace is gorgeous. I have a very happy son after Liverpool's amazing win today:)
    Val x

  8. Gorgeous vintage card Viv, love the stamp. Just seen it on Match of the Day well done. Susan x

  9. This is beautiful Viv, I like the design and colours.
    Kevin xx

  10. What a gorgeous card Viv - so chic and very Parisian! The girl dun good.

    Anfield? Who was playing cricket in this weather then?

    Like you, thankfully we live high up, about the highest point in Hampshire, and although when it snows we get hit hard thank goodness for no floods here. Err, excuse me though - I think a fence panel just flew over the roof :( At least not one of ours, they already are down and out for the count!

    Hugs, Di xx

  11. What a gorgeous card, so beautiful :o)
    I would rather be snowed in than flooded, so glad I live on a hill!
    Jackie xx

  12. Beautiful card and images.
    A very good result for us yesterday.
    Sue xx

  13. Gorgeous card Viv very chic x

  14. Well now Viv . . . although I dislike the term "It has the WOW factor" (overused now) . . . I have to apply it to this wonderful card! It's WONDERFUL. We clearly share the same taste in stamps as I have this one too!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  15. Hi Gail. Love Paris, love your card. Like the Vintage look and the Shrink Plastic Eiffel Tower. Thanks for joining the 'Stamps & Stitches' Challenge at STAMPlorations. Why not enter both our February Sketch Challenges for an added change to win a prize! Good Luck! Monika (DT)

  16. Lovely vintage card Viv, great image and papers


  17. Wow gorgeous take on our challenge, love the image and design, thanks for sharing with us at crafts and me, hugs Liz xx

  18. Great card Viv, love the texture and vintage feel. xx Flora

  19. Dreamy... brings back lovely memories of time in Paris. I love how you minimized the colors you used. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this month.

  20. This is so romantic. Love the post card, the laces and the frame with the very vintage image. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  21. Hi Viv, glad you are safe and warm, we are so fortunate too, We haven't had that much rain, just spells and then dry cold weather. We really don't get much snow either as it can't lay for very long with the salty sea air. My heart aches for those caught up in flooding :o(
    Love the card, the Vintage look is gorgeous! Love the Parisian theme.
    Hugs Mau xx

  22. Ahw Viv, you make my romantic, shabby heart happy! Your card is so pretty! The lovely papery layers, stitching, soft coloring and pretty embellishments are wonderful! So glad you joined us at Sugar Creek Hollow! ((hugs)) Rebecca

  23. Love everything about this charming card! X

  24. Have absolutely no idea what that racing bet means in momentary terms but have you got enough to pay Miss the £5 per head I gotta give her before Wednesday? Dun want me legs broken or nuffinck!!
    Ha. You didn't rumple my stash of serviettes or PVA did you. If theres no bread let them eat cake an all that.
    Beautiful card BTW. hugs Mrs A.

  25. I can see why you HAD to have this stamp, it's gorgeous...super additional beauties too.xx

  26. so stunning viv.beautiful image and i love your vintage design and colours :D

    xx coops xx

  27. Your card has such a lovely nostalgic romantic feel about it Viv, I love it! So pleased you're back in touch after the excommunication - bad Blogger! I bet you're still on a high after that 5-1 score aren't you?! Vicky x

  28. Another breathtaking creation, Viv! It is hard to tear my eyes off it as I take in all the fabulous details you've tucked in perfectly!!

    Please do take care and don't blow off the moor top! I pray the rain stops soon for all those poor people in the flooded areas.

    Have a great week! Hugs, Darnell

  29. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

  30. Congrats on 5:1 win x
    Lovely creation, I especially admire the cameo and Eiffel tower!

  31. gorgeously vintage! lovely details, Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room challenge, Debi x

  32. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! I adore the vintage look of this charming card. I'm falling in love!
    Greetings from France...
    Rosi x

  33. Thank-you for sharing your fabulous card with us at Crafts 4 Eternity! hugs Michele x

  34. very nice card.
    Thank you for your participation in the challenge of love on Craft 4 Eternity this week.

  35. This is gorgeous love it! Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  36. Gorgeous card Viv, beautiful stamping and I love the stitching
    claire xx

  37. A beautiful collage piece with stunning embellishments, ribbon and lace. Thank you for joining in with us at Craft Room Challenges this fortnight

    Annie x

  38. Love the stamp and the layout and I am totally in love with the vintage style.
    Thanks for joining us at LLC.
    Hugs Tracy x
    I have Candy on my blog if you get time to pop over

  39. OH wow I like this theme!! Great pieces on your card and the laces are so pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at LLC for our Love and Lace challenge!! Hope to see you play again!
    LLC Designer

  40. This is such a lovely vintage card Viv, with absolutely gorgeous accessories and lots of lovely textures. x

  41. A beautiful vintage card, thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  42. Awesome! Love your vintage work! Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafts & Me.
    xoxo Clarissa


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