Thursday, 21 January 2016


Am feeling quite pleased as I have managed a few CAS cards the last few days - but needed a fix of frilly and also needed to do some DT ones for forthcoming challenges!
So here's a frilly one using up some of the leftovers from one of the DT makes -
Cream base card and Sweet Paris papers. Distressed and stitched all the layers and added a pale green doily.
The pink and green braid is from my stash.

The wooden frame was embossed with Weathered White embossing powder as was the sentiment which was stamped on another scrap which fortunately for me fitted inside the frame!

I stamped a couple of odd bits with a postcard and script stamp and tucked them behind the frame at the top adding a couple of pearly pins.
 Flowers and dyed seam binding and an Eiffel Tower charm to finish with the papers used on the inside too.
This is a rather fussy make and in stark contrast to what I've been doing just lately - change is as good as a rest!!!
Off to the Playground with all my odd bits to see if there's anyone about.

Challenges -
Fantastic Tuesday - A/Goes with a girly twist
SOS - 3, 2 1 (3 flowers/pins, 2 braids/trims, 1 Frame)
Paper Shelter - Rough It Up
Fab n Funky - Buttons or Bows
CFAS - Ribbon and Pearls

Thanks for looking in today - off for a trawl round blogland and Pinterest as I need some more CAS inspiration I think! Have a great day whatever you're doing. x 


aussie aNNie said...

Wowzer Viv, love the colour combo, the stitching and gorgeous papers and flowers on this

brenda said...

Pink and green always work so well together Viv and that's really pretty paper, sure I have some it somewhere, but where is the question.

The youngsters did well last night and how about that new five year contract, surprise us I can tell you.

B x

Di said...

Wow Viv - this is just so beautiful! So much detail and it all goes together perfectly - love it!


Di xx

SARN said...

Yep . . . this one is full of frill and lace. Tick those boxes then! Lovely colours too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Mrs A. said...

If I threw all my bits and bobs onto a card to make it vintage it would looks a total mess but your card has total rhyme and reason to it. Love the pink and green colours theme. Is it cold enough for you!! hugs Mrs A.

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful vintage card Viv love your pretty papers


Meggymay said...

A gorgeous feminine card Viv, super layers using your bits and bobs.
Yvonne xx

Donna said...

Lovely card, the pinks and greens are so pretty together!
Thanks for playing along with the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our "3-2-1" challenge!

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Viv love the papers and the lace.... Stunning...
Hugs Sylvie x

Ginny said...

fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

pinky said...

Beautiful card Viv, loving all that braiding and seam binding!

Viv said...

This is sooo pretty Viv, loving the pink and green and all the fab 'frilly' bits too ;) Viv xx

Valerie Nolan said...

Love this colour combo Viv and the embellishments are gorgeous!
Val x

Monica said...

Such prettiness here. Loving all the pink and green as well as the shabby chic look.

Pia S said...

You manage both CAS and this kind of frilly and stylish vintage look. Love how you've combined papers and ribbons and made the sentiment the focal point. So well put together.

Barb said...

What a beautiful vintage card. I love the pretty papers you've used. Barbxx

Veronique Baadjou said...

So pretty! Love the green and pink colours!
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all seasons
Veronique DT

Lisbeth van den heuvel said...

super cute card
thanks to participate at crtafting for all seasons
hugs Lisbeth
DT-crafting for all seasons

Erin Bentley said...

Hi, A fabulous project, great colour scheme and lovely style and design. Thank you for joining us this fortnight at Crafting For All Seasons Good luck. We hope to see you again for our next challenge.
Erin (Challenge Owner)

Helen said...

Great card - love all the details you've added.

Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky

Helen x

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful card, love that quote. thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash for the 3,2,1 challenge.