Friday, 18 January 2013


Fab snow here today! Went for a walk this morning - crunched along the canal bank to the village - snowed all the way there and back - and it was just LOVELY!!

Share for today is a vintagey shabby contribution which actually didn't take long to make - 
Prima Botanicals papers stitched and layered.

Two lots of cream lace from my stash

A crochet 'doily' layered with some flower petals, a piece of seam binding ribbon and finished with a vintage style pearl button.

I tucked a vintage postcard behind the doily and a smaller one behind the flower - both were cut from the same paper pad

Tucked another small flower and two pearl pins behind.

The sentiment was stamped onto some cream card using Vintage Sepia Versafine and cut out with a fancy tag die.

Some more flowers and flourish die cuts alongside the sentiment and finished with a die cut corner.
The inside is decorated to match. 

Challenges -
Stampin Sensations - Friendship
4 Crafty Chicks - Pearls
Divas by Design - Girly
Nutcrafters - Flowers
Sparkles Forum - Die Cuts and Flowers
Winter Wonderland- Vintage
Stampin for the Weekend - Girlie
Pretty Little Ribbon - Flowers and Ribbon
Natalie and Amy - Favourite Things -Found it quite difficult to choose a particular favourite cos I LOVE all my stash - But I do like lace, die cuts and pearly pins!

We've had a little mishap here this morning - I am married to 'Inspector Gadget' - he loves techie things - and today he  has unfortunately broken the screen on his new phone - this is not quite a major disaster as his precious phone still works  but it is enough of an accident to make him seriously annoyed! (Not least because it's likely to cost about £100 to fix!)
 If you've got snow - stay warm and snuggly -  and thanks for visiting today!


Crafty Lark said...

What a beautifully embellished card, love those colours together. xx Flora

brenda said...

A beautifully put together and embellished with vintage card Viv.

Thanks so much sharing with us at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge this month.

Your card would also fit our friendship theme at Stamping Sensations this month.

B x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is beautiful card Viv love the way you've used your embellishments
jacqui x

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a gorgeous vintage look card Viv..lovely embellishments and a perfect sentiment


Meggymay said...

Gorgeous vintage card Viv, love the soft colours and details.
Yvonne xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Its a gorgeous card Vic. Love the beautiful papers and the little post cards you have added. Fab crochet mat too - home made?? Enjoy the snow xx

June Nelson said...

Aw you made me a card Vivvy babe, awww how kind im your friend too, just fabulous this me darlin big huggleies June xxxxxxxxx

Leanne said...

Thanks so much for playing our pearls challenge, great job!

Leanne DT 4CC!

pinky said...

Gorgeous card, lots of texture and great sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Netty said...

Loving your gorgeous card Viv. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x


Fabulous card Viv - love the shabby-chic look. The soft colours and embellishments are delicious!

Hope Inspector Gadget has now recovered from the shock!
Hugs, Sylvia x

coops said...

so beautiful viv.gorgeous vintage design, i love all your pretty details and soft colours ;D

xx coops xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Viv, love all the pretty details.
Wendy xx.

Mau xx said...

Love the detail on this Viv, the paper and embellies are lovely.
Thanks for the You are welcome my friend. I don't think I could show you anything though, your creations are beautiful.
Huge Hugs Mau xx
Glad you like the snow...I do too ..if It doesn't stop my daughter getting to me for a crafty She lives much more rural than me and often gets snowed up :(

An Occasional Genius said...

Oh my gosh Viv, this is a beauty! Soft & delicate & absolutely lovely. Nothing like a crunchy walk in the snow, so long as you're all bundles up! Enjoy your weekend xx

Paper Junkie said...

Beautiful card Viv - cheers up a very cold snowy day here in Oxfordshire. X

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful vintage look card Viv I like that lace and the embellishments
Kevin xx

Lori Turner said...

Thank you so much for joining us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks for our "pearls" challenge! Gorgeous card!

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous vintage and so pretty, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, so shabby chic :o)
Jackie xx

Carol Willis said...

Beautiful card Viv. Love the shabby vintage feel. Gorgeous papers and details.
Love it.
Caz x

Ally said...

wowzer Viv, it's sooooo beautiful, love this card so much!
We have lots of snow too and that means: blxxxy trains are delayed even more now! But I love the snow, the sight of it and all the peace it brings, everything is calm and cozy!
hugs, Alessandra

Unknown said...

This is the most stunning card I have seen in this style for the little postcards and doily and that colour of flower is beautiful.
Thanks also on your comment on my dad's birthday. luv annie

Lynne K said...

What a beautiful card! I love the vintage feel, and all the pretty details. A gorgeous take on our Friendship challenge at Stamping Sensations. Thank you for sharing it with us this month, and good luck.


Jules said...

Oh wow Viv .. .. what a stunner!

So many gorgeous embellishments and such beautiful colours.

Love it!!

Stay safe in that snow - and don't go too near the edge of the canal bank!! Don't want you slipping in!!

Love Jules xxx

Tamie said...

Simply stunning!! I love the way you used the pearls on the pins, it adds an extra treat to seeing your card. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty chciks.

Sarah said...

This is so beautiful, I love all the details you have used.

Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Sarah x

Debbie said...

A gorgeous card with so many fabulous details. Thank you for joining us at Sparkles this month.
Debbie x

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Viv, Wow, I love your cards, they are all totally gorgeous. I love the beautoful colours on this card and your amazing attention to detail,just beautful! Hugs, Teresa x

DesignerDiva said...

What a beautiful card Viv, your details are all stunning and so perfectly co-ordinated
Thank you for playing along at Diva's this week and good luck with our "Make it Girlie' challenge
Hugs Laurie xx

Tracy said...

I love your choice of papers, they are my favourite, beautiful details and the design too, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Ang C said...

Very elegant

Thankyou for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges - hope to see you again soon and good luck in the draw

Ang x

Shea said...

Oh be still my heart. This embodies all that is good and wonderful about cards and paper crafts - beautiful soft vintage colors (especially that blue next to pink), flowers, pearls, stitching, lace... this one has it all. I could put this picture up as wallpaper and stare at it for HOURS. Am saving this to my inspiration files! Beautifully done, Viv! (And I'm jealous of all your crunchy snow!)

Viv said...

Fab card again Viv,what beautiful flowers too, love it all :) Viv xx

Beccy said...

Oooh, I love this one Viv it's so pretty. The flowers are just beautiful and I love the lace and those pearl headed pins. Gorgeous!

Gunn (Merete) said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW, and good luck.