Sunday, 1 May 2016


For my DT card this month at Stamping Sensations, I made my friend a birthday card.
Our challenge is Anything Goes which I know will be a favourite with everyone - please remember though - WE ARE A STAMPING CHALLENGE!!! This means that the focal point of your project has to be stamped!
My friend likes soft green colours and likes vintage as long as it's not too 'over the top'!
had fingers crossed that this was just right - and happily for me she loved it!
The clock stamp is by Anne Marie, cut with a nestie label and coloured with Distress Inks.
I sponged some Peeled Paint DI round the edge as it was a near enough match to the polka dot paper and used a script stamp from the same set randomly stamping on both polka dot paper and the nestie.
The sentiment stamp is from the Sweet Paris set.

A lot of odd scraps used here - the lace across the diagonal, the hand dyed green seam binding and the organza rose are all odd bits from the scraps box
The heart button and the little tab are from the Sweet Paris collection and I added some green pearls to finish the front and continued the theme inside.

Other challenges -
OSAAT - Vintage
CWD - Vintage/Shabby

Thanks for looking today - have a great day whatever you're doing! x


Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful shabby chic card Viv I am sure your friend will treasure it...
ordered by stamps by the way and mentioned your name..


Lynne K said...

Not seen that clock stamp before, Viv, it's gorgeous. And the background papers go so well with it. What a lovely card, no wonder your friend loved it.

Lynne x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card Viv, love the stitching around the border...xx  {aNNie}

brenda said...

Couldn't watch any more Viv, just sooooooooooooo depressing, would like to think we are saving it all for Thursday but fast losing hope.

Love the vintage feel of your card and pretty stitching round the edge.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

B x

Pia S said...

It's a beautifully balanced and not too overloaded vintage design, quite postage friendly as well.
Ageless, timeless, feminine and springlike.

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card, not seen that image before, looks really great. Love the pink and green too.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

A fantastic card Viv, its a super border with the stitching.
Yvonne xx

Sally H said...

Such a pretty card, Viv! great papers and a lovely vintage feel

Valerie Nolan said...

Gorgeous card Viv, love that clock stamp!
Val x

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Viv
so sorry that I haven't visited you for a while but my new puppy has been keeping me busy!!
Your vintage card is absolutely stunning and I'm sure that your friend will love it.
Hope that you have a lovely weekend.
Love Eve xx

SARN said...

Beautifully vintage Viv - the card - not YOU!

Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A very pretty card, the subtle colours and vintage style are gorgeous.

Joan said...

Lovely card Viv, love that clock,the pretty colours and the stitching


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such a classy clock and beautiful card!

Thank you for participating in the OSAAT "Anything Goes with Vintage" Challenge!

happyglitzygirl said...

Very nice, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love the stitched edge.

Thanks for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

Helen x

Carole said...

This is pretty and soft in the tones. Down to the very last detail...beautiful!

Helen said...

Me again!

Beautiful card -

Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends too.

Helen x

Tracy said...

Fabulous creation Viv and I love your choice of papers.
Happy crafting
Tracy x