Monday, 10 September 2012

Vintage again!

A warm welcome to all my new followers - it's lovely to see you and I hope you'll drop by often!
After a very busy and long day on Saturday I had a mega 'chill out' yesterday and spent all day making cards and finishing all the half done ones! This card fest produced a total of 6 completed ones so I was feeling very pleased with myself.
I also cleaned off all the bits from the desk so I am now sat here with the finished articles and a desk that OH says loos like we've been burgled..........
Here's one to share for today -
I finally got stuck into the 5th Avenue papers which must have been here for over 6 months...!
This was quite a quick card to make and was inspired by one seen over on Pinterest.
Covered some card with the papers then attached some pearls to the scallop at the top right. The heavy lace is from my stash.

I used a K and Co die cut tag and covered it with some of the papers, and added some more lace and a string of tiny pearls, finishing with some pink satin ribbon through the tag at the top and three more pearls to the top left.
I punched out a butterfly, gave it a quick dusting with Spun Sugar DI and some glitter and once in position on the card stuck a pearl flourish from the bottom leading to the pearl string on the tag. I added a small pearl heart button.
Stamped a sentiment in Vinatge Sepia on the bottom and then co-ordinated the inside with the same papers.

The 'flower' was made using more papers from the stack, cut out with varying sizes of scalloped edged nesties, distressed, misted with water, scrunched, secured together with a brad then given a glitter treatment! The leaves are from a Marianne die.

Challenges -
Come and Get It - (Pearls Lace, Die Cut)
Card Making Mama's - Heart
Digi doodle Shop - Handmade flowers
Paper Shelter - Tag You're It
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Blast From the Past - Challenge 106 - Die Cuts/Punches
Cupcake Craftroom - Pretty Pastels
Live and Love Crafts - Lace/Trim
Cards Galore - Ribbon/Lace/Button

Off for a cuppa and a trawl through blogland! x


34 comments:

  1. Hiya Viv. This is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. I just get a great deal of pleasure from looking at your beautiful work, you are just so talented.
    Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xxx

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  2. Wow Viv! This is a stunning card. Beautiful vintage/shabby chic looking! Love the colours and the embellishments you've used. Hope you're having a great day.

    Sarah x

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  3. very elegant love it thanks for joining us at come and get it challenge

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  4. I like it, it is so pretty. Happy wandering. xx Flora

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  5. Oh Viv, this is just gorgeous, I love these papers, I bought two pads because I knew I'd get through them too quickly.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  6. A really lovely card with lovely soft pastel colours. Looks fantastic. Thanks for playing with us in our Tag challenge over at the Paper Shelter.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  7. Ooooh how pretty is this, it's gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.
    xx

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  8. Viv, This card is beautiful. I love all the details but your flower is top notch. Thank you for entering it into the CYP challenge, so we could all see.

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  9. This card is beautiful Viv, love your colours

    jacqui x

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  10. OOh Viv babe im in love with this card its just so pretty and shabby chiccy like my bedrooms gonna be now i could just see this in a frame, its beautiful big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  11. A gorgeous tag!! I love the romantic papers and beautiful lace and pearls!! hugs, Marlies

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  12. WOW! Viv This is absolutely gorgeous, love everything about it.
    Wendy xx

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  13. so beautiful viv.really soft and pretty and i love your gorgeous flower :D

    xx coops xx

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  14. Looks absolutely fabulous Viv, love the papers and lace .
    Yvonne x

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  15. So beautiful Viv ,love the flower ! x

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  16. Beautiful card. Love your design.

    Caz

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  17. Gorgeous cards since my last visit Viv. I am on a mission to catch up with everyone's blogs now that the Paralympics has finished :o)
    Jackie xx

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  18. Beautiful Viv , how feminine and pretty , super stamping on the sentiment too, a fab tag card Hugs Elaine

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  19. Another masterpiece, Viv. Such lovely colours.

    Monicaxxx

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  20. Lovely gentle colours - love this card!!

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  21. A very pretty card, and just my style,Viv. I love anything vintage. Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It this week.

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  22. Hi Viv

    A very beautiful and gorgeous finished card.

    Love all the delicate colours and lace and pearls. Fabby flower too.

    I hope you are having a good week.

    Love Jules xx

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  23. Beauitful goruss colours & details.

    Thanks for joining us at digi doodles shop challenge

    Tracey dt

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  24. Beautiful card Hun love the soft colors the fab flower, touches of lace and the butterfly and pearls :)

    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges :)

    Hugs Mandy xxx

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  25. Absolutely fabulous!!! Very pretty - lots of great details.
    Thank you for joining us at Come and Get it Challenges this week.

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  26. This is lovely. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion, and good luck.

    Caz xx CYP DT

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  27. Hi Viv, this is beautiful. Lovely subtle shades of blue and pink and the tattered flower emellishment is fab.
    Thanks for taking part in the Cards Galore Vintage Lace and Buttons challenge with us.
    Ax

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  28. Stunning card Viv, love how it has the shabby chic/vintage look with all the details your added!

    Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It Challenges!

    Shell~Alaska♥

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  29. What a beautiful card....thanks for joining in with out latest challenge at Cards-Galore.
    Barbara xx
    DT

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  30. Hi Viv,
    Oh this is such an amazingly beautiful vintage card! I love the colour scheme and your use of the laces and pearls. Thanks for taking part in the LLC challenge this month!

    Hugz,
    Sandy

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  31. Oh WOW this card is beautiful! I love the Vintge look! Judy x

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  32. Beautiful card and tag, Viv! Love the design and your choice of colors. Thanks for sharing with us at the LLC challenge in september. Hope to see your gorgeous creations again! Hugs, Elizabeth

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  33. A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Challenge xxx

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