Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Anything goes for MAWTT

Time flies at the moment - perhaps that should have been the subject of my card. But it is not.

At  Moving Along With The Times  this week it is Anything Goes - so let your imagination run wild.  I have used sewing as my theme.

This week we are being sponsored by The Stamp Man  and there is a fabulous set of Hero Arts stamps up for grabs.

For my card I have used a favourite B Line stamp.  I have used Ranger Manila Card and added distress inks, and then stamped over that.  The edge has been stamped with a small irregular swirl, which is also B Line.  The background paper is Tim Holtz Crafty Attic, and I have used other bits from the same pad behind the image.  The dummy was supposed to be in chipboard, but hey-ho I could not find chip board, so had to cut with paper and colour over it.


I have embellished with lace, velvet ribbon, a piece of Tim Holtz tape measure, Prima flower, pearl pins from stash which I coloured with Copics, and some pretty buttons from Websters Pages.

I am entering this for the following challenges:

Crafts and Me - Vintage/Distressed
Little Red Wagon - For Mom
Scrapbook Sisters - Distress
Digi Doodles Shops's Best - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything goes and a blog hOP
Sisterhood of Crafters - Mother's Day
Stampavie and more - Pearls
Party time Tuesdays - Anything goes
Craft your passion - Show us your layers
Simon Says Stamp and Show  - Some Buttons.
Delightful Challenges - Distressing
4 Crafty Chicks - Distressing

Some people may wonder why I have entered this for some Mother's Day challenges.   When my mother was a young woman, and soon after she came to the UK from Australia, she worked for a company that is now world reknown for their shirts.  So this seemed to eb quite fitting - even though it is Mother's Day in the US that is being celebrated.

I really appreciate it that you take the time to look at my blog and leave such lovely comments. Thank you each and every one of you.


  1. I think this looks amazing Val :)

    Gorgeous details. Great image and it just looks so right in those colours. I just sat staring at this for ages.



  2. Just fabulous Val, I love the theme and the way you have used such a mixture of elements that blend together so well.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  3. Its beautiful Va.. i love the image ( as a sewer myself) all the elements work together perfectly
    Lisa x
    i think you could also enter our fashion challenge at Ladybugs craft ink..

  4. Fab DT card Val lots of lovely detail and beautiful colours
    Hugs Laurie

  5. This is gorgeous Val, lovely vintage card. All the little embelishments really finish it. Pami x

  6. Hello Val! Your creation is so beautiful. I really love all the detail and everything just coordinates so well. Love all the embelishments! I am looking forward to working with you on the FSS DT! Nice to meet you!


  7. A beautiful vintage card Val. All the elements blend together perfectly. Love it!
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

  8. Hi Val.I'm GDT Coordinator at Craft Your Passion and was wondering if you'd be interested in being a GDT for May.Please could you contact me at
    Lisa x

  9. Hi my sweetie this is gorgeous I love all the different layers & its perfect for your mum given what you've said. Love your flower its really love love it all hunni.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  10. Hi Val
    A beautiful and fabulous card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  11. Gorgeous vintage card. Love the image and all the added detail. Thanks for joining us at DDSB this week xx

  12. hi val
    i just love the vintage look you have on your creations

  13. Lovely Val, love how everything matches too, thanks for joining us at DDSB.

  14. Hiya Val thank you for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show with your wonderfull card. Hugs Terry xxxx

  15. Beautiful card. It really looks like it could have been put together many years ago. Thanks for joining us and we hope to see you soon. Hugs, dj

  16. Thanks so much for playing this week at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  17. Wow this is absolutely fabulous Val it is a work of art, the design is superb I love this so much.
    Lorraine x

  18. Great card, Val! Love all the embellishments. Thanks for joining our distressing challenge this week at Delight Challenges!

  19. Hi again Val.This is such a gorgeous and detailed card.Everything works beautifully together.Thanks for joining us at DDSB :D
    Lisa x

  20. WOW..... so beautiful!!! I love the vintage look of this card.
    Thanks for joining us at SAM challenge.
    Hugs, Giò

  21. Very nice vintage card! Thanks for playing wiht us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

  22. Oh what a lovely creation. This is so vintage and I love it. Good Luck and Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me Challenges.


Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx


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