Saturday, 9 April 2011

Going vintage for Sweet Stampin'

Good morning bloggers

Time flies!  And it is  Sweet Stampin'  time again.  This week we have a fab sketch for you to follow, chosen by Carrie.  So we would really love to see what  you can do with it.  Please also remember to pop across to  Sweet Stampin'  to see all the lovely inspiration provided by our lovely DT's.

Our monthly sponsor for April is Bugaboo Stamps, who have some of the most amazing digis, and our weekly sponsor is Bunny Zoe's Crafts, where you will find an amazing array of stamps, papers, etc - everything you could wish for and more.

So, on to my card.

This is quite a mixture!  My background paper is from Tim Holtz Crowded Attic Paper Stash, and I have layer a piece of paper from Basic Grey Curio on Green Bazzill on top of it.  Instead of the scalloped border I decided to use a piece of cream lace wtih ribbon threaded through.  I used a piece of Ranger cream card and covered it with a variety of disresss inks, overstamped this with a test stamp in distress ink, and stamped the word Botanical down the side.  The flower image is stamped in Archival Ink, and I lightly coloured the flowers with Prisma Pencils.  The flower image and Botanical stamp are both B Line Designs, and I have had them forever.  I did not want to put loads of embellishments on this, so I used a piece of Tim Holtz  Ideaology, and pearls down the lace.

I am entering this for the following challenges:

Craft us crazy - Easter / Spring - mine is Spring
Dutch Dare - Spring has Sprung
The Rubber Stamp Cafe - Easter / Spring
Stamptacular Sunday -  Buttons, Bling and Bloom
Samuel Taylors Monthly Challenge - Distressing - there is a fab prize of some Tim Holtz dies
ABC Challenge - R is for ribbon - I have threaded ribbon though my lace
Freshly Brewed - Create something with Flowers
Paper Shelter Chellenge - Anything goes
Pixie Dust Studio - Lace it up
A Spoonful of Sugar - Tons of Texture - I have Lace, Pearls, Metal
Anything Goes - Pearls
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes + the option of something new - mine is my backing papers - BG Curio and TH Crowded Attic
Tuesday Throwdown - Spring
Pollycraft Monday - I have had this stamp for years!
Bunny Zoe's Crafts  - Happy Birthday with lots of pearls
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
House of Gilli - Ribbons and Pearls
Heart to Heart - Spring has Sprung
Blog a Doodle - Vintage /Shabby Chic
CCEE Stampers - Add a doilly and/or lace - I have lace
The Crafty Pad - Flowers
Scrappy Frog Challenge - Flowers and Lace
Sparkles Forum - Springtime

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'm lovin this vintage number, very nice indeedy. x

  2. It is adorable! Very good textured project! Love the stamping a lot - the flower looks so great here))) Love this card)))
    hugs. Larisa. xx

  3. Gorgeous card love the vintage look. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the Challenge. With hugs Shirleyxxx

  4. What a beautiful card. Really stunning. We love the image you've used and the gorgeous papers.
    Good Luck in the challenges.
    Take care
    Rachel and Angela

  5. Love your lovely blooms, Val! Very vintage. And your lace and pearl border is soooooo pretty! Thank you for joining us this week at the Sunday Stamptacular Challenge! Hugs Lesley

  6. Beautiful card Val. I love the stamped image! Thanks for sharing it with us at H2H. Keep in mind that H2H is a Close to my Heart Challenge blog, so to be eligible to win any of the prizes you must use Close to my Heart products on your project. *Ü*

  7. Lovely card thanks for joining us at SFC this week good luck in the draw x

  8. BEAUTIFUL!! Love the lace!! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Us Crazy!

  9. I love the vintagey feel to this Val :)

    Its beautiful! Gorgeous colours and really wonderful details.



  10. Can't believe my OH had a pack of TH paper in his hand the other day & put it back, apparently he wasn't sure if I'd want it.....Anyway your card is totally gorgeous & fab.

    Hugs xx

    Commented straight from the post but only by clicking on the title not the comments!!! Technology!

  11. beautiful card...tres vintage!! I love what you have done with the sketch too!!


  12. beautifull card, love the vintage look
    thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular sunday this week

  13. Gorgeous card, Thank you for joining in with us at TPS this week,
    Kevin xx

  14. Oh Val, your card is simply stunning. thank you for joining us in the ABC challenge. Hugs Jackie

  15. Oh my this is a vision of loveliness! Such warm, fabulous colors and the pearls and lace - superb! Thanks for joining us at the FBD challenge this week!

  16. Oh my...This is such a lovely vintagae card! Love the colors and sweet details!
    Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine! / Sari

  17. Beautiful vintage card.Love the details.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
    Lisa x

  18. wow!! Love your card!
    Love the colors and the vintage look.

    Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

    Hugs ~ Tine

  19. Hi Val, Gorgeous card thank you for joining us at Anything goes

  20. wow Val what an amazing card, beautiful use of the image...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's monthly challenge
    Mina xxx

  21. Your card is beautiful but please remember that entries for H2H must include Close To My Heart products!

  22. simple and elegant.thanks for joining with us this week at Stamp-n-Doodle.

  23. Sweet card! Love the lace!

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy!

  24. Love this vintage card.... Thanks so much for joining us at THE CRAFTY PAD. Don't forget to check out the awesome prizes up for grabs in our altered CD competition! Hugs, Ali x

  25. Beautiful vintage cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at TPS........


  26. Pretty card. Thanks for joining us at H2H!


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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