Sunday 3 April 2011

Virtual vintage !

Today is the start of my month long Guest design team position with Pile it On.
And what a lovely challenge to start off with - this week the lovely team want to see your romantic and fussy projects.

So snuggle up to your loved one and see what it inspires you to create !

I found this adoreable image at All things paper while browsing the internet one afternoon and just knew that I wanted to use it for this card. It is actually a scan of an old postcard from a grandmother - which for me makes it even more special.

I printed it onto matt card and distressed the edges with my Tim holtz distressing tool then inked up the edges too - I was trying to make it look authentic.

I also took inspiration from this beautiful little purse over at the XS Baggage and co which is the sponsored store at Etsy inspired challenge this week.
I made my flower with my spellbinders dahlia nesties and spritzed them with water before scrunching them up then I inked them a little before layering up. Finally I fastened them together with a pearl brad.

The DP's are from the 7 gypsies victoria paper pack - these are so gorgeous that most of the work is done for you - I never want to cover them up !

I do hope you like my card and that you will join in with us at Pile It On this week x

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

Pile It On - Romantic and fancy
Card Making Mama's - Embellish it !
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - Flowers and pearls
Samuel Taylors Crafts Challenge - Distressing
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Distressing
Delightful Challenges - Flowers
Ambers Crafts And Stuff - Use Flowers
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday - Bling
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Bloomin blossoms
Etsy Inspired Challenge - See inspiration pic x
Our Daily Bread Designs Blog - Birds

Thanks for stopping by x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo


Tracy said...

beautiful card Suzie, love the vintage style. hope your having a lovely day, Tracy x

Cec said...

Very pretty card with that wonderful handmade flower. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Sandra DeFalco said...

Suzie - Beautiful Vintage, and I love your flower!!
Thanks for playing in our 'Flowers OR Flowers and Pearls' challenge!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Pattie G said...

What a beautiful card! I love how you used our flower theme for this week’s challenge. Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Hugs ♥

THERESA said...

Such a lovely card, i simply adore vintage and this is perfect!! Thanks for joining us over at Pattie's Creations!!

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous vintage card Suzie! love your flower!!

Stella said...

You did a fantastic job!!! This is breathtaking. That image is the icing on the cake :)
I love all the layering and your handmade flower is stunning. I love this!
Enjoy your evening,3

Poppit said...

wowzers Suzie, this is absolutely beautiful! Vintage is definitely a style you do well. xx

Lydia said...

I love everything about this card! From the bling, to the birds, the lace, to the flower....its just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs this week!

Khin Hnin said...

Hi Suzie! Love the vintage look! Especially cos I can't do vintage...*envious*

Anyway, I have a blog award for you on my blog! Hope you'll come and accept it soon! <3


brenda said...

Just gorgeous Suzi and what a beautiful image.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week

B x

There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the details like the fancy edge and beautiful flower.


Check out my blog candy!

Natasha said...

Very vintage. I love all the details. Thanks for playing along at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.

Crafting Pal -

The Crazy Crafting Lady said...

So pretty!

Thanks for playing along with our Flower Challenge at Amber's Crafts and Stuff! I hope you will come back next Wednesday for Challenge #4!


Anonymous said...

Great use of bling. It really adds the finishing touch. Thanks so much for sharing your project and joining us at Frosted Designs.

Anette said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at DDCC.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful!! The colors, the punch/die detail and that flower are gorgeous!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!

BethieJ said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL!! I peeked at the link you shared for the image.. what FUN treasures she has.. I need to raid my grandmas box of cards next time.. What a FUN idea!
So happy to have you joining us at PIO as a GDT member!!
Have a GREAT day!

Jacquel said...

Your card is sooo beautiful & the layout is awesome! Thanks so much for joining us at Etsy this week!!!

Erin Reed said...

great project!! thanks for joining us at frosted designs!!