June 20, 2013

Tuesday Trigger - Vintage Vogue

Over at Moxie Fab world the Tuesday Trigger is Vintage Vogue.  I've made 2 cards for this challenge as vintage design calls me often.  Here is the inspiration photo Cath selected for the challenge:

I took inspiration for my cards from the colors and multiple designs in the photo.  My cards:

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June 6, 2013

Pride & Prejudice - 200

Jane Austen's book Pride & Prejudice was  written 200 years ago and the City Crafter blog is celebrating by hosting a challenge  to create a "project inspired by Jane Austen. It doesn't have to be related to one of her novels, it can be anything you feel like it fits in the Jane Austen theme. I'm thinking Regency fashion, bonnets, laces, you name it".

I have read a few Jane Austen books in my day and Emma is one of my favorites, I just love the interesting characters in this comical tale.  I recently printed the main image on my card from the Graphic Fairies blog and when I saw the challenge I knew this was the image I wanted to use.

I dusted everthing with antique linen distress ink and put some pink color on the flowers, bonnet and cheeks of this pretty vintage lady using watercolor pencils.  I also used Graphics 45 Ladies diary and Secrety garden papers & stickers.  Finished the card off with some ribbon, twine and a little butterfly trinket.
Now, sit down with a nice cup of tea and a good book.  If you're lucky, the cat will join you to keep you toasty.
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June 2, 2013

A birthday card for Ginny

No matter how many birthday cards I make, I never seem to have enough.  I like to make all kinds of birthday cards, not just cakes, candles and balloons.  Now don't get me wrong, I like cakes, candles and balloons, but whenver I try to use these images on cards my mind goes blank.

I made this card for one of my co-workers, Ginny.  I took inspiration for my card from the "case" card over at the challenge blog Case Study.  Here's my card:

I used paper from Little Yellow Bicycle called simply "Poppy".  Stamped the happy birthday, added a wooden butterfly, a few gems and a twine ribbon.  Done :)
Here is the inpiration card from Case Study:
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Just Us Girls 191

I'm sure I've said this before, sketch challenges are among my favorites and here is the sketch for this week's challenge at Just Us Girls:

The image I used for my card is from the Graphic's Fairy blog, the papers are from Graphic's 45.  I used the sketch for the card design and added some lace, ribbon, paper lace and a button for the finishing touch.
A pretty, little vintage card :)
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