Friday, 17 February 2012

I'm not Old, I'm Vintage

Oh dear you can tell I'm off work - 2 posts in 1 day! Never mind back to the grindstone on Monday so back to normal then (well as normal as normal gets).
Whilst drinking coffee and blog hopping this afternoon I came across a challenge site called 'Friday Mashup' which each week sets a combination of two challenges. You can either mix the two or just use one and this week is the sketch above and, to 'mash it up', also go Vintage or Shabby Chic. As I am definitely much more Vintage than Shabby Chic (me that is, not my style of creating) I chose to go with that. I started by embossing a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock with the rectangle from the Designer Frames Embossing set and cut a rectangle of Crumb Cake DSP to go in the centre onto which I stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip. I inked all around the edge of the cardstock with Crumb Cake ink before fixing to a card blank made from Naturals Ivory cardstock which I also inked around. The two 'photo corners' were made with my square punches from Chocolate chip cardstock and glued in place. I cut the flowers from my new Blossom Party die using more DSP to match the central panel and used the reverse pattern for the centre circle. The petals were curled a little before fixing in place. 
Do come back tomorrow when, despite still having a hundred and one things I need to do before going back to work, I'm sure I will find time for a LIM card!


  1. Hi Margaret,

    Welcome to the Friday Mashup, hope to see you playing along with us often.

    I love that you have created a very CAS style of vintage with your card, your flowers are so pretty.

    Thanks for joining us with your very pretty card.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  2. Oh my word, Margaret! So many beautiful makes since Monday!! Fabulous work!

  3. Very pretty CAS card! I really like the embossed frame, what a great way to highlight your sentiment.

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  4. Another stunner! Love the crisp style for your vintage look. x

  5. Lovely card. I particularly like the flowers, all the detail you put into them. Happy you could play along at The Friday Mashup :)

  6. Very Pretty!!! Love the use of the designer frame- perfect!! Love the vintage feel and the flower accents- Nice job!!! Thanks for playing along with The Friday Mashup, GD Diane

  7. Love your framed "thank you" with the text in the background - beautiful! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup.

  8. So pretty, crisp and elegant! Glad you found us at the Friday Mashup...come again soon!!

  9. Great use of the sketch.. and Welcome to the Friday Mashup! We always love to see new faces. I really like how you used your colors with the sketch as well. A great Vintage feel. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week.

    Friday Mashup DT

  10. What a great use of that frame. I love those embossing folders but always seem to forget about them. So glad you found us to play along this week. Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup.


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Margaret x

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