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Thursday, 23 May 2013

Sunday Stampers week 258 - Thursday 23rd May

Hello Friends!

Well I did have a pretty productive day yesterday, not only did I make my Sunday Stamper card, but also my Tim's tag and made three commissioned cards. I was so engrossed in my crafting that time just slipped away from me! It was a lovely sunny day and our hens were roaming the garden, or having dust baths, not a peep out of them!

For his week's Sunday Stampers challenge,  Hels Sheridan set the theme of Vintage/old ...and this is my card:

I decided to use the Indigo Blu Elisabeth Bennet stamp again.I stamped it twice, so that I could layer the flowers and butterfly. The card I used is a really soft pale cream. Once I'd stamped it, I took a second piece of card, which I stamped with a script stamp from Creative Expressions Vintage Labels stamp set. I used it  to create a frame over the image, by cutting away the centre, which I then peeled back to create a rough edged  aperture  around the image.I inked the edges of the  aperture, frame and the card using Tattered Rose distress ink.

The flowers, bird and butterfly were the only parts of the image I coloured,except for the lips and I used a mixture of flexmarkers and Promarkers.

Then I got a bit carried away with the embellishments! All the flowers are from Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms, inked at the edges with Tattered Rose again, as are the flourishes (die is from Spellbinders Venetian Motifs). To finish I added some Vintage silk crush ribbon, vintage lace and beads.

Thank you so much for stopping  by my blog!

Love and Hugs,
Carole  X


  1. A really fabulous card Carole. That image is so special and I love how you have coloured the flowers etc leaving the lady pale and mysterious. Christine xx

  2. Stunning card Carole, love that new stamp, tis on my wishlist! The Bitty Blossoms are just so pretty with your layering and colours you used... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  3. Hi Carole, your card is absolutely stunning, I do love the Elisabeth stamp (ashamed to admit I have not inked mine up yet!. I really love how you created the frame and distressed the edges and your flowers are just gorgeous. A truly beautiful card. Hugs, Anne x

  4. Gorgeous!!!! I new I saw a little stunning creations on your desk yesterday:)! It really is gorgeous :)
    Hugs nikki x

  5. lovely your card Carole I just love this image....great colours and embellishments


  6. Hi Carole,
    a really superb card. Love the stamp used and the wonderful flowers.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. This is fab Carole!, really like the frame idea & the lace & key charm are lovely touches too.
    Amy x

  8. WOW!! Carol, this is absolutely stunning. I love everything you have done on this wonderful creation.
    It is like a "Work of Art" with all the extra embellishments
    Have a Great Weekend

    Patricia xxx

  9. Love this card Carole, gorgeous! Really like that stamp also!xx