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Thursday, 5 June 2014

Seaside Belle - Thursday 5th June 2014

Good Morning Friends,

Once again I have to say a massive thank you for your comments on my last post and for hopping over to Sam's blog and leaving a message are all too wonderful for words!

Today's card is a DT post for Nicecrane ...the fabulous collection of vintage images, both pre-coloured and for colouring yourselves. You can view and buy at Nicecrane Designs

I usually colour for my DT posts, but I have a few lined up and this one is pre-coloured. I just love these vintage post card images. I have combined my DT project with my Sunday Stampers offering this week, as Hels theme is 'Girls Talk'  - projects featuring females -and well this certainly fits!

I have combined the portrait from Nicecrane with a bathing belle stamp from Crafty Individuals. I stamped on some ' I do like to be beside the seaside'  paper from Pink Petticoat using black archival and heat embossed with clear powder, but otherwise left uncoloured.

I used my sewing machine (it is so handy that it's now on the next desk!) and stitched around the edge of the image, which I had matted and layered on to some pale turquoise card (by Tilda, left over from another project).

The pre-coloured image was die cut using a scalloped oval die by Spellbinders and inked at the edges. I inked the edges of virtually every element of this card using Rusty Hinge distress ink. I cut a rough oval shape using Tilda card and sewed around it, then mounted the image on it. I used some turquoise card, die cut with the Oval die to make a small divide on the card between the images.

To finish I embossed a piece of kraft card with the 'That Special Touch of" Rope Mask that I have been using a lot with my projects for Sam, through my Grand Calibur and then stitched around the edge. I then added the sentiment, some hessian, string, voile and a little sea shell from my California Collection (yes I really have a collection of shells brought back over the years... they don't usually get used on cards though, so this card was honoured!)

That's it from me for today...I have the next week off work, except for attending one meeting and today I am off on the bus to Bath to meet a friend for lunch. With work schedules we don't get to see each other often enough, so I'm really looking forward to catching up with her.

This Saturday, Julia Watts is coming along to demo all day for my friend Amy's shop, so I am going to be helping out and  am really looking forward to it. I will be back tomorrow though!

Many thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

Love and Hugs
Carole X


  1. Beautiful VIntage card Carole...enjoy your trip to Bath and lunch


  2. Fab vintage image Carole, it goes so well with the Crafty Individuals Bathing Belle. Love the stitching around the edges & that turquoise Tilda card & shell are perfect addition.
    Glad the weather has improved today for your visit to Bath!
    See you Saturday
    Amy x

  3. Beautifully soft and sweet "Girl Talk" card! These images are so perfect! I love the precolored gal on the right she is truly a beauty!! I love the added stitching you've done.

    Hope your day with your friend is filled with laughter! ; )


  4. So vintage and so beautiful Carole, I love that Nicecrane image too. Hope you had a nice lunch and hope you and Amy get lots of visitors on Saturday! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. So many delightful details make this a very stunning and interesting card. Lovely images.

  6. I love your vintage card and I hope you had a nice lunch with your friend! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  7. Brilliant card, love the whole vintage feel.
    Hope you hade a nice lunch with your friend
    Hugs from Dalyan Turkey where the sun has at last decides to shine.

    Patricia xx

  8. Beeeeautifuls indeedily Carole, love it... have a great day with Julia... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x