Saturday, 30 July 2011

Strawberry Shortcake and Molly Blooms Stamped card

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a good weekend, the weather here is a bit disappointing and grey :( Hopefully it will be much better tomorrow (fingers crossed!!) lol

I have a pretty card to show you today

The stamped images are coloured with Distress Inks of various shades of brown.

The inside of the card is also decorated with some lovely vintage papers I bought in Holland when I was last there. I stitched round the edges of the papers to give a little bit of extra texture.

To finish off I added some gold liquid pearls to the cake icing!

It's the first time I have attempted a monochromatic card - I really like the effect.

I am entering this card into the Saturday Challenge - monochrome and the Stampman Challenge blog, which wants to see some stitching and also Simon Says Stamp - anything goes.

Have a great evening

Jolanda x

Monday, 25 July 2011

Vintage style birthday card

I made this card for my dad's birthday and luckily it fits several challenges going on at the moment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
The Stampman - anything by Tim
paper cutz challenge

Stampavie - Birthday
Flutterby Wednesdays - use a butterfly

Thanks for looking

Jolanda x

Vintage Tattoo Wedding Card

I made this card for a friend's wedding - I think they are quite an unconventional couple and wanted to make a 'different' kind of card for them.

I made this using my fairycut software and then cut it out on the cricut.

The birds are coloured with distress inks.

Although this card is simple I am very pleased with the result :)

I am entering this card into the OVA - July card challenge. Although it isn't traditionally vintage , I think the tattoo style is quite retro from the 50's.

Thanks for looking

Jolanda x

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Our Vintage Affair July Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone,

This is a layout I have made of my daughter's wedding last September.

Our Vintage Affair July challenge is to use the sketch from their blog and to use at least one handmade flower - easy!! I love making flowers and for this layout I crocheted the flowers in the top right hand corner.

The bands going across the page are made from masking tape that I stamped using distress ink (it takes a while to dry)

I also found some whitewash colourcore card in a sale and embossed this in the cuttlebug and sanded it. I love the colours and the effect it gives.

Thanks for looking

Jolanda x