Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Vintage Style

Hi Crafters,

Hope you are all well and thank you for visiting.

I have a special card to share today, not only was I thrilled to be asked to do a GDT spot for  Try It On Tuesday  but I finally had time to create a style of card that I have admired being made by some of the talented crafters out there.

The challenge theme was to....
Use a Vintage Photo

Vintage Photo - Internet
Papers - Graphic 45 'A Ladies Diary'
Spellbinders Floral Oval Die
Joy Crafts Viewmaster Die 6002/0451
Joy Crafts Flourish 6002/0258
Joy Crafts Butterfly Border Die 6002/0251
Go Kreate Large Frilly Frame #10 Die
Pearl Strings
Guipure Lace
Gathered Twigs Distress Ink

I really enjoyed myself making this card, although I broke out in a cold sweat making the decision to cut in to my G45 pad that I had been hoarding, but it really suited what I had in mind for this card so I chopped away. The layers were hand stitched and inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and I decorated the inside to match the front cutting a white oval for the message.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Catz - #321 Add Lace
Fussy & Fancy - #162 Female Birthdays
Noor Design - #17 ATG
The Ribbon Girl - April Any Image ATG
Crafty Cardmakers - #162 1 Image, 2 Papers, 3 Different Embellishments (pearls, lace, flowers)
Deep Ocean - #127 Dots &/Stripes
Crafty Creations - #313 Stitching Real/Faux



rachel said...

absolutely stunning Lorraine - I love this to pieces - gorgeous! Hugs rachel x

Meggymay said...

A very beautiful stylish, vintage card. Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer this time at TioT's.

chrissie said...

A stunning card Lorraine and great to have you as our guest at Try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie xx

Margik said...

What a spectacular card, Lorraine! All of the details are so beautiful and the design is fabulous.
Thank you for being our Guest Designer for this challenge.
Mar xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is so beautiful! I love all the special little additions. Great to have you as our GD at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Diane said...

Love love love this Lorraine !! Its GORHGEOUS sweetie !!

hugs Diane xx

meg said...

Wonderful detail and embellishments this is a stunning card

brenda said...

A super designed card and lovely colours Lorraine.

B x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Just beautiful!

Jenny L said...

Hi Lorraine,
what a gorgeous card, and so wonderfully created.
That image is perfect for the design, and those papers are super.
Isn't it funny how we hate to use our lovely papers.
Just wish we had more money so we could buy a few, and then we wouldn't have to worry.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Barb said...

A fantastic card Lorraine. There's no more I can say but Stunning!
Congratulations on your Guest Design spot. Barbxx

Marlies said...

A gorgeous vintage card for your GDT job. Beautiful papers and lovely embellishments, I like all the pearls. Stunning!! hugs, Marlies

coldwaters2 said...

WOW, WOW, WOW Lorraine this is an outstandingly beautiful Vintage creation, I am in awe, I am in love, I am spellbound by the beauty that is here, every piece of the design is awesome, the flower display, the papers, the distressing, the image, the dies, it is stunning,
lorraine x

Sarah said...

Wow Lorraine, this is really incredible!! Love the antiqued feel you have given this and the floral arrangement is fantastic together with the pearls and stitching and the wonderful die cuts and lace...I could go on forever!! xx

Lucyna Marynowska said...

I love your stylish card Lorraine! So good you have join us as GD at Try it on Tuesday. Hugs!

cuilliesocks said...

A stunning vintage card Lorraine, the image is beautiful and all your embellishments are gorgeous, love everything you've done here, Kate x

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, such a beautiful vintage image and super papers - a fabulous design with lots of great details.

Electra said...

This is gorgeous!!!

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful card Lorraine, love all those gorgeous layers and details. Glad you enjoyed making this style of card too.
Thanks for joining us as our Guest Designer for this challenge.
Avril xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous vintage card, love the image and all the pretty details
Lorraine x

crafty-stamper said...

You cut into your Graphic 45 papers OMG lol-I feel the same about some TH ones I have get them out and put them back lol-This card is stunning I love the vintage image and pearl fame,beautiful die-cuts and gorgeous embellishments-love that you decorated the inside too
Carol x

crafty-stamper said...

oops meant to say congrats on your GDT spot too
Carol x

Carol S. said...

I feel your pain, cutting into a treasured piece of stash. The image is stunning and a perfect centre piece to this beautiful card. Gorgeous embellies too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sandy said...

Hey Lorraine - beautiful card so beautifully designed and made. The image is lovely. Love all the do dads you used!
sandy xx

Linda Levoir said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning card Lorraine. I know exactly what you mean about cutting into hoarded papers, I have several I haven't managed it with yet, but this was so the right decision because they suit this card so perfectly.

You have certainly nailed this style and then some, it's perfect.
I need to catch up onmy commenting, there are lots of posts from you that I have missed, lately i catch things on my phone but it's a night mare to try and comment with so I will have to have a huge commenting catch up this bank holiday weekend :) xx

Erika said...

What a beautiful card Lorraine, it has a lovely vintage victorian theme about it. Loving all the layers and the lace, not to mention the cracking old photograph.

Hugs Erika. x

My name is Erika. said...

This is just gorgeous! :)Erika

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful...lovely colours used and the image is fabulous...xx

Marjut said...

Love this vintage card.

Tracey Boley said...

Stunning card,such great attention to detail.

Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz.

Tracey DTxx

cats whiskers said...

Absolutely stunning card. Thank you for joining us in Ribbon Girl April Card Challenge - Anything Goes best of luck, hope we see you again on Ribbon Girl Challenge
Hugs Jacqui

Ina G said...

Wow what amazing and beautiful vintage elements you have added here. Stunning card Lorraine. Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Crafty Cardmakers.

crafty said...

Beautiful card. Love the vintage style. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Beth Brovold said...

Oh my goodness this is gorgeous!! So rich and elegant...beautifully designed...thank you for sharing this beauty with us at Fussy and Fancy Lorraine...good luck to you!
Take care,

Barbara GR said...

Absolutely stunning card!! I love vintage style!
Thank you for joining us at Noor! Design U.K. challenge.
Hugs, Barbara GR

Gina Knott said...

WOW, this is simply stunning! The colours are gorgeous and it has a real vintage feel about it.
Gina xx

Theresa Pace said...

brilliant creation. i do get you when you say about g45. i sometimes close my eyes while cutting it. lovely details. thank you for sharing it with us at FFFC and good luck, Theresa DT xx

zandra said...

So, pretty and love all the layering. Great take on the challnege and thanks for being our guest this month.
Hugz, Z

Team Clark said...

This is absolutely fantastic Lorraine! What a gorgeous card and beautiful layering!