Thursday, 2 February 2012


Good morning all and a very cold and frosty one it is too, but beautiful - the sun is shining and making the frost sparkle. I'm happy that I have the morning off and can enjoy the view from our window while I catch up with a few chores before heading off to work.

Today I have my dt offering for the Charisma Cardz challenge to share, our theme this week is Vintage and we have two great sponsors: Simon Says Stamp and Pink Cat Studio. I have used one of Leanne Ellis’s images from Sugar Nellie, which I coloured using a mix of distress ink and Promarkers, I was trying to acheive a kind of sepia look to tie in with the vintage theme. The ribbon and the backing paper have been in my stash forever so I've no idea who the manufacturers are. The little tea roses I picked up in Hobbycraft - they have such a great range of colours I always struggle to choose between them but these ones turned out to be perfect for this card! I used some gold Glimmer Mist on the doily to age it a bit and used my nesties to cut the scalloped circle and the image out of cardstock.

Entering these challenges:
Divas by Design - Anything goes
Whimsical Wednesdays - Something old
Crafty Sentiments - Punches &/or dies
Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything goes
Creative Stamp Friends - Old-fashioned or antique
Kaboodle Doodles - It’s all about girls
Make it Monday - Always anything goes 
Craft Your Days Away - Distressing
Secret Crafter - Ribbons 


catherine said...

So beautiful Jenni and you have done a fab job with the vintage look
x catherine

downrightcrafty said...

a gorgeous creation and lovely use of the ribbon, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Anja said...

Wow this is stunning - fabulous attention to detail.
Thanks for sharing with us at "Creative Stamp Friends".
Hugs Anja

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Wonderful vintage card! I specially like the big bow ribbon for it surely added the look the card needs.

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ All Things Girly Challenge!

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Rebekah said...

This is just so beautiful Jenni thanks for playing at Divas this wk hugs Rebekah xx

Gillian said...

Loving the vintage feel and the bow is gorgeous. Gill x

Lionelsa said...

Lovely vintage look
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

Linny said...

Beautiful vintage card.Thank you for joining in at Secret Crafter Saturday challenge.linda x

Donna said...

Gorgeous card and love the Distressing. Thanks for joining us at CYDA this time.
Donna x

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Jenni

What a great card love the vintage look. Thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


Lesley said...

Beautiful vintage card! Thank you for taking part in CYDA's 'Distressing' challenge xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Jenni this is gorgeous, the image, colours and design look wonderful, thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty sentiments this week.
Lorraine x

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

shelly said...

a really beautiful card. your attempt with the sepia look is remarkable i love it. thanks for sharing with us at whimwednesdays :)

Margie said...

Gorgeous! Love the vintage look. Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays!