Sunday, 14 April 2013


Chris' turn to choose the theme and she chose 'vintage'

Chris's card

Vintage, shabby chic, grunge, I love all these genres so I guess it was no surprise when I chose 'Vintage' as this weeks challenge, lol. (Sorry about the photo's but I cannot find a place with light that doesn't cast a shadow!)
With a passion for all things Tim Holtz I chose an image from his new 'Time Traveller' stamps as the main feature. The bracket is a Tattered Angels stamp, the scroll is a Sizzlits die, the clock face is a Paper Artsy stamp (on a Movers & Shapers die) and the quote and arty scroll stamps are Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 stamps.

The main stamp has been coloured using paint crayons which I find easier to use than felt pens.


The Paper Artsy stamp is just the right size for the small pocket watch die and I punched out a small circle and added two holes to make the card button.
Have a good week everyone, hope you get some good crafty hours in.
Kandis card

I began with a 15cm x 15cm base white card.  I had some vintage type paper in my crafty stash which actually was a freebie from a Cardmaking & Papercraft mag - just shows they do come in handy. 
I cut my vintage paper slightly smaller than the card, and then cut a piece of antique gold pearlescent card the same size as the card.  I cut an aperture out with my spellbinders to make a frame and glued the vintage paper onto the back of the antique gold card and then placed the whole lot onto my base card.
I have used alot of my spellbinder dies to decorate my card so in order: -
1.Morrocan motifs using some cream card.
2.Medallions 3 d-lites using antique gold card.
3.Blossom 5 in cream card and stamped the sentiment in versafine crimson red which I also clear embossed.

The flowers were all die cut using white card and then inked up with Victorian Velvet distress inks.  The dies I used was from Jewels Flowers & Flourishes set, as was the tiny butterfly.   All finished off with some card candi which has sweet little roses on.

Kathy's card

With the theme being Vintage l started with a brown craft card as the base card, the main matt and toppers were from a magazine, Creative Cardmaking, issue 41, this had been lying about so decided to use some of the contents.  I used Vintage Photo to ink all the edges and matted the two toppers onto brown pearlescent card. Turned the bottom corner and attached a brad, and finished off with some chip-board shapes from my stash, after inking them too. This was a pleasant change as l don't normally do Vintage, and am pleased with the finished card.

Sheila's card

My card is A5 and the base layer is core'dinations cardstock, my first layer is white card which I stamped onot using clear inkpad with leaves and heat to give me the resist technique then inked with distress ink to show up the leaves. My third layer I also stamped with the same leaves using a distress inkpad onto the same core'dinations I used for my base layer. I then made 2 matts using white card, I put shaving foam into a container and added alchol inks swirled them together and placed my card onto this, once done I removed excess shaving foam from my matts and it left me with the swirly pattern. I then layered these matts onto black card, I made a tag and inked it up to give the vintage look. I mounted this onto grey card before placing onto my card, stamped my sentiment and finished with two swirls and ribbon.


  1. 4 superb vintage cards - love them all!

  2. Fabulous card, i love the vintage look.

    Joan x

  3. Sme great cards , lovevthe vintage steampunk card ! Trace x


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