Friday, 28 September 2012

A little bit of Vintage

Hello, and welcome!

I'm sorry to have been MIA this's not been a good one, but I'm not going to bore you with the details.......

The challenge at 
this week is to create something with a touch of 
VINTAGE......could be a card, a wallhanging, a gift box....anything that takes your fancy, but it should have a Vintage feel to it.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful
and Linnie is offering our randomly drawn winner 2 sheets of her lovely images.......that's 8 pretties to play with!

I really do love the look of anything vintage, but don't feel particularly comfortable tryin' to create something.....but here goes.......

I used this pretty little girl with her dolly's pram......and you can see the other images that come on this sheet if you visit the rest of the Design Team ..........

The vintage look seems to be all about muted colours so that's what I've used.....Promarkers and a bit of water colour pencilling ........
I used a little chalk to outline the frame.
A doll's pram was something I never had, as a little girl, but always wanted......I did have a Patsy doll which came with a little terry nappy, a bottle, and a cake of soap that smelled divine!  My brother set the nappy alight and burnt his foot, tryin' to stamp out the fire (served him right!), and my sister fed the bar of soap to our dog.....won't go into what came out of the dog for the next 3 days....hahaaaa!

I used some papers from a lovely freebie pack that came with a magazine.......punched a couple of borders to pretty 'em up.......the layer directly behind the image is a K&Co. journalling strip........

I wish I'd used cream lace, instead of the brown, on this very sweet heart die would have shown up better.....sigh....The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.  I used a little deep pink chalk on the heart (it's cut from kraft)....added a teeny bit of string, and the ikkle flat-backed brown heart.........

The lace is crocheted cotton.....I love the soft cream colour.....and the flowers are Magnolia Doo-Hickeys with a flat-backed pearl in the centre........

I used a piece of the same pretty paper to layer up the inside of the card.
I'm hopin' this passes for Vintage.....heehee!

Anne-Marie x



  1. It's lovely Anne-Marie! I think the soft colors on the image came out beautifully. I hope your weekend is better than your week has been. *hugs*

  2. This is gorgeous Anne-Marie. I love the sweet image, the soft colours and all your pretty detailing too.
    I'm sorry to hear you have had a bad week, I hope that the next one is better for you.
    take care
    Hugs Sue

  3. Hi there, Anne-Marie! I just LOVE the soft, vintage feel of this super sweet card. You did an amazing job on this (as you always do). I've really enjoyed visiting your blog the last few weeks and seeing all your darling cards. This one is especially "right up my alley", and in fact, I entered the vintage challenge at Card Crafters' Circle. One of my most favorite styles of cards (which you may have noticed). You really inspire me, and I thank you for all the encouragement you've given me when you visit my blog. I also wanted to mention that this card would be so perfect for our challenge at Word Art Wednesday (well, really.....all your cards are, as they're all just as sweet as can be), and I really hope that you will swing by and link up with us. I always appreciate your participation, and it's a pleasure to see your sweet work each time I visit. Having you share your cards in our challenges is like extra frosting on a corner piece of cake. YUMMY! I hope you're having a great week, filled with God's blessings, and I also really hope you will stop by and play along with us.
    God's blessings to you,
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. This is just gorgeous,fab image and

  5. So pretty Anne-Marie! Love the lace and elements together!

  6. A beautiful card and thank you for sharing at Platypus Creek Digitals

    PCD DT

  7. ADORABLE - - thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week.

  8. That works really well. I'm sorry to hear you had a bad week - I do hope this week is proving a lot better. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment. x

  9. Such a sweet & vintagey card you've made. Hope this is a better week for you.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It Out challenges. We hope to see you again.
    Huggies ~

  10. This is so beautiful! I love the colors and the sweet little girl with her dolly! The lace is gorgeous too!!
    Had to chuckle at your Patsy story! I have three older brothers and could share hours of horror stories involving dolls and BB guns, lighters, etc. Fortunately, they all grew up to be Daddies of little girls and had to endure dollies, tea parties, and all of that wonderful stuff again!!

  11. Gorgeous card Anne-Marie, so very pretty and such a sweet image, love it :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  12. Hope you are having a better week this week.
    I can't do vintage, find it very hard but you have certainly pulled it off with this wonderful creation.
    Really pretty image.