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Monday 5 March 2018

DV #174 Vintage

Our challenge today at Dream Valley is Vintage. It’s not normally one of my favourite genres, but I found some lovely vintage photos with just a hint of colour to them and was inspired by one of them.

We are sponsored by Di’s Digi Designs.

174 VintageAs I said above I found these lovely vintage images online, and this one inspired me. She is just so beautiful. I used a sheet of Sara’s Shabby Chic paper from Crafters Companion, which is also beautiful. I wish I had bought more than one pad as I hate using it, in case it will be all gone! I am sure you all know that feeling. I trimmed this down to 8”, and used some of the offcuts later to make some diecut swirls. which are behind the flowers. I know they are difficult to see, but in real life they are quite noticeable. I think the subtle differences in colour to the background the camera found hard to pick up. There is a photo below in close up so you can see them.

Swirl Diecuts

I printed the image and then trimmed it out with another Sara signature product from the Glamorous dies, the background mat is from the same set. but I embossed that with a swirly embossing folder after I had diecut it. The lovely lace and pearl string were in my stash, and again they are something I hate parting with!

Flowers, diecut leaves and stamens all from my stash. I hadn’t used flowers for a while as I am often late and have to hurry to finish, but this one really cried out for some floral accents.


I am entering this into:-

A Vintage Journey - Treasure (my treasure is the paper, lace and pearl bead string)
City Crafter Challenge - #401 Die Cuts
Cut It Up - #142 Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Challenge - Die Cuts
Die Cuttin’ Divas - #358 Tic, Tac, Toe (Bottom Line - Flowers, Embossing, Ribbon)
Dies R Us - #92 Use Pastel Colours
Everybody Art - #420 Pearls and Lace
International Heart and Soul - #28 Emboss and Use a Die
Pearly Sparkle - #26 Flowers
Sheepski Designs - #12 Flowers
The Corrosive Challenge - #3 Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Vintage

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  1. An adorable project - I love all the beautiful details and the soft and feminine look! Thank you very much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!
    oxo Susi

  2. Sooooooooooo pretty Erin and that lace is gorgeous! Fabulous creation! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Pastels’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  3. A gorgeous Vintage card, the image you used looks adorable. Thank you for sharing with us over at Try it on Tuesdays.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous, Lin!

    love Mags B x

  5. Breathtaking and beautiful:) Thank you for playing along with us over at Die Cuttin' Divas.

  6. Beautifully created with gorgeous details!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
    Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

  7. Wow, your vintage card is so beautiful! I love all the elements you used to create it with the pretty papers and die cuts, lace, beads and flowers - stunning 😁. I can see how you were inspired by that pretty photo too - perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊

  8. Gorgeous! And you know this person once existed. Really cool.

    Love your beautifully feminine card!

    Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes challenge at Cut it Up!


  9. Great card!!! Congrats!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge blog.
    Ana Isabel DT Coordinator.

  10. What a beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
    Have a great day.

  11. fantastic work :)
    thanks for joining us at SheepSki Designs Challenges. i hope you’ll join us again πŸ™‚
    DT heike πŸ™‚

  12. Such soft pretty details. Thanks for sharing with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. we hope you will join us for future challenges.
    DRU DT

  13. This is such a beautiful vintage inspired card, I really like the way you added the die cut swirls and the image is wonderful! Thanks so much for joining in this month at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

  14. Oh wow this is so pretty, loving the pastel colours.
    Thanks for joining us over at Sheep Ski Designs xx
    Jean xx

  15. Pretty card with a lovely image. Thanks so much for joining us at the Di's digi designs challenge.


  16. So beautiful...Thanks for joining us at Di’s Digi Challenge :)
    Wendy x

  17. Thank you for joining us at IAAS this time with this beautiful vintage creation. We hope to see you again soon. Christine DT

  18. What a beautiful panel Lin! Love the soft colors, the lovely flowers and lace used to frame the vintage photo! Thanks for joining us in the A Vintage Journey Challenge! Julia xx

  19. Your vintage card is a real treasure in itself Lin, it's beautiful. Thanks for taking the time to share it for our fourth birthday celebrations at A Vintage Journey. Hugs Brenda xxx


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