Monday, 30 May 2011


Happy Monday all! 
Hi ho, hi ho, it's back to work for me! 
I know a lot of you will be having a lie in as I believe it's a bank holiday! 
At least I'm not back to my normal work place, I have a bit of a later start as I'm on a course!
As you all most probably know, Monday is the day that the My Grafico DT ladies post their cards.
Here's Mine!

This week we were given the fab Steampunk Style Digital Stamps Set

from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff to work with.
I printed off the bicycle (A Penny Farthing) image, cut it to shape, sponged with Distress ink in antique linen then & matted & layered onto black & white paper.. 
The base card I used was a square cut from an A4 sheet.
The Vintage Sheet Music DP I have used was a freebie

I added Bicycle text (the words from the Queen song) to the paper using a font called 1942 Report. It looks like it's been done on an old typewriter. The font was free to download & I found the link for it on 
 Lyns blog. Spyder's Corner (check it out she has tips freebies tut's & more!)
 I used the same font for the sentiment!

As I added the typed text, I thought I should add the typewriter too!

I simply cut it out with a scalloped circle nestie then matted onto a larger circle.
The typewriter & the sentiment were mounted using foam tape for a bit of dimension.
The only other additions were the two buttons, threaded with string.
Thanks for looking! 
I hope you like it & I'm sure you'll find time to enter the Monthly Challenge (at least once) over at 

Hmmm talking of challenges! I'd like to enter my card in the following:-
Craft Your Passion What a Guy
KB Cute Monday Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations Father's Day or Men's card
Make It Monday Anything Goes
Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central Masculine
Crafty Ho's Twine
Here Come The Boys Masculine
Paper Sundaes Vintage/Shabby Chic


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [31 May 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. This really caught my eye on Make It Monday. It's fab and I just love this style at the moment. The distressing looks great and that font is just perfect.
    Caroline xxx

  3. I love the vintage look, great card, imagine riding a bike like wouldn't reach the pedals.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  4. Brilliant card! It's got lots of texture and an antique feel to it! Thanks for sharing at HCTB's Woo x

  5. Wowzers Dawn, this is seriously FANTASTIC! Love how different it is, and those are wonderful stamps too. WTG! Hugs, Ali x

  6. great card, good luck with the candy x

  7. This card is true vintage style. Thanks so much for joining in our fun challenge at Paper Sundaes this week.

  8. Hello Dawn! Lovin' your creation - that vintage is brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Make It Monday linky party!

    Mary J x

  9. Fab card .. so different :) thanks so much for sharing it with us at HCTB :)
    Lynne xx

  10. Cool card, love how you have the typewriter and the typed text, it's a perfect match! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :)

  11. Wonderful vintage card, saw it on Make It Monday and came for a closer look, good luck

  12. Great vintage card. What a shame that as technology arrived, style and elegance (the typewriter here)disappeared. Mind you easier on the wrists than this old clonker!

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Lexi's Creations.

    Lin xx

  13. Fab card hun!Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passions.


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Dawn xx