Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Vintage/Shabby Chic & Not For A Dude!!!

Good Evening All,
I have a ladies card to share with you today!
I made it a little while ago, but I couldn't post it at the time as the 
recipient hadn't received it yet!
It was made for someone associated with a 
Theatre Group Costume Department
Hence the Shabby Chic Theme!


The image I've used is one of the Dress Form Trio images from 
Deborah Moore at The Crafty Pad Designs.
It's so versatile & suitable for many occasions!
The sentiment was created in my graphics program.
The base card was a brown 5x5 square card blank.
I added a matt of Cored'inations card which I tore around the edges
& rubbed with some Distress ink in Antique Linen.
Next I added a page from a very old book of 
"The Works Of Shakespeare" 
(I checked it's not valuable before I started to tear out the pages!)
This page is from The Taming Of The Shrew!
It was also subjected to the distress ink treatment after 
being crumpled then flattened out again!
I added a little piece of lace edging which was also distressed with ink.

The flower is one of a big package I received from Lee aka Crafty Loops
a while back! Her flowers are absolutely fantastic!
You'll see them popping up on my projects from time to time!
Just under the flower is a little metal measuring tape charm

I also added a pair of scissors with a tiny safety pin & a couple 
of buttons just to finish the card off!
I hope you like my card! 
I was really chuffed that the person I made it for was delighted!

Since you've stopped by, don't forget to enter my candy draw here

As ever, I'd like to enter a few challenges:
Celebrate The Occasion Thinking Of You
Sassy Cheryls No Embossing
Stamp-N-Doodle Lace & Flowers
Creative Monday's Anything Goes
House Of Gilli Pearls Swirls Lace
My Grafico Flowers
One Stitch At A Time Use A Digi Or No Image
Pile It On  Sending Happiness
Sweet Stampin Challenge 3 In a row ( Both diagonals Lace, Buttons Charms & Pearls Buttons Flowers)
Gaylou's Inimitability Girly Girl Lace & Pearls
Poodles Parlour Mother's Day/Female Card
Stamp Man Texture
4 Crafty Chicks Double Down, Use 2 of something (Charms & Buttons)
Crafty Purple Frog Flower Power


  1. Very pretty, thanks for playing @ CTO!

  2. Wow dawn I love this vintage card!!!!Love the little scissors and the flower is stunning!!!! Wow fabulous work my friend!!!!!

  3. Dawn, this is outstanding! LOVE the vintage look and all those wonderful details. So lovely.

  4. This is gorgeous, I love your colour choice and fab embellishments especially the flower.
    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge.

  5. This is really stunning Dawn, I love the torn and crinkled papers and the flower and scissors charm are beautiful, love it
    Lindsay xx

  6. Hi Dawn, your card is gorgeous love the embellishments and the vintage look its a real stunner!!:) Sandra H

  7. Pretty card- love the embellishments! Thanks for playing at CTO this week!
    Amy's Crafting Space
    Celebrate The Occasion Design Team Member

  8. Oh my Ms Dawn! This is fabulous! Love love love it! :))

  9. What a beautiful combination of elements, very pretty card! Thanks for joining us @ CTO for our "Thinking of You" challenge :)

  10. Great card, so many beautiful details! Thanks for joining us at sweet stampin this week.

  11. This is so lovely - I love the use of the neutral colors and your perfect embellishments. Thanks so very much for sharing your creativity with us at Pile it On this week,Elizabeth (DT/PIO)

  12. Love the wonderful vintage card! beautiful flower and loving the tiny scissors!
    So glad you joined us in the Sassy Cheryl no embossing challenge this week!

  13. fabulous card all the distressing and your flower is stunning
    thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
    tracey x

  14. Wonderful Card, fabtastic flower. Thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

    I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

    Xoxo Marjo

  15. Really gorgeous card I bet she loved it :)

  16. love the look and shabby chic it liiks great xx

  17. WOW Dawn!!!! This is absolutely stunning. I love everything about this fabulous card. Good luck in the challenges.

    Linda xxx

  18. Fabulous card, so stunning.
    Becky x

  19. Super card Dawn. I worked in that department of our local community theater and I can tell you it is a perfect card for the recipient.

  20. Hi Dawn, beautiful card, the little charms are gorgeous especially the scissors, and the lacy flower is stunning.
    Visited you from Crafty Bloggers Network, but realised you have entered the Stamp n Doodle challenge too this week - excellent, great to see you there.
    Good luck, Claire x

  21. omg dawn that is just lush, gorjuss and vintage big time, i adore it xx

  22. Gorgeous card Dawn I love the flower and the vintage look, good luck with the challenges. Chris xx

  23. So beautiful! Love all the eye candies! Thanks for participating in our challenge at Guylou's.

  24. This is one of my favourite cards - it is so lovely i can see why the recipient was delighted. Vee xx Dawn, how do you manage to find several challenges to link to? Do you look for challenges and think they are all similar or do you make something and then look for challenges? Hope it is okay to ask; at the moment I see something on CBN and enter that but can see some other ones my cards would have done had I known about them earlier and once posted it is too late.Vee xx

  25. Beautiful card and work. Thnaks for sharing it with us at poddles Parlour, goo luck, Cheers Sue N x

  26. Hi Dawn, What a wonderful card, so pretty even though is shabby chic.
    Just become a follower

  27. Love this Dawn. Carol x (Thanks for sharing at Crafty Purple Frog too. x)

  28. Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for playing along with CTO!!

  29. Lovely card.

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

    Hope to see you again soon.

    Susan x

  30. What a fab card and so apt for the recipient too. Love all the cute embellies

  31. Gorgeous card, Dawn
    Crafty hags, Sheenagh x

  32. Vintage, chic! This is stunning! Absolutely LOVE it.
    Thanks for playing in the No Embossing challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's. So glad you could join us!

  33. What an amazing card, I bet your friend was thrilled with it. There is so much detail to look at, I love the little metal charms and had to smile at your ripped book, wouldn't it be awful if it had been worth a fortune!! lol.
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Stampman this time.
    Hugs Lisax

  34. Lovely card and fab flower :o) Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT and hope to see you again. Good luck. HUgs

  35. Dawn, this is so gorgeous. Lovely details and amazing flower.

    and thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “BINGO” Challenge.

  36. cool! love the flower!
    thanks for playing our Sassy Cheryl's challenge

  37. Hi Dawn hope you are well it's been a while since I have spoke to you
    Well this is gorgeous love it thanks for playing along with us at poodles this time and good luck
    Jack xx

  38. Thank you for joining us at Poodles Parlour with your fab card. I love your image perfect card for your friend...

    Sylvia xx

  39. Hello my dear friend. Sorry Ive been MIA, I had the Loopy Lurgy which knocked me off a bit. This card is absolutely beautiful. You always showcase my flowers in the best possible designs and this card is just perfect. That wee flower was made for shabby chic and vintage living, lol. I love this card. Big hugs, Lee xx

  40. Great card - hope you'll link up again at 52 Card Pickup!

  41. Lovely vintage one! Thank you for joining in at the Cutie Pie Challenge! Good Luck Woo x

  42. Fab vintage design. Love that you've used bookpapers for the background and that charm makes it top notch. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  43. This is stunning! I love it! So glad you played with us this week at One Stitch At A Time! Best of luck in the draw!
    Karen C

  44. Just Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in at Stamptacular Sunday this week
    Hugs Julie P

  45. Fabulous card love the scissors charm and how you have added it to your card too, Thanks for Joining us on the Pile It On challenge this time, see you soon! hugs Samantha :0)

  46. Love your cute little charm. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
    Hugs Nataliya

  47. Lovely card! the distressed background is just perfect for the dress form image.
    Thanks for joining us at CTO this week

  48. Great job. thanks for joining us this week at CTO

  49. This is so pretty! Love the way you used the lace and pearls. Thank you so much for joining in on our challenge over at Guylou's! Good Luck!!

  50. Beautiful card Dawn! Love the book excerpt and that flower is so pretty. Cute little sewing charms also. Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week. ~jeni :)

  51. Beautiful card Dawn,really pretty!!!

    Thanks for sharing with us at poodles Parlour challenge. Good Luck.....

    Big hugs Jo xxx

  52. Great charms and I love the flower! Thanks for playing along at Guylou's Inimitability!

  53. Congrats on your win at Guylou's Inimitability!


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Dawn xx