Friday, June 5, 2009

Vieled View

It is Friday night and for me that means 'card time' as at least one of our kids has Youth and it is Movie night here....so I set up at the dining table and get some serious card making done.....I hear the movie, rather than see it and I am not complaining!

I have enjoyed making this card...it is for 3 challenges, I am really enjoying making the combined challenge cards, psychologicially I feel like I am getting through more...but I know that's not true - just makes it more fun for me to do!!
I have made this card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, which is once again offering some serious CANDY....check it out here...I am loving this challenge and as we are only able to enter one card per week I have thought seriously about what I am going to do - vintage won.....it also work well for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge where we are to frame our images, I have framed this one from behind with the brown layer behind the image - it didn't fit on top due to the distressing. The third Challenge is a new one for me, that I have come across and it is the Creative Inspirations Challenge....we are to use the colours brown and blue...so I am 'right there' with this card!!!

I have used the tule that I was sent in a RAK from my Twisted Sister Judy Kell - I knew when I got it I would love using it and I did...I have run ut across the embossed and chalked image securing it through a pearl buckle. This image was also a RAK from Cindy (aka stampergrl) Cindy sent this to me with a bundle of cards for the Australian Bush Fire Survivors....and I loved it....it works so well with this layout and embossing really added to it. The flower is a 'Lollypop Flower' which I found a tutorial on 'The Next Level' which opened this week - no this card is not for their challenge, but I am working on that. I distressed the edges and then used distressing ink to make it more vintage....I am very happy with the finished flower and will definitely be making more of these.....you can fund the tutorial here! I thought you might like to see a close up of it!

This post has taken me FOREVER as apparently we have used our peak time amount of GB's and are now at dial up speed until 8 June - gee I wonder who could have used the majority of it - the frustrating thing is we have another 12GBs at full speed but they are from 1am to 7am....how practical is that.....so I might have to get up earlier in the mornings if I have anything I want to be quick with....what did we do before the Internet!?!?

Thanks for stopping by and for your encouragement - you have made my day! God bless you!


  1. Linda this card is just so pretty! I love this color combo... it's always pleasing and peaceful! That flower is fabulous! Love the vintage feel and that tulle is just the perfect touch!

  2. This card is fabulous. I just love the way you "veiled" it with the tulle. And your vintage lollipop flower came out perfect. The way you ran the patterned background panel through the CB and then distressed it adds a lot too!

    I just wanted to "stop by" and thank you for discovering my blog and leaving me those lovely comments. Glad you are enjoying it and hope to see you again soon!

    All the best - Linda, the funkie junkie

  3. WOW - Linda!!! This card is gorgeous!!! I love the vintage feel of it...I never seem to be able to accomplish this look on my cards - LOL!!! But I'm so happy to feed of yours :)!!! Hugs ~S~

  4. Beautiful card Linda, love the image, and the colours are just perfect. Love the flower too! Thanks for joining us on Creative Inspirations Challenge. Louise x

  5. Ohhh this is gorgeous,love it!!The lollipop flower is wow.
    Thanks again for joining in the fun with us at Creative Inspirations and good luck

  6. I absolutely love this card and that flower. I keep saying I am going to do one and so now this cinches it! So pretty and vintage too!

  7. love the flower.Cool effect! Go girl!


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