Wednesday, December 30, 2009

FS151 Basket Case & C4C Meri...

I have two cards to share with you today -  I could not resist another chance to play along with the Featured Stamper on SCS where Smilyn Stef is being honoured this week.  I love this card with the bicycles  and used this image from the 'Divine Miss M' (aka Stampmuse)

I coloured the image with chalking, using a blender pen and sponged around the edges with Distressing Ink.  It was layered onto black CS and attached to the DP.

Vintage corners were added two two corners, thanks to Lesley (aka SuperNan aka MUM!! LOL) 

The final touch is the strip of lace that has had a small pearl added to each loop along the way.  Oh and two choclate pearls were added to the top left hand corner - just to balance it!!

This also qualifies for If the Shoe Fits Challenge which is using your favoutite medium and colouring - you know I LUV the chalks!!

There you have it - quick and easy - I am happy to day that this is made up of more bits and pieces that have been lying on my desk - what a great feeling to actually see it!  A few more cards and I might have completed the task! I love this faux cleaning!!

My next card is for this week's Crazy 4 Challenges.  I have used Layers of Color new release set Merci Bouquet, stamping it onto some chipboard that I have had for-eva!!  I coloured it with chalks and added a light touch of Kindy Glitz to the flowers.  A mini pearl is added around the edges of the image!

This has then been sponged with Distressing Inks and attached to the various layers of DP with dimensionals.  I have added lace along the inside edge of the triangular shape of embossed CS, which has been sponged around the edge with distressing ink!


The sentiment is also from the Layers of Color set Merci Bouquet, I love this font - it is so pretty and suits so many styles of card...I don't know about you BUT I find it hard to find sentiments that suit different styles of cards

I have also linked this card to the Creative Card Crew where anything goes.
Charisma Cardz Challenge where Anything but Christmas is the go!
Magical Craft Fortnightly Challenge - Thank You is the theme.

There you have it - my new additions for today - thanks for calling in and the encouraging comments you leave me - you are such a blessing!  I love these 'cruisy' days I am having...I hope your days are relaxed and you are winding down for the New Year!  God bless you!!


  1. This and the midnight challenge are both just gorgoeus!

  2. These are both gorgeous Linda!! Love your pearl strand along the bottom of the first and the colors have a vintage feel. Awesome case. Your second creation for the Crazy 4 Challenges is also stunning. Love the flowers!

    Big hugs and blessings,

  3. Im going to have to break out my rarely used chalks and give this a go. Just beautiful Linda!

  4. lovely cards, thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

  5. Hello Lovely Linda! OMG everytime i come here i find myself reading and getting lost in your blog lol, so 30 minuites later im leaving a comment.... Gorgeous Vintage style and perfectly coloured in to match the b/p and embelies, how strange...ihave used that vintage corner die on my card this morning!
    take care honey
    love emma xxx

  6. Absolutely gorgeous cards! So stunning...Thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

  7. Oh my what unique art cards you really inspire me to create at a totally new level. Happy New Year!

  8. WOW,these are gorgeous!!! Love,love,love the vintage feel to them both and they are finished to perfection!! So inspiring!!
    Hugs xx

  9. Love, the delicate details in both cards! They both feel Victorian, vintage to me!

  10. Hi There.

    Beautifuls cards. love the vintage feel, looks great, added pearls are beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at MCFC.
    Good luck,
    Hugs Angel

    Happy new yr.

  11. Both of these cards are beautiful. I love that fabulous embellishment with the pearls on the bottom of the first card. The wonderful vintage feel of each!!

  12. Both cards are absolutely divine Linda. I love your use of lace..Loz

  13. Absolutely gorgeous!!! What a fab take on the sketch - Linda!!! This card is so elegant too!!! LOVE IT!!!

    Happy New Year my friend!!! I hope it's a healthy and successful one for you and your family!!! Thank you for all your wonderful and sweet comments...I'm so happy that our path crossed!!! Big hugs ~S~

  14. A beautiful feminine Thank You card Linda I love the colours, pearls and lace. Thanks for playing at Magical Crafts.
    Carol Ann xx

  15. Those pearls just add a touch of elegance to these lovelies. Wishing you a very happy 2010 filled will plenty of love to share, blessings to cover every corner of your life, and God's grace showering you with abundance!! The best to you and yours.

  16. Wot more can I say other than I am impresseded - as ever!! :-)

    I have got some cards done recently, but not posted as life here is hectic with 'extras' in the house.
    Blessings and all the best for 2010

  17. wow, simply gorgeous!!! I especially love the pearl lace on the first one, it's such a great touch!

  18. You are definitely the queen of pearls & trims! This card is just amazing! I love that you always add such wonderful & special touches to your cards!

  19. These cards are just stunning! So vintage looking I love it!
    Kristy x

  20. Two wonderful cards Linda.

    The thank you card is stunning and so very elegant. I love the pearly detail and the papers you have used.

    Thanks for joining us over at MCFC.


    Joanne xx

  21. What gorgeous lace trim ..wow..i need to get by your blog more often..I promise will. Do you know how to put a signature with your blog link at the bottom of your emails? You really should because I would for sure click on your blog more often.. check out mine and see how I do it :)


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