Thursday, January 14, 2016

Wonderful!! Something Old - Something New

Hello friends - Christmas is over for another year and 2016 is rolling along at a steady pace.  I am trying to balance my time in The Studio, but have to be honest and say that I need more time than I am spending there and often up in the early hours of the morning - not that I mind that - this is a very busy house and it is usually the only time I get the house to myself....I am sure you know what I am talking about,

Today's card is a mix of old and new - the stamps are retired stamps that are still favourites  I just have to ink them every now and then.

The Dies are Spellbinders of course - the cardbase and decorative layer have been created using Labels 46 and Labels Forty Six Decorative Element Nestabilities®.  The rose image has been layered onto two offset Lacey Circles Nestabilities® Decorative Elements in dark brown.  All of my Dies have been cut/embossed using the Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine .

My images have been stamped using Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko Versafine in Vintage Sepia - Versafiine is fabulous for those images with lots of fine details.   My card is held together by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3LThe bling ifrom Want2Scrap.   My sentiment is from the Penny Black Inc. Social Butterfly stamp set.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons - Monochrome 
Fresh Brewed Designs - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - Punches and/or Dies 
Sisterhood of Crafters - Something Old, Something New 
Crafty Boots - Something Old, Something New
Our Crafty Corner - Always Anything Goes
Where the HeART is - Anything Goes
City Crafter Challenge - Butterfly, my butterfly
Lemon Shortbread Always Anything Goes
Paper Minutes Anything Goes
Retarte - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Add Dimension

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!
{{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting


  1. Your work is just as lovely as I remember it :)

  2. Always pretty - makes my heart happy. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Gorgeous Linda - and I recognize those stamps :-)

  4. wow very nice work!! Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons. Good luck.
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  5. Gorgeous image and card; love he dies you used. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  6. Beautiful. Love that you used two different dies to create this beauty. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  7. Fab card Linda and I love the unusual shape. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  8. So much has gone into this lovely card - great shape, great texture and a lovely butterfly. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter. Marina DT

  9. Gorgeous, thank you of joining in at WTHI, Claire xXx

  10. Lovely design and the subtle colours are so pretty. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  11. So pretty! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  12. Hi, Fabulous project. Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner Good luck. Hope to see you again for our next challenge.
    Erin Challenge Owner

  13. Oh Linda this is just BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Something OLD, Something NEW’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  14. Sorry I am late with my commenting. I really like your creation. Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafting From The Heart.

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli {DT}

  15. Beautiful work Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons. Helen DT

  16. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Stampartpapel Retarte#68
    Alexandra Dt

  17. A gorgeous card; thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  18. Lovely vintage card. Thank you for joining our challenge this time at Lemon Shortbread
    x~KateE~x Lemon Shortbread DT

  19. Linda I totally understand about the only time the house is quiet. My mornings are crazier so the best time is when they are at school but that is when I have to do household stuff as well. It is a tight walk to balance everything. The best time for me is later on at night but by then I am exhausted!! Great job on inking up those older stamps. It's gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at the Sisterhood of Crafters and linking it up to our "Something Old, Something New" challenge.
    Have a great day,

  20. Beautiful card and great design. Thank you for joining us at Where the Heart is. Helen DT


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