Friday 24 October 2014

A bit of vintage...

Well autumn is definitely closing in - no going down to the allotment after work for me anymore!! However, the temperatures are still lovely, so maybe the frosts will hold off long enough for me to rescue my crops lol.

Anyway, todays crafting was another ATC collection. I am nearly at the number I need to send the background cards for the exchange. This is a Vintage Flowers collection. A Tim Holtz border die was used to cut strips from a lincoln linen patterned paper. The vintage floral designs were in an ATC kit I got at a craft fair. All three of these ATC's follow the sketch (below #45) from Sketch and Stash
 and also the BINGO challenge from Craft your passion (using flowers, gems and die-cuts).

ATC #1
 A cream base card was used for this ATC. The florish border strip was used along the bottom of the card, with a peak from a separate strip for the corner decoration. A strip of lace was layered with a papermania Lincoln Linen ribbon. The image was layered over these strips and round diamantes added as shown. A 'With Love' sentiment finishes the card.
Entered into the following challenges:
aud sentiments #118 two or three word sentiment
crafting by designs Anything Goes
crafty little fairies - one designer paper

ATC #2
The second card base was a silver with glitter spots. Again a peak from a die-cut strip was used as the corner decoration, but this time the bottom strip was done with a very soft lace. The side strip was made by layering a thin bronze ribbon over a jagged border strip. A butterfly with roses image was chosen for the main focus of the card, and again the diamantes were added - but slightly smaller this time.
Entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says, Monday - Anything Goes
Country View - Sparkle and shine

ATC #3
This final ATC for the collection used a base card that was sent to me by a lady in my ATC exchange group. This time I used a gold peel-off for the border flourish, and a large diamante to embellish it. The flourish border strip was again used for the bottom, but this time pointing upwards. The vertical strip was made by layering a thin metallic green ribbon over red gingham ribbon. A sentiment panel was used for the main image, and purple gems added along the strip. (Oh and my cat wanted to get in on the action too lol).
Entered into the following challenges:
abc challenge - V for Vibrant
love to create #138 Fall colours
CCM&M #125 It's only words

Thank you for taking the time to look at my creations. Please feel free to check out my themed groups on facebook - monthly themes for crafting - and - Crafting Techniques.

Hugz Tinz


  1. Wow! You have been very busy. These are all adorable.

  2. Great variations on a theme and such pretty papers too.
    Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash.
    Chrissie xx

  3. What lovely ATC's, this is something I should do more often - I love how you've managed to make everything fit together in miniature. Thank you so much for joining in with us at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

  4. Such pretty cards.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

  5. Super set of ATCs - love the vintage feel to them! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Stash, good luck! Juliexx

  6. All your ATC's are lovely! Thanks for joining us at CYP for our BINGO challenge. Hugsxx

  7. Very Pretty! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create: Anything Goes/Fall Colors! We hope you'll come back and play with us again soon!

    Many Blessings,
    LTC DT

  8. Wow! It was so fun to see your various interpretations with three different ATC's! They all have your artistic stamp, yet it was fun to see how uniquely each one turned out. Great use of lace and ribbon, which adds such fabulous texture. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  9. Great ATC cards. I use to make them and loved the look and what you could do to such a small area. Your cards are wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

  10. So lovely. Thanks for joining in our 2 or 3 word sentiment challenge at Aud Sentiments
    Good Luck,
    Julie T


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