Monday, May 3, 2010

* long blogpost *

I used my new October Afternoon The Thrift Shop papers to create a "vintage" card. It's my first attempt at creating a vintage card. I am not so happy with the end result, since its not really vintage to me. So I guess I have to keep trying to make it better. Supplies: white cardstock, October Afternoon The Thrift Shop papers, Prima Marketing flowers, Paper Mania pearl brads, Zva Creative bling bling swirl, ribbon, lace, digi stamp from Scrapaddictive, digistamp from Digital 2 4 Tuesday.

And here is my card for this weeks sketch from Card Patterns & the challenge from Dutch Card Lovers. A recipe this time, a round card, stitching & flowers.
And it was a hard challenge for me this round. Creating a round card. I search the whole house for suitable moulds to trace circles to use for my card..... Stitching was also a struggle, I don't have a sewing machine and by hand it was really bad... so I redid and make faux stitches by punching holes and tracing a black line. Of course it isn't the real thing, so I wonder if it's sufficient for the challenge.. I added the text in the heart of the digistamp.
On the photo it isn't visable, it's way too dark, but I used purple & pink on the dot papers of Bo Bunny, but on the photo, the purple almost looks black.

The card is also for the following challenges:

Meljens: challenge 5 shapes

Sentimental sundays: challenge 2 for someone special

Cupcake craft challenges: challenge 88 don't be square

Creative Cottage Challenge: Challenge 8 Circles

Allsorts Challenges: Challenge 50 animals

Craft Challenge: Challenge 48 Shaped card

Tiddly Inks: Challenge 2 Mothersday

Fun with Shapes: Mothersday

Lilly Boo Too: May challenge Shapes

Quixotic Paperie: Challenge 23 Distressing

Supplies: white cardstock, purple & pink on the dot cardstock Bo Bunny, Bo Bunny Jazmyne papers, Zva Creative bling bling swirl, scalloped scissors, Martha Stewart doily lace punch, McGill punch, EK succes punch, jewel flower, digi stamp Cuddly Buddly
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  1. awwww miranda that is a very cute circle card hunny and i love the cuddly buddly bear. Thank you for popping over and joining in with the fun over on Lily-boo too xx

  2. Hi Miranda,

    very cute. Great colors. Love the details. Thanks for joining us at Shapes and more.

    Hugs Nadell

  3. Een struggle of niet, deze kaart is wel heel erg mooi geworden! Prachtige papier combinatie Miranda!

    Groetjes Ellen

  4. What wonderful cards! Love all the bling and the flowers you added.

  5. So beautiful cards!
    Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns)

  6. Beautiful cards - loving the swirls.
    Thanks for joining us at the Creative cottage this week
    ((hugs)) Suzie xx

  7. Gorgeous Circle card and I love the colour scheme you have used.
    Thank you so much for joining us this month at LB2.
    Max x

  8. These are both wonderful! The sentiments on these cards just add something special - love them! Thank you for playing along at Sentimental Sundays :)
    - Ann

  9. Really sweeet and love the color. thanks for playing at Lily boo's

  10. Both of these cards are beautiful, sweetie... My favorite is the second one with the beautiful pink and brown coloring... Unfortunately they don't meet all the requirements for the Tiddly Inks Challenge. The goal for this week is to make a Mother's Day card, but it's to make one using a Tiddly Inks image.

    I do hope to see you again next week for our Tiddly Inks Challenge.

  11. Wow Miranda!
    What gorgeous cards you've created!! Absolutely stunning!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Cottage!
    Love Becky xx

  12. Love the pinks and purples and that teddy is so cute.Thank for joining us at LB2 this month.
    Karen x x x

  13. Ik vind je kaartje erg mooi geworden Miranda, ook al heeft het je wat moeite gekost!
    De papierlijn die je hebt gebruikt is echt schitterend.
    Bedankt voor het meedoen met DCL.


  14. Wat een mooie moederdag kaart. De kleuren die je hebt gebruikt zijn gweoon schitterend! Bedankt voor het meedoen met Lily-Boo 2.
    Groetjes Tineke

  15. Loving your work Miranda! Your round card is fab but I like your vintage too, (even though it's not eligible for our challenge!)
    Thank you so much for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

  16. What a beautiful card. I love the colors and the adorable teddy bear. Glad you joined us at LB2 this month.

  17. What a beautiful, shaped card! Thank you for joining us for the Meljen’s Designs challenge. We hope you will join us again.

  18. bedankt voor het meedoen met dcl mooiekaart

  19. Hele mooie kaart geworden

    Bedankt voor het meedoen met dcl

    liefs miriam

  20. Great shape, wonderful mix of paper,image and colour - thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. this week! Cheers Claire x

  21. Gorgeous round card. I love your sweet little image. Thanks for joining the meljen's team in this weeks shaped card challenge. PS. I love your vintage card too-and it definitely has that vintage look to me. Hugs, Mel

  22. Beauties! I just love your round card! So pretty!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs!! Good Luck on the challenge!
    ♥Dee (Spryte)♥

  23. Great shaped card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  24. Your cards are totally fabulous! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!

  25. Fabulous card love the image and the colouring is great...x

    Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs Kirsten...x

  26. hi miranda
    beautiful cards
    thanks for joining us at FWSM
    xoxo BA

  27. Wat een schitterende kaarten heb je gemaakt, geweldig, ik weet niet welke ik nu het leukste vindt.:) Helemaal toppie!
    Bedankt voor het meedoen met de DCL.

    Groetjes Rosalien

  28. Lovely cards and such pretty papers that you've used too!

  29. ooh I love these! Thanks for joining us at LB2 :)

  30. Love your circlecard Miranda. The colours are gorgeous and the little bear is adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at LB2 this month

  31. Gorgeous circle card!! Love that sweet image.
    Thanks for playing with us over at LBT!

  32. wonderful cards, thanks so much for joining us at LB2