Saturday, 4 February 2012

No DT - Just for me :)

I thought I would share this card today ............... just because :) 

I dont very often get time to play just for the fun of it, as I am usually trying to work in advance with DT stuff, but I stumbled upon some old vintage photos I bought years ago from Joanna Sheen and couldnt resist just sitting and having a play.  All the papers and card used on this are from my scraps box, as I quite often just like to see what I can make from bits and bobs that I didnt want to throw away. 

I hand-stitched, distressed and painted scraps of K&Co paper, and it all just kind of fell into place itself after that - lol! :)  The chipboard sentiment is also from ancient stash and I just 'ruffed it up' a bit.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Joanna Sheen Challenge - Love is in the Air
Crafts and Me - Brighten up your day
Bling it On - Love is all around
ABC Challenge - I = In Pairs - 2 pins
Truly Scrumptious - Love & Hearts
Do You Stack Up - Anything Goes
Marianne's Design Divas - In with the new - I used my new Ivy Die by Marianne :)

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and have a smashing weekend!


Sara said...

This is pure joy to watch =) Absolutely stunning card!!! I can see you´ve put a lot of love making this, the stitches, paint, die cuts... all so perfect!
Ok ok... I stop staring =D
Have a nive weekend!

ulrike said...

Absolutely stunning! Love this soft pink and these many beautiful details.

Mrs.B said...

Ooh Alison this is gorgeous, I love vintage, and this is so soft and feminine, beautiful.
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

Teresa said...

Wow Alison, this is stunning! I can see such a lot of attention to detail went into this and it looks just amazing, it looks like an heirloom or a beautiful vintage scrapbook page too, love all the distressing and stitching too- Have a fab weekend, Hugs, Teresa x

Heidi said...

This is amazing Alison, love the entire card, but those pins are just precious! Hugs heidi x

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow a beautiful vintage card alison.
lotts of details and embellishments.

greetings karin

Paula (PEP) said...

Glorious combination with the pink & sepia of the photo.Love all your spotty bits & the pins are just terrific She's definitely Pre-Raphaelite & I love your fasteing of that tag plus the little charm & the ehart you've added to it.
Paula (PEP)

laney said...

Absolutely gorgeous Alison such a stunning card!!I love it!!

Annette said...

It's so fab when you can make a card 'just because' !! Love your vintage card Alison, it's so beautiful. Love the stitching. Annette xx

Suzilou said...

Oh wow Alison this is gorgeous. Love the vintage look with the soft colours and pretty flowers. Really like the pins and that beautiful photo xx :)

Tracey T said...

Wow! Just stunning, Alison! Love the way you've used the die cuts with the vintage image. Gorgeous! xx

Suzi said...

A stunning vintage creation Alison, love all the detailing you've used.
Thank you for joining us over at Joanna Sheen's Love is in the air challenge this month. Good luck in the draw.
Suzi DT

Dotty Jo said...

Another little piece of perfection Alison - what a fabulous card, Jo x

Bea und Doreen said...

WOW is amazing.....WOW

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said... should make more time for just you...gorgeous results :)

Abi said...

Heck of a scrap box you got there girl lol! This is beautiful & how wonderful just to create purely for creating's sake! WOW! x

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. This is a really stunning card. Love the soft colours and layout and you have put a lot of detail on this card - amazing. Donna

Ivonne said...

Wow! Simply stunning! What a beautiful card Alison. I love it! Ivonne

WencheP said...

WOW - what can I say! This is absolutely stunning. Love the soft colours, love the image, love the punc you have used - love everything! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Claire said...

I know exactly what you mean hun, it's great to be able to make something just for you! Your card is stunning, love the soft colours and gorgeous image. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Denise and Louise said...

Wow Alison this is stunning. Love the soft pinks and that amazing vintage image is gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.
Denise xx

coops said...

oh wow i could just look at his forever.its equisite alison.totally love your gorgeous details and stiching and beautiful soft colours and image :D

xx coops xx

Wendy said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning Alison, so many gorgeous details, love it.
Wendy xx

catherine said...

This is a gorgeous card Alison and loving the colours. have a nice weekend
x catherine

Deb said...

this is totally stunning Alison, I absolutely love it, the pink, the vintage look and that amazing image!
Have a great weekend, Debxx

Debbie said...

Alison, this is just so soft and pretty, glad you found the old images so that you were able to do this. It truly is just magnificent.


Anonymous said...

Just lovely! Thanks so much for joining in at ABC Challenge
Hugs Julie P

Heidi said...

Wow this is stunning Alison!
Beautiful image:)
Pretty colours and great design.
Thank you for joining us at Vintage utfordringen.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Pauline said...

Wow! What a stunning creation! Love all the pearls, ribbon, pins, and distressing, a vintage beauty!
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

mixamatoasties said...

Wow! Wow! That is stunning. Love it x

~ Ali ~ said...

Very pretty indeed, love it

Ali x

Jocelyn said...

Beautiful soft colours. A real work of art.

Anonymous said...

A stunning piece of work Alison that just oozes your style. Love it!

Lorraine said...

OMG, Alison, this is stunningly gorgeous!!! I love everything about it - the photo, awesome design and all of the embellies/detailing! So beautiful!

Sue said...

Oh WoW! this is exquisite Alison!! I love vintage images and this one is gorgeous! So many scrumptious details in this card - and everything is perfection! I could just sit and admire it all day!! :-))
It's nice to do a card just for fun every now and again !!
Hope you enjoy the rest of the evening!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Min egen hälsoresa said...

This is sooo beautiful! <3
Have a great sunday night!

princesskitten said...

Just beautiful

kitten - DYSU team

MIE(Mieko) said...

A stunning card! I love the soft colours. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges. Hugs Mieko xx

Theresa said...

Oh My Goodness - WOW! I think I'm at a loss for words. This is just beyond stunning. I totally love this. I can't stop staring. Absolutely fabulous Alison.

I know I've said this before, I wish I had 1/2 your talent.


Gunn`s Kort said...

What a beautiful card:)

Artesania said...

Wow ,an eyecatcher!Fabulous,amazing ,wonderful-a dream comes true .Thank you for share this card with us, at Marianne´s Design Divas challenge this month.
Greets Artesania

Mary Jo said...

Amazingly beautiful! Love sepia against pastels! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Diamond Doll said...

WoW! Alison this card is stunning, so much detail.Thankyou for joining us at Crafts and Me this week.
Trish (-:

Anonymous said...

OHHH!!! Totally GORGEOUS!!! Wondeful colors, image and details :)) I LOVE IT!!!
Hugs Lilli xx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous so many beautiful details to feast the eyes on.

crafty amy said...

What a beautiful card :D
Thank you for joining us at Crafts and me and good luck.


Amy xx

Audhild said...

Your card is so beautiful. Thank you for joining us in Creatalicious Challenges this month.

Hugs, Audhild

Mona Eidhammer said...

Hi Alison!

Your card is absolutely amazing! I just love every little bit of detail. For using just scraps, this is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Marianne`s Design Divas. Hugs...Mona

Ella's Design said...

Dreamy card, Alison! Love the vintage style, fab papers and beautiful embellishments! Don't you love it when a card just comes together...if only it happened more often!?! Lisa x

Linda's Dillerier said...

Absolutely gorgous, wonderful details.
Thank you for playing with us at vintage utfordringen.

Teresa said...

Truly stunning card xx

Anonymous said...

this is beautifull

i am a new follower of your stunning blog

welcome to my blog



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