Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Old Crock!



Good morning - hope everyone reading this has had a Happy Easter! I am on holiday from work this week ... but alas very little time for cardmaking and/or blogging as i am taking the opportunity to catch up on various jobs and support my husband in decorating and refurbishing our study. It also means that the normal desktop computer is disconnected so I am doing my best with the laptop ... working out how to load a photo was a bit of a challenge this morning lol!!

Anyhow, regardless of the fact that I haven't even managed to make my DT cards over the past week I needed to make this one, as it is for my best friend's husband who will be 50 this week. Fancy calling him an old crock, I hear you say ..... in fact that is the name of the stamp I've used!!

It is only the second time I've ever used this stamp, and I love the way you can decoupage it so it seems to "drive off the page" .... the other time I used it was for my dad's 80th birthday card, which was actually the first card I ever posted to this blog .... here :-)

I made this card to fit with this week's Simon Says Challenge which is it's so distressing ... I don't know if he will find the prospect of being 50 distressing lol, but I thought the general aged and vintage feel was kinda appropriate!! I edged my papers and image with Tim Holtz distress ink in "Antique linen", deckle edged my papers, and also used papers that had a distressed look about them to start with.

I would also like to enter this card for the following other challenges:

A Spoon Full of Sugar #98 - One for the Boys
Sweet Stampin' Challenge #20- It's a Man's World
Crafty Ann's #11 - For Someone Special
Simple Doodles #14 - Add Some Layers
Pollycraft #38 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #61 - Anything Goes
Meljen's Designs #1 - Anything Goes
For Fun - Anything Goes
Just Add Ink #11 - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time #7 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Open Theme


Recipe:
Main image: Butterfly Kisses "Old Crock", heat embossed, coloured wtih Twinkling H2O's and USArt Quest pearlescent paint, edges distressed wtih Tim Holtz distress ink, and Glossy Accents used on car windscreen and headlights;
Sentiment: See-D;
Papers and vellum postcard: K&Co;
Supplies: vinage style brads from stash;
Tools: Cuttlebug "Hippie Chick" alphabet used for numbering; Fiskars papercutter deckle blade.

Just off now to get on with some more jobs ... hope to get a little more cardmaking in some time this week :-)

31 comments:

  1. Super card Pauline, I really love that stamp!

    Keryn x

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  2. Wow this is fantastic Pauline i love the vintage image and how you have decoupaged it it looks fab.

    Hope you have had a great Easter.

    Paula xxxx

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  3. This is brilliant Pauline and your friend's husband will love it! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

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  4. Great colours! Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

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  5. Had to show my hubby this card! He has a passion for old cars and says he knows there are tons out there in old barns and in fields just waiting to be discovered. He and I love your card! Love how you added age by slipping that postcard behind it. Great idea!

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  6. Hi hun. Great card, what a fab image. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT. I hope you'll come back and check out our winners and our next challenge on Sunday.
    Sam x

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  7. Im so glad you decided to share this awesome card with us at For Fun Challenges this week.

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  8. Fabulous card love the layout and colours, Thanks for joining us at OSAAT hope to see you again soon
    Sarah xx

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  9. A gorgeous card Pauline!
    I love the way you've coloured and decoupaged so beautifully.
    Thanks for joining in with Crafty Ann's challenge.

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  10. Loooovely card Pauline! Gorgeous decoupage on the vintage car really stands out, I'm sure it'll be well received. Fab!

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  11. Terrific card auline. I love how you've decoupaged the car and the papers/layout are fab.
    Thank you for joining in Crafty Ann's challenge.
    Beryl xx

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  12. Wow, fantastic card! The image and the papers are beautiful!:)

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!

    Hugs, Tímea

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  13. fab card Pauline, love the dimension! thanks for joining us at pollycraft. Joey.x

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  14. What a beautiful, detailed card. I love how you've decoupaged the car, it is a really lovely card. Thanks for playing at Sweet Stampin. x

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  15. This is such a SUPER FAB COOl card! I love the layers and the details! And so MANLY! LOVE IT! Thank you for joining us for this weeks "Sweet Stampin" challenge! I look forward to seeing more of your incredibly gorgeous crafty works in the future!
    HUGS
    Rach ~ Queen La Rubba
    If you haven't yet, I invite you to hop on over and entering my candy give away!!

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  16. Wow that's a stunning piece of work! I love the layering of the car! Thanks so much for joining us at the Pollycraft Monday Challenge!

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  17. Fab decoupage Pauline! As you said the image lends itself so well to this. Great card.
    Good luck with the decorating!
    Kaz xx

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  18. gorjus card hun love that image,thanks for joining us over at OSAAT hugs cheryl xxx great decoupage tooxx

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  19. Super card Pauline, love the layers. Thank you for joining us here at OSAAT's anything goes Challenge. hope to see you again next week too!
    (Lyn)

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  20. stunning.. you did work of art!! great job!

    Thank you for joining the first MELJEN'S DESIGN challenge. Good Luck!

    Hugs x

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  21. WOW!!! i love that stamp and how you added all the layers :) thanks for joining us on simple doodles and crafty creations

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  22. WOW!!!!YOU DID AN AWESOME JOB....KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK....GOOD LUCK
    ON WINNING....
    Thankyou for joining us here at
    OSAAT.
    I HAVE BECOME A FOLLOWER AND WOULD LOVE FOR YOU
    TO FOLLOW ME TOO AT COWGIRL UP STAMPS
    BIG Hugs CJ

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  23. Thanks for joining our anything goes Challenge at One Stitch At A Time This week, with this Super Project, I hope your Lucky and hope you return on Sunday Good Luck


    Liz DT
    X

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  24. Oh this is one great card Pauline I love the decoupage and the colours thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ann's
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  25. fabulous Pauline!! love the layers!
    Blessings, Maria

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  26. Stunning! Love your image and all the layers. Thank you for joining us at Meljen's Designs Thursday Challenge - hope to see you again next week!

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  27. Wonderful card! I love the layers!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs!!
    Dee (Spryte)

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  28. Pauline, I can tell you been crafting awhile..I love everything about this card, it's simply gorgeous...thank you so much for entering our challenge at OSAAT..hope to see you again
    next week..good luck !!!

    stitchy xx

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  29. Love the card Pauline, I like the decoupage of the carx

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  30. Fab creation, and thanks for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT. Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see who won and find out all about our next challenge :)
    Good luck!

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  31. great job, thanks so much for playing along with the SD challenge.
    Trish

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x