Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Oldie But A Goodie - Ribbon and Lace

Good morning everyone - hope it is sunny where you are ... we had a lovely day here yesterday :-)  It's time for another Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - thanks so much to everyone who entered our Anything Goes challenge last time - fab projects as always !

This fortnight we have a theme I'm sure you'll love - I definitely didn't need any encouragement to get going with this one! It is

Ribbon and lace

Ooh! my favourites (along with flowers, pearls etc... etc... lol!!)

This fortnight we are sponsored by Poppy's Cabin - do be sure to check the main blog for further details and all the other ladies' gorgeous ribbony and lacy samples :-) And just a reminder ... in order to be eligible for the prize you should link to a new piece of work that features a stamped image (NO digis please) that is at least 6 months old ... that's why we're called An Oldie But A Goodie ;-)

When I got to thinking about my DT card for this challenge I decided to ink up a stamp which is both old in terms of initial release (1996!!) and also old in terms of the physical stamp in my hand ... but it is new to me. My local craft shop sells a few second hand stamps, and I spotted this pre-loved (but very well cared for as there was hardly a mark on it) vintage Penny Black stamp .... and they were asking £2 for it - that's got to be one of the best crafty bargains I've ever had!! I also got some new summery papers by Prima so I couldn't wait to get started ... the final element of inspiration was this week's Sketch Saturday sketch, which had perfect elements to incorporate as ribbon and lace.  I felt this created a really fresh summery feel, especially when I piled on the flowers :-) Here's the result .... I'm actually rather pelased wtih this one for once :-)

I also noticed that there are a number of stitchy challenges around right now ... and as the image itself has a bit of stitching on it I thought I'd get down to a bit of faux stitching as well (I don't do real stitching lol!!) Unfortunately it doesn't show up too well (my pink marker was running out!!) so here's a closeup just to prove it is there (along with the distressed paper edges)  ...

Main image: Penny Black "A Gift of Flowers" (586K) coloured with Promarkers and Copics;
Sentiment: LotV sentiment circles;
Papers: Prima "Sparkling Spring";
Supplies: flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Crafts4U2Do; lace from Crafts4u2Do; ribbons and pearls from my stash;
Tools: pokey tool used to make faux stitching; Tim Holtz distressing tool used to rough up the paper edges.


Simon Says - A Stitch in Time
Totally Gorjuss #88 - Summertime
Pile It On #28 - Favourite Technique
(colouring with Promarkers)
Penny Black Challenge - Favourite Distressing Technique
(distressing paper edges with TH distressing tool)
CES #44 - Recipe: 1 image, 2 ribbons, lace or twine + 3 DP's
Penny Black at Allsorts (July) - Flower Power (2nd entry)
Charisma #27 - All About Flowers
Creative Craft - Pretty Blossoms
Crafty Pad #129 - Lots of Texture
Kaboodle #75 - Use Those Scissors
(my vintage image wasn't a perfect rectangle so I cut it out by hand rather than with a  paper cutter)
Craft your Passion #66 - Just For You
ABC - Y is for Yesterday
Cupcake #150 - Your Favourite Challenge
(wow I could choose so many ... but howzabout 1. Flowers, 11. Vintage, 36. Summer, 61. Going Girly, 69. Flower Power, 103. Lace, 138. Lots of Layers ... all great themes in my opinion :-)  )

Hope you can join in the challenge this fortnight - look forward to seeing your creations.


  1. An adorable card Pauline, just love that image. Super design and layout. Love your papers and embellies. Overall... a winner for me. hugs Sharon

  2. what a lovely image - a great find.. and your card is soo pretty
    Lisa x

  3. Wow!!! What a bagain!!
    Gorgeous card, love the soft vintagey feel hun & ya pink stitching is fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion & CES Challenge this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  4. gorgeous card hunny so much to is so sweet too! :0)

    hugs Samantha,
    and there is candy on my blog too! xx

  5. Another beauty Pauline and just by coincidence been using tnat stamp today as well.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts challenge this month and good luck.

    B x

  6. I love your vintage image and card Pauline and you do the most amazing floral corners!

    Hugs Laurie x

  7. Hi! Such a gorgeous card... and you've chosen some great challenges! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenges! Shelly x

  8. Stunning card as always Pauline - you do this style so well.
    Gorgeous image and such a bargain!
    Have a fabby evening.
    Debs xx

  9. WOW what a fab card - Thanks for joining us over at Creative Craft Challenges, hugs Aly xxx

    I am now a follower, your blog is wonderful, I will be back.
    Please visit me at my blog: http://simply-angelic-crafts.blogspot.com/

  10. So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  11. indeed a stunning and very beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

    DT Kath
    Blog: "Let's Get Scrappy!"
    Addy: http://kmcbhernandez.blogspot.com/

  12. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing your creation with us at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  13. Hi Pauline, this is a very pretty card and has a real vintage feel to it. Just gorgeous! x

  14. This is such a pretty card Pauline. Hugs, Claire x

  15. Really gorgeous Pauline, i love it. Thanks for joining PB@A, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  16. Wow!! This is absolutely stunning! I love the floral papers and the cute image!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


  17. Oh fabulous, beautiful card Pauline and what a bargain too.

  18. A gorgeous make Pauline, it's so summery!

    And what a fabulous bargain!

    Many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts.


  19. Beautiful card. Definitely has a pretty summery feel to it.
    Thanks for joining our 'recipe' challenge at CES this week.
    Caroline xxx

  20. Ths was such a gorgeous card. Love the colours. Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles this week. Hope to see you again next week. Bettina

  21. Such a soft and feminine card....I love it! Thanks so much for playing in THE CRAFTY PAD 'Texture' challenge this week...the best of luck! Hugs, Ali x

  22. Gorgeous card Pauline. Love the sweet image, the lovely colour combo and the beautiful DP.

    Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  23. gorgeous card Pauline, love the colours and pretty stamp choice.Thanks for joining us in this weeks CES Challenge. Good Luck!

  24. Hi Pauline, what a stunning card. The image is so sweet and your papers are gorgeous. Wow, well done on fitting so many of our past challenges in one great card! Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  25. Such a pretty card love it,thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month.
    Louise xx

  26. Beautiful pastel colours on this card creation !!

  27. This is gorgeous Pauline, beautiful colour choices!

    Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny Black @ Allsorts, good luck, welcome again;-))m

  28. This is beautiful Pauline - so pretty & feminine!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  29. Thank you for sharing your project with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and SHow, it is beautifull. Hugs Terry xxx

  30. Gorgeous card. I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges.
    Bev x


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Pauline x