Friday, May 4, 2012

Vintage with Phindy

The challenge this week at Phindy's Place challenge blog is to create a VINTAGE card.

I decided to make a tag but it is added to the front of a card so there is somewhere to write a message.  It is a much different shape and size than I usually do - the tag is 3.5" x 7" and the card is 3" x 6" - but it will fit in a business sized envelope so it won't cost anything extra to mail.

I had a devil of a time taking a photo of it and then when I went to upload it, I discovered that the flap of the little vellum envelope has fallen down and is covering part of the sentiment, which is "Sending Love and Kisses" but taking more photos was not happening.

You don't have to use a Phindy image on your Vintage card but if you do, you can enter it twice, which means more chances to win the wonderful prizes.  If you want to use a Phindy image but don't have any, go directly to her store and pick some up.  There are lots of great images, including some fabulous new ones.

I don't know what the weather is like where you live but where I am, it is just plain weird and has been for months. One day we are wearing warm and fuzzy clothing and the next day, like today, we are wearing shorts.  As a result the barometric pressure is going up and down like a yo-yo and today it is doing a tap dance on my head as I type this.  I sure wish it would just be consistent.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

My Mum's Craft Shop - Embossing
Truly Scrumptious - Distressing and Die Cuts/Punches
Craft Room - Emboss It
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Creative Mondays - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop's Best  - Anything Goes

Image:  Love Letter (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock:  Cream (Recollections), Blue (Provo Craft)
Paper:  My Stash
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments:  Textile Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Antique Linen Distress Inl (Ranger) Pearl Flourishes (Recollections), Deco Fan Edge Punch & Heart Punch (Martha Stewart), Clear Star & Gold Star Gel Pen (Sakura), Chalk (Mungyo), Ribbon (White Rose), Fiber (EK Success)


  1. Gorgoeus creation, I love the little tiny envelope, so sweet...... Oh and the weather here is horrid, rain, rain, rain. Even came back from holiday early cos of it... lol

  2. A brilliant creation hun! Thanks for joining in at PTW! xxx

  3. Cec, I do love this tag you've created , lovely to see so much texture on a tag, thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  4. Great tag/card. Love that embossing folder and the vintage style of your card...Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Embossing challenge..Esther xx

  5. Adorable Cec, I love the vellum envelope (don't be mad at it for not cooperating), your colors and those fibers are fab.
    Hope you feel better, Patti

  6. Hi Cec,
    oh so lovely image!
    Beautiful vintage tag, really gorgeous!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

  7. This is so gorgeous Cec and so perfectly vintage! I just love it!

  8. Fabulous card,love the image,your colours and design are lovely....Thanks for joining in with us at Truly Scrumptious,hope to see you next time....
    Mandy x

  9. beautiful, gorgeous embossing, love the little heart as well, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop this week, hugs, martina

  10. Gorgeous card love the embossing, and the half heart gem swirl is very special. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge. XOXO Zoe

  11. This is great Cec. I love the little envelope and sentiment, such a cool addition. Great idea to make it shaped for a business envie!

  12. This is gorgeous, I love your embossing on the tag, and the little vellum envelope and pearls are a lovely addition. Thanks for sharing your card with us over at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck.

    Maria x

  13. Sweet tag - such a cute image x
    Thanks for playing along at MMCS challenge & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  14. A lovely tag...particularly like the vellum envelope and note. Thank you for playing along with us at the Craft Room "emboss it" challenge this fortnight! Suzanne :)

  15. What a fun tag. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Challenges


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