Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Today is my first challenge project for Frilly & Funkie as part of the frilly side of the Design Team.  The challenge for the next two weeks is called Summertime and we want you to create something vintage or shabby chic that reminds you of summer.  You can incorporate a scene, the beach, sunshine, bright colours or FUN. 

Summer always makes me think of flowers and usually bright colours are the norm but summer also reminds me of fresh air and for this project I thought pastel colours fit the bill.

I used some card stock from Bazzill for my card blank and then  found some lovely pale purple paper for my background online at Far Far Hill, which was inked with some Milled Lavender DI.  The next layer is embossed with the Sheet Music Tim Holtz Texture Fades and then inked with Milled Lavender DI.  The tag is a freebie from Astrid Maclean topped with a filigree piece that has been painted white with a pearl sticker added to it.

All of the flowers have been created by cutting crinoline on my Cuttlebug with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die - one was dyed with Wild Honey DI, one with Milled Lavender DI and the white one just had the edges inked with the Milled Lavender DI.  For the centres, I added a little rose from my stash to one flower and two lovely floral buttons from The Funkie Junkie to the other two.

Over the lace I added some white satin ribbon that I ruffled with my sewing machine and then topped with a narrow green satin ribbon from my stash and some pearl stickers.  The butterfly was made from vellum with a Martha Stewart punch and then I hand cut a solid butterfly and inked it with the Milled Lavender DI.  The two butterflies were joined together and some pearl stickers were added to the front.

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

"C" is for Challenge - Flowers
Cuttlebug Mania  - Make Your Own Flowers

These supplies are from The Funkie Junkie Boutique where you will always find prices at least 20% lower than the manufacturer's suggested price.


  1. This is really beautiful Cec. I bet Astrid will be thrilled to see how you have used her tag on your card, and I adore those soft pastel flowers with the pearls, ribbon and lace. A great make for this challenge. Hugs, Jenny x

  2. Dear Cec, I just love how you arranged this vintage card, it's so romantic and delicate! Love this ribbon with lace. I would like to thank you that you entered my new challenge blog 'C... is for Challenge'. Thank you for your trust and I wish you good luck in the draw!
    Hugs from Poland,
    Anna xxx

  3. Beautiful card Cec, such lovely colours and the vintage image is gorgeous. Sue C x

  4. Wow what a gorgeous card!! It is very beautiful!!!

    Thank you so much for joining us this week at Cuttlebug Mania!

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs

  5. So sweetly shabby, Cec! Love the soft colors and your crinoline flowers are terrific with their pretty floral button centers. Astrid's vintage image is so perfect here. Super piece for your first challenge with us at Frilly and Funkie!


  6. Beautiful vintage card. The flowers are gorgeous using fabric. Thank you for joining in with us at Cuttlebug Mania this week. x


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