Saturday, August 25, 2012

A Vintage Moment

     I've been into doing CAS cards for a couple of weeks now and I've almost forgotten what it feels like to add on an entire bouquet's worth of flowers to a card!  But the challenge at Digi Haven this week is "Days Gone By" and they'd like us to do something Vintage so I scoured around and found this gorgeous digital freebie over at Graphics Fairy (click here for the freebie).  Remember that one of the things you must do for the Digi Haven challenge is to find and use a freebie which will be available throughout the week of the challenge.  This one is permanently available.  Oh, yes, -- they are also having a DT call and I am soooo tempted to apply because I just love the whole idea of using freebies found on the web to enter the challenges.  We'll see.  It isn't like I'm not already serving on enough design teams.  :-D  OK, here's the card:

Sketch from Digital Tuesday.

     The image was already colored so I fussy cut it and layered it onto the pea soup dp, then layered that onto a lacy square doily, die cut from pale lavender dp.  Don't ask me who made either of the dps -- they were just scraps left on my table which needed to be used.

     All the flowers are roses from Prima and the leaves have been punched from a sheet of sparkly foam.  Sounds weird, I know, but it looks really great IRL, and not bad in the photo, either.  Finally, instead of pearls or gemstones which would have worked well with vintage, I thought the purple ribbon with the little gold stripe was the perfect thing so I tied a tiny bow for the doily corner.  No sentiment because I haven't decided how this card will be used.

A&T Emerald Faeries -- Punches/dies
Can You Digi It? -- Purple, please
Cheery Lynn -- Use doilies
Eureka Stamps -- Anything goes
LEJ Designs -- Vintage
Lollipop Crafts -- Anything goes
Shopping Our Stash -- Use any sketch, old or current
The Cutie Pie -- Borders and frames

     So, half your weekend is gone.  I hope you've been using it for fun and enjoyable activities.  No point in stressing on your days off.  :-D  Thanks for the visit, and I'll have another post tomorrow, then start the week with DT cards and new challenges for you.  Hugs and Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Bernardine Cuttino said...

Beautiful NC, fabulous colors and design. No worries about DT Call, I just threw my hat in. I am sure there will be alot of peeps answering the call. Hugs, sistah

shulsart said...

Beautiful card but to enter our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs you must use one of our dies. Perhaps we will see you again.

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is so yummy gorgeous, NanaConnie.

jimlynn said...

Connie, this is so beautiful! I love the color and those flowers are gorgeous! A beautiful, beautiful card!

jimlynn said...

Oops - again.......Glad you joined us at Shopping Our Stash too!!

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful Connie, love the doily and the fabulous flowers you used to embellish the card. The image is gorgeous.

Manderly said...

Hi Nana!
Beautiful creation. Your foam leaves turned out fantastic! Love how you grouped your flowers. Very well done! Thank you much for entering A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge!

Dana said...

I like the layering. Thanks for playing at Digi Haven.

Kim said...

One Word - Gorgeous!!!

Crea-Sandra said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous, and a great digi find!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven!
Hugs xx Sandra

Jac’s Playground said...

Beautiful love the purples and wonderful flowers, thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faeries Challenge this fortnight.

Unknown said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps this week.

Jeannie said...

Gorgeous flowers and a fabulous vintage card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Haven.

Peace & Luv,

Glimpses of My Heart said...

What a great card and what a great image you found! Love how you used the sketch. Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash this week.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Beautiful, love those gorgeous deep colours. Thank you for joining in with the LEJ Designs challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Sandy Trefger said...

Beautiful vintage Card! I love the doily. It just seems to make it. And beautiful digi too! Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven this week!
sandy's crafty creations

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful flower! Such a great vintage look and such amazing details. Thanks for joining us at Can You Digi It?!

Patricia St Martin said...

Love your colors and how you framed your stunning flowers in all the flowers are beautiful.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Congratulations on winning at Digital Tuesday, NanaConnie. :)
Blessing hugs,

Jules said...

Gorgeous use of the flowers and punches/dies. Thank you for joining us at A & T Digital Designs (EFG). Good Luck xoxoxo

Denise@DigiHaven said...

Congratulations Nana Connie, you've made top 3 again at Digi Haven! Thank you for playing along with us for this challenge. It's always so nice to see what creations you come up with using free digi images! ♥ Denise