22 July 2010

Vintage? Wot Me?

Well this week has flown by, still no news as to wether Danni has got a place in the local High School, we attended the appeal (tuesday) & they get back to you in 5 days....thats all very good if the schools are open, but they close today, so I just really hope they let her in, because come September she will miss out on school, as will Katie (whos got a placement there) because I can't send one of them to one school & the other to another school.....as I wrote this yesterday we hadn't heard but got a fone call this morning saying Danni has a place & starts after the hols...phew!!! was starting to thinkwe might have to move house again, because the next nearest school is nearly 2 miles away & there are no buses, so it such a weight lifted. Can really enjoy having my girlies at home for the hols now....
Anyways onto todays DT card for Moving Along With The Times, this week we have a sketch by Brenda & a theme of pastel, vintage. Well I really, really struggled with this card, it took me soooooooooooo far out of my comfort zone, it was scary......


Well after much making & taking apart, swearing, stropping, shouting very nearly crying lol! heres my card...

I thought I would adapt the sketch to an easel card as I love making these, &
this card is going to be just perfect for Niges auntie....

Thought I would show you a close up of the easel bit...
And a close up of the bottom panel.

Challenges I Am Entering
Cook It Up With Katie- buttons, blue & bows (on the neck of her dress)
crafty cardmakers- easel card

Stuff I Used
Image Kanban Olivia Sage
DP Kanban Vintage Floral Swirl
Black & blue papers, ribbon, gems & buttons my stash
Gems coloured with true blue Promarkers
Flowers cut on my Slice 'Basic Elements' card
Flourishes cut on my Slice 'Think Pink' card
Sentiment 'Life Is Beautiful' a stall in the NEC can't remember

Our sponsor this week is Lilac lemon designs

"Lilac Lemon Designs is a relatively new company to the market, opening it's checkout in September 2009. Our stamps are unique and hopefully appealing to all ages. Most of our stamps are made from high quality red rubber but we do have a new line of clear stamps which work beautifully with Nestabilities as well as on their own."

The winner will recieve two stamps of their choice as long as they are in stock..

I have tried to remember the last time I made a card without a digi or stamped image & I really can't remember....I think it must be my addictin to my Promarkers or old age either way, I think I'm gonna have to sort out my discs & start using them again before Nige finds them & wonders why there is 6" of dust on top lololololol huge hugs & thanks for stopping by....don't forget to pop by the main blog & see the other girls DT cards xx 


19 comments:

Lynne said...

This is absolutely beautiful!! I sure the recipient will be thrilled. I love your flowers and swirls - just gorgeous :o) thanks for joining us at cookin up with katie xx Lynne xx

Brenda Brown said...

You did it Shell, you made one amazing card that fits the challenge perfectly. It is elegant, stylish and very pleasing to the eye. I am so glad you took yourself out of your comfort zone and persevered otherwise we wouldn't have seen this fabulous creation. Thankyou.
Luv B xxx

Lisa Jane said...

Great work Shell.. we all scratched our heads this week lol - but you have come up with a stunner
Lisa ;)

Karen Lee said...

Awesome cards as always!!

The postage is outrageous Shell!! Its about $43.00 to send. I think thats way to much! I'm not happy with the $10.70 just to mail within the US. Let me know what you want to do.

xoxo Karen Lee

Jack said...

Beautiful card. Definitely worth the strop! And glad you finally got good news about your daughter. xx

Jack said...

Beautiful card. Definitely worth the strop! And glad you finally got good news about your daughter. xx

coops said...

gorgeous card shell, the image is beautiful and i love the flowers.
xx coops xx

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card and image! I love the colors and the flowers!! Thanks for joining us at Cooking It Up With Katie!

Alison said...

Beautiful card an image Shell love the colour

Alison xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, well worth all the stress lol.
thanks for Cooking it up with Katie
Claire xx

Chrissie said...

What a fabulous card! That is one terrific image.
Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!
Chrissie

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Just beautiful Shell, love the colours and how elegant your lady is, hugs Heidi xx

Chris said...

what a gorgeous image and terrific card. thanks for joinging us at Cooking It Up With Katie.

Carolina said...

Very lovely card, Beautiful image and flowers.
Thank you for cooking it up with Katie

My'scardcorner said...

Beautiful just love easel cards. Good news that your daughters can go to the same school
Myrax

Penny said...

Very elegant, thanks for cooking it up with Katie!

Lin said...

Shell this is really elegant and you can't beat Kanban for quality. I am sure your Auntie will adore it.

Thanks for joining us in our first Spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin

PS Congrats on your Daughter getting into the school of her choice

Irena said...

Adorable card, great image, lovely details.

Louise Emma said...

Awww that is just classy Shell, love the desighn layout xxxx