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Saturday, February 22, 2014

MY FIRST PROPER VINTAGE CARD



Hello Everyone.... Saturday afternoon and it is Art Deco Weekend here in Napier New Zealand..

All the lovelies are parading around in fur stoles..gorgeous dresses and posh hats and the blokes look mighty dapper too....their Vintage cars are polished within an inch of their life..and the old steam train is running the tracks blowing his whistle and letting off steam and over head the old planes are swooping and looping...and I'm sitting inside out of the sun doing nothing..my day off and will spend it just how I need to...lol..not the whole day as I still go out and do my personal cares but it's a relaxing time in between..

Onto my card for today...and must admit I'm so very proud of this one....have attempted many times to make a vintage card and was just never happy with them..but today..wel..I'm a happy camper..



I found this gorgeous image in my files and sorry cannot remember where she came from but probably the Graphic Fairy..

I used fabulous Prima Papers -En Francis Collection...new they would come in handy one day..



Vintage lace from 'My Lady' and a strip of tatting too...flowers from WOC...Cameo from my win from Susan's Candy [a long long time ago..]...Kaisercraft doily nestled behind spellbinders cirlce die and  pearls added around the edge....

All the edges have been distressed and inked..the sentiment tickets I made myself on the pc and cut and inked them..



The beautiful chipboard butterfly I found in Australia last year at the craft show..

WOC metal corner embellie was pressed into versamark embossing ink and then cover with embossing powder and the lonely blue flower is purple in real life.



A close up of the Cameo and sentiment tickets...but I felt it needed something else...soooo...



I added pearls around the Cameo for a frame..

What a shame the rose has changed colour..looks so lovely on my dresser with the purple...



A close up of the beautiful Lady...

Thanks so very much for stopping by and letting me waft on..lol..

Hope your weekend is going great...

Going to enter into these challenges..

Bearly Mine  [Vintage/romance

City Crafter Challenge  [flowers and Lace

Crafting from the Heart  [anything goes/use flowers

Simon says stamp    [A Cameo appearance]   



See you Monday..

luv CHRISSYxx











45 comments:

cheryl Baker said...

Oh hun this is stunning love that image and the papers the whole layout is amazing no wonder you are chuffed with it beautiful hun really love this to bits hugs cheryl xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Chrissy wow you have aced this one! Brilliantly embellished and what a gorgeous picture. Hope you have had a lovely relaxing day but I guess it's almost over now just as ours is starting! Hugs Susan x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab image and colours.xxx

Sue said...

WOW! I am not surprised you are pleased with this Chrissy, it's stunning! I love the vintage image, gorgeous colours and full of beautiful detailing too.
I hope you have had a good day.
hugs Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

Oh how I love vintage and this is just gorgeous. Beautiful added beauties, papers, just like the 'works burger' love it my friend.xx

aussie aNNie said...

Forgot to mention thanks Heaps for joining in our Vintage challenge at Bearly Mine, and whooo hoooo good luck .xxx

Céline said...

a fabulous creation on your first vintage!!!
hugs
céline

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous vintage card Chrissy. The image looks fab and I love all the pretty details
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

Fabulous vintage card Chrissy!! Sounds like I am in good company for I too struggle with this genre, you, on the other hand, appear to have mastered it!! xx

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

fabulous card hun loving the design and all of the flowers - thanks for playing along at CFTH and very good luck x

Selma said...

What a fabulous card. I love all the details. Gorgeous.

butterfly said...

Glorious vintage work, Chrissy - you completely nailed that! Fabulous lacy femininity, and the flowers are so pretty - as is your lovely lady.

Have also just googled for images of Napier's Art Deco weekend - wow!! Talk about inspiration...
Alison xx

Dan said...

Lovely card, the main image is great and you added so much detail and texture that rewards repeat viewings. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

soapHOUSEmama said...

Beyond gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)

Lisa M said...

What is so much fun is seeing how you had the cameo first and then seeing the change and WOW..that was the perfect addition to really make it pop! Your first personally acceptable LOL vintage card is sensational Chrissy and definitely meets all the criteria to call itself that. You honestly do have a flair for the shabby chic and I hope I see more from you! Gorgeous card and thank you for sharing it with us. So glad you get some YOU time!
hugs,
Lisa x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, your creation is just stunning, big hugs love Pops x x x

Carol S. said...

This is stunning! You should be very proud of this vintage work of art. Love it! It is so annoying when the camera changes the colours of things! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sylvia Meppen-Rentenaar said...

This is a stunning vintage card, you did very well, and you should indeed be very proud at it! Thank you for sharing at Bearly Mine Challenge. We wish you good luck and hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

Mary J said...

Amazing texture and details, Chrissy - a beautiful card!

Sue said...

A stunning card Chrissy,love what you have created,hugs Sue xx

Pia S said...

This card has all the features for a vintage design. The distressed edges, the lace, the color palette, they're all fabulous details and the image shows a real beauty! Well done, Chrissy!

Debbie said...

Wow Chrissy I am in awe..... What a beautiful, elegant card.It is stunning.Great job dearie.Hugs x

Kandy's Krafts said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at CFTH Challenge. Good luck.

Whisper said...

Absolutely devine and classy, Luv Sam x

Alisonscraftybitzandbobs.blogspot.com said...

Oh Wow Chrissy for your first vintage card you have certainly made one with the wow factor stunningly beautiful. Love Alison xx

coops said...

oh wow this is fabulous chrissy.stunning pretty details and i love your vintage image and colours ;D

xx coops xx

Tammy said...

Wow, wow, wow! You should do vintage more often, its gorgeous!

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... Chrissy, this is such gorgeous creation! I love all the beautiful details and embellishments you've added. The vintage image is awesome! :)

Mary J said...

I am so rubbish at vintage so I'm so impressed with your gorgeous version! Gorgeous texture and details - a real stunner!

pinky said...

Oh wow Chrissy you have aced this card. Its truly gorgeous and amazing. So beautifully embellished and finished off perfectly!

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwwww, oh Chrissy this is totally, absolutely amazing, I love every inch of this awesome creation, the detail, the embellishments and image are truly stupendous.
hugs
lorraine x

heidy said...

Oh Chrissy this is such an elegant card,so pretty!!
XXX Heidy

gobeagirl said...

Hi Chrissy. I think this card is just GORGEOUS! You truly did a fantastic job on it,and I just love how all the elements you put together make your card look just as fancy as her dress. Sounds like such a great day there with all the people looking their best and driving old cars while the train wistle blows. I can just imagine it. Oh how I would so enjoy that. :0) I just think that would be a wonderful way to spend a day. Hope you are well my friend. I miss blogging and I am so hoping our lives get back to normal soon. Hugs for you and Harry. Lisa

Jenée said...

Oh, oh, oh! This card leaves me speechless with its stunning beauty (and you know it isn't often I'm speechless). For your first ever "official" vintage card, you've knocked it entirely out of the park and beyond! Just gorgeous, girl!

Marjorie said...

Wow!! This is just stunning Chrissy.. I love vintage, can't do it very well myself.. but you have really nailed this one hun!!.. it's just so beautiful.. now if I were you, I wouldn't want to part with this one lol!! Just Stunning!!
Hugs,
Marjorie x

Anna Rogalska said...

So pretty!!! Lovely!Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Sid said...

Lovely card, loads going on there !!

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

Amazing job!! I can see why you are so happy with this card!!
I couldn't do vintage if you paid me millions -- so the fact that you can adapt to diff styles shows your talent!!

Hugs!

Ros Crawford said...

You ought to be happy ... this is lovely! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

chrissy xx said...

WoW! This is some card Chrissy!
LOving your Vintage. So many things to look at..A FABulous design and I LOve all your embellishments.
Chrissyxx
LOve the sound of the Art Deco Weekend..Not that I would have wanted to join in, but, would have loved to watch.

Charlene said...

Great card!!! Thanks for playing this week at CCCB :-)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fab card !! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Blueboreale (Aurore) said...

Très belle carte !
Merci pour ta participation au challenge de crafting from the heart
Bises

verybellemakes said...

Beautifully laid out card! Thank you for joining the Crafting From The Heart Challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

Victoria DT

Manderly said...

wow Chrissy, you should be very proud of yourself with this Vintage make of yours! Chuffed, yes!!!! Very very beautiful from the papers to the pearls! You did it! Quite splendid! I hope you enjoyed making this and hope to see more from you, you have the talent that is for sure! hugs xxxooo