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Thursday, 23 June 2011

Monochromatic Vintage - Do It With Digis DT

Good morning lovely peeps,
Today is my last day of relative peace as tomorrow hubby starts his holiday from work and is off for 18 days, yes 18! Oh lord that's 18 days of complaining every time I get my hoover out, 18 days of sport on TV, 18 days of extra mess, bless his heart lol. It's a ridiculous amount of days off, 7 is lovely I can do 7, after 10 he's really getting under my feet & on my nerves saying he's bored & that's a word I don't do & have never understood there is always far too much to do to get bored, but 18 days for goodness sake he'll be getting on his own nerves by then lol. Please keep your fingers crossed for lovely weather for me, I mean for him so he can jump on his beloved Harley & go off on his long rides which for some strange reason he loves doing & I can hoover to my hearts content lol.

Today is new challenge day at
& this fortnight our challenge is one of my favourites it's

Our lovely Lynne is sponsoring this challenge with a fabulous prize, shame I can't enter & try & win it lol. As always my teamies have some beautiful creations to inspire you, pop over & take a peek.

Now don't run off when you see the piccy, you are on the right blog lol, I have made a second attempt at vintage as I've made this card for my friend Ali's birthday & she loves vintage
Ingredients -
Image - downloaded from a free vintage image blog (sorry I can't remember which one)
Papers - Melissa Francis & Raspberry Road
Flowers - Prima, Kort & Godt & Wild Orchid
Lace - ebay
Charm - Bunny Zoes
Pin & pearls - stash
Tools - Woodware mini butterfly punch, Magnolia Doo Hickey butterfly, MS PATP

The picture below I've added especially for our lovely Dawn as she was concerned about my lack of "trademark sparkle" in the DT blog lol. Blogger wouldn't let me back in there to say "click the piccy Dawn" and this one shows the sparkle quite well so Dawn pop your specs on & click the pic lol.

The fancy corner is from ecrafts and I've again covered it with picket fence crackle paint as I don't like the gold one's I bought so they have all been painted to disguise that garish gold colour rather than throw them away

I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Stampavie & More - butterflies, Hooked On Crafts - anything goes, Simon Says Stamp & Show - metal, Everybody Art - anything goes, Deep Ocean - flowers, Whoopsi Daisy - pile on the flowers, Pile It On - metal, Make It Monday - anything goes, Totally Papercrafts - punches & dies, Sweet Stampin - things with wings, CES - sparkly flowers, Craft Your Days Away - monochrome, Simply Create - wings, Sketch Saturday - fab sketch, Crafts 4 Eternity - embellies beginning with R, Cutie Stampers - flowers

A big thank you to the lovely Jo for letting me know she is having exactly the same blogger problem, it's always good to know you aren't alone as it means it's definitely not my laptop or internet connection, & thanks so much for the suggestions for overcoming it, so far nothing is working but I'll keep trying.
Thanks for stopping by


  1. WOW Mandy this is stunning, wonderful, amazing and absolutely gorgeous.

  2. Stunning Card Mandy! Love the vintage look! Woo x

  3. Hi Mandy
    A stunning and beautiful card,love all of the detail,
    Hugs Dianne xx :)
    ( Before i forget pop over to Delightful Challenges to see who the winner was)

  4. A gorgeous card Mandy. I love the vintage style. I wish I could do it as well.
    Nikki x

  5. Hi Mandy,
    Beautiful card,very pretty :) xx

  6. A beautiful card! The image is gorgeous and I love all the pearls - beautiful! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  7. Wooow Mandy! It is gorgeous and so elegant! Congrats!

  8. AnonymousJune 23, 2011

    your card is a piece of art!! Beautiful!!
    It's so feminine and delicate and soft. Mandy I adore your taste to details! I am in awe!
    clever girl

  9. AnonymousJune 23, 2011

    Gorgeous work! Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. This is simply beautiful

  11. Ooohhhh your card is sooooooo romantic and beautiful.... just STUNNING! It looks so Victorian.... ! I just LOVE it!
    Christine x

  12. Stunning card Mandy, love all the pearls and details. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenge x

  13. Love this Mandy so very pretty! Hugs Rebekah xx PS I don't do bored either and would probably commit murder if I had my hubby about for 18 days lol!

  14. WOW Mandy, this is an altogether amazing card. Your "attempt" at vintage is beautiful and that pearl border .... inspired !!!!

    Will be thinking of you whilst hubby on hols - do understand ! lol

    Hugs, sandra xx

  15. What a stunning card!


  16. Lovely job! Thank you for joining us at C4E
    Michele S

  17. Absolutely gorgeous Mandy!! The image itself is so soft and beautiful. The entire layout is amazing!

  18. Hi hun
    oh this is so pretty, beautiful image, gorgeous embelies & design, luv it, thank you for joining us at CES & Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  19. Gorgeous Mandy! I love the vintage look! Beautiful details, the pearls are gorgeous!
    hugs, Marlies

  20. WOW Mandy this is excellent and I have so enjoyed looking at this wonderful creation the detail, colours, embellishments and image look truly awesome.
    Lorraine x

  21. Wow this vintage card is wonderful.

  22. Breath taking card, such gorgeous elements, love the vintage feel and the romance of it. Hope your nerves hold up with hubby being underfoot !!


  23. WOW Mandy, oh my this is stunning, it is so beautiful.xx

  24. This is stunning Mandy.

  25. Your card is absolutely stunning! I love the feathers, flowers and pins/pearls. Tracey xx

  26. Beautiful card! I love all of the flowers :)

    Thanks for sharing with Simon Says Stamp!


  27. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

  28. What a stunning card. Jeanette

  29. totally awesome vintage and such a pretty and delicate card, great image choice too
    Hugs Kate xx

  30. Very fantastic great card.
    Thanks for playing with us at the Cutie Stampers.
    LG Michelle

  31. Very beautiful work
    her wonderfully done a
    Everything looks beautiful
    and I really like.

  32. Gorgeous creation. Loving all those pearls.Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

  33. Stunning, very beautiful and feminine.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  34. Wow, what a beautiful card Mandy. Love vintage.
    Hugs, Yvon

  35. wooow your Card is a Dream. Wonderful.

    Thanks for joy with Cutie Stampers.

    hugs Jane

  36. Wow and a double wow Mandy. Absolutely adore your gorgeous vintage card. You definitely should do more of these my friend. Annette x

  37. Lovely card, thanks for entering it at SWEET STAMPIN this week

  38. Wow! Wow! Wow! Mandy! How do you do it. You are so inspiring in the world of crafting. I love everything you produce. Thank you for being there to inspire me! I got your e-mail thanks.
    Hugs Hazel xxx

  39. Wow, Mandy, your card is so wonderful, I'm speekless. I love also the fantastic pearls.

  40. C'est une merveille cette carte ! Romantique et majestueuse à souhait j'adore


  41. Hey Hun ... you should definitely do vintage more often - it's absolutely gorgeous and I'm sure your friend will adore it!! simply beautiful xxxxx

  42. oh wow hun this is simply stunning oh really really adore this to bits,hugs cherylxx

  43. Simply stunning! Just love everything about it hun!

    Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  44. wow mandy .this is just so beautiful,perfect vintage feel,i always struggle with vintage have rocked it!!!
    good luck in all the challenges hun
    happy craftin and have a great weekend
    tracey x

  45. Hi Mandy!! I'm loving how feminine this is! What you did with the pearls at the top is stunning!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!! ;)


  46. Wow, wow, wow - absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining us at CES this week, Sheena xx

  47. Oh Mandy Mandy Mandy!!!! Whoa! This is just simply STUNNING! I love your vintage creation, still filled with all the things I love .. your beautiful border, your lovely flowers, you sprinkly glitters .. ahhhh .. divine! :)

    ps .. good luck for good weather so your hubby can go out to ride his Harley! LOL!! I'm right there with you woman .. 18 days is a VERY long time to have hubby at home on a minute by minute basis!!!! LOL!

    Big Hugs,

  48. This card is just totally stunning Mandy. Ali will love it x

    I had to giggle and nod in agreement with your hubbys hols .... mine never wants to hear the hoover either, then gets bored after a few days Lol that's men for ya x

    hugs sally x

  49. Hi Mandy,
    Wow this is gorgeous,stunning,fabulous,beautiful,have you guessed I love this card...Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked on Crafts...I'll e-mail you I've just got my internet back,it left home on Thurs afternoon,so catching up with DT comments..HAve a fab weekend...
    Mandy x

  50. Well after 18 days, I'm not sure my hubby would live to tell the tale (lol!) but good luck with that!!

    Your card is totally beautiful & stunning. Thanks so much for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x

  51. AnonymousJune 25, 2011

    Hi this is a great monochrome card, like it very much.
    The design is wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us at Cutie Stampers.

  52. Simply Beautiful Mandy encharnting
    Hugs Susie xx

  53. Gorgeous work as always Mandy. I just love the flowers and pearls you have used to decorate this card. Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY this week. Hugs:)

  54. wow, this is such a masterpiece of a card!

    wonderful and stunning...GREAT job!!!!!!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

    Danke fürs Mitmachen bei Cutie Stampers.
    Viele Grüße

  56. So stunningly beautiful, love all the detail on it. Hugs Christine x

  57. Wow!! This is fantacy!! Love all the embellishemtns. Excellent!
    Thanks for sharing it. ~darling Ho~SC-DT


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