Friday 11 May 2012

Not Your Average Retirement Card

I was asked to make a card for someone to give to a lady who's retiring from an upmarket young child's clothes shop.  I know this isn't your usual retirement image but I thought it would be perfect for the recipient.  It's a free digi stamp from Free Vintage Digital Stamps.  If you haven't visited this site before you can do so by clicking here, it's well worth a visit if you like all things vintage.  I printed it out onto white card and added some vintage colour with Antique Linen Distress Ink before colouring the sweet wee girl with Promarkers and adding a hint of sparkle with Glamour Dust.
The papers are all Echo park, the letter stickers came in the same pack.
I've finished with some punched flowers and leaves and a handful of buttons.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges - 
Charisma Cards - #18 - pink and girly
Delightful Challenges - distressing
Sketch 'n' Stash - #87 - sketch - I used new papers I recently won and a new digi stamp along with some old punches
Shopping Our Stash - #51 - 3 or more DPs
The Poodle's Parlour - anything goes


  1. Gorgeous card Wendy I love the vintage image and the layout and design of the card is fab. Caroine xx

  2. Beautiful card love the vintage look. Kaz.x

  3. Magnificent vintage card. It's very successful ! Congratulations !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  4. Hi Wendy,
    Beautiful card,lovely image and details :)
    Have a lovely weekend xx

  5. This is beautiful, love the echo park papers and the image is gorgeous, must pay a visit to that site, Love the vintage look, Beautiful card x

  6. So beautiful the layout hun :o)

    hope you have a lovely weekend sweetie...big hugs Vicky xx

  7. Lovely card Wendy, I have just found this site and there are some really fab images on there. Tinaxx

  8. This is gorgeous Wendy, love the layout and colours...Hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Wendy xx

  9. FABULOUS! Love the image and the way you did the sentiment is just the best! So very pretty!!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping our Stash.

  10. Gorgeous card Wendy - sweet image and fab LO.
    The flowers are so cute too :o)
    Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  11. Sorry I've been missing for a day or two Wendy, it's been one of those weeks where I've got nowhere fast.

    I this your card is absolutely perfect for the recipient you mention and the soft colours give it an almost vintage feel.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    B x

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  13. gorgeous card wendy.really stunning image and i love your colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  14. Very pretty card, lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour challenge, good luck, cheers Sue N x

  15. A fabulous card and just perfect for this recipient too.
    Thanks for joining in with Sketch N Stash.
    Chrissie xx

  16. such a beautiful design,perfect. pam

  17. What a lovely vintage image! I especially love the measuring tape paper border you added, such a perfect accent. Thank-you for sharing with us at The Poodles Parlour!
    {Hugs} Barb, DT

  18. Beautiful vintage card. Lovely colours. Elaine

  19. gorgeous card, love all the embellishments

    Thanks for joining us at SnS


  20. What a lovely retirement card for your friend! A really sweet image with a fab vintage air to it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges for our Distressing Challenge hugs Susan x

  21. A lovely retirement card that I am sure your friend will treasure. Thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz this week and good luck. Carissa

  22. such a wonderful card I'm sure the recipinet will be thrilled to bits so glad you joined us at SnS this week

  23. This looks fab. I love your cute image & lovely papers. I'm sure the lady you made it for will love it! Great take on my sketch too. Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash this week.
    Andie xx

  24. Lovely! The measuring tape in the background is a nice touch!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash !

    Hugs, Alica ;)


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