Friday 24 August 2012

Fussy and Fancy DT Card

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Fussy and Fancy, this time our theme is "Back to School".  The schools in Inverness have already been back a fortnight, it'll be the October holidays before we know it!
I've gone a bit left field with my card, choosing to steer away from bright colours and cartoon style kids, opting for a vintage feel instead .  I've had this lovely image stored on my computer for a while now, waiting for the right project to come along, so I was delighted to print her off and play with her.  The image is from Free Vintage Digital Stamps and has been coloured with Promarkers, including some of the new Autumn limited edition ones.  I then went in with Old Paper and Antique Linen Distress Ink to add some age to my bright white cardstock.
The scrummy papers are Prima Botanicals, a recent magazine freebie, and are just divine, I love the soft vintage colours.
The lacy border strips were made with a Martha Stewart punch and given a hint of Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  The flowers were made with Nellie Snellen punches and the leaves with a Marianne die.
Some ribbon, a bow, some pewter pearls and a scattering of blobs of Pearl Pen provide the finishing flourishes.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Digi Haven - days gone by
Crop Stop - #86 - back to school
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - #49 - back to school
Digi Doodle - #122 - use pearls
Inky Impressions - back to school
Simon Says Stamp - back to school
Raise the Bar - back to school
Simply Create Too - #20 - back to school


  1. Gorgeous card Wendy the image is delightful and the layout, design and papers are beautiful. Caroline xxx

  2. Great inspiration Wendy and fab twist on the theme too, I love the vintage theme to your card :-)

    xx Sazzle xx

  3. Reminds me of my time at school image and colouring, love the vintage look.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. Just gorgeous Wendy, great design,xxxxx

  5. beautiful card Wendy - really stunning! Can't believe its another free image! You're amazing! Hugs Rachel xx

  6. Such a beautiful card Wendy. I love the image and the soft colours are gorgeous

    I hope you have a great weekend

  7. Wendy this is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look. Wishing you a fab weekend. Hop on over to Doing Life - for a chance to win some lovely digi stamps from DS4J to the value of 20$.
    Doing Life
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

  8. Gorgeous card! Beautiful details and wonderful coloring. Thanks for joining our CropStop "Back to School" Challenge.

  9. This is just gorgeous. Love the image and

  10. Wendy, This is so beautiful the attention to detail really shine thorough and the image is gorgeous xx

  11. Wendy this is just an absolutely lovely treat to wake up to this Friday morning. WOW! This vintage card is gah-orgeous! Thank you for joining our "Days Gone By" challenge at Digi Haven. We'll be adding a DT call later tonight (after work) if you're interested :o) Just add a comment to the current challenge. You know where we are ♥ Denise

  12. Gorgeous vintage card.
    Thanks for join us at DigiStamp4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

  13. Wendy, I love the vintage feel to your card, you did a fantastic job :)


  14. Absolutely gorgeous! All of your layers and details are so the distressing, too. :0 Thanks for playing along in the Back 2 School challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xx

  15. Gorgeous Wendy...and loving the layout too hun...xx

  16. Gorgeous vintage school card Wendy, love the image and all the fab details!
    Have a great weekend
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  17. beautiful card wendy , love the choice of colours, fab image..pam

  18. Beautiful card! I love the vintage look it has.

    Thank you for joining us this week at Inky Impressions for our Back To School challenge. Good luck and I hope you join us again soon. :o)

  19. Beautiful card Wendy, I adore the vintage feel.. simply perfect.. Hugs May x x x

  20. Gorgeous card... and even as a child, I would have far preferred this to primary colours, cartoony-type stuff! Just love the muted, vintage colours...
    Alison x

  21. I saw this over at Digi Haven and had to come by for a closer look. It's magnificent! Love the gentle color combo.

  22. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  23. So cute. thanks for playing at Digi Haven

  24. This is gorgeous! Love the papers and the coloring!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven!
    Hugs xx Sandra

  25. This is a gorgeous vintage creation! Such great embellishments too! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Haven.

    Peace & Luv,

  26. Wonderful creation! Love the vintage feel to it. I welcome you to share this with us at Tuesday Alchemy for our Back To School challenge! Lots of prizes!

    Lots of joy,

  27. This is beautiful! I don't know what else to say. :) The image is wonderful and the colors and well everything! Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven this week. Love your card!
    sandy's crafty creations

  28. This is so pretty - really elegant - Thanks for going back to school with us at Inky Impressions this week xxx

  29. I love your vintage look! Thanks for joining us at Digistamps 4 Joy for our Back to School Challenge!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang


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