Tuesday 18 June 2013

Vintage Rocker

It was craft night last night, and, although we were a bit thin on the ground, after our tea and home made strawberry milkshake cupcakes (recipe on my baking blog here), we enjoyed making rocker cards.
 I decided to go vintage with mine, and use my stunning new Prima Fairy Rhymes papers.  I've long been a fan of Prima papers, the designs and colours are, I think unrivaled, the quality is superb, and at eight quid for a large A4 pack from Joanna Sheen, you, can't grumble at the price either.  They even smell great which is always a bonus when you are a "Papersniffer"!  I think the stack has eclipsed my previous favourite, Sun Kiss, maybe it's just coz it's new, but I really love how one of the designs is a sheet of ephemera ads that can be cut up and used as embellishments as I've done here.  Expect to see lots more from this new pack!
I used Grand dies to make the card base and circular upper section, and a Splendid Circles die for the lacy mat.  I used a rich cream cardstock for the card base, all the other papers are from my new stack.
The beautiful digi is one of the new vintage images from Pink Gem, she's called Megan and you'll find her in the store here.  I coloured her with my usual Promarkers.
I love vintage ephemera cards as they allow me to go wild with the embellies, there was no holding me back with this one, I went wild with lace, a bow, feathers, buttons, dew drops, pearls and gems!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
As You Like It - #4 - Favourite Papers and Why - see main post (I've gone on a bit!)
Created with Love - #46 - Favourite Things -  Fave papers, Promarkers, Lots of embellishments
Ooh La La - Buttons and Bling
Sparkles - #45 - Steampunk or Vintage
Heck of a Challenge - Bingo - Lace, Die cut, Buttons
Creative Corner - Girly Girl
Charisma Cardz - #23 - Digi Images
Crafts and Me - #137 - Vintage
Anything Goes - #95 - Buttons, Pearls and Lace


  1. Gorgeous card as always Wendy,

  2. Wendy, This is beautiful great image and colours xx

  3. Wow what a beautiful card and your colouring is fabulous especially the highlights in her hair, very creative
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week, I do hope we see you again

  4. what a lovely card you have created thanks for sharing with CWLC this week happy crafting to you
    Rachel DT http://blossomcards.blogspot.co.uk/

  5. Lovely card. Love your coloring. Thanks for joining our Favorite Things Challenge at Created with Love Challenges.


  6. How very pretty and delicate looking Wendy and such a nice shape as well.

    B x

  7. Stunning card Wendy. I love the image, gorgeous papers and such beautiful detailing too.
    Oh dear, another paper pad to add to my list!
    Sue xx

  8. Stunning card I like the design Ginny x

  9. Fantastic, and more yummy cakes too xxx

  10. this is fabulous wendy - love your rocker card and thanks for putting the cakes on again - drool dribble xx

  11. another fabulous creation Wendy, love that image and design

  12. Fab card and I love the digi.

    Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes. Joan

  13. Stunning card Wendy, love your image and attention to detail. Fab reason for your favourite papers! Thanks for playing along with us over at As You Like It Challenge. Carolxx

  14. wow so stunning wendy.really beautiful design and colours and I love the pretty image :D

    xx coops xx

  15. Adorable card...beautiful design! So glad you could join us this week at Charisma. Good Luck!
    Joyce xx

  16. Beautiful creation. Nice layout and beautiful soft color scheme. Thanks for joining our "Digis Only" challenge this week at Charisma Cardz.

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli (DT)

  17. love the colours and the laout of your card...very sweet girly image you chose

    thanks for taking part at creative corner challenges
    Love Mel xxx

  18. Stunning card Wendy,lov ethe vintage image and I love those papers. Marlene

  19. What a beautiful card... like this vintage touch and all the little details! Thanks for joining us at HOA challenge!
    ;-) Alex H.

  20. A very sweet rocker card. Thanks for playing along this month with A Heck of A Challenge. Hugs, Claire x

  21. Gorgeous! Such a pretty image and i love the shape of the card!
    Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge!
    Hugs Annette

  22. Very sweet. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.

    Hugs Helen xx


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