Tuesday 24 September 2013

Vintage Poppy

It's my sister's birthday today, here's the card I made for her.
 The beautiful papers I used for this one are Prima, Fairy Rhymes, I added some faux stitching to it and distressed all the edges with mt Tim Holtz tool.
The poppy was made with a Sizzix, Susan's Garden die, I coloured it with Spun Sugar Distress Ink and black Pan Pastel, then shaped the petals with the Susan's Garden tool kit, that I got for my birthday.  The tool kit is amazing, a real asset to anyone who regularly makes their own flowers, I can see mine getting very heavy use.  The die too is lovely, I feel a collection from this range coming on, so far I only have to poppy, but I expect I'll pick up a few more at the SECC next month.
To embellish, I've used lace, ribbon, a bow, feathers, a twine threaded button, pearls, gems, and I've finished off with a sentiment stamped with a Kanban ticket stamp.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Card Mania - #30 - Use at Least 1 Button, mine is in the middle of the bow
Mema's Crafts - Lace and Flowers
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner - #81 - Happy Birthday
The Squirrel and the Fox - #53 - Happy Birthday
Allsorts - #225 - Button Up, button in centre of bow
Crafty Ribbons - #62 - Anything Goes With Ribbons
City Crafter - #178 - Flower Power
Delightful Challenges - Buttons and Bows


  1. Gorgeous card, Wendy. The poppy is beautiful and the feathers are lovely. Elizabeth xx

  2. Just gorgeous and I am loving the shabby vintage look.
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  3. die Karte ist wunderschön gemacht und schaut sehr edel aus
    lg gertrude

  4. Such a stunning card Wendy - love it

  5. such a pretty card wendy - I bet your sister loved it!!! hugs x

  6. This is a little bit different for you Wendy but very nice and a gorgeous flower.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  7. Beautiful card Wendy, I have looked at Susans Garden before but never took the plunge, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

  8. Great card. Love the flower and bow. Thanks for joining our Buttons and Bows Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


  9. oh wow so stunning wendy.really beautiful vintage design :D

    xx coops xx

  10. Excellent paper choice and great design. Thank you for stopping by and playing with us at Mema's Crafts. Good luck in the challenge and visit often for those impromptu chances to win prizes.

  11. Gorgeous card Wendy. I love all the awesome embellishments. So elegant.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Tammy’s Scrapin Corner.

    I would love to have you join me for a chance to win FREE candy on my blog. Have a wonderful week! Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria DT


  12. Wendy, this card is stunning! I love the design. I've always loved Jo Kill's style and this reminds me of that. Very gorgeous hun. Hope your sis had a happy birthday. Hugs, Wends x

  13. This is absolutely lovely! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB but our challenge this week requires a minimum of 5 flowers

  14. Beautiful choice of colours and some really great embellishments! Thank you for sharing at Card Mania Challendges!


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