Tuesday, 24 April 2012

A very old stamp...

So today I am sharing a card with you that I made on Sunday evening for the challenge that I organised on the facebook group Cards Galore - I am the boss of the challenges and the lovely Debbi Powell has even made me a badge to prove it! lol
It seems that the cards galore team are all getting new badges for their blogs so look out for these!
here is mine - 

The challenge that I uploaded for Sunday evening was to create a shabby chic or vintage card...
I used this picture for inspiration:

I love the look of this room and I love all the co-ordinating little bits that are included!

The card that I created was using one of my oldest stamps which is a forever friends stamp and I love it.

I decided that I would use very muted colours with my card and I used some DSP that I have had for many years (one of those that you don't like to cut up!) but has very subtle colours - they remind me of spring and new blossom - even if we are having such rainy and cold weather.
I have coloured the forever friends bear with my water colour pencils - something I have so rarely used but love the effect that they give... I have then distressed the edges of the card and mounted the image on to pink, cocoa and white coloured card.
I have added a tab of ribbon to the right of the card and stapled this... I have added 3 card candi to the top right of the card and the sentiment is mounted on pink card and DSP.

Here is a close up of the image:

I hope you like my card and thanks for looking - if you would like to join us in cards galore - check on facebook and Linda Simpson the head bouncer - may let you in!
as always your comments are appreciated.
Debbi x 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

ribbon carousel - anything goes
art with no boundaries - anything goes
forever friends - think pink!
love to create - anything goes
stamp and create - think spring
lets ink it up - distressing
paper sundaes - lets get cute 
stamptacular sunday - loads of layers
basic grey - spring


  1. ROFL!!!! I just love the badge!!! Bossy Boots ;) mwah from the Bouncer xxx

    Linda xxx

  2. Fab card hun and I love the sweet forever friends image, the distressed edges look gorgeous too. Your badge looks pretty cool too =)
    Lindsay xx

  3. beautiful hun really lovely xx

  4. Lovely card and great badge. Now everybody knows who's the boss.

  5. Ah dead cute love pink and brown and always associate forever friends bears with you (wonder why??) xx

  6. oh this is just so super cute love the colours,and that is one,great badge too hugs Cherylxxxxx

  7. This is gorgeous,love the new

  8. Debbi, Your card is oh so cute! Thank you for sharing over at love to create challenges.
    ~Amanda LTCDT

  9. What a sweet card. Great choice of colors!

  10. What an adorable card. I just love the bears!Thanks for playing along with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week! xxx Ann Marie

  11. Gorgeous card and lovely backing paper and your colouring of the little bears is lovely too.
    Thanks for joining us at FOREVER FRIENDS Think Pink Challenge. Good Luck. Diane (DT) xx

  12. Very cute card, thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck with the challenge. Hugz Suzanne

  13. Such a lovely card!! Love the image and the DP too!! Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Fortnight Challenge.
    Rach :) xx

  14. Sweet image. Pretty colours. Thanks for entering this in LIIU's April Challenge and best of luck!

  15. Beautiful! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge! We hope you come back and play with us again Really soon!!

    Many Blessings,

  16. Very pretty card. The image is so adorable. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma

  17. Lovely card, love the image and the colors you used, thank you for joining our challenge at SSC this week

    Hugs Winnie

  18. Pretty card, I love the soft colors. Thank you for playing in our Anything Goes challenge on Art With No Boundaries. I hope you will come play with us again.
    :) Chris / CS Desigbs


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