4 July 2011

Vintage card

I made this card for my mum to send my auntie recently, as she was celebrating a 'big' birthday! 
The photo is of them both when they were little, scanned and brightened up a bit using Paint shop pro.
I've inked aroud the edges of the photo and the card blank with scattered straw Distress ink. The sentiment is a stamp by Papermania which has been cut with Nesties Fancy Tags and inked with scattered straw too. The paper is from the V&A Collection, and the adhesive pearls are from stash.

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Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Celebrations
KB Cute Monday - Anything Goes
Make My Monday - Vintage
Stamps R Us - 1/2- there was a little girl
Unstampabelles - M, 1/3, no stamps allowed - Celebration
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes plus a sentiment
Catch The Bug - 1/3 - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft - Make a Tag or include Tag in Project
Paper Creator's Crafts - 1/3 - Special Occasion
Clearly Inspired - 1/1- Punches, Die Cuts or Cut Outs.
Digi's With Attitude! - Anything goes challenge
Fabulous Friday - Vintage - Must use a vintage photo or picture
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything goes.
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes & summer fete blog hop.
Divas by Design - 2/2 - die cuts/punches
My Mum's Craft shop - 1/3 - something old, something new (nesties new, pic old)
Paper Shelter Challenge - 2/3 - anything goes
Ruby's Rainbow - flowers


lady Anne Howard said...

Fabulous card, I just love the old photo, it reminds me of one of me lol.. Thank you so much for joining us in our 2nd challenge at Paper Creator Crafts this week!
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Kathy D. said...

The feel of card fits the photograph perfectly! what a special card to receive in the mail.
Thanks for punching and die cutting with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge #31 at www.clearlyistamp.typepad.com
Hope to see you again on the 16th when the next challenge is released.

theboelemas@aol.com said...

Beautiful! I bet your aunt will treasure this. xx

Anonymous said...

Great card, Love the photo, makes it so special and personalised, love the paper and shape!

Thanks so much for joining in at Unstampabelles.

Debs M said...

great idea with the picture, love the distressing! Thanks for joining the ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge’ at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges
Debbie Dt x
(Visit my blog, I have candy! http://ribbondreams.blogspot.com/)

Merry said...

What a lovely card to create for a big birthday celebration. All the inking around edges really finishes it off. Thanks for playing along at Unstampabelles in our Celebration challenge.

Cazro said...

Thanks for adding your card to Make My Monday, a very pretty nostalgic card. I'm sure your aunt will be delighted. Caz

dragonllew said...

Great idea for a card bet it bought back some lovely memories

Debs said...

Soooooo cute, love it, thanks for joining us at TPS ths week.
Hugs Debs

Karen said...

Oh this is so lovely, what a beautiful idea for a personalised card. I be it will be treasured by your Auntie. xx

CathyC said...

A lovely very personalised card, I am sure it will be treasured.
Thanks for joining us in our first UnstampaBelles Challenge.

cebelica said...

Very beautiful. I love the vintage look!

Thanks for playing with us at MMCS challenges this week!

shaz earl said...

Fabulous card, thank you for joining us at CYDA this time, hope you will join us again good luck xx

Unknown said...

Thanks for joining us at Paper creator`s crafts

Lydia said...

What a great card! I love the unique shape of it and that photo is just priceless! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

Kelly G said...

Hi, I saw your card on the UnstampaBelles blog and I love it. What a special personalised card. Very sweet indeed. I am sure both your Mum and Aunty are going to love it. Good luck with your entry.

Livert said...

Love your card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge.

Hugs Liv.

Aquarius said...

A great idea for a 'big' birthday card.

Lesley said...

Lovely vintage card! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA and RRC challenges xx

Antonia said...

beautiful card Gemma, love your layout. :)

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Adorable card! Love that photo...it will be a very special card from your mom to her sister!

Thanks so much for joining our first challenge over at Unstampabelles!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! I love how personal it is with your use of the photo.

Thank you for joining our Anything Goes (with a sentiment) challenge at Sentimental Sundays .

Stop by my blog to check out my blog candy!

Sarah said...

Beautiful card Gemm, love the vintage look, the photo is gorgeous, a card to keep forever. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenge x

Julie said...

Beautiful layout! Thanks for joining us at DDSC

Laney said...

WOW!! Fabulous card Great photo too, bet it brings back a few good memories for them both!!
Thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design this time would love to see you again

Shirl said...

Love the vintage look of the card and the photo of your mum and auntie is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
Hugs Shirley x x

Cazro said...

A lovely card, I am sure your aunt will lvoe this. Thanks for playing along in our first Vintage challenge for the month at Make My Monday. Caz

ladyjanet_56 said...

Lovely card I'm sure your auntie will love it & the memory that photo holds too, thank you for joining in at OSCC. Janet

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous personal card Gemma, it is lovely.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Angie - Bumble Bee's Craft Den said...

Lovely card - the photo looks fab on the card.

Vicky said...

Stunning sweetie..!

thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck..!

hugs Vicky xx

Doreen said...

This is stunning Gemma,love the vintage feel.Thanks for sharing with us at CYDA.xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

People love receiving cards that are personal to them and I think your aunt will be delighted with this beautiful card.

Jacqueline said...

Lovely card - such pretty soft colours. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday this week - Jacqueline xx

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Its a stunner and perfect for the vintage brief over at Make My Monday, thank you for entering the challenge. Suzanne

Min said...

Gemma - what a super neat idea to use that photo of your mom and auntie! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Karen said...

Really lovely, thanks for joining us at DDSC.

Kaye McGrath said...

Excellent card and what a lovely memory. Thank you for joining us on Unstampabelles.

sammi said...

Fabulous card idea! I bet your auntie loved it! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion in our "Anything Goes" challenge! --Sammibug, Craft Your Passion DT

Erin Reed said...

I love your take on the vintage challenge, your project is stunning!!

Thanks for playing along at Frosted Designs.

We are having our blog hop start on July 8th with tons of fun prizes and RAKs, I hope you can play!!


Jane said...

Great idea, the sponging around the edges is really effective.

Angela said...

This is gorgeous Gemma, I'm sure your auntie will love it! Thank you for sharing with us at frosted designs .

Sandy said...

A lovely vintage card made more special by the use of a family photo, I saw your card on Unstampabelles,

Shelley said...

Gorgeous card, love the nestie tag. Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC. Hope to see you again for the next one, hugs Shelley xx

Unknown said...

what a thoughtful card, Thanks for joining us at paper creator`s crafts

Shelley said...

I really love this. Thanks for joining in the vintage Craft Your Days Away Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is lovely and how thoughtful, what a treasure this card will be. Thank you for joining us at Stamps R Us.

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous card which I'm sure your Auntie will have loved.
Thanks for joining in my Make My Monday Vintage Colour Theme challenge and good luck.
Fliss x

Unknown said...

This is very pretty and such a special card! Your aunt will love it! Thanks for joining us for Sentimental Sundays Anything Goes Challenge and I hope you join us again next time!