Saturday, 11 August 2012

Vintage Thank You

I'm a bit late posting today, we have been out in the garden doing battle with some monster weeds, all of this rain has made them grow so much - it's a shame that the vegetables are not doing as well!

I have made this card for my eldest son to give to my parent's.  Matt starts college in September and the college he has chosen is twenty miles away, Mum and Dad have very kindly bought him a bus pass that he can use for college along with any other journeys he needs to make.

I wanted an image of a bus, but unfortunately couldn't find any modern ones so I have used this vintage image from Joanna Sheen's Fay Whittaker Collection.  Hopefully the bus that Matt travels on will be a little more modern.

I have used some free papers from Crafter's Companion and followed the sketch from Sketches by Carly, full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I have decorated the inside of my card using the same layout as the front but I have used a spellbinders die to cut a large square for Matt to write his thank you message on.

Card Recipe

Image:  Joanna Sheen - Fay Whittaker Collection
Papers:  Crafter's Companion - free download (no longer available)
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Classic Scallop Edgeabilities and Classic Squares
Embellishments:  ribbon from stash
Sentiment:  Wild Rose Studio

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The CD Sunday Challenge - Bingo (die cuts, sentiment, stamp)
Sketches by Carly Challenge 62 - Blast from the past - I used Sketch #39
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge 51 - Use Scallops
Creative Belli Challenge 149 - Vacation/Travel (my ribbon is from last year)
Daisy Doodles Challenge 65 - Outdoors
Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge 24 - Vintage Travel
Jackson's Digital Expressions Challenge 17 - Anything Goes
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - Vintage
Challenge Up Your Life Challenge 74 - Everything Goes

I would like to say a very warm welcome to my new followers, thank you for joining me, your support is very much appreciated as are all of your lovely comments.



kanda said...

Fabulous card Pauline. I love what you do with the images on this cd and so ended up having to buy it for myself xx

Kellylouj said...

A gorgeous creation and perfect for his thank you x

sue-b said...

This is a really beautiful card Pauline, both inside and out, I'm sure your parents will love it too. Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday, we love to see your beautiful creations.
sue-b xx
CD Sunday DT

Carol said...

Love this Pauline, the image, papers and layout are perfect. Carol x

Christine said...

A beautiful card Pauline, the image is super and so fitting for your son to give to his grandparents.
Hope all goes well for him at college. Thanks for joining us again at CD Sunday.
Christine x
CD Sunday DT

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Pauline, what a gorgeous card and how kind of your mum and dad for Matt. At least you'll still have him close. Thankfully my son went to part-time University in the town where we live. He did though move to his own home two weeks ago and I'm struggling severely but it will get better in time. Take care, Kym xxx

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous image,beautifully coloured

Jan Ltc said...

This is great Pauline I love the backing papers and image xx Jan

sue - bearhouse said...

this is gorgeous Pauline. I love the Fay Whittaker image and the papers are fabulous


rachel said...

fabulous card Pauline and a fantastic story - hope college is great for your son! Hugs Rachel xx

Jocelyn said...

Lovely card Pauline. I really like these vintage images.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Mary J Scrapper said...

Nice job on this card Pauline. It is very pretty. Tnanks for playing along at JDE.

Beryl said...

Great design and image. I'm sure your parents will be very pleased to receive it. How kind of them to buy your son a bus pass. I got one not long after moving here earlier this year - but my one's
Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday.
Beryl xx
CD Sunday DT

Berni Cuttino said...

Love this image, so lovely. Thanks for joining in on the fun at JDE.

Sheila H said...

Nice design and background papers! Your parents will really appreciate this thoughtful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

starcyl said...

Yet another great card from you Pauline, I really like these images and I'm sure your parents will be so happy to get this especially as it's from their grandson.
Thanks for joining us this week at CD Sunday.
Jenny x
CD Sunday DT

Betty said...

I love that image Pauline your parents will love it. You have done a lovely job on the card great layout and colours

Sharon said...

Fantastic card - thanks for joining us at Jacksons Digital Expressions this week!

Anni said...

What a very cute card!
Thanks for playing along with us over at Challenge up your life!

Claire said...

Such a delightful card - love the image and fab layout. Hugs, Claire x

Chana said...

OMGosh! I absolutely love this card! It is our gain that you were unable to find a modern image, this is wonderful! Proof positive that everything happens for a reason! Thanks so much for sharing this vintage beauty with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions. I look forward to seeing more of your thoughtful designs.

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Wow!! I love this card Pauline!! The image is gorgeous as are your choice of colors, paper, etc. Great job Pauline!! Thanks for joining us at Sketches by Carly. Hugs, Gloria

Sue said...

Oh Wow! what a fab image Pauline… I really love it… and the papers and layout are just perfect! your parents will love it…
I know what you mean about the monster weeds!! our garden is like the Amazon!! all the flowers and weeds! have been HUGE this year… LOL
Big Hugs
Sue xx

coldwaters2 said...

Brilliant card Pauline I adore that vintage image, the colours and design of the card looks fantastic I really love it.
Lorraine x

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

great card thanks for joining us at daisy doodles and good luck emma xx

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Such a beautiful card! Just love the wonderful layering that you have done.

Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Michelle J M said...

Your parents are just going to love this card. It is really beautiful. Your layout is fabulous and of course the colours and papers are very appropriate and just look at the insert!!! Michelle x

joy said...

Great way to meet the Creative Belli Challenge. Love the image and the vintage bus. Thank you for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

Victoria said...

I love the Faye Whittaker images and it's a really great card! It has a lovely feel to it.

Julie said...

Such an adorable card. Thanks for joining us at Sketches by Carly

Kelly L said...

Such a lovely vintage feel, Pauline. I adore that image too! Thanks for joining us at Sketches by Carly.