Sunday, 15 January 2012

Pink and Shabby

This is my entry for this weeks Polka Doodles Challenge - Vintage/Retro.  I've gone back to one of the first Cd's I ever bought from Polka Doodles 'Love & Cherish', I always reach for this one if I need to make anything even slightly romantic but I've also used it for Thank You cards so it is very flexible.

 I have inked the edges of the papers with Antique Linen Distress Ink and also coloured the white vintage seam binding with it, I scrunched the ribbon up whilst it was still wet.  The papers are layered onto Kraft card stock.  I used the same Kraft card stock to cut the Bird Cage and Bird and to stamp the sentiment onto.  I sprayed the Bird Cage and Bird with Gold Spray and Sparkle, I tried to keep it looking distressed by not spraying it evenly.

I have decorated the inside of my card to complement to the front:

Card Recipe:

Papers: Polka Doodles - Love & Cherish Cd
Card Stock: Kraft
Tools:  Spellbinders - Bird Sanctuary
Embellishments:  ribbon, string, pearls and buttons from stash
Sentiment:  Crafter's Companion -  3 Birds stamp and LOTV tag

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

Polka Doodles Week 2 - Vintage/Retro
CES Challenge 68 - Vintage Dahling!
Phindy's Friday Challenge 88 - Tic Tac Toe (buttons/ribbon/distressing)
Cooking It Up Challenge 87- Pink/Flowers/Pearls (the flowers are on my backing paper - I hope this counts)
One Stop Craft Challenge 165 - On the Spot & Ribbon
Freshly Brewed Challenge 78 - Pink, White and Craft

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope to see you again soon.



Claire said...

Love this card Pauline, it has a lovely vintage effect with the colours and soft tones. Hugs, Claire x

Carol said...

Lovely card Pauline, love the soft colours and your ribbon treatment looks great. Carol x

Jan said...

Such a gorgeous card Pauline xx Jan

Sue said...

Hi ya
a gorgeous card, luv the image, fabulous design, thank you for joining us at CES this week, sue,x

Diane's Card Designs said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the layout and colours.
Diane xx

Anonymous said...

Pretty card hunny, I really love that bow too! great to see you at Incy Wincy this week, hugs Samantha :0)

Don't forget to check to see if your a winner and we have a new challenge starting today! xx

Nelly's Crafty Card Attack! said...

love the dp's used here and the way it sets off the vintage look! lovely card...Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles... Nelly x

Sue said...

Ooh love this Pauline! The Kraft and gorgeous pink paper look so good together! Love the bird/cage and the fab shabby bow! Stunning card!
Hugs Sue xx

jonim52 said...

Love the bird cage. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

Sheryl said...

Hi Pauline! This card is simply LOVELY! It's so very soft and pretty! I love the ribbon with the button and twine bow! It's the perfect embellishment!
Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our, Kraft, Pink and White Challenge this week!
Don't forget about our Valentine Blog Hop on Thursday! We would love to have you join us for the opportunity to win a prize!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Jani said...

What a great design!
Jani x

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Phindy's Place!

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Pauline, love the dies. Thank for joining us at CES this week!

Carrie said...

This is so elegant. Really lovely - Thanks so much for getting Vintage with us this week over at CES xxx