Monday, 11 February 2013


Good morning folks, hope you all had a good weekend despite any horrible weather as we had here which was wild, wet and very windy yesterday, definitely time to stay indoors and craft!
Today sees the start of a new challenge at Make My Monday and this week, your hostess with the mostest is Suzi B who would like you to Add A Charm to your creation.
When you see my card below, the reason for my title will become clear as it was inspired by the beautiful vintage image dreaming of her man who can just be seen at the top of the gorgeous postcard from The Graphics Fairy.

My background for the card came about due to my resolution to use up the bits in my scraps box this year. The pale pink flourish paper was made by applying Victorian Velvet Distress ink to the card with an acrylic block and stamping on a Viva Decor flourish with the same ink. I embossed some dusky pink card with a Crafts Too folder and cut this into 2 strips.
I then made up the background by applying the strips to a square of thin card with double sided tape, adding in some ribbon. I find it easier to do it this way as you can trim any bits off if the strips are not all exactly the same length! I then added this to a pearly pink card blank I made.
I printed out the image - isn't she just lovely with those blushing cheeks - and trimmed the edges with deckle scissors then added to a brown textured card mat. I then attached the silver heart charm with some blue ribbon (recycled from a top with ribbon hangers).
I die cut the gorgeous flower bouquet (Memory Box) from kraft card and darkened the colour by sponging on Gathered Twigs Distress ink.
I assembled the card as you see, adding a metal corner charm and some pearls to the flower centres.

The Design Team have made some fabulous inspiration so don't forget to pop over for a peek.
Have a great day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
Stampin' For The Weekend - Something Metal
Addicted To Stamps - Pearls and Swirls (my swirls are on the background paper)
Pan Pastel UK Challenge - Love and Romance


Jacqueline said...

A gorgeous card Fliss - love your dreaming lady - she's so pretty - Jacqueline xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Awwww this is so romantic Fliss! I love the dreamy man fading off in the background...
Dot x

Suzi B said...

A fabulous, dreamy romantic card gorgeous image.
Suzi B xx

Deborah said...

You do vintage to perfection, Fliss.

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Fliss, love the image.
The backing papers look fabulous and a great way to use up those scraps.
Avril xx

Netty said...

Beautiful card Fliss, x

Brenda Brown said...

So pretty, a beautiful image.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Sally H said...

Just Gorgeous, Fliss! Love the background and what a fab image. Aren't we virtuous, using up our snippets, lol?!

Chris said...

That's gorgeous Fliss and I love the image and your layout. Well done on using up your scrap, I was on that mission too but haven't made much headway :D! Chris x

Mynnette said...

Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE that photo corner, the die cut flowers, and your little silver heart! Just amazing, Fliss! :)

2amscrapper said...

thanks for the visit. love your cards here!

Terry said...

Thank you for sharing your fabby Vintagy project with the DT from PanPastel UK, love it, hugs terry xxxx

arjette said...

Beautiful card!!!
Thank you for joining us at ATSC!!

gr. arjette.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really pretty, I love the vintage image and the colours. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Fliss, so elegant and pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps
hugs Mandy xx