Monday, 14 November 2011

The Stampsmith Ribbon & Lace

The challenge for November over at  The Stampsmith is ribbons and lace. I really struggle with this type of thing, but I guess that's the challenge...
The background has been stamped in Faded Jeans with a stamp from the Postcard plate, and the lovely Serena has been stamped in coffee archival and tinted with Broken China. The paper is one of Anna Griffin's that I've had since time began.
My little crochet flowers were done in front of the computer, with a lot of re-winding of the tutorial. My Grandma taught me the basic stitches many (many) years ago, but it's not something I've done much of. She could do the most amazingly fine work without even looking at what she was doing - she certainly didn't pass that on to me,  but at least I can do the flowers now without the sound on lol.
I'm also entering this into the Fashionable Stamping Challenge which is In Times Gone By.
Thanks very much for looking x


  1. Beautiful card Sue! Love your details and colours! Love Serena!
    Growing up we had crocheted doilies under everything! Didn't rub off on me! Thanks for joining us at The Stampsmith Challenge. Good luck in the draw!

  2. So beautiful Sue love that blue with the brown :)
    Von x

  3. Wow! That is so beautiful and elegant and gorgeous! LOVE it!

  4. Wow, what a beautiful card! Love everything about it! Valerie

  5. So romantic! Your struggle is pure beauty to my eyes! Love the color combination and the design is beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

  6. I agree, the blue on the coffee archival is just gorgeous! Serena us a beautiful stamp and you have done her justice, great card!
    Thankyou for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges...good luck
    Dot x

  7. oh this really is so so beautiful hun the colors,and the detail is amazing hugs cherylxx

  8. Great shape and very vintage xxx

  9. Oh wow Sue this doesn't look like it was a struggle at all. I just love the whole design and the gorgeous vintage effect you have achieved. Well done on you great little crocheted flowers they really add to the vintage feel.
    Thanks for joining the Stampettes at FSC.
    Take care.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  10. Sue, this is so beautiful! You've created such a lovely project! Thanks so much for joining us at The Stampsmith Challenge again! Best of luck in the draw! :)


  11. Beautiful card, love all the details and the gorgeous little flowers.Thankyou for joining is at FSC this week.

  12. Hi Sue
    My first comment is on behalf of The Stampsmith Challenge.
    You created the most gorgeous surrounding for Serena capturing a beautiful dreaminess.
    I cannot believe that you struggle with this style, it certainly doesn't show. Gorgeous.
    Thank You for once again supporting TSC.
    Good Luck with the Prize Draw.

  13. Hi Sue
    I am returning this time for FSC.
    You certainly took us on a trip to Times Gone By with this stunning vintage style card.
    There is nothing I don't love about your creation.
    Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge with your beautifully stamped card.

  14. A beautiful card Sue - doesn't look as though you struggled!
    This is a gorgeous image and beautifully shaded with the blue.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Hope to se you next time.

  15. Love how the main image turned out. What kind of paper did you stamp on?
    Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at the Stampsmith Challenge.

  16. What a superb romantic creation! Perfect for our challenge ;) Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

    Joanna x

  17. This is gorgeous Sue. I so love that stamp and love the background you've placed her on and the lovely shape.
    Thanks for joining in with the FSC Times Gone By challenge and hope to see you again.
    Fliss x


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