Sunday 3 July 2016

I think all women have a certain elegance…

I’m sharing a card I made using 40’s Fashion from Saturated Canary.

The layout of my card follows the current sketch at the Noor! Design FB challenge group, where you also need to use the specified die, which I fortunately had in my stash.  I loved the sketch but wasn’t too sure where I wanted to go with it so I looked to challenges for inspiration.

The picture of lots of lovely golden brown cookies over at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie inspired my colour choice for the monochromatic challenge at A Vintage Journey.  I wasn’t too sure about the two thin horizontal bits until I saw the Fussy and Fancy theme was flowers and lace.  I had the flowers so used lace for the horizontal bits with a second layer of trim and then added in some Prills for added interest and to tie back to the brown of my monochrome colour scheme.

I wondered how I was going to keep with all brown for the flowers until I saw at Noor! Design UK they are looking for chippies.  Raiding my very large chippie collection I found an old Leaky Shed one with flowers, leaves and swirls.  I cut this up and added Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder to make it brown then coloured up some flowers brown and added them on top.

This card is going out to a colleague who is turning 40.  I couldn’t find anything in my stash to make the 40 from but wanted to use one of the Typo Zippers I had.  So I scrubbed the word off of it using alcohol and then added the 40 with a Remnant Rub.  I did up the sentiment on my computer and then die cut it as the last element and to further to personalise my card.

E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
Chalks & Powders etc
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder ~ Vintage Photo
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Noor! Design Die ~ 6002/0261 Fleur de Lys 1, 6002/0356 Frame & 3 corners & 6002/0285 Tag 2
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die ~ S4-190 Labels Four
Leaky Shed Studio ~ Chippie (cut into three parts)
Petaloo Darjeeling Collection ~ Dahlias Teastained Cream
Petaloo The Penny Lane Collection ~ Forget Me Nots Antique Beige
Prima Ingvild Bolme Junkyard Findings ~ Typo Zippers
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Paint ~ Vintage Photo
Bazzill Orange Peel ~ Jarra
Kaisercraft Art of Life ~ Creative
Prima Time Traveler’s Memories ~ Tickets Only
Ribbons & Trims etc
Live and Love Crafts Lace ~ Pearl with Beads & Reinette Champagne
Noor! Design #3 ~ Sketch & 6002/0356 Frame & 3 corners
Noor! Design UK #20 ~ Anything goes with option of chipboard

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE...challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  2. Wonderful lace, die cuts and layering on your beautiful monochromatic card! thank you for playing along with the AVJ Challenge! Julia xx

  3. Wow! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love your earth tone monochromatic choice. All of those lovely layers, flowers and lace make your card outstanding! Your co-worker will love this and cherish it. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Fussy and Fancy!
    Hugs and Smiles, Sheryl

  4. This is gorgeous. Love the image and your muted tones are lovely as are your embellishments.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Noor Design UK.
    Hugs Sharon. x


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