Sunday, April 3, 2011

Easter Blessings - 3 Challenges

Sunday, April 3, 2011

There are SO many great challenges that I really wanted to join in.  But, I had to narrow it down to 3.  There just aren't enough hours in this day!
I've combined these challenges in my card today:

Just Us Girls Challenge #78 - here is the great sketch that Kathryn has provided.
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge week #55 - a color challenge (such pretty colors, too).
Paper Players Challenge #41 - Recycling!
I love to combine challenges...and, believe me...this turned out to be a challenge!  I'm so pleased with my card, but it literally took me most of the afternoon to make this card.  Yes.  Really.  I know, it doesn't look too complicated, does it?  It was just one of those days, when it was hard to decide on embellishments, what colors to use where...well, you get the idea.
Anyway, on to my card.

Ohhhh...I love vintage style cards :)
That's the look I'm going for here.  Did I succeed?  I hope so...
I've been wanting to use my new Parisian Doily die from Papertrey Ink.  So, when I saw the JUGS sketch, it was the perfect opportunity.  And, since I was going vintage, the colors at The Shabby Tea Room fit right in.  Then when saw that LeAnne was challenging us to fit into the card that I wanted to create.  Don't you love it when a plan comes together?  I know, it took several hours, but it did FINALLY come
The white heart is cut from a recycled piece of packing material.  I sponged the edges with ink, then sprinkled on some glass glitter. The white lace near the bottom of the card, and all 3 of the buttons (I got a jar full!) are from  estate auctions.  I added a little glass glitter to the center of the white button.  Up at the top of the card, over the pink tulle, I wrapped some vintage ribbon, that is also from an estate auction.  I just have to show you a picture of the spool.  I love the graphics.  Take a look...
You never know what you'll find at auctions.  I always look for bits and pieces that can be used in my papercrafting.  Such fun.

Thanks so much for taking a look at my art.  I hope you'll stop in again!

Card stock: naturals white, certainly celery, bashful blue (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: certainly celery, pretty in pink, marina mist (SU)
DSP: botanical gazette (SU)
Stamps: abundant hope (SU)
Other: parisian doily die (PTI), heart (recycled packing material), pink tulle (from an assortment of item I won on a blog giveaway), vintage pink ribbon (Visray Textile - from an estate auction), white lace (from an estate auction), vanilla rosette (colored with a pretty in pink SU marker - SU), baja breeze seam binding tied through the green button (SU), silver glass glitter (SU)


  1. Absolutely lovely ... such sweet embellies!! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week :)

  2. Such a pretty card Susie! I love the sparkle button and other details. The Shabby Tea Room.

  3. WOW!!! I have goosebumps looking at your card, especially that spool! I LOVE going to estate sales & auctions--what fun! It looks like you hit a jackpot here. Thanks for playing along with your gorgeous vintage (my fav) creation!!!

  4. Oooooow! WHAT a find! {No wonder LeAnne's tail is wagging! hee hee} LOVE this! Love EVERY carefully considered detail you crafted here! THANKS for sharing your lovely talent with JUST US GIRLS this week! Yee Haw!

  5. This is such a vintage masterpiece!!! I only WISH I could do vintage as well as you!! WOW! This is fantastic!!! A beauty for sure! Wonderful take on the sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!

  6. Oh Susie, this is beautiful! So soft, pretty and perfectly vintage! Love the touch of glass glitter on the vintage buttons and LOVE seeing the packaging for the vintage ribbon--it's FAB! Thanks for playing along with us this week!

  7. This is stunning Susie, a vintage masterpiece! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Player!

  8. Oh! This card reminds me of estate sales. A little bit of this and a little bit of that! And you've made it all come together perfectly!

  9. Stunning, Susie! I awarded you

  10. I'm so glad we made the cut Susie! This is one beauty that i'm glad I didn't miss! Love that peach ribbon and beautiful bow along with that crimped heart and just the right amount of bling for a fab take on this weeks sketch!

    Thanks so much for getting sketchy with Just Us Girls this week! Hope to see you again!

  11. Gorgeous bow! I love the crimped heart! So many wonderful vintage touches! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

  12. Gorgeous! I know it took you a while to create this card... but it was worth every single minute! I love that you could reuse some of your wonderful found buttons, too. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week and shared this gorgeous creation

  13. Susie, this is so gorgeous! I love the shabby style and the way you incorporated the recycling is awesome. I'm a little giddy about that fabby ribbon spool. I know this one took you a while but I think it was time very well spent! So pretty! Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week! :)


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