Saturday, 21 July 2012

Unknown Beauty...

I really felt like doing a vintage card.... and so bought some photos from e-vint. This gorgeous lady is from their Unknown Beauties collection... isn't she lovely?


From My Crafty Heart....

PAPER: Prima 'Pixie Glen'
FLOWER: Prima Vinetta 'Fairy Belle'
GENIE STONE: 'Bright Mix'
PEARLS: Melissa Frances 'Trinkets & Baubles'

Sentiment: Molly Blooms (freebie with magazine)


I've added a Bail to the Genie Stone from my Jewellery Stash... and I've attached the Stone with a Glue Dot... I thought it would be nice idea if it could be taken off ... then just thread a chain or leather cord through and you could wear it as necklace...

Quite a simple card but hope you like it...

I would like to enter it into the following Challenges:-

Bearly-Mine - Challenge 44 - 'Girly Birthday Card' ends 23rd July 2012
Papertake Weekly - 'All Things Girlie' ends 23rd July 2012
Divas by Design - Challenge 44 - 'Anything Goes' ends 24th July 2012

Well we have had some sunshine over the last two days. I sat out in the garden for a while yesterday and it was lovely... the Day Lilies are just coming out.. and the Geraniums and Carnations all look lovely... all the shrubs and bushes are SO huge with all the rain... it's a bit like Jack and the Beanstalk.. and of course the weeds are huge too!!
I've just had yummy pizza and now I'm going to read some of my book on Anne Boleyn!
Thanks for all your lovely comments - I really appreciate them all
Hope you are all keeping well... and if not then I really hope you feel lots better very soon!!
Love and Hugs


30 comments:

Doreen said...

This is beautiful Sue such a striking image, love it.xxx

Elaine said...

Stunning vintage image and a beautiful card well done a hugs Elaine

Claire said...

This is simply gorgeous Sue - love vintage at the moment. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Lisa Jane said...

oh its gorgeous Sue.. i love the photo and the soft colours .. so pretty
Lots of sun here today .. makes such a change !
DOn't lose your head in that book now !
Lisa x

Kathleen said...

Ooh looks like me when I was younger, kidding.
Fabulous card, great embellishments too.
Don't you just feel a lot better with a bit of sun.

Kath x

sue - bearhouse said...

stunning card, I adore the beautiful image and the papers work so well. I really love the way you have added the stone so that it is detachable.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
Hugs Sue

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is stunning and right up my street as you know that is one really beautiful image hun and the layout and your detail just fantastic love it hun hugs Cherylx

Mary J said...

So beautiful Sue! That flowers and pearls really finish it off perfectly!

angelwhispers said...

Just love the vintage look Sue and my word this image is superb!! Chanelle xxx

Wendy said...

So gorgeous, love the vintage look...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

DesignerDiva said...

This is really gorgeous Sue and yes she is a beauty!
Lol to your garden, mine is just the same, we have a gardener as all the work needs doing in the summer months when we are busy and I asked him the other day what something was and he said that he had always called it 'elephant ears' and I said it looked like it was about to stampede it was so big! He has since cut it back a bit lol!
Hope all is well in your world
Hugs Laurie xx

Shannon White said...

Wow Soo Beautiful Sue! Love the Wonderful vintage image and the Lovely vintage dp's you paired with her too! Wow! Just really Lovely! 8-) So glad the Sun came out and you got to enjoy your garden! Sound just Magical with all the Wonderful flowers blooming and the 'Jack & the bean stalk' shrubs! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

EELS said...

Great job with this card Sue - can't say I'm into vintage but the photo is stunning and the total layout is superb.
Cheers, happy weekend
Elaine

Alessandra said...

this looks wonderful Sue! Just made a vintage wedding card yesterday... love all the embellies that you have used, a great work!
Now that you have done all the commenting, had a good long rest LOL and ate your yummie pizza (JEALOUS!!!!!!), you have some more time to craft, haven't you?! Enjoy... I'm off again for another walk... the party yesterday nearly killed me, I ate so much!!!
Big hugs, A.

June Nelson said...

Wow Sue this is gorgeous darlin, she is so beauitufl , and I love how you have let her have the picture and not added too much to drown her out, its just perfect hun have alovely day huggies June xxxxx

Susan Flynn said...

What a lovely vintage card Sue. The image is lovely and you have done everything perfectly to complement her. Fab idea to be able to use the embellishment as a necklace! We have rain forecast for the rest of the week after today lol! xx

Debs said...

What A Beauty indeedy!!
Gorgeous card Sue - love the vintage stuyle and the gem is fabulous and such a great idea to be able to take it off and have a piece of jewellery too :o)
We are having our garden landscaped - they are staring tomorrow - I'm sooooo excited lol!!!!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Take care
Debs xx

SusanLotus said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the design and the picture you used.
Have a very nice sunday!
Hugs! :)

coops said...

so stunning sue.i am really loving vintage at the mo.your image is gorgeous and really fab colours and design ;D

xx coops xx

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

HI Sue, wow, she really is a beauty, what a lovely image and the way you have made the card really makes it look like a vintagey heirloom, love the idea with the charm, ad the flower and pearls look just perfect with her. Be careful of that giant, if you go climbing any beanstalks! Have a lovely day, Big Hugs, Teresa xxx

Sue said...

A very striking image,Gorgeous card and gem.
Hugs Sue x

NGCARDS said...

A wonderful card hun! Thanks for playing along at PTW this week! xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so lovely Sue. Fantastic colouring and layout. I adore your embellies. Glad you have managed to get sat out in the sun it might make you feel a little better sweetie.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

cotnob said...

Lovely card Sue, your vintage image is gorgeous. It's so nice to be able to sit out in the garden isn't it. It was our Carnival today and I can't believe how glorious the weather has been - it makes all the difference.
Pauline
x

Nicole Hascoet said...

I don't know why i've missed this post. The list of my blogs doesn't show all the posts in my list, I wonder why.
Beautiful card Sue, as you know I love vintage.
I hope the sun is here to stay.
Take care
Hugs xx

Ira Huberts said...

Another stunningly beautiful card dear Sue, you know me and vintage, so how can I not love this?? Everything's perfect, from the image itself to the papers and embellies, really superbly made! Big hugs, Ira xox
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Jess's Crafty Things said...

understated and elegant... thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs.. hugs Jess xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a stunning card you have made. Thanks for sharing with the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Designs Design Team) xxx

Joan Ervin said...

What a genius idea to use the old photo, Sue...this is a real vintage beauty!!!!!

xxxtglxxx said...

Do you know what - I think this looks AMAZING! :) Wow! Gorgeous card Sue, that image is divine!

hugs

xxalisonxx