Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Paris Fashion....

Hello... I hope you are all well... it's a bit dull here in Manchester UK but perfect weather for crafting... :-) so I thought I would do a 'Fashion' card for this month's theme over at Heck of a Challenge.... and so I had a search and found this fab 'flapper' image at Free Vintage Digital Stamps... isn't it sweet?

I made the papers on computer ... but looking at it now I think it's a little too 'busy' !! and this card has been such a pain to photograph... I think maybe my auto focus is very confused as to what to focus on and has just gone very cross-eyed!!! LOL I give up trying to get it any clearer... sick of the sight of photos of this card now!! do you have days like that?

I made the 'words' paper by typing some of the main Fashion Capital Cities on a graduated pink background with some little hearts inbetween... and the other paper I used some black Art Deco type shapes on pink background .... I layered up the papers and mounted the image with 3D foam pads and then added a Prima flower and some pearls...

So quite a quick card... but hope you like it.... I seem to be going through a 'pink' phase!! 

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-

Lexi's Creations - 'Happy Birthday' 
Paper Crafting Journey - 'Anything Goes' 
Heck of a Challenge - 'Fashion'

I can't believe it's Wednesday already!! I am a day behind with the Bank Holiday...
I am tired today... not sure if it's the weather but my eyes are closing now... not good at 5pm!!! LOL hope I feel better after something to eat... but I think I will have an early night tonight!! ;-)
Hope you are all well ... Big Hugs to those who are not feeling good...
Love and hugs


chrissy xx said...

I was just off to make tea lol..When up you popped..soo I couldn't resisting calling Sue..
Your card is FABulous! Not to busy at all these papers are lovely so darn pretty and a super-duper idea.
I LOve your colours and these two 'gals' are lovely!
We've had a bit on sunshine today. Glad you enjoyed 'The Village' it really makes you think about how it was then.

Janice said...

Brilliant Sue, I love this and nope it's not too busy. Really clever making your own fashion house paper and I love the shaded pink. Beautiful image too. Like you I am so confused with the holiday Mon, then my hubby being on a weeks hol and Colin being on exam leave - I clean forgot about my MAWTT comments this week, oops. Hadn't done any till about an hour ago, but noticed just in time. Very bad though and not like me at all. Enjoy your night, Jx

Claire said...

Sue, this is simply stunning and not busy at all - I love the image and gorgeous papers and colours. Great to see you playing along at Heck of A Challenge this month. Hugs, Claire x

Debs said...

This is fabulous Sue and not too busy at all hun.
Your DP is perfect - love the graduated colour and the cute little hearts :o)
I can't believe how quick the week has gone either - still it will be the weekend again before we know it!
Enjoy your evening.
Debs xx

Vicky said...

Very pretty the colours hun...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Sue,fabulous image and

Donna Mosley said...

A very pretty card Sue, love the adorable image and gorgeous details.

Donna x

Sue said...

WOW!!! This is wonderful Sue. I love the vintage fashion image and the papers you have made are really fabulous. The delicate shades of pink works so well with the black and white.
Take care
hugs Sue xx

Kathleen said...

I think you have had a brilliant idea for this challenge and I love the background papers, they go so very well, not too busy at all and I love the graduated shading of it.
I really don't know why they relate this type of image to Paris as I can remember my Grandma wearing coats and hats like that and she had never been anywhere near Paris lol.

Kath x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Sue, I love your gorgeous image and your graduated pink background - I don't think it's too busy at all, in fact I think you are rather clever creating your own backing paper.
Take care.

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic Sue - not too busy at all!! I absolutely love it!!

Judith said...

This is fab Sue - I love the colour scheme and great layout. have a great week hugs Judith x

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous Sue! I love that fabulous flapper image and your beautiful pink colors! I think the background papers you've created are perfect!!
Big Hugs, Tammy

DesignerDiva said...

OMG no its not too busy its perfect! I love that backing paper Sue, you have such brilliant idea's clever lady!!! Love the image and everything about it. All the black accents are perfect too. I've been that manic at work this last week I can't remember if I commented on your card below either, I know I looked at it when you posted it!! It's gorgeous anyway!!
Hope you are feeling better my little friend
HUgs Laurie xx

xxxtglxxx said...

So elegant and classy! :)

Love the pink and black combo, and its a super stylish card hun!



Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Sue, it is not too busy, just the colour combo and such a lovely image..


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Sue I think it hits the nail on the head perfectly! Clever you making your own backing paper, love the way the pink is graduated too! The image is lovely and a freebie! Its cold again here today in Blackpool, the sun is out but the heating is back on!! Have a good day Sue! Susan x

Mary J said...

What a fab card, Sue! I love the soft pink and the papers are gorgeous with that gal!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome Sue. Love the background you have created. It looks super to me and doesn't sound like a quick card. It must have taken you ages to create that super background. Love the image and your layout.

Hope you are feeling better now after your early night.


Maarit at Violets Corner said...

It's a brilliant card Sue, gorgeous image and colours, not too busy at all!

Warm hugs

coops said...

so stunning sue.fabulous vintage image and i love your pale pink and black combo :D

xx coops xx

Pia S said...

This is such a great travel themed card! I love your own made paper - so cool! I don't find it too busy - I think it's perfect with this image and the soft pink color scheme!

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Hi Sue - this is a great card! Love the soft pinks and how clever are you making your own backing paper? It looks totally FAB!!! Thanks for sharing your card (and creativity!) at Lexi's Creations this time.
Helen x (DT)

Unknown said...

Are you kidding me Sue? Those backing papers are superb!!! First thought was "which company is making these papers, never seen these before!" LOL! Fabulous looking card, love the beautiful image, too and the pinks in it! Big hugs, Ira xox

Jules said...

Hi Sue

This is a brilliant birthday card!! I love it very, very much.

I even found a heart or two LOL!!!

Have a good day.

Love Jules xx

Wishcraft said...

Great image and perfect design - love your papers, so clever! Hugs, Lisa x

Anneke said...

such a briljant card and stunning image.
the sketch is very beautiful.
hugs to you.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation hun, just love the image & the papers are fab!

I went to bed at 3pm on Thursday & woke up at 8am Friday, damn M.E. does my nut in lol!!

Anyhoos have a fab weekend hun
oh before I forget can you email me, need to ask you something. Nothing to worry about xx

May said...

Gorgeous card Sue, Love the image & papers.. Simply Beautiful! "I Love your Pink Phase" Have a great weekend Hugs May x x x

meg said...

Sue your paper is fantastic and perfect for your image. The overall effect is beautiful and the finished card stunning have a great Sunday Meg

Lin said...

What a fabulous chic creation, and to know you made your own backing paper makes it even more special.

Thanks for joining us

Lin xx
Lexi's Creations.

Rebecca said...

Oooo, I love your card Sue.Paris is where I want to go when I'm older!
Love from Rebecca xx

Unknown said...

Wow you made the papers yourself! Amazing Sue, this is a gorgeous card and not busy at all, I love it.
Tres chic!
Hope you are well and thank you so much for leaving comments on my blog.
Warm hugs xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful, I love the stylish image the soft colours are gorgeous and the papers are beautiful
Lindsay xx

Debbie said...

Hi Sue...your card is fabulous. I love the image. Very stylish.
Hugs Debbie x

Liz McGuire, said...

It's perfect Sue - love it! You are lucky you only have 'dull'. We had snow yesterday!

liz x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

WOW!! This is gorgeous!! I wish I can make card as pretty as yours!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful take on this months challenge, Thanks for joining us at HOAC.
Chris x