Thursday, 19 September 2013

Marie Antionette

Hello... I hope you are all well.... it's been a very rainy week here in Manchester... but hopefully it should brighten up a bit tomorrow? fingers crossed.

I thought I'd show you a card that I made a while ago for my lovely friend Ira. I know she loves Marie Antionette and so I found a picture on the internet and used it as main focus of the card... it was lots of fun to make. I used some lovely glittery Tilda Country Escape Toppers. 

I traced some text for the sentiment and then wrote over with 0.05 ink pen as I wanted to give it a handwritten effect.  The doily lace edging was done with a Martha Stewart Punch. Papers are Glitz Design - Vintage Blue.

I hope you like it...

Can't believe how the time is flying by today... I better get a move on and finish my jobs... need to do Tesco order for tomorrow or else we won't have any food for weekend !! I'm glad Downton is back on Sunday... hope this series is a bit more cheerful though!!

Take Care and I will catch up with you all soon...
Love and hugs


Carole said...

Absolutely beautiful Sue, I bet Ira thought so too!

Carole xXx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Sue this is super, what a brilliant card, Love it.
Oh Its been a mad busy day here too. Hope alls well with you and yours,

Love Hxxx

DesignerDiva said...

Hello lovely lady, what a fabulous card and it is perfect for Ira, just her style (I can't get over the fantastic paper shoes she makes)
You are clever finding all the elements and designing it just how she likes it!
Can't wait for Sunday and Downton then Strictly next week - I will be hibernating!! Have you been watching the Guilty? last part tonight, its FAB!
HUgs Laurie xx

Kathleen said...

This is beautiful, great picture and love all the embellishments and the glitter.

Kath x
Poor week here too.

chrissy xx said...

Oh My! This is GOrgeous Sue..What lovely details you have. I LOve all the sparkle..Your little fan is perfect as is the pretty bow on the flowers..LOving your die and sentiment too.
I'm pleased Downton is back too.

Jayne A said...

Fabulous card Sue the papers are lovely.

Claire said...

What a stunner Sue, gorgeous image and just love the colours and papers. I hope all is well with you? Have a lovely evening. Hugs, Claire x

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous Sue! Fabulous image and I love all of the sparkly flowers!! I hope you are doing well!
Big Hugs, Tammy

Sue said...

Hi sue, I am sure that Ira was thrilled to receive such a special card. I love the image, gorgeous colours and such beautiful detailing too.
Take care of yourself.
hugs Sue xx

Wishcraft said...

Wow, such a pretty card Sue and so perfect for Ira :o) Hugs, Lisa x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful vintage card Sue, I like the image and the design.
Kevin xx

EELS said...

Hi Sue, haven't heard from you in a while. This card is stunning, I never used to like vintage stuff but have really taken to it after seeing so many projects in the style.
Hope all is well there?
Cheers from eels

PaperDaisies said...

What a fabulous card. Your friend will love it. it looks stunning. Great embellishments. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs Nina

Pia S said...

This is beautifully feminine and I love this vintage look! The glittery flower toppers and the lacey border are lovely details!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This is stunning Sue and right up Ira's street I bet she was thrilled! I love the image of Marie it reminds me of the ones you used to get on old fashioned tins of Talcum Powder! Hope your Dad is ok Sue! Susan x

Betka said...

What elegant card Sue! Absolutely fabulous! I like design.
Big hugs (:Betka:)

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is a real stunner sweetie. Beautiful colours and layout. I also hope Downton Abbey is happier this series.


Pat said...

Absolutely stunning card Sue, that image of Marie Antionette is fabulous. Love the design and the gorgeous flower. Have a lovely weekend (hopefully with food if you got your Tesco order done!!!), seriously though have a good one.

Pat xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful work of art Sue!!!!

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Sue, such a gorgeous vintage image. What a great idea to trace the sentiment - I always love handwritten sentiments but my writing is so untidy, I will have to give this a try.
I hope you are well, have a fab weekend.

coops said...

so beautiful sue.stunning vintage design and image and i love your pretty colours :D

xx coops xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Stunning card Sue, she must have loved it!

Have a great weekend.

Warm hugs

meg said...

Hi Sue Your vintage card is stunning I love how you have used paper to make the fan and the way you incorporated the flowers and verse. Hope you are all keeping well and dad is improving looking forward to Downton tonight take care Hugs Meg

Judith said...

Hi Sue - just trying to catch up with everyone and I'm so glad I didn't miss this fabulous card - you really do have some lovely original ideas Sue - this is just gorgeous. I bet your friend just loved it. I expect you're looking forward to the return of Downtown tonight - I know you're a big fan. I can't wait to get settled down in front of the TV! - though not before we have our last bash BBQ this afternoon - got the grannies coming round to make the most of what could be the last day o summer. Really looking forward to getting back to MAWTT! Hugs Judith x

Ira Huberts said...

Hello my sweet friend! I was so thrilled to see your wonderful card, as a matter of fact it is still standing on our fireplace! So I have been enjoying it already weeks on end and will continue to do so! Thanks again for your fab card and wonderful goodies sweetie, you're a real gem!! Biggest of hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

May said...

Stunning card Sue, Love the image & wonderful detail... I'm sure Ira will treasure this...Beautiful work... Hugs May x x x

Pearl said...

What a gorgeous card Sue! Sorry I have not been around for a while :( I hope you are keeping well!
Love Pearl x

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness this is Soo Beautiful Sue!! Love your Wonderful Vintage image and the touches of sparkle too! I bet Ira Loved this for sure!!

Hope you have been doing Wonderfully Sweet Lady!


Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! What a gorgeous card...the picture is beautiful and you have showcased it wonderfully with all the flowers and other details...sooo elegant and feminine!!!

Glenda Atkins said...

Vintage and beautiful, love that big pink rose!