Sunday, 15 January 2017

I love Vintage

Good afternoon friends and I hope that this post finds you and yours well. How are you doing with any crafty resolutions you made? I'm not doing too well at the moment as I've been covering extra hours at work. However, my new job-share colleague started last week so I'm hoping that things will settle down in a few weeks, and I'll get some precious crafty time back!

It's new challenge time at All Dressed Up and, as usual, it's Anything Goes with an All Dressed Up Image. Wendy has plenty of gorgeous images available in the All Dressed Up Esty Store but if pennies are really tight, and let's face it, there are still 2 weeks to go until pay day (😉!) , Wendy has very generously provided some freebies here - please make sure you adhere to the terms of use if you're saving these though, to make sure they're available for other crafters too. Thank you!

So without further ado, here is my card for your inspiration:

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Card base - is a premade A5 card in white cardstock 
  • Paper - is from a pad called Floral Fantasy by Lousie Tiler which was a cover gift on the March 2013 edition of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine. I've used this pretty rose and butterfly paper with a gorgeous vintage colour scheme which I absolutely LOVE and which goes very well with my new SN pens in the Vintage set!
  • Image - is of course by Wendy at All Dressed Up Digital Stamps and this gorgeous girlie is is Little Autumn Girl-01 from the Three Little Autumn Girls set - I had fully intended making 3 cards, using each girl from the set, but time just beat me to it! I have brought this cutie to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the listed colours before cutting her out and mounting her onto my card with a sliver of black cardstock behind her.
    • Skin - FS2, FS3, FS4, TN4, FS8 (Blush)
    • Hair - RB1, RB2, RB3, RB4 (from the new Nature 24 pen set)
    • Top - PV1, PV2, PV3, PV4 (from the new Vintage 24 pen set)
    • Scarf & Shorts - VB1, VB2, VB3 (from the new Vintage 24 pen set)
    • Bag - PV1, PV2, PV3, PV4, VB1, VB2, VB3, BG4
    • Boots - BG2, BG4, BG6
    • Outline & Shadows - BGR1
  • Sentiment - is from my  "go to" set, Swirly String Sentiment Set by Lili of the Valley which I have inked in Memento Black directly onto my image panel. Sadly, these sentiments are no longer available as stamps, but they are available as digis.

I hope that I have inspired you to come along and join in with our challenge but if you are in need of any further inspiration, please do head over to the challenge blog and check out the other wonderful creations by my oh-so-talented teamies. Then come back and show us your projects With an All Dressed Up Image. This challenge ends on 14th February, and we'll be back with our next challenge on 15th February 2017.

Don't forget that the Facebook Dressy Girls have another challenge for you which runs until the end of January ... their theme this month is Magical World.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Helen x


  1. wow Helen that colouring is awesome - brilliant make! Sorry to hear you've not been getting crafty time - hopefully soon! Big hugs rachel .... p.s I have candy on my blog xx

  2. Beautiful CAS card Helen! Gorgeous coloring...especially her hair! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at QKR Stampede!

    Brenda DT

  3. A supr cute card, loving the colouring of the stamp. Thank you for sharing your thank you card with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Caz DT.

  4. So cute and I love the backing paper. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Cathy DT Member

  5. Adorable card using such a cute image! And your coloring is amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  6. Great image! I love her! Very cute! Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog!

  7. Love your card, Helen. The way you have coloured that little cutie is fabulous!

    Thank you for your lovely kind words about my cards, and welcoming me back to the world of blogging. I had a bit of a 'false start' over Christmas, but hopefully the rest of the year will be 'smooth sailing' from here.

    Jennifer. x

  8. What a sweetie she is! GOrgeous colours too. Thank you so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.

  9. What a fabulous image, beautiful colouring and love the backing paper. Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges this time and I hope that you'll join us again soon,
    Love Jacky x

  10. Cute card
    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Julie T


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