Thursday, 15 March 2012

Different for me

I hope you are well and warm, a bit misty and cold here in Manchester. I have been busy doing bits of this, that and the other, finished clearing the shed, cut the lawns, just need to get to grips with the greenhouse now and plant some tomatos......then some weeding...... never ends lol...

I made this birthday card for my cousin who is the one helping me to get to grips with quilt-making lol. some of the bits for this were picked up at the craft fayre two weeks ago. I decided on this theme as Brenda has always done lots of sewing and has 6 different machines!!!!

Bronze pearl card
Backing paper and 'Lady in corset' were a freebie from Clearly Vintage, matted on to cream card
distressed with vintage photo pad
sewing machine and scissor charms from fayre, Brass ring from stash
flower is ribbon with pull-string, again bought at fayre (more cream in real life, light caught it)
lace from bargin bag a few weeks ago

The inside was done to match, along with 75th birthday wishes...... only thing was.... she is 76!!! OOpppppsssss

I am entering the following challenges;

Cute card Thursday ........... Birthday

Celebrate the occasion ------- must use metal ( 2 charms and brass ring)

Craft room challenge ----------- shabby/ vintage

Creative card crew ------- Vintage

Bunny Zoe crafts ---------- Shabby/vintage

Thank you for all your suggestions as to not being able to leave comments. Some I have tried and still not working another I need to try later. Thanks for your visit. Have a happy Mothers day

Hugs Tilly x


Elaine said...

Gorgeous card Tilly
Hugs Elaine
Well done

McCrafty's Cards said...

Lovely vintage card Tilly, I like all the embellishments.
Kevin xx

CraftyLoops said...

I love this card Tilly. And that flower is so amazing. I hope you get the comments thing sorted soon. You must be close to tearing your hair out! Lee x


Hi Tilly
A fabulous vintage card
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Tilly, beautiful card and gorgeous charms and details.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Craft-Room Vintage Challenge, good luck,-))m

Deb said...

fantastic card Tilly, love the background papers!

Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥for our special 4th birthday challenge this week! Debxx

Zoe Sanderson said...

Lovely card your friend is lucky! love love love that flower, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Karen said...

Gorgeous card Tilly, love the charms and flowers, the aging of the paper has worked beautifully hugs Karen

Amy said...

Great card- love all the added embellishments! Thanks for playing at CTO this week!
Amy's Crafting Space
Celebrate The Occasion Design Team Member

coops said...

so stunning tilly.i really love the vintage image and design :D

xx coops xx

Adrian said...

Cute! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

girlia said...

Gorgeous job on this card. Beautiful flower. I am sure your friend will love this. Thanks for joining us this week at CTO

kay said...

beautiful vintage style card,charms are fab,not sure i would want to part with them,have a great weekend,x

craft-roomjulia said...

Such a pretty card with wonderful detail, and I agree with Zoe, I adore that flower. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xx

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Tilly
great gorgeous card,
Have a nice weekend

Mynnette said...

This is fabulous--LOVE the large jewel center of your flower!!! :) Gorgeous!!!

rosie said...

tilly this is fab. love it all. gorgeous flower x

Maria said...

I love this, the papers and flower are gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with our Vintage challenge over at the Craft-Room, and good luck.

Maria x


A gorgeous card Tilley I love the the colours and this is one of may favourite images. I would like to nominate you for the Versatile Blog award. Please pop over to my blog for details at

Janette said...

Hi Christine, this is fabulous, love the layout and different elements to it, gorgeous....glad you now are able to comment again, it was very quiet without

Esther said...

Lovely card for your friend!
i like the vintage images :)
Thanks for joining CTO this week!

downrightcrafty said...

oh loving the print and the flower is gorgeous, totally fabulous
Hugs Kate x

Dilsaver Designs said...

What a fun card, I love your sewing charms and your beautiful flower! Thanks for joining us @ CTO for our "Any Occasion (must use metal)" challenge :)

Caroline said...

Fantastic card!!! Love the papers and those charms are fab!! Perfect for our Vintage theme this week at the Creative Card Crew. Hope you can join us again next time.

Caroline x

jules said...

oh i would never have guessed you made this! it's really beautiful ps, i didn't mean that comment as a negative one! lol!

Silvie Z said...

Beautiful creation with gorgeous details! Love that big white flower!
Thank you for joining us at Bunny Zoe's this month.
Silvie xx