Thursday, 14 August 2014


I really don't know where this summer has gone - the weeks have just flown past and the sun is long gone - blown away by nasty hurricane Bertha!  Not long now till the boys head off for Uni either so my incredibly busy summer home will all to soon be calm again.

Before all that however, we have a new challenge over at Moving Along With The Times as Hazel has set us the challenge of

Vintage - again

Really don't like vintage and struggle with this style - but hopefully you guys won't and will give us some lovely projects to feast our eyes on.

As for my card - well I do like it, I'm just not sure if it can be classed as vintage.  It doesn't use bright colours and the girl looks old fashioned so that classes as vintage... right?

Everything used, except the card stock was generated from the Ooh La La CD "Say it with Words."  I'm new to this type of crafting, but it's nice to have a change and I did enjoy working from the CD again.  I also discovered that it's well worth putting quality paper into the printer when running off design papers, funnily enough they come out so much nicer!

Simply Create Too - Vintage/Old Fashioned
Wags n Whiskers - Birthdays
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes  Jx


Pami said...

I do love your explanation of what vintage should be!!! I do think your card has a vintage feel, such a lovely image and sentiment! P x

Sarah said...

This is lovely Janice and I'd say it's vintage in style. Such a lovely image and the sentiment is beautiful xx

Lisa xx said...

stunning card, and I love that sentiment, I think that should be my daily mantra!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Cute card, perfectly vintage hun!
Hugs Shell xx

Michelle J M said...

Oh I don't like vintage either! I also never know what is vintage and what isn't!!! However, in my humble opinion, I think you have got it just right, a gorgeous card. Michelle x

Sue B said...

Well this is certainly vintage in my book Janice!! I think you've done a fab job my friend… such an adorable image and I love the sentiments… gorgeous papers too! :-)
Hope you have a great day!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Janice. I love the sweet image and such a beautiful sentiment.
Sue xx

Debbie said...

Hi Janice...I love your card and the image is nana used to use this sentiment and it always reminds me of her! Thank you for your comment re Brogan...she will be studying English at Uni. Debbie x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Please be my friend!!! Im sorry :))) You nailed this card I really dont know why you thought you couldnt do vintage!! Its ace!!! Love Hxx

Carole said...

It sure does have a vintage feel Janice, love the fab sentiment
Carole xXx

Gerda said...

What a gorgeous card!! Love the sentiment!!!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

DT-Member SCT

Judith said...

This is lovely Janice - vintage style without a doubt - I love how you have carried the balloon theme through the whole card and the sentiment is perfect hugs judith xx

Tammy said...

This is adorable Janice, I love that sweet vintage image and fab sentiment!
Hugs, Tammy

Winnie said...

It certainly looks vintage..... love your card, great colors.......... Thank you for joining us at TSC this week

Hugs Winnie DT

Wendy said...

Gorgeous vintage style card Janice, lovely image.
Wendy xx

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Janice, I love the image you have chosen and I think your card certainly fits the vintage theme - I'm glad you are still enjoying CD crafting.

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Janice: Beautiful sentiment; Beautiful card! Thank you for entering our Simply Create Too "Old/Vintage Challenge #67", and hope you come back this Friday, 15 August, for our new challenge.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous, looks great, so cute too, xx xxx

Whisper said...

Oooo fabby vintage look hun, am loving the image and stunning words too, Luv Sam x

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous Janice. Love the balloons and you have coloured her superbly.
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Melissa Doherty said...

I'd say you did a great job with vintage and I love the sentiment! Thanks for sharing at TSC! Melissa dt

Gail Townsend said...

Lovely card and certainly looks vintage to me. Gail xx

Yolanda Rodriguez said...

I'm not a fan of vintage either. I like other people's vintage cards - I just struggle on making one on my own.
Your card came out great though!
The quote is awesome!
Thank you for joining us on the Birthday Challenge at Wags & Whiskers.
Yolanda DT

cardsbyleona said...

Fabulous colour scheme and sentiment, thanks for entering the Creative Moments Challenge. Leona (DT)

Eileen Dobson said...

Such a beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us over at Creative Moments.

Veerle said...

I like your card Janice it's very lovely. And vintage is not always bright colours. I still joined in this morning and I used dark colours too. I was aiming for a maile vintage card so I used masculin colours. I love your image and your lovely background paper. Well done. Greetings from Veerle