Friday 29 July 2011

Nature Walk wedding

The latest challenge over at Make My Monday had me flummoxed for a while. There is an ongoing vintage theme at the site and this week the challenge is to use lace and pearls on your vintage card. Well I don't actually have any lace although I do have plenty of my beloved self adhesive pearls! Anyway, I've finally come up with something but I don't know whether it'll be okay for the challenge... Is there such a thing as clean and simple vintage? Because I think this might be it!

It's a wedding/engagement card! I didn't actually set out to make one - it just happened! Does that ever happen to you?!!

To get round the fact I didn't have any lace, I used my eyelet border punch to make some faux broderie anglaise. Does that count? I added a thin strip of one of my favourite papers from the Springtime Vintage designer paper range and then a border of these beautiful pearls. There are some strips stuck together on the Stampin' Up sheets to make this kind of thing very quick and easy.

Weddings are very special and deserve a bit of extra time to cut out this beautiful sprig from Nature Walk. I threaded a piece of Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon through the stem and tied it in a simple knot. I like the way it echoes the colour of the pearls and also provides contrast with the pure white of the Whisper White card base. The sentiment from Perfect Punches was coloured with markers to match the blue of the paper and the purple of the flowers.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Nature Walk, Perfect Punches
Ink: Subtles markers
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Basic Pearls, Springtime Vintage designer paper, eyelet border punch, modern label punch, Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

We had an International Incident here yesterday when my eldest son found an earwig which must've strolled in during the day while we had the French doors open. My son took one look at it and quite literally screamed. "Aaaaaargh! There's a scorpion in the living room!" he yelled. Of course in his head he is the hero walking through a land teaming with dangerous beasts but I'm rather relieved we don't have to cope with scorpions!

Thank you once again for coming to visit me and for all the comments and emails you leave for me. I really love getting them and always try to reply (although sometimes, frustratingly, I can't if there's no link back). I hope you have a wonderful weekend and that the sun shines on you!


  1. Such a beautiful CAS card, Vicky. Your little flower spray and pearl border are gorgeous!! xx

  2. Now this is a vintage card that I LOVE! What a wonderful idea to do your own lace! I love the narrow strip of DSP and the pearls. And the blue & purple together are so elegant. Great job!

  3. Could not possibly think of a more beautiful way to "do" vintage- Yeah! for Clean and Simple!

  4. I would say that you created some lovely "lace" and that vintage clean and simple should be the next "big thing!" This is a lovely card, Vicky.

  5. Wow! I would never have thought of this - it's just fabulous - so feminine, so pretty and I adore the pearl border.

  6. I don't care if it doesn't look like your everyday vintage style card, it's beautiful!! And that eyelet border punch definitely looks like a lace trim. Simple and stunning!
    Kelly xx

  7. Absolutely gorgeous Vicky

    'Laughed out loud' at your eldest
    Such a hero! hehe

    m x

  8. Gorgeous card, the thin strip of DSP makes all the difference. Thanks for sharing.
    Kathy x

  9. I love your interpretation of this week's theme at Make My Monday - Clean and Simple Vintage will do for me, especially with that gorgeous row of pearls down the length of your card. Thank you so much for taking part again Vicky - Jacqueline xx

  10. Hi Vicky

    Loving your card .. .. and admiring your patience at being able to cut around all of that gorgeous image.

    Scorpions!!! Eeekkk!!! They are as bad as the huge cockroaches you get abroad. Nah!! give me my little frog any day!!!

    Have a great day.

    Love Jules xx

  11. Now THAT is one really lovely card Vicky.

    And, YES . . . a card evolving before my eyes when I meant to do something entirely different often happens to me!!! LOL!

    Have a great Friday.

    Hugs, Sandra

  12. Oh definitely CAS and vintage at the same time, I'm reminded of the material doilies on a dressing table. Love the fussy cutting around the sprig too.
    Laughed at the earwig quip, they do look prehistoric!
    Jenny x

  13. This is gorgeous! So simple and elegant. I think it counts for vintage.

  14. Beautiful card Vicky and that border is SO much better than lace!
    M x

  15. Hello Vicky

    Wow what a beaautiful card, I love the lace and flower spray.


  16. I love your style!!!


  17. Hi Vicky thank s for the shutting of the door tip now why didn't I think of that !!! Scorpions you say your son would love it here what with crickets and lizards and snakes yes snakes not in the house though lol. Love your vintage clean and simple card think it's perfect as usual elegant and stylish.


  18. I think you've achieved a lovely wedding card with a touch of vintage. x

    p.s. how did you bear parting with your strip of pearls? Perhaps I need to stop being so frugal!!

  19. This is SO lovely. I love that you hand cut those sprigs. TFS
    Cheers, Karen

  20. Soooooo wonderful! A gorgeous CAS card. Thank you for sharing with everyone!

  21. I need someone to get married or engaged quick, I need to make this card

  22. I love, is very elegant. Regards

  23. Now I dont do clean and simple but that does not stop me for admiring it! I love it, so elegant in its simplicity!

  24. PS...Whoops forget to say thank you for your continued support at Make My Monday. Hope to see you next week for my month of challenges!

  25. This is gorgeous Vicky and I love the CAS look.
    Thanks for joining in again at Make My Monday and hope to see you again.
    Fliss x

  26. fabulous Vicky! so pretty.
    Sue x


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