Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Vintage Beauty!


We don't have any exciting parties to attend this weekend so I think I'll just spend the weekend trying to get caught up a bit in my crafting cave!
But before I do, I wanted to play along in one of my favorite challenges!  And, that is over a Cheery Lynn Designs.  This time around the challenge is to FRAME IT!  Here's what I came up with!

If you know me, you know I love vintage ANYTHING!
I purchased a pack of vintage images from the TJDesigns booth at the Akron Adventures in Stamping a few years back and this image just called out to me this morning!  Isn't she beautiful?  Yet she looks a little sad ... or maybe they weren't told to 'smile' back then because they all have a bit of a despaired look on their faces in most of their photos.

Vintage just isn't vintage without lace & pearls.
This gorgeous die from Cheery Lynn Designs is called 'Polynesian Sails Oval' (DL153) and was just perfect to frame today's vintage beauty.  Of course I had to add Kaiser pearls in the flower centers.  Finished off the look I was wanting to achieve perfectly!

And, how surprised was I to find this beautiful Darice locket that mimicked the beautiful necklace our lady is wearing.  This sheet of heart embellishments has been hanging on my embellishment wall for a very long time ... and it too called out to me today!  I love it when a card comes together so quickly and so beautifully!  
My other lacy elements are the lacy border created by the Cheery Lynn Designs 'Anastasia Border' (B136) die and the corner treatment is also Cheery Lynn Designs ... Lace Corner Deco E (B165).  My black Offray satin bow was created using the Craft-dee Bowz bow making tool ... so quick & easy!  LOVE IT!!  Perfect every time!!

Here are a few other challenges to share in today!
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #72 - Bingo (pearls, bow, charm)
Tag Along Challenge - Vintage Inspired
Craft-Dee Bowz August Challenge - Anything Goes w/bow
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - Using your punches and dies
Crafty Creations Challenge - Something OLD from your stash (locket)
Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping in today and I truly hope you have a FABULOUS weekend.
Hard to believe Christmas is right around the corner!

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