Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Double D - Looking Back in Time

Hello Dear Friends!
It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog!
I'm hosting today and as you can see by my blog title ... the theme is

Looking Back in Time
(create something that reminds you of times gone by)
Here's the mood board I've created to help inspire you . . .

Here's what I have to share with you today ...

My card is 5.5" square and uses the following products:

Yvonne Creations - Vintage Objects - Endless Times Frame

The image is from a collage pack called 'Vintage Photographs' from TJ Designs by TweetyJill.  She used to be on Etsy but I don't see where her store is open any more.  Sorry!  I purchased my pack of sheets several years ago at the Adventures in Stamping Convention held here in Akron every Spring.

The key if from K&Company and the sticky backed lace (very old) is by Jambo.

After die cutting my frame from white card stock, I sponged a bit of Tim Holtz distress 'walnut stain' over the top to give it an aged appearance.  A 5.5 square panel of Kraft card stock was added to the back before adhering to my white card base.  

The oval dies I used for my image and white mat are the OLD (my first set of stackable dies) Sizzix Oval dies.  They were the perfect shape / size to fit in the opening on this die.

I've also added a medium size Gold Dot by Stampendous in the center of the clock hands.

REMEMBER:  We have a fun prize to give away to one lucky player,
which will be chosen by
ALL are welcome to enter ... we will ship internationally!

Today's prize offering is ...

 So be sure to pop over to the Double D Challenge Blog to see all the details and amazing samples offered up by our VERY TALENTED design team ladies!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hope to see you at Double D!
As always . . .


  1. Just love the vintage look!
    Hugs from Africa!

  2. Love this amazing creative card of days gone bye....very inventive and the result is just beautiful.x

  3. Very vintage indeed!! A great use of that die and absolutely perfect for the challenge!! I have that lace too..somewhere, did we get it at Joan's? lol!!
    Great mood board, I think you have stirred up a lot f memories for us!!

  4. Oh, I just love this Dar! The vintage frame collage style frame is so lovely and is just perfect with that sweet picture. That old key is the perfect finishing touch too. I'm completely smitten by this darling creation!

  5. Wow, this is beautiful, Dar! The lace frame makes it look like a mini tapestry. I've never seen this die cut...need to check it out!

  6. You make me want to bring my lace out to play. What a beautiful frame it makes! And that Yvonne die, sigh... I have several of those on my wish list. Love how you sponged to age it. You even went vintage with your oval dies, your first stackables. You've come a long way, baby! I still have my first dies, too, and use them all the time -- basic circles and ovals. Ah, memories!

  7. Perfect card for this challenge. I love the lace the die cut and the sepia tone. Just gorgeous.

  8. Beautiful vintage design with the background and that awesome photo.

  9. Amazing card!! Love the design, so creative!! The key and the brad on the clock arrows are perfect details!

  10. Very nice. I love the board too. Especially the rotary phone. [Bunny]

  11. That die is so perfect for your vintage image, love the inking you did on it and the lace to frame the whole card looks great! Like the key added to it to, great vintage feel!

  12. Oh WOW! That frame is magnificent and I love how you sponged it to age it. The image is just as wonderful. Feels like I am looking at a layout in my Grandmother's scrapbook! Fantastic!

  13. Great vintage card with the clock and the key. We both were inspired the same. It is good to be in the craft room with you.

  14. This project is so pretty. I adore your idea of using the lace as a frame. So lovely.

  15. LOVE the look you have created here. Now I wish I would have used a beautiful photo of my grandmother in her high school graduation picture. She was lovely and it would have made a beautiful card. Great vintage-y card.

  16. This is absolutely gorgeous Darlene! I love all those beautiful vintage elements.

  17. This is such a beautiful example of vintage! I love how the background clock indicates the passing of time along with the old photo! Gorgeous!

  18. Love your vintage card and what a great idea to use lace as a frame! Love it!


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