Saturday, 23 January 2016

Vintage...or shabby chic?

Good morning, well the weekends here again and that means it's time for a new challenge over at Sweet Stampin'. Our theme this week is 'Vintage or Shabby Chic' and we're sponsored by Live and Love Crafts.
To make my card (not sure if it's vintage or shabby chic....perhaps a bit of both!) I unearthed a photograph style stamp that I have had for a very loooong time, I have no idea who it's by, it's wood mounted but there's no name on the block, think I bought it from ebay...anyway, I think she's a lovely image and I'm trying to use some of my old and neglected stamps! I stamped her using a dark brown distress ink onto a piece of white cardstock, then roughed up the edges slightly, mounted this onto a blue die cut frame which was generously treated to some aged silver embossing enamel and a few swipes of the brown distress ink. I added this to several layers of dp and card, each of which was distressed, frantaged etc. A little texture paste stencilled onto the blue layer too. The sentiment is LOTV , flowers and metal embelly from stash. It was fun to make, and I'm so pleased I used this lovely stamp again!
Thanks for stopping by today, hopefully you'll be tempted to join in this fab challenge...just click here to visit the Challenge Blog, I'm sure you'll love seeing what the rest of  Team Jacky have created! We'd love to see what you make too...just don't forget to stamp something!

craftforthecraic -January blues
stempelsonne # 158 atg
thestampingboutique die cuts/punches
hanna and friends #240 die cuts
inspirationdestination #69
thepapershelter #232 rough it up
thesisterhoodofcrafters Something old (stamp) something new (trellis die)


  1. Gorgeous Chris! I actually think your card is a little bit shabby and a little bit vintage, that's what's so great about it! The shabby laces and flowers make a great contrast against the distressed and darkish background. Fabulous! hugs :)

  2. Absolutely gorgeous vintage style card, Chris, wonderful detailing too. Enjoy the weekend sweetie!

    Love and hugs

  3. this is, love the vintage look with all your pretty details! Thank you for joining us at The Sisterhood for our New/Old challenge!
    Diane TSH DT

  4. LOVE your design! Very nicely done! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Something OLD, Something NEW’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  5. Wow, love this card Chris and was really surprised to see the image is actually a stamp, I thought it was a photo. Great details and design which really work to make a fab card. Have a great weekend, love Jacky x

  6. Absolutely gorgeous the vintage shabby chic style..GORgeous stamp and love all the details and design..FABulous.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. I don't know the difference, beautiful card, gorgeous design and love your flower display.
    My birthday is today .. 23rd (in case you read this Sunday) thanks for your Birthday wishes.

    Kath x

  8. Lovely card Chris, thanks for sharing at Inspiration Destination. Wendy DT x

  9. Yay for using up old stash! Stunning card Chris. I utterly loved this when I saw it on the DT blog! You totally nailed this challenge. Vintage AND shabby chic. Stunning card hun. Hugs, Wends x

  10. Bit of both Chris and so beautiful. I love the gorgeous colours here which are vintage for sure.xx {aNNie}

  11. Gorgeous card Chris...Stunning image and details....lovely colour...Joolsx

  12. Gorgeous card Chris...Stunning image and details....lovely colour...Joolsx

  13. I'd say a bit of both too, but if I'm honest I never quite got the exact difference between them anyway! It's a gorgeous card, very stylish and I'm pleased to see old stamps making an appearance xx

  14. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at TSB, good luck!!! Amy DT

  15. Gorgeous shabby chic creation. Thank you for playing along with us at TPS. Pat K x

  16. WOW Chris this is so beautiful and so wonderfully vintage, the image, colours, embellishments and card design are superb
    lorraine x

  17. What beautiful cards you have been making since I last visited, and this is no exception. Love this one! But then I would wouldn't I! Happy Weekend to you. Judy x

  18. What beautiful cards you have been making since I last visited, and this is no exception. Love this one! But then I would wouldn't I! Happy Weekend to you. Judy x

  19. wow this is just so beautiful...lovely details and amazing image..thanks for sharing at the stamping boutique


  20. very beautiful card.
    Thank you for joining us at Hanna & Friends.