Friday, 24 August 2012

Vintage Bee Hive

Vintage cards I admit, make me run in horror - I've never really succeeded with them the few times I've tried them, but, a first time for everything and I'm pretty happy with this one!

I used a freebie image from The Graphics fairy - which I left untouched - although I'm almost wishing now I'd changed it from black to brown, but never mind.

The papers are from the Botanical Collection and I got them free with simply cards and papercraft magazine this month, layered on brown card.

I used some fabric flowers from my stash, some stitching, some gems and a brad to embellish and the sentiment is from skipping stones designs, the banner cut with die-namics dies.

I also decorated the inside of the card - rare for me, since I usually leave the inside unfinished until I see who I'm sending a card too - with more papers from the same range, and a stamp from skipping stones.

I'm submitting this to:

- LEJ Designs Challenge #17 - Vintage
- Digi Haven - Days Gone By (Vintage)
- Creative Card Crew #17 - Maps/newsprint/sheet music/script ( my design papers cover newsprint and script :) )
- Crafting for All Seasons - Stitching


  1. Awesome job Kerry Louise!! Wow!!! Great freebie find as well. I love Graphic Fairy Free Digi's. Here's a link to the image for anyone who would love to snag it: Thank you for joining us this week at Digi Haven. ♥ Denise

  2. Beautiful card and delightful image. You really did nail the vintage card with this one. Very pretty.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  3. Great card, I love the soft colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  4. Lovely card. You've got the vintage spot on

    Thanks for joining us the Creative Card Crew for our "media" challenge
    Margaret DT

  5. I saw this over at Digi Haven and had to come over for a better look. I found my vintage image at Graphics Fairy, too. For someone who doesn't do 'vintage', you certainly seem to have nailed this one! Gorgeous. I love the inside, too, and the papers you chose.

  6. This turned out really nice. Thanks for playing at Digi Haven.

  7. Very pretty! It doesn't bother me that the image is black!! I absolutely love it!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven!
    Hugs xx Sandra

  8. What an awesome vintage card inside and out! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Haven.

    Peace & Luv,

  9. Really gorgeous I love those behives. Thank you for joining in with the LEJ Designs challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  10. That's a very pretty vintage card. Unusual image but it works! Love the flowers that you added to the card. It all seems so peaceful to me! Thanks for joining at Digi Haven this week and thanks Denise for adding the link for us!
    sandy's crafty creations

  11. Congratulations you've won Top 3 again at Digi Haven. Your card is spectacular! Thank you for playing along with us again, it's always so exciting to see what you create next! ♥ Denise