Saturday, 30 March 2013

Simply vintage and this weeks candy



This week at Allsorts Catherine is inviting us to a spot of Vintage, one that's perfect for me and I am sure a lot of you as well.

I started my card by distressing the reverse side of a piece if Centura Pearl with vintage photo, tea dye, victorian velvet and picked raspberry, spritzed with glimmer mist iridescent gold and then randomly sponged vintage photo through a swirly stencil and finally heat embossed some gold powder here and there.

The birds and birdcage are all TH alterations dies, I threaded some beads onto the bottom of the birdcage and added a couple of words from Stamp Addicts dream stamp set. A few punched flowers, some seam binding and a button from this weeks sponsor Lots of Buttons.

And of course as it's Saturday it's time to show you what you can win this week..............a set of Crafters Companion stamps. As usual a winner will be selected from all comments left on  my blog during the week, if you leave more than one then you get entered again. Simple as that and the only other requirement is that......................

1) Leave a comment and add the logo below to your sidebar
2) I would love if you were a follower (but candy only blogs will be discounted - and I do check)

Jackie, you are this weeks luck winner with your comment on Mondays post, please mail me with you full postal addy so I can get your goodies posted off to you.

I really hope you will join in our challenge this week and look forward to seeing all your fabulous entries.

Wishing you all a lovely Easter whatever you may have planned and if you are out and about in the UK wrap up warm.

70 comments:

Jane said...

Good morning Brenda, the sun we had yesterday has vanished so we are just back to the cold weather! Your vintage card is perfect, those little jewels hanging down remind me of the gorgoeus dresses in the 1930s with their lovely fringes. Great candy again, well done to Jackie. Have a peaceful Easter break and keep warm,
Jane x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely Brenda, great layout and colour
jacqui x

Sarah said...

Absolutely stunning card B, love the soft colours and beautiful details. Hope you have a lovely Easter x

iReneM said...

Oh my!! This is beautiful, Brenda.
Your background is fabulous, the whole design so soft and delicate.
x

Marianne said...

Lovely card. Love the little beads on the bird cage and the two birds are very lovely. Nice distressing!

xxx Marianne

Craftnut said...

This is beautiful Brenda. I dub thee queen of all things inky Tracy xx

cebelica said...

I love vintage and pink and brown is one of my favourites colour combination. Gorgeous card Brenda! Hugs! xx

May said...

Love your vintage card Brenda, Love the colours & design... Gorgeous die-cuts.. Have a great Easter!!

Congrats to Jackie... Enjoy!!
Hugs May x x x

rachel said...

stunning card Brenda - really love that die and everything about your card is beautiful xx

Merry said...

What lovely colours a great card Brenda. Congrats Jackie.

Julie said...

Morning my lovely B, now dont read this wrongly but you are the queen of vintage!!! Some people can and some people can't,me being the latter;) Beautifulbeautiful card! Have a lovely Easter, Julie x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, I love the beautiful shabby chic feel, so soft and pretty!

I just love the birds and the birdcage with the cherry blossoms!

Hugs for now xoxo

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous vintage card Brenda and love your colours.....

Anne

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card, love the soft pinks. Did you get some more snow today? It's been snowing all morning. Happy Easter!

Sue - bearhouse said...

stunning card Brenda. I love the design and the colours are so beautiful
Wishing you a Happy Easter
Sue xx

Paula (PEP) said...

A beautiful combiantion of colours & I love the way the gold of the birds' eyes glint (that's probably a piece of Swenglish) & draw the eyes to the sparkle of your gems & charms & then the little flower centres. Even the button's pattern echoes the swirly background. A treasure of imagery & texture.
Paula (PEP)

Tanya said...

THis is so beautiful Brenda, the colours are so pretty and I love those little pink flowers :) I'm awful at vintage cards lol, but I might try and have a go perhaps :)

Tags xx

Wendy L said...

Beautiful card Brenda, love the charms at the bottom, xxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW your card looks so beautiful and shabby chic
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts School Projects

Uta said...

Your card is so beuatiful. I love the colors and the nice vintage look.
Hugs, Uta

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. I love the birdcage and the little charms.
Have a good weekend and Happy Easter
Lorraine x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Brenda,lovely charms.
Gr Elly

AnyOldCraft said...

Beautiful creation Brenda.
Love the colours I think they are a perfect combination for vintage works.
Loving the way the birdcage has a rounded effect to it.
The beads at just the right mount of elegance :)

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Brenda,lovely charms and little flowers.
Gr Elly

Marianne said...

Love the soft colours, Brenda, and the way you have used those beads at the bottom of the cage. Happy Easter!
Marianne x

Donna Ellis said...

Aw, Brenda, this has got to be one of the prettiest bird cage cards I've seen yet. The very soft applications of inks and spray really makes your garden characters pop out. Love how the bird cage is dimension and has the pretty charms dangling from it. I need to try some danglies somehow on my cards, too - it adds the perfect touch and "favor" to a card. A delightful combination of die cuts, B. Thanks for bringing a smile to my face this morning! hugs, de

walchowDesign said...

Lovely vintage card, Brenda! Love the soft mix of colours on the bg with great details. Have a lovely time in Paris!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous Brenda, love the bling hanging on the birdcage and all the other details. Happy Easter weekend, Shirleyx

Annie said...

Great vintage piece Brenda. Feminine colours and stunning charms

Happy Easter

Annie x

Gail said...

Really great card!
Lovin the colors you've used!

Andreja L. said...

Such a beautiful vintage card you made and I like all :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Hanneke said...

Wow, gorgeous card Brenda! I love the style and the pretty beads on the cage! Those Christmas stamps are adorable! Hugs, Hanneke

susiestacey said...

Absolutley stunning Brenda, love the background. I need to work on this vintage stuff x (please don't enter me in this draw as l have this set) x Susan x

Pat said...

Beautiful vintage card Brenda, love the birdcage and all the gorgeous shades of pink.

Pat xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is smashing Branda! Happy Easter to you. Judy x

catherine said...

This is just so beautiful Brenda and absolutely perfect for my challenge theme this week. Love the vintage colours. Thanks again for another fantastic candy offer.
x catherine

Robin said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for the chance at some candy too! Hugs, Robin

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

Very beautiful card! Love the bird! Thanks for a chance at winning too!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, so pretty. I love the little charms :o)
Jackie xx

Paper Profusion said...

Gorgeously sweet and romantic Brenda. The swirly background gives great sense of movement. Nicola x

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda,
Marvellous vintage creation, love the colours, and the die cutting and punching is fabulous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Nikki said...

Love the soft colours in your card it's very sweet :) thanks for the chance too
hugs Nikki

Sally H said...

A stunning vintage creation, Brenda! I love it! Not tried that colour combo, but it looks great! Have lots of fun in Paris x

Helena said...

So pretty card! Love color and design. hugs, Helena

Dora said...

This is really beautiful Brenda, I love the vintage style and the soft colours... so so pretty. Wishing you a Happy Easter xxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this has got birds on it Brenda .. and you know i am scared of birds... but i must say its very pretty
Lisa x

Mrs A. said...

Your handmade background paper is quite superb and the colours are lovel. hugs Mrs a.

nnalorac said...

Beautiful card Brenda, love the inky background and those wee danglers on the birdcage are adorable. Happy Easter. Carolxx

Gerrina said...

Love the colours you used! The brench and flowers are so beatiful! Have a happy Easterweekend! Hugs, Gerrina

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous vintage card Brenda, beautiful colours and details.
Avril xx

butterfly said...

Beautiful pastel pinks, and gorgeous work with those die-cut birds and cage!
Alison x

Phi said...

Brenda, your cards is so lovely and feminine. Sounds like a great challenge at Allsorts this week but I'm away from home so no crafting for me. Love your card with those cute little blossoms.

slimwitch said...

so pink.. so vintage.. so amazing!!! Love it!

Helene E said...

gorgeous! I love the pearl decorations!

Desire Fourie said...

This is gorgeous. One can hear the birdies chirping each other.
Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Easter.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Brenda.So elegant and pretty.Love the vintage feel too.Have a lovely easter weekend.Big hugs Debbie x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card brenda, I like the bird cage with the hanging charms and the wonderful colours.
Kevin xx

Lau W said...

Oh so lovely card Brenda, superb superbbbb !!
Happy Easter !
xxx

Judith said...

This is so pretty - I love the colour scheme hugs Judith x

Leigh Odell said...

Beautiful card Brenda. Love the charms hanging from the bottom of the bird cage

loulou said...

Gorgeous card, love the touches of gold. cheers Linda

Chantal said...

Beautiful card, love the button.
Hugs, Chantal S

Berina RGA said...

lovely card!! love the hanging on the bird cage
-Berina

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous...love this vintage look!
The dangling beads are so petty...looks like a dragonfly at the bottom...Oh, I do so need stronger plus readers! teehee
The patterned button at the top is fabulous.
The colours you chose are so soft and prtty and the card paper has so mych texture! Love it, Brenda!

Tedz said...

I love the vintage look of this one and the soft pinks and browns. Pauline xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card, love the pearls hanging on the bird cage.

J.Dark said...

lovely card! :)

Frea said...

Hi Brenda, I do love that vintage look on your card! Great colour combination! And aren't these cute mice delicious for CHristmas cards! Love 'm ! Hugs Frea

soccermom23 said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I love your work.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful, I love the little charms on the bottom of the bird cage and the colours are so pretty
Lindsay xx