Tuesday 31 January 2017

Vintage Elegance

Hi there and welcome!

Sharing a card today that unusually for me has only one layer plus embellishments.

I've used 3 panels of differing papers from Graphic 45's 'A Ladies Diary' collection. Added a lace trim that I've been hoarding for ages to save for a special piece where it looked just right. Then applied pearl trims, roses and die cut leaves (Memory Box 'Grape Vine' die). Edged perimeter with Distress Ink 'Black Soot'. That's It!

I wish I could make all my cards so handily as this doesn't happen often!

Very many thanks for stopping by,
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Kort o Mania - Vintage / Shabby Chic
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Simply Made (Single Layer Card)
Country View Crafts - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Days of Yore (vintage / shabby)
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - Girly
Inky Chicks - Clean and Simple


  1. Nicola, this is absolutely gorgeous! An abundance of fussy detailing is not needed for paper this gorgeous.. you have used it to perfection. The special lace was meant for this creation. It is lovely! The pearly accents are so beautiful. Thank you for the sweet inspiration, dear friend! Have a wonderful day. :)

    Hugs and blessings,

  2. This is stunning, Nicola!! I love the beautiful papers you used!! You accentuated it perfectly with the lace, flowers and pearls!! It's so gorgeous my friend!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. The image is so pretty, it does not need many layers! Great work. Hugs, Autumn

  4. Beautiful card! Love that vintage image! Great design! Love the pretty paper too!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  5. Gorgeous Nicola! Love the vintage vibe!

  6. She's a beauty, and I especially love the rose trim. Gorgeous and elegant!

  7. Such a romantic and beautiful card dear Nicola, lovely with the lace ,roses and your die cut leaves. Wonderful colors and papers. xoxo

  8. This card is less layered than your usual designs, but not any less gorgeous and beautifully vintage:)

  9. Very pretty with gorgeous papers and embellies!! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT

  10. This is just gorgeous! I LOVE this paper pack!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Simply Made’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  11. It may not have as many layers but it is full of elegance and charm, I love the image of the lady and the papers you chose look amazing - I love the way you did the lace too, it looks beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

  12. Oh, so lovely! Thank you for sharing at SOS! Love all of that G-45 paper, and those rosettes with those cute little DP leaves... just beautiful.

  13. Gorgeous card Nicola, love these G45 papers. The gorgeous embellishments make it special.
    Avril xx

  14. Beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at Inky Chicks. DT Veronique

  15. So pretty, elegant and just perfect! Great use of those beautiful papers and wonderful embellishments, - love the finished card!!

  16. A gorgeous example of Vintage elegance! Nicola. Congratulations on being chosen as one of January's top 3 over at CVC . Yay! So pleased for you x

  17. Beautiful work! Thanks so much for accepting the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  18. Ohhhhhhhhhh so very pretty!! You have vintage / shabby chic down with this project!
    Thanks so much for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our "Days of Yore" challenge this week!
    SOS DT

  19. Wow stunning vintage style and lovely design. The color scheme is so beautiful. I like the trim with the little roses.
    Best regards Petra


Thank-you! Your visit and comment is very much appreciated. Nicola x