Friday, July 13, 2012


Mae has a great sketch challenge for us, at Just Add Ink this week.

I don't often make square cards, but used this sketch to make a card for my sister-in-law who turned 50 recently.  I am blessed to have three wonderful sisters-in-law, who I love dearly.  Sharon, the recipient of this card, really saved my life when I was struggling desperately with being a new first-time Mum - something I will never forget.  I put a lot of love into this card!

There's a bit going on, but all the detail is thanks to Stampin' Up!'s beautiful Vintage Vogue stamp set.  I've stamped the vine image on the background paper, using Crumb Cake ink, and the small flower is stamped in Soft Suede ink.  The vine image was stamped again on the larger of the two Framelits dies, and the sentiment panel was created with a NEW stamp set that will be coming out in our Annual Catalogue in August.  Those of us who attended Stampin' Up! Convention in Canberra in May were lucky enough to receive the fabulous Memorable Moments stamp set, consisting of numbers 0 to 9 inclusive, along with a few greetings and a frame stamp that co-ordinates with the Labels Collection Framelits dies - woohoo!  LOVE any stamps that co-ordinate with a punch or die, and I have been longing for some number stamps.  This set will get a lot of use, I'm sure.

Now that I've completed the card, I can see the sentiments are a bit wonky - but, hey, that's the charm of hand-made cards, isn't it?!

The larger flower was inked up in Crumb Cake ink, and "rock and rolled" in Rich Razzleberry ink.  A smaller Soft Suede flower was cut out, added to the top, and secured with a glimmer brad. 

Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Memorable Moments (available 1st September)
Card: Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
DSP: First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper, Rich Razzleberry Patterns Designer Series Paper
Ink: Crumb Cake stampin' pad and marker, Soft Suede and Rich Razzleberry stampin' pads
Other: Labels Collection Framelits dies, sponge daubers, Color Spritzer tool, Brights brads, Basic Glimmer brad, Basic Pearls, paper snips, Stampin' dimensionals, Lace Ribbon border punch, Crumb Cake seam binding, Soft Suede taffeta ribbon

Make sure you check out the samples made by my talented fellow Design Team members here.  We'd love to have you join in the challenge this week!


  1. A beautiful card to celebrate a special friend's 50th card is still half finished on my craft desk which I can't get to! It will now be a belated birthday card, oh well, good friends always understand. Love your card Christine.

  2. A lot of love shows through with this card, Christine. Love the vintage look.

  3. This is so pretty Christine! Sounds like your sister in law is a lovely lady.....much like yourself really:)

    Really love the colours you've used on her card to!

    Luv K

    Ps - I must try and do some challenges I think too!

  4. Oh Christine this card is just lovely! You can see all the work you've put into this card with all the stamping and distressing!

    I bet your SIL will love it!

  5. This is a gorgeous card, Christine - (even with Rich Razzleberry LOL). You have put such a lot of detail into this special card and it shows.

  6. Your card is absolutely beautiful Christine!!! I love the way you've stamped on top of the dsp background and the flowers and "50" and framelits are all wonderful. Distressed to perfection too.
    Love it!

  7. Gorgeous, Christine. Love the colours, framelit labels and those numbers look great. I'm sure she will love it.

  8. Wow I can feel the love!! This is beautiful.
    Tam x

  9. Can't go wrong with Vintage Vogue! Always a winner! Love those all time FAV ccolours! Hugs xxx

  10. Beautifully done as always! l love the rock & roll Vintage Vogue flowers, such a lovely combination of colour and stamps. xxx

  11. It's beautiful Christine you can certainly see the love you put into it! I thought the "wonky" sentiment was supposed to be that way - looks good to me :)just part of the character!

  12. All that love definitely shows in your gorgeous creation, Christine! Love the richness of your palette & all the fabulous stamping/sponging you have added to the layers. An awesome celebration of your SIL's milestone birthday. Thanks for the sneak peek too, that set is awesome. Hugs :)

  13. It's great we can turn some of our love for people into beautiful creations for them. I'm sure your SIL will adore your card - gorgeous colours, great layout such pretty flowers.

  14. Gorgeous!!!! I love so many things about this cards - colours, background stamping and most definitely the vintageness of it!

  15. Wow this is a gorgeous card and just perfect for a milestone birthday. Love love love Vintage Vogue and you've done it justice here! Beautiful.


  16. Hello dear and lovely Christine!
    WOW oh WOW you certainly rocked this vintage card sweet lady! It's totally awesome and the love you can SEE IT!!!! WHat a special person to give such a card too, I love the sneak peak too.... can't wait for more!!!! Oh how I love the sneak at the Holiday mini!! YAY for Stampin up and YAY for you and your creativity!!!
    Hugs and smiles SHArnee :)