Friday, 26 March 2010

The Play Date Cafe and Cafe Culture!!



These are the colours for this weeks challenge over at The Play Date Cafe and after lots of serious withdrawal symptoms I have made my first card in over a week!!

I found this gorgeous Movie Star stamp at a craft fair recently and had to ink it up, after distressing it lightly with Ranger Distress inks I also applied some Rock Candy crackle paint ( this doesn't really show in the photograph) The background of the card is stamped with Hero Arts "Old Letter Writing" I wanted to achieve a Vintage looking card.


Thought I would add a couple more photos of my trip to Rome, I love the way the Italians enjoy Cafe Culture even on a chilly day. Here I am sitting in a stunning Piazza with a delicious Cappuccino.


There is a bridge in Rome called Ponte Sant'Angelo ( Bridge of Angels) leading to Castel Sant'Angelo the local youth regard it as a very romantic place and the custom is to attach a padlock with you and your partners name on. This will ensure that as long as the padlock is there your love will last. I forgot my padlock but as we have been together for 28 years I think we will be OK. lol!!!

16 comments:

Vanessa said...

What a beautiful card, Sally! And you look like a moviestar yourself with your sunglasses! Glad you had a great time in Italy!

Hugs,
Vanessa x

Dotty Jo said...

Great card Sally, just love that stamp and you have showcased it perfectly with all those gorgeous 'vintage' touches! You look very chic and stylish in your picture, spot on for Rome!
BTW, I spy lace... is this a candidate for Cardvaarks???? Jo x

donna mikasa said...

Hi Sally! Welcome home! YOU look like a movie star in that photo!
Love your card and the vintagey look....Glad you're back crafting again!

Alice Wertz said...

i love the vintage look of your card, Sally! that stamp is beautiful! thanks for sharing those pretty travel photos, too! i love them! and i agree with Donna, you look radiant in that photo!

Suzanne C said...

Love the card! Lovely vintage card. The stars on the card as embellishment match up to the stars on the image. Love your pictures from your trip. I agree you look like a movie star too! So glad you are playing along with us at PDCC!

Nancy said...

Love the vintage Hollywood charm on your card, you sure nailed the color combo perfectly. I'm having such fun living vicariously through your wonderful photos, it's almost like being in Rome. You look so glamorous enjoying your Cappuccino, just like a local!

Ruby said...

Love your card, you did a great job of vintage!! It's really classy looking! What a great custom in Rome, we will have to add ours next time we go over. It's beautiful there, you look like you had fun!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE this card! And the pearl stars with the vintage pic are just a treat!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful vintage image, love the lace trim. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Julie Ranae said...

So glad your first card back was for The Play Date Cafe....really lovely, YOU and the card :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Love your pic of you enjoying coffee! I can't wait to go back to Rome--so jealous:) Love this card--those stars are the perfect touch! Great take on our challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC!

jo said...

Lovely card Sally!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful vintage creation, Sally! Love that stamp and your pearl stars are a perfect finishing touch! Thanks for playing along with the PDCC this week! Hope to see you again next week!

Hanne said...

Such a lovely vintage card!

Sarah Anderson said...

how fab are those padlocks - what a sweet idea! looks like you had a great trip to Rome
Thanks for playing along with us in the play date cafe this week. I love the vintage feel of your card

Jan said...

Beautiful blog and card!