Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Two very different challenges!!!




































I love to visit Betsy Veldman's blog when I need a little inspiration, she has just completed a few projects using Vintage Findings, including a fabulous gift tin and some stunning cards that took me back to my childhood! I love the shabby chic look, and using old buttons, lace and other items on my cards, I have a huge tin of old buttons that my Mum left me and its great to use them in projects.  Betsy has a small challenge running at the moment to use vintage items and I couldn't wait to have a go.  Here is my card using some of my Mum's lovely buttons and an old piece of lace from her sewing box.  The image is from a piece of PP that I have had in my stash for ages and I thought it made a lovely cameo.  The flower is one of a batch I made a while back.
















My second card is for Jenny's challenge over at Wee Memories , this challenge is to make a cute Christmas card for Vera's Caring Hearts card drive.  I find cute quite hard but really wanted to join in so this is my card.


I made another snow scene card but this time added a little deer (baby Rudolf) I also added some seed beads for a little sparkle.  That's it for today, more decorating to do in the kitchen!
SallyX

17 comments:

Brenda said...

Sally, I really love that vintage card! All the details, the embossed card, the flower, pins, lace, buttons! Wow! Just really beautiful. This card has made my day!

Lin said...

LOVE these, Sally! Your cameo idea is perfect, and your embellies wonderful. And I love your pairing of the little deer with those gorgeous trees! Beautiful cards!

Viola Mahr said...

This is a beautiful vintage card Sally! Thank you for sharing. I really love the shabby look.

hugs,
Viola

Dotty Jo said...

Beautiful cards Sally. The first one is just charming, really simple and elegant. Great emphasis on the image and the flowers and buttons are gorgeous. And I love your Rudolph card - love how you stamped him in white. Your style is so pretty and totally your own! Jo x

Nancy said...

Beautiful vintage card, Sally! Such elegance from the lace and embossing. Love that gorgeous snow scene too...those trees are so fabulous and the little deer definitely adds the cute-ness!
blessings!

Alice Wertz said...

the first card is so pretty and elegant and your second card is just darling. LOVE them both, Sally! fabulous work!

Simone said...

These are beautiful Sally! I love the vintage look of the first one - those colours are gorgeous :)

Jill said...

Woweeee! These are both simply gorgeous! Love the way you've used die cuts on both. And that first card- the colors are sooo pretty with that image. As always, I really enjoy visiting your blog!!! HUGS!

Dawn said...

what totally different cards today Sally. Both wonderful in their own ways. Your vintage colour is beautiful and there definitely is cuteness in your little reindeer scene.

Starry said...

I have been admiring your cards for so long on flickr, it struck me tonight... why have I not ever checked in on your blog and become a follower.... now I'm glad I saved it til now, coz I got to round you out to 100! Here's to the next 100 followers and much joy in your creating,
xxx Starry

Sanne said...

Ohhh Sally - I really adore your christmas cards - this one is gorgeous! Like your vintage card, too :)

Tiffany said...

These are such beautiful cards, I'm in love with that deep fuschia color on your background, it really brings in the beauty of the photo!

Jenny said...

Ok you do cute so well, these are fabulous!! Love them!! :) :) :) :) :)

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Sally, I think your card is fabulously cute! :)Thank you for playing with us at Wee Memories! :)

Suzanne C said...

Both are lovely. The first one is so very elegant and the second one is wonderful with the trees frosted with snow.

Arlene said...

The vintage card is just gorgeous - takes the breath away.

I just LOVE that deer with the red nose and the trees are perfect. You're on a roll.

Betsy V said...

Hi Sally!! Your vintage card is just gorgeous!! That image is perfect! And your cute reindeer card is....well...CUTE! I love that little deer image! Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge!

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