Thursday, 1 March 2012


How sad yesterday to hear of the death of Davy Jones aged only 66. I used to love watching The Monkees every Saturday teatime when I was young and I went to see them at Wembley. My first ever pop concert. I can even rememebr that I was wearing a camel coloured trouser suit (yes that's what they used to call them) with a purple lining, purple patent shoes and a purple shirt. I loved that outfit which is why it sticks in my mind. I have realised how long I have loved purple and there's no changing me now.

Anyway, onto my card which is a complete change of style today. I love trying out something different sometimes. I bought a set of Debbi Moore vintage lady stamps about 3 years ago and have hardly used them. I do love the images but they are quite small and there isn't much to colour. Having seen a few stamped images with no colouring I gave it a go. I stamped the image onto kraft card using DI Vintage Photo and then used that around the edge of the card and the paper which is Bo Bunny Et Cetera. I distressed the edges too. I've used a Tim Holtz clock embossing folder on some sanded and inked Core'dinations. The tag is from Crafty Individuals, metal butterfly from Wild Orchid and metal scrolls are Jolee's Boutique. I've also added a couple of pins from The Hobby House and some ruffled seam binding. 
Crafty Creations Vintage fashion
Creative Inspirations Anything Goes
Simon Says Anything Goes
Everybody Art Monochrome
Papercrafting Journey Anything Goes
Penny's Photo inspiration

Every week Lisa (Wishcraft) playsWaste not Wednesday by using an old forgetten stamp, old papers etc and I keep meaning to play so today I will be linking my card as this stamp hasn't been inked for a very long time. Why not hop over and play along.

I also want to mention that today sees the release of 3 fabulous new cutting dies at Crafty Sentiments.

Lastly waving hello to my lovely new followers. Feeling very nervous about my hospital visit this afternoon.


Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card Marianne love the vintage theme myself. Fingers crossed everything goes well at hospital.

Linda xxxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Great vintage card Marianne lots of elements on your Debbie Moore image also.


Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, I love the embossed clock faces
Lindsay xx

Marie said...

Everything about this is fab fab fab!

Linda said...

What a gorgeous card
hugs Linda

Lynsey said...

Hi Marianne this is beautiful! I love the style of this card! Hope your visit to the hospital goes ok to do.
Hugs Lynsey x

julie_woolston said...

Lovely card Marianne, I love the embossing.

Hugs Julie x

Chris said...

Fabulous card I love it. Chris xx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card, very, very pretty......And I too was sad to hear about DJ....the Monkees album was the first one I bought with my own money. I was 13 and the cost of the album was 2 pounds 10 shillings......oh, happy days :)

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is beautiful.. i just love the clock embossing folder and the brass embellies
Lisa x

Sandra H said...

Your card is so beautiful Marianne l love all of it:)

jane stillman said...

great card, luv it lots x

Vicky said...

Beautiful card sweetie so love the vintage feel to it.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

downrightcrafty said...

oh now you know how I adore a bit of vintage and that image is fabulous with all those embellies
Hugs Kate xx

The Crafty Blonde said...

Great card, love the distressed and vinatge feel to it. Very elegant image and love the little embellishments. Hope all went well for you at hospital.
Lyndsey xx

Vee Cassidy said...

This is lovely, Marianne I do love vintage and what you have done with it is great Vee xx

Donna Mosley said...

A beautiful card Marianne, love the vintage look and gorgeous image. Hope everything was ok at the hospital.

Donna x

Unknown said...

This is beautiful Marianne, I love the vintage look, very elegant xx

pinky said...

I was a big fan of the monkeys too Marianne, that trouser suit sounds lovely;) Gorgeous creation today, I am no good at vintage but you certainly are. Good luck tomorrow at the hospital.

Unknown said...

Great card Marianne love the metal embellishment and the hat pins. very stylish card
Hugs Elaine

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Marianne I was shocked to hear that Davy Jones had died, i used to love watching the Monkees as well, my favourite was always Mike Nesbitt, lol. I absolutely love this beautiful creation the vintage style always appeals to me, that image, the design and embellishments look super.
Lorraine x

Shelby said...

Great interpretation of the photo and just love how you've done the vintage! Thanks for joining us at Penny's


Aunty Sue said...

lovely card and thanks for joining us at creative this week

Wishcraft said...

Hi Marianne, sorry I didn't visit earlier, I've not been very well.

Love your beautiful vintage card, so many gorgeous details! Thanks for playing along with my little WNW challenge hun :o) Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous vintage make. Very elegant.

Jacki Daniels said...

this is stunning I love it thanks for playing along with us at PCJ this time
Jacki xx

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

beautiful Card !! I love it !! Thank you for joining EAC this week.

Mandy said...

Beautiful Vintage card Marianne, so pretty & I love the embossed clocks :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx