Thursday, 11 July 2013

Vintage Sewing

Got back yesterday from a lovely few sunny and hot days in the Cotswolds. Sticking to my Slimming World plan was more difficult when you are eating out but I chose wisely. Pleased to say that the balance exercises are really helping with my balance and dizzy issues so feeling great at the moment despite catching a Summer cold. It feels wrong having a cold in the sunshine. I'll be bloghopping as soon as possible. At the moment the holiday washing is in the machine.

This week at Crafty Ribbons our challenge is anything goes with ribbon. I love making this style of card so much as you may have noticed and aim to make each one different. The image is from free vintage digital designs, paper from Marianne Designs Eline's Huis. The lace and tape measure ribbon are both from Crafty Ribbons of course and the gauze from LOTV. I've distressed all the edges and used DI Vintage Photo on the image, paper and ribbon. The dress form and cotton reel are MB dies. I've added a pin and pearls from The Hobby House. Looking for something to add to it I remembered I bought some little frames so added one and used glossy accents to look like a picture with glass.

Time to catch up on some challenges after being away.

The Hobby House Vintage 
Crafting Musketeers Ribbons and pearls 
My Mum's Craft Shop Just for Girls 
Whimsy Ribbon and lace 
Crafts-Too Challenge You Choose your decade/era (1950s) 
Crafts 4 Eternity Sewing Room 
A Creative Romance Ribbon or twine 
Delicious Doodles Heavy Metal 
Allsorts Favourite things (Distressing, sewing theme, pins, ribbon, lace and pearls)
Marianne's Design Divas Lace and pearls
Simon Says Pin it


cuilliesocks said...

Love it Marianne, you've made a gorgeous card, and all your little embellishments are beautiful. Pleased you had a lovely holiday and that the eating regime's going well, Kate x

Doreen said...

Beautiful,gorgeous image,love the

Chris Warner said...

Lovely card, fab design. Thanks for joining in with our first challenge at Crafts-Too Challenge You this month. In order to remain in the challenge you do need to show the full name of our challenge site. Thanks. Chris xxx

Sandra H said...

So beautiful is your card as always your images are stunning as is the layout too and gorgeous embellis used xx

Diane.W. said...

Gorgeous card,my fave theme :) x

DesignerDiva said...

LOve your sewing themed card Marianne, I have a friend who is a seamstress who would love this! I need to get back on the Slimming World plan, it's my favourite of all the diets and it worked for me twice!
Hope your cold improves, lots of my friends and family have had one lately too
Hugs Laurie x

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is stunning Marianne. I love the vintage image the sewing theme with all your detailing looks fabulous.
I hope your cold is better soon.
Sue xx

rachel said...

gorgeous card Marianne and well done with your food choices on holiday! I can't even get it right at home at the moment! Hugs Rachel x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Marianne x Susan x

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully designed and put together Marianne, I just love the vintage images and design. Thanks for linking to the Crafts-Too Decade/Era Challenge for this month.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Ulrike Ewert said...

eine ganz zauberhafte Karte ist da erstanden,ich mag diese Art der Kartengestaltung sehr,
liebe Grüße Ulrike

coops said...

so gorgeous Marianne.i love your details and stunning vintage image.
I hope you are feeling better soon.

xx coops xx

Fran said...

Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers , Fran (DT) xxx

Rita said...

Very much my Era Marianne. I was making dresses like this in 1954. Stunning card. Hugs Rita xx

mags said...

A lovely vintage card Marianne.

Maggie said...

Lovely 50's dressmaking image and card


Anonymous said...

gorgeous vintage so pretty, thank you for joining us at the Hobby House for our 2nd challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Carol S. said...

Brilliant card. Love the image and all the embellishments. Glad your eating and balance exercises are working. Hope you cold doesn't last too long. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Lynsey said...

Wonderful sewing card Marianne! Love the design.
Hugs Lynsey x

Wishcraft said...

Fab vintage image and love all your details too, gorgeous card Marianne :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Marianne, love the vintage image and gorgeous design.

Donna x

tiggertastic said...

fantastic make !
Sarah DD team

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Marianne. the image and design look fabulous.
Lorraine x

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card Marianne
Hugs Julie xxx

Kat W said...

I love the vintage sewing look and love all the sweet little embellishments on your card :-)

Hugs, Kat xx

michele said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Laurel said...

SO fun! Love the touch of twine!

Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!


Blankina said...

Very pretty Marianne,
thanks for sharing at Marianne Design Diva's, goodluck,
Hugs MDD DT Blankina

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card and fabulous colours :o)
Jackie xx

Sylv said...

Beautiful vintage card, lovely image, colours and embellishments. Thank you for joining the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge this month.

Sylv xx
Crafty Bloggers Network DT

brenda said...

Fashion and vintage all combined together beautifully Marianne.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Alexander said...

I love your card ... He's so cute!
Can you please you on my blog and if you want to become a Member?

Crafty Hugs,

Pink-Crafty-Devil said...

lovely card very pretty and girly.
Thanks for joining us this week at The crafty bloggers network for this weeks challenge metal magic.
Kelly DT

Sarah Jackman Read said...

Fabulous, I really love the little hints of pink. Thanks for sharing at Crafty Bloggers Network. Sarah DT xx

Rebekah said...

Stunning vintage creation Marianne! Thanks for entering at A Creative Romance hugs Rebekah xx

wenche jensen said...

Thanks for joining us at the HobbyHouse. Lovely card.

Ger said...

Fabulous card, love the embellishments. Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network
Geraldine M