Sunday 20 February 2022

Your Projecte for Janet's Vintage Challenge Challenge


Good Sunday Morning Ladies, 

Well our lazy weekend never happened,  we ended up on a hurried journey to Brixham as Paul's Dad took a turn for the worse, the journey was awful with the aftermath of Eunice , sadly Paul's Dad passed away just a few minutes before we arrived. He looked very much at peace, which is better all round really. 

Let's have a look at your Vintage projects, 


Janet has shared three amazing vintage themed cards,  all three are very different and very pretty. 
Thank you so much for choosing such a lovely Challenge Janet XXX


Karen's Description:

Here’s my Valentines card for Alan It was really hard to photograph + I messed it up slightly too
It’s a blend of Tattered Rose Pumice Stone and Ground Espresso DO Big note to self Clean mat after using darkest colour as I kept picking up Ground Espresso when going back in with Tattered Rose
tried to correct it with blending GE all the way around AND then stupidly sprinkled with water So added Sizzix die cut hearts in dark red to cover some of the splats
The LOVE YOU dies are SueW Plus the blending and colours look so much better in real life.

Karen what an amazing card, I love the blend that you have achieved with Tattered Rose,  Ground Espresso and Pumice Stone, not 3 colours I would think of putting together but I love that blend very much!  I bet Alan loved it 🥰.  Thank you so much for supporting Janet's challenge  XXX


Sonia created her own amazing Backing papers for this Challenge,  they are incredible, I want them to be the FOCUS of a blog post so will save them to show then.

Sonia's Description:

Card 1: I created my own collage paper, inspired by Tiffany Solorio. I used tissue paper and stamped randomly with different stamps. I also stamped on masking tape, and used a stencil. I used Speckled Egg and Iced Spruce distress inks. I coloured the back of it with old paper distress ink. The sentiment is from LOTV. I found a laser cut bird cage and inked it with iced spruce, and die cut the butterfly and coloured that too.

Card 2:  I used an Amazing Paper Grace die set and Tim Holtz butterfly die. The papers are from my stash, and the little flowers are a punch.
I distressed the edges of the papers with a distressing tool.

WOW Sonia, firstly your Collage paper is perfect,  both cards are completely different in style but fit the Challenge perfectly, I don’t think I could pick a favourite,  I love the 'arty/grungy' of the first card, the little flowers giving Feminine touches,  the second card is really pretty, I love the vintage colours you have used too.  Thank you so much for supporting Janet's challenge XXX 


Oh Maria! your cards are amazing,  I actually really love the Vintage Chicken image, or Cockerals! This would make a lovely piece of home decor if it was framed!  Using the DO's really ties it perfectly with the Kraft card, that beautiful lace is a lovely finishing touch.

Card 2 is stunning with those beautiful vintage ladies on that beautiful background paper with its soft peachy pinks, again the lace border gives a pretty finishing touch.  Thank you so much for supporting Janet's challenge. XXX 


Such a pretty card Sue, I have these exact same papers in my stash, I think they might be papermania /DoCrafts,  I'm sure I got mine in one of those 'Goody Bags' that they used to do.  I love the shape of your card, those perfectly matching ribbons finished with the flower spray are a beautiful finishing touch to your Vintage Challenge card.  Thank you so much for supporting Janet's challenge XXX 


Janet thank you so much for choosing such a perfect challenge for us this week, it looks like everyone has really enjoyed taking part,  there are so many beautiful cards .   Ladies thank you all from the bottom of my heart ❤️ 

I hope that you all have a calm and quiet Sunday,

Love and hugs to all of you,



  1. Morning Everyone
    Thank you all for taking part in my Vintage Challenge.
    I love all the different ideas of Vintage.

    SANDRA- my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    It's still pouring with rain though not quite as windy.

  2. Lovely cards this week I enjoyed doing it very much but do feel that I struggle with vintage style

    So sorry to hear about Paul’s dad He is at peace now The last few months have been a real struggle for him

    Take care everyone xx

  3. Hi everyone
    Beautiful cards, love them all. It was a good challenge for me for have struggled to get into card making for weeks and this got me to think outside the box. Thanks Janet for setting this challenge.

    My thoughts are with you all Sandra, sending hugs

    Staying indoors, raining here and it's very cold and still pretty windy so doing a bit of diamond art while watching a bit from Beijing.
    Take care and stay safe, many hugs to you all 🤗 xoxo

  4. Hello all, it’s still quite windy here, nervous in case we loose power again.

    All of the cards are beautiful today, different but all lovely. Afraid I did not manage to get one done, as no electricity, so sat in the sitting room huddle in a throw. You don’t realise how much you rely on electricity, until you don’t have it.

    Sandra sorry to hear about Paul’s dad, although he is at peace now, so hard for his wife.
    Will try and do a card this week, although I’ve not many ideas at the moment, will have to have browse on Pinterest I think.

    Hope you all enjoy what’s left of Sunday, Lilian

  5. Sandra so sorry 2 hear abPpaulmaul's dad's so sad for his mum how is Paul
    Coping my lovely.
    Give him our love
    Will be thanking you both
    Love Terry & Ĺynda♥️xxxx

  6. Hi everyone
    So very sorry to hear about Paul’s Dad. Thoughts are with you all, and sending hugs xx

    A wonderful selection of beautiful cards, I love them all. Thank you Janet for choosing the theme, I did enjoy it 😊
    Lilian, glad your power is back on. Totally agree, we don’t realise how much we rely on these things until we don’t have them.
    Sending hugs to you all xxx

  7. Sue's Comment:
    Guess who didn’t press publish earlier! Such a lovely lots of pretty cards today on the blog. Once again so many different styles. I got my paper pack from Every crafts a £ at one of the shows a few years ago now. Mum hadn’t even opened her pack so that is why I know what it’s called otherwise I wouldn’t have a clue. There are some very pretty papers. I am disappointed that the sentiment doesn’t show up well in the photo. It says Life is beautiful. I will have to change it when I know who and for what occasion.
    I’m glad most of you have been lucky with the gales not leaving any damage behind. Sandra, Sorry that fence panels have taken a beating. Sometimes you have to wait until the gales die down before starting to do anything. I can imagine Paul wanting to get out there and sort it out though. How is he doing? I hope you all managed to get some sleep last night. Thinking of you allxxx