Thursday, 20 August 2009

Stampin' For The Weekend #11

I won another 'Top 5' Blinkie last week over at Stampin' For The Weekend, and I'm going to keep going till I win!!!!!! That's not the only reason I enter tho ;)

I love the fact that they actually choose a winning card, which must take soooo much time with all of the fantastic entries they have every week - so if you win you know your card has been picked and you weren't a 'random' choice - although I still enter plenty of those, cos to be honest I probably wont ever win if my card has to be picked!

This week the spec was 'Days Gone By' - I've used this gorgeous PB image that was sent as a RAK (can you tell I've been going through my RAK's today!) and again I'm afraid I don't know what it's called - although if you do, could you please leave a message to tell me as I'd love to see if I can find one!

Again I've watercoloured with my pencils as I think I'm liking the 'softer' look at the moment!

I think my distressing has got a little better on this card too - more 'Distressing' rather than the 'Traumatising' I'd been achieving previously!

I'm using the 'almost closed scissors dragged around edge' tip that my lovely blogging friend Helen gave me - Thanks Helen - It's working! lol ;)

The base paper is LLB the piece to the right of the image is Dovecraft and the piece to the left of the image (that you can see only a tiny bit of) is 'Brown Parcel Paper' reduced at the Supermarket! Lace and pearls to finish.


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous! The coloring is perfect and the pearls and lace are a nice touch!

  2. This is wonderful - love the vintage feel - especially the lace & the colouring is amazing :)

    Hugs xxx

  3. Hi Carol, followed you through from DoCrafts Gallery. Love this card and the washed out look you have given the image, you have some great work. I am sure you will win a challenge pretty soon,


  4. Gorgeous card Carol. I love the distressing and vintage feel to this.
    Cathy xx

  5. Wow, what a great card and the image is so cute. If you find out the name of it I would love to know. Thanks Tracy

  6. you're way too modest hun! Your work is lovely

  7. Morning Carol

    Thank you so much for visiting me and your kninc comments.

    Well done on the Top 5, really gives you a buzz doesnt it.

    B x

  8. Beautiful card Carol - love the way you have coloured this image and the distressed look. The stamp is PB "Rain or Shine Friends" #312K. I got mine on ebay, but I believe it is available form Dick at PB stamps in the US. If youw ant any more stamping just give us a shout hun :-)
    Pauline x

  9. PS - i reckon the colours on this are close enough for this week's PBSC colour challenge if you want to enter lol!!
    Pauline x

  10. OH I love this one, Carol:O) That image is just adoradble! Wonderful colouring! The lace and pearls are stunning, and I love the beautiful colours and papers you have used.
    Great take on this week's Stampin' for the Weekend challenge, good luck!

  11. Hiya Carol, oh this is beautiful, I love the image it's adorable, the papers and lace are so pretty too. Thank you for playing along with this weeks SFTW challenge, good luck xx vicki xx

  12. Beautiful card Carol,
    Sue x

  13. Oh what a really sweet image Carol, very vintage looking,and the use of the lace and pearls certainly adds to the look, fabulous coloring on the image too.
    Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge again this week.. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a great day.
    Donna xx