A card for Mum/Mother-in-law

Apologies for not posting for a while. My spare bedroom is on the way to being my craft room. You can imagine the upheaval and the "I can't find..." words.  I am trying to clean out, re-arrange, and fill some more A4 boxes with craft stash. On top of this there is a lomit to how much I can do per day. It is a slow process but I will get there in the  end.
New tables have been ordered and when they arrive I will be able to get a bit more organised.

My card was made with some of the lovely stash I won recently from Simply Create at Alreford. I was out of my comfort zone for sure but I was happy with the outcome (after a few changes of cause).
The items I used lend themselves to Vintage and this is just perfect for Mother/Mother-in- law cards.
I set out to make the card look as though it was a pin board with all things related  tosewing and fashion of the past. It was not far off what I had hoped to achieve. Lots of distressing (where is the distressing challenge when you want one?) and chalking to age the card. I used plenty of silicone glue to acheive the 3d effect.
I wanted the  items at the bottom look as though they had been put on the pin board after all the other items.
I hope you like it?

I have entered it into several challenges as usual, which are listed below.

http://diecutdreams.blogspot.com/  Mother's day
http://www.scrap-creations1.blogspot.com/  Anything goes
http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/ Chocolate
http://forfunchallenges.blogspot.com/ A bit of Green
http://lilredwagon.blogspot.com/ Office supply item (string )
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/ Mother's day
http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/ Spots and dots
http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com/ Mother's day
http://craftypurplefrogchallenges.blogspot.com/ Use a little bit of Green
http://doyoustackup.blogspot.com/ Bows
http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com/ Postage stamps
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/ Mother's day
http://www.papercutzchallenge.blogspot.com/ Open challenge
http://ecpchallenges.blogspot.com/ For Mum
http://totallygorjuss.blogspot.com/ Buttons
http://craftyourdaysaway.blogspot.com/ For Mum/ special lady
http://ssdschallenge.blogspot.com/ Numbers
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/ Mother's day


WencheP said...

Such a cool card, love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Copse said...

Shirley, fab card co clever, love all the different elements you used.. thanks for joining us for the numbers challenge this week at SSDS... Kaz DT SSDS

craftyb said...

your card is fabulous - i LOVE the vintaged distressed look and all the fab elements you included. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week! bx

Mervi said...

Gorgeous project, I love it!
I know the meaning " can't find anything"
as moving and all the things are somewhere...
Just trying to do the Dt card properly;-))m

KraftyKoolKat said...

Super card Shirley. Great especially as it is out of your comfort zone. I hope you are well today? I am not, it started yesterday. I am moving around like an old lady!!!

Keep in touch.


Mummylade said...

wow, what a fantastic card, such details, you can just look at it forever. Thank you for entering it in the DCD challenge and good luck!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Shirl

Wow this is so gorgeous glad you decided what you wanted to do with it and I do love how it has turned out. You wouldn't know you were out of your "comfort" zone that is for sure.

You are very organised with your craft room I'm still at the thinking about it stage!!!!!!

Take care and see you soon.


Miranda said...

fantastic vintage card Shirley, abfab
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

Mandy said...

This really is a great card Shirley, and such a fab idea...love it!

Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft and Create for our Mum's The Word Challenge.


Lynda said...

It's fabulous - love the collage effect. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

ike said...

Terrific card - what a brilliant idea.
Thank you for joining SSDS this week.
Ike xx

Riet said...

This is so gorgeous Shirley.

Hugs Riet.x

Jo said...

wow- this is amazing! I love all the vintage bits and bobs on there 'tis fantastic!

jo x

Linda said...

Your card is lovely. I love vintage sewing! Thanks for joining us at SSDS with your lovely work of art.

Kathy and Lucky said...

Your card is wonderful, love the vintage look and images. Thank you for joining us at Fresh Brewed challenges.


Hi Shirley
A fabulous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz this week,
Hugs Dianne xx

princesskitten said...

What a fantastic collage

kitten DYSU team

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Wow! Very artsy! Love your creativity!!!

Thank you for participating in Fresh Brewed Challenges this week! I hope you'll do so again soon!!!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic work, great detail.

Thanks for joining us at SFC, good luck.

Huggies Angel

Zuzana Obert said...

Oh Shirley, this layout is fabulous. I love the vitage and collage look. Thanks for taking part in The Daring Cardmakers.

Zuzana x x

Rene said...

Absolutely fabulous! Love the vintage and distressing....perfect! Thanks for joining us this week at SSDS!
Scrappy Love,

Joanne said...

Your card is awesome! I love the vintage feel! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
Joanne xo

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card thanks for joining us at SFC this week good luck in the draw.

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations in our Mothers day challenge - beautiful work! Such a wonderful vintage feel creation - fabulous! Cheers Claire x

Denise and Louise said...

Brilliant vintage card with great details. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Lesley said...

Beautiful card, I love the vintage feel. Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Fanstastic card, love all the details - need time to take it all in and study it. Thanks for joining us this week at For Fun Challenges.

Sande said...

Fabulous card! Love the feeling of vintage on it!

Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week!

Hugs, Sande

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kezzy said...

Such a beautiful card its stunning, i wouldnt believe your out of your comfort zone after seeing this card its perfect.

Vicky said...

This is such a fantastic card I love the whole design of it. It really is fabulous.
Thank you for joining us girlies at CPF Challenges, good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx

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