Monday, June 7, 2010

Vintage Vogue for a friend


Well, it's winter here now but you wouldn't know it. The weather is gorgeous. The humidity of the wet season is already a distant memory. Every year I wonder why I choose to live in the tropics when the rain pours down continuously for weeks on end and the mould blooms on shoes, belts and bags in the wardrobe. But now, this time of year, I wouldn't live anywhere else. The skies are blue, the breeze is soft and the sun feels so good on my skin.

Of course the down side is that it really isn't conducive to getting much housework done, it's just way too nice to be inside. So that means that I am later to get in to my craft room at night as the work I should have done during the day needs to be done first.

But with that done, I have managed a card for tonight.

I chose the Vintage Vogue stamp set from Stampin Up! for this card tonight. I have had the set for a while but have not used it except perhaps the flowers on a previous card.

I originally wanted to make this a monochromatic scheme but found that hard so added the So Safron for the flowers.


Cardstock - Old Olive and Whisper White from Stampin Up!
Designer paper  from the Rock Star card elements set from Stampin Up!
Stamp Set - Vintage Vogue from Stampin Up!
Ink - Old Olive and So Safron from Stampin Up!

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look today.



Shirley-anne said...

Dad has commented that this is one excellent card that must have been a lot of work to do . He likes the edging .
Well done Michelle it's beautiful. I love the dot paper with the corner flourishes and your edging on the larger flowers is a nice touch .

Helen said...

Love the colors combo. Beautiful layout.

Lisa Jane said...

what a beautiful card , i absolutely adore green so its right up my street and the stamping around the edge is exquiste. A work of art!
Lisa ;)

chris said...

Hi Michelle
how gorgeous is this, just got this set off my last party,now I have seen this I cant wait to use it.beautiful it really is.

Whimcees said...


It seems so strange to hear 'winter' as we are just starting our summer here in Wisconsin, USA - humidity and heat, I know your name! :<) Even more so to hear 'winter' along with blue skies, soft breezes and sunshine! We have cold and snow and ice and wind. :<)

I love your card - beautiful choice of color and layout. Wishing you a happy day today!

Barbara Diane

Marlene said...

Wowza...this is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Jennifer said...

Wow gorgeous!! I love your colour choice and the finished result is so sophisticated. You are so lucky to live where you do. It's summer here and it's RAINING!! xx Jenny xx

Lisa Jane said...

Hi Michelle , there is a little something for you over on my blog
Lisa ;)

Sarpreet said...

such a gorgeous card and pretty colours

mamia (me and mine in Alabama) said...

Michelle, i love the way you did the corners on this card. Very pretty!

Jill said...

Beautiful card Michelle!! :)

Edna Morrisedie said...

Lovel in Vintage Michelle, well done!


Classy and elegant, and a beautiful colour scheme. Love it!
Sylvia x

Loraine Arderne said...

Stunning card and design! Love the colours, so subtle.

Sarpreet said...

so gorgeous

Emma said...

Such a beautiful card, gorgeous colour.
Hugs Emma x