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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge Blog Challenge #55 - Optional Twist Vintage

This week at Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge Blog our wonderful sponsor is Sparkle "n Sprinkle!!!! Of course it's Anything Goes but this week with an optional twist - Vintage!!! I love the look of vintage shabby chic and the image of Isabelle Hat Lady was the purrfect image for me to use!!!

My grandmother's younger sister, Lila, always had been a fashionista. I can remember her either coming to Pittsburgh or returning to Illinois, she would dress with a fancy hat, gloves and of course her fur - Isabelle reminds me of my Aunt Lila!!!


  • taupe Recollection card stock was cut 8.5 x 5.5 inches for a size A2 card and scored at 4.25 inches
  • Recollections Fashionably Chic is the background for both the front and inside of my card 
  • Martha Stewart Eyelet Border Punch was used on the front left side and inside of my card on the right side extending just a bit over the edge
  • score middle section for mountain folds at 1.75 inches and 6.75 inches
  • Isabelle was colored with Spectrum NoirMarkers, Whisper Strokes Markers, Prisma Colored Pencils with gel pen accents and chalked around the edges 
  • hat with hat stand was cut using Cricut Heritage Cartridge cut at 3.25 inches and then made fashionable with red flowers which had been included with a happy card from a dear friend, Edwina Brown and an added 1/8-inch red Darice Satin Ribbon with Queen & Co. red pearls in the center of the red flowers and a red pearl attached to the ribbon
  • feather was added to Isabelle's hat along with a Queen & Co. Pearl in the center of the flower on her hat
  • ivory chiffon lace flower was added to Isabelle's coat (makes her look more and more like Aunt Lila!)
  • sentiment, "You inner beauty never needs make-up", was a previous freebie from Create with TLC  which has rounded corners and chalked around the edges and mounted on scraps from the front cardstock 

I thank you for stopping by and visiting today. Don't forget to showcase your project on Susy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog this week to enter in the Challenge!!! It's anything goes with no size restrictions with the only restriction of that being your imagination . . . . let your imagination run wild!!!! I can't wait to see your creations!

I appreciate and love reading your comments . . is your comment the next one I read??? 

Much love, hugs, and friendship


  1. This is a really fun card! I love the way the embellishments become part of the image. Thank-you for applying to be on the Crafts Galore Encore Design Team, we will be in touch! Denyse x

  2. Beautiful card Lynne thank you for joining us this week at Inspiration Destination
    Hugs Dianne x DT

  3. Beautiful vintage creation! Details are wonderful!
    Thanks for playing at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

  4. Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  5. Gorgeous indeed! Thanks for joining us over at Brown Sugar Challenge!

  6. Fabolous entry into our DT call. Love the details with the flower and punched edges. Bettina DT Member at All Dressed Up xx

  7. Happy Holidays! It’s a Christmas/ATG challenge this month. Thanks for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog. Good luck!

    La-Vie B. – Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog DT
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC


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