Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Vintage style card~

Hello and thank you for stopping in!
It has been so long; too long really since I posted.  (But some things cannot be helped)

I have only had small bits of creativity!  I cannot explain why~  But anyway . . .
Here is a little card I created yesterday with some free time I had~
The 'stitching' is stamped.  I used some corrugated board (I whitewashed), and an older piece of (heart) chipboard from Bo Bunny.  The flowers are a Tim Holtz die cut - and the sweet image was included in a gift package (sent to me quite some time ago)  from Marie @ Lost Bird Studio Blog~http://marie-lostbirdstudio.blogspot.com
Marie was one of my first inspirations in blogging and encouraged me in so many ways!
There are a few seed beads and some Stickles scattered around as well.  Seam binding bow~
Wishing you all a wonderful Summer!  It is my favorite time of year.  I have enjoyed some blog hopping : )  and hope that that can continue for me; as I love to see what you have been up to!!


  1. How wonderful to see you back in action here, Karen. I think all of us will understand that creative blockage - little bits slip through occasionally, but with all this time on my hands, I haven't been nearly as active at the craft table as I would have thought. I love this textural card - the corrugated banner is a fabulous background for the collaged elements, and I love the stitching detail around the edges. It's a charming photo, and I love those seed beads adding a touch of grunge.
    Alison x

  2. How exciting to see a new gorgeous creation from you today Karen!! I do love the corrugated background and it looks great white washed like that!! That stitch stamped in that color makes it look so real, love that touch and that image is just so sweet. Perfect sentiment to go with your heart with the pretty flowers and like how the purple ribbon brings out those colors in the flowers, just perfection!! Hope you get more time to create and enjoy the summer :)

  3. Hi Karen! So lovely to see you back in blogland and hope you have been keeping well. Your card is so gorgeous! I love the fabulous texture provided by the corrugated board .. a wonderful contrast to that delightful, flowery little heart. A stunning piece of art! big hugs xx

  4. Dear Karen , hello - lovely to see you here.
    And as you already know I do love this card,- it has all the best of vintage and romance, and beauty. The 3-D effect you achieved with the corrugated cardboard is amazing . Soft lovelyness with the heart , and that sweet picture from dear Marie . Do you know she started blogging again- I don`t remember if having seen your name there . Sending you hugs and loving thoughts dear friend. xo Dorthe

  5. Always happy when you stop by~your creations are always so chippy and beautiful!! Blessings to you too friend!!cm

  6. Dear Karen,
    it is so wonderful to see you back here. I absolutely love your gorgeous card.
    Thank you so much for your kind words - I'm happy I could inspire you:)
    Hope you are well and find the time to create. Have a great summer too.
    Sending hugs and love my friend.

  7. Hi Karen i'm so glad I checked to see if you had left a little creativity for us all to see, blogger has been a difficult space to be in recently with all the changes, you really have brightened my early morning. Love how you *white washed the corrugated card it reallys compliments it's colour, a very beautiful composition with the heart and image from your friend. Lovely to be inspired by an inspirer. Beautiful card.
    I hope you are keeping well and that you have been able to keep it together during these scary times of late, i'm very grateful to have seen your post today.
    Take good care of yourself & enjoy those coming Summer days, here in England we have been treated to the sunniest Spring ever.. yet Winter was the wettest, it sure will be interesting to see what Summer has in store for us all.
    Wishing you sunshine & creativity Hugs Tracey xx

  8. Hi Karen! Summer is one of my favorites, too! I love the lazy hazy days . . . And the card you created is absolutely beautiful. It is a true work of art. I love everything about it! I especially love what you did with the stitching stamp. It looks real!!! Hope all is well with you. Wishing you all the best, my friend. HUGS to you!!!!! (I am off to check out Marie's blog!)

  9. Hi Karen! So nice to have a cheery visit from you! I'm so glad you felt the urge to create again. It's just not always a constant thing for most of us. I love your warm and beautiful style.

  10. Oh Karen, this is beautiful!! I hope the creative bug comes your way again soon, friend, and that you're doing well. Heaps of hugs to you and yours! xo