Friday, 29 August 2014

Playing with an Old Favourite

Good morning everyone! and I hope the sun is shining with you on this lovely Friday morning.  Today we have a Magpie Day over at Country View Crafts and the Design Team are sharing Postcards. So do hop on over and see everything from Vintage to Christmas to Contemporary - a lovely range of styles and themes.

I am afraid I rather indulged myself on this theme with an old favourite stamp.  Coming home after seven weeks away from the craft room I decided to just go through drawers and my stamp folders to remind myself what I had! This Crafty Individuals stamp was one of my very first purchases and was an "all time favourite" for a long time, but I realised it hadn't had an outing in ages. 

I have this rather wonderful Stampin Up Post Card stamp which I stamped in Coffee Arcival Ink and then used Vintage Photo Distress Ink for the text, flourishes and splodges.  This is good sized stamp (5" x 3.5") and has been very useful for the backs of family photographs at Christmas time and birthdays. 

The usual suspects have been used to embellish the postcard - dyed seam binding, lace, a favourite butterfly stamp, pearls and these rather lovely stamp (stamps!)  from a Paper Artsy stamp set.

A very enjoyable make and I am sure will end up as a topper on a card for somebody in the future!

Thank you for joining me today and have a lovely weekend.

Jennie x


Astrid Maclean said...

Oh love this postcard Jennie, so beautifully put together!! That CI girl was one of my very first stamps too, you have used it so beautifully here! Gorgeous vintage card and I really like that you left it all in those lovely brown/sepia tones!!

Raining here in Edinburgh today, hope you get some sunshine on this very special day!!!

Sue said...

Hello Jennie
Gorgeous vintage postcard you have created here.

Anneke said...

Wonderful vintage piece of Art. I really love your design. Thanks for your inspiration Anneke.

Doreen said...

Beautiful colours and image here,this is

Rita said...

This card is Absolutely Stunning. I love that image too Jenny. Have a Great Birthday. Hugs Rita xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Really lovely image and the postcard stamp is great.
Love the way you have put it all together,

Redanne said...

Oh how lovely Jennie, I love the beautiful girl, I have not used mine for ages. The postcard stamp is fabulous, I think I need it! This is a beautiful creation.... Anne xx

Ruth said...

Some stamps are just so perfect and timeless...beautiful postcard, absolutely lovely. Ruth x

butterfly said...

So in love with this - delicate, subtle - utterly lovely!
Alison xx