Hi everyone! For all my followers that have been with me quite a while, you might remember when I first started blogging and had a weekly sketch challenge. I missed having a challenge with my friends, so I started a new one. I hope you can join us over at Crafty Friends Challenges. This challenge is just supposed to be for fun. No stress. It will be a bi-weekly challenge and the first challenge is Vintage.

For my card I stamped the gorgeous main image from Butterfly Kisses in Pink Petunia VersaMagic ink. The image was cut out and  Frost Smooch Glitz was added over the flower and wings of the image.  A frame was cut and embossed out of Kraft cardstock with the third largest Large Petite Oval Nestabilities die and the largest Floral Oval Nestabilities die. A piece of Pink Paislee London Market Patterned paper was cut with the next size up oval. The frame was adhered over the oval with dimensional adhesive and the fairy was adhered to the left hand side of the frame.

Another piece of London Market paper was cut and embossed with the second smallest Grand Rectangle Nestabilities die, sanded and the edges were stitched. May Arts ribbon was tied around it vertically and threaded through one of the Floral Oval openings. The bow was topped with a button, tied on with a Linen Thread.  The layers were adhered to the card base, white cardstock cut and embossed with a Grand Scallop Rectangle die.

A piece of white cardstock was cut and embossed with one of the Nested Pennant dies. A sentiment from Butterfly kisses was stamped on it with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. The pennant was shaped and adhered to the upper right hand side of the frame. The butterfly from the set was stamped in Pixie Dust Versamagic. It was cut out and adhered next to the sentiment. Rhinestones from Baby Bling and Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones were added to the frame and the butterfly. Part of a Fancy That! Border Bling on the upper left hand corner finish off the card.

This card didn’t just work for our new challenge, but also for the current Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge, which is to use buttons and bows. I LOVE adding a button over my bows to finish them off. Oftentimes my bows look naked without that button!

Check out the creations of my fellow Crafty Friends:

Charmaine Ikach
Heather Jensen
Jenn Balcer
Linda Lucas
Nina Brackett

I really hope you have a chance to play. Like I said…it’s just for fun. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

32 Responses to “Crafty Friends Challenges #1 – Vintage”

  1. Wow Beate – it seems you can so all styles – this vintage card is divine! I love this image of Nina’s and she looks so pretty in pink. Love the frame and all of your details – especially the linen thread!! What a blessing to be on this Team with you! {{{hugs}}}

  2. Absolutely beautiful! Love the fancy frame, sweet image, and pretty colours, gorgeous!

  3. YEAH!!!! I loved your challenges and ALWAYS played along! So glad you are back in business!!!
    Will hop over to the site in a minute to check it all out….fun!
    Your card is wonderful! What a wonderful image! Love that frame you’ve created along with the pretty details.
    This will be a challenge for….vintage eh? Well I’m up for it!!! lol

  4. Another beauty! Lovely colors and love the shape. Hugs! Mojca

  5. Fabulous work, as always, Beate. Love your pretty image and lovely colour combo x

  6. What a stunning card! I’m going to try this challenge, I love challenges! That Floral Oval diecut is gorgeous!!

  7. Very pretty! Thank you for listing all the different elements used for your card. It makes me want to buy all of them!

  8. Beate your card is wonderful. I will check out your new challenge blog and see if I have time to create something. thanks for the inspiration
    stamping sue

  9. Ooh I have the perfect card! I’ll def play along! Congrats on starting this!

  10. Super GORGEOUS card! I LOVE that Floral Ovals frame and the beautiful Nina B images from The Craft’s Meow!


  11. I have always loved this fairy! Awesome card Beate!

  12. So pretty! I love the tactile nature of this Beate!

  13. I loved this on FB and it’s better here to see the details. You are an amazing card maker, Beate. You bring every product to life! I’m so excited to be in the Crafty Friends challenge with you.

  14. Oh how fun Beate–a new challenge with friends!! I hope to get a chance to play along!
    Gorgeous card! with some of my favorite things–fairies and butterflies! wonderful!

  15. Beautiful card! And you’re right – I have come to look to see what type of button will be on your bow each time you post a new card!!! Love your bows – they are perfection 🙂 Can’t wait to try the new challenge blog – thanks for the heads up!

  16. Beate –

    What a beautiful piece of art! I love it, so vintage looking.

    Elaine Allen

  17. I LOVE your beautiful card!! I’m definitely going to check out your challenges!!

  18. So delicate and beautiful card Beate !

  19. Wow, simply exquisite card Beate! I love all the beautiful layers, that decorative oval is stunning and the sweet stamped image! Just gorgeous x

  20. Absolutely gorgeous, Beate! I just LOVE that silhouette image and how you show it off with the frame and that scalloped edge!! Just beautiful! And I’m so excited to be stamping with you again! 🙂 Thanks so much for inviting me to play along!! 🙂 BIG Hugs!

  21. This is an absolutely beautiful, vintage-style, card! I am very excited about the new challenge, Beate. Are digi images acceptable?

  22. Beautiful card- I love the image- so pretty against that beautiful frame!!!

  23. that frame is soooo beautiful! love love this gorgeous card, Beate!

  24. very sweet, great framing, love the gems on the frame, and such neat papers!

  25. So pretty Beate! Love the fairy and beautiful new SB ovals. 🙂


  26. OMG Beate diese Karte ist ein Traum, sowas von schön *schwärm*


  27. I really love your vintage cards Beate. This one has got to be my fav so far. Thanks for the love on my entry for the new challenge blog.

  28. Great card!!! Love the colors. Gloria

    Visit my blog – Would love to have new members.

  29. Vintage is in, this is so pretty. love the fairy cut out image. and the lovely frame. thanks for sharing.

  30. Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous, Beate!! I just ordered the Floral Oval die because this card inspired me so much!! I just returned from a vacation (so I apologize for all the comments while I catch up!!) but I hope to be able to join in on your vintage challenge 🙂

  31. Your card is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

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