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Monday, January 7, 2013

Vintage Mary...

This was created for
You can see some wonderful inspiration on this theme HERE!
Enter your creations by Sunday January 13, 2013 for the chance to win a prize. 

 I used a tri-fold design with an embossed image on both "doors", distress inked edges, flowers with pearl accents and lace ribbon to hint of vintage for this challenge. There are images here of the front, one door open and a close-up..
 The sentiment was handwritten.  For the sweet image of "Mary" I wanted to add some sheep and for the life of me could not find my sheep stamps!   Soooo I ended up using a sticker - for me that is a first - I'm kinda a purist when it comes to stamping.  It was a stretch for me to take up using digis.

This card should be eligible for the following
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Basic Grey #84 - Anything Goes - "Out of Print" Collection
ABC Challenge - E for Embossing - dry embossing on the side panels and the focal image is "sculpted" or dry embossed from the back.
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
PaperPlay Week 1 - Celebration - Happy Birthday!
Fussy and Fancy - Furry Friends (Do sheep have fur??)
Clear it out Challenge - Warm and fuzzy stash lace ribbon, flowers, pearls

IMAGES:  The focal image is a digi by Sugar Kissed Cottage
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP is from Basic Grey "Out of Print" collection; base CS is stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Flowers, pearls and lace ribbon all from stash;  sheep were stickers from stash; Sentiment on front is handwritten.
INKS: "Antique Linen" Distress Inks were used to distress CS;  the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

May you color with abandon, create wildly
and always, always, make what amuses you!


  1. Oh Ginny this is just beautiful.Your soft shading on young Mary is just delightful and love her cute companions - not a baaad choice!Sorry couldn't resist ;)
    Lisa x

  2. What a beautiful tri-fold card! Love the "warm & fuzzy" sheep. So sweet!
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Clear It Out challenges. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Huggies ~

  3. Ginny, great card. Thanks for playing along at the Clear It Out Challenge blog.

  4. A beautiful creation! Thanks for playing along at PTW! xxx

  5. Just gorjuss hun, thanks for sharing it with us at Fussy & Fancy this week.
    Shell xx

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  7. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Diva's this time

  8. Adorable card! I love the Mary image and the sheep even if they are stickers they look wonderful with this card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Clear It Out!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  9. So adorable Ginny, love the fold and such a sweet image.
    Thanks for joining in with us at Fussy and Fancy…

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  10. This is so sweet. Thanks for joining in the fun at ABC,

    Liz x

  11. Hi! really gorgeous card,love the sweet image and those sheep are perfect- lovely colours/design too.
    Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenge,hugs Lou.xx

  12. Beautiful card design. I love the soft colour palette you have chosen. The paper choices are lovely and complement Mary and her friends so well. I am crazy about sheep so that makes this all the more appealing.

  13. Hi Ginny,
    your card is so beautifull. I love the background and the colors you used. Looks like an old schoolbookpage.
    xxx Michelle

  14. Oh I love this style Ginny! What a lovely creation, you've coloured your image beautifully with those fine, soft colours! Thanks for your sweet comment, have a great weekend, Ira xox

  15. A beautiful card and a very sweet image. Thank you for joining us at ABC's challenge. I hope we see more of your lovely work in our future challenges!

  16. Lovely! The lace is beautiful & perfect with this gorgeous image. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Clear It Out Challenge Blog.


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