Monday, July 15, 2013


Phew we're having a heatwave here in the UK, very unusual for us, as the British summer is usually a washout. The gorgeous weather reminds me of my childhood playing with friends in the long Summer holidays and it is the inspiration for my card. Vintage Shabby is a favourite style of mine, and this gorgeous stamp from the Darling Boys stamp plate is just perfect for the vintage style. I used some favourite linen fabric that I ironed to grunge paper using bondaweb. Then I used the Tim Holtz cameo die to frame my picture. Adding a few stitches using my trusty sewing machine. The little padded heart was made using some matching linen fabric and a heart die. I added a linen bow, scraps of lace and some vintage style buttons to complete my card.

There is still plenty of time to join the current Stampsmith Challenge 'Shabby Chic or Vintage Grunge' and We'd love you to play along and share your projects with us this month. So choose your preferred style `Shabby or Grunge' or a bit of both and join the Stampsmith Challenge with a chance to win $21 of gorgeous stamps of your choice from The Stampsmith.

Paula xxx


Paper Profusion said...

Truly fabulous Paula - absolutely loving the way you combine paper and cloth. Very lovely stamp too! Nicola x

butterfly said...

Completely wonderful - the fabric textures, the colours, and the perfect image - just delicious, Paula!
Alison x

Karen McAlpine said...

So soft and pretty, Paula!!

Michele said...

sweet, charming and nostalgic! beautifully done. xo