Thursday, 12 April 2012

Moving Along With The Times Vintage/Shabby Chic

Good morning well no it isn't really not in this house anyway! At least the weather has cheered up somewhat here in the East of England, the question is how long will it last?

We have been waiting weeks to sign our contracts for the sale of our house and we didn't want to pack until they were signed so as not to jinx anything (our last sale fell through just before signing and we had to unpack everything, well yesterday afternoon we got a call from our solicitors to say the other parties want to complete THIS Friday!! That gives us three days to arrange storage as we still don't have anywhere to live and get this 4 storey 7 bedroom house packed, not a chance and that is exactly what we told them lol. We told the solicitor next Wednesday at the earliest and would you believe they still have not come back to us nor have we even signed the papers so who knows what is going on. I feel so sorry for my poor hubby as I cannot help with the packing and he is running round like a headless chicken not knowing if he is coming or going. My mum has been here for a few days and done quite a bit and my daughter insists on helping even though she shouldn't, my son's and son in law to be will arrive at the weekend so hopefully all will fall into place, fingers crossed.

Anyway enough doom and gloom lol and onto the matter in hand, this week at Moving Along With The Times Sue challenged us to Shabby Chic or Vintage and this is so NOT my thing. I was completely stumped for what to make when I remembered my Cricut Heritage cartridge and this is what I created. I cut the penny farthing at 5", the lamp post at 5.5" and the fence at 3.5" but stretched it. I ran the fence section through the paper crimper although it doesn't show up too well in this photo, the bicycle and lamp post have been tripled embossed with velum added to the light panels of lamp before adding glossy accents. Not the best of card's but hey ho we have to learn from our mistakes.

All Papers - DCWV 'Le Creme' Stack
Paper Crimper - Fiskars
Gems - Poundland
Cricut - Heritage Cartridge
Embossing - Ranger Embossing Powder & Ranger Distress Embossing Ink
Glossy Accents - Ranger
Sentiment - Personal Impressions

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Sweet Stamps - Shabby Chic/Vintage
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Make My Monday - Vintage
Anything Goes - Anything Goes

That's all from me for today, hopefully by my next post I won't homeless any longer lol.


Claire said...

Oh goodness hun, what a nightmare - however I am sure it will all fall into place and all will be good. Love your card, great vintage image and colour tones. Hugs, Claire x

DesignerDiva said...

Morning Kim, I think your card is awesome! I loved it as soon as I saw on the DT blog, very clever Hunny don't sell yourself short!
The house sale and packing sounds like a nightmare! Good Luck with everything
Hugs Laurie xx

Tracy said...

Hi Kim, I think your card is fabulous. I hope everything gets sorted for your move soon.
Hugs Tracy x

Lisa Jane said...

oh i love this KIm- the fence really does like wrought iron .. and i love that peny farthing... so victorian. A fab card .
I hope everything falls into place for you
Lisa x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh wish I lived closer and could come help with the packing for you. Love the card its super, That bike is brilliant, although cant ever have been comfy or safe, Love Hazelxoxo

Catherine said...

Gorgeous vintage card, hope your house move goes through smoothly...

1CardCreator said...

This is a beautiful card! So glad I saw you at Make It Monday. ~Diane (I am # 103)

~ginny said...

Wow! That is a delicious image you have put together! Well done!

Pami said...

Oh dear Kim, its all sounds very stressful at your house at the moment. I am sure everything will fall into place very soon.

Your card is wonderful, a real vintage feel about it, gorgeous! Pami x

Sue B said...

Well I really love this card Kim!!! I love the penny farthing and it looks so cool with the fence and lampost. Love the embossing and the glossy light panels and the centre of the wheels. I love everything about it - it's a wonderful vintage card and perfect for the challenge!!
Sorry you are still having so much trouble with the house. It all sounds very stressful. Hope things improve for you soon!!
Love Sue xx

Mynn xx said...

Goodness gracious! I do hope everything works out for you with regards to the house! That sounds crazy! LOVE your card--your dies are amazing and the pattern on the fence and lamp is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Unknown said...

Oh dear, all sounds terribly stressing - hope you get everything sorted soon hun. Your card is beautiful, especially loving that penny farthing. Great vintage card. Thanks for sharing with us at OLL this time.
Dawn xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Sending you huge hugs hunnie! Will phone you on Monday if I get 5 lol!!

Fab card, love the cuts they look great!
Hugs Shell xx

Gaynor Greaves said...

This is really great, love all the details, stunning, thanks for joining our Anything goes challenge at Anything goes, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT xx

Rene said...

This is fabulous! My husband would LOVE it! Thank you so much for linking up at MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at the second-prize drawing!
Good luck,
Rene :D

Dawnll said...

What a fun design and great use of these papers.
Thank you for sharing with us this week at
Sweet Stamps Challenge
Have a sweet week.

Mau xx said...

Hi Kim, sorry I am slow getting round, had a busy few days and catching my tail.
Loved your card, what a fab image and so different from what we all made this week. I love it!
Hugs Mau xx
hope you have a nice weekend xx

cheryl said...

this is one really gorgeous card with beautiful colours and detail thanks for playing at anything goes this week too hugs Cheryl xxxxxxxx
I just love the image,this is just my style,love this too bits,

Fliss said...

A fabulous vintage card Kim. Love the die cut images.
Thanks for sharing with us at MMM this week and wishing you good luck.
Fliss x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Kim this is totally ACE, what a fantastic vintage style card, the image and design are super, thank you for joining us at OLLCB
Lorraine x

febe said...

Awesome vintage card in monos. Love your image. :)

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~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Hi Kim :) Hope you know if your coming or going yet :$ I hate moving at the best of times so I don't envy you. Your card is gorgeous though and I love the black with the tan :)

Stacey Adams, said...

Great vintage card! Hope everything works out smoothly with the packing & moving. Thanks for joining us at this week and good luck in the challenge!

Mandy said...

Hi Kim,
Just dropping by to say hi and I hope things have gone well with your move...
Mandy x