Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sweet Days Gone By!

Today I'm honored to be the Guest Designer at City Crafter challenge blog. This is the card I made with a matching bookmark.

I used a stamp by Lili of the Valley named "Meant To Be" along with an LOTV sentiment stamp and colored the image with Copics.  I used dies by Magnolia, Spellbinders and Cheery Lynn. My paper is by Fab Scraps and the flowers are by Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts. Each layer of my papers have been distressed and sewn. the rhinestones and lace are from my stash of supplies. Here's a picture of just the colored image.

The challenge this week at City Crafter challenge blog is to make a card and matching gift using the photo below as inspiration:

This photo reminded me of days long gone when those giant spools of woven ribbon and jute were used to decorate packages and the image I used reminded me of those days with the little girl in her hat, the boy in his suspenders and the sweetness of the moment! The scissors in the picture are so worn that it inspired me to distress my papers.

Thank you, Kirsty and the gals on the Design Team, for giving me the opportunity to be your Guest Designer on City Crafter this week!


This card is entered in the following challenges:
Crafts and Me Challenge and Inspiration, Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenge, Kitty Bee Designs, 4 Krafty Girlz, Challenges and Candy, Sister Act Card Challenge, Cheery Lynn Designs, The Sweet Pea Stampers, Chocolate, Coffee and Cards, Ideas to Inspire


  1. Beautiful card Gail, really pretty..Hugs Lozzy xx

  2. This is gorgeous Gail! I love the pretty matching bookmark - what a lovely idea.

    Thanks for entering our ribbon and lace challenge, good luck!

    Anne x
    Lili of the Valley

  3. This is beautiful, Gail.A special card for a special friend.

  4. This is such a beautiful set ... anyone would be thrilled to receive this! Thanks so much for being with us this week at CCCB ...

  5. Fab, fab, FABULOUS set here, my friend !! Wow, your attention to every detail is so captivating and inspiring. There's not anything you could do to improve on this creation - it's #1, and should win ALL the challenges you've entered it in . . .

  6. This card is gorgeous, stunning all the way around. Thanks for joining us this week for "Flowers."

    Karal for Kitty Bee Designs Team
    My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

  7. Gail this is just stunning and one of my favorite LOTV stamps I've used it many times. The bookmark is such a clever idea and equally lovely I think your interpretation of the photo is just perfect. Love and Happy crafting Carole x
    PS Good luck in those competitions this is a winner!!

  8. This is really beautiful and the colours are gorgeous. I also love the thin ribbon threaded through the lace - so pretty :-) A matching bookmark is such a lovely idea - must try this sometime!
    Hugs, Kat x

  9. Beautiful card and adorable image! Thanks for joining the fun here at Cheery Lynn Designs. Good luck!

  10. Beautiful set Gail, not only I love the pretty image, I love that the soft, sweet colors combo too, thanks for being our guest here at CCCB, it is such pleasure to have you!

  11. Oh my what a fun and super cute card! I love the colors that you used and all the beautiful details and embellishments. Thank you for coloring along with us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards.


  12. This is just gorgeous! Love all the lace edges and pretty flourishes!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Cheery Lynn Designs for our challenge this week!

  13. Beautiful card - adorable LOTV image and so many gorgeous details.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TPC this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  14. Thanks for sharing your sweet card for The Sweet Pea Stampers 'purple power'challenge - hope to see more of your lovely crafting soon - Hazel, Design Team x

  15. Beautiful creation Gail. Love what you do with each & every image you color. Go do luck in y our challenges.
    Hugs, Janie

  16. This is so beautiful Gail. The image is wonderfully coloured and I love the design and all the details xx

  17. True romance :-))
    Beautiful card you made and you use a very nice image! Good job!
    Thank you for playing with us at "Izazovi i Slatkiši"!
    Hugs, Andreja

  18. What a lovely card you have made. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “purple power” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  19. Hi Gail,

    The winners of the scrapbookstampsociety challenge have there number but also there name.
    Only the top3 have numbers but I can put there name behind it.
    Never thought of that.
    But I see on several challenge the put only a name and than you must look also if it's you.
    So we are not the only challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator.

  20. So Cute- Beautiful card. Thanks for joining in at Sweet pea Stampers this week.

  21. Oh, this is beautiful Gail. Love all the distressing and a super cute image too. Great card hun.

  22. Wow Gail, this card is stunning!! I love your cute image and love, love how you colored it!

  23. Love the paper and the distressed edges are gorgeous, very sweet combo my friend, nicely done
    Hugs Julie P

  24. Love this Gail! I love including bookmarks too, this one is great. Judy x

  25. wow absolutely stunning card! love every bit of it!! lace w/ ribbon, crochet flower w/mulberry paper rose... image is adorable and so well colored!! LOVE your card!!

  26. Such a gorgeous card and the image is so cute, beautifully colored... Thanks for sharing it with us at CC&CC...

  27. This is very beautiful. I really like the papers you used. Fab work! I'm really happy you entered our challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers blog. Thank you! Hugs! xx