Tuesday, 28 August 2012


Today's card is a result of a bit of a play with some haberdashery elements from various sources.  The dress form is a stamp from Chocolate Baroque and it has been stamped and paper pieced using a scrap of Tim Holtz shabby vintage paper; the backing paper is from Prima Nature Garden collection (no connection with haberdashery but I thought the design was just right); the strip of lace is another CB stamp from a lovely set with lots of lace; the tape measure, cotton reels and saying are from a Creative Expressions vintage sewing collection; the scissors cut with a Marianne die and finally the buttons were made using a Sizzix embosslits die from Stampin' Up. Apart from the background paper,  everything on this card  was made with odd pieces from my scrap boxes.

I hope everyone had a good Bank Holiday weekend despite the horrible weather (a good enough reason to stay in playing with ink and stamps) - of course the sun is shining from a blue sky this morning!!


  1. Hi Val, I like all the stamps and papers you've used on this card. I love the CB lace set.. fabulous card.
    suzi b xx

  2. Beautiful fashionable card Val. The attention to detail is amazing. Hugs Rita xx

  3. Love your haberdashery card all the elements on you have used and your colour tones


  4. Terrific Val - those scissors judt left me speechless & I love the soft colours you've used to work with the paper. The sentiment is absolutely priceless & I do like the way you've taken all these individual elements & fused them into a whole.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. This is lovely Val and well done for continuing to use up your scraps

    Jackie x

  6. The weather may not have been very good this past weekend, but it was good for your creative side Val. This is a gorgeous card, I love the shades of blues you've used and all from the scraps box as well.

    Sue x

  7. Fabulous stamps Val, love the lace and the scissor die, wonderful!
    Val x

  8. Gorgeous card Val - really love the dress form (so much in fact I just popped over to CB to buy it!). The whole composition is lovely.

    Karen x

  9. congratulations Val, another lovely bitsa card - really liked this, and as a dedicated non-sewer,that is surprising!

  10. This is lovely Val. The lace is what really pulls it together beautifully. Hugs, Buttons x

  11. How beautiful is this! I just glanced up as I'm typing and see that Buttons has said exactly what I was thinking, ie the lace really pulls it all together perfectly.

    Lesley Xx