Fresh Vintage Sympathy

Hi there bloggies!

Off to the park with Stace & Bree … then shopping & lunch! Sounds wonderful … doesn’t it!? In a hurry … so here is this week’s Dynamic Duos #3 Challenge. I did mean to emboss the black strip (the ‘dessert option’ of the challenge) … but totally forgot until after the ribbon and buttons were attached! Yes … it was a bit too late by then! Thankfully the ‘dessert option’ is optional … so I can still enter this in the challenge. I did add the buttons and bows to this card … so I could also enter it into the latest Allsorts Challenge #155 “Buttons & Bows”! 😀

My stamping friend Leonie had a spare “Fresh Vintage” stamp set … and passed it onto me! Isn’t she a sweetie! 😀 I’m not sure if you can see the border stamping behind the ‘With Sympathy’ phrase? You can click to enlarge the photo here to see it a little better.  (Sorry about the photo quality! This was a hard card to photograph because of the contrast between the black and yellow colours! The buttons & bows are a sweet accent too! But … this is one of those cards that just don’t seem to show up well in a photo. The colours for this challenge are so beautiful together … and IRL … this is really lovely!

Well … I didn’t get this finished before our shopping trip! Bree had a lovely time at the “Park & Play” for Kids Fest. It was a beautiful day to be out in the sunshine! 🙂 And … it was nice to wander around our new extended shopping centre with Stace for a while. Lunch was really yummy! 😉


  1. Paige says:

    You did a lovely job with the image and i adore the row of buttons and the double rows of ruffles! So happy yo joined us this week at Dynamic Duos!


  2. Susan Joyce says:

    Gorgeous Andrea! Love all the little details you used. Thanks’ for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week.


  3. Lisa says:

    Andrea this is a black tie affair indeed! Love your elegant floral image and your satin bow. Your row of buttons is this icing on the cake. Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!


  4. Anni says:

    What an amazing card! The black bow is so elegant! And the image is beautiful in these colors!
    Thank you for joining us at Dynamic Duos!


  5. Helen H says:

    This image looks so striking inked in black & daffodil & the ruffled border is so sweet! Fabulous card Andrea. Hugs 🙂


  6. Allisa says:

    Gorgeous card. I love the layered borders and your row of buttons is fabulous! Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos.


  7. Donna Zammit says:

    WOW what a striking card with the colour combo and embellishments! I love this stamp set. I won this stamp set at my demo’s launch of the new mini catty yeh! 😀 Cheers, Donna Zammit


  8. Denise M. says:

    Oh my gosh, the double row of ruffles and all those buttons are SOOOOOOO adorable together!


  9. Gabbi says:

    So much detail – love the card. Gorgeous ruffle!
    -Gabbi 🙂


  10. Andrea, how sweet of your friend to pass along her spare set to you. It must have been meant to be because your card came out beautifully!! I just love the detail you got in the stamped image and that fabulous ruffled button border! I always enjoy visiting your blog, your posts always bring a smile to my face. Thanks for joining us this week over at Dynamic Duos! Have a great day! 🙂


  11. Lynda says:

    LUUURRRRRRRVVVEEEEE this Andrea…so many fine touches to make it special. Kudos on all that button effort too. Well worth the effort. Great sympathy card.


  12. nicola j says:

    Gorgeous creation Andrea, love the ribbon and button detail!
    Thanks for using buttons and bows for Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Hugs Nicola xxx


  13. Fleur says:

    Oh this is so pretty,
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!

    Hugz Fleur xXx


  14. Monika/buzsy says:

    So pretty! Hope you won’t have to use it though! Love the colors, the yellow really pops! The ruffled punched border and buttons look fabulous! What a great design girl!


  15. Kim S says:

    So glad you had a great day at the park!!

    The card is lovely. The buttons and the border treatment are a wonderful accent to the pretty image!! Embossing is nice…but not every card needs dessert!!


  16. chrissieah says:

    Hi Andrea… don’t faint but I am finally back with a comment! You’d think spending so much time on the bed lately that I would have written profusely!! anyway… I love this card and even took the time to check out the two challenges sites. I stayed much longer on the dynamic duos though… it is so much easier to browse when they give you thumb nails. so here’s my question… does it cost more/ take more time for a blog owner to use thumbnails for entry links to their challenges. For people like me with limited time… being able to pick the ones I like best from a thumbnail is better! just wonder why some sites that are obviously popular and havelots of entries don’t do the thumbnails! Back to your cards… have been loving lots of what you have done lately… so need to stamp. I had to do one on the fly the other day as my box is empty and I haven’t been that disorganised for ages! sigh.


  17. Melissa says:

    Love the buttons and the bow, but my fave part is most definitely the ruffled paper, I don’t do this enough on my cards yet I find the effect to be so beautiful. Gorgeousxx


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