Sunday, September 6

It's Been a While!

card 1a

It certainly has been a while since I made a card!

My handmade stock has gradually depleted and I have resorted to buying cards *shock Horror*. I say 'I' ... I mean John ... It would be really bad if I found time to go to the shop and buy one ... when I could probably make one in that time *LOL*card 1

Yes I know I said no more blogging grunge roses but this is  n't just a grunge rose ... it is a grunge rose on a card :0)

This rose is made from the middle flower on the Artistic Stamper Flower Power sheet and the lace is from LB Crafts ... as are the little dragonfly beads from other posts that I could n't remember where I got them. You can thank Hels for the bit of info ... she is younger and has a better memory than me!

The chipboard flowers are also Artistic Stamper.

All other stamps are Wendy Vecchi and that is Walnut Stain distress ink ... this time on white card and edged with Gold Krylon pen.

Roast Beef is calling :0)

45 comments:

crafty creations said...

Stunning Linda and the walnut stain against the krylon works brilliant

Linda B said...

WOW! This rose looks like a piece of vintage gold! Beautiful:D

kerry said...

absolutely wonderful Linda--just love that flower

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh my, you had to resort to buying a card? I think I have 3 boxes done,I need to start selling them! Your card is Lovely, and the rose Beatufiul, I never tire of seeing them! Someone will be very Happy to receive this one!

alcoholinky said...

another lovely design Linda. I must dig out the old Krylon pens.

Helen said...

I bought some walnut stain years ago and I don't think I've ever used it - but seeing this effect, I may give it a try

Ann said...

An absolutely beautiful card Linda! I have walnut stain ink and never use it - perhaps I should. The flowers are gorgeous too.

Naomi (Sugar Brown) said...

Beautiful. How did you get that metalic effect on the rose?

Sid said...

Nice overall effect with your colour scheme and like the lace !!

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

But your grunge roses are sooooo pretty LOL
I had a little go last night and mine looked nothing like that!!!!

Julie xx

Tinkertaylor said...

beautiful card has a lovely vintage feel to it. Don't wait so long before doing the next one

Angie said...

WOW ...love it

Effie said...

lovely colours.. very classy

Nigel said...

Love the colours on this, and the sheen on the rose. Fantastic!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

The card's beautiful. Reminds me of Victorian times, must be the lace. You could make these roses in your sleep I bet. Never tried one of these, are they fairly straight forward?

What's worrying me though is the fact you have roast beef speaking to you, maybe a trip to Clintons for some fresh air wouln't be so bad after all lol- these glue fumes get to us all you know lol

Sam said...

I could never tire of your grunge roses....that's a beautiful card.

Julia Dunnit said...

Ooh is pretty..rose looks amazing. How I love Krylons..the gold looks just fab on the walnut.

Ang C said...

A stunning card

Dezinaworld said...

Wow Linda, i dunno how you do it but always you create with such flair and style ... gorgeous
hugs June x

Andrea said...

Linda just stunning and so vintage, love the different effects you get with those roses xx

camcraft said...

Totally Stunning!!!!! :-)
Hope the roast beef was good :-)
Carole x

Jennie said...

Wow! great idea , and the use of the stamps are just perfect:)
Cool use of Krylon pens!

AngelaC said...

OMG!! I've been away for only ONE week and look how much work you have done Linda! It is all absolutely fabulous - I love this card in particular, it is stunning. Congratulations on your challenge work in Craft Stamper - loved that too!

Wanda H said...

Linda, love everything you've been showing... this card, the decorated binder, etc... and big congratulations on all the good stuff happening!!

Albajane said...

Thanks for comment Linda x
The cold is still with me but feeling not as stuffy today ..........your work is brill,an inspiration.....

Emilie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous as always! I know I keep repeating myself but there is no other word!

The Stamp Man said...

Love your card and in fact all that I've seen as I've rummaged around in your blog. It's a brilliant, I'm following now so I'll be back!! Thanks
Jill

Enfys said...

Love this card. Shame my birthday isn't til February!

Jo said...

Wow Linda, this is brilliant! Absolutely gorgeous! So sorry I haven't been around for a while x

Carmen said...

Ooh what a lucky recipient. This is so beautiful. I love the lace it sets the flower off beautifully.

Debbie Dolphin said...

Hi Linda
Thanks for your comments on my blog.I cannot believe i havent come across your blog before.Its fab and just all the things i love to use too.I must admit i try not to blog too much because theres so much inspirational work in blogland, then i spend half the night lying awake thinking of what i can do next!!if you know what i mean.Though i will follow now.
debbie xx

Lorraine said...

I dont think I will ever get fed up of your grungy roses as they all look different. Like the walnut stain..so thats 2 things to buy at the Happy Stampers..grungepaper and stain! I like the way you talk on your blog...it makes me laugh and thanks for the links to the blog candy. Thanks for visiting my blog today

Hazel said...

This is fabuluous x

Linda Cain said...

Stunning work! Love it!

Linda C

craftytrog said...

A wonderful vintage looking card Linda! x

Craftyideas said...

Gorgeous card love it

Mole said...

Another stunner. Looks sooooooooooo professional!

Joy said...

A beautiful card Linda xx

Debsg said...

A while, but worth the wait! Love the colours you are using at the moment.

moi said...

Love your work and specially your flowers.

Hugs, moi

Paula said...

gorgeous!

Scrappincaz said...

Ooh Linda I'm loving this card!! It is just gorgeous and I don't really 'do' cards if you know what I mean - Well done!!!!

Hels said...

Aha! At long last you recognise that I am younger than you....only jut tho LOL Soz I not visited for a week..am not being rude...just been sunning meself on a beach ... oh, what? You didn't miss me at all???? ROFL ... Hun, am LOVING all your latest creations...so much so that I am coming round to nick them all...in the interests of research obviously!! CONGRATULATIONS on being published...yes, you ARE a designer and a blinking good one at that...and CONGRATS on your roll of honour on Wendy's Blog...very much deserved if you ask me! Hugs hunny...missed ya xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is stunning. Sorry I am a bit late in my blog hopping. Such sophisticated colours, and wonderful metallic sheen, especially the rose. Loved the elegant colour scheme you used in Craft Stamper,

Lucy x

Allie Gower said...

BUYING CARDS? Say it ain't so!

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