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Old Favourites At FSC

Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight has a theme of  ‘Old Favourites’    My lovely teamie sister Esther chose this fantastic theme.

“Oh the tales she could tell” …  about this card being made!!!!  All is revealed below.

She started life as just a square card but me being me thought it looked too boring.  Out came the sewing machine and I stitched all around the edge.

Still looked rather plain and as luck would have it I had a circular aperture card on my desk.

Made a score line down the left hand side of the card and folded back.  Then I glued the stitched card to the inside of the aperture card.  Next I stitched everything together along the score line … still with me ???

All started to look better especially when I stamped the flower and quote on the front.  Voila, all done.

I also have a little tale to tell about the old favourite stamp used.  It is one of my all time favourite stamps called Isobelle from Inkylicious.

Technically this is a new stamp which I recently bought at Ally Pally … ahhh … but I had this stamp years ago and whilst taking it out of the packaging it ripped on me.  Now, because I loved it soooo much I re-bought it.

So even though this one is new I did have the other stamp a good few years before it ripped.  Another reason why I am not keen on acrylic stamps.

The last time I used the stamp was here 17th January 2014 when I made a Nuts & Bolts Album.


Stamping, embossing plus inking makes for a very enjoyable time. Hope you love it as much as the fun I had making.

I would love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.  Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.


19 Responses to “Old Favourites At FSC”

  1. Brenda says:

    Sometimes a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do Shirl !

    Many a time what I end up bears no resemblance on what I had in mind, but pleased you followed your instincts because this is a beauty, especially the colours and the way the vine wends it’s way it’s way up the card.

    B x

  2. Irene Chillman says:

    Absolutely gorgeous Shirl, love the colours, a work of art.
    I xx

  3. Craftyfield says:

    The aperture idea is inspired… it gives focus to the Isobelle stamp and I love the background and stitching too!

  4. Sue says:

    I like this so much, well put together and fab colour combo. May have to case this idea of focusing on the aperture. Sue x

  5. Meggymay says:

    A gorgeous card, Shirley and a super design. I agree and can she how she is a favourite image, Isobelle looks beautiful.
    Yvonne xx

  6. Amanda says:

    Beautiful Shirl and the effect is great, well worth the effort. Note to self “must do this”
    Amanda x

  7. Rosie says:

    Sooooo absolutely gorgeous and romantic, Shirl.

    Have a wonderful Sunday

  8. Dot says:

    Hi Shirley. OMG…what a woman of mystery this Isobella is!!! I love the whole effect and secrecy of looking through the aperture card at the mystery that still lies behind it. Inspiring!!!
    Dot x

  9. Shirley says:

    Gorgeous card I love the pretty face. It was enjoyable to read your thought process as you were creatiing. Everything about this design is fantastic. I’ve also ripped an acrylic stamp, I didn’t realize that they were a bit fragile, it was frustrating. I prefer rubber as well, but at times its nice to be able to see exactly where you are stamping. Happy Sunday, Shirleyxx

  10. butterfly says:

    This is a fabulous design, Shirl – I love how she peeks through the aperture, and the leaves are wonderful creeping up around it. The inside panel is so beautiful – gentle muted colours and wonderful layered stamping. Gorgeous!
    Alison xx

  11. Terry says:

    Wowser! Shirley, your most lovely lady looks fabulous peeking through the window! I bet she does have a few good stories to tell! Love this feminine beauty of a card! Hugs and Happy Sunday!

  12. Avril says:

    Stunning card Shirley, she looks fabulous peeking through the aperture with the flowers growing around it. Love the idea of the quote with the script stamped face, so subtle. Gorgeous colouring too.
    Avril xx

  13. Silvia says:

    Wow, that’s an amazing creation, great idea.

  14. Stunning design and so elegant.
    Julie x

  15. Fliss says:

    Wow Shirl! What a stunning card! The aperture is very clever and your background for the lovely Isobel (I have her too!) is amazing.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  16. Esther says:

    Ooh Shirley this is soooo beautiful…..lots of yummy inky, stampy layers. I have Isobelle too and have never used her…might have to do something about that Esther xx

  17. Claire C says:

    Wow stunning card Shiirl, love the design and she looks fab peeping out of that aperture
    Claire xx

  18. Donna Ellis says:

    Wow! What an incredible (and beautiful) creation, Shirl – I love the way the vine travels upward around your beautifully colored lady. A wonderful card design. I also like your previous design – a kind of Alice in Wonderland feel with the key hole. It will be fun seeing it completed.

    I am beginning to feel a little better. Still difficult to use my fingers, as my hand-eye coordination is very poor, and the fatigue is exhausting! LOL But I can sit up now for brief periods of time, and enjoy doing some things around the house. I have missed you and your pretty cards very much. love, de

  19. Anke says:

    Absolutely stunning, Shirl. Fantastic work, so beautiful !!!

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