Monday, 6 July 2009


The Challenge this week at The Next Level is a theme - Buttons and Bows. I decided to make my card with a new stamp from Stampington & Company, Fairytale Couture, Flora 2 and also to keep the design of the card fairly simple. I used a gorgeous digital range of papers called French Linen Collection from ScrapGirls.



The corners are metal embellishments - I am sorry I cannot remember where I got these from, part of my stash. They are silver, but I coloured them with a Black Copic marker to give a more vintage look. The gingham ribbon is american folk art style from my local garden centre.


The inside I have matted and layered with toning dotty paper, and featured again the range of papers from the digital kit. The chandelier is a digital image from Chandelierious Brush set No. 1 from Designer Digitals.
I cannot make a card without an envelope as I am sure you are aware by now - lol - but I decided to make this a very simple one as the beautiful papers from the kit really do speak for themselves.
If you stop by to look, if you have the time, please leave feedback, I would love your thoughts.

Thank you, Ann xxx


Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

LOVE your card! That dress form image is fabulous and those are WONDERFUL corner pieces!!! GREAT paper as well -- just love it all!

Rach said...

wow what a truly beautiful card, fabulous. hugs rachxx

Desire Fourie said...

Just stunning inside and out. I love how the patterned cardstock matches the images ... very elegant. Hugs from Desire

Mandi said...

I love it

mandi xx

Kari said...

Hi! Oh my..that`s lovely!! Gorgeous corner pieces and great colors too:)
Just wonderful!!

Have a nice day:)

Hugs, Kari :)

Jackie said...

The card is beautiful.I love the digi papers. I have been trying lots of digi images but I have yet to do my own papers but these are beautiful.I also bought a few stamps from that line of stamps.I loved how you used it.Very elegant!!

Lena Katrine said...

Wow! this is awsome! Cool image and beautiful colours and embellies!

have a great day! Hugs, Lena :)

Anonymous said...

Ann you've stunned me again with another beautiful creation! And shall I dare say it's SEXY! BTW, the envelope for this card matches beautifully. Have a wonderful day!


Jacque said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Ann!! Love your attention to are truly an inspiration!! Hugs..Jacque

Stressed Stamper said...

stunning as all your cards are


Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Ann, Another wonderful cretion!1 So stunning!! Just adore your vintage corners and that chandelier on the inside is so elegant and wow!! You make such great pieces! Hugs Judy xx

Kreativmonster said...

Everything about this card is soooo beautifull!


Ann another stunning card, i love the sophisticated look of this, and the colours are fabulous! hugs Linda x

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Stunning card, Ann! Gorgeous and totally elegant.

True :) said...

I agree with card! I really love your style! You always find the cutest images and digi papers!
You are an inspiration to many!

Anonymous said...

So elegant and gorgeous!! I really love the colors!! :)

Sue said...

Hi Ann
sorry its been a while, stunning card so elegant, luv the colours, fabby work,sue.x

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Very stylish card, beautiful color schem the bleu-grey-black!

Warmest regards, Renata

judith@poppy cottage said...

Love the card, I went and downloaded the kit straightaway, it's so lovely! You've done a great job, and the stamp is so elegant. Judith x

Priscilla said...

Over the top fantastic!!! :)
Priscilla :)

Dawny P said...

As gorgeous as always Ann. This is beautiful xxx

Carol said...


Just visited The Next Level - so sorry to hear you are poorly, I have loved visiting and reading all the tutorials and tips so would like to send HUGS for a speedy recovery and a huge THANKS for the past 2 months


Tracey said...

Ann get well sooon. xxxxxx

Katie said...

I'm wishing you a speedy recovery and hope to see your wonderful work sometime in the future.

Katty Bell said...

This has just gone straight to No.1in my all time favourites, so much attention to detail!
The papers are truly scrumptious.
I know you are very poorly and I do hope you start to feel better soon... sending you ((HUGS))

steph said...

Stunning card Ann, just read about TNL finishing - I do hope you are feeling better soon x

Anonymous said...

I love the vintage look! Wonderful card.

Whimcees said...


I have left an award for you on my blog if you would be so kind as to visit me! :<)

Wishing you a happy weekend!

Barbara Diane

sunnydale1uk said...

Hi Anne,
Can I ask a silly question, how did you change the colours from the original download of the French Linen paper download,
Thanks for your help

Ann (Madge) said...

Sorry for the delay in replying Carol to your query about changing the colours of the design paper. I do it in Photoshop, using the hue and saturation slider - you can do the same in Photoshop Elements which is a great programme too. Hope this helps. Cheers Ann