Monday, March 8, 2010

The Cuttlebug Spot Vintage Challenge


I was so excited that our challenge at The Cuttlebug Spot was vintage this week because I'd been browsing the adorable images on my Peggy Loves Vintage New Baby Volume 1 CD and came across this precious bundle. I have no idea why, but I've had baby fever (no chance, I'm WWWAAAYYY too old for that, LOL). The CD is chock full of fabulous vintage images and this sweet little guy all wrapped up in his blanket just called out to me and I HAD to use him. I resized him to fit a 2 1/2 inch square and cut him out with my Nesties along with a scalloped mat. Then, to echo the blanket, I cut a 5 inch square and used my MS punches (these are obviously my current faves since I used them 2 weeks in a row, LOL), scored each side twice diagonally and ran it through my Cuttlebug using Swiss Dots. Then I folded each corner in, then out on the score marks to make the sweet dimensional frame.


I decided that some weaving might be in order (thought it looked like an old fashioned baby blanket) and once I'd woven the strip I embossed it with Swiss Dots as well. I cut a channel in the top mat and embossed it with one of the 5X7 folders from the Romance bundle. I ran my ribbon over the mat but under the weaving and added a bow.

The image is popped and I added pearls and little Alpha Beads to finish it off. Be sure to stop by The Cuttlebug Spot to check out the lovely efforts by my DT sisters and if you leave a comment you not only may win a gift certficate to the Craft Barn, but our sweet DT sister Lillie has donated a fabulous set of her handmade "hip huggin' jammies" for your Cuttlebug and Cricut. Of course if you can't wait, click to shop Lillie's store. Also, we'd love it if you'd play along, and if you're in search of vintage images for ALL occasions be sure to visit Peggy Loves Vintage. Not only does she have CD's, but also downloadable cut out sheets with 8 images in a variety of designs available for immediate gratification. Also, check out the Peggy Loves Vintage BLOG for freebies, contests and MORE!

20 comments:

  1. omg!!!!!! This is such a beautiful card girl...I absolutely love love love how you made the little box around the photo...not to mention the weaving and embossing....wowza girlie....stunning I tell ya!!!! hugs

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  2. Donna--this is just too beautiful for words.

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  3. Awwww Donna, it is beautiful. Hugs

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  4. This is absolutely gorgeous! There are not enough words to describe how beautiful it is. I was blown away when I looked at it. You rock!

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  5. Well Donna how spooky I chose mmy image from the very same CD!!!!
    What a beautiful card you've created the echoing of the blanket with the gorgeous frame and Ms punch is stunning as is your wonderful paper weaving. I love everything about this!
    Hugs
    Juliexx

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  6. O-M-G
    Donna when I opened this my mouth hit the floor...AWESOME!
    This is sooooo Beautiful and such great details.
    HUgs Wanda:-)

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  7. Donna this is sooooo pretty...love how you surrounded that adorable image and then the weaving...what a great touch!!!!

    I have something for you on my blog...hope you'll get a chance to visit!

    Hugs,
    Terry

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  8. wow that stitching looks just incredible!
    I love how delicate it looks...just like that blankie! great idea!
    I really think this is the sweetest card...

    and if you need a baby boy fix...I got you covered!

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  9. Wow Donna, so sweet and beautiful! Your attention to detail is just amazing!

    (-: Heidi

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  10. OMG...What can I say, it's beautiful, gorgeous, precious, sweet,etc etc. Love the frame, the weaving, the little pearls. I think you and Julie must have conspired but in such an awesome way!

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  11. girl you are something else..this is adorable...hugs

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  12. OH MY WORD!!!!!! Girl, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything you've done! I just kept looking and looking and looking! I'm amazed at the fabulous detailing. You are unbelievable! I love it!!!
    hugs!
    Sharon

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  13. Oh Donna this is such a precious card. I love the way you made the box around that sweet pic, makes it look like he is wrapped in a blanket.

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  14. So beautiful and chocked full of details! Love the weaving...very clever! Love the image too!

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  15. Donna, This is so precious, I love the frame around the sweet baby picture and love your design and all your fabulous textures. Another stunning creation. Hugs Jodie from Oz

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  16. wow! isn't this card just the prettiest....its just beautiful....

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  17. That is the most gorgeous card. A real keepsake in itself. You do beautiful work.

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  18. The sweetest lil thing I ever did see !!
    xoxo Joy

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  19. Your cards are beautiful, thanks for sharing. ~Diane

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Thanks for making my day!