Thursday 6 February 2014

Use Vellum @ MAWTT

Good morning good people. Hope the weather is kinder to you than it has been here! Wind and rain non stop again, I wanted to be going out for a walk everyday but not in this weather, I'll end up back in hospital with pneumonia!

I'm back today with a new challenge over at


and this week Wendy L our Spanish crafter has chosen

Vellum or Parchment

Now this theme was a challenge for me but trying to photograph my card proved to be an even bigger challenge!! All I can say is I'm sorry, no way would it focus at all, I tried everything I know but all to no avail. I don't know if it was the vellum, or the fact the stamping direct onto it is very soft.

It's actually very pretty in real life but you will just have to take my word on that lol!!
I stamped my yummy new LOTV pushchair stamp direct onto the blue vellum with blue ink and just coloured in a little shading with a polychromo pencil. The Special Delivery is a rub on and I fixed the vellum onto a blue card with 2 eyelets just along one side. A bit of ribbon and twine with a cute teddy charm and Bob's your uncle that's it!
(Actually Bob is not my uncle - he's the builder that is finally starting work on my renovations any day now, it's only been 2 years since work was meant to start!!)

Head over to the main challenge blog for lots of gorgeous inspiration from my multi talented teammies and you can check if you were in the top 3 last week while you are there.

I'll be back tomorrow with a brand new little project for me that I will explain then.

Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments, a big hello to my new followers too (if you read this far down)

Love 'n Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges....


Margreet said...

I believe you that this is much more prettier in real looks very delicate....adorable charm!
xxx Margreet

brenda said...

Very pretty Laurie, the vellum gives such a delicate feel.

B x

Janice said...

Oh Laurie, this does look like a gorgeous card, I'm sure the photograph doesn't do it justice as it's such a clever idea. Really love it. Rubbish weather here too, although it's brighter today. Hope Bob appears for you and if he knows a good plumber, send him north. We have a bathroom leak in Alan's flat and so far I'm the fixer-upper! Jx

Wendy L said...

Looks great Laurie, I can imagine it looks better, very hard to photograph, thanks. xxx

Wendy L said...

Looks great Laurie, I can imagine it looks better, very hard to photograph, thanks. xxx

Jane said...

Fantastic card Laurie - love the softness of the image!
Jane xx

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Laurie. I love the cute image and the soft delicate colours are gorgeous.
Take care in this awful weather.
Hugs Sue

Christine L said...

Gorgeous card Laurie... I love how you've stamped directly onto the vellum.. but realise how it's so difficult to photograph!

If you pop over to ITP today, you may just get a nice surprise!

Christine x

Carole said...

How annoying it is when you can't get a good photo but I can imagine how great it looks!
Great to see you on the TPC DT & same team too!
Carole xXx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah Im sure its adorable IRL. It looks pretty here. Im intrigued with tomorrows post, Love Hazelxo

Hazel said...

I love the ribbon and little posy to the left and I bet the stamped bit looks super too. Lovely card, Hazel L. x

KraftyKoolKat said...

My cards are always better I.R.L. then the photograph that I manage to take. They are fine on my camera viewer but by the time they are transferred through the editing program and are viewed on here they look rubbish. Vellum is a pig of a product to take a picture of. The things that have photo'ed well looks gorgeous.

See you tomorrow. Shh!!


Claire said...

This looks so delicate hun and is a lovely image and I bet it looks even more fabulous IRL. Hugs, Claire x

Unknown said...

Awwww such a pretty card! Lovely soft feel to it and it doesn't look that bad to me, but am sure it is stunning in real life.


PS - Don't get me started with builders!!!

Kathleen said...

Fabulous subtle card, love the blue and the super image and the ribbon looks stunning,Have to say that I hate vellum, can't use it for love or money.
Good news on the builders, let hope they get on with it.
Hope you are well.

Kath x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Laurie - love the softness to it and fabulous finishing touches.
Hope all goes well with the builders.
Debs xx

Pami said...

This is gorgeous Laurie, such a soft feel and perfect for a baby card. You are so clever! Everyone has done much better at this challenge than me!!

I hope your recovery is going well hon? Let me know what day you are going to NEC in March.

P x

cheryl said...

Oh sweetie this is so beautiful ypur detail is always spot on hun hugs cheryl xx

Unknown said...

This is stunning hon, I love the simplicity of it, it's really gorgeous. Xx

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Laurie… I had no idea that you could do all these things with vellum… the image and sentiment look fab! its really annoying when the photographs don't show a card off to it's full glory… it looks stunning here... but I can imagine it looks even nicer in real life!! ;-)
I love the way you've done the ribbon and twine and the teddy charm is oh so cute!! :-)
Hope the renovations go well hun
Take Care
Huge Hugs
Sue xx

Judith said...

I can see how pretty this is Laurie - very delicate - I love the ribbon through the eyelets it's a lovely touch hugs Judith x

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Laurie, I love the soft blue color and your adorable charm! Have a nice weekend!
Hugs, Tammy