Wednesday, 2 October 2013

So Old Fashioned

Hi everyone.  How are you all doing?  It's my turn to share a project with you all here and over at Pam's blog The Bug Bytes - thanks for having me pop by each month Pam.

It's a bit short and sweet today I'm afraid.  I am in the middle of decorating the second of two bedrooms, but I had an hour on Monday (after painting all the white work - base boards/window frames/closet doors) and couldn't resist popping in to my craft room to make a quick card to share with you.

I had bought this little telephone stamp by Hot of the Press called "Hello", and as it came with the perfect little sentiment - I had to make an old fashioned card.  Here is a close up of the stamp, which was stamped with CTMH Chocolate and the little sentiment actually comes separate so you can place it where you wish.

The papers are from a lovely little Paper Collage Kit by Sarah Lugg, called With Love.  Lots of fabulous papers, tags and borders and thought they were perfect for this card.


I distressed all the edges of all the layers and then used Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink, to ink all the edges.

I raised the stamped image up on some pop dots to add a little dimension, as this card is otherwise very flat (great for posting though).

For the inside, I used the same papers as the front.  Also, I decided I just had to use the telephone stamp once again, however, I masked off the edge as I only wanted part of the stamp to show and therefore leaving room to write a message.

Sorry, for the short and sweet post - I really must get back to the decorating :-)

This card is being entered in the following challenges.

Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #64: Shabby Chic/Vintage (closes 30 Oct)

Craftitude Challenges - Challenge #49: Anything Goes or Harvest (closes 3 Oct)

Scribble & Scrap Blog Challenges - Challenge #2: Always Anything Goes (closes 11 Oct)

Craftin Desert Divas: Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party #16 : Anything with a Sentiment (closes 13 Oct)

Creative Craft Challenges2 - Challenge #20: Anything Goes (closes 14 Oct)

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy crafting.


  1. Just saw this at The Bug Bytes! Your card is just gorgeous!!! Love that image and how you used part of it on the inside too!!!

  2. Gorgeous card Karon, I like the telephone image the colours and the distressing.
    Kevin xx

  3. Karon, your card is amazing!!! I love the telephone stamp and how you even used it off the page on the inside of the card. I can't believe with your daughters room remodel you could get this together so perfectly so fast!

  4. Love that telephone stamp! Great vintage card!!

  5. Anything retro rings my bell!! LOOOVE this old phone and your distressing. SO excited to see the makeover...LOL!

  6. Love the retro look. That phone and the distressing really sets the mood.
    xxx Asha Sunny Summer Crafts

  7. Great card Karon, perfect for a chap I thought! Hope the decorating is going well xx

  8. Love the vintage look of this beautiful card! The phone image is gorgeous and I love the distressed look you added to those lovely papers. Great card my friend - now get busy with the decorating!

  9. What a fabulous card. It is so different from your usual style too- it must have been fun to make using a different color scheme, style, etc. Still, I see a lot of Karon in there. Great job!

  10. love the colors and the "old fashioned" feel!! hope the rooms go well!! my husband paints all our rooms at least once a year!! ugh!!

  11. Oh Karon, this is beautiful! I love the old-fashioned image, the punny sentiment, and of course the vintage design you created for it! The papers are perfect for this card. What a lovely creation, inside and out! Wonderfully made, my friend! I hope the room is coming along well! :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  12. This is GORGEOUS Karon! Love the image!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craftin Desert Divas!

  13. Your card is very lovely.
    I really like that stamp :)
    Good luck with the room decorating :)

  14. Super cute phone...wonderful card!!! Have fun with your will all be worth it in the end!!

  15. I love that phone stamp Karon and what a fabulous vintage looking card:) Thank you for sharing it:)

  16. That was one hour well-spent! Love the distressing on your card!

  17. Hi Karon I love the telephone stamp & the vintage feel to your design. It sounds like you are progressing well on your painting :)Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Lisa.

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  18. This is fabulous Karon. I love the use of the papers...really beautiful and they create a great background. Love that image too. Great card.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  19. Very pretty and elegant Kate, I love the old telephone and background papers.

  20. This is wonderful. What a pretty stamp and sentiment. I love the background paper with the stamps. Nice old fashioned touch.
    Crafty hugs,

  21. so beautiful, karon! love the vintage feel of it!

  22. What a darling stamped image Karon, wonderful design.

    Hugs Diane

  23. Ah Karon, I love this Old Fashioned Hello. Love that telephone and all the inking on this card is really pretty, Great stamp too!!


  24. Gorgeous project !!!Thank you for sharing with us at Craftin Desert Divas ! Hope you join us again !


  25. Terrific Karon, love the papers and vintage look!

  26. Gorgeous, I love the vintage image and the script backing paper is beautiful, fabulous layout too
    Lindsay xx

  27. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the vintage telephone image!! And the papers are beautiful!! What a fabulous card!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  28. Oh, love it! I think this might be one of my favorites. It has a wonderfully "old-fashioned" and masculine look.

  29. Wow lovin the vintage feel of the awesome creation. Beautiful design and eye catching coloring. Lovely card! Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.

  30. Love your "old fashioned" card with that cool phone and great papers! The inside image is great just off to the side...

  31. Great card. Thanks for joining in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Creative Craft.
    Bev x


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