Sunday, August 21, 2011

Things I love ...

... crocheted posies and layers of lace ... bows tied in a shabby vintage feel ... buttons and pins ... vintage type set ... old bicycles ... and decorative papers (lots of decorative papers). 


Scraps of blue and green created a beautiful print background for my postcard stamped from Winter Post.  The bicycle is retired but a treasured stamp I'll always keep.  The pink flower was crocheted by me and then layered with lace and a pearl.  Velvet leaves in pink and green are tucked in behind.  The bow is dyed seam binding with a sweet white button ... pins and a tag are the final toppings.




The color inspiration (navy, pink, and green) comes from the talented design team over at The Play Date Cafe.  There are always amazing things to see there, you should stop by for a visit ... you'll want to add their challenges to your list of the "things I love ... "


Thanks for stopping by - good night ...

15 comments:

  1. beautiful.. love the crocheted doily. would love to know where you got the pattern for. I'd like to make some myself:)

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  2. So gorgeous. Love this card.

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  3. Adorable .. soft pretty and so serene ... makes me sigh

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  4. This is just delightful, Joanne! So many beautiful details to feast the eyes on; I love it!!

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  5. GORGEOUS Joanne!!! SO many pretty details to adore in this beauty!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

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  6. Wow - this is just so gorgeous. Love the pretty ribbon, the pins, the crocheted flower - it's all beautiful!

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  7. Gorgeous!!! Those colors were put together beautifully and I love all the pretties too, pins, ribbons, crocheted flowers, simply amazing!!!

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  8. Oh so pretty and shabby chic Joanne!

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  9. Your cards are always so pretty.. And this one is gorgeous..I just love that crochet little flower.

    Hope you are enjoying your day!!

    Hugs, Linda

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  10. Hi Joanne! It's always a pleasure to visit your blog. Your card is very beautiful, as always. I like the bike on the postcard! I almost bought Pedaling Past at my demo's sale this summer, but didn't and regret it. It was gone when I inquired. :( So glad you made some time to play with us at The Play DAte Cafe!

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  11. So, so pretty, Joanne! You always inspire me! LOVE all these scrumptiously vintage elements, and the way you've used these colors is pure genius! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  12. Your bow is GORGEOUS! I loved the softness you gave the colors this week. Thanks so much for joining us at the Play Date Cafe!

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  13. Joanne, this is so lovely! All of the things you love are put together so beautifully. I love the crocheted flower on this card. So sweet and perfectly sized.

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  14. I love the things you love :)
    Your crocheted fowers are always amazing ( I cherish that doily :)...)and I love your take on this challenge. Another card that made me sigh... Gorgeous Joanne; there is always something gorgeous to look at and this card is filled to the brim with fabulous details and embellishments. I love that stamp too :)
    Have a wonderful day!

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  15. It was lovely to read what you love, beautiful card and your bow is stunning! Thanks for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe this week!

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