Monday, 10 September 2012

Use It Tuesday - Guest Designer - Anything Goes

I won a recent Use It Tuesday challenge and I get to Guest Design with the team for a challenge!  And the theme for the fortnight is:

Anything Goes

So dig out your old stash and get creating!  And don't forget to list in your post what you have used (and how old it is!)

I've gone rather vintage.  The paper is from a 6x6 paper stack - Papermania Simply Elegant and I've slightly trimmed it down to fit the card blank (which is actually the newest thing at around 6 months old!)  The ribbon is left over from some Wedding Stationery I made 3 years ago and the paler layer under the patterned paper is part of one of the Wedding Invitations that the printing went wonky on (I kept it because you never know when you need it for layering!)

The dress uses a Sizzix die for the bodice shape and I used a compass for the skirt part.  Its cut from an old car magazine, and when I say old, its from the 1930's - older than my parents which is a weird thought and feeling!  A bit of inking plus some flat back pearls (had these around 6 months too) and its done!

The dress has been added with foam pads because, basically, it wouldn't lie flat on the card and it looked better on foam pads!

Thank you to Use It Tuesday and hope you can join in with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Challenges 4 Everybody:  Anything Goes
Come and Get it Challenges:  Tic, Tac, Toe (diagonal - pearls, free, ribbon)
Dream Valley Challenges:  Something Old (car magazine from 1930's), Something New (pearls and brown card)
Pile It On:  Patterned Paper
Hybrid Chick Caravan:  Pop It Up
The Ribbon Girls:  Pearls
Crafty Calendar:  Browns and Creams
  • Backing paper:  Papermania, Simply Elegant 6x6 paper stack
  • Dies:  Sizzix Dress
  • Print:  Old 1930's car magazine
  • Everything else:  My stash


  1. ooh this is gorgeous i love the papers .. and that dress

  2. Very nice card - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl card challenge to add pearls. Mary G x

  3. beautiful thank you for joining us at come and get it challenge

  4. This is so COOL! LOVE the dress--and the different colored pearls are the perfect accents! And amazing creation! :)

  5. Love your gorgeous card.

  6. Love your gorgeous card.

  7. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love it so much! (I think I have a thing for vintage :) Thanks for guest designing such a beautiful project!

  8. This is a stunning card! I love vintage. So glad you are joining us for this challenge at Use It Tuesday...

  9. This is gorgeous, a really lovely card. What a great use for an old magazine.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck.

    Jo :)

  10. This is so gorgeous!! And so creative with the magazine paper. What a great idea. Next time I'm in an antique shop, I might have to remember that tip. Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday this week. We loved your winning project and we love this one too!

  11. Beautiful card, Ruth!! Love that vintage dress :-)
    Thanks for joining us as a guest designer at Use it Tuesday!

  12. Wow! Absolutely fabulous!!! Thank you for joining us at Come and Get it Challenges this week.

  13. This is looking very awesome thanks for share with us.


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