Friday, February 12, 2010

Farm Fresh Friday - The Vintage-esque Challenge

This week's challenge is vintage! Vintage Grunge, Vintage Victorian, Vintage Supplies, Vintage Paper, Vintage Romance. Let's see your what your vintage style is...old, torn, distressed, aged, tea-stained, sepia, lacey, frilly,....whatever 'vintage' inspires you! Don't forget to check out the TGF blog to see the rest of the DT's lovely creations!

Well, first off, vintage is NOT my style, lol...so I went with distressed, torn, and old. I put so much chocolate chip ink on this puppy and I'm not too happy with how "dark" it came out. But it does look old. :)

Paper: Basic Grey Origins
Stamps: The Greeting Farm, sentiment is Amuse
Pearls, Copics, Crystal Stickles, and CTMH Buttons


And...though it's not "vintage" at ALL, I do have another cute Cheeky card for you. Rockabilly is actually my favorite of the 3. I don't tend to use yellow and purple very often, but I love how this card came together.

Paper: Basic Grey Wisteria
Stamps: The Greeting Farm, sentiment is Amuse
Prima Flowers, PTI Buttons, Pearls, Copics, Crystal Stickles, and CTMH Brads


Those in the US, I hope you all enjoy the holiday weekend! Since Brent and I are leaving for the Olympics soon, we don't really have anything planned (trying not to spend money).

It's also Chinese New Years, so we'll go out for Chinese food and celebrate Valentine's Day too. :) I'm not complaining at all...but this is the first Valentine's Day that we haven't done anything special. It's kindof odd, lol. But going to Vancouver is so worth it.

Everyone have a wonderful Friday! It's almost the weekend!

102 comments:

  1. Both cards are beautiful. You did such a great job on these cards.

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  2. I'm loving both cards!!
    Stunning work on them!
    I'm loving your cheeky girl coloring!

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Hugs, Marit.

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  3. What a great cards...
    Love them...

    *Hugs* C.

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  4. Both cards are gorgeous. I love the colour combination in the latter.

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  5. Wow! I adore your cheeky girl card :)

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  6. Oooooooooooooooh I love your cards!!!!! They'Re so beautiful!!!! I also love the paper you chose for the second one!!!!

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  7. Stunning . . . just stunning Sparkle! Did I mention that I luv your new blogwear? Perfect! Sparkle and Sparkle Thistleweed!

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  8. What a great cards you have made! I love your coloring and the lay outs! :)

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  9. Awww, both cards are adorable!

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  10. Both cards are terrific.

    Have a great weekend, and you're right Vancouver will be sooo worth it.

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  11. They are both cute Sparkle! Love the purple eyeshadow!

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  12. wow - I think your vintage card looks great. I wouldn't be able to pull it off - I struggle with vintage as well. And the cheeky rockabilly is very cute. The stitching works great with the card.

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  13. Adorable cards, Sparkle! Did you get the "wish" I sent you yet? :)

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  14. Fun cards! That lil gal is so cute. Enjoy your weekend! Some of us here in Canada get to enjoy Family Day - thankfully I am one of the lucky ones. :)
    Happy Friday!
    Shanna

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  15. Excellent work on both cards, Sparkle! That first image doesn't quite suit itself to vintage (imho), but you've done it proud. I love the flower. The second card looks fabulous! Way to stretch outside your comfort zone.

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  16. Good morning Sparks, wow you've been busy since my last visit with more gorgeous cards, dont have a favourite they are all smashing!! thank you for sharing and the inspiration. Hugs Linda x

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  17. Both are wonderful!! Have a great w/e!!!

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  18. both cards are beautiful, I think you did the vintage part very well
    great cards!!
    hugs normajean

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  19. Love your cards Sparkle! So excited for you to get to go to the Olympics~Fun! We are hoping to go to London in a couple years:)

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  20. So, so cute! I just love your cards!

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  21. great cards! love the fun papers and embellishments you used! the skunk is so sweet, great job!

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  22. I'm so jealous that you are going to Vancouver for the Olympics! I'll get over it on Monday when I order my stamps tho. Love your work!

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  23. Yes -- the look of your new blog banner is awesome! And for someone whose style isn't distressed, you did great!

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  24. I'm not a huge fan of old either, but you pulled it off quite nicely. My husband is counting down the days to Vancouver too! I can't wait for him to be gone a for a whole week...I'll be in my scrap room every spare second!

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  25. sparkle...these are fabulous! your coloring is wonderful, lady!

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  26. You did a good job on your vintage card and I like the purple and yellow on your second card.

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  27. Both cards are completely adorable! You definitely got the vintage one right!

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  28. They are both so nice! And remember, only you would ever know if you used too much ink.....lol

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  29. Super cute - loving the vintge look
    love tasha xx

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  30. These are adorable. Love the new blog look. Lisa G

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  31. Great colors! Love the stitching & embellishments!!!

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  32. Vintage is soooo not my thing either, but you did a fabulous job! And I love your cheey card... I am DYING to get these girls, lol!

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  33. Amazing cards, Sparkle! Love them both :)
    Enjoy your weekend!
    hugs, margie

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  34. LOVE Both cards Sparkle....Just Perfect!!

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  35. Awwwwe! Love both of your cards! They are both Super Cute!!! You have a fab Valentines no matter what yall do for it!!!
    ~Heidi Brawley

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  36. I can't wait each day to see what you have created - and again you came up with something absolutely precious!! You are very talented and I love looking at your work - thanks!!!

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  37. Both are super cute!!! The first one isnt tooo dark, and turned out super sweet!!! Beautiful job on the challenge!!!!

    Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  38. Fab cards Sparkle, I love your colour combo's
    x

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  39. I'm not very vintage myself but you did an amazing job on this! I am loving the "cheeky" cards!

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  40. Fantastic cards!! Have a blast in Vancouver :)

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  41. I think your card turned out great (even if you don't like it!)

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  42. Welllll....for 'cintage not being your style', you certainly rocked it! Great cards, as always!

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  43. Your cards are too stinkin' cute. Love them!

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  44. Very cute!! I love them both, and am anxious to get those sassy lil girls!!

    Have a fun weekend, enjoy some downtime!!

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  45. Love both your cards. The skunk is so cute. TFS. Have fun in Vancouver!

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  46. How fun are these two cards? You always make me laugh ...have a great weekend

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  47. I just love both cards. Never would have thought of the purple and yellow. Tanya R.

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  48. Wonderful card!! Have fun up here in Canada :)

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  49. I love her eyeshadow! Is that not silly! Your card is adorable. TFS

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  50. You could have fooled me...your vintage is awesome!! I love your work and once again, your cards are fabulous!

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  51. These are such adorable cards. Love em

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  52. Both cards are outstanding. And now after seeing your Critter Crew card I may just have to get some critter stamps! There is never enough Chocolate Chip Ink! :)

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  53. Love them both Sparkle! Who knew a skunk could look so good? Great cards!!

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  54. Wow Sparkle, these are both gorgeous cards. Hope you have a lovely valentines!
    Clairex

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  55. I'm not a vintage girl either, but the card is gorgeous. i LOVE the 2nd one!

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  56. Your cards are terrific!!! Have a great V-Day! When are you leaving for Vancouver?

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  57. I love your miss Rockabilly.I think she is very vintagey! Lovley
    Hugs VEE

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  58. both cards are beautiful love them wonderfully coloured

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  59. Love the colors
    This would make a GREAT card for a husband or boyfriend
    Kinda seductive!!! Ola
    hope I win the sweet little Cheeky Cherry Collection!

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  60. These are both great Sparkle!! Even though vintage is not your style, you did a great job with the chocolate ink. It's not too dark at all.

    And that Rockabilly image, man I think I need to get that one!! My hubby's big into cars (hot rods/rat rods), so I see a lot of those rockabilly girls in his car magazines. This would be fun to make a birhday card for him with that image. :)

    Have a great holiay weekend, I'm so envious of your trip to the Olympics. Take lots of photos to share with us when you go. :)

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  61. Both cards are AWESOME!!!
    Are the new Cheeky's digi or rubber?
    Mandy

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  62. I love both the cards! and agree that rockabilly is MY fav as well - I can't wait to get her!!!

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  63. These are just gorgeous Sparkle, great job!!

    Hugs, Naoual xx

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  64. Looooove the yellow and purlpe!
    Amazing cards!

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  65. whoah! I think both of these cards are great! But I particularly LOVe the second one... I think she's my favourite too..and the colours are stunning!! Awesome job!
    xxx

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  66. Such beautiful cards Sparkle...so gorgeous!!
    Hugs Emma x

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  67. I think your cards are wonderful! Beth

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  68. So nice cards! TFS :) Have a very nice time!

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  69. love your cards....have fun at the olympics how awesome....

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  70. girl!!!! Is there anything you can't do!!!!!! The vintage card rocks, but I looooooove the purple & yellow one! I think that's my fave of all.
    LMK when you stock up your store, I'm going shopping!!! xoxO

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  71. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous cards with us. The card looks great - I never would have guessed that vintage isn't your thing!

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  72. I love the yellow flowers you added to her, it pops her out more.

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  73. WOW fab creations hun, love the blog.

    Hugs
    Laura

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  74. Oh Sparkle, these cards are BOTH amazing! I don't know why you think the first one is too dark, I think it's gorgeous! Fabulous Job
    Hugs
    Lynda

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  75. Love both cards!! They are just gorgeous! - Kim C.

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  76. I think you did a fine job making a modern and cute image into a vintage-y feeling card.

    That rock-a-billy girl is adorable. And it is vintage in it's own way since it's an idea from the 50s.

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  77. Both cards are awesome Sparkle!!!!! Have fun at the Olympics. We are watching the opening ceremonies as I type!

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  78. love the cards. it's really hard to make a card look vintage. you did a really good job! I am thinking the same thing too...that one is my fav. cheeky. I didn't get my hands on them yet, can't wait! have a wonderful time in Vancouver. enjoy your Valentine's day.

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  79. Love the cards and you did a fabulous job with the challenge.

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  80. Sparkle both cards are just fabulous!!! I think you definitely pulled off the vintage card. The skunk is just sooo gorgeously colored.

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  81. WOW, what gems! Great vintage flair... SMILES! :)

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  82. both of these are adorable and I think you captured the vintage look well. Have a great time at the Olympics.

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  83. Both of your cards are super cute Sparkle! Have a beautiful Valentine's Day weekend and enjoy the Olympics!
    hugs
    Risa:)

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  84. Gorgeous cards! And while the Marina one might not be your style, you'd NEVER know-you totlaly ROCKED it! your Rockabilly is GORGEOUS, too!

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  85. These are so cute! Have a great time at the Olympics!! You lucky duck you!! :)

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  86. Love the vintage style for your FFF card! And I just adore new Cherry Cheekies!

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  87. First off.....I'm the 101st comment on this post! Holy cow girly! Your inbox must be getting a workout! Lol!

    I think your FFF card looks just perfect.....and old. ;)

    Love, love the Rockabilly card. You matched her hair PERFECTLY to the Primas. Purple/yellow is a great combo. Nice to see the Wisteria dp.

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  88. I'm scrolling through, catching up on all I've missed, and had to stop here and say YOWSER!!!

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