Wednesday, 22 September 2010

The roaring 20s

Having managed to get the main part of my CJ done yesterday for the new group on BF forum - you can see it here - I decided to spend this morning doing my own DLO so that it will all be done in good time for posting. I'd stamped up the images last night, including some on patterned paper ready to paper piece - something I don't usually do, but really enjoyed doing this, so I ought to do it more often.

As for the journal itself, I've continued to use K & Co papers and distressing edges with worn lipstick ink. I used stamps from the Kanban Cavendish ladies range - the first one is from 'day at the races' and the second from 'putting on the ritz'. I've used a mixture of paper piecing and colouring with copics, with the addition of a few gems and various flowers and gems scattered on the pages.

You can read what I've written if you click on the pictures to enlarge them.

I really enjoyed doing this. Much as I love making cards, this made a change. I nearly didn't join the CJ group because of the pressure of other things, but I'm so glad I did.

How strange that, having done this, including the paper piecing, I was checking challenges today and have just found out that Freshly brewed 16 is 'paper piecing', so I'm linking for that.

There are lots of films from the 1920s era, particularly The Charleston and Roxie Hart, starring Ginger Rogers - I've just had a fun time watching a few clips on the internet - so I'm linking for Hels' Sunday Stamper 121 'more like the movies.

I'm also linking for:

Stamptacular 77: 'GRID challenge' - on the background papers
Spoon full of sugar 122: 'anything goes'
ABC: 'D for sitressing' (see also here for the CJ covers etc)
Stampin' royalty 38: 'anything but a card' (see also here for the CJ covers etc)
Hanna and friends 62: 'anything but a card' (see also here for the CJ covers etc)
Creative Inspirations 79: '2 or more stamped images' - both images were stamped two or three times to paper piece
For fun: 'in the mood? vintage'
Gingersnap GC72 colour challenge: 'neutrals plus one colour'
The treehouse 67: 'sponged backgrounds' (see also here for the CJ covers etc)
Crafty Ann 23: 'monochrome'
Lots to do: 'monochrome'
Stamp man 5: 'distress'
Secret crafter Saturday 101: 'anything goes'
Stamp and create 5: 'pearls and gems'
Tuesday taggers: 'it takes all sorts' - sponsored for this challenge by Ribbon Oasis


  1. Fabby ~C~J hun, thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper x

  2. This is just fabulous Hazel - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  3. Won-der-ful!!! Simply fantastic!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Hanna & Friends.

    Hugs, Kiki

  4. Beautiful Vintage cards! I love the pink tone! Thanks for playing along with the Stamp and Create Monthly Challenge.

  5. Great CJ entry, those ladies are fab!

  6. A really lovely card thanks for joining us at The stamp man challenge x

  7. Hazel this is adorable. Love that vintage image and your sponging is fantastic. Thank you for playing along with Treehouse Thursday's sponged background challenge. hope to see you again

  8. That is going to be one lovely CJ Hazel. :)

  9. Gorgeous images. Beautifully created.

  10. Thanks so much for joining us this week at For fun. The "roarin" 20's" wow great card! Flappers look like they had a lot of fun. I think of in "some like it hot" both Lemmon and Curtis were dressed like flappers in one point. LOL a era long gone.:(
    Thanks for the memory.

  11. I love your beautiful cards. The blush pink and cream and distressing along with the paper pieced dresses make ... just wow! I think they are just so lovely and soft and perfect!

    Thank you for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges this week.

    Heather Dennis

  12. I love your vintage CJ pages - wonderful job!! Thanks for playing along at Treehouse Stamps this week!

  13. Fantastic vintage card. I remember hearing my mom and her sisters talking about this style when they were young. Fab card! Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week.
    "Hugs" Carol

  14. This is a lovely card hun, Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

  15. Such a stylish card. Thanks for entering it into The Stamp Man's Distress Challenge :)

  16. What a super-fabulous vintage card! I totally love the pink monotone colour scheme - perfect for the images & sentiments. Thanks for joining our "grid" challenge at SSC this week.

  17. These are gorgeous Hazel as usual. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's once again.


  18. Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck, hope to see again next time too :-)
    claire xx

  19. Beautiful card, thanks for playing at Treehouse Stamps!

  20. Lovely pages... lots of lovely pinkiness!

  21. This is really beautiful! I love the colours. Thank you for joining us at For Fun Challenges this week.
    Amelia x

  22. Stunning pages Hazel and its certainly going to be a CJ to treasure

    Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

  23. Lovely card Hazel. I love the vintage style, and the colors are great :)

    Vladka x

  24. These are stunning, I love the images you've used. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge. Sue C x

  25. What a gorgeous piece of work, love the images you have used.
    Linby x

  26. Gorgeous, lovely elegent ladies and beautiful patterned paper and all those shades of pink. Thank you for sharing with us at LTD this week. xx Zoe

  27. Both cards are stunning the colouring and every thing just adds Thanks for shareing with us at LTD this week x Alisonthe final touch x

  28. "Ab Fab" love the take on the Monochrome - beautiful shading/tone. Fantastic pages.

  29. Both cards are stunning! Love them!

  30. Someone been a busy bee. Love the project. Thanks playing along with TT this week

  31. Oh I just love these images! I wish that was the fashion again!!!
    A very unique creation.
    Thanks for making the "grid" with us over at STAMPTACULAR SUNDAY CHALLENGE!!

  32. Awesome card! Thanks for joining this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge!

  33. Such a beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at For Fun.

  34. Love the 20s look. Very nice job! Thanks for sharing with For Fun Challenges

  35. Fantastic card! Very creative! I love your take on the Pearls and Gems challenge!
    Thanks for playing along with the Stamp and Create challenge last month. We have another new challenge this month: Pink for breast cancer awareness or an encouraging card. I hope you can play along again!

  36. Gorgeous work, Hazel - thanks for playing the Gingersnaps color challenge!


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