Saturday, 19 March 2011

Vintage typewriter

Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day ........

Good morning bloggers, it's a fabulous bright sunny day with clear blue skies and the cherry tree in the back garden is blossoming - what more could I ask for on my birthday?????

Firstly a huge thankyou to my teamies at MAWTT for their fabulous birthday cards and they can never tell me again they can't do vintage - they have all made me a card in my style and they really are the best. THANKS GIRLS.

Secondly is anyone going to Birmingham NEC next weekend? I will be there on Sunday the 27th, so let me know if you are around and we can say hello. I am already going to seek out Sarah - you must let me know where you will be Sarah!!
So onto my card for today. My inspiration came from the Gingersnap challenge - typewriters, with a monthly theme of the working world and Simon Says Stamp - which is Birthday.


The typwriter image is a download from the Graphic Fairy and I overlaid it onto some vintage text paper that I lightened and blurred in Photoshop Elements, cut with and mounted on spellbinders mats with some ribbon and a Graphic 45 background paper. For the sentiment I found a typewriter key font and downloaded, printed it out, edged with DI and stickles. Most of it has been stapled together and I added a small metal clip and a red paperclip to give more of the office feel to it.


Challenges to have fun with
Gingersnap Creations - Typewriters
Simon Says Stamp - Birthday
Crafty Cardmakers - Fabric
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Retro Cool
Ooh La La - It's a man thing
Little Red Wagon - Office Supplies
Really Reasonable Ribbon - One for the boys
A huge thank you to the girls at Play Date Cafe - I was chosen as one of the Fab 4 last week. Woo hoo.

Have a great weekend everyone.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox




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35 comments:

Liz said...

Wonderful work as usual Brenda There is an award on my blog for you only if you want it as they can be a pain lol :)

Liz xx

Kathyk said...

Super duper card and so VERY on trend too Brenda. Hope you are having a WONDERFUL birthday - enjoy your day

Happy Saturday

Kathyk

Sharon said...

Brenda: Sending Birthday wishes and congrats on Play Date Cafe- Fab 4
This is a great card and I like your typewriter font sentiment!
Sharon G.

DesignerDiva said...

Hope you have a lovely birthday Brenda you muswt have ordered this weather it's glorious!
Another beautiful card from you too
Hugs Laurie x

Gram's Treasures said...

Happy Birthday Brenda! Hope you have a wonderful day! Lovely card, and thankfully that typewriter looks older than the ones I learned on...otherwise I would be vintage too! lol
Joyce xx

JeanFB said...

Happy Birthday, Brenda! I love your typewriter creation - that background with the faded text is fabulous, and the typewriter-key font is just perfect. Thanks so much for playing along at Gingersnap Creations!

Lisa Jane said...

A very Happy Birthday to you.. i have been thinking about you . Love the typewriter image .. its so on trend .
Had a fab day at Harrogate and got you some goodies lol to add to your prize .
Lisa xx

Gemma said...

Happy Birthday to you Brenda! hope you're having a great day :) This is another beautiful card from you, I love the little touches like the paperclips and staples! I will be at the NEC all week working on the Samuel Taylors stall so do stop by and say Hello :) Gemma x

Pami said...

Happy Birthday Brenda! I hope you have had a fabulous day and that you have been spoilt rotten! Fabby card. Pami x

Tracey said...

Fantastic idea for a masculine card ( I always struggle so much with those ) love that vintage typewriter. Hope you have a fab time in Birmingham - happy weekend hon xxx

DesigNeAl said...

Great card! I love the typewriter and the vintage look.
Thanks for joining us at Ooh La la this week with your beautiful creation and... a Happy Birthday to you! We hope to see you again soon. x

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Brenda, love the vintage look. A belated Happy Birthday for yesterday, hope you had a lovely day ! Sue C x

Cheryl said...

happy belated birthday hunny,this card is just brilliant love the image,great vintage,look to this,hugs cheryl xxxx

Shirl said...

Happy belated birthday sweets if I had known I would have baked a cake ha ha. Haven't been around for a while but you have been busy, everything looks beautiful (as usual). Off to check out the typewriter it is stunning.
Hugs Shirley x x

Joanne said...

Your card is stunning! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
Joanne xo

Cindy Adkins said...

This is fantastic, Brenda!!! Wow, I love it!!
XO

chris said...

wo Brenda love this it has a perfect vintage look in every way. hugs chris x x

bosenberries said...

super image and love the fabric detail! Gotta love the 'Graphics Fairy'!! Thanks so much for joining us at My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

Netty said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Brenda........
Loving your take on the GS challenge, great card. Annette x

Dora said...

Hi Brenda, hope you are having a lovely birthday, looks like such a nice day over there :) and this beautiful, love the vintage look xx

Anne said...

Fantastic! Thanks for linking up with us at OLL. Hugs x

Susan Allan said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday, Brenda and lots more of them.
Have fun!!!!!!!!
Sue xx

Alicia said...

This is a fantastic card Brenda and Happy Birthday!! So glad you had a lovely day.
Alicia xx

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Brenda...this is gorgeous. I love the vintage feel to it. thanks you playing along with us at Ginersnaps. Suzanne B

Juls said...

Hi Brenda,

I have been having a good nosey round your blog to catch up on everything I missed while I was away...as always such a stunning collection with a wide and varied style!!!

Loving the gorgeous vintage sepia look of this creation!

Hugs Juls

Jan said...

Hope you had a happy birthday :) Love your Gingersnap challenge piece! Thanks for the kind comment you left on the Scroll's Work blog about my vintage art :)

Lin said...

Thanks for joining in with our fabric challenge at Crafty Cardmakers with this lush vintage design.

Lin xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Fabulous card Brenda, especially love this card as I used to be a secretary and I have one of these old typewriters.

Please forgive me, I forgot your birthday last week, am a very bad blogging friend. No excuses, I will get a belated card out to you, biggest hugs Heidi x

Sue West said...

Hi Brenda, sorry I haven't visited for a while. Love your card, really nice design elements and the colours are perfect.
Sue xx

Highland Monkey's said...

That's funky my kind of card!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, I hope you had a really Happy Birthday!!!
XO

Betty Wright said...

Brenda, this is fantastic and so fabulously vintage! Love all the elements. The typed circle sentiment and the staples are amazing details! Great card! Hope you are doing great!

Terry said...

Well a big Happy Birthday to you! Sounds like your day is going just lovely, as is your GC creation! Love this!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Connie M. said...

Oh what a fab masculine card! I so love vintage, and this is just perfect! Thanks to much for playing this week in the RRR challenge!

Hugs!
Connie M.
RRRDT