Friday, November 11, 2011

Totally Papercrafts Victorian challenge

I wasn’t sure what to do about my Fab Friday posts during my guest designer tenure with Totally Papercrafts since those posts are also Friday posts. I really didn’t want to have two posts every Friday and I didn’t want to move Fab Friday (and have to rename it, lol!). So, I’ll be incorporating Fab Friday type tips and links into my Totally Papercrafts challenge posts - the best of both worlds!

First up is my card for this week’s Totally Papercrafts Victorian challenge. Finally a use for that set of vintage clip art CDs that I bought years ago and never used. I just love this little Victorian girl. I'm going to enter her into the Christmas challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge blog, as well.

Supplies: Victorian clipart (Memories of a Lifetime), dark green dp (EK Success), pine dp (Daisy D’s), snowflake dp (Jovial by BG), red cs (HL), ivory cs (TAC), white fun flock, ultrafine glitter, Candy Cane stickles Sakura glue pen, Burnt Umber Palette ink (TAC), ribbon, buttons, holly leaf “button” (Jesse James/Michaels).

Here’s a closeup. Hopefully you can see the glitter and the white fun flock that I added to her outfit.

Now, on to the Fab Friday portion of my post! I did some searching online and came up with a list of sites where you can find free printable vintage clipart. The first one has wonderful clipart for all sorts of holidays!
Vintage Holiday Crafts

I couldn’t resist taking a peek at these adorable animal themed vintage cards:
Animal Christmas Cards
I just know I’ll be downloading and printing off a bunch of those!

I’ve visited this site before and usually find something fun!
The Graphics Fairy

I found this site a little overwhelming (JMO) but there is a TON of images here to look through:
Karen’s Whimsy

If you haven’t visited Pinterest before, think of it as a way to share your favorite browser Bookmarks. Here is a link to their printable downloads. Lots of fun stuff there!
Pinterest – printable downloads pins

Now that you have all those wonderful FREE resources, be sure to play along with the Victorian challenge this week at Totally Papercrafts!


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Lisa :-) I love the image and the whole design is fabulous :-)

Lols x x x

Dodici said...

Love your card,Lisa!It's so beautiful.x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Really gorgeous, Lisa. Love the sparkle that you added.
The Graphics Fairy is one of my fav. places, but thanks for the other links, especially the Pinterest one - I can while away a few hours in there easily!!
Caroline xxx

Stressed Stamper said...

Great card - love it - welcome to the team hun
Sarah x - wow - love all the links went on them all 2hrs later!!!!

joeygirl86 said...

So adorable! You did a great job! Thank you for playing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon! :)

mommyof5kidz said...

Your card is just adorable! LOVE the vintagy feel to it! Thank you for playing along with us in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Beautiful card Lisa! Love the sweet image you chose. So glad to have you on the team. ~jeni :)