Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Challenge #7 Something Old

Happy New Year!!!
Welcome to a new crafty year and our first challenge for 2013.

I can assure you that the LLC DT members and myself adore all new beautiful crafts products that are being released as much as you do. However, as you probably know by now, we also like the old style, the vintage style. So that's why we decided to go with a theme that's opposite to what many other challenge blogs will do now in January. :-)

It's up to you how you interpret the theme. You could use old stamps, or old papers and embellishments from your stash, or you could use your brand spanking new stash and make a project that's old-fashioned or simply put vintage! Please just remember to let us know in your blog post what the old ingredient in your projects is.

The randomly drawn winner from the December challenge "Anything but a card" is....

Congrats Kerry, please contact me, Sandy, to claim your prize:
...and check out Kerry's Hot Air Balloon:

Now this is not a project one sees every day in blog land!!!

It's with a bit of saddness I'm writing this post as this is DT Member Elizabeth's last project for LLC. But as always, she's created something fabulous and I think you'll all agree with me that she is going out in BIG style.


On a brighter note; we've got two new ladies joining us as permanent DT Members this year.
A warm welcome to Tracy aka "the embellishment queen" and Louise, who I sometimes like to think of  as "the shabby chic princess". :-)


Image: Magnolia
Lace, Ribbon & Trims: "Vanilla Cream" Shabby Seam Binding, LLC, 2mm Pearl String,
Dies: So Wrapped Lovely & Doily Flowers, Magnolia Doohickeys
Embellishments: Small Lockbox Applique Set, Melissa Frances
Rolled Roses, Kort & Godt
Princess Crown Charm
Cheese Cloth & Natural Jute Twine
Metal Corners
painted white with "Picket Fence" Distress Crackle Paint, Ranger


 Get ready for a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong list :-)
Image: Romance, From Grandma's Attic, Pion Design
Papers: 1945, Vintage Summer Basics, Maja Design
Notes, Fleamarket, Riddersholm Design
Tag from Fleamarket, Fleamarket, Riddersholm Design
Laces, Ribbons & Trims: Crocheted Cluny Lace, 2mm Pearl String,
"Mocha" Tulle Pleat Trim, Maya Road
"Golden Latte" Shabby Seam Binding, LLC
Embellishments: Mini Paper Bag & Tag, Melissa Frances
Round Doily, Dovecraft
Pearl Center Vintage Finding, Maya Road
Vintage Pearl Brads, Creative Charms
Birdcage Trinket, Prima
Vintage Pearl Pins, Vintage Dress Form Clip, Vintage Wood Mini Sewing Spools, Maya Road
Berries Pins, LLC
Vintage Berries "Blues", Magnolia
Rolled Roses, Kort & Godt
Cream coloured Gardenia, Papercraft Scandinavia
Heart Swirl, Magnolia Doohickey
"Walnut Stain" Distress Ink Pad & "Picket Fence" Distress Crackle Paint, Ranger

One of Elin's old ingredients is the card base itself, which is a several years old food waste bag that she found in her basement. Old is also the lace surrounding the heart above, the lace Elin has inherited from her gradmother.
Papers: 1921, 1923, 1909, Vintage Summer Basics, Maja Design
Laces, Ribbon & Trims: Cream Organza Ribbon, Reprint
Pink Organza Roses Trim, Maya Road
Cheese Cloth

Image: Family photo (my grandparents at their wedding in 1947)
Papers: Christmas Thoughts, It's Christmas Time, Maja Design
Chocolate Coconut Squares, Shall we have Coffee, Maja Design
Text Strip from 1910, Vintage Summer Basics, Maja Design
Laces, Ribbons & Trims: Cream Cluny Fan Lace & Natural Jute Twine
Jute Fabric & Cheese Cloth
Embellishments: Metal Flower, Vintage Couch with Piegons Charm
Vintage Pearl Brads, Creative Charms
Pearls, Melissa Frances
Vintage Trinket Heart Pins, Maya Road
Idea-ology Film Strip Ribbon, Ranger
Rolled Roses, Kort & Godt
Round Doily, Dovecraft
"Tea Dye" Distress Ink Pad, Ranger


Image: Hänglar & Stänglar
Paper: 1922, Vintage Summer Basics, Maja Design
Laces, Ribbons & Trims: "Winter White" Shabby Seam Binding, LLC
Scalloped Venice Lace "Rose"
Embellishments: Bark Heart, Cheese Cloth
Chrysantemums, Kort & Godt
"Picket Fence" Distress Crackle Paint, Ranger


Karita's old are the four small lace flowers on the right hand side of the image. She cut them out from her mum's old curtains... :-)
Image: Ladies, From Grandma's Attic, Pion Design
Papers: Cakes, For Mother 6x6, Pion Design
Small Leaves & Pink Ornament, Studio of Memories 6x6, Pion Design
Borders, For Mother 12x12, Pion Design
Laces & Trims: "Ash Rose" Shabby Seam Binding, Lace "Antique Belle"
Embellishments: Berries Pins, LLC
Vintage Berries "Rosery" & White Shabby Chic Tulle Rose, Magnolia
Vintage Wood Mini Sewing Spool, Maya Road


Papers: 1933, 1934, 1935, 1946, Vintage Summer Basics, Maja Design
Laces, Ribbon & Trims: Lace "Greta Garbo", LLC
Organza Roses Trim, Maya Road
Embellishments: Heart Doily, Pearl Spray, Poppies
Chrysantemums, Kort & Godt                               

              We had a great turn out for our November challenge "Christmas", so it was far from easy for the DT to chose a GDT among all 150 beautiful entries, but the lady who earned this spot with her gorgeous festive card, is the sweet Yulis from Indonesia.


Yulis, who is a big Magnolia fan, has used some of her old Magnolia stamps, amongst those Romantic Window for this Anniversary Card.

The  DT's "free choice" of GDT this time fell upon a very talented vintage scrapper from Norway:

Lin Monika has cleverly combined old and new in this adorable baby card; the old ingredient is the picture she's taken of her dad's first pair of shoes!

Now we hand it over to you: show us your "old", get creative & have fun!!!


  1. Zuerst: Alles Gute im neuen Jahr dir, liebe Sandy und allen DT's.
    So viele wunderschöne Werke sind hier wieder zu sehen. Bei der ersten Challenge 2013 bin ich schon wieder dabei und freue mich auf viele weitere.
    Ganz liebe Grüße

  2. Wauw!!! Stunning work from DT. Just LOVELY!!

    Happy New Year to all of you at LLC.

  3. Such gorgeous creations from the Dt. Amazing variety and designs. A very Happy New Year to you all.
    Suzi x

  4. WOW! Amazing projects from the DT, your blog is so inspirational. Happy New Year to you all. Teresa xx

  5. OMG! How many gorgeous projects from the DT's gals! Thanks for inspiration:)

    Happy New Year everybody, Franz.

  6. Wow!!! The DT did a fabulous job on their projects. Such a great inspiration. Thank you for the fun challenge. Happy New Year to you all!

  7. Beautiful creations by the DT. And a warm welcome to Louise, kiss the baby for me.

  8. Oh rea!
    That's so cute! :)
    I will, thank you ❤

  9. Happy New Year everyone! Stunning DT and GDT creations.

  10. Hi Wow love every creation oodles of ideas !! In need of some Thanks ;0)

  11. Happy New Year! I love the dt inspiration on your blog and have joined and posted your badge. I also have an entry posted here. Helene Huber aka 2amscrapper

  12. Fabulous DT creations and a super challenge xx

  13. So glad to have discovered your store and your blog... As I've said, I love the Scandinavian products you have available, and the amazing work of your DT is just astounding! A lovely challenge, thank you, and I'm looking forward to hopping around to see the pieces in more detail!
    Alison x

  14. This is my first visit to your site but not my last. I am in LOVE! Thank you for the beautiful creations - I am SO inspired! I entered the challenge - #68 - and I look forward to joining you again in the future! :-)

    1. Glad you found your way over here, and that you like what you see. Just taken a look at your tag; it's beautiful!


  15. Wow....what amazing pieces the design team has created! I have decided to join in on the fun here, looks like a great challenge! Teresa (catz)

  16. Happy new year everybody (better late than never ;))
    Thank you for the great Challenge this time. I love to play with you. My entry is an old woodenbox. :)

    Have a great time
    Hugs Dunja x

  17. Love your blog...I need to learn how to embellish as wonderfully as your DT, when I attempt it - it always looks so untidy ...x

  18. The Design Team makes the most Stunning Cards... Amazing Inspiration... Gorgeous Work!!! :o
    Love your coloring Girls.. :o)

  19. Thanks for a lovely Challenge with beautiful DT inspiration. Judy x