Tuesday, March 26, 2013

6 years later...

Good Morning Everyone,
It's Sandy here to show you Tina's now and then card. :-)

The reason I chose this theme or challenge, is that I wanted to highlight the differences between a card made years ago and what's being created today. For sure; there are many more gorgeous products to use these days, but this theme also illustrates the progress of the LLC DT Members.
They did not become as talented as they are today just over night; there's a lot of blood, sweat and tears behind it. Well; I'm not so sure about blood, but you do get my point. :-)

As Tracy said yesterday; it's all about practice!!!

Before moving on to Tina's card, I thought I'd let you know that my Maja Design order was delivered yesterday, so the 12x12 Vintage Spring Basics papers and the pads are now in stock.

 I also got restocks of the older collections:

Now; let's jump six years back in time to 2007, when Tina created this card:
This is one of Tina's very first attempts at creating something in vintage style.
She has come a long way since, but as she puts it herself; "I'm still learning".

...and this is what Tina's remake card looks like:

The paper is the same one Tracy used yesterday; Pion Design's Lily of the Valley 12x12 from the gorgeous Spring Collection; Fairytale of Spring (one of my favourite Pion collections).

Did you notice the embossing around the edges?
Well; several of the LLC DT Members have recently become "franatics"! LOL
They use the Stampendous Fran-táge Embossing Enamel for almost everything and keep on coming up with new things that can be embossed. :-)

Here's a close up of the flower display and the adorable Moonlight Fairy Charm:

...and here's a beautiful clay heart (yup; these can be "frantaged" as well, just ask Tracy :-)).
 One last look:
Thanks so much for stopping by today. 
Please visit again tomorrow, when it's Becky's turn to take us on a trip down memory lane.

Hugs from
Tina & Sandy


  1. Oh wow what a difference just shows how much you grow hehhe tfs

  2. You've certainly improved Tina your new card is absolutely stunning, I think we all look back with dread at our old cards, even though yours was still pretty. xxx

  3. Wow, Tina, you surtantly have changed your style a lot. Your card is gorgeous, I love all those beautiful embellishments- and your stunning design! Always! Hugs Elizabeth xx

  4. Fabulous revisitation, and what a journey there's been through those six years!
    Alison x

  5. That's an incredibly fabulous card Tina. Nicola x