09 March, 2024

Yesterdays (vintage/retro)

With a bit of a delay, let me introduce you to the latest challenge over at the Alphabet challenge blog. We'd like to see vintage & retro on your creations, so there is what I prepared for my DT inspiration.
I made this rather simple card a while ago, using a clean kraft base and a wide ribbon with butterflies. I think they look like those old botanical/zoology prints, which is why I hope they're fitting the challenge theme. Now here's my creative process in a few steps: First, I glued the see-through organza ribbon onto a light grey piece of cardboard. Then, I placed the motif onto the card base. I didn't plan to add any more embellishments, but as everything looked kind of blank, I opted for this golden border sticker to frame the butterflies on the sides.
Once that was done, I added a layer of white paper on the inside of my card, as I feel that any handwriting would be more visible on a white background rather than on a kraft one. 
The card ended up to be a sympathy card for the family of the most wonderful old lady my mum used to work for. It was hard for everyone to observe how dementia changed this cheerful and hardworking houswife into a frightened mess during the final years, so I'd like to believe that she found her peace at last.

C.R.A.F.T.: female
crafty catz: ATG
creative inspirations: ATG with optional twist "for a loved one"
critter crazy: ATG animals
do-all kreatives: ATG
double D challenges: first signs of spring (butterflies)
love to craft: ATG 
pennys papertake: ATG paper
unicorn challengeblog: for boys/men


  1. Beautiful CAS card and butterflies,made a perfect sympathy card.My hubby has had Vascular Dementia and Altzhimers for the past 6yrs but a small heart attack end of Sept has now advanced it and he hasnt been out of the house since before Christmas-a terrible disease!
    Carol x

  2. A beautiful card, which I'm sure will be appreciated by the recipients. Thank you for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week.
    Liz xx

  3. Love this card Veronika! I can definitely see your inspiration for the vintage theme xx

  4. I just love your card! Those butterflies!

  5. What a beautiful, heartfelt card you have created. I'm sure it will bring comfort to the family. Thanks so much for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week!

  6. Very beautiful and creative.

  7. Simply elegant! Thanks so much for sharing wiht us at A Place to Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  8. This is a beautiful Clean and Simple Card. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Catz Challenges Rhoda DT