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Friday, 10 July 2009

SCD - postcards - VINTAGE

Hello there from a dull & dismal Cornwall today :( Ahhhh well, we have had it good haven't we?

Todays offering is a new challenge from
Something Completely Different. It was Gez's choice this week and the subject is VINTAGE!and we are making postcards through the month of July! Please pop over to see what lovely crafting thier design team have come up with...its really inspiring!!!

I consider myself very lucky beacause after my FIL died we found huge piles of vintage paperwork, cards, letter and photographs. So for this challenge I have scanned a rather unusual postcard. It is a birthday postcard sent to his mother from my late FIL Douglas way back in 1936. I scanned both sides for you to see too. The lovely photo of Douglas himself was taken in 1941 when he joined the war, so the dates nearly tally!

Although you can't see it in the pic I spritzed the yellow background with copper glimmer mists and added copper embellies. Oh & I am sure he would have laughed to see the postmark on his head as he was always muttering about the post being late in the office hahahahaha

Thank you for popping over to have a looksee, HUGS XXXX

13 comments:

Traceyr said...

Oh Karen that is wonderful and you are lucky that your FIL kept so many beautiful things.

:)

Angelnorth said...

I can see the copper Glimmer Mist - you must have got the angle just right! What a fab take on "vintage" and how lovely to have that original postcard to scan, it looks wonderful! Love the postmark on his head, very distinguished ;o)

Dawn said...

Wow what a great nostalgic piece, and a REAL vintage one at that...

Thanks for joining us this week with such a wonderful postcard that holds such gorgeous family details..

Dawn
Karen, your link doesn't seem to be working..

Kaz said...

Oh that's lovely Karen, even more so with the genuine postcard included.

Janice said...

This is great Karen. I have some old postcards too, don't know if I will use them for this or not.

Carol said...

Karen, what a gorgeous postcard and so personal too. Fab picture.

Thanks for joining us this week xx

Cheryl said...

hi hun i have just added my vintage postcard to my blog too loveing yours, its such a great design love that glimmer mist must be next thing on my never ending list of craft goodies love cheryl xxxxxxxx

Gez said...

Fabulous Karen. Brilliant photo. I had a chuckle at your story!

Thanks for joining us this week. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Gez.xx

Oooh nearly forgot! I can see your glimmer too!

Meikoningin said...

Gorgeous ! And it is especially cool that you used a "real" person, super :D

Ruth said...

Oh thats gorgeous..I love the original scans isn't it just the best feeling when you can use something you have inherited!

Love the idea of postcards this is perfect for that theme!

Pia said...

wow beautiful work, lovely details and colours you have used.
hugs Pia

Zoechaos said...

Such a personal piece makes it so much more special, its lovely.

Ellen said...

gorgeous, how wonderful that those things were not thrown out that must be a treasure trove