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Thursday, March 8, 2018

hero, dress, lady

This card came together quickly as no stamping and coloring were involved and I had already cut out this lady from a sheet with many retro and vintage style ladies.
The sentiment is cut from a DP with different sentiments, but I thought this one has something ‘womanly hero like’ about it and I also thought with today being the International Women’s day it would be suitable for this card.
The lamp post is cut with a Memory Box die and the star stencil is also from them.
Isn’t the lady’s dress amazing? It has a cut that would make me look gigantic, but I so love this feminine style from past times.

This card is for:
City Crafter Challenge - #402 Be Your Own HERO
Shopping Our Stash - #344 National Dress Day
Allsorts - #457 Ladies Only

30 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing card Pia, well done with your bit and pieces without stamps! :) This retro girl is very beautiful, as well her dress! All the details you added make the card perfectly balanced!
Happy Woman Day!

meg said...

love her dress too Pia, you would need to be ultra slim to wear it though, fantastic card.

Skye said...

Hi Pia, This card is very appropriate for today. The sentiment is so right for International Womens Day. Aside from that I love your design

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Pia, such a beautiful vintage lady - I love her dress but I don't think it would do much for me either!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Mervi said...

A card of the Day! Gorgeous simple design, but it says the needed!
Fabulous retro woman (love the dress too).

Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Challenge
"Ladies Only".
Happy Women's Day;-))m

Viv's Visuals said...

A lovely card Pia! x

brenda said...

A pretty and elegant card for our 'Ladies only' theme at Allsorts this week, many thanks for joining in.

B x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome Pia & a very appropriate creation for today. Well done.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful card, Pia. This vintage lady is fabulous. I remember my elder sister wearing dresses like this. She was tall and slim and looked great in these styles.
Your card is lovely. The lamp post is great combine with this image and i like the stars too.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

What a fabulous image, so very 50s. and so very beautiful, love the pattern on that dress!!!!!
Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again soon.
Hugs.

Imke said...

What a lovely dress and card layout. I like the stars in the background - very elegant card.

Imke ~ MY CRAFTY PLACE

Chrissy said...

Wonderful card Pia and yes, her dress is amazing..I love the design, so feminine and the flowers so pretty..just like my Mum wore..love the sentiment to..FABulous.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Marina said...

This is gorgeous and such a wonderful take on the hero theme. I love the lamp-post and stars- actually this is a top card in my eyes. Happy International Women's Day and thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

Laurel Kerr said...

Gorgeous card and lady cutout Pia. I do Love the sentiment..loz

Valerie Nolan said...

Stunning card Pia, love that dress, I had one just like it in the early 60's!!! Sorry for the lack of commenting I haven't blogged for ages just been sticking to FB and Instagram. Are you on either of these?

Mimi said...

Hi Pia! Yay, I love it when you come to Shopping Our Stash! This card is ab-fab... I love the dress. I would totally wear it! (Well, I would like to think I would "totally wear it," but I am truly a jeans-and-t-shirt kinda gal... haha), but I do love the style. Your eye for balance is eternally perfect. Good to see you. BTW, I recently saw a dress that was Queen Maud of Norway's, and I thought of you :)

Brenda's Card Corner said...

I LOVE this card Pia! And it's perfect for International Women's Day! You really rocked it! Her dress wouldn't look good on me either!

Brenda

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card,great sentiment and beautiful image -love the dress a very feminine era
Carol x

Karen Steele said...

Gorgeous card Pia!

Pat K said...

Awesome card Pia. Great sentiment for this timeless beauty and LOVE the lamp post. xx

Kim Heggins said...

Stunning...just stunning card Pia! Love your sweet and classy lady, what a gorgeous dress!

Michelle said...

Hi Pia - so perfect for International Women's Day - I really love how you have put all the elements together on this card - the lady image is stunning - Michelle x

Tammy said...

What a fabulous card, I love that image and her gorgeous dress, stunning female card!
Tammy x

aussie aNNie said...


Silly me, I came here yesterday and forgot to leave a comment!!
Gorgeous card and lovely image.xx
💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]




scrAPpamondo said...

Congrats on your won in the challenge with this card! Well done! :)

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, elegant, beautiful and a great message!

sandie said...

I just love the design of this card! Adore the pretty, yet strong feel to it. Her dress looks amazing and super colouring there Pia. Also really like how you displayed the sentiment-fun look x

Monika Reeck said...

the paper piecing of her dress is too adorable Pia...
I have that DIES too a similar one
and you are so clever to added her near the Lamp Post
lovely sentiment looks like a black board in the class
I love this CAS card Pia
you did it the best
hugs
Monika