Thursday, 18 April 2013

Dirty Vintage

Welcome to the Smeared and Smudged April Member Blog Hop. If you have arrived from Anna's blog, then you are on the right track, if not you can find the blog roll on my side bar. The theme this month is Dirty Vintage ~ Use vintage style images.... and make it dirty by grunging it up, distressing it, or making it just plain DIRTY!

Here is what I came up with


The image is from the net, the sentiment is a stamp from Viva Las Vegas Stamps. All embellishments are from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge(s)

Frilly & Funkie - Vintage Upcycle ( Ornate feather was part of the wrapping from a gift I received)
Live & Love Crafts Challenge - Bingo (Lace, Vintage, Pearls)


PS  on Monday 22/04/13 Mr Rick St Dennis MFA very kindly awarded me his award of excellence, please see below :)


Thank You Rick 

50 comments:

  1. Ha! I wondered if anyone would make something "dirty".;) Beautiful embellishments!

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  2. Haaaaa, haaaaaa...This is dirt great. Wow on the work and the sentiment is much appreciated.

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  3. Oh My Goodness I certainly did LOL lots when I read your sentiment, Fantastic!!! Love the image too very saucy, Love Hazelxo

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  4. love the design of this card
    thanks for playing with us at BTC&G
    hugs
    céline

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  5. awesome art... wonderfully made and embellished..bold little senti..hahaha
    hugs
    susan s

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  6. Wow this is so pretty

    Fanulous job

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  7. Fabulous card, love the different elements you've used. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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  8. hahahhhahhha...you put a smile on my face...you were the only hopper BOLD enough to go x-rated dirty vintage...Besides the sentiment, I love your layout and embellies. I'm wondering what kind of comments you will be getting back from the mainstream challenge sites???...Wendy

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  9. Hahaha! :) Great Fiona, really dirty! ;)
    Love all the elements you used on this! Great work!

    Hugs Anna

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  10. Bwaahahahaha! OMFG! LMAO! You gave me the biggest laugh ever and I desperately needed that! I love your humour and of course your beautiful style :) You certainly went all out for the dirty and vintage theme! Brilliant work!

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  11. ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG! Fabulous! You are a HOOT, Fi! Thanks for making my day. xxD

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  12. A really pretty card, love the detail! Thanks for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER Challenge this week, hope we see you again soon. Hugs Sheryl xx

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  13. What I want to know is there someone you have in mind for this card???? ;) Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM! xx

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  14. This is beautiful, I love the vintage style of your card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

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  15. What a WOW vintage card !! One to be remembered for sure !! Wonder who you will be giving this one too ?? Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week !!

    Good luck !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  16. Lots of amazing elements used here (love that peacock feather!) Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie, hugs Jenny x

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  17. I honestly cannot believe you posted this--and especially on challenge blogs that children can see it. Also I can't believe that 18 LADIES before me didn't have the fortitude to be HONEST but just saying 'pretty embellishments' 'love the feather' etc.

    Sorry I can't say any of the 'nice things' the others have said--Trash is Trash even if it has perfume pored on it. Guess this world really is 'going to the dogs'!

    Diane
    Honest is Honest



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    1. Copy of the emailed reply to Diane's comment

      Hi Diane,

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on my post Dirty Vintage. I appreciate your "HONEST" opinion ....... everyone is entitled to their opinion. What I do not appreciate is your criticism of others who were kind enough to leave a comment on my card. I don't believe it is your place to judge others and their fortitude. Those people may/may not have liked my card, but they took the time to be kind and considerate of my feelings.........I don't consider it kind to refer to someone's work as trash........one man's meat is another man's poison and all that :)

      I see that you have deleted my card....... I'm not going to argue with that decision........your blog, your rules, but under that premise, I would respectively request, that in future, if you feel the need to rant, that you do so on your own blog and do not use my blog as a forum for your personal rather than objective anonymous "HONEST" opinions.

      Best wishes

      i dont do straight

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    2. Diane,
      Really???? Your such a PRUDE! Not to mention your are probably mildly retarded. They show worse then this on TV during the day when "Children" are watching! You are a very rude person, you have no business commenting on someones blog like you did. But that goes back to you being mildly retarded! This card was done in good taste, not nasty or gross about this card! Your so right when you say Trash is Trash because you are TRASH!!
      Just keeping it real!
      Peace,
      Kristy
      )0(

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    3. Diane-Thanks to your puritanical and narrow minded efforts Fiona's card is now the toast of the internet and has won an award for excellance-she at least was willing to put her name to her work while you HIDE behind your prudery----Bet your kids see much worse at home and if not at home on every magazine, TV program and newspaper that floats by. GROW UP most of us with a brain areNOR on your side.

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    4. Diane

      I am "one of the 18 ladies before you" and trust me if I thought there was something wrong with this card I would have told Fiona

      I DO think this is a VERRYPRETTY card and the senti is FUN.

      Please don't speak for people you don't know and I would rather not be accused of not being honest.

      if you are too prude to look at this card, that's your problem don't make it mine by telling people i did not have the fortitude to be honest !!!!

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  18. Thank you for joining in our challenge on Lexi's Creations, but I have to admit to agreeing in some way with the comment above....I love the layout and the image is one I have seen before and although a little rude on blogs that junior crafter's come onto it is a lovely vintage picture, but the sentiment could have been put on the inside of the card!

    Love and hugs
    Susan xxx

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    1. Susan,
      After reading all of the comments here I just have to say thank you for voicing your opinion with respect. Just because we all do not agree on whether or not the card is appropriate does not give anyone the right to bash another person, so kudos to you for sharing your stance without ripping into the person who made the card or the others who visit her blog.

      I don't believe Fiona was attempting to be rude; all I can say is if children are indeed viewing a blog where adults are entering challenges, maybe that should be mentioned in the rules of the challenge.

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  19. HaHa well I just love it! really did give me a chuckle. really fabulous card and that senti is just genius :D xx

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  20. Love the sentiment! Just what is needed to bring a chuckle to my world xxxxx

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  21. lol I love it! the senti is perfect! this is a beautiful creation you should be proud...ignore the prudes you rock!

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  22. Personally, Fiona, if I were to be perfectly honest, I would have preferred the term COCK rather than dick. Dick is too tame. Other than that, I love everything about your card and would be proud to display it on my mantel. Fuck anyone who cannot take a joke or who wears her knickers so tight that it has cut off the circulation to her dried up nether region.

    Lady B
    Honest is Honest

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    1. Lady, I second what you posted! Too many Prudes around! "Dried up neither regions" LOL!!!

      This is a beautiful card, and tastefully done!

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  23. For Diane: I think it's every man/womans pruagative to give critisism, but to say someones art is is crap, is not critisism! It's mean and inappropiet! That your "just being honest", is a load of crap! So i guess you think it's okey to bully someone if your just being honest? It's okey for people to, with their words ,smash others as long as it comes from a place of honesty? I certinatly don't agree! Next time someones being honest, it may be to your child! Think about that before you dish out your "honest opinion".
    And if you don't like what you see, you have a red X in the top right corner, USE IT!

    So I say to you Fiona, as i would say to anyone who has been bullied. Don't let it get to you, some people just doesn't know how to be nice!

    Loads of love Anna

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  24. Very interesting card. A little bit noughty... :) details. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey.
    Big Hug, Iwona

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  25. Fiona,
    What a beautiful, and funny card! I love your embellies, that is a pretty feather! The girl image is beautiful. I think some much be jealous that they are not as beautiful as the girl in the photo!!! The senti is a HOOT! Very funny! GREAT JOB all the way around!
    Peace
    Kristy

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  26. wow... this is chic. Love your design. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Challenge!
    Kaia, DT

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  27. Fiona-your card is lovely-the nude photo by itself is lovely and tasteful-the sentiment is too damn funny for words-In today's world this card is barely PG-13...I am so tired of the puritanical prudery in the crafting world and because they think they are right they also feel they can dish out whatever nonsense they'd like-we should all make cards and send them over to Ms. Anonymous---I have some fine art files like Bougereau that are far more NAKED than your vintage lady and they hang in the finest art museums of the world---no matter what this sort of thing stings-I know I've been there but it takes a little controversy to make us as FABULOUS as we are-ART will heal us and set us free-as for what's her name nothing will free her but maybe a lobotomy.
    GOOD job-LOVELY CARD-love the embellies the picture AND the sentiment and IT FITS THE THEME OF THE HOP---you rock!

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    1. Thank you Rick.......It is my honour to accept your award.

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  28. Wonderful Card and hats off to you ..keep up the great work and yes everyone has their own opinion but passing judgement is not okay... love that sentiment you are lucky to have been to that store..your card is stunning its so full of embellishments and its so gorgeous...enjoy the compliments good and bad..ha ha ha...

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  29. Fab card and thanks for the chuckle! x

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  30. I am stunned, it is a great card really made me laugh sums up dirty vintage totally. As for the storm in a b cup, I thought that you replied with dignity, wit and fortitude. Got to go and watch some true blood, followed by game of thrones and then I am going leer at Micheal anglo's David.EE

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  31. Fiona, I think you rocked this theme! You displayed a great sense of timelessness in your creation and even brought some class to the "dirty" part of this hop. I admire you for not compromising who you are to fit into what everyone else thinks is acceptable.
    Honestly, screw what everyone thinks, good and bad! If you are happy with your art, then that is ultimately all that matters and those of us who can see the beauty in what you do will be all the more blessed by you sharing it. Thank you for the laugh and the drama, this made my day!

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  32. I love your card, such a beautiful creation, and very funny sentiment.
    Sorry that some people can be so rude and small minded!
    hugs
    Suzi
    xxx

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  33. Fi, we love you! Don't EVER change! xxD

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  34. Thank you to all of you, your comments are always a pleasure, I am touched by your support and sooo very glad you liked my card :)

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  35. Oh Fi - this is brilliant. It gave me a 'coffee spitting' incident I can tell you !! LMFAO !!!! :-D
    It certainly cheered me up.
    I am glad that so many people feel the same as me about this card. Please do not be affected by the one !! There are far, far worse things that kids are subjected to these days..... that's just an excuse for someone who has a problem herself !!
    You just stay being YOU :-)
    Huggies
    IKE xxx

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  36. To The "Honest Person"
    I was honest in my crit Of Fionas card except I did think Oh Heck bit late to be asking that when shes down to her pearls!!! LOL.

    Im very upset that you think you can read minds and think that we dont like it but are too polite to say! We are all adults. If you dont like it dont comment! Simple!!!

    Well Done Fiona on Ricks Award, You Rocked the theme and were so much more daring than I was!!

    Love Hazelxox

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  37. This is A-MA-ZING. Love it. Fab image and that sentiment is just brilliant. Great details which adds finess.
    It's about time we got over our-selves and embrass the naked bosy for what it is - a work of art :).
    I come from a country where female politicians breast-feed in the house of parliament in the 70s. Nothing shocks me lol. And I think you are amazing :)

    Hugs

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  38. Fiona, Congrats on your award from Rick St Dennis. Your card is a little piece of art. It is so sad that you had to go through a disrespectful comment, but on the plus side, you have been blessed with many friends that admire your work and that look up to you and your creations for inspiration and they have all spoken: "You are a fabulous and talented lady".
    Big Hug,
    Julia

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  39. Some people need to get a sense of humour! Your work is always brilliant Fiona xx

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  40. Hi Fi I did leave a comment on Rick's blog about this but wanted to say on here too bloody well done and congrats brilliant card love gave me a laugh and I can't believe the comment you had some people have no sense of humour I think the fact of how out numbered they are says it all
    Jacki xx

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  41. I think this is a fantastic card and it gave me such a chuckle. I think it was bang out of order of someone to rudely knock your work and your reply was awesome. I have two kids and trust me this is nothing compared to Facebook etc. I wish that this was the only thing kids today saw as it's good fun and something they probably read in there history class. Happy Crafting :-) hugs Kezzy xxx

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