Hello my friends! It’s been too long, hasn’t it? My favourite part of January is how it feels like you can sit back and take a bit of a breather after all the craziness of the fall and Christmas. However, that isn’t going to be the case for us this year! There are some new things I’m working on for my blog, and I’m excited to share more with you about that a little later in another post…

But, not only is it the first Monday of January, it’s the first Monday of the year! Both of those things mean that it’s time for a new Beautiful World Tour with the Flourishes girls!

And, as always, travelling with us can win you free stamps! All you have to do is leave comments for the designers as you go – one random commenter will be chosen from one of our blogs to win a free set of Flourishes stamps! Make sure you leave comments for everyone!

Iwona’s post may be delayed (technical problems!), so if you haven’t come from her blog, make sure you take a look back once she’s managed to get it up! You can always start back at the Flourishes blog!

This month, Anne-Elise is our hostess, and she has chosen the theme “Vintage” for us. You have to know I was all over this one!

I’ve not sat at my desk for way too long, so it took awhile to get the mojo going… I kept it simple and let some pretty paper and trinkets do the work for me. Not my usual amount of stamping for this month, but I have to start using all the beautiful paper I’ve been hoarding!

It’s Shirley’s birthday on Wednesday, so because she loves the pretty, flowery and vintage style, I used some of my extra nice goodies on this one for her – I know they’re not wasted on a card I give her!

I used some Authentique papers, and I include a resin frame from Webster’s Pages that Shirley put in my stocking – what goes around comes around! The sentiment is from the Sentimental Favorites set, and stamped right onto my patterned paper.

I added some vintage lace, dyed some seam binding and tied the whole thing together. Also, I dug out some old millinery flowers to dress up my frame and tied them with some vintage twine.

I think I have the vintage part covered, right?

Alright, that’s my project for this month, next up you’re flying off to sunny Australia to visit: