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Friday, 27 January 2012

Postcards for the Mail


Hi All

Just a short post tonight, can't quite shake off this cold bug - doesn't it know I need to feel better - I have new goodies to play with!
I went to a Craft Fayre on Sunday with crafty friend Diane and we met up with my lovely teamates from FSC, Cazro and Meggymay, and of course we all bought 'a few goodies'.  I bought a set of stamps from Kanban which need inking up!!
My card tonight uses a new CI Stamp that I got for Christmas.  I stamped this twice,  and  then layered up. The piece behind was stamped with a script stamp in Weathered Wood DI and then distressed and spritzed. The sentiment is Inkylicious.  The base card is Cordi nations embossed with the CB and then sanded.
I am entering this in:
  Try It On Tuesdays - Its All in the Mail
  MAWTT - Blooming Marvellous (Flowers)
  Papercrafting Journey - Floral
  Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
  Crafty Bloggers Network - Distressing

That's it for now, and thanks for looking

Avril xx
 

29 comments:

Mau xx said...

This is beautiful Avril, Love the postcards and the distresssed look is brilliant.
Hope you are feeling better soon, lots of Lemons into you ..Brilliant VIT C

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous textures and colours Avril. Love the design and stamping too.
Hope you feel better really soon.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card Avril, love the postcard stamp. Thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week.
Yvonne x
p.s. It was lovely to meet up with you last weekend.

Rose Petal said...

Hello Avril. This is so lovely and an unusual design, but I love it. Love all the texture too, and the flowers are so pretty.
Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
Love Sandra xxx

Emma said...

A fabulous card and once again, it's just so elegant and sophisticated!!
Hope you feel better soon.
Love Emma xxx

Mary J said...

Such an elegant beautiful card Avril, love the post cards and the embossing is lovely!

Have a lovely weekend honey!! It's meant to be lovely and sunny up North this weekend! Cloudy down here in the South East!

Mary J said...

Oh, and hope your bug buzzes off soon!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous love the torn edges and image. Hope your cold goes soon.xxx

DesignerDiva said...

Oh Avril this is a stunning piece of art work! It's gorgeous in every detail. I hope you feel better soon there are some really nasty bugs around.
Hugs Laurie xx

Christy Beans said...

This is lovely! I'm a bit challenged by distressing and vintage, so I'm extra-impressed. =) Beautiful floral stamp, distressed postcards and textured background. Thanks for joining us for the Floral Challenge at PaperCrafting Journey! ~Christy, PCJ DT

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

a great card, so unusual, love all the texture, your cards are always so elegant
Love Jenni xx

Claire said...

Beautiful card Avril, love the dark pink tones and those postcards are just gorgeous. A very elegant card with a distressed vintage feel. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Jules said...

Hi Avril

How lovely!!!

Such a great vintage feel and I love all the scrummy layers.

The way you have tied the postcards together is a great finishing touch.

Have a great weekend.

Love Jules xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is so pretty. I love the postcards and the vintage feel
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our Blooming Marvellous challenge
Lisa x
ps cant wait to see you all again in March.. i presume you will be there .. or you could meet up at Manchester in Feb... the lovely Laurie is coming to stay

Izzwizz said...

Love this, wonderful use of the postcards and that sentiment is just perfect the way you have distressed it. Fabulous project. Maddy x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Hope you feel better soon xx

This is just stunning, fab use of those postcards, just love it!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Katina said...

Hi Avril, love this beautiful vintage style card. Gorgeous colours and papers and just love the postcards tied together. Hope you feel better soon.
xx

PS love your blog background.

Dezinaworld said...

What a beautiful card. love the vintage and the texture
Hugs June x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Your card looks wonderful, great textured background. Hope you'll feel better soon.

Joan said...

very pretty card Avril, love the layers and vintagey look. Lots of honey and lemon for your cold,I swear by it.Lucky you getting to a craft show,I could do with some inspiration but can do without buying anymore stuff !

Cazro said...

I think this is a stunning card Avril. I love the colours too. I look forward to seeing your newly bought stash being inked up. It was so nice to meet up last Sunday and have a face to face chat. Caz

Rica said...

Gorgeous Avril, the embossing is stunning and I those image and those stunning postcards.
You take care of your and thanks for joining us the Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

lisa said...

What a beautiful stamp, Avril and I love how you've coloured it. They look like a bundle of old postcards. The embossed background sets them off beautifully.
Hugs Lisax

Krafty Hugzz Kenzi x said...

This is stunning, i love all the different layers and textures and the vintage look, its amazing hunny,i really love the look!
Thanks for playing along with us at Papercrafting Journey
Hugz Kenzie xx

Clarky J said...

This is a stunning card - i love how you have used the postcards Thanks for joining us at TIOT this week and good luck with the DT call xxx Janetx

Angela Weimer said...

A fabulous card love it. Thanks for joining in at Try it on Tuesday and good luck on the DT Submission. Have a wonderful day. Angela

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Avril, the postcards are so pretty.
I hope you are feeling better :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Ildiko said...

Oh My this is simply gorgeous, thanks playing along with TioT this week and good luck with the DT cold
hugs
Ildiko

Ps I hope you feel better now

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh this is pretty - I love that embossed panel and the distressing :)

hugs

xxalisonxx