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Sunday, 29 July 2012

First Anniversary at FSC and its 'Anything Goes'

Can you believe Fashionable Stamping Challenges has been running for 1 year! Our First Anniversary and to Celebrate the challenge is 'Anything Goes'

The DT have made some stunning 'creations' , so please pop over and take a look. As usual we are sponsored by Marina of Cottage Crafts who is offering the winner a prize.

For my piece - I have seen quite a few 'faux book' cards and wanted to try  one myself, I followed this video on UTube.  and this is what I made this for DD's Birthday on Saturday, not that I really needed an excuse,   The front cover is  JustRite Fleuriste Newsprint, I saw this stamp used on a card made by Joan and thought it would be perfect for the front.
I wanted to have her name on the front - like an old book, so I masked off the lovely wording in the centre and used Rub Ons - Sacrilege - I know!
The front is distressed with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo, the scroll  is coloured with a Gold metallic Promarker.
The images inside are all Crafty Individuals and the lovely sewing paper is  MME Lost and Found, and all edges are distressed with Vintage Photo.  A lot of work, but I really enjoyed making this.

I hope you will join us to Celebrate our 1st Anniversary over at FSC and show us YOUR creations.

I am entering this at:

  Fussy & Fancy - Vintage (with distressing and lace)
  Phindys Place Friday Challenge - Buttons
  Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
  The Stamp Man - Anything Goes/Celebration
  Its All About the Vintage -Anything Goes
  Crafty Creations - Buttons
  Crafts & Me - Anything Goes
  Tuesday Alchemy - Very Vintage

That's it for now and thanks for looking

Avril xx


Buttons said...

Saw this on the FSC blog and loved it. It is obvious you have put SO MUCH work into this and I bet it was very well received. Love the way you have coloured the front particularly. Hugs, Buttons x

Mary J said...

How beautiful Avril! Gorgeous detail inside!

Linda said...

Good morning Avril,
This faux book is gorgeous, I love all the detail and great stamping. Thanks for the link to the tutorial, just watched it and it's now on my list of things to do.
Enjoy what's left of the weekend. xx

Fliss said...

This is just gorgeous Avril. Love the text elements and the CI ladies all look fabulous.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Fleur said...

Love this Avril.
HUGZ Fleur xXx

butterfly said...

Just gorgeous! Happy FSC birthday - off to check out the rest of the brilliant DT!
Alison x

Jo Davies said...

I love this keepsake box, great colours and design fab layout too!

Jo xxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Avril,love the design.xxx

Claire said...

WOW this is just gorgeous and you have certainly put some time and effort into this - stunning creation. Hugs, Claire x

Brenda Brown said...

Avril this is just delightful, a really gorgeous vintage card for your daughter, I bet she loves it. You have inspired me to have a go at one of these box cards (when I get time that is lol).
hugs {brenda} xox

Joan said...

Wow Avril, love what you have done,I keep thinking about making a book card but don't get round to it ! I love everything about yours,it is stunning


Terry said...

I will so go check out that video! What a wonderful bithday keepsake you have created for your daughter. So many fabulous details and love how you framed her name! Gorgeous! Happy Anniversary to you as well and it has been fun!

Anonymous said...

Imagine receiving something as beautiful as this. I love your use of the CI stamps. A gorgeous piece of stamped art.
Have a lovely Sunday Avril.

Jenni's Jems said...

Oh this is just stunning and you do this style so beautifully ! x

Ephemera said...

Hi Avril, fantastic book card, have never made one before, might just have to have ago after seeing your beauty (great taste in stamps LOL!) x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a stunning creation, so many wonderful elements.

~ Barb said...

This is an incredible work of heart and what a keepsake for your daughter! I think the newprint cover is my favorite part but you have so many great vintage details. Just beautiful. Thank-you for sharing with us at The Poodles Parlour!
{Hugs} Barb, DT

Claire said...

Hi Avril, wow this is a real stunner! So many beautiful details, i love it.
Claire xx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous project Avril, your daughter will love this. Will have to check out this video as well.
Yvonne x

Lisa Jane said...

Wow this is stunning.. a real work of art . Love the images
Lisa x

Ellie said...

Beautiful ! LOVE that stamp!
xxx Ellie xxx

Katya- Ангел ф кедах said...

Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!
Hugs Katya x

P.S I am having a blog giveaway at my personal blog, you are very welcome to join

Eileen Ng said...

Great book card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Alchemy!


Laine said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy.

With smiles


mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Stunning book card Avril, I love the front cover and the inside is beautiful too. I think it was well worth all the effort it's just lovely, hugs Gay xxx

Wendy Fraser said...

What a stunning project, so much beautiful detail. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy xx

Anonymous said...

OMW!!! Absolutely stunning! I love this!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Stunning!!! Simply superb! So much work has gone into this project and so many fab details - I love it Avril, great piece, hun! xx

Sue C said...

Gorgeous project Avril, love the stamps you've used. Sue C x

sari said...

WOW!! What a stunning project! Just love love all the sweet details! Thank you so much for joining us over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

Dortesjs said...

This faux book is gorgeous, love it beautiful project

Danielle said...

Love your project so detailed! Thanks for joining Fussy & Fancy!!!

Sanna Saksija said...

Lovely book card, great decorations on the inside! Thanks for taking part in our challenge at It's all about the vintage and beauty!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril..wow, this is sooo beautiful!The front looks amazing and the colours really bring out all the elements. I've never heard of a book card so I am off to check out the link. Wow, so feminine!
Dot x