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Saturday, 20 July 2013

Decisions! Decisions!

Hello and welcome to something that's not a DT post for a change.
Yes, I managed my 'me' time crafting and got carried away until the early hours, but what a dilemma I had!
 A couple of weeks ago I was very lucky and won the 1st Challenge over at Alicraft  Blog and such a fabulous prize - 2  different size- yes 2,  Graphic45 Secret Garden paper pads! These papers are so beautiful, hence the decisions - what side of the paper do I use.  Eventually I chose...



I used the 12" x!2 pad, cut my image with Deckle edge scissors, distessed my edges with Iced Spruce and Antique Linen, well I couldn't not have inky somewhere! Tim Holtz Doily and  Tattered florals dies,  and bits from my stash.  Those of you who are regular readers know that almost everything I do involves stamping, but these were such a pleasure to use...the next one will be soon!

I am entering this at:
  Crafts Too Challenge You - Choose a Decade or Era + Layers - 5 layers inc. gauze - Victorian era)
  Oldie but a Goodie - In the Garden (my pearls, flower die and gauze are old items)
  The Hobby House - Vintage

Hope you all have a great weekend whatever you're doing.

Avril xx

25 comments:

Pia S said...

A beautiful card that can be used for so many occasions! I can understand your dilemma about what side of the papers to use and I think you made a great decision.

Mrs A. said...

Very pretty card and love your beautiful rosé that you have matched perfectly. I have decikle edged scissors but never think to use them. Must get them out. If they are on my desk in sight I might just remember to have a play . Hugs mrs a.

Joan said...

Lucky you Avril,love G 45 papers and you have made such a beautiful card with them, lovely flowers

Jenni's Jems said...

Just had a quick peek to see what I have missed and saw all these beautiful cards and like the others never think of using my deckle scissors- so thanks for the tip! x

Carol said...

What beautiful papers and a wonderful win. Perfect for our Decade/Era - 3+ layers Challenge and thank you for joining in with us.
Carol x
C2cu DT

Netty said...

congratulations on your win Avril and love your gorgeous card, hugs Annette x

Meggymay said...

Congratulations on winning these Fab papers. The card is gorgeous,
Yvonne x

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card, and congrats on your wonderful prize! Valerie

Brenda Brown said...

Congrats on winning your prize and what a wonderful card you have made with the papers, it's beautiful. Thanks for linking to the Crafts-Too decade challenge.
hugs {brenda} x0x

May said...

Stunning card, Beautiful papers & flowers... Love that image...Congrats on your win..enjoy!! Hugs May x x x

Pami said...

LOVE these papers Avril and the gorgeous flowers, stunning card! Thanks for sharing with us at the Hobby House this month! Good Luck! Pami x

butterfly said...

So gorgeous, Avril - congrats on the win, and what a wonderful make with the papers. Those flowers are sensational!
Alison x

Dips said...

What a super card, I love the your die-cut flower coordinates perfectly with your image. Thank you so much for joining us on An Oldie But A Goodie Challenge. Don’t forget to check-out the new challenge on Tuesday and keep on using up all that old stash 

Annie said...

This is so beautiful Avril. The papers look so beautiful it must have been a dilemma . Gorgeous flowers too.

Have a great week
Annie x

Kate at the Hobby House said...

beautiful, thank you for joining us at the Hobby House for our 2nd challenge
Hugs Kate xx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous, beautiful card.
luv
Debby

Elena said...

Wow! It's so cute! I love it!

Sandy said...

Beautiful Avril!! So romantic and I love the colors!
sandy

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is just so stunning and you have managed to match your roses perfectly to those in the beautiful image.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Tracey Murphy said...

Such a beautiful card, Avril!
Thank you for sharing with us at The Hobby House challenge and good luck!
xx

Terry said...

Avril, this is a beautiful card and those papers are gorgeous! Some double sided paper makes it easier to decide which side to use, but G-45 are almost always equally beautiful!

Katina said...

STUNNING card Avril!!!! I adore Graphic 45 papers but have resisted buying because I know I'll end up not being able to bring myself to cut them!!
xxx

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty!

Mau xx said...

Gorgeous! I love it Avril, but what a hard decision it must have been to choose. I hate it when both sides are as gorgeous as each other.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Buttons said...

What a dilemma to have. So pleased for your win Avril. Hugs, Jenny x