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Tuesday, 1 March 2011

A Girly card!

Have made quite a few 'cute' cards lately so felt I needed to make a 'grown-up' card for a change.

I always feel that my 'girlfriends' are more girly than 'cute' cards and this one is for a friends birthday this weekend. I love this stamp, (Hobby Arts - Lady of Fashion) but to get her dress really 'black' I always end up with her looking as if she has stubble on her chin! So I end up paper piecing her dress and hat after stamping really lightly.
The papers are from old and new Papermania packs and I have used textured handmade paper for her dress. I added black ribbon round the neck and on her hat, finished off with black pearls and of course a feather - well she is a fashionable lady!

I made the card and then looked to see if there were any challenges she would fit - guess what - there were quite a few!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss - Black and...
Totally Papercrafts - Paper piecing
Do You Stack Up - Anything goes
Sweet Stamping - Oh so Girly
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes with the option of old - stamp and paper
Moving Along with the Times - Fashion
Craft your Passion - Girly

Well thats it for now and if you like what you see, please pop back

Avril x


Miranda said...

very pretty Avril, elegant with a great colourcombo
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

Christine said...

Hi Avril defo a very elegant creation very grown up..stunning colour combo fab paper pieceing gorgeous DPs think you can tell I really like it..LOl

smiles Christine xx

Brenda Brown said...

Just beautiful Avril, the paper piecing has worked perfectly.
Thanks for joining in with our Fashion challenge at MAWTT.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Tracey T said...

A very chic card, Avril - girly but grown up! I love the paper piecing, which shows of the stamp perfectly. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

WencheP said...

Very elegant, love the black, white and red. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Pami said...

Gorgeous Avril, I just love that image and the paper piecing looks great. Thanks so much for joining in with my challenge at MAWTT this week. Good luck. Pami x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour combo, lovely image, hugs, Sarah x

Anonymous said...

Love it, love it, love it - just gorgeous!! xx

Janna said...

Hey Avril! Super elegant and great coplour combo! Thanks so much for sharing your project with us at DYSU this week! Janna

DesignerDiva said...

Stunning card Avril, paper piecing is perfect for this stamp and this stamp is perfect for our challenge this week of 'Fashion" Thanks for sharing your card with us at MAWTT and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

xxxtglxxx said...

This is so sophisticated Avril :) Very grown up and elegant with beautiful colours. The paper piecing is a brilliant touch and the ribbon just finishes it off perfectly.



Jennibee's Cardspot said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! very elegant, you certainly achieved the grown up status
Love Jenni

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is super for us this week with our Fashion theme on MAWTT, thanks for playing along with us, Hazelxoxo

Carol said...

WOW! Such a striking card, luv the black and red combo and fabby lo. Thanks for sharing it with us at Totally Papercrafts. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxxx

Sammibug said...

Very elegant. Love it! Thanks for sharing with us in our Girly Girl challenge at Craft Your Passion.

Sharon Caudle said...

Awesome card! I love that image! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon