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Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Dressmaking time at Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Hi All,

Well I am back after a lovely relaxing holiday, and hopefully I will be able to do some crafting later today as I am now suffering withdrawal symptoms from no crafting for over 2 weeks - wish I could take it all with me when I go on holiday - but would the plane be able to take off!!

Managed to complete my DT card for Fashionable Stamping before I went away and this  was a real pleasure to make, as I love vintage and sewing themes, which is the challenge this fortnight.  I distressed the base card with Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar and Antique Linen before Stamping with Hero Arts French Script, and the DressForms and Corset stamps from Crafty Individuals. The  bill head was also distressed with the same inks before being added to the card. The corsets and DressForm were then stamped again and cut out after being coloured with Distress Inks.  The ribbon started life as mauve, but after Domestos - it was the perfect shade!

I have just had a look at the cards over at FSC made by the DTs and there are some fabulous creations, so please pop over to be suitably inspired, and of course, there is always a fabulous prize on offer from our permanent sponsor, Marina of Cottage Crafts, and now there is a Saturday 'Spotlight' (I have lots to catch up on - holidays do interfere with crafting).

  I am also entering this card in Stamp & Create's challenge which is Vintage
    Make It Monday - Anything Goes
    The Ribbon Reel - Anything Goes
    Craft Your Days Away - Buttons or Bows
    Divas by Design - Anything Goes
    Fab & Funky - Anything Goes
    I Break for Challenges  - Vintage

Nearly forgot to mention - came home to find that I had won some of Brenda's Recycling candy.  Not only dose she have a great blog, but she is a very generous lady,  and if you haven't visited her, please do.

Well that's it for now, need to catch up on what has been happening in blogland!  Hope to see you soon.

Avril xx


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Avril,I love the vintage look,glad you had a nice time it's lovely to get away before the Christmas festivities start.Congrats on your candy win.xxx

Jan said...

What a great creation, so pleased I popped over from MIM xx Jan

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous piece Avril, glad you had a good holiday.

Janette said...

This is fabulous Avril, love the theme too...glad you enjoyed your hols, are you ready for Christmas now all relaxed.....xxxx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Your colour choice is so perfect for the delicate stamps. The ribbon and buttons are the perfect finishing touches to your elegant artwork.

Lisa Jane said...

Welcome back Avril.. glad you had a wonderful holiday ... love this card - i adore anything dressmaking!
Lisa x

Violets Corner said...

How nice to see you again Avril! The card is fabulous, love it.

Warm hugs

Mary J said...

Hello Avril! I've missed your creations while you away!

I love this vintage make with the touches of soft colour - beautiful!

Pat said...

Great card, super image and papers. Thanks for joining our challenge at Fab ‘n’ Funky this week.

Pat xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Avril, welcome home! I bet it's a bit colder here than where you've just been! Gorgeous card; I love the vintage and sewing theme too. Love the muted colours.

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Avril - so glad you had a good holiday and I love your sample for this challenge. Love the way the corsets and dress forms match and such a great design.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Debs M said...

love the corsets, saw your card on mim x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Avril, that's a fantastic idea and a wonderful card.

Ephemera said...

Glad you had a great holiday :-)gorgeous card, such soft and pretty colours used and beautiful finishing touches, those stamps are so lovely. XX

Yvonne Garner said...

Beautifully done, Avril. So delicate, sweet and feminine. Best, Yvonne

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Avril .Beautiful feminine card fab images .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Gaynor said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us at CYDA, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

Absolutely beautiful, welcome back!!
Love Jenni xx

Riette said...

I love dress-maker's shapes! Saw your card on Make It Monday :D

Emma said...

Hi Avril and welcome home ~ you've been missed in blogland!!

Gorgeous, elegant and very sophisticated card~another stunner!
Hope you are well.
Love Emma x

Anonymous said...

Oh, this is so pretty!! Love the dressmaker forms! Thanks for sharing; I saw it on MIM!

Sarah said...

Hi Avril, what a pretty card - wonderful images and details, love the little buttons. Thanks for joining in with us this time at Divas by Design, Sarah

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Lovely design
Lindsay xx

Marissa Isabel said...

Wonderful images, gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design
Marissa Isabel