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Sunday, 18 December 2011

Enjoy the Journey

Can't believe how fast this month has gone - Only 1 more week to Christmas!!!

It's also the last challenge of the year at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this time the theme is Travel - this can be a particular place or a travel theme, which is what I chose. The rest of the Team have made some fabulous 'creations' so please pop over and check them out.
For my card -  I bought a compass mask at a craft show a few weeks ago and I used this with DI Pumice Stone in the bottom corner, quite pleased with the effect.  I then stamped directly onto DP with Black Memento Ink using  a selection Tim Holt stamps.  The ticket, a piece of recycling here, was stamped onto a used brown envelope.  I stamped 'umberella man' on spare card and added him on 3D pads to give a bit of depth.
I know its a busy time, but the challenge is open for 2 weeks, so possibly after the big day you will 'need' some "me time" and it will be a great opportunity to make something that doesn't resemble a Christmas Card!!  There is a fabulous set of stamps as a prize from our permanent sponsor, Marina of Cottage Crafts, and don't forget our new feature 'The Spotlight'.

I am also entering this card in the following challenges
  Sundays with Chrissy - Anything Goes
  Corrosive challenges - Anything but Chrisitmas
  One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
  Sparkles Forum - Anything but Christmas card

Well that's it from me, thanks for looking.

Avril xx


Ephemera said...

Gorgeous card with such a lovely vintage feel, beautiful stamping and love the masking. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. XX

Catherine said...

Lovely vintage card...

Susan Flynn said...

Great card Avril that mask is fabulous just love the effect it has given your card! Have a lovely Christmas and all the best for 2012 x

Dots Dabbles said...

The masking in pumice stone looks fantastic and adds heaps of depth to the card. And what a traveller the Umbrella Man is...almost like a male Mary Poppins. Avril I love this card. From my family to yours we wish you all a merry xmas and a great New Year
Dot x

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous vintage card this is.xxx

Meggymay said...

Great vintage card, love the background as well. Hope you and Yours have a very Happy Christmas and a good New Year.
Yvonne x

Fliss said...

A real stunner of a card Avril. Love the sepia tones and vintage style.
Have a lovely Christmas and wishing you the best for 2012.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Fabulous vintage inspired artwork, wonderful tones you used.
Wishes for a Wonderful Christmas

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Avril, the masking effect looks wonderful. Love the colors you've taken. The umbrella man is one of my favorites.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really fab card, love those papers and the way you have arranged the stamped images
Lindsay xx

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous card Avril, gorgeous stamps and colours and the masking adds real depth to the background.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox


A perfect "male" card Avril - love the vintage look and the brilliant layout.

Have a wonderful Christmas - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Emma said...

Gorgeous card and definitely, right up my street...I think it's wonderful and really love it, Avril!
Love Emma xx

Cazro said...

Fabulous card Avril. Loving it. Caz

Lisa Jane said...

ooh i love that Umberella man -probably cos my fave film is singing in the rain lol!
I love that compass mask too
Lisa x

xxxtglxxx said...

This is wonderful Avril! :) Beautiful vintage card! :)

Have a smashing week,



Yvonne Garner said...

A stunning project Avril! So well done. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! So glad I met you this year my friend! Best, Yvonne

Ellie said...

Beautiful Avril!

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Avril, I love the background mask ! Sue C x

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Love your vintage creation, Avril! Lovely selection of stamps and i love the brolly man :)! Hope you have a lovely Christmas and happy New Year! Hugs, Joanna xx

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card!

Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our "Anything but a Christmas card" Challenge

Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

Shaz x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, love the vinatgey feel!

Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles FC, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Terry said...

Oh I do love what you did with the Umbrella Guy! Awesome travel and vintage feel with such fabulous masking! Very cool! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Hazel said...

Lovely vintage card. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card love the colours and your gorgeous design.
Thank you for joining in our first challenge over at Sundays with Crissy.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Hugs Linda

Jules said...

Hi Avril

Thank you for your good wishes and comments on my blog.

Loving your card. So many lovely elements and the compass mask is brilliant. I bet you will get lots of use out of that.

Have a lovely Christmas Avril and a very happy 2012.

Love Jules xx

Regan said...

Fantastic masculine, vintage card! Love the tickets! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge! :)

Shirl said...

Isn't that compass mask fabulous love what you did with it everything on this card is so unique and fabulous.

Hugs Shirley x x