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Sunday, 1 January 2012


Hello and a Happy New Year to All.   I hope you had a lovely Christmas and were lucky enough to get some 'new goodies to play with'.

I was very lucky this year and got some gorgeous stamps (unlike last year - not one!)  The only problem is I haven't had time to 'play'with everything - yet!

The challenge this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping is an easy one - to use your new goodies - that could be paper, ribbon, embellishments - anything new as long as there is some stamping on the project.   As usual there is a great stamp for the winner donated by our permanent sponsor -  Marina from Cottage Crafts.

For my card I have used my new set of 'Music Hall' stamps from IndigoBlu.  I masked the lady and then stamped the music and sentiment, then lightly coloured with chalks.   The poster was stamped and mounted on tiny 3D pads and the lady's dress coloured with Promarkers. On the base card  I randomly stamped the music and flourish with Bundled Sage, Tattered Rose and Pumice Distress Inks.   My flower was cut from pages of an old paperback, ribbon & lace and then  and spritzed with Red Cosmic Shimmer. A dusting of  fine black glitter and Glamour Dust was added, although it doesn't show too well so the in the  photo                                                                                             
The rest of the girls on the DT have been very lucky with their Christmas goodies and have created some  fabulous pieces of work, so please pop over to FSC and have a look, you wont be disappointed.

That's it for now, and I don't have a hangover, which is what this post looks like, but I have pressed something and it has got very messy! 
That's it for now, but before I go I would like to say 'hello' to Kym my new follower, its lovely to see you.

I would like to enter this card in Secret Crafters Challenge - Anything Goes                                                 
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Thanks for looking.                                                                                                                                   

Avril x                                                                                                                                                           


Sue C said...

Lovely card Avril, the splash of red is the perfect touch and compliments the gorgeous stamps you've used. Happy New Year to you ! Sue C x

Nelly's Crafty Card Attack! said...

love how you have design this using the mask technique! lovely card! ...Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks and a Happy New Year to you, Nelly X

Ephemera said...

Beautiful card Avril, the colour combination is a real winner. Mmmmm these stamps are gorgeous, will have to look out for these. Happy New Year. XX

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous card Avril, just love those new stamps of yours. The splashes of red with the flower and gems add the perfect touch to the theme.
I hope you have a wonderful new year and I wish you and your family love, hope, health and peace for 2012.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Doreen said...

Love the images on this gorgeous card Avril.

Happy New Year.xxx

Paulagriff said...

Stunning card, i love the way the reddy/pinky colour makes it really stand out, gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week and Happy New Year, Paula :))

Lisa Jane said...

ooh this is beautiful... love the old Music Hall theme
A very Happy New Year to you and all your family
Lisa x
ps why not enter our step back in time challenge at Moving along with the times

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Happy New Year Avril
A beautiful card and what fabulous stamp set.
You selected great colours making the stamps pop from the card.

Claire said...

This is a stunning card, love the touch of colour, really makes the whole thing stand out. Hugs, Claire x

Claire said...

What a beautiful card Avril, I love the design and the delicate colours. Your new stamps are gorgeous. Happy New Year
Claire xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Happy New Year, Avril. You've created a wonderful card and got fantastic new stamps for Christmas.

Terry said...

Avril, I just love your new stamps! The design and colors are stunning together and I do love the touches of red, so classy! Wishing you a wonderful "2012." Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Hi Avril, happy new year!

I've missed a couple of your last posts (I don't know how!) but I'm here to make up for it now. Love everything you've made since my last visit but I think today's card is my favourite. What a beautiful, feminine and elegant card - just gorgeous!

Fliss said...

This is just gorgeous Avril and although I've said it before, I really do love the pop of red with the soft colours. The stamps are just gorgeous too.
Wishing you very Happy New Year and all the very best for 2012.
Hugs, Fliss xx


A beautiful vintage card Avril - love the pop of colour and the gorgeous images. How kind of Santa to bring you such beautiful stamps!
Wishing you a very happy 2012, and thank you for all your lovely comments last year.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril...somehow music halls and shimmer and glitz just go together! I love your creativity with this and I can see that you are going to have heaps of fun with the new stamps.
Happy New Year Avril
Dot x

Meggymay said...

Its a gorgeous card, love your new stamps. Very best wishes to you and yours for 2012.

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Cazro said...

Happy new year to you Avril. Love your new stamps from Indigo Blu,the touch of red is perfect. Caz

Shirl said...

Happy New Year Avril - not seen these beautiful Musical Hall stamps before but will be hoping to acquire them soon. What you have made with them is so elegant and timeless.

Thank you for another superb DT creation at FSC.

Hugs Shirley x x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Love this creation in white, red and black!!! Looks great!
Greetings and best wishes, Alie :-)

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Love this, the stamps are amazing, off to have a nosey at them! Thanks for playing on MAWTT this fortnight, Wishing you a lovely 2012, Hazelxox

Mary J said...

How elegant Avril! The inking is so soft and gorgeous!

DesignerDiva said...

Gorgeous elegant card Avril and excellent masking too - I haven't been brave enough to try that technique yet!
Happy new year
Hugs Laurie x

Ellie said...

Beautiful card, Avril! Love the choice of stamps and the colors are gorgeous!
Happy New Year!
xxx Ellie xxx

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

What a beautiful card, Avril! Gorgeous choice of stamps and it's such an elegant creation! Happy New Year! ;) Hugs, Joanna xx

Nicola Jayne Saul said...

I absolutely love this, its stunning. The contrast of colours is striking too and I love the stamps you've used.That flower is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at the Glitter Geeks this week, Nicky X

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a lovely card...beautifully presented. I have joined your followers list and invite you to join me as well. All the best for 2012. Hugs, Gayle

DIane Warburton said...

I'm on the prowl for inspiration for a canvas I want to do which will use the phrase in the Indigo Blu 'Music Hall' stamp set. Your blog has come up a couple of times in the search, so I feel I must follow your blog; it'd be rude not to :-)