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Friday, 16 March 2012

Blue Poppies!

Hi All,

I'm off to GNP show at Harrogate tomorrow with my friend Diane, soooooooo looking forward to it!
Planning what I 'need' to buy has made me  think about the stamps that have been neglected lately!
This Hero Arts Poppy stamp is one, I suppose because I think of Poppies in the Summer  - so decided that was to change.  I stamped  in Black Versamark and clear embossed onto some white card and then twice again onto some hand made paper (thats the reason for the orange speck on the large flower).  I cut the flowers out and and some extra petals which were fixed with 3D foam pads. Shaded with Promarkers and Blender pen to give some depth.

The card base is inked with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Inks.
The challenge this week at Make My Monday is Mothers Day/ Thank You Cards, and although my  card is 'Just to Say' the Thank You will be written in the card.

I am also entering this card in:
  Papercrafting Journey - Pretty Pastels
  Fairy Fun Fridays - Distress It
  Our Craft Lounge - Pretty Petals
  The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
  Partytime Tuesdays - Monochromatic
  Creative Mondays - Anything Goes

That's it for tonight, need to be up early in the morning - but will I sleep or will I be dreaming of ...........Harrogate!

Avril xx


Julia S-W said...

Hope you have a lovely time in Harrogate Avril. I've only been there once and it was very cold!
Gorgeous poppy card too - such delicate colouring. I've never tried a promarker but they do look good here.

Mynnette said...

I just adore the blue poppies! This is fabulous, and monochromatic is always amazing to me! :) Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Janette said...

Hi Avril, This is stunning, the soft colour is perfect, really pretty card...
Hope you enjoy your day out..xx

Mary J said...

Very elegant Avril and that colourway is gorgeous!

Susan Flynn said...

Beautiful card I love the poppies, hope you had a great time at the show xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Avril. It really is a stunning stamp - I would never have thought of using blue but it works so well.

Hope you've had a fab day!

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Avril - the poppies look fab in blue. Hugs, Claire x

Cazro said...

Hi Avril I hope you have a fabulous time at Harrogate show, sure to get lots of goodies. Thanks for joining us at MMM, I adore your blue poppies, they look so delicate. Caz

Joan said...

Love your blue poppies Avril. Hope you got home safely from the show, was nice to meet up with you again.
I was too tired to do anything but sit and admire my new stash !


Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card thanks for joining with us at Poodles Parlour, good luck, cheers Sue n x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful blue poppies, your card looks fab.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so pretty, I love the colours that you have used
Lindsay xx

Fliss said...

Such an elegant card Avril and love those poppies. Really classy.
Thanks for sharing with us at MMM this week.
Fliss xx

jackid said...

this is beautiful Avril such a classy card thanks for playing along at Poodles
Jacki xx

Holly Young said...

simple yet elegant!!!!!!

thanks for partying with us at PTT this week! Hope to see you again soon!

Holly PTT DT

xxxtglxxx said...

Ooh, now I love these poppies in blue! Gorgeous, cool and elegant.

Hope you had a fabby time in Harrogate too! :)



Deb said...

Super beautiful creation, I love that gorgeous shade of blue, thanks so much for sharing with us at Prairie Fairy Fridays

Suzie McFloozy said...

Great card - love the colour you chose for those poppies x
Thanks for playing along with us at paper crafting journey this fortnight & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo