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Sunday, 8 April 2012

Is 'Nautical' at Fashionable Stamping

Hi and A Happy Easter to You

It seems ages since my last post, and the week has just flown by!  and its time for another challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges where the theme this fortnight is 'Nautical'.  If you need any inspiration for this, please head over to FSC where you will see the most amazing samples from the rest of the team.
Shirley has been giving 'sneek peeks' so if you have been guessing, now's the time to find out if you were right!
I saw this great set of Nautical stamps by Woodware  at GNP Harrogate,   - and I was so pleased with them that I even made two  D.T. cards. Although both cards are the same, I think they look totally different, a nice 'fresh' blue and a 'vintage' brown. The frames are Nestabilities Labels 18.  I didn't have white corrugated paper, so I ran 2 pieces of paper through a Papermania Crimper, the join is under the spotty border!

I had a lovely few days visiting  DD as she can't be home for Easter due to Uni work,  her final exams start next month. It was a shame the weather was so cold, but at least we didn't get any snow, unlike DH who was left at home!

I am also entering this card in:
  Fairy Fun Fridays - Anything Goes
  Our Craft Lounge - Run for the border - (stamped borders on mine)
  Divas by Design - Anything Goes
  Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes
  Papercraft Star - Anything Goes
  Lets Ink It Up - Distressing

That's it for now, I hope you all enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend,  and thanks for looking.

Avril xx


Catherine said...

These are beautiful, so elegant....

Lisa Jane said...

Ahoy there matey! ( sorry couldn't resist!)
Fab cards - i love anything to do with the sea.
Thanks for joinig us at Diva's this week - did you know we had a spots and stripes challenge at Ladybug crafts ink too
A very Happy Easter to you and yours Avril
Lisa x

Brenda Brown said...

Love the stamps Avril and two great cards from the same design. Fabulous.
Hope you have a chocolatey Easter Sunday.
hugs {brenda} xox

Meggymay said...

They are both fabulous cards, the stamps are super.
Yvonne x

anna christensen crafts said...

Avril, these are both really gorgeous - understated and very elegant. Happy Easter xx

Janette said...

Both are gorgeous cards Avril, and it's nice to see how they work so well in different colour combo's...

Happy Easter.xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril...nope, just can't decide which one I like better! Both are fantastic cards. This really is a beautiful image and it looks brilliant on these cards.
Happy Easter
Dot x

Terry said...

Avril, Love how you changed the colors around and both ways are fabulous! Love the image and the crimped papers work so well! Happy Easter!

Ephemera said...

Hi Avril, thank you for the lovely comments on my blog, both cards are gorgeous and the colouring on both is superb love the die cut framing the ship. Have a lovely Easter Sunday. x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

The colours remind me of the sea and sand but with that timeworn appearance, beautiful and delicate.

DesignerDiva said...

WOW these are gorgeous Avril, it works in both colour ways I couldn't pick either as my favourite both fab!
Love love love the red dress card below - its stunning!
Hope you are well, I've been so busy going back to work, think I need to retire!
Happy Easter Hugs Laurie xx

Claire said...

Two fabulous nautical creations, love the colours on both of these. Hugs, Claire x

Sue C said...

Fabulous cards Avril, that stamp set is definitely a great find ! Sue C x

Anonymous said...

Hi Avril, these are both brilliant - I especially love the second one. Excellent cards for men!

debby4000 said...

Oh I love both the colourways Avril, fabulous cards.

SuzanneK said...

Fab creations, love both colours. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU this month. Hugz Suzanne

Linda said...

Wow! They are both Beautiful. I love the fresh colors of the first one, but in the vintage brown card the ship comes more on front. Excellent!

Cor* said...

Oh yes they do look completely different! HOW WONDERFUL! thanks for the variation! Very imaginative! Thanks for joining us at LIIU this month!

suzARTe said...

hi Avril,

both cards are really lovely and are totally different, its amazing the difference colours can make. I love the main image and the way you have coloured it in and the vintage style border looks fantastic.

It's nice that you could enjoy a few days with your daughter but a pity it was so cold. Its getting cold in Sydney as well, have had to put on a jumper this morning.

Thanks so much for entering your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. I hope you will keep on playing along.

ferrellgraph-x said...

I totally understand why you wanted this stamp set! I can't decide which card I love more! I'm so happy you shared them with us at Papercraft Star!
Kindest regards,

Sylvia said...

Beautiful cards, Avril, both colors suit the stamp well! Thanks for joining us this week for the Papercraft Star "Anything Goes" challenge.

Redanne said...

Hi Avril, both cards are beautiful and I love your red dress from the previous post too. Thanks for visiting my blog, much appreciated. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Fliss said...

These are both gorgeous Avril. Love the stripy paper which works so well with the images.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Both cards are wonderful, each on its own way. Wonderful image.

laney said...

WOW!! Avril what fabulous cards hun love both designs
Thanks for joining us at Diva's this time hope to see you next time too

Suzi said...

Wow! two fantastic cards Avril, love the design colours and that image. Thank you for joining us at the Joanna Sheen challenge. Good luck in the draw.
Suzi x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Woooow - love the crimpled but clean look! Fantastic layout, beautifully put together! xx

Cazro said...

Two wonderful cards Avril. Love the idea of the crimping, now I wonder where mine is? Fabulous stamps too. Caz

Jules said...

Hi Avril

Faboulous cards. Love the second one particularly.

We have some nautical friends .. .. they would love this style of card very much!!

Hope you had a good Easter.

Love Jules xx

Eskimo Frosting said...

Fantastic nautical cards.

Thank you for joining us this week at Diva's


Emma said...

Two beautiful cards...very sophisticated and beautiful layouts!!
Hope you had a lovely Easter...
Love Emma xxx

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

wow Avril those cards are very interesting! love the colours, and the frame is lovely
Jenni xx

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Avril! This is just gorgeous. Love the soft colors you chose and the corrugated paper really adds something to your project. Hope you had a great Easter. Best wishes, Yvonne

Susan Flynn said...

Wow love the nautical theme and your two cards are fab! xx

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the two different looks that are created by just using differnt colors. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma

mags said...

Two lovely cards. Great stamped image. Thanks for joining us at LIIU.