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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Birthday Goodies

Hi Folks,
Just thought I'd show a card using 2 IndigoBlu stamps that were in my  crafty birthday goodies( I did make a wish list).
The background is the map, stamped 4 times with Memento Rich Cocoa and then inked with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo DI's. The main image is 'All Saints, again inked in Rich Cocoa and sponged with  Tumbled Glass, Antique Linen and V.Photo.
I am making the most of a couple of hours 'me' time as Son, DD and DH are in the process of moving the last of her belongings from Preston.  DD's boyfriend is getting off very lightly - he's on a Training Course for 2 days!
I am entering this card in:
  Allsorts - Distressing
  Shopping our Stash - Something New( 2 new stamps)
  Tuesday Alchemy - Very Vintage
  Make It Monday - Anything Goes
  Totally Stampalicious - Texture
  Crafting When We Can - Monochrome
  Pile it On - Tag you're It
  Sweet Stamping - Monochrome

That's it for now, but before I go I would like to say 'thank you' for all your lovely comments, especially when I am such a bad blogger at the moment.  DD's Boyfriend moves up at the weekend and they both start their new jobs next week, so hopefully then my life will return to normal!

Avril xx


lisa said...

This is just lovely, Avril. I love Indigo Blu stamps and have them on my wish list too. Sounds like life is hectic for you at the minute but hope all is good.
Hugs Lisax

Happycrafter Shell said...

What fab birthday goodies! I hope you have a wonderful birthday.

this is soo vintage looking and absolutely gorgeous

Thank you for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy
*hugs* Shell x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous card, love the little tag and the string.

Janette said...

Gorgeous stamps Avril, such a fab card, really love it.xx

Doreen said...

This is fabulous Avril, such a great selection of stamps and lovely colours.xxx

Debbie said...

Fabulous card Avril. Love the stamps.
Hugs Debbie x

Vicky said...

Wonderful card love the colours and the stamp is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us on crafting when we can Hugs Vicky

Jean Straw said...

I saw your card at MIM and came to have a proper look. I love the vintage colours and the map background. Thank you for your comments on my blog. Jean x

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card and design Avril, looks like you had a super 'me' time.
Yvonne x

Linda said...

This is stunning Avril, but I do have a soft spot for Indigo Blu after all (lol!!)
You say you're a bad blogger, I've not posted since Sunday! - in fact not left the craft room since about Wednesday LAST week. Been so busy with DT stuff, and now I have my gorgeous grandson with me, so I wouldn't worry too much - you're not on your own! xx

Loves Happy Hour said...

great job! love the colors!! thanks so much for joining us this week on tuesday alchemy! hope to see you again!


Buttons said...

Love this Avril. Keeping the colour scheme simple has made it come together beautifully. Hugs, Buttons x

Sandy said...

Hi Avril, love your fab vintage look card, great job on the map background too!
Thanks for linking up with MIM this week.
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Sandy DT

Corrinne Quinn said...

Oh, so vintage beautiful! It's wonderful to have you play with us at Tuesday Alchemy :)

Want to play more? Join me at {PIN}spirational Challenges http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com for another fantastic craft challenge!

Lots of joy . .

Natali said...

Love your distressing. So gorgeous with this image and paper choice.
Oh My... This card just fantastic.. So magical and amazing.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Monochrome” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

Karen said...

Hi Mrs B! I saw your card on Make it Monday too - I love the gorgeous colours and the stamping is fantastic! hugs Karen

Terry said...

Oh if I did not already say this, Happy Birthday! Love that map background and how you matted the All Saints image! Very nice!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Avril! Love the way you've used the map stamp to make the background. Love the colour scheme.

Eileen Ng said...

What a cool vintage look you've created!

Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Alchemy!


butterfly said...

Fantastic vintage monochrome - and what beautiful new stamps. Gorgeous card!
Alison x

Julia S-W said...

Love this Avril! The vintage tones, the little tag and string and the ripple card all make it a gorgeous piece in my book!
Did I wish you happy birthday or did I miss it?? Not sure so very happy belateds and if I've already done it then blame it on my age!!

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours and design. Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

May said...

Fabulous card... love those stamps..great colours perfect vintage tones.. love the backing papers the map is Brillant.. Hugs May x x x

sari said...

This is such a beautiful and elegan vintage inspired card! Love the images! Thank you for joining us over at Tuesday Alchemy Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

Katya- Ангел ф кедах said...

Wonderful image and pretty background!

Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!
Hugs Katya x

P.S I am having a blog giveaway at my personal blog, you are very welcome to join

Carla said...

So pretty! I love the vintage tones! Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

Renee said...

Lovely vintage card Avril! I saw it on MIM. I am #245.