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Sunday, 30 December 2012

Surprise Us!

Hi Folks,

Well I hope you all had a good Christmas and if you were good, got lots of lovely new stash!  I must have been very good this year - lots of new stash, which I've been dying to try out,  but haven't had much crafting time.
The theme this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping is 'Susrprise Us'   and my surprise was that I had a couple of hours on Friday night to make my DT card, but unfortunately, it has rained since (for a change) and I've really struggled to take a decent picture.
I've used new Katzelkraft stamps, so a good excuse to go all girly and pink!
The lady is stamped in Onyx Black Versamark, coloured with Tattered Rose Distress Marker, and the background is DI's. The frame , which was cut with a Nesti, was coloured with Victorian Velvet and then heat embossed with Silver Pearl EP.
The background  is a mixture of Katzelcraft and Inkylicious stamps, which were stamped with a Memento black inkpad for a slightly faded look.
My fabulous teamies were a bit more organised than me and will really surprise you with their creations, so please pop over here to be 'surprised'!!!
And don't forget - we are sponsored by Marina of Cottage Crafts who will be offering the winner a €7 gift cert to spend in the online store.

Before I go, I would like to wish you all a Very Happy New Year,  and hoping that 2013 will be a lot sunnier so we can all take good photographs!!!

I am going to enter this in:
  In the Pink - Pink & Pearlie
  Totally Gorjuss - New
  Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes
  Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thats it for me until next year, thanks for - looking,  your very much appreciated comments and your continued support and friendship.

Avril xx


Lisa Jane said...

ooh tres chic.. fab image .. and this weather is shocking for taking decent photo's i am having the same trouble!
Lisa x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril...oh I love the black and pink combination, it fits me sooo beautifully! The frame around the image looks so lush, I love it! This is so vintagey and gorgeous in every way!
Happy New Year Avril
Dot x

Brenda Brown said...

This is a gorgeous card Avril. I love the image and papers you have used and put together perfectly.
Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year and may 2013 bring everything that you would want it to.
hugs {brenda} x0x

butterfly said...

Fabulous to see the new stamps getting taken out for a ride... the background is gorgeous! And I love the chic pinks to frame that amazing central image - great card! Happy New Year, Avril!
Alison x

TAM said...

Another stunning creation Avril - thanks for all the inspiration you've given over the last 12 months
Happy New Year.

Pia S said...

Love the vintage feel of this feminine card! You've given the frame such a nice metallic look - a great detail of this design!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card in great colors, it's a beautiful image.

Claire said...

Hi Avril, ooooh I love your new stamps! Gorgeous card, beautiful colours and such pretty details too.Wishing you a very happy, healthy and crafty New Year
Claire xx

Anonymous said...

As always, an elegant creation and beautiful colours.
I can relate, I have been unable to photograph anything - today was the first and not looked at the results yet but certainly not holding my breath! It's far from ideal, isn't it?!!!
Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2013.
Lynne x

Claire said...

Lovely card Avril, super image and love the colours. Hugs, Claire x

Esther said...

Well you'd never know you weren't organised with this creation Avril it's gorgeous..the embossed frame looks stunning and the colours are lovely..Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year...Esther xx

Esther said...

Well you'd never know you weren't organised with this creation Avril it's gorgeous..the embossed frame looks stunning and the colours are lovely..Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year...Esther xx

Joan said...

Lovely card Avril, very pretty colour combination and I love your lady stamp, very chic !

Happy New Year


Christine L said...

Tres élégant Avril... such a perfect layout and you've used fabulous shading with that stunning image!

Thanks for joining in again at In The Pink... would love to see you here again soon!

Christine x

Yvonne Garner said...

A classy, elegant card, indeed! Perfectly executed colorations. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Meggymay said...

Wonderful colours. Its a gorgeous girlie card Avril.
Very best wishes to you and your family for the coming Year.
Yvonne x.

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Oh la la, very elegant creation, my Dear! Beautiful colour palette and so delicately executed. I love it! Best wishes for the happy and excitingly creative New Year to you and yours!
Joanna xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Avril,such a lovely image and colours. All the very best for the New Year.xxx

Violets Corner said...

Very elegant Avril, fabulous image and beautiful colours, love the frame around the image.

Happy New Year!!! I do agree, let's hope for a few more sunny days!

Warm hugs

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, feminine card Avril! Love the image.

Happy New Year to you too and hope you get time to play with your new stash soon!

sandee said...

Very pretty colors, lovely image. Lucky you having all that new stash to play with! Happy New Year, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)


Classy, elegant and chic - love this card Avril! The background stamping is fabulous and the embossing on the frame gives a wonderful metallic look.
Thank you for joining us again at ITP - hope we will see you next year too!

Have a very Happy 2013 - hugs, Sylvia xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Gosh this is a beautiful and elegant card Avril! :)

Love the frame, it looks fabulous with that image!

Glad you had a good christmas and got lots of lovely new stuff to play with! :)

Wishing you a wonderful new year,



Ellie Knol said...

Lovely project Avril!!
Happy New Year to you and your family!
xx Ellie xxx

Susan Flynn said...

A beautifully elegant card Avril. Love the stamped background too! Hope you have a Happy New Year xx

Terry said...

Love a lady in a classy hat! Beautiful use of colors and design! Love this! Wishing you a wonderful 2013! Hugs!