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Sunday, 10 March 2013

Swirls at FSC

Hello and welcome to another Sunday challenge over at Fashionable Stamping - and.........there's lots of news to tell!
Our first piece of news is that FSC has changed – we now have our very own DOTCOM addresss!  If you have us in your bookmarks or favourites can you please make sure that you update our link to  www.fashionablestampingchallenges.com.
We also have a new sponsor - Flonzcraft who will sponsor the winner $20 from his store.        And ......We also have a wonderful Guest Designer for this Challenge - Astrid.

For my DT piece Idecided to go with pastel Spring colours and  have used IndigoBlu stamps -  'Ella'Bella' - just love these swirls and for my background I used the Vintage Flourish which was first stamped on white cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed with Clear EP, I stamped again with Bundled Sage DI, coloured with DIs and then used a tissue to remove the ink from the embossing.  I used the same DIs on the Nesti Diecut (Romantic Rectangles) before stamping my image with Archival black, I added Glamour dust in her hair, but it hasn't shown. The sentiment is Inkylicious, stamped with bundled sage and again heat embossed with clear EP. The flowers, TH Tattered floral dies, were stamped with the Flourish before distressing with Spun Sugar.
I do hope you will join us this fortnight, and if your need some inspirations, my fabulous Teamies have as usual created some amazing pieces, so please pop over here to take a look.
I am entering this in:
  2 Sisters - Pastels
  4 Crafty chicks - D for Dies
  Crafty Bloggers - Spring or Pastels
  Pan Pastel - GirlyTheme

I wish all you Mothers out there a lovely relaxing day (hopefully with time to craft). I'm off to DD's for Lunch - this is a first! and I don't intend to offer to wash up afterwards!!!
Have a great Sunday

Avril xx


Janette said...

Hi Avril, Gorgeous card, so sweet....
Have a lovely day and NO...don't even think about the washing up...lol....xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic card, great image and wonderful coloring.

Debbie said...

This is so pretty Avril. Love the stamping and the colours.
Debbie x

Lisa Jane said...

This is so pretty . I love the stamp , the colours and the die cut
Have a lovely day and be spoilt rotten lol
Lisa x

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Avril! What a lovely, soft pastel confection you have created! Love how the focal image's hair even has swirls! Hope all is well. Hugs, Yvonne

Terry said...

That pretty silhouette is stunning with that gorgeous pastel background! Loving all those swirls! Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Mother's Day!!

Jenni's Jems said...

Its been a while since i visited but being Mothers day I've gone on strike and decided to get some commenting done! and you never disappoint Avril this is so pretty ! x

Anonymous said...

A beautiful, beautiful stamp and you created with it so sympathetically.
I am sure you are having a wonderful Mother's Day.

Julia S-W said...

Thanks for your well wishes Avril.
This card is just beautiful. I love the soft colours and the way you've used all the swirls - gorgeous.
Hope you've had a lovely day.

sandee said...

A beautiful pastel spring colored card! Hope you are having a wonderful week end my friend, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Claire said...

Beautiful card Avril, love the colour palette and that stamp is stunning. Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous creation Avril. Love the soft background colours which really make the image pop.
Hope you had a lovely day too.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Doreen said...

Just beautiful,love the fab image and colours.xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully stamped and designed Avril, a really pretty card and gorgeous Spring like colours.
hugs {brenda} x0x

butterfly said...

Such pretty, delicate colours... what a beauty!
Alison x

Buttons said...

Love this card Avril - great colours and superb blending. Hope you enjoyed your dinner. Hugs, Jenny x

Meggymay said...

A beautiful card Avril, love the soft colours. Hope you had a good day out.
Yvonne x

Pia S said...

What a gorgeous silhoeutte image! Love the colors too!

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous card, it's so soft with colors, it's all in balance!

Christine L said...

Your card is beautiful Avril... I love the gorgeous pastel colours... and of course, that stunning image!

Will we see you on Saturday at the show?

Christine x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Gorgeous card Avril, I love the subtle pastel shared and their contrast against the centre image. Simply fabulous! Have a lovely week, Joanna xx

Anonymous said...

So gorgeous and feminine Avril. I love the delicate colours.

Hope you had a fab day yesterday!

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our dies challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Tamie said...

The black silhouette image is just amazing! It makes your colors pop and the accent of the die used behind it adds even more elegance. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Ephemera said...

Hi Avril, I simply love the colouring of the bundled sage and spun sugar, so dreamy. Beautiful background and the stamp is on my want list now. xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely stunning hun, I love the gorgeous image and the soft colour blending is so beautiful. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge
Lindsay xx

Ger said...

Pretty, soft colours. Love the silhouette image. Thanks for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network