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Sunday, 14 July 2013

Flora & Fauna at Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Hello, yes I'm still around - (just a busy couple of weeks!) and its time for a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping and this time it's Flora & Fauna - dictionary definition
  Flora and Fauna (flowers and animals) - Flora is the goddess of flowers in Roman mythology. The corresponding term for animal life is fauna.
and as long as there is at least one 'real' stamped image on your project, it's up to you!  We are again sponsored by Flonzcraft who are offering a lucky winner a $20 voucher to spend in their online store

For my 'Flora' I used a new Noor Design Stamp, which was coloured with Promarkers, and distressed with Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Weathered Wood DIs. The Prima DP was stamped with an Inkylicious Stamp in the left corner. Tim Holtz Doily and Tattered Florals for my flowers.
My very talented Teamies have some wonderful 'Flora & Fauna'  inspiration for you,  so please pop over here to be inspired.

I am entering this at
  Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
  Craft Room Challenge - Vintage Stamping
  Cuttlebug Mania - Make your own flowers
  Sweet Stampin - Shabby/chic
  Addicted to Stamps - Lots of Layers
  Eclectic Ellapu - Flowers
  The Hobby House - Vintage

I have been very neglectful of my blog of late, and the sunshine doesn't help - I think we need to make the most of it - don't know how long it will last  and its such a long time since we were able to enjoy it!
I have die cut and made quite a few flowers while sitting in the garden, so expect to see lots added to projects.
That's it for now, hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend, whatever you're doing.

Avril xx


Amanda said...

What a lovely vintage style card with a feel of romance.
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful stamp - a gorgeous card.
Look forward to seeing the die-cuts in use.

Annie said...

Love that stamp Avril and the the whole make is stunning. TFS and crafty hugs Annie x

Claire said...

Beautiful card, I love your new stamp.Hope you've had a good weekend
Claire xx

sally said...

Lovely card Avril & I smiled when I saw the Dutch stamp on there...brought back memories of a pal from primary school days (ie not yesterday!) it's hard to craft in all this lovely weather plus it's holiday season now so my blogs going quiet for a wee while now, I'll check on you all as & when I can.

Zoe Sanderson said...

Gosh Mrs B that rose is stunning, this card is gorgeous thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card, love the rose.

Brenda Brown said...

So pretty Avril. Hope we have more in shine this week.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful card Avril, hugs Annette x

Shirley Chillman said...

Gorgeous stamp Avril the rose just pops off the page. Love the vintage background which you have layered it onto.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Ephemera said...

Hi Avril, what a beautiful card, that Noor stamp is absolutely gorgeous, love the beautiful vintage feel. Have a lovely day. xx

Crafty Kitten said...

Beautiful card. I am seeing this Noor stamp alot - I think I might NEED it!! lol Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Ribbons this time.
Dawn xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril. I just want to say that I LOVE this card! So exquisite!!! Perfect and very inspiring.
Dot x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

A lovely collage Avril!

kind regards, Alie :-)

Chris said...

Beautiful! Lovely design and the rose is stunning!
Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Anonymous said...

how gorgeous love the rich reds on the distressed creams beautiful, thank you for joining us at the Hobby House for our 2nd challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Kerry said...

I love your vintage card. The rose on the postcard looks so elegant. Thank you for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania this week.

craft-roomjulia said...

Wow, this is a stunning vintage card. I adore and totally in love with that stamp. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck with the draw. Julia xxx

May said...

Gorgeous card. LOVE how you have used the Beautiful stamp...the deep red is perfect!! Hugs May x x x

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Avril, the flower is gorgeous. Sue C x

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

What a beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing with us Eclectics and hope to see you in future challenges.
Elaine aka Ellapu

Pia S said...

This card is really beautiful - perfect for almost any kind of occasion! Well done!

butterfly said...

Lovely vintage layering...
Alison x

Terry said...

What a gorgeous red rose! Beautiful coloring and love the postcards in the background! Hugs!

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your lovely card at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x

Esther said...

Gorgeously vintage card Avril - love how the beautiful colour of the the rose just pops ! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft-Room...Esther xx

Debi said...

Mrs B. what a gloriously romantic card, just adore the rose, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

Laurian said...

Fabulous colouring on this lovely stam!
Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu and I hope we see you again soon!

Maria said...

This is gorgeous! The stamp you've used looks stunning with the background. Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts :-). Thanks for joining in with our Vintage Stamping challenge over at the Craft-Room

Maria x

Ellie Knol said...

Catching up after my holiday; this looks so great - beautiful stamping!
xxx Ellie xxx

Teresa said...

Stunning card, thanks for playing along at Addicted to Stamps Lots of layers challenge.
Hugs Teresa x

Kjersti said...

A beautiful card Avril, love the great image!
Thanks for playing along at Addicted to Stamps Lots of layers challenge.
Hugs Kjersti:)