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Friday, 25 October 2013

Just because

I missed the GNP show at Harrogate a couple of weeks ago due to a prior commitment -  The Wedding - so I had a  little online spend.  Clarity Stamps had free postage last month so one of my little treats was this - La Petite Musique and I finally got to ink her up this week. I used Promarkers to colour and Distress Inks for her background.   Mr 'M' was a bit of a slow starter this week, so while I was waiting, I coloured up a few of these images, something I haven't done in a while, so you might be seeing this little lady again soon.
I am entering this at:
  Vintage Stamping Challenge - Feminine Beauty
  Crafty Cardmakers - Shabby/Chic
  Rhedd and Rosie Challenge - Anything Goes
  Crafty Hands Challenge - Anything Goes

DD and 'new' SIL came for tea and a lovely catch up, sounds like they had a fabulous time in Mexico, but they're back to the real world and work today.  It looks like we're in for some stormy weather over the weekend - great for crafting - so I might just have to have a little 'play'!

Thanks for visiting, I really do appreciate it.

Avril xx


Christine L said...

A fabulous card Avril... loving the pink of course... but also your beautiful shading! Now... why is Mr M a bit slow?? and WHO is Mr M?? LOL! I thought you were Mrs B!

Big hugs
Christine x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril. She is so beautiful. I love the way you have coloured her and the sparkle looks terrific! Such a feminine card.
Thanks for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.
Dot x

Desire Fourie said...

Just beautiful with a wonderful vintage flair.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

sally said...

Love your new lady Avril!


Anonymous said...

Lovely card.

Thank you for joining us at CraftyHands Challenge Blog, and you were our very first entry!!

Moira xx

brenda said...

Just passing by with my c&p system still taking the strain to have a peek what you are up to and wish you a lovely weekend.

B x

Wendy McCarthy said...

Beautiful Avril, one of my fav stamps! Thanks for joining us at Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck! Wendy DT xx

Janette said...

Gorgeous Avril and good for you having a litle treat..lol..xx

Claire said...

This is a gorgeous card. Hugs, Claire x

Lin said...

This is gorgeous. I particularly like the embossed and distressed corner.

Thank you so much for sharing with us

Crafty Cardmakers

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card Avril, its a lovely romantic image, look forward to seeing her again.
Yvonne x
p.s. Thanks for joining us at CCM as well.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes we forget to do thesee "Just because" projects as we become caught up with other crafting commitments.
She is beautiful, then again I have a soft spot for Art Nouveau and so beautifully coloured.
Hope the storm doesn't cause you any trouble over the weekend.

Terry said...

She is gorgeous and your coloring is beautiful! Love the layers! Enjoy the weekend!

fionalawlor said...

Fab card! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our "Shabby Chic" challenge.
Fiona x

Sandie said...

Such a beautiful card for our very first entry.
The stamp is gorgeous and coloured perfectly.

Thank you so much for joining us in the launch of our first challenge at CraftyHands.

Hugs x

Nicecrane Designs said...

Amazing Card,,,,,I love A. Mucha,,,and your colkoring is really stunning,,,,,my friend,,,,,,

Linda said...

Gorgeous card Avril, I love this Clarity stamp, and she looks beautiful in pink.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Hugs .... Linda xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful card, great vintage feeling.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Such an elegant vintage collage Avril!

Tracey said...

A very pretty card. Love the doily and flower. Thanks for taking part in our current challenge at Crafty Cardmaker's! I hope you join us again next time.
Hugs, Tracey (DT)

Buttons said...

Utterly charming Avril. Such a great choice. Jenny x

Mrs A. said...

This stamp is gorgeous. might just have to stick on my wish list. spent rather a lot of money this month cheering myself up so I must be patient for it. In the meantime I can look at yours and drool over your lovely colouring!
We are slap bang in the middle of this expected bad weather. The wind is getting up already. The hatches are all battened down so hope to stay indoors for the next few days. Hugs Mrs A.

Chan BBChan said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.


butterfly said...

What a romantic and elegant card - lovely colouring on the image, and I love the shabby embossed panel.

Sorry I haven't been around much. The big move (clearing and moving out of the family home of 40 years) knocked me out, but I'm looking forward to some proper catching up over the next days and weeks.
Alison x

Pia S said...

What a beautiful image and a lovely color combination!

Paper Profusion said...

How fabulously feminine Avril. Love all the colours and your design is oh so perfect. Nicola x

Sandy said...

So beautiful and very romantic. I love sending a card "Just Because"!