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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Lavender and Lace

I just had to have a 'play day' - well........I'm not really up to doing housework, I've still got a bad cough (that's my excuse this week) and as I got new goodies for Christmas, it's a bit of a sin not to 'play' with these Oxford Impressions 'April in Paris' stamps.
A couple of months ago over at FSC, the lovely Shirley set us a challenge of Shabby/Chic Christmas, and I realised that I didn't really 'shabby' - more vintage - so I thought I should try to improve my 'shabby' - and the challenge at Vintage Stamping Challenge this month is Lavender and Lace - so perfect!
My 'lady' stamped beautifully, I decided to 'tint' her lips and cheeks to make it look more vintage, love the effect. The papers, old Papermania, are stitched and 'shabbied' to within an inch of their lives! The roses are a mix of ribbon and paper and my faux ribbon is paper.

I am also entering this at:
  Country View Challenges - Monochromatic
  Sugar Creek Hollow - Something New
  Make it Monday - Anything Goes
  SimonSays Monday challenge - Anything Goes
  Heck of a Challenge - New - mines new stamps
  Bunny Zoes - Stitching

Thanks for all the lovely comments on my last project - I really appreciated them, especially as this it was a bit out of my comfort zone.

Avril xx


Basslady said...

an amazing and incredibly wonderful card! love it!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Gorgeous vintage Avril!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Amazing, so romantic.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Really pretty card, love the decorative edge and the vintage feel. The layers work beautifully with the gorgeous image. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon says stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

sally said...

Love those shabby edges!


Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, the image looks fantastic.
Yvonne x

Brenda Brown said...

Love the beautiful layers Avril, a fabulous shabbied card.
hugs {Brenda} x0x

Judith said...

I think you shabbied this so well Avril - at least this is one way to enjoy a bad cold lol hugs Judith x

Darcy Schroeder said...

Your card is vintage and shabby chic at its best!!! Love it....I spotted it on Make It Monday and had to come check it out!!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Really gorgeous, love how you have used all the lace! Valerie

Anonymous said...

I am swooning and also saying thank you as I absolute love this stamp (when I first got this stamp set I inked her up constantly) and yet it is rarely seen.
Gorgeously shabby.

Rene said...

Gorgeous card! Love your design work! Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us at MIM! 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!
Good luck,
Rene :D

Sandy said...

So romantic - wonderful layers. Beautifully made!!
Sandy xx

Pia S said...

This looks beautiful with all those distressed layers! Beautiful stitching and the border and lace work so well for feminine feel. It's a lovely vintage design!

May said...

Stunning card, I adore the image & fabulous design...Great colours too.. Hugs May x x x

Netty said...

Loving your vintage shabby chic card Avril. Hope you get to feel better soon and enjoy the weekend, hugs Annette x


Judith Taylor - Wright said...

gorgeous hun love it and ty for popping over to my blog too xxx

butterfly said...

Such lovely feminine layers - this is so pretty, Avril!
Alison x

Christine L said...

This is beautiful Avril... a real Gibson girl... and of course, with her being in pink..... she belongs over at In The Pink!! Hope you'll pop her there..

Christine x

Daniele said...

such a gorgeous card thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow

Shirley Chillman said...

Shabby and chic definitely comes to mind with this gorgeous piece Avril. You have framed her beautifully.

Love that stamp, my wish list is huge at the moment will have to start toning it down.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Mrs A. said...

I'm so impressed with all your layering. love the colors too. Hugs Mrs A.

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril. Wow! totally shabby chic!!! So classically beautiful and the colours are super feminine. Love it!
Thanks for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.
Dot x

brenda said...

Rather belatedly Avril can I say what a stunning creation for our theme this month.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

B x