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Saturday 18 January 2014

Pretty in Pink

I just had to have another play with my new Oxford Impressions 'April in Paris' stamps, and another little 'shabby' card.  This time I have tinted the little girls face and added a bit more colour to the flower in her hat.
DP is from an old Papermania pad, I do need to use my paper stash more, and the ribbon was died with Spun Sugar DI.
The theme at In the Pink this time is 'Anything Goes' so perfect!
I am also entering it at:
  Fussy & Fancy - Monochromatic
  Natalie & Amy's - One for the Girls
  The Crafting Cafe - Anything Goes
  Divas by Design - Use Ribbon
  Hobbycutz - Something New

Before I go, I would like to say 'hello' to my latest followers,  it's lovely to see you and I hope you will continue to follow my crafting journey.

Have a great weekend.
Avril xx


Joan said...

Another lovely shabby card Avril,love all the stitching. I'm in agreement in the need to use our stashes of DP!

Desire Fourie said...

So beautifully vintage and I love the distressing.
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Claudia N. said...

This is so gorgeous, Avril!

Love the torn paper edges - they make "pink" much more "bearable" for me...*lol. Honestly - your make is brilliant - I am not much of a girlie you know, but your card would get its place of honour even on MY writing desk. ;)

Absolutely wonderful!

Claudia x

sally said...

Lots & lots of scrummy texture here Avril , really like this one :-)


Mrs A. said...

My oh my! It is so hard to comprehend that this is a stamp and not a photo. I need to do some serious research on these stamps. This is stunning and full of pinkness too. Hugs Mrs A.

Amanda said...

Great shabby card, love those stamps I think I am going on the same mission as Mrs A to find them.
Amanda x

Words and Pictures said...

Completely delicious, Avril - absolutely perfect shabby chic look, and the little girl is wonderful, especially with your delicate tinting. I'm not generally a girly girl either, but you'll laugh when you see tomorrow's post over at mine!!
Alison xx

Claire said...

A lovely shabby chic card, gorgeous papers. Hugs, Claire x

Jenny Marples said...

Loving the layering and the flower bouquet on this Avril. Jenny x

Terry said...

So very pretty and love the tattered edges. The stitching and flowers finish this off so lovely! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

I adore this card as much as your previous Oxford Impressions' card. This is so charming!
I wonder which stamp you will reach for next ... eager to find out!

Meggymay said...

This looks stunning Avril, love the layers and colours and another great image.
Yvonne x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Gorgeous papers and mixed media Avril...together a pretty pink vintage creation

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Avril...another stunner! I agree...the stamp looks soooo real! Gorgeous tinting and lovely layout. VERY shabby chic!!!
Dot x

Brenda Brown said...

Just love this card Avril, such a beauty layered and shabbied in this way. The image is gorgeous and the pinks suit it perfectly.
hugs {Brenda} x0x

Shirley said...

Beautiful layers and framing of the image Avril. I adore just the little peek of the distressed doily die in the background.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Dawn said...

Gorgeous Avril, those papers are lovely too!
Thanks for playing at The Crafting Cafe this time!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Linda said...

This is beautiful Avril, you always do shabby chic so well.
I love the papers and the stitching around the edges is the perfect finishing touch. enjoy the rest of the weekend. xx

Unknown said...

Hi Avril,

Your card has a wonderful vintage feel to it and I love how you just added a touch of colour to the image so that you hardly notice.

Thank you so much for taking part in Natalie and Amy's challenge this month - good luck!

Emma x

Christine L said...

Hi Avril.... oooh I love this fabulous vintage creation.... you really have the perfect touch for this kind of style... Love it!

And thank you for sharing it with us at In The Pink.. hope to see you here again soon!

Christine x

Sandy said...

Pink is in the air and you have made a gorgeous pink card Avril! What is not to love about this beautiful make and the image is precious.
Sandy xx

Annie said...

Hi Avril and a Happy New Year to you x like you I adore this OI stamp set :-) that image is so beautiful and you just can't believe it was stamped!!
Love the vintage style which compliments these stamps x

TFS and best wishes
Annie x

Kat W said...

I am loving the stitched distressed layers here and such gorgeous pinks! A beautiful vintage style :-)
Thanks for sharing with us at In The Pink!
Hugs, Kat x

Pia S said...

This is a gorgeous layered design, so beautifully put together! The distressing adds to the vintage feel if this card, nice stitching too!

SamsHomeCookedDesigns.com said...

Hi there I see we are fellow North Easterners!! I think you card is really beautiful, love how you have layered and sewn the card. Thank you for entering our Fussy and Fancy Challenge.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So lovely - great romantic piece of art.

Margik said...

Beautiful work! I love the colors and all the detail.

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation at 'Fussy and Fancy' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

Unknown said...

Absolutely fabulous card, layers and layers of lovliness , well deserved Top 5 over @ fussy and Fancy Challenge xx Annie

Beth Brovold said...

So beautiful Avril!!! Congratulations on your "Top 5" pick here at Fussy and Fancy "Monochromatic"...well done!!

Sam K said...

What a stunning shabby card. An effect I would love to achieve! The stitching really sets it all off too x Thankyou for joining us over at The Crafting Cafe for last months challenge. I hope we see you again soon x