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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Vintage Flowers

Hello,  well, the washing and ironing is done and the garden tidied up after the growing spurt while we were away, so a little play to get motivated again.
I'm still determined to keep using neglected stamps and this Stampendous Jumbo Rosehip stamp was bought after seeing an article in Craft Stamper in March 2015!  there are two stamps in the set and the smaller one had been inked up once.  Plain and simple and coloured with Wilted Violet and Evergreen bough Distress inks.  The base layer used the smaller stamp, inked with Frayed Burlap.

We had a lovely city break in Budapest, the weather was hotter than I'd imagined - 30 degrees on Friday.  It's a beautiful city and with lots of green spaces and a wonderful park with lakes at Vajdahunyad Castle on the Pest Side.

The Parliament building is fabulous
A wonderful Central Market selling fresh produce to souvenirs
Buda Castle

And most importantly, somewhere nice for coffee

Well, if you didn't get bored and are still with me, thanks for visiting,
Avril xx


Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you enjoyed your break, Budapest is a beautiful place. Great card, too, love the roses. And thanks for the reminder about the washing and ironing....Have a nice afternoon, hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

Pleased you enjoyed Budapest Avril, not been there but told it is beautiful. Loving todays card and the lovely vintage feel to it. Apols been absent so long but think I'm on the mend.

B x

sirkkis said...

Love your elegant card. Thank you for sharing beautiful photos. I've visited Budabest. Love the old historical town, too.
Have a nice evening 💕

Lisa said...

Your card is so gorgeous, Avril!! The image is beautiful and I love the colors!! And wow, your pictures are amazing!! What a stunning place!! I truly enjoyed seeing your photos of your trip!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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froebelsternchen said...

A fantastic card dear Avril and such beautiful photos of Budapest! Glad you hav such a nice time!
Hugs, Susi

sally said...

A beautiful card and what looks to have been a very pleasant city break:-)

Sally xx

butterfly said...

A very pretty card, Avril - and thank you for sharing your lovely photos of Budapest in the sunshine. I also loved it when I visited, but that was in January - so it was snowy - but I did get to swim in the amazing Szechenyi Baths in the snowy twilight, which was beyond magical! Glad to hear you had a wonderful time.
Alison x

Meggymay said...

It is a beautiful card, its a lovely stamped image.
The photos are great, it looks a wonderful destination. I'm pleased you had a good break and it does look a nice place to have coffee.
Yvonne xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a beautiful card Avril, so good to get those older stamps out such a pretty design to be hidden away.
Your break away looked amazing and to be blessed with such warm weather must have been a real treat. I've never been to Budapest but heard glorious things about it.. Fabulous photographs, thank you for sharing.
After the washing, ironing and all that gardening you will be in need of another break away!!
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

aussie aNNie said...

One could never get bored with your post Avril, interesting pics and most gorgeous card.xx♥
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Shirley Chillman said...

Beautiful make Avril and the holiday sounds gorgeous. Great pics which made me envious.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Pamellia Johnson said...

So gorgeous, I just love that flower image! Wow, what a gorgeous place to visit, that building is so amazing! Looks like a beautiful day out too. It's still quite dark and overcast here, but I think we've seen the last of winter. On to warmer days hopefully. sending hugs :)

Leanne Harris said...

What beautiful photo's Avril and so glad that you've had a nice break away (our gardens looked like a jungle when we recently returned from Cornwall!!). A lovely creation here Avril, very classy. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog too, sending lots of love, xxxxx

Cath Wilson said...

That really does look like a vintage image - beautifully done!

Looks like a beautiful place and so pleased you had the weather to go with it... it certainly helps!

Welcome back and I hope you get into your stamping again much more quickly than I'm doing after a busy week!

Cath x

Let's Art Journal said...

Your vintage card is beautiful! I love how you created the background too with the smaller stamp to leave a pretty outline of the flowers - stunning 😀. Wow, Budapest looks amazing and I so enjoyed seeing the sights with with you, thanks so much! Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend! J 😊 x

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love the vintage style of your card, such lovely colours too! Great to see that you enjoyed Budapest - we had an overnight stay there so didn't see much - looking forward to a visit in September! The coffee place looks great! Hugs, Chrisx

Sandy said...

It might be a simple card but it sure is beautiful!
Loved your pictures - I have been to Budapest once with my daughter. It really is a gorgeous city - both Buda and Pest!!
Sandy xx