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Tuesday, 19 June 2018


Hi, and of you're benefiting from the 'mini heatwave' that was forecast, you're lucky, it hasn't reached my part of the country.  It's grey and there's a chilly wind blowing here, so I cheered myself up this afternoon with some crafty play (it was supposed to be a tidy up but I got side-tracked)
Anyhow, while adding to the bits box I came across this frame which was inside a card, I think it had had a photo of one of the children taken with Santa one Christmas time- and it just happened to almost fit this floral frame that I'd found on the internet, so I've fussy cut the top and bottom and just right!

To soften the grey frame I lightly blended Victorian Velvet around the edges.  I made a base card with Tattered Rose and stamped one of the Ornate Trims as a frame with Stormy Sky.  My two 'little friends' were attached with 3D tape and I triple embossed the sentiment with Clear EP.  I've cut and coloured some wildflowers and attached a stamped butterfly.

I suppose I did tidy up - that's two things used out of the bits box!

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx


brenda said...

Great recycling Avril or is it upcycling, I'm never sure which is which, the pretty pink flowers compliment the little girls so nicely.

B x

Cath Wilson said...

Beautiful, Avril... love your stamped border, which finishes it off nicely. The flowers look great and everything works so well together. Gorgeous little girls :-)

That's my idea of tidying up, lol - it occasionally happens but I always happen upon something I really have to play with and do something with...

Cath x

Valerie-Jael said...

Your friends forever piece is gorgeous, so vintage and pretty. Hugs, Valerie

sirkkis said...

What a lovely card! It's colours are beautiful and the children sweet. Love also the beautiful frame.
Have a happy evening 💕

sally said...

What absolutely delightful results you achieved with getting sidetracked!

Sally xx

Meggymay said...

I love how you used the frame Avril, it is a beautiful card.
Tomorrow is always another day to tidy up, its good to have crafting fun.
Yvonne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

What a beautiful project! I love the frames that you used and the bright colours against the grey looks so elegant - I love it 😁. We have had sunshine on and off today, it's quite windy now though and rain in forecast tomorrow monring. I had to smile when you said tidy up as I went to do some art journalling today and as I didn't have a lot of time I ended up tidying up instead ...lol 😉. Wishing you a wonderful week! J 😊 x

pearshapedcrafting said...

A great tidying session then? I love this - the girls are perfectly framed! Hugs, Chrisx

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Avril!! I love the sweet girls and the floral border!! It's so stunning!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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My name is Erika. said...

This is also gorgeous Avril.

froebelsternchen said...

So pretty Avril - the border is precious! Hugs, Susi

Linda said...

This looks so pretty, I love the frame xx

Caty said...

What a so so so gorgeous card Avril!! Love it !! the details and the border are magnifiques!! Really wonderful flowers and sweety girls. Congrats!
The posts before are all amazing, great art pieces!!
I wish you a very nice evening, big hugs, Caty

Mrs A. said...

You have created a beautiful vintage style frame here. Ok so two less in the bits box is better than none or two added to it! Hugs Mrs A.

Gibby Frogett said...

I had a good zoom in to look at the details close up - such pretty flowers - its really beautiful Avril.
You should be warmer next week I think as its suppose to be getting hotter. I did think oh when I heard that as we had it warm this week here and one night it was so hot we stayed downstairs until it cooled down - which was about 3am :(
have a lovely weekend.
Gill x