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Saturday, 5 January 2019

Vintage Love

Hello and Happy New Year, I hope you had a lovely festive break, but if you're like me, I'm looking forward to getting back to normal.  I've now made an attempt to restore order to my craft room after  the mess I left it in before Christmas, well, enough of an attempt to give me space to make a much needed card.

I'm really going to make the effort to use neglected stamps and all the bits and pieces stored away in boxes, so for starters I found this Kaisercraft stamp 'Botanical' which has only been used once or twice.  I've coloured it with distress markers and layered with book paper and bits of ephemera. keeping the tones neutral for a vintage look.

I am entering this at
   Watercooler Challenges - Feminine Anything Goes
  Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes

Well, that's  a start to 2019, let's hope it's a creative one.
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx


Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A beautiful card Avril and I love the Vintage feel of it. It's such a beautiful stamp that you've used. I, like you, have been having a bit of a sort out in my craft room and feeling quite guilty about the amount of stamps that have hardly ever been used, or not used at all, so my plan is to try and use some of them when I can. Many congratulations on your Stamping Sensations win, your card was fabulous. Happy New Year, Sandra x

Janette said...

Happy New year to you to Avril, what a beautiful creation to kick the year off with, gorgeous...I have also made a promise to myself to use more of what I have...hmmmm....watch this space..haha..xx

Joan said...

Lots of lovely layers Avril and a pretty stamp( I have that one too hardly used). I'm on a mission to use up some of my stash too, don't intend buying any new stamps for the foreseeable future .


Sheryl said...

Hi Avril wow love your card it is amazing,well done my friend,hope you have a lovely day xx

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous mixed media layered card Avril. It looks a lovely stamp to use for this style of card.
Yvonne xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Happy New Year Avril, what a beautiful created card. Now that's the way to start the new year, very pretty in design. I'm hoping to get through some of my scrap stash and unused stamps. Time will tell and we crafters live in hope of condensing it all down if only to make room for more hee hee!!
Hugs Tracey xx

froebelsternchen said...

Such a beautiful vintage look - simply gorgeous! I love this perfect layering! Yes using up scraps and using my neglected stamps is my goal for the next time as well! But if something interesting comes in the way I will for sure change my mind quickly...lol!
Happy New Year Avril!


Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what an amazing vintage card! The layers of papers and stamping is beautiful - I love it 😁. All the best for 2019 and wishing you a happy weekend too! J 😊 x

butterfly said...

Absolutely charming vintage florals, and I love the layered papers. I have that stamp tucked away somewhere too... I think your resolution to ink up long-neglected rubber is an excellent one! Happy New Year!
Alison x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh so beautiful this looks...love the vintage feel
Dr Sonia

Mia said...

What a stunning card, Avril. It is such a great inspiration. I love the design and the beautiful vintage images mixed together. Happy New Year, my friend.

Lisa said...

Happy New Year, Avril!! I hope 2019 is a fabulous one for you!! This is so stunning!! I love the vintage look and the layering!! It's so gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Sandy said...

Wonderful placement - I love all the texture specifically the bow!!
Sandy xx

Linda said...

Happy New Year Avril.
This is gorgeous .... I love all the different layers and the vintage look xx

Helen said...

Your card is just gorgeous Avril! You certainly achieved a lovely vintage look with your selection of papers, colours and layers! Even the design looks reminiscent of a find in an old box or drawer! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday this week!

Donna Scholz said...

Your vintage card is beautiful, Avril! What a great way to start the new year - making your card from bits and pieces from your stash of wonderful possibilities! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge! -Donna

Judith said...

Happy new year Avril - I agree it's nice to get back to normal (whatever that is!) - ooo i just love this, a look that i often find hard to attain but you have doe t fabulously xx

Heidi Weaver said...

A stunning vintage card, Avril. Kudos for giving the stamps which need some love a go as you enter the new year. I love the botanical images and, of course, the wonderful colours. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

chrissie said...

Wonderful ideas on this project Avril and a great idea to use some forgotten stamps and give them a new life.

Have a great day and a good year ahead

Love Chrissie xx

Pia S said...

Great assembly of vintage looking papers and the ribbon fits right in, I like how it looks a bit ‘untidy’ , it’s perfect this way.

pearshapedcrafting said...

This really is such a beautiful card! I am avoiding going through my stamps, I know I need to sort them out but keep finding something else instead! Hugs, Chrisx