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Friday, 27 January 2012

Colourful Beauty

I was lucky enough to win some images from Dezinaworld recently and have used this gorgeous one from the Colourful Beauties sheet to make this card.


I've printed the image onto parchment card and cut out leaving a border then matted onto pearlised brown paper which has been punched at the top and bottom. Backing is more parchment card which I've distressed with spun sugar, shabby shutters and walnut stain DI then matted onto the brown. I've done lots of distressing with my new distress tool but it doesn't show too well in the photo - perhaps I need to be more aggressive lol. The flourishes and corner are all Marianne Design dies. Border punch from Martha Stewart. Lace, feather, pins, pearls and ribbon rose are all from my stash. Ribbon is white seam binding which I dyed using shabby shutters DI.
Inside is decorated to match.


I love how this has turned out, just hope the recipient likes it as much!

Challenges entered:
Crafty Bloggers - distressing
Victorine Originals - anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - lace and pins
Paper Shelter Challenge - pearls and swirls
DYSU - ribbons
Totally Papercrafts - pearls and lace
Winter Wonderland - swirls and pearls

Carol x

27 comments:

  1. oh gosh Hun this is one brilliant card oh right up my street,really beautiful image and layout hugs Cherylxxxxxx

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  2. Beautiful card Carol, love Vintage, love the colours and love your spray of swirls, pearls and pins. Carolxx

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  3. Lovely use of the image. Really pretty card.

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  4. I love this, Carol. A fab image and such gorgeous embellies :)
    x

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  5. How beautiful!!! I love the vintage look of this card and the dies cuts and layout are fabulous.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  6. Beautiful vintage card Carol love all the flourishes too! Have a great weekend hugs Susan xx

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  7. I love anything vintage and this is fabulous, beautiful image and the bow pin and flower detail sets it off a treat, wonderful Thanks for poppin by. Hugs Lynne x

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  8. WOW - this is gorgeous. I love the vintage look and I love the embellishments you have used. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  9. Carol. thank you for the mention and i have added to follow your work. I love your blog and cant wait to see more. This card is stunning
    hugs June x

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  10. Lovely card! Thank you for entering the Rafty loggers Network Chalenge...good luck xx

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  11. It is absolutely brilliant Carol .. .. and if the recipient doesn't like it then there is something wrong with them!!

    I love the embellishment and dies you have used very much!!

    Stunning.

    Thanks for the comment about the conservatory .. .. I will stop thinking about it now as I have gone off it LOL!!

    Have a great weekend Carol.

    Love Jules xx

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  12. A stunning card Carol,love the image.Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week.xxx

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  13. This is gorgeous Carol & so elegant :)
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!
    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

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  14. A gorgeous creation, great use of the swirls and pearls, thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us at the Winter Wonderland this week
    Hugs Kate xx

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  15. Beautiful! A big thank you for sharing with us over at Crafty Sentiments this week for our lace & pins challenge!

    Big hugs Jo xxxx

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  16. Fabulous image love your colour choice to. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  17. What a beautiful card...love the whole Victorian theme. Thanks for playing along with us this week at DYSU.

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  18. Gorgeous Vintage card Carol:) Sandra H

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  19. Wonderful. Downright gorgeous.

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  20. What a fabulous vintage card - love the colors you used to pull this beauty together. Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

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  21. wowzers Carol! this is wonderful!! totally love it. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.
    Hugs
    Tracey M
    xx

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  22. Nicely done, thanks for playing our Pin challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks! WTG!

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  23. Oh my gosh what a wonderful creation and such a fabulous Swirls and pearls, the image is adorable,
    it just perfect for our challenge this week

    thank you so much for Joining us at Winter Wonderland this week, I do hope you will try to join us again next week,

    Have a lovely day,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x
    Winter Wonderland DT

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  24. Beautiful card - love that vintage image.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

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  25. Super beautiful vintage card. I love the pins you used. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

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  26. Gorgeous card, love those papers and great use of embellies
    Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts
    Anne x

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  27. Lovely card.
    Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Craft Your Days Away.

    Amanda

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Many thanks for taking the time to comment on my post. Constructive comments are always welcomed and appreciated on my creations. Carol x