Tuesday, 8 July 2014

A rose for you

On Sunday, a friend and I trotted off to the ArtStamps Show at Newbury. I'd already been told it was a bit disappointing but we went anyway - and were both so glad we did! Yes, there were fewer stands but those that were there offered much of what we were looking for looking for - and of course more stuff I really had no idea I even needed in the first place :)

Amongst the haul were a couple of sheets of ready die cut decoupage that caught my eye, so yesterday I had a little play and made this card:

Coo, there's a funny yellow reflection on the bottom photo - no idea where that came from!

I used:

- 7" x 5" white card blank

- white card stock embossed using the Couture Creations 'Bon Jour' embossing folder - love how you can use this folder in portrait or landscape to have the plain panel up/down or across the centre

- a grey and silver single rose from one of those decoupage sheets, layered using thin sticky pads

- aubergine ribbon bow

- sentiment is LOTV from their 'Small General Greetings' set, stamped using Adirondack 'Purple Twilight'

- purple Josy Rose nail heads, one heart and two dots

That was just a quick play yesterday then I had to go running round doing various errands, today looks like being the same as well. I'll be playing catch up with the Playground ASAP (and of course a couple more prizes for the toy box happened to fall into my shopping haul on Sunday).

Di
x

20 comments:

  1. This grey rose is very elegant looking!

    Methinks you chose well at Newburyport. Glad you enjoyed the show. We had a visit to Newburyport and thought that canal cruise looked fun.

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  2. Gorgeous and oh so chic!
    Metal nail heads and hearts? In purple too - got to find out where you go those from! I heard that some companies could not make Newbury but it sounds like you had a lovely time anyways.
    Make sure you take rest the next few days or else you'll catch up before you get there! Karen xx

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  3. This is beautiful Di, love that folder, Cathy x

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  4. So glad you had a fun craft show with a friend. I'm blown away by this decoupaged rose. It is just stun-NING! (you know I like roses anyway!). The color is so sophisticated too, but all that dimension...oh my. Just wonderful. This will have to go to a VIP fer sure! TFS & Hugs too.

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  5. What a gorgeous decoupage rose Di and the grey looks fab with the mulberry accents and wonderful embossing xx

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  6. I was there on Sunday too - would have said "HI" if I'd seen you. I liked that you could move about easier than other years and there was more space too but I bet the exhibitors weren't happy about visitor numbers.

    Lovely (lovely) make from you today

    Kathyk

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  7. What a great find. I am glad you enjoyed the show. I always came away with far more than I went to buy, when I went to a show, so it's probably just as well I don't get to them any more. That's a beautiful embossing folder too. Kate x

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  8. Cor . . . that decoupage rose is SOOOOOO lush . . . I LOVE it. I peeked at this on my phone first thing and just had to come back and see it on big pooter screen!

    Absolutely GORGEOUS . . . and also, I have to thank you for making me think about using that EF folder landscape way round! You're the best.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  9. Decoupage was my first card making favorite and I love this rose and indeed the whole design! Great job Di!

    Hugs,
    Em x
    Creative Em

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  10. Such an elegant card Di. Love the embossing folder and the pop of colour xx

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  11. This Di is beautiful what a great find x

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  12. This is a stunning card Di, love it, fabulous rose and great embossing folder.

    Kath x

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  13. Hi Di,
    Love your stunning card and so glad you enjoyed your craft show.

    Great to pick up inspiration at craft shows and also to pick up much NEEDED things ;)

    Sorry that I haven't been in the playground for a while but someone stole last week!! xx

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  14. Wow! Stunning, Di.
    Your rose is gorgeous and I love the grey and purple combo - so elegant.
    Caroline xxx

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  15. What a lovely rose. Pleased you had a good time at the show and it is amazing what you can see that you didn't know you needed.

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  16. That is a glorious rose x

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  17. Bootiful. So wot else did yer buy without me to restrain you then? Missing our little jaunts out together. Hugs me.

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  18. This is lovely Di. How did I miss it?
    Hugs
    xx

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  19. Great mind! I have some of those roses :-)
    Lovely car Di & glad u enjoyed Newbury. I felt the same, more space & more time to browse, but felt sorry for the exhibitors
    Hugs
    Debs x

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