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).



  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.

  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

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

  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.

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

  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


  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

  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

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

    Em x
    Creative Em

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

  11. This Di is beautiful what a great find x

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

    Kath x

  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

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

  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.

  16. That is a glorious rose x

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

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

  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
    Debs x


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