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Boz Towers, Essex, United Kingdom
I'm a Red Hat Society member with a love of crafting of all sorts. A very proud mum to four fabulous children and Nan to six gorgeous grandchildren. I started work as a milliner and now have an abiding love of scrapbooking and card making.

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Saturday 12 January 2013

Use Not Stroke - My New Year's Resolution

I am a bit of a hoarder of beautiful papers. I've made a New Year's Resolution to use them on various projects instead of leaving them in a box and hating myself for thinking about cutting into them.  Here's the first project using Graphic 45's A Ladies' Diary papers. I wonder if I have maybe gone over the top on this so please let me know.

I absolutely love these papers and I really had to have a steady nerve as I cut into them. Still, at least I've got some more.

To the beautiful artwork I've added a couple of Memory Box dies  and some lace leaves. Ribbon and buttons are from my ever expanding stash and the flowers are mostly Wild Orchid Crafts.  The gorgeous bit of sparkle is a stick  pin I purchased from Ebay. Tucked behind the main image is a sweet little 'postcard' stamp from Crafty Individuals, it's so pretty when coloured with inks and chalks.

I'd like to enter the following:-

Our Creative Corner - Shabby Chic Style

It's all about the Vintage - Lace Dream

Everybody Art Challenge - Challenge #128 Pastell Colours

Use It Tuesday - #47 Make It Sparkle 

Craft Your Passion Challenges -#144 Vintage/Shabby Chic

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog: Challenge #153 Vintage 

Simon Says Stamp & Show : Challenge - Embrace the Old


Unknown said...

Just beautiful!

Thanks for joining our Vintage Challenge at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

Janice said...

What a fab card. Love the vintage feel and your great design, so pretty. Thanks for playing with us at an OBAG, Jx

dragonllew said...

This is gorgeous love those papers
Jenny x

Michelle said...

Awesome your card. I love papers and think it is great to use them.
Thanks for joining us at CYP.
xxx Michelle

Cumbrianlass said...

No you have not gone over the top, I love your card just the way it is, but, I am biased as I love Vintage, and this is a perfect example of my favouite kind of card.

Thanks for joining in the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge and very good luck

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi me again, I have just nipped back to become a follower as I have just looked through your blog and you have some gorgeous creations on here, and I want to see more.

Scrappy Chick said...

Thanks for playing along at Use It Tuesday! I love all the layers and mixture of textures....and of course the sparkle!
Tracy DT

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Thank you, Janet. That's kind of you and I do hope to see you again.

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Beautiful indeed! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Vintage” Challenge! Happy 2013!!

Kath - Admin
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

Sandra said...

Love the papers! And in my personal opinion you definitely didn't go over the top! I think it's stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Highland Handmade said...

WOW that is absolutely stunning!! I seriously hope you stick to your new years resolution as you make absolutely beautiful cards xx

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Beautiful card that really does those papers justice xx

Stephanie U said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for cutting into those papers and playing along with us at UIT!

Gem said...

wow this is so beautiful, I am loving the vintage feel! I for one am glad you found the courage ti cut those papers up :) x

Sharon Wheet said...

Jennie, I don't think that you went over the top, and I totally understand your fear of cutting into a beautiful sheet of paper. I love how you added the smaller tidbits around your main image. Lace and flowers here and there really pull it all together.
Thank you for playing along with us @ OCC. However, we have a limit of challenges that can be combined with ours, and you excede that. But, I do love what you did!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Jennie how did I miss this! I love it! You have DEFINITELY NOT gone over the top, it is just perfect! Simply stunning! Thank you for your kind words on my Blog, yes I am thrilled to bits! Judy x

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love the vintage feel!
Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
Helen x