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Sunday, 22 September 2013

A Quirky small world reminder - places all over the world (not small as in tiny things)

 I am pleased with this card, I used a Paper Pretties image called Merci Beaucoup, coloured it with Promarkers and cut it out with Spellbinders Nestabilities labels one, and then cut out mats with labels one and labels one scalloped.
As you can tell my card is about Paris, I have never been there but I would love to visit some day.
The papers were freebies, I think the pink one is My Mind's Eye, and the yellow background is from a stack called Spring Jubilee by Pink Paislee. I am impressed that this free gift with Cardmaking and Papercrafts magazine is actually a full stack, and there were several sheets of each design so that I could easily decorate the inside of the card to match. Please excuse the crease, it happened when I was applying DST with my ATG, whoops, hoping it won't matter. I used dark pink metallic card to mat the front of the card and matching paper for the inside. The card blank is a 6" x 6" Craft UK one, they are handily sitting on shelf right by the desk so I have tended to reach for them often and I know the size of mats too! I find the card blanks a little flimsy but once I have added some mats inside and out they are more sturdy.

The ribbons are from a Bev's Vintage bag I bought a while back, I think I bought two - they are so pretty. The bow is made using the Bowdabra also from Crafty Ribbons. The roses match the roses on the paper, and the Prima blooms with pearl centres also match the tree blooms on the paper. I wanted to add flowers in honour of our main sponsor for this challenge which is Samaflora!

Please hop on over to Quirky Crafts to see what the team has made, and to join in by midday next Saturday. Don't forget a Small World is about places around the world where that you have visited, where you live or would like to go! (It is not about little things but can be about both). You could win £15 of gorgeous hand made flowers from Samaflora, some digi images from Paper Pretties, or £5 worth of beautiful flowers from Samaflora - what are you waiting for!

I have entered the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbon Challenges - anything goes with ribbon closes 25th Sept.
I love Promarkers - anything goes - Wednesdays


  1. We all love Bev's bags!
    Thanks for playing along at Crafty Ribbons

  2. This is gorgeous! Thanks for joing us atolls Doodles.

  3. What a lovely card, love the matching inside.
    Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  4. wow what a fab card ,love the image and that ribbon is so pretty
    Thanks for joining us at the I ♥ ProMarkers challenge. and good luck


  5. You've put a lot of effort onto both the inside and out of this card, very pretty. Thank you for joining in with us at polkadoodles


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