Thursday, 20 January 2011

Barbaric Practices to Paper

I got out the new paper packs again today and after sitting gazing at some of them, sighing over them and stroking them lovingly I steeled myself and tore a piece off the pad. Not content with this appalling act of vandalism, I then took the paper slicer and CUT IT............
In my defence, I decided that the scrummy design was far too beautiful to be covered with anything so instead I just matted it onto pale blue card, added a couple of organza ribbons in co-ordinating colours and a printed sentiment cut out with a nestie.
I don't know though whether I can bear to part with it, so may end up sending it to myself - lol
 Challenges -
Top Tip TuesdayAll Sentimental
Allsorts - Colour Challenge - Teal Blue and Brown (abd although the pic looks grey - it is brown!)
Crafts and Me - Monochrome
Pear Tree Designs - Free for all
Wild Orchid - Let's get Sentimental
Crafty Sentiments - Vintage

23 comments:

  1. Hello Viv. This is so beautiful, and you know, I wouldnt worry, because I do exactly the same as you do. Its such a shame to tear into these gorgeous papers. So at least you are not alone in doing this, haha. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xxx

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  2. That is pretty paper, Viv. I hope you have another piece to keep and stroke in the future.

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  3. Beautiful card, I love the papers. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

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  4. Stunning, love that double bow and what gorgeous paper. Buy 2 packs, 1 to stroke, 1 to use???

    Anne
    x

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  5. Its a beautiful card Viv, I know exactly how you feel using precious papers. xx

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  6. such a beautiful card Viv, the paper is beautiful and i love the double ribbon bow.
    Kevin xx

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  7. what a fab card, beautiful papers.xx

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  8. beautiful card viv.the paper is gorgeous and i love your elegant design :D

    xx coops xx

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  9. Lovely card the paper is lush...x

    Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs Kirsten...x

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  10. Love it! Thanks for joining us at PTD this week, Good luck

    hugs

    Katrina

    xxx

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  11. Beautiful design and colours Val (ex Flippinpest)

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  12. Beautiful card Viv.....have you done any more packing or are you still thinking about it lol

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  13. Yummy card and totally worth the sacrifice! LOL Thanks for playing with us this week at TTT! :)

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  14. Beautiful card, love the paper you've used....I must admit I don't like using my really pretty papers either, too pretty to chop lol. Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree designs this week and good luck xx

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  15. This is gorgeous and the colours are amazing together.

    Thanks for joining us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'All Sentimental' challenge :)

    Carol x

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  16. That is one of the classiest colour combos that I have seen. So out of this world! Love this card and don't blame you if you don't wanna part with it. DON'T - it is too good to go.

    xxx Monica

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  17. Forget to mention how nice the double ribbon looks.

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  18. Hi Viv

    This is the most beautiful paper stack I have ever bought .. .. I have been guilty of using mine though - thinking I would buy another.

    I agree the papers are just too good to hide.

    Love what you have done here.

    Love Jules xx

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  19. Love it!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday @ http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/ Please come back on Tuesday for another brilliant tip! :)

    Maggie

    xx

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  20. Hi there sister friend!! I haven't been by in a while and boy have I been missing out!!! Your creations are more spectacular than ever!! Wanted to drop you a line and let you know I was thinking of you!!
    Hugs, Leslie

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  21. What a beautiful card, I agree that you shouldn't cover such gorgeous paper up, wonderful bow :o)
    Thank you for your wonderful comment on my white on white card and I would be honoured for you to case it. Look forward to seeing it when it's done :o)
    Jackie xx

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