Thursday, 12 January 2012

First one

One of my promises this year was to use up at least a tiny amount of the paper I buy and hoard 'cos it's 'too nice to use'.  We buy the stuff because we like it then  put it away and don't use it, and some are even known to take it from the drawer every now and then and stroke it!
So - I used some of this before Christmas when I made a music themed Gothic Arch for a swap and was determined that the rest of the sheets (couldn't afford to buy the whole book so just bought four sheets!!), were going to be used up now that I had steeled myself to cut into them.
Be warned now - this will not be the only card made with this paper!

Yummy Graphic 45 Curtain Call papers stitched onto cream and black cardstock then mounted onto cream base card.
I cut out a piece showing some dancing ladies and stitched this onto the same card base combo.
Used Versamark Ink in Black for the Eiffel Tower and Dove Grey for the postage stamp and stitched again.
The lace is from my stash. I made a paper flower and stitched a button centre.
The Moulin Rouge ticket is from the same paper and I used a strip to co-ordinate the inside. I will probably add a cream square to the inside to make writing a greeting a bit easier! 

Challenges -
MAWTT - Spots and/or Stripes
My Mum's Craft Shop - Girls
The Pixie Cottage - Stitching
Incy Wincy - Vintage
Truly Madly Crafty - Anything Goes
Anything Goes - Anything Goes
PaperPlay - In Stitches
The Poodle Parlour - Button Up

Thanks for visiting - hope the sun is shining where you are! x


  1. Happy New Year Viv! Great card and great resolution. I have some of this paper but I dont think you've persuaded me to use it!

  2. I can see why you held on to these papers they are gorgeous, Your card is stunning I love it!
    Kevin xx

  3. Wow! this is stunning Viv! So many gorgeous details. Love the spots theme - it works so well with the Moulin Rouge theme!
    Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck in the Challenge!
    Hugs Sue xx

  4. A great card Viv, I think you've been very brave to use this paper!!

  5. Wow stunning card, gorgeous papers no wonder you wanted to save them, thanks for sharing with us at paper play, hugs Liz xx

  6. Fabulous card Viv, great papers. I haven't bought any papers for about 2 years now and I will not until my stocks have been significantly reduced :o)
    Jackie xx

  7. wow this is stunning viv.the papers and colours are gorgeous and i love the details :D

    xx coops xx

  8. Gorgeous elegant card, love the spots! Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

  9. My oh my Viv This is SPECTACULAR!!! I see why you love this paper :) Gorgeous and the detail here is beyond wonderful!!! Excellent creation!!! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!!!

  10. Stuning card I love the black and taupe polka dots colour combo. Great LO. Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes

  11. FANTASTIC!!!!!
    You've done those papers proud ;o)

  12. Just lovely! Thank you for playing along at Incy Wincy Designs this week xx

  13. Very classy, love this, thanks for sharing with us at MMCS challenge, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

  14. Wonder card, love it, the papers are fabulous too. Thanks for joining us over at Anything Goes this fortnight. Lynne x

  15. Hello! What a wonderful card. Love your images. Beautifully designed! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pixie Cottage!

  16. Many thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week with our Spots and Stripes and good luck with the challenge.
    I some blogaversary candies on offer on my blog.
    I'm sorry I'm not too well and this comment has been copied and pasted.
    Hugs Laurie x


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