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Sunday, 23 May 2010

Quixotic Paperie Challenge

Blimey! I'm back again! At least this time I have something to show. I've not had much time this week to make anything as we're in the process of having our bedroom done. So hubby has been ripping out the old wardrobes and cupboards.
To say that we're in a bit of a mess is an understatement! There's boxes of stuff just about everywhere, but 2 more weeks to go and we should be back to some sort of normality.
There are a few reasons why I started a blog, a fair bit of nagging off certain friends being one! But also, I get stuck in a rut, using the same few layouts and I needed to get out of my comfort zone and try different things.
So when I saw this weeks challenge at Quixotic Paperie I nearly fainted! This is so far out of my comfort zone that I wasn't sure whether or not to even attempt this one.
But now I've made the card, I actually rather like it!
List of Goodies:
DP is the new Basic Grey Cappella, Sentiment stamp is from Paper Makeup, both of which I bought from Elaine at Quixotic Paperie. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, little angel charm from Ebay.
Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave.
Elaine xx

27 comments:

  1. Great card Elaine, I love the vintage feel. I would also like to say thank you to the friends who persuaded you to start a blog. :-) xx

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  2. A beautiful card Elaine, I love your colour combo and the stamped sentiment is just lovely. Have a lovely rest of Sunday x

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  3. Hi Elaine,
    Yes, this is different for you, but gorgeous all the same. Sometimes it's nice to get out of our comfort zone as you never know just what you can achieve if you don't try.There'll be no stopping you now- and like me, you will want to try everything LOL!!
    Hugs,
    Trish x

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  4. Stunning card, love the papers/colours and the sentiment is wonderful.

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  5. Well Elaine I think youve done a brilliant job on your card it looks absolutely stunning. Well done, and good luck with the bedroom Im just starting to give ours a new colour and its a problem of planning it around other things and the heat. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

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  6. Stunning Elaine! I love the sentiment and your inking is sooooo good. I need to practise more :) Love the layout and gorgeous roses! It is great to try something new! Thanks for joining us at QP this week :)

    Hugs Judy xx

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  7. Hi Elaine,
    beautiful card and such a lovely sentiment x
    good luck with the bedroom x
    hope you are enjoying the sunshine
    Suzie qx

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  8. Elaine your card is beautiful, I love the sentiment and the colours you've used, we'd never know this was out of your comfort zone, it's just perfect
    hugs Mandy xx

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  9. Beautiful card! Love the sentiment!

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  10. Gorgeous sentiment Elaine. I love the colours you have used - it looks vintage!
    Love,
    Kerry xx

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  11. Oh my goodness...this is wonderful! If it was out of your comfort range I would have never guessed as it came out gorgeous!!!

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  12. This is so pretty and elegant, I love it!
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  13. Oh Elaine - I love the sentiment stamp you've used! Gorgeous papers and lovely layout you've used for QP! Beautiful colour combo too! I can't believe you were out of your comfort zone here - you've done a brilliant job and had you not mentioned it, I'd of thought you did these kinds of cards regularly! They say we are our own worst critics, but this is simply beautiful!!

    Hugs

    Kimmi x

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  14. I'ts a gorgeous card Elaine, love the new BG papers, the layout and the flowers. Well done for coming out of your comfort zone......it was worth it.
    hugs
    Donna xx

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  15. Beautiful card Elaine...Love the sentiment. My Dear I don't think your out of your Element at All....Looks like your just fitting right into a new one! Fantastic Job!
    Cynde

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  16. I love this.... what a beautiful quote on an elegant card!
    Hugs
    Kim
    x

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  17. Hi Elaine
    lovely card, the sentiment is beautiful, love the papers, in fact it all fits together beautifully, well done.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  18. Brilliant job with the card. Beautiful sentiment
    Hugs
    Suzanne x

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  19. It's absolutely stunning!!! That sentiment is
    Beautiful!!! Lovely card!

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  20. Good morning Elaine, hope your bedroom is coming along nicely. Wow what a fabulous card, looks very grown up and very classy, I really love the colours and the sentiment you've used here. Hugs Linda x

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  21. Hey Elaine, fab card, great challenge alright and you've done it brilliantly. This is how I found out how to do black hair but I have promarkers not copics just kinda matched up the colours best I could.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvZq8A0ivtU&feature=player_embedded

    Enjoy,
    Jenny T.

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  22. Hi Elaine,
    your card is so amazing and the colours are so wonderful. I love the stamped sentiment and the paper is a dream!
    Have a wonderful tuesday evenig
    hugs
    Alma

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  23. Beautiful card with a lovely sentiment.

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  24. That is so beautiful! Just love the shading on the sentiment! Perfect :) Kim

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  25. Elaine this is a fabulous card, very elegant. that sentiment is wonderful.
    Hugz Rach xxx

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  26. This sentiment is so true & I love all that you have done - just so classic & different.
    Paula (PEP)
    http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

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