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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Dance, Dance, Dance

Thought I would try something different this week and go back to where I started paper crafting many years ago - decoupage - it still holds a place in my heart.  However with all the different crafts there are out there you just have to try everything.

I recently purchased the new Paintbox Poppets CD, decoupage and stamps from Crafters Companion and I haven't been let down.  The images are beautiful and I loved working with the decoupage.

I made the base card using Grand Labels 4, drawing round the outside of the die 3 times.  Once cut this formed 3 easels, distressed with milled lavender.  The toppers were then cut from labels 4 again and distressed with milled lavender. I then decoupaged up these lovely ballet images and die cut the base topper to fit onto the easels.  These were also distressed with milled lavender and dusky concord.

I covered the base with paper I printed from the CD and die cut from labels 4.  To try and carry on the theme of ballet I placed some lace I found in my stash.  On top of this I used the remainder of the printed paper backed with a little bit of core'dinations.  I used a new little gadget 'Sew Ribbon' from We R Memory Keepers (with magnetic template, ribbon punch and ribbon needles), I then threaded some ribbon through.  I found some little roses in my stash and distressed them before placing them onto the base.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Three in a Row
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
ABC-challenge - Lavender and Lace
Paper Pretties - New Technique
The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Distressing
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Bling it on Challenges - Birthday with Shades of Lilacs

As always thanks for stopping by.
Hugs xx


  1. Beautiful Maria, gorgeous images....fabulous card.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  2. Beautiful cards, lovely detailed work. thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour Challenge, good luck. cheers Sue N x

  3. Hi Maria,
    This is just Absolutely Gorgeous!!! So very pretty and delicate, love the images, the dps, the colour scheme is just beautiful. Love the layout. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  4. hi love the card and the colours beautiful xx

  5. Impressive Maria - you had to get the lavender in this time!! The images look amazing!

  6. Hi Maria, such pretty images and a beautiful card. Love the shape of the card as well.

    Thanks for joining in with us at Divas by Design this week.


  7. This is a beautiful card Maria love the images.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comment. A big welcome for joining my followers.
    Margaret M

  8. don't you just hopping around from MIM, love this creation so very pretty and great styling
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps welcome to my little land of blog :)

  9. Hi Maria,
    Well what can I say - this is stunning not only are the images so pretty I love the way that you have used the spellbinders to make the triple easel. Thankyou so much for entering the Allsorts Challenge this week - this is definately one of my favs. Jo xx

  10. Guessed this must be yours when I looked at the top 5 it stands out from the others for all the right reasons. So clever to make a triple easel card and dare I say 'proper' 3D decoupage! XOXO Zoe

  11. beautiful and sooo very pretty
    thank you for joining us at
    that craft place
    erin xxx

  12. Hi Maria, Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comments.
    Just had a browse through your blog, you too have some lovely creations.
    Thanks for becomming a follower, and I am now following you!
    Avril xx

  13. oh this is really pretty! Thanks for joining in at the Poodles Parlour this week
    Tammy DT

  14. Fabulous work sweetie thanks for sharing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

  15. So gorgeous hun...and thanks for joining us at Divas too..

    big hugs Vicky xx

  16. These are beautiful. Thanks for playing along with ABC's L is Lavender challenge.


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