Paper Craft Sale

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August 12, 2009


If you're the same age as me or older you probably have a mental picture of Dusty Bin in your head after my post title! It actually refers to the challenge at Stamptacular this week to use 3 brads, 2 patterned papers and 1 flower.

K&Co stamps, Pink Petticoat papers, papermania brads

I really like this one although I admit I seem to be doing a good line in monochrome cards after stating a while back that I found them really difficult. Eat my own words and all....

The stamped flower and sentiment are by K&Co, the papers are from Pink Petticoat and the brads are by Papermania. I saw a similar sketch on a challenge somewhere that I missed and this gave me some influence on the layout. Sorry I can't remember where I saw it.

Me and Mum went out this morning in the pouring rain to the shops with the double buggy, bit of an experience for me getting the boys ready together and into the car, bit of a test run for when I'm on my own. Friday is my first day solo with no help!! Mum goes back to Spain tomorrow afternoon.

Right, off to pop my feet up whilst I still can



  1. Beautiful black and white card Victoria, it is so elegant. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

    Liza x

  2. wow hun very elegant, looks like a canvas you'd buy from the range!! Gorgeous x

  3. Loving the monochrome card!

    You're brave taking a double buggy shopping in the rain, I used to stuggle with a single buggy in the sunshine??!!!

    Hugs Lol xxx

  4. Super stunning card Victoria and such a beautiful choice of papers to go with your image! I hope you enjoy the rest of the time you have with your Mum :) Donna x

  5. Lovely card Victoria, I really love black & white. I didn't brave the rain with Daisy last week... well done you for going out in it with both boys!

  6. Such an elegant card very striking.
    Paula xxxx

  7. What gorgous and elegant card! Love the b and w together and how you've kept the image uncolored, it goes perfectly with the rest.

    Thanks for joining us at SSC this week!

    Hugs, Line

  8. So beautiful and elegant!!!

    Saskia :)

  9. This is really beautiful! I love the elegant simplicity of it. Thanks for joining in our challenge at SSC this week:)

  10. Hi Victoria,

    I LOVE this card! Black and white is my favorite color combination when making a card! FABULOUS job on this week's challenge!

    Thanks for playing along with us this week at Stamptacular! I hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!


  11. What a beautiful card, love your monochromatic scheme!

    I'm so glad you joined us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!


  12. What a gorgeous card Victoria, I really love monochrome, stunning!
    Keryn x

  13. Gorgeous card Victoria, I totally agree with you about the 3-2-1, when I first saw this on our DT list the first thing that came to mind was Dusty

    Thanks for joining us this week at SSC.

    Joanne x

  14. What a great card.

    Thanks for joining us at SSC

    Janneke X

  15. So pretty! Love the simple elegance of the black and white! Great job!
    Thanks so much for joining us at SSC this week! See you again soon!


  16. This is a really classy card! Nicely done!


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