Friday, 18 September 2015

Winning papers

I was lucky enough to win some gorgeous papers from a new, to me, company called Craft Consortium. They arrived yesterday and I was so blown away by them that rather than the Christmas cards I had planned to make I made 2 birthday cards with them and wanted to share these gorgeous papers with you.

The pad is called Gypsy, Gypsy and consists of big 12" by 12" papers. They are such a gorgeous texture that I had to have a stroke before I cut into them. Does any one else hate cutting into lovely papers...funny isn't it.

I made 2 cards, I will share the second one another time. For the first one I was inspired by this gorgeous sheet which reminded me of Victorian scraps.

I cut out the lovely image and some of the flowers surrounding it.
I also used this lovely roses sheet from the pad for my backing paper and cut a piece to fit my card. I decided to make a very vintage looking card and even used a Kraft card blank to add to the feel. I distressed the edges too

I mounted it on a Spellbinders frame and even the paper in the frame is the reverse of one of the sheets in the pad. I added some Lili of the Valley stamped tags and sentiment and a snippet of ribbon.The rose frame around the sentiment is Wild Rose studios. There are also couple of gems to give some sparkle.

So this is what I made......lucky me winning such lovely papers.

Here are some close ups

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Pixie's snippets playground 194 I have used snippets of card to make my vintage stamped tags and a snippet of ribbon too.
Creative Inspirations Your favourite occasion mine is birthday
Crafting from the heart anything goes
Artistic Inspirations anything goes/twist of magic
Simon Says stamp Wednesday die crazy
That's Crafty lovely leaves
Deep Ocean Shabby chic
Crafty Friends B is for for me it is for Birthday
ABC R is for recipe mine is the first vertical line; pink, ribbon ,rhinestones

We have Daisy staying. Bless her, I have had such fun this afternoon after work. She had her bath at 6.30pm and then into her travel cot at 7pm and is fast asleep, such an angel. I won't linger for long here as my Hb and I plan an early night ready for our little sweetheart to be awake and bouncing at 7am!

Thanks for visiting me and enjoy your weekend, we certainly will...the conker hunt awaits tomorrow.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. So pleased to hear you loved the papers Jane. You must check out their other paper pad called Bloom Beautiful it's amazing. I adore every sheet in it. Your card is so pretty and beautifully arranged. Have a wonderful time with your precious little Daisy and your conker hunt.
    Julie xx

  2. Wow, amazing papers and the card you made looks like a winner to me. I hope we get to see some fun Daisy pix soon! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. Oooer, Jane, those really care stunning papers indeedy! LOVE your card, beautifully thought out and made.

    Never heard of those papers before - and I do agree that there's a real look of Victorian scraps there. I know it was a little before our time but we did still have them when I was a kid - used to keep them carefully layered in a tin and play swops at break times at school! Then moved onto scraps of material - my most prized was a deep red square of velvet :) Memories!


    Di xx

  4. They do look like gorgeous papers and you have made such a beautiful card from a small piece.

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx

  5. Beautiful! I love the paper and what you did with them. I'll also admit to a little jealousy looking at your garden photos. My garden hasn't done nearly as well this year. Enjoy your harvest!

  6. It's gorgeous Jane!
    Love the dimension you've given the papers
    Thank You~

  7. What a pretty vintage themed card you've created this week, Jane! I can almost smell the fragrant roses all the way over here in CA. Hope you had a nice rest and are ready for fun with little Daisy this weekend! :o)

  8. Jane, this is a beautiful card. Those papers are wonderful and your card design looks amazing with all the pretty layers and details. Thank you for joining us this week at Creative Inspirations.

  9. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Louise x

  10. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Crafting from the Heart.

    Helen x

  11. I agree, gorgeous papers and your cards made wonderful use from 'em. The recipients of these will be so stoked and will cherish the card. Wowzers! I too have to stroke some papers and don't want to cut into them. lol! TFS! ~Niki

  12. hello Jane! so beautiful, luv the details and all of those gorgeous flowers! o glad you played along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  13. Nice papers you won,You made a nice card with it!
    Thanks for joinging in our B is for... challenge over at Crafty friends.
    Linda DTCF

  14. You're right the papers are gorgeous, love the vintage picture you've used and all the extra embellishments - beautiful. Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge and good luck
    Andrea x

  15. Beautiful card with gorgeous papers!
    Thanks for sharing and joining us at ABC Challenge!
    Hugs Annette


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