And Now For Something Completely Different!

Last September I saw some card designs in a magazine and smiled to myself and turned the page.  As if I was ever going to make those! Just totally not my style.  Now, ten months later, I've flicked through the magazine again and realised that I actually have the papers and could make the card, (if I wanted to, if I didn't have anything better to do) so I decided to have a go yesterday, and here is the result:

I don't really do vintage or retro or anything like that,  but when you've got this in your hand, there's something wonderful about it.  I may have to make another one.  The papers are from a range by October Afternoon called The Thrift Shop.  They're very varied, but I've used a lot of them. It just goes to show you shouldn't ever throw anything away, or dismiss a project thinking that you'll never have a go at it (even the dreaded quilling, I suppose!)  I've cut all my articles out of the magazines and filed them as individual projects.  It's great for inspiration when I'm a bit stuck.
Have a great weekend everyone, and thanks for looking in today.


  1. Ooh! Jane this is so lovely. Love the fab papers and what a great idea to make a file for inspiration.

    Donna x

  2. gorgeous card jane.the vintage image and papers are stunning ;D

    xx coops xx

  3. Hi Jane, the papers you asked about are K & co. They were in a stack called floral from T K Maxx in the sale a while ago. BTW bought a binder today to start my file, gonna be chopping up my mags.

    Donna x

  4. Very, very clever. Yes, a departure from your usual style but your artistic touch really shines through.


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