Monday, 13 May 2013

The view from my window...

... today is this:


There is a lovely crab apple tree just outside our bedroom window, and I don't think it's ever flowered quite as profusely as this year. It was this that I thought of when I read that this week's challenge at CD Sundays is Ornate Blossom. And I knew just where I would find a suitable design - Joanna Sheen's "Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady" CD.

For a while now I've been in the mood to make what I think of as an "old fashioned" card, not a fashionable vintage or retro one, but one in a style that was popular when I first took up papercrafting, with lots of peel-off borders and corners, layering and ribbon, and I thought this design set would lend itself well to it. And of course being Joanna Sheen, there's a co-ordinating insert to finish the card off.


10 comments:

  1. You were right Jane, that design has made a really beautiful "old fashioned" card. I knew exactly what you meant in your description.
    I hope you have photographed that beautiful crab apple tree - it is gorgeous.
    Gloria x
    GDT for May @ CD Sunday

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  2. A beautiful card Jane and your design certainly is back to 'an old fashioned card' I have so many peels but don't use them very much. I love the image and your matching insert is super. What a lovely view from your bedroom window, hope you have taken a photo.
    Thanks for joining us this week at CD Sunday.
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  3. Very pretty card and love your real blossoms too. Marina

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  4. It's a beautiful card Jane - a lovely image and great design.
    Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
    Beryl xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  5. Love those corner peel offs Jane. They look fabulous and so 'retro'.
    Thanks for joining in with us at Cd Sunday. Looking forward to meeting you next week.
    Carol x
    CD Sunday DT

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  6. Lovely blossom on the tree and on your card Jane. You got to love those peel offs, I think I have some of those corners in a box somewhere. They still look good on a card. Thanks for joining in at CD Sunday this week.

    Sue T x
    CD Sunday DT
    Looking forward to getting together next week.

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  7. peel offs where one of the first things i got when i started with cards and i still use them , your card is pretty and well laid out. Thanks for joining us this week.
    sue-b xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  8. A really pretty card and nice to see some peel offs making a guest appearance!
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

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  9. Lovely card, very elegant, thanks for sharing at CD Sunday x

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