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Sunday, 20 March 2011

Dusty, Powdery & Vintage


This week's Play Date Cafe Challenge has three wonderful vintage hues to play with. They are muted, dusty, powdery shades of red, red-violet & yellow-orange. They are toned down to almost becoming neutrals and therefore happily work in any combination.

It's been a busy old week, with bits of crafting thrown into the mix but until now, nothing to show and blog about. I did a demo at Craft Range on Wednesday evening, showing how to easily make paper flowers and decorate accordion books with them. And Saturday, I spent a few hours at a craft show in Harrogate. It's the busiest I've ever known it and getting around was a battle. However, I still managed to pick up a few crafty treats for myself. And a big thank you to Alison for the lift from the station. An unexpected and delightful surprise.

Today I'm off on a New52 experience in Manchester. I'm not going to say what it is just yet. You'll have to wait until the end of the month when I upload March's layout. Plus, now that the sun's gone in, we'll be strolling around the muddy countryside for a few hours.


10 comments:

Anne Jagger said...

Love your flowers and the way you have used your punches. Sorry I missed you yesterday - wasn't it busy? X

Michele Gross said...

Love those flowers! Have fun on your adventure!! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

alexa said...

Those little flowers are lovely ... Hope the mud wasn't too discouraging. Waiting eagerly for the end of March - not long to go!

Neet said...

Love your muted, powdery, dusty shades of red - and such gorgeous flowers. You certainly have the knack Paul.

Tracey said...

LOVE LOVE this Paul!!! You have nailed the Vintage fee...and those flowers are PERFECT!! Thanks for joining us AGAIN at The Play Date Cafe :)

Fiona said...

Beautiful muted colours Paul - lovely card! Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Michele said...

Gorgeous card - I love the colours! Didn't spot you on Saturday - did you leave before the lunchtime meet up? x

Paul said...

I didn't see you or Karen, Michele. Nor Anne, nor Elaine. Yes I left before the meet up. It was sooo busy. I'd bought the stash I came for, sat outside with a cake and then decided to totter back home. I wasn't into fighting to look at anything in the stalls. I would have liked to have browsed Mei Flowers but it was impossible. Besides, I'm off to the NEC on Thursday to meet a friend, so will have an opportunity then. Hope you had a good time and bought plenty of lovely stuff. Px

Jinny Newlin said...

Fantastic take on our color story! I love all your perfect, little details, especially those scrumptious flowers and all your punched edges! Thanks so much for playing along with us, this week, in The Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! Paul--this is simply GORGEOUS! I love your flowers--and those punches...OH! Just love love love your creations! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC!!!