Sunday, 4 November 2012

A BIT of RETRO @ IT'S CRAFTING TIME


...a life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing...
- George Bernard Shaw -
 
 
...hello everyone I turst your well rested and looking forward to the week ahead...over at It's Carfting Time we have a little bit of Retro going on and today I'm sharing with you a card made with Retro colours & papers...




...I loVe the gorgeous colours of candy pink & blue and luckily I had some retro papers in my stash  with these very colours...


...these yummy base papers are by Basic Grey & My Minds Eye, the textured picture frame is cut from a Sizzix Die...

 
...this gorgeous layered flower is the new Poinsettia die from Tim Holtz...

 
...I used two layers for this flower and secured it with a stunning faux diamond earring...
 
 
...this butterfly was given a smidge of rock candy...


...lots of layers...


...loVe the colourway of this candy stripe bakers twine, perfect for holding the idea-ology name plate in place...


...It's Crafting Time has all your crafting needs just a click away at their on-line store here  http://itscraftingtime.blogspot.co.uk/  ...
...thank you for stopping by today...
xxx

37 comments:

  1. Wow, Mel - that's just stunning! The layers are gorgeous, and I'm even buying into the baby blues and pinks... and your poinsettia looks completely amazing. It looks like it's made of very fine wood shavings - just glorious!! Have a great week.
    Alison x

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  2. Hi Mel, this is gorgeous, from the amazing poinsettia with the equally amazing earring to the beautiful blue frame and that lovely Harlequin die, I love it all, it's totally gorgeous. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  3. I love the colours Mel and those leaves are amazing.
    Lynn x

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  4. Gorgeous Mel, and I love the way that faux diamond ear ring just sparkles! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  5. Wow this is just gorgeous,love all your details.xxx

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  6. This is fabulous, love the eyelets on the frame

    Sam xxx

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  7. This is stunning! That poinsettia looks like it is made from thin, thin balsa wood! Almost like you shaved a piece of balsa wood with a potatoe peeler!!! The earing made me smile and the use of the aqua and pink is perfect!!!

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  8. Oh wow your card is fabulous, loving the whole design and the flower is gorgeous. xx

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  9. Such a fantastic card with wonderful layers.

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  10. Beautiful. I love that flower its stunning. Really like the frame as well. Xx

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  11. Beautiful card Mel, Fantastic colours & layers... the flower is Fabulous it looks like wood... AmAzing... Love it all... Hugs May x x x

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  12. Wow Mel this is unbelievable.
    So beautiful card. Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow !!!
    xoxo

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  13. That flower is incredible...and ilove all the wonderful layers and textures you have created , the wire work on your butterfly is beautiful and I LOVE that flower, so gorgeous!! Another wonderful make Mel! Love trace x

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  14. OHHHHH YEAH Mel this is another LOVELEY Mel creation.
    This is soooooooo stunning!!!!!
    Love that flower so much...
    GREAT work from a GREAT artist.
    Greetz Patricia

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  15. Fantastic work on all of this. Love the flower and the butterfly they look real.

    Best wishes Chrissie xx

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  16. Gorgeous make Mel...loving the colour combo...and the little addition of bling to your lovely flower :)

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  17. Wow Mel those colours are just fantastic! What a gorgeous card and the flower is just fabulous. Fantastically artsy but still very christmassy.

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  18. Oh wow, Mel. This is a stunner. I think I NEED that poinsettia die, it's gorgeous.
    Hugs Lisax

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  19. Hey Mel! Your card is gorgeous which is no surprise to me -- love the design work you have done. I am so excited about that Tim Holtz Poinsettia. LOL - that looks like a real diamond which your card is of course. Can't wait to get my die in the mail!
    Sandy

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  20. Fandabbilicious!! Beautiful creation as usual. The flower is my favourite part of this one :0) Mo x

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  21. Beautiful layering Mel, love the colours & sparkle! xx

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  22. So beautiful!!! I love the butterfly and all the layers! The earring is just gorgeous!

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  23. Mel, this is absolutely stunning, the layering this are just amazing, thank you so much for sharing, hope you have a wonderful day. Karen xxx

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  24. That poinsettia is an absolute triumph and deserves a diamond of its own. Superb dimensional creation Mel. Hugs, Buttons x

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  25. Oh Mel .. .. how gorgeous is this?

    It is absolutely stunning!

    Love the colour combo and your TH die has made a fantastic flower!

    Love Jules xx

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  26. This looks fantastic Mel and love how you have done the flower - really effective looking
    x catherine

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  27. I am so glad I had time to stop by and see the things you have been making. You are rocking the Holtz !! Love your tags and wreath too. Keep smiling and creating.

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  28. Absolutely gorgeous, Mel and isn't that Tattered Poinsettia just to die for? I think many of my cards will feature that this year!
    Hope you are well... xx

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  29. Oh Mel this is so gorgeous! I love how your made the tattered poinsettia look autumnal and so good for it to have more crafting mileage. Gorgeous colours and a gorgeous design too.

    Hope you're well and catch up with you very soon. Big hugs, Chris xx

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  30. Simply beautiful Mel, this is wonderful. Love all the elements especially that poinsettia. Michelle x

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  31. That is one gorgeous card - the flower is exquisite and what a fab idea using an earring - I'm now off to raid my jewellery box for craft bits!!!

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  32. Another stunner Mel. The flower petals look like very fine wood veneer. I love your non-traditional Christmas colours. The butterfly is wonderful with the little touch of rock candy.
    Juliaxx

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  33. Oooooh, really GORGEOUS card Mel! Love the Sizzix die (which I bought last week), love the blue and brown colour combination you used, great name plate, butterfly and frame, love it!
    Greetings, Yvon xxx

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  34. beautiful the leaves look like they laid in a frosty night.

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...thankyou so much for taking the time to drop by my blog...I hope you like what you see...warm wishes...Mel :)