Sunday, 26 July 2009


Hellooooo!!!!! I managed to find some lovely crafty time to unwind!!!! Its brilliant having family to stay but am I the only one who finds it very wearing at times???? Its not that I don't love them to bits its just that I am not used to so many people around all the time iyswim.

So I have enjoyed doing this weeks challenge for SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. We are still making postcards and the theme this week is BOOKS!!! Bit of a tricky one I think.

One of my favourite reads is Gone With the Wind....totally un-PC I know but its a darn good read. I have always loved a book that is at least 2" to get my teeth into it then hahahahaha.

I found an image of the film poster on t'internet to use for this one. I stuck 2 different calligraphy papers onto the blue background & then overstamped with a TH diamond background stamp in Denim Blue DI. The stamp is an old real one....I hunted for a booky one & no joy so just used a colour matching one!!! Its amazing....its in old money hahahahahahaha
The scroll is in Denim Blue as well and doesn't look quite so pronounced irl. The other stamps are Paper Artsy I think.

Thank you all for taking a look at my postcard! I hope to find time to go around & look at yours too as they are always so inspring! HUGS XXX


Janice said...

Well done Karen, sneaking in a bit of crafting. Yes, I know what you mean about people staying with you, it's very nice, but you always feel like you are 'on duty'. Take care and enjoy the rest of your travels.

Traceyr said...

Frankly my dear I don't give a damn ..... about the stamp being in old money. It is a brilliant addition to a wonderful postcard.

Great take on the brief.


Anesha said...

Wonderful postcard! Love the layers. Anesha

Liszha said...

Just wonderful!

Kathy said...

Looks great Karen

Kaz said...

That's lovely Karen, well done on managing some sanity saving crafting.

Angelnorth said...

Nice postcard Karen, the poster looks great (especially as you obscured their faces - lol!) and I love the postcardy details and old money stamps!

tracy said...

thats really lovely karen,love the blues :)

lisa said...

Love your postcard Karen. That blue swirl is just beautiful.
Hope you find lots more nice crafting time.


Cheryl said...

oh love this i have just made one for this challenge too love cheryl xxxxx

Ang said...

Hi karen, you can blame me for this weeks theme !!
Great choice of book and I love you background. Thank you for joining us a again this week.

Dawn said...

Great postcard - love the flourish and gorgeous background - great idea with the wee stamp.

thanks for joining us this week


Karen your "Here" link doesn't seem to be working

June said...

Love this Karen its so beautiful and romantic :)
thanks so much for supporting my blogs my friend... you are lovely
hugs June x

Marjanne said...

I love this card, very romantic

Zoechaos said...

Sometimes you come across a piece that just makes you grin from ear to ear they are just so pleasing. This is one such love it and am enjoying it.