Thursday, 28 July 2016

As You Like It Challenge #85 Favourite Papers and WHY

Hi Crafters,

Wow we are nearly at the end of July, this month has flown yet again - scary stuff.

I'm here today to share my DT card for the new challenge at As You Like It.
You'll love this one as it will give you an opportunity to get out your favourite papers and make something fabulous.
We'd love you to tell us in your post WHY you feel these are your favourite papers please.

My ultimate favourite paper company is Graphic 45. The superb quality and beautiful patterns along with so many lovely elements within the designs are what makes them appealing to me. I love that you can fussy cut tags and toppers, flowers and tiny embellishments from the papers and their colours and patterns coordinate so well too.
However, I avoid using them too often because I can't bring myself to cut in to them! They are kept in my 'strokable' pile :)  But I have made a special exception today. 

Papers - Graphic 45 - A Ladies Diary Paper Pad
Pearl Trim

All the elements were cut from the papers and with the addition of some lace and pearl trim my card was finished.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Aud Sentiments - #160 ATG + Sentiment
Bunny Zoe's - Summer Florals
Crafty Girlz - #17 ATG

So get out your favourite papers and join in!
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and they are offering a £10 voucher for their shop to the lucky winner.



Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow what a fabulous card, really gorgeous use of the papers and elements

meg said...

Stunning card Lorraine beautiful papers and design, love the addition of the lace and pearls

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Smashing card Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges good luck Ginny DT for
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Diane said...

Fabulous Lorraine , love your design !! I would have a hard time chooing my favourite papers....

hugs Diane xx

Desire Fourie said...

Wow Lorraine, this is so beautifully vintage. Adore the tall shape of the creation and the lace trimming is the perfect finishing touch.
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Elaine Stark said...

Sheer elegance Lorraine. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Elaine Stark said...

I too have papersI don't like to cut, but when you do it is something special. Elaine

Linda Levoir said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine! I have to admit to only just purchasing some G45 papers, though I've been drooling over so many of their collections for years, mostly because I wasn't sure I'd be able to bring myself to actually cut into them lol! :) xx

Kat W said...

Mmmmm, those papers are so scrummy and bring such a gorgeous vintage feel to your card, which you have added to perfectly with the pretty lace and pearls. That must have taken some patience to cut all the elements from the papers but looks fabulous, and adds a lovely dimension to your design :-)
Can you believe I don't own any G45 papers?! To be fair, I don't need another paper brand addiction - lol!
Big hugs, Kat xx

Deb Bradley said...

Beautiful card,can alway recognise graphic 45 beautiful papers xx

dutchess said...

Stunning Lorraine but how you could use your precious graphic 45 papers....they are so wonderful I just stroke them....I am okay with the Christmas stuff as I buy 2 pads right from the get go......xxxx

Gina Knott said...

This is such a stunning vintage card! I love all the gorgeous elements and fabulous design.
Gina xx

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine, I love Graphic 45 papers as well, you can create a complete card just using the papers and you know how much I love to fussy cut.

rachel said...

gorgeous - this is really lovely Lorraine xx

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Lorraine, love it
Lorraine x

crafty-stamper said...

WOW stunning card Lorraine gorgeous image and papers and love the pearl and lace trim-I love Graphic 45 too but hate using them lol
Carol x

Carol S. said...

OMG! You are so brave, cutting into these gorgeous papers!! But the result is stunning, which must make you feel better! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Karen said...

Oh Lorraine, this is stunning! It is obvious it is your favorite company... your project radiates pure happiness and joy. The elegance is astounding and I adore your use of the papers. Exquisite work, my friend. :o)

Hugs and blessings,

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Back again to say .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
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Erika said...

We all have that strokeable pile of papers that never get used. Good on you for taking the plunge.
A beautiful layered card Lorraine, great subject and super papers.

Have a super crafty weekend, hugs Erika. x

cuilliesocks said...

OMG Lorraine, this is absolutely gorgeous, I love the images and the beautiful lace, well done for cutting into your wonderful paper, Kate x

Lisa Andersson said...

Absolutely stunning! So beautifully done.
Hugs, Lisa

Sandy said...

This is gorgeous! I love Graphic 45 papers!!
Sandy xx

Brenda said...

What a gorgeous, elegant design. The elements couldn't have been combined in a more beautiful way. Love it!

Barb said...

A really stunning vintage card. Barbxx