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Friday, 23 September 2011

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I don't usually use die-cut decoupage, but I fell in love with this Kanban set of Matryoska dolls while I was on holiday.  I adore these little nesting dolls, and we bought several sets while we were in Prague at the Christmas Market three years ago, as well as some beautiful very expensive Bohemian glass.  I have fond memories of the hot apple punch with Calvados too, and the divine hot chocolate from Odkolek, but less fond memories of the potato dumplings, cabbage soup and the strangest Tesco EVER!!

The Kanban set came with some matching pale green flowered card, and some tags, so it really was a quick simple card.  I added some check paper and paper lace, with some coredinations pink cardstock, and coloured the jade green flowers and punched leaves with copics.  The pink ones are from my stash.  A few little pearls and gems coloured pink with my copic markers, and hey presto - all done!  The inside, (which I forgot to take a picture of) is decorated to match.

Thanks so much for coming to visit my blog, and if you leave me a comment I'll know you've been, and will come over to your blog too and have a nice nosey around!

xx Jill

18 comments:

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Jill, I like those russian dolls.
Kevin xx

Wendy said...

Such a beautiful card Jill,gorgeous dolls.
Wendy xx

CraftyLoops said...

Fantastic card Jill. Lee x (Ps I have a big blog candy give away on my blog if you fancy a wee peep) KitchenGoddess on DC xx

rosie said...

fab card. love the dolls. gorgeous layout x

Izzwizz said...

Fabulous card - so colourful & love the dolls x

Christine L said...

Hi... I'm just having a wander around the DC blog hop...
Love your russian doll card... fab layout and lovely colours..
Hugs
Christine x

Jayne said...

What a great card, fab design and lovely colours ! x

Pink Dandelion said...

Fabulous card, my daughter would love this, she collects Matryoska's. I want to hear more about Tesco's lol, sounds intriguing. Debs xx

Karen said...

Beautiful card. Love the colours and the dolls. xx

Alizabethy said...

Stunning card and great that it brings back those memories!

Michelle said...

gorgeous card I have always loved russian dolls. xx

applejack cards by sue said...

Lovely card, the colours go together so beautifully. A really special creation.

MissyG said...

Gorgeous colours and fab dolls
Linda

Catherine said...

This is really pretty, I can see why uyou fell in love with them. The flowers go really well with it as well...

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow what a super card ... love it ... love the design .. well done and happy crafting love sandy xx and thank you for popping by my blog xx
25 September 2011 16:35

Fiona Keel said...

stunning card Karen, and happy memories of Prague & its strange Tesco store! Fi from DC x

craftybirdlisa said...

wow gorgeous russian dolls. love the card. x

Sarah said...

Hi Jill, what lovely russian dolls! Great colours and I love the flowers. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog - it is appreciated. Sarah