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Sunday, 18 March 2012

Week 11 - Kingdom of the Netherlands Postcard Challenge

I'm late this week, I normally manage to add my postcard on a Friday but life has taken over from the fun time. I know it isn't a problem, we have till next Friday really but I hate being late, one reason being, I resist the temptation to look at others entries for the week, until mine is finished and uploaded, I would otherwise maybe not enter mine, for there are so many talented artists who are taking part in Darcy's 52 week, this being Week 11 of the Postcard Challenge. The Netherlands bring back many happy memories for me. My husband and I and two friends spent a wonderful weekend in Amsterdam and a seaside resort, touring various places en route. We visited a diamond merchant's and my darling husband bought for our Pearl Anniversary, a pearl and 2 diamond, platinum ring, which incidentally cost a lot more than the whole holiday put together and then some. I tried on clogs, tasted cheeses, visited tulip fields,  windmills, dykes, a wonderful time spent with good company.

I water coloured the background of the card, the tulip stamp is from Chloe Stamps which I embossed with Wow! gold embossing powder, then painted with Mica powders. I have a crown to represent the Royal family, the national flag, the stamp is a commemorative stamp of their famous painter Van Gough. Thanks to everyone who visits and makes comments. I am now off to load this, add it to my  extra page, and then later this evening I will be able to relax and visit everyone (I hope). 

17 comments:

  1. This is wonderful, the flowers are gorgeous, beautifully coloured.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  2. what a beautiful postcard, your flowers are really lovely, great colour....and thanks for sharing you happy memories with us..

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  3. ohh what a lovely card, really love those tulips. As for your memories, how wonderful, thankyou for sharing. x

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  4. This is just lovely Caz! I love the tulips and you sound as if you had a wonderful time in the Netherlands. What a romantic gesture that your husband bought you the ring! Vicky x

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  5. Wonderful postcard, your tulips look great. Love the dimensional look.

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  6. Superb postcard and I am so pleased that you have so many happy memories of Amsterdam. Perhaps next time we visit my husband will buy me a lovely big ring (she sighs but lives in hope - ha ha).

    Janet xx

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  7. Super postcard, thank you for sharing your memories, they must mean so much to you both.
    Yvonne x

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  8. I think your flowers are the prettiest I have seen today. You shouldn't be your own worst critic, you did an amazing job! ♥

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  9. Those flowers are amazing. The looks so dimentional. Love all the embossing as well. You did a fabulous job!

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  10. Beautiful postcard, the embossed tulips are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your lovely memories with us.
    Jen x

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  11. Lovely dimensional postcard! I love the soft colors and all of the symbols you've managed to include.

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  12. Beautiful card, your colour choice is lovely as is the embossing, what a great effect. This kind of 3D card is my fav! M

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  13. Beautiful card, love how you have done the tulips! Valerie

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  14. Those are fab tulips!:) Great card!

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  15. Ha...and I thought I was the only one who was paranoid about being late :D Your card is stunning. I love the dimension to your cards :D XXX

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  16. Hi Caz, great postcard, tulips look lovely in pink.
    Avril xx

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