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Saturday, 5 June 2010

Shabby Chic


Well after making one card yesterday I got in the mood and made this. I love the shabby chic style too. What's a girl to do when she like so many different things? Well simple, buy more stash ha ha.  Any who I thought I would play with The Shabby Tea Room well couldn't have a more fitting card could I? lol they are wanting 'Heart' this week! and while I am at it, I thought I would play with Tuesday Taggers they would like 'Texture' and I feel I have managed this criteria as well They are also being sponsored by Tanda Stamps and I popped by to have a look and gosh they have some grat stamps too (fingers crossed). And why not play with Sir Stampalot for a 2nd time this month, and they want 'Punches' in the month of June (not literal fisty cuffs I hasten to add lol).


Want a better look? here's a close up! I covered some plain chip board with CS and DP and then inked them up and added some gems & pearls don't you just adore the ribbon? Oh heaven for Esty buys, but it cost more in postage than it did for the ribbon! so a real luxury but it was very worth it I hope you think so too!


Mmmm so how did I make it? well it took a while but I think it was worth it. I love the feel of this card (no idea who it's for though ha ha ) these days I tend only to make a card when I need one as I have 100s (I do not exaggerate) and I still haven't got round to doing a craft fair yet! And I would just hate to give them away at £1 each as you don't seem to get alot these days for this kind of stuff and I would rather keep them. Any way I cot some CS then added some DPs then some more CS stamped it with a lovely script stamp (delish) The I got the sewing machine out and added the vintage lace. Then i got the cuttle Bug out and made a frame and dry embossed it. phew! I told you it took a while to make lol


Well I then stuck it all together and took some photos in the most beautiful sunshine, it's so sunny I hope you can see the cards detail ok. I hope your having  safe fun in the sun, and you enjoyed my card, don't forget to pop around to the DTs they do work hard to give inspiration in these challenges don't they? and if you can leave a comment and I can hopefully get round to your blog too! Love Dawn xx


Items Used:- Stamp, Stampin Up (SU) french script. Design Papers (DPs) Mellisa Frances & Crafty Individuals. Card stock SU Ribbon http://www.etsy.com/shop/MemrieMare if you would like to have a looksey. Cuttlebug EF & Die cut, Nesties. Punch, Marther Stewart.

18 comments:

Anesha said...

Really lovely card, love the embossing. Have an award on my blog for you. Anesha :)

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous card, love all the detail.

Cheryl said...

oh this is really beautiful hun love the border you have added perfect finishing touch hugs cherylx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This really IS beautiful. The details and time you took really show in this beautiful card. It seems you put a lot more time and effort into it than you could ever get by selling it. I know I would be blown away if I received this card.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Beautiful card Dawn, the colors are striking ... every detail is perfect!
oxo

Debbie said...

Lovely vintage card! Thanks so much for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

A Vintage Chic said...

Beautiful shabby chic card, Dawn! Love all your detail...stitches, color, ribbon...perfect!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Julie

Daniele said...

what a pretty card....the ribbon detail is lovely
hugs x

Jo said...

Lovely card, such beautiful colours. Well done, Shabby Queen, xxx

Terry said...

Not too shabby! What a beautiful card and I love all the extras. Beautiful heart punch! Love it!

Zoechaos said...

Lovely card very shabby chic, lovin' the colours and gentle feel of the card. Thank you for joinin' us again at TT. Did you see we have a Tanda prize this week? might be worth adding a little link. xx Zoe

brenda said...

Hi Dawn

Another lovely piece of work, love everything about it.

Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

Linda Ledbetter said...

Dawn, I think you're the goddess of shabby chic! This is fab!

pinky said...

Dawn your work is sooo beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Sir Stampalot this month.
Pinky

PatR said...

Love your fabulous creation and thanks for joining us at TT this week.
xx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is very beautiful and has such an elegant feel to it.
Thank you for entering it into the Sir Stampalot challenge.
Clare x

Francesca said...

A great card and the colours are wonderful, thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck!.
Hugs
Francesca

Sally H said...

Beautiful card and lovely colours! Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

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