Friday 19 July 2013

Shabby Chic maybe?

The card I have to share with you today is my DT creation for the next Totally Papercrafts challenge to make your own flowers - from paper of course!  We are sponsored by Doodle Dragon Studios for this challenge, and the rest of the DT have made some really gorgeous floral cards so do take a look at them on the TPC blog.

My card came about because of Pinterest yet again!  I have seen so many beautiful vintage/shabby chic creations and it is a style that I have tried many times to get right, but somehow it all goes grungingly wrong.  After perusing hundreds of creations I came to the conclusion that what I like is a cleaner, lighter look with lots of pinks and blues. Well, first problem was not having any light pink or blue pp that might fit the bill, but I did have fawn papers from the Nitwits Crab Apple Lane Too collection, and a lighter piece from Quilty Pleasures that I used for to create my flowers.  I've added the embossed faux stitching to the edges and inked with Sahara Sand Versamagic chalk ink - I prefer a chalk ink as I don't make as many mistakes with it as with DI!  To pick up on the touch of pink in my pretty flower pp I found a Coredinations card in my stash, and together with a fawn card I've cut my various Marianne Design die cut pieces.

I've used these Marianne Design dies:

birdhouse and bird - LR0205
fawn fern spray - LR0245
pink fronds - LR0107
flower stamens from the mini poinsettia set - LR0142
flowers - CR1201

I punched the little butterflies with the tiny Nellie's Choice punch and emboss set and finished off with a sprinkling of pearls.

Craft Your Passion blog challenge is for a Thank You card so I can enter my card with them.

Try to keep cool this weekend if you are here in good ole' Blighty! We really shouldn't complain, and me least of all seeing as I'm only a couple of miles from the Atlantic Ocean.  At least I don't have to nag anyone to cut the grass as most of it has turned brown or wilted in the heat, the water butts are now empty and the poor willow tree has dropped most of it's leaves (all over the lawn making it look even more brown).  Thankfully my new bedroom has a double door opening on to the back garden and any breeze cools things down in here .. .. so I might just stay put with a cool drink and browse Pinterest for more inspiration.


  1. Very pretty! It looks vintage/shabby chic to me.

  2. Very pretty card Annie. Looks like shabby chic to me :)

    Have a great weekend.

    Susan x

  3. such a pretty card Annie, lovely [ink and brown colour comb0
    hugs x

  4. We certainly need to enjoy the sunshine while it lasts - winter will be upon us again before we know it!

    Enjoy that breeze when you can.

    Pretty card.

  5. ooh gorgeous little card -love the cute birdhouse and fab papers
    Keep cool
    Lisa x

  6. ooh this is wonderful.. the little birdhouse is so cute and i love those papers
    Keep Cool
    Lisa x

  7. I love this, fab colours and images. Hugs, Claire x

  8. Beautiful! I love how the dies add a little something "extra" :) Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion!

  9. This is beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at CYP! Hugsxx


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