Wednesday, 25 April 2012

A Bit of Shabby Chic

Good morning everyone!  Well yesterday turned out to be another beautiful day in Blackpool no rain in sight!

Today's card has a touch of shabby chic to it I think.  Although I quite liked the card whilst I was making it now I'm not very sure about it!



The image is Lili of the Valley and has been coloured with Copics and Prismas with some Stickles added.  The papers are a mixture of First Edition Boho Chic and Prima Fairy Belle collection.  I have used loads of dies:
Spellbinders for the image and birdcage, Memory Box for the dandelion clock, Doohickey for the flower, Marianne for the ivy, bird and frame around the image and Woodware punch for the butterflies. My blooming sewing machine kept jamming so I had to take the thread out and just faux stitch around the edges.  I have added a lot of Picket Fence Distress Stain but you can just pick a bit out.  The gems, pearl brads and seam binding are all from my stash.  I would like to enter the following challenges:

Lili's Little Fairies - Diamonds and Pearls
The Shabby Tea Room - Photo Inspiration
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious - Distressing and Die Cuts/Punches
Whimsy Stamps - Distressing
Shopping our Stash - Starts with a B (Brads, Bow, Birdcage, Bird, Butterflies)
Tuesday Throwdown - Use some Sparkle
Paper Pretties - Pink and Green
Pile it On - Sparkle and Shine
Robyn's Fetish - Pastel Colours
Stamptacular Sunday - Loaded with Layers

Well that's it from me for another day.  I hope you are all well and thank you so much for coming to visit me and any comments that are left - see you tomorrow, take care xx

41 comments:

debby4000 said...

Oh I love your gorgeous, adorable card Susan.
luv
Debby

Catherine said...

Pretty card, love all the pink touches.....

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and papers.xxx

sandy's crafty bits said...

ooo what a super little card sue ... love it all so much to look at ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Rose Petal said...

Good morning Susan. Wow, this is so pretty and I love all the fabulous detail, and delicate colours.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Carol said...

This is so pretty Susan, love all the embellishments. Carol x

chrissy xx said...

What a cutie this image is...
Fabulous colours and LOving your embellishments Susan
Chrissyxx
If the weather holds lol I'll get a bottle of White and Red he! he!

cotnob said...

This is so pretty Susan, I love the soft colour combo and you make such good use of your dies, fab card.
Pauline
x

Star said...

A really pretty girlie card Susan. Love all the embellishments, they must have taken a while to cut. Love your choice of colours.
Eileen x

Mamma Mia said...

Oh Susan - she is sooooo cute, how can you not like her! Fab colours. Helen x

Janette said...

Hi Susan, Oh this is so darn pretty, I just love it and the soft pink is perfect..xx

Elaine said...

Its lovely Susan I love the LOTV image its so cute , fantastic colours well done Hugs Elaine

Lorraine said...

This is a really pretty card Susan - love it!
Lorraine x

thecraftycavalier said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the soft colours and the embellishments are perfect! Thank you for joining us over at Lili's Little Fairies, hugs, Jayne x

coops said...

so beautiful suzie.i love the soft shabby chic look and gorgeous pretty colours and image :D

xx coops xx

Molecraft said...

It's beautiful Susan, so sweet and girly!
Helen x

fairy thoughts said...

this is a lovely 'girly' card love it
janet

Wishcraft said...

Ooh so pretty! Gorgeous soft colours, super sweet image and lovely details :o) Hugs, Lisa x

pinky said...

Oh Susan this really is shabby chic at its prettiest!

Lyndsey Marie said...

Great cards since I last managed to pop by. loved having a good catch up.
Lyndsey xx

Mina said...

you do shabby chic so easily Susan, looks brilliant...how come my shabby chic dosent work that well...gorgeously coloured too...thanks for you lovely comment on Phils new job, it really means a lot to us
Mina xxx

Jane said...

Oh this is so beautiful! gorgeous soft colours and beautiful details! hugs, Jane x

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous card, love all the embellishments, wow, so much detail.Wonderful!!

Ira Huberts said...

She's adorable Susan! love those soft pastel colours and matching papers and embellies. Gorgeous card! Hugs, Ira x

April said...

This card is lovely, loving the shabby chic elements and the colour scheme, it all works so well together x

Tammy Ortiz said...

The Papers and elements are fantastic. This image is one of my favorites.

We would like to thank you for Entering Whimsy Stamps inspirations Challenge.

We hope to see you back next week. Winner will be announced Wed.
Best of Luck Always,

Hugs from Tammy Ortiz - DT Digi Team for Whimsy Stamps

Sue Nicholson said...

Wow a very pretty card, great die cuts. LOTV make perfect images to work. Thanks for joining us at Robyns Fetish Pastels Challenge. Cheers Sue N x

Klare said...

That card is so cute. great colouring. fab use of die cuts too.
klare
:O)
x

My'scardcorner said...

Pretty card Susan love the added gems on the die cut very effective
Myrax

Sue said...

Aww the image is SO sweet Susan! and you've coloured her to perfection! I love the gorgeous papers and embellies!
All the rain is here in Manchester!! :-(
Big Hugs
Sue xxx

Edwina said...

Your card is so adorable! I love the soft colors and the cute image. thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish. Edwina

Rebekah said...

This is so pretty. Love what y u've done here!
Thanks for sharing with us at TSTR!

~Tammy~ said...

This is so so pretty! I do love the shabby feel to it!

Annette said...

Such a lovely image! Great card! Love the pearls!
xoxo Annette

Sandy said...

Well you know how much I love LOTV - you do such wonderful and gorgeous design work. I love the left hand corner. Okay, so I will use this idea one day!!!!
Sandy

Stephanie said...

adorable image...love all the layers!
Just adorable-thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday!

angeleef said...

A really lovely card with super details!
Thanks for playing with us at Whimsy and good luck with the challenge!
Greetz
**Evi**

Deena said...

gorgeous card...love the bling and the sparkles in that image...Thanks for joining in the "B" challenge at Shopping our Stash...

Crystal said...

So pretty in pink & I love all the bling. Great layout and love all the dies you used! Thanks for joining us over at SOS this past week :)

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I love the image you've used and the colours are fabulous. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

Cindy Groh said...

Awww, that's so precious. Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish last week.