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Friday, May 4, 2012

I am back with a shabby chic card!

Hello my dear friends!

I have been away for a few days as we had some holidays ( bank holidays as the English say) and I went to visit my mom! We had a fun gathering - my brother also came with his family and as we had beautiful warm weather ( temperatures up to 30 deg C) we had a BBQ in my moms garden sitting under the cherry tree! Lovely! I came back on Wednesday but my daughter came to visit and her boyfriend , my niece and another friend and I made lunch for all of them so it was such a busy day I just couldn't get up to doing WOYWW - so I missed out on that! Still yesterday I had a bit of time after I came back from work and I got up to making this thank you card for my aunt - she went to Medjugorje ( a place of worship in Croatia- also known for the appearing of Mother Mary to some little children) and brought back a rosary for me! I thought I would make a thank you card as it was really nice she thought of me there! Prayers can only be a good thing!
Anyway here is my card 

 I looked at it this morning and thought maybe I over did it but I guess shabby chic is all about that! I started out with the main stamp ( La Blanche), colored it with copics and put some stickles on it ( Cotton Candy and I think the green one is called Dragon Fly) and that sat on my desk for a few days. Once I decided I was going to use it on a card I started hunting for a suitable background paper!Can you imagine with all the DP you have you can't find the right color??? Huh! Anyway I  decided to make it in the end! 
I smooshed Tea dye ink and Worn lipstick on my craft sheet and dipped the cardstock also added a bit of  Tuscun Sun Glimmer mist , dried it all and then stamped over it with a Stampendous stamp Le London script, which is my go to background script stamp! I inked it up but then took a little bit of the ink off with a baby wipe! After stamping I distressed the edges with Iced spruce ink just so I caught a little bit of the grey that is on the frame of the flowers! Then I started putting bits and pieces together ! Initially I wanted to go with an all "pinky" card but I made up my mind and added blue lace and blue ribbon then I also stamped a butterfly to match them! I went to my "antique magazines cupbord" and found some old text with gothic letters and to my kitchen to get some waxed baking paper ( don't have the fancy TH one)  and then I was almost done.....well yesterday  I got a package of German scrap - it is really hard to get that thing! I had to order it from the States and it is called GERMAN scrap! Hello??!? Anyway I added a bit of that too!

 If you have managed to stay with me till now I imagine you are fast asleep at your desk, ha, ha what was I thinking talking so much about a card - honestly sometimes I just need to talk about crafting! I only have you bloggers to talk to about this! So bare with me!
Have a lovely weekend I will be back with you soon!

Lots of hugs to all


  1. Hi. I missed you on Wednesday. You sound like you have been very busy. You have put a lot of effort into this beautiful card. I'm sure it will be treasured.
    A x

  2. beautiful!! have a good weekend - we have a day off on Monday for a Bank Holiday, lol!! so I hope to get inky again.

  3. Hi Dolores, it looks gorgeous just as it is, love the colours - sometimes more is good :-) Love the butterfly
    Anne e

  4. Tako kot si dejala, to je shabby in mora biti malo vsega. Verjamem, da bo teta zelo vesela.

  5. This card is beautiful. I love the colour scheme. Thank you for your visit to my blog and your lovely comment. Surprising at times how many people identify with similiar challenges and strengths.
    Angels be with you.