Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Pink Shabby Chic Birthday Card

Hello there

 I am afraid my post titles are aheeem a little similar just lately, but what else can you call a shabby chic card lol! This is just a quick post today.

Here is yet another friend's shabby chic birthday card.

This card has lots of flowers again, and is very similar to my last few cards. In my defence I am just lovely my latest stash from Live and Love Crafts. I think that for the fist time ever I may just end up using all of the gorgeous craft goodies I bought from a craft store.

Apologies for the quality of the picture, I realised as I was just about to leave the house with the card I hadn't took a photograph of it. So as you can see I just lifted the 'carefully folded' tissue to take a snap or two.

This gorgeous image is Pion Designs - Bouquet
I am also making another ladies birthday card for my future mum in law, so be warned lol. I will post it soon.
Thanks for coming over and taking a peep
Sharon xx

Monday, 2 September 2013

Friends Shabby Chic Birthday Card

Over on Live and Love Crafts they have a new challenge. Giving us crafters a great Inspiration Collage picture board to inspire our crafty creative juices. I am loving all the colours, flowers and of course butterflies in the images. Well I would because I nearly always have them appear somewhere in my cards lol. I knew I was going to love making this card.

So here is my entry for the challenge. It is another shabby chic birthday card and its for one of my special friends, Jeannette.
I wanted to add more flowers than I usually do, so I tried to be a bit braver. Sometimes more is best with shabby don’t you think? I am not sure I have quite got the hang of card flower arranging but I think I got pretty close to ok. Of course all my papers (Vintage Spring Basics), my Lily Flower charm and flowers all got a splat of gesso on them. My lovely vintage image also got some shabby treatment with the Fran-táge embossing enamel; I also tried it on a metal butterfly and just loved the results.

A close up of my flower arranging! Good old Gesso, I blinking love the stuff, and I am loving the Pearl Pins from L & L Crafts.


The gorgeous butterfly, with added Fran-táge  and a few pearls. The Lily charm was snugly added in as they are Jeannette’s favourite flower.

Live and Love Crafts is a relatively new blog and shop discovery for me. I love the shop, when my first order arrived all boxed and wrapped up in pink tissue paper I knew it was going to be good. You can pop across here to see the latest challenge and all the beautiful entries. Be warned though, you will get distracted and immersed in all the ace creations.
Thanks for taking a peep
Sharon xx

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Shabby Chic Birthday Card

Hello there

Here is a shabby chic birthday card that I made for my sisters birthday recently. Just lately I love to gesso my papers, and this card was no exception. The roses, shabby seam binding and cameo may have got caught in the cross fire too lol. It turned out so pretty even if I do say so myself, although as usual it took me around three hours to make it! I have such admiration for you ladies who can whip up a card in 10 minutes.

The lovely papers, gorgeous vintage image, shabby seam binding and Frantage embossing powders all came from Live and Love Crafts and the flowers and cameo from The Hobby House. I am loving that little cameo and I have a bag with about 5 left in different colours so I can’t wait to use them in other craft projects.
I am entering this card in the challenge over at Craft roomchallenge, matching up ‘tic tac toe’s’ with the pearls, lace and butterfly. Go over and take a look at the design teams creations, there is some amazing stamping going on over there.

Thank you so much for taking the time to come over to my blog to take a peep.
Sharon xx

Monday, 15 July 2013

Shabby Chic Wedding Anniversary Card xx

Oh dear, has it really been September 2012 since I last posted!! Well this weekend I managed to make a couple of cards and I will post one of them today and another shortly.

Here is a wedding anniversary card that I made for my friends daughter.

I got all shabby and the whole thing got a little sprinkling of Gesso. Oh and I also tried out some new frantage embossing powders (well they are new to me lol). The gorgeous papers along with the vintage image, pins, shabby seam binding and frantage are from Live & Love Crafts. Lots of shabby chic inspiration from their blog, if you have time take a peak.


A close up of the gorgeous vintage image, I love these images and they make creating cards a breeze. I really enjoyed making this and the card I will post soon is also very similar.

Thanks for coming over and taking a peak
Sharon xx