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