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


  1. Lovely card, with loads of lovely details. Thank you for joining the LLC's Challenge this month :O)

  2. Beautiful crafty cards. I love such cards very much.

    Thanks for sharing it!

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