Saturday, June 16, 2012

Soft and Shabby Chic Girlfriends


This is an unusual card for me as it has No Stamping at all! Nothing to color, no markers out, not even a touch of ink!
But I've had these vintage images for so long that I really needed to come out of my comfort zone and use them.
I love the challenges over at The Shabby Tearoom and the ladies there make the fabulous samples that I spend ages just looking and wanting to make things like they do. So when I have time to base a card around their theme I like to give it a go.

Challenges:
Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Speedy The Fox - Vintage
The Shabby Tearoom - Pink, Aqua, Neutral, Flowers and Shabby
Bearly Mine - Bingo! (I chose Lace, Flowers and Pearls)
Crafts and Me - Pearls and Roses
Cheery Lynn Designs - Roses (and a CL die)
Everybody Art - Roses
Unstampabelles - Ribbon (and no stamping/digi stamping)



Card Recipe:
Image - Crafty Secrets Friends and Flowers Vintage Cuts
Paper - Summer Breeze by First Edition
Flowers - Prima
Lace and Ruffled Ribbon - Wrights
Pink Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Felt Ribbon - Unknown
Butterflies - Prima
Pearls - The Paper Studio
Die Cut - Dainty Dutch Deco by Cheery Lynn Designs





So there is my version of a Shabby Chic style card, not as wonderful as many out there but I'm trying and it's always good to try new styles and techniques, it helps us grow as crafters
Have a wonderful weekend and be sure to drop back tomorrow for 2 new cards, one for Pile It On and another Christmas Card Challenges card :)

Katie

28 comments:

Laine said...

Hi Katie,
What a wonderful card. I love it all. The vintage image the design detail and all of the embellishments.
Thank you so much for joining as at Bearly Mine this week.
Hugs
Laine
X

Stampsnob said...

So pretty Thank you for sharing ....Lis

Heather said...

This is so beautiful! LOVE all of your gorgeous colors and embellies. I ADORE pink and teal together.

This card made me smile big. We are celebrating girlfriends today at our blog hop :))

Thank you for playing along in FBD's 100th challenge celebration! Winners will be announced the following Wednesday. *DON'T FORGET* we have a fun blog hop planned for this weekend too :)
Hope to see you there.

Big smiles,
Heather D.
www.freshbreweddesigns.com

Winnie and Patty said...

Katie--What a beautiful vintage card. I love the soft pink & aqua together! Great job. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends blog challenge!

Daniele said...

what a pretty vintage card, love the colours and details
hugs

Pat Garvin said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors and the butterflies. Thanks for joining speedy Fox and Friends.

Designing with Debbie said...

Love the vintage card. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV or Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Nicole said...

Your cards are always amazing and full of great details!! I always enjoy seeing your post come up!

Kathy said...

This is a beautiful card, inside and out!

Rose said...

Katie, your fun girlfriends image looks great on this colorful and wonderfully textured card. As always, the inside of your card looks fabulous too! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's Pearls and Roses challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

Sheryl said...

Oh My Goodness, Katie! I can't stop feasting my eyes on this treasure! It's stunning! I love the die cut dp, too! It looks awesome layered along with the other yummy papers!
Your lace and embellishment are GORGEOUS!
I stopped by as a follower, but I noticed that you entered this card into Freshly Brewed 100th Challenge!
It's been a pleasure!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

HuggiesCrafts said...

very pretty. love the vintage feel and colours. Thanks for joining us at Unstampabelles ribbon challenge this month.

Starr said...

Oh I love it! The punching and layering is so pretty and I adore the image! Thanks so much for sharing it this week at TSTR!

Kianel said...

Hi there Katie!
Yet another stunning card that you've made and i love the color combo!
Thanks for playing along at Cheery Lynn designs challenge this week!
Love, Kianel.

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card, I love the vintage image and fab embellishments.
Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.
Pauline
x

Marie said...

What a lovely looking card. Love the classy design and fabby image. Thanks for playing wuth us over at the Paper Shelter this week. Good luck with the challenge.
Love n hugs
Marie

purple_pea_fran said...

Gorgeous! Love all those fantastic details! Thanks for joining us in The Shabby Tearoom this week.

Sandy Hulsart said...

Katie, what a beautiful card, I love the Deco frame cut out of patterned paper, very cool! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Such a beauty! Love the vintage design

So glad you could share with us at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge
Good Luck!

Merry said...

I think this is so lovely...wonderful colours and textures. Such a terrific use of all those fabulous ribbons and lace. Thanks for joining in our ribbon challenge at Unstampabelles.

Kelli Hull said...

How very pretty !!! Thanks for playing along with Speedy Fox and Friends!

Susan Hogan said...

SWWEEEET. Love it. Thanks for joining in the fun at Unstambabelles ribbon challenge this month!

Natascha said...

Amazing card. Love it! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Bearly Mine Challenge and good luck!

Hugs, Natascha

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Katie, I love the punched background & the vintage feel :)
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Lena said...

This is so adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends

Karen Letchworth said...

This vintage card you've made is absolutely amazing. I love everything about it, and the image is great. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card, and for inspiring me to get busy!
Blessings,
Karen

P.S. I have some sweet blog candy up for grabs on my blog! Hope you can visit.
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

coops said...

gorgeous card katie.stunning vintage image and your design is beautiful.
thanks for joining us this week at crafts and me :D

xx coops xx

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Love all the embellishments....this card is really decorated beautifully!! Thanks for sharing at Unstampabelles!