Thursday, 15 August 2013

A little bit shabby

Hello lovely people,

So today is a super lovely Thursday as not only is it time for a new challenge at Lili's Little Fairies but I have a couple of days off work - hurrah!  Providing Mr Blogger does his thing I will be spending a few days with Dr Hubby and my Aunt-in-Law when this posts :-)

I guess you are all waiting to find out our theme this week, well it is...
Vintage or Shabby Chic

Our sponsor this week is Live and Love Crafts and their store is stuffed full of gorgeous treats for our lucky winner to splurge on :-D

The LOTV Pretty Vintage stamps are totally perfect for this theme (the clue is in the name!) and I haven't made a new baby card for a while so here you go...

I used plenty of TH Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap round the edges of the DP and used the same ink to stamp a faint border onto the DP for extra shabby chic-ness.  Of course, it wouldn't be complete without a smattering of Frantage round the sentiment and also on the flowers :-)

Card recipe;
DP: Maja Designs Vintage Spring Basics (available from LLC)
Background stamps: Grunge Corners from LOTV
Flowers / pearls / pearl brads: from Wild Orchid Crafts
Swirls: Marianne Designs Creatables - Anja's Vintage Swirls
Frantage: Stampendous Shabby White (available from LLC)

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;
1.  Live and Love Crafts (warm or cool colours - as you can see I have gone for cool)
2.  Wild Orchid Crafts (anything goes)

Check out all the lovely shabby chic and vintage creations from the rest of the Fairies and then let your imagination run wild with pretty vintage colours and shabby embellishments :-)

Thanks for visiting,

Kat xx


Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Kat. I love the design and cool colours.
Lorraine x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Oh wow love it kat. X

Sue said...

This is stunning Kat. I love the way you have used the sentiment. The colours are gorgeous
hugs Sue xx

vic said...

hiya Kat wow such a gorgeous card! Love the shabby chic look and the frontage just finishes it off lovely!!

Thank you for your kind comment :)

vic x

Little K Smith said...

Oohhh lovin this card Kat! I need these stamps! :D The colours are beautiful and I love the pretty flowers too!

Christine L said...

Hi Kat

Oooh love the vintage feel of this fab card... perfect choice of image and paper together.... and oooh of course, that frantage... just right for it! Ooohh and your perfect stitching too!! Tell me... do you use piercing guide first or do you just use a ruler?? You KNOW I'm going to have to have a go!!

Big Hugs
Christine x

Louise said...

Hi Kat!
Oh wow, your card is so pretty, love that huge sentiment - its so sweet :) Stunning vintage feel papers and such amazing details too :)

Thank you so much for joining us at LLC this month :)
Welcome back!
Hugs Louise

annes paperfun said...!!
Such a lovely card!
Love it ♥
Thanks for joining our challenge at WOC this time - hope to see you back at our next challenge!
Hugs Anne Kristine