Thursday, 29 May 2014

Sew shabby

Hello lovely people,

Well, we haven't seen much sunshine so far for our cottage holiday in Dorset but have still enjoyed some lovely walks and a visit to Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, which were beautiful.

Now it is of course time for a new challenge at In The Pink and our theme this time is...


I have been enjoying making cards with a slightly shabby chic feel lately and the one I am sharing today was actually requested by my hairdresser for her Mum's special birthday.
It is very similar to a layout I did recently and it was so good I just had to use it again, but this time with a sewing machine image from Pink Petticoat.  It's a sweet and simple design but perfect for dressing up with lots of pretty embellishments.

And how timely that one of the magazines I subscribe to had a free gift of sewing themed charms so I added one on here!
I added extra prettiness to the digi image with liquid pearl dots on the flower centres and Frantage round the edge.

I've popped a little tag behind the image with the special greeting on it; it's a cute way to add an interactive touch I think.

Card recipe;
Image: Material Girl (daisies) - Pink Petticoat
DP: Vintage summer basics - Maja Design
Corner swirl stamps: set 68 - Corners - LOTV
Frantage: Shabby white by Stampendous - from Live & Love Crafts
Lace: Hermione - The Ribbon Girl
Seam binding / all flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearl head pins: The Ribbon Girl

Copic colours;
Sewing machine body: W00/0/1
Flowers: RV91/93/95 & BG93 for leaves

If you haven't already done so then do pop over to In The Pink and check out the gorgeous creations from the rest of the Pink Ladies.

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Kat xx

Challenges I am entering;
1.  Bunny Zoe (flowers and charms)
2.  Live and Love Crafts (inspirational collage)
3.  Inky Chicks (use a metal embellishment)
4.  A Creative Romance (girly cards)
5.  Simon Says Stamp (anything goes)


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Really pretty Kat you have nailed shabby chic! Enjoy the rest of your hols I hope the weather improves. Susan x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Beautiful card kat. Very pretty
Hugs Kelly

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So gorgeous, love the sewing theme. Sorry your weather isn't too good, hope the cottage is lovely, would like details if it is. We love Dorset

Squirrel x said...

Sew gorgeous hun! Really love this, and all the work that has gone into it absolutely shines. Love love love. Hugs xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Kat, I do love this image. The papers and soft colours are beautiful and your detailing looks so pretty too.
hugs Sue xx

Sarah said...

Such a pretty card Kat and the charm is perfect. Glad you enjoyed Abbotsbury, we are frequent visitors being only 30 mins away xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous girly card. I love the sewing machine and pretty papers.
Lorraine x

Vicky said...

Oh I'm feeling quite envious that you are staying in a cottage in Devon, sounds lovely. Shame about the weather but its good yous are having fun despite that hun.
The card I soooooo love but you know me & shabby chic, so you would have known I love it hun. Lush papers & love the stitching, its all totally gorgeous hun.

So sorry I've not been by much training for this Race For Life is taking up some time but I know it will be worth it in the end.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

A beautiful card, I love the sewing machine image! Gorgeous papers and embellishments as always.

Crabbies Cards said...

This is a beautiful card, such fabulous embelishments, Floss

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous, love the topper and beautiful embellishments. Beautiful blog and I am now following :)
Linda xxx

Kate M said...

Beautiful shabby chic card - love the colours and your embellishments - super!!

Crafty Judith said...

Hi Kat had to hop on over and say wow love this I love sewing as well as paper crafting - great job hugs Judith x

Brawny x said...

What a fabulous card. I love it x

Jingle said...

You do shabby chic beautifully! Such a pretty card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Unknown said...

Hi Kat,
Very sweet card with a cute image. Love your paper choice. Thanks for joining us at LLC for our May challenge and sorry I'm so late commenting; have had a very busy month.
Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @ Live & Love Crafts