Wednesday, 30 April 2014

…she in thee, calls back the lovely April of her prime

I’ve been in a shabby chic mood of late and have another project, a card this time, in that style featuring the gorgeous new Mother’s Day Betty image from Simply B Stamps.

To make up my card I’ve played along with my favourite sketch challenge over at Outlawz, this week’s sketch was just perfect for a shabby chic style card.  I had to swap out the rectangles for ovals though as I didn’t have anything in my stash (dies or chippies) that were rectangles of the right dimensions.  I tried to keep my flowers in a sort of oval shape but they ended up a bit bigger than the bottom oval, again I was limited by what was in my stash.

To help me select my shabbilicous elements I used the tic tac toe board at Sugar Creek Hollow.  I actually couldn’t decide which row or column to use so I used two (lace, ribbon, pearls and embossing, ribbon, distressing), I also have some flowers in there too for good measure.

Hiding in My Craft Room has a Mother’s Day challenge on at the moment so I am also entering my card over there.

Skin E50, E51, E53 (E02 cheeks)
Eyes E33, Y26, 0
Lips R81, R85, R89
Hair E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Outfit RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99, V09, V91, V93, V95
Flowers G03, G05, G07, RV 63, RV66, RV69, YR23, YR68
Chalks & Powders etc
Fran-tage Embossing Enamel ~ Aged Rose & Chunky White
Pebbles Chalk ~ Pearlescent Mauve
I Am Roses ~ Mini Roses & Small Flowers (coloured with Various Inks V91 & V93)
Mulberry Flowers from stash (coloured with Various Inks V91 & V95)
Twiddleybitz ~ Fancy Oval Frame
We R Memory Keepers Eyelets ~ Purple
Inks & Paints etc
Spica ~ Lilac
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Tea Dye & Walnut Stain
Core’dinations Cardstock ~ Mystic Grey
Magnolia Sweet Crazy Love ~ Paris Pink Peony & Vintage Plum
Ribbons & Trims etc
FabScraps Bead Ribbon ~ Pearl
Live & Love Crafts Venice Lace ~ Rose Round Edge (coloured with Various Inks V91)
Mauve Satin Ribbon from stash

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Your Card is inspirational and beautiful. I love this. I like the Ribbon Accent with the crossing and grommets. Thanks for sharing over at HIMCR.
    New follower in me!

  2. Your card is so gorgeous Emily that I had to come by and tell you again how terrific it is!!!

  3. such a great card, love the lacing thanks for joining us at SCH


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