Wednesday, 19 February 2014


Hello my crafty buddies. Hope your week is going well.
 After assisting with  repairs to barns, tractor shed and house roofs I felt it necessary to indulge in some indoor pursuits!!

 Here is the result...

I don't do shabby very often so having found these pretty papers I decided to have a go. I got the old distressing tool out for a change (and made a mess all over the carpet...distressing in itself!!) and inked the edges with chalk ink. I die cut 2 semi circles to make a fretwork mat and then pulled a thread with tweezers in the seam binding to make a ruffled ribbon. The sweet image is Ellie who was coloured with Promarkers and the sentiment is from an LOTV set. The best bit of all was actually taking a photograph in the garden in real daylight!! 

Anyway Ellie and I are off to play here

Stampin' for the Weekend - Flower Power
Crafting from the heart #7 -  Anything Goes/Use flowers
Papertake Weekly - Lovely layers
Just Inspirational - Shaped card

The postman has just delivered a set of Flexmarkers. I've never used them before so am off for a play!!

Thanks for sharing your Wednesday with me and  for your continued visits and lovely comments xx


  1. Oh this is so sweet! Love it!
    Distressing is so very messy, but oh so much fun too! And I personally think it's absolutely worth the mess! (I'm just very glad we have laminate in the living room rather than carpet! lol.) x

  2. aawww thats one gorgeous card sarah - lovely papers and i really like the tip of putting thread through the seam binding and pulling it to make a ruffled ribbon - going to have to give that a go as it looks so pretty - have fun with your new flexmarkers - michelle x

  3. How wonderful is your shabby card, love the layout, shape and image and the colours are fab too. Sounds like you have been busy and need a little me time. Thank god for being able to escape into craft mode. Love Alison xxx

  4. Gorgeous card Sarah, I love the cute image, fabulous colouring and pretty papers.
    Sue xx

  5. Oh my Sarah, you do shabby very well!!! This image is adorable {colored beautifully too} and I love the design of your card. Hugs, Lisa

  6. What a lovely sunny card, Sarah. Fabulous layers and a gorgeous image.
    My distressing tool didn't come with a 'tends to get all over the carpet and the dog' warning either!! :) xx

  7. Gorgeous card Sarah love the colours and l think l would be distressed after all those outdoor repairs lol x Susan x

  8. Just gorgeous, love the colours & the ribbon. Thank you for playing along with us at PFP this week & good luck. Jane x

  9. Oh Love your card! So sweet stamp and layout! Thank you for playing along in the theme I choose over at Passion for ProMarkers. Hugs Lotta xx

  10. Love this,fab image and

  11. This is fabulous Sarah. Such a sweet image and so much detail to look at. I love it.

  12. Hi Sarah,
    what a very lovely card. The image is so sweet, and those papers are fab.
    A very lovely shaped and design card altogether.
    Good luck in the challenges.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  13. Beautiful card and layout cheers Sue N x

  14. Sarah I don't need to do shabby to make a mess of bits all over the carpet, this is a lovely shaped card and I love those papers. Hazel x

  15. Hi Sarah, awwww that is such a pretty card - really cute image (love Tiddly Inks digis!) and your colour choices are just perfect.

    I'm sure you'll love the FlexMarkers - they have some wonderful colours. But I found them the start of a slippery slope to Copics!!!!


  16. Oh what a beautiful adorable card.

  17. This is so cute Sarah - the papers are lovely and the whole design

  18. I'm loving this Sarah:)
    Carole xXx

  19. Your distressed card looks so beautiful and the colours are gorgeous!
    How lovely to be able to photograph it in the garden; it has been nice to see a bit of sunshine lately :-)
    Hugs, Kat x

  20. Hi sarah, Such a beautiful card. love the colours and beautiful image. Thank you for joining challenge 7 good luck and we hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs Erin DT and Co owner x

  21. Cute card! Lovely image :) Thanks for joining us at PFP this week and good luck :)
    Hugs Anna

  22. I love the zesty lemon colours, great shabby chic creation, really pretty xx Thanks for joining us this week over at CYP. Hugs, Samantha K :) x
    Little Pear Tree

  23. great card and lovely coloured images. i love the shabby effect, i can never seem to do it. Thanks for joining us with JIC this week, hopefully you can join us next week. Sian (DT Co-Owner)

  24. Love those gorgeous flowers and papers! You definitely have the shabby look mastered. Fantastic! Thanks for joining us Just Inspirational Challenges. Holly, DT

  25. I totally love this! What a sweet image and the layout is beautiful!
    Thanks for playing at Crafting From The Heart.
    Donna (DT)

  26. Such a pretty card.The Spring colours are so refreshing and suit this adorable image well.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  27. What a lovely shaped card, very pretty colours & lo.

    Thanks for joining us at JI today
    Tracey dt

  28. Beautiful, love the colors on your flowers. Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

  29. Lovely design! Thanks for joining us at Craftng from the Heart this time - good luck! hugs Angelie


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