Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Shabby

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

29 comments:

Sammy said...

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

Michelle said...

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

Alisonscraftybitzandbobs.blogspot.com said...

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

Sue said...

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

Lisa S. said...

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

Jane Savage said...

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

susiestacey said...

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

Jane said...

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

Lotta said...

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

Doreen said...

Love this,fab image and details.xxx

Laine said...

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

Jenny L said...

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.

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card and layout cheers Sue N x

Hazel said...

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

Sarah said...

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!!!!

Sarah

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful adorable card.
luv
Debby

Judith said...

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

Carole said...

I'm loving this Sarah:)
Hugs
Carole xXx

Kat W said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anna said...

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

Samantha K said...

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

sian said...

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)

Holly Hughes said...

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

Donna Julien said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

TRACEY MO said...

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

Thanks for joining us at JI today
Tracey dt

Gunn (Merete) said...

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

haththi said...

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