Thursday, 3 April 2014

Crafty Little Fairies - vintage/ shabby chic

Hello everyone :o)

So... this week's challenge at Crafty Little Fairies is vintage or shabby chic, which is about as far away from my natural style as it's possible to get!  We're sponsored by The Ribbon Girl with a voucher for our lucky winner.

Here's my attempt at shabby chic...

It's fun to make something different occasionally, but I find it really hard using paler colours and all those flowers too... I have a huge tub of flowers, but I've no idea why because I very rarely use them!

Items Used
Stamp - Love Birds - LOTV
Colouring - copics
Papers - Timeless Victorian - LOTV
Sentiment Stamp - LOTV
Grand Nestabilities Labels 1
Memory Box bird cage die
Woodware leaf punch
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts & The Hobby House
Seam Binding - Craft Mojo
Viva Pearl Pen in Ice White

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Fussy & Fancy - shabby chic
Allsorts - use those dies
Craft Your Passion - shaped cards
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Penny's Challenge - feathered friends
Pile it On - floral fantasy

I've got Dex off school again... sigh!  We got all the way to his classroom door, but he suddenly went pale and said he felt sick... he didn't even get his coat off, the teacher agreed I might as well take him straight back home.  There are so many tummy bugs going round at school at the moment!  He's snuggled up under his duvet on the sofa now, watching Toy Story 3.

Might be back later with another card... Hope you all have a lovely day :o)


  1. Well it might be the furthest from your usual style but nobody would have known if you hadn't mentioned it coz this is BEAUTIFUL. I really love the muted papers and the dainty stamped image and pretty flowers too. A woman of many talents.
    Sorry to hear about Dex again, these bugs often linger around for quite a time.

  2. This might not be your favourite style but it looks absolutely beautiful. I love the pretty colours and flowers.

  3. Lisa, this card is STUNNING! I love it, the muted colour palette works so well for vintage, shabby chic. Yes, different from your usual style, but you are one awesome card maker, whatever the style, you've rocked it!
    Sending get well wishes for Dexter too. xx

  4. So different, for you...but beautiful all the same!! Poor little soul xx

  5. You should do this style more often because you have totally rocked the shabby chic look. Love the colours and the flowers with that sweet image. Hope Dex is better soon xx

  6. You got the shabby chic looks just right Lisa... it's always difficult out of our comfort zone... and I'm like you with putting flowers on cards... have them all but they never see the light of day! Your card is absolutely fab... as always!

    Hope Dex clears this bug soon!

    Christine x

  7. This is stunning Lisa. I love the image, gorgeous soft colours and beautiful detailing.
    Poor Dex, I hope he is feeling better soon.
    hugs Sue xx

  8. a gorgeous card Lisa - hope Dex feels better again soon xx

  9. Well you rocked this one Lisa - love the image and the shabby chic design and layout - gorgeous colours too. Oh no - not having much luck with Dex - there are some nasty things around in school atm - I am trying to avoid them all! Hugs, Claire x

  10. Such a sweet, tender image this is Lisa, love how you used it on your card with the pretty flowers! Hugs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  11. Such a beautiful card Lisa,different but gorgeous!
    Sorry to hear Dex isn´t still well!
    XXX Heidy

  12. Well your card is lovely. I know what you mean about feeling the theme is far from your normal style, as I feel the same. You've done a fab job though. It looks great.
    Hope Dex is feeling better soon honey.

  13. So gorgeous hun and poor Dexter, i hope he feels better soon, luv Sam x

  14. I love this Lisa. The papers are scrummy and love the beautiful layers and embellishments. A stunning card.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  15. Gorgeous shabby chic card, Lisa! Love, love, love those papers and the flowers look stunning! Hope Dex is feeling better soon. Must be miserable for him! xx

  16. This is gorgeous love this LOTV stamp and such gorgeous colours just fab Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

  17. this is beautiful I think you should make more like this one even if it is just to use up your tub of flowers :) Hope Dex is feeling better soon.

  18. You rocked the shabby chic for sure!!! I agree this isn't what we are used to seeing from you but like you said it is good to get outside the norm from time to time.

  19. Absolutely stunning card!!! .... really NEEDING those images!!! Hugs Juls

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  21. You rocked the shabby chic look here - a perfect combo of soft colours and distressing :-)
    The flowers look beautiful too... I have just got my HUGE order of flowers so you will be seeing them a lot on my cards now - lol!
    Bgg hugs, Kat xx

  22. Gorgeous shabby chic feel to it. Beautiful x Thanks for joining us this week over at CYP. Good luck, Hugs, Samantha K :) x

  23. so stunning lisa.i love your beautiful delicate colours and gorgeous pretty image and details :D

    xx coops xx

  24. stunning card! love the soft colours! thanks for sharing with us at Penny s challenge :) Steph DT

  25. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

  26. Gorgeous card Lisa - so pretty!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  27. Wow, this is gorgeous, Lisa...definitely shabby chic!! I love the colours (my favourites), and your flowers are placed perfectly.

    I hope Dex is better now.

    Jennifer. x