Thursday, 14 August 2014

Amour

Arrived home for a couple of days- did my washing! Ironing next (tomorrow) before I load it all back into the car again for another 12 days - Am hoping the motorway may be a little less hectic on Saturday morning!Weather here has alternated between very brief glimpses of sunshine and really heavy rain showers so made an excuse that as I was going to have to wait for the washing to dry I might as well go and lock myself in the craftie space!
It gave me an opportunity to make a card for someone who is getting married very soon - (it's OK she doesn't read the blog!) - all I have to do now is sort out a box!
I had a bit of a 'shabby' mood on me when I made this - I had already made two other cards with clean sharp lines and very few embellies for the stash (which I will share later in scheduled posts!)- and was bored with straight edges and stuff so went a bit OTT with this!

The background paper was done by Astrid and I printed it onto linen textured card, distressed the edges, used Antique Linen DI then stitched it onto the base.

A paper doily then another printed piece from Raspberry Road, cut into a banner shape, again distressed and stitched.

The centre was done with a fancy nestie, and a couple of oval layers, the sentiment is from an old stamp set.
Flowers, pearls, pins and shabby ribbon all from my stash and the inside decorated to match.

Challenges -
MAWTT - A little Vintage
Gliiter n Sparkle - Weddings/Love
Live and Love Crafts #26 - Stitching
Fussy & Fancy - Pearls/Stitching/Message
Dream Valley - wedding
Lexi's - Special Occasion
Crazy Challenge - Love & Marriage
As You Like It - Fave 2 Embellies (Got to be Ribbon and Pearls- use them as much as I can, wherever I can! They just seem to 'tie it all together' I think!)

That's it from me - have scheduled a couple of posts for whilst I'm away - thanks for visiting today - and if you've left a comment I really appreciate it! Enjoy your weekend whatever you're doing. x


18 comments:

  1. This shabby look is gorjuss! You've got it just right - lovely :)

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous Viv, love the pretty colours.
    Wendy xx

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  3. Gorgeous shabby chic card. Love the pale colour shades.
    Yvonne x

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  4. Fabulous Viv...love those soft pretty shades...ooh la la quite Parisian.I am sure the recipients will be thrilled.

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  5. This is gorgeous Viv, such a beautiful design and the soft colours are so pretty.
    Sue xx

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  6. A beautiful card Viv, love the shabby look. The flowers are gorgeous! Enjoy your next break! Susan x

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  7. Hi viv oohh this is so pretty and elegant I'm sure your friend will adore this card on her wedding day! Wow it's beautiful!
    Hugs
    Vic x

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  8. Beautiful Wedding card.
    luv
    Debby

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  9. Stunning card Viv, it amazes me that you manage to find the time to make any at all :o)
    Jackie xx

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  10. Absolutely beautiful. You do this style so well Viv. This card is sure to be admired.

    Happy Friday and good luck with the travelling tomorrow.

    Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

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  11. What a fabulous card again Viv, loving the shabby chic look to it too. Enjoy your travels :) hugs Viv xx

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  12. Viv, this shabby chic card is splendid! It's good to go OTT once in a while. I think the style is perfect for that Amour focal point!! Enjoy the next holiday!! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. Hi Viv,
    Gorgeous romantic card. Beautiful papers, colours and design. Thanks for linking up to LLC's stitching challenge.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

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  14. Viv this is just beautiful...love your colours here.xxThe Journey is the Start

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  15. Oh wow Viv, this is just so beautifully elegant, feminine and with a lovely hint of shabby vintage.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  16. this is just gorgeous - I just love those roses they finish the whole design to perfection - thank you for playing along at MAWTT this week hugs Judith x

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  17. This is a gorgeous vintage floral Viv, love the pretty flower paper and such lovely colours. x

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  18. beautiful card, pretty ribbons and pearl too, thanks for playing As you like it challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)

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