Thursday, 10 October 2013

A little bit shabby...

have been working on a couple of projects (not cards) but got withdrawal symptoms... so  with lots of bit and pieces left on the desk I made this....
Not a stamp in sight - just paper, lace and various bits and bobs.

Whilst the sewing machine was uncovered I put it to good use - the backing paper is from First Edition and I stitched onto cream card after suitably distressing the edges and running round them with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.

The large width lace is from my stash - it's stretchy so was a bit awkward when stitching!

Covered the dress form with paper from the Papermania 'Bookprint' stack which I bought last year and have never used one single sheet to my shame.... and then added some black lace threaded through a pearl heart buckle.

All the other lace, ribbon, ric rac braid were odd bits left over.

The 'C'est Magnifique' sentiment I found in an envelope - obviously rescued from something else at sometime or other so stitched round it and stuck it on with foam pads adding a lace flower with a cameo button middle on the bottom.
Three tiny black pearls in a corner, some pins stuck into the silky crush ribbon bow et volia` - French Shabby Chic!! (I hope!)...

Challenges -
Delightful Challenges - Distress
Crafting by Design - A.Goes with Ribbon/Lace
Crafting 4 all seasons - Pins and Lace
Timeless Tuesday - Pearls and lace
Whimsy Insp - Shabby Chic/Vintage
Oldie but Goodie - Lace/Stitching/Ribbon from the Bingo board
Cute Card Thursday - Neutral Zone
PNDC - #14 Vintage
Unstampabelles - Stitching
My Craft Creations - A/Goes

I appreciate you taking the time to look and thanks for leaving comments!
Hope you're all having some craft time wherever you are in the world time zone.xx 


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Très chic viv! The papers, lace and dress form are all exquisite! Susan x

Stamps and Paper said...

A very classy card elegant


Chris Hanselman said...

Great card. Love the papers. Thanks for joining our Distressed Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the

Mau xx said...

Its gorgeous Viv, love the lace. You might try using a piece of Tissue over it if you sew it again, then just pull the paper away.. If you use tissue bigger than the card stock and then pull it from both sides of the stitches at the same time to remove it...does that make It worked for me when I did crafts.
hugs Mau xx
PS Sis got her flowers and was so pleased I had remembered it was a big Anniversary ...poor sis :~(

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, love the design and the textures.
Yvonne x

Sue said...

WOW! This is stunning. I love the design and gorgeous detailing.
Sue xx

Larelyn said...

Wow! Your card is Magnifique!! Thanks for sharing at Delightful Challenges.

Susan Hogan said...

Indeed - c'est magnifique. Love it - thanks for sharing with us for Unstampabelles and our current challenge - stitching!

Merry said...

What a beautiful card, those laces are stunning. Thanks for sharing this with us in our Stitching challenge at Unstampabelles this month.

brenda said...

It's quite delightful Viv, I think we surprise ourselves when we don't get a single stamp out.

B x

Carol Willis said...

OMGosh! This is gorgeous Viv. Absolutely adore this.
Caz x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

love your card Viv very classy xx

Monica said...

Truly magnificent and very French.

Unknown said...

Oh boy one super elegant and super chic card here Viv...lovely all over.xx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, so many gorgeous details.
Thank you for sharing with us at Crafting for all Seasons.
P.S. I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look -

CathyC said...

such a lovely, elegant creation! ;-) thank you for joining in our Stitching Challenge at UnstampaBelles.

Shirley said...

Who needs a stamp Viv when you create such beautiful work like this. Love it.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Paper Junkie said...

The sentiment says it all - love it! X

coops said...

so stunning viv.i love the dressform and gorgeous stylish design :D

xx coops xx

Unknown said...

Your card is awesome vintage card. Love color combo, ribbon, lace, everything is perfect!

Thank you for joining our Vintage Challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls.
Jasmina DT PND

Unknown said...

Your card is awesome vintage card. Love color combo, ribbon, lace, everything is perfect!

Thank you for joining our Vintage Challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls.
Jasmina DT PND

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Your card is very pretty, love all the elements and the design. Thanks for joining our Pins and Lace Challenge at CFAS
Cindy DT.

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Beautiful vintage beauty. Beautifully crafted. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Delightful Challenges. We look forward to seeing you again.
Berni, DT

JanR said...

This is lovely! I adore all the fancy bits. Thanks for joining us at UnstampaBelles.

Gail said...

What a great card ,so much to take in.Very chic and not at all shabby.Thanks for playing at UnstampaBelles.

SusanLotus said...

Fantastic card!!! <3

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