Thursday, 14 August 2014


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: said...

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

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Viv, love the pretty colours.
Wendy xx

Meggymay said...

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

Carole said...

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

Sue said...

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

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

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

vic said...

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!
Vic x

debby4000 said...

Beautiful Wedding card.

Jackie said...

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

Sarn said...

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

Viv said...

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

Darnell said...

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

Unknown said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Viv, this is just so beautifully elegant, feminine and with a lovely hint of shabby vintage.
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Judith said...

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

Pat said...

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

Anonymous said...

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