Saturday, 13 July 2013

a bit shabby

Good morning! And what a beautiful morning it is!! The sun is shining and it's really warm already, oh I DO love the summer! Mathilda, my Great Dane, 10 months old now, absolutely adores the sun, she's outside now, lying full stretch on the decking...catching some rays! She's not silly though, when she gets too warm she'll come indoors to cool off, just as well, they don't make sunscreen for dogs yet!
Back to business, todays card is for this weeks challenge at Sweet Stampin', the theme for this week is 'Shabby Chic',  Our sponsor this week is,Bunny Zoe and we also have a monthly sponsor,
My card is made using a beautiful (free) digi, which I found here, there are some gorgeous images on this site!. I coloured the image with copics, and 'aged' the edges and background with distress ink. Papers are from my stash, again distressed and inked. I added some flowers a ribbon and a metal flower, lace, doily, brads, (no kitchen sink).... the little banner is hand written. I made this for my Mum to give to her sister, Mum was really pleased with it, I hope my aunt will be too!
Don't forget to pop over to  Sweet Stampin' to have a look at the rest of the teams fabulous cards, hopefully you'll be inspired to join us this week!
I'm off now to join Mathilda in the garden, to spend some quality time with a deranged serial killer (I do love a good read!)
Thanks for calling by
Have a great weekend!
Challenges entered
brownsugar shades of blue
sisteract anything goes
craftyribbons anything with ribbon
dutchdare ribbon, distressing, birthday
whimsy inspiration ribbon and lace
scrap-creations ribbons and bows
papertake old (the metal flower) blue


  1. This is beautiful, Chris. Love the colour and the digi is gorgeous - I can think of lots of occasions where you could use a stamp like this. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Tracey x

  2. JUst GOrgeous! LOve your colours and design too Chris...LOve your sentiment too.
    To hot for me! I've been covering the dog with a wet towel to keep her cool...She's 12 today lol...
    My kinda books too lol x

  3. Just gorgeous Chris. Love those blue flowers. Dx

  4. This is just gorgeous,fabulous

  5. Oh Chris,you do make me smile!
    Your card is gorgeous, loving the colours! Enjoy the sunshine, me,I'm staying in the shade and nowhere near any serial killers;) xxx

  6. Absolutely gorgeous Chris I love it.

    Susan x

  7. A very beautiful card. I love all the ribbon, doilies and lace. The image is beautifully colored. Thanks for joining us this week at the Dutch Dare.

  8. Hi Chris, what a wonderful cats. love the colour combination and all the stunning and great details. Fantastic.
    Hugs Claudia

  9. Wonderful shades of blue card, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

  10. Dear Chris, you have made such a romantic and beautiful card, I especially love the sentiment! I would like to thank you that you entered my new challenge blog 'C... is for Challenge'. Thank you for your trust and I wish you good luck in the draw!
    Hugs from Poland,
    Anna xxx

  11. Wow. This is lovely Chris. Love the flowers!

    Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge this week.

    Angeline DT

  12. gorgeous card Chris. looks so elegant.

    Big hugs
    Doreen xx

  13. Love this Chris! Just love everything about it! Judy x

  14. Gorgeous card Chris, very stylish and fab ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
    Lols x x x

  15. This is absolutely beautiful. The blue morning glories are stunning. Gorgeous card. --Gail

  16. Totally adore the shabby chic look!!! Great image and coloring.

    Thanks for joining us at Dutch Dare Card Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  17. Absolutely gorgeous card Chris, the image is so beautiful.


  18. So very pretty. Thanks for sharing at Brown Sugar Shades of Blue Challenge!