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


Tracey T said...

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

chrissy xx said...

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

Debbie said...

Just gorgeous Chris. Love those blue flowers. Dx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fabulous

Julie said...

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

mixamatoasties said...

Absolutely gorgeous Chris I love it.

Susan x

LINDA M said...

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.

Claudia said...

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

cass said...

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

Anna Jasiolek said...

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

Angeline said...

Wow. This is lovely Chris. Love the flowers!

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

Angeline DT

Bea und Doreen said...

gorgeous card Chris. looks so elegant.

Big hugs
Doreen xx

Beebeebabs said...

Wow absolutely beautiful!!!

Inkypinkydelights said...

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

Lorraine A said...

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

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

Gail said...

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

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

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

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Chris, the image is so beautiful.


Scrapaddict said...

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