Wednesday 24 September 2014

Not Too Shabby!

Hello there, did you think I'd run away? 
Crafting has had to take a back seat lately, there's been so much going on and I don't know how you find it but the longer it is between playing,
 the harder it is to get creative. 
I have to say that when I saw the theme for the new Challenge at Southern Girls
, I panicked a little, you know me, I'm a CAS kinda girl, and the theme chosen for our
 Team Lou is
As usual we have some brilliant sponsors for this one,
I used Isabella by one of them, 
I also used a Marianne Craftable die, not the entire die cut but segments cut from Vintage Frame.
Have to say though that despite my fears, once I got into it I thoroughly enjoyed using the theme! I found myself using paint to distress the kraft envelope that I used as my base layer, I roughed up some of my edges with a nail file and broke out the Mega flakes, just a shame I couldn't find my flitter glue! I also managed a first thanks to Colette and my lucky win at Cosmic Strawberry last month, I used a doily!
You could be seeing a few more
 Shabby Chic Makes
 from me some time soon!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CCC71, Twine,
CM, Diecut,
DOC87, At least one flower,
BZC, Lace,
CMC56, Doily,
ES107, Distressed,
ALBC, Distress it.

Thanks for stopping by,


Nancy in Iowa said...

I TOTALLY am with you on the disruption of mojo when away from card making! When I can't get to my "Bubble"...I always have this nagging fear that I won't be able to dive right back in! AND - I have Shabby Chic FEAR! I never get it right. Don't add the right elements - add to much...not enough....YIKES!
You did a great job with this!! Love all the elements! So smart - smudging up the craft base with paint!!! I think you have your MOJO back!

Chris said...

It's gorgeous, Julie! You've stepped right out of your comfort zone to produce this beauty! Love the distressing!

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute and pretty. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
Cathy DT Member

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Julie I utterly love what you did this challenge. I love the stamp you chose, I love the layout and the soft embellies. Utterly brilliant, gorgeous card. Hugs, Wends x

Stamping With Bibiana said...

lovely card and yes I understand, where time goes by? hugs from california.
PS;BTW just in case you have a moment free in the future, I am hosting new challenge at my blog twice a month called "Throwback Thursdays" just in case you are into challenges :)

Unknown said...

Very nicely done for a CAS girl! Thanks for sharing with us at Eureka, hope you'll come back and play again!

karalschuknecht said...

Your card is beautiful, I love the coloring. Thank you for joining us this week for our Vintage or Distressed Challenge.
Karal DT for Eureka Stamps

Unknown said...

Super adorable! Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew!

Cathy P said...

Love what you have done with the card, Julie! The fairy and the doily are perfect in the design.