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Monday 5 August 2013

No Rest for the Wicked

Good morning all.

We've enjoyed a lovely restful three weeks away with mostly gorgeous weather but all good things must come to an end! My niece got engaged last month when she and her partner were away on holiday so I didn't find out until after we had left home so I had to spend yesterday making her a card. My sister told me she was planning a shabby chic wedding so that set the tone for the card and luckily she loved it. So I've another set of Wedding Invites to do for next summer....I've also been told by my sister I can organise the wedding as she hasn't a clue what "shabby chic" is!!

So it looks like I'm going to be a busy bee for the next year at least!

I think a trip to the supermarket is on the cards for today as the cupboards are bare!! Then I need to get some DT work done and get some birthday cards made.

Backing paper is from Crafty Individuals; bird cage and bird dies are from Ann Marie Designs; heart dies are from Spellbinders; border punch from Martha Stewart; butterfly and corner from Melissa Francis; lace, ribbon, string and button from my stash.

I'm very pleased with the final card as shabby chic isn't really my forte but this one came together quite peaceably thank goodness!

Challenges entered:
Crafty Calender - anything goes
Bastel-Traum - shabby chic/vintage
Card and Scrap - anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - things with wings
Craftin Boutique - anything goes
Paper Crafting Journal - punches or die cuts
By LORi Designs - designer paper
Crafting by Designs - anything goes
Crafts and Me - anything goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge - ribbon and lace
Die Cuttin Divas - anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes
Fashionista Challenge - things with wings

Carol x


  1. Glad you enjoyed your break Carol. A very stunning and beautiful card from your corner today. I do love the colours. We came home on Friday too. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. This is a really pretty card Carol with lovely elementsand soft colours - your Niece and her future Husband will love it! Hugs, Claire x

  3. Sounds like you had a lovely holiday Carol! Congrats to your niece and such a gorgeous card to give them! Susan x

  4. A beautiful card Carol. Love the shabby chic look, I just cannot do them! I had to smile when I read that your niece got engaged because there you go again with another wedding! So glad you had a lovely holiday. Michelle x

  5. Gorgeous card, love the soft colours xxx

  6. You had fab weather on your break. This is gorgeous, love it's softness and I'm afraid I'm with your sister - not got a clue what is shabby chic - I know it's not something I can confidently create. You are going to be so busy Karen x

  7. This is gorgeous Carol, glad to hear the weather was good too you while you where away.

    Linda xxx

  8. WOW Carol this is stunning, wow, you have got the shabby chic style off to perfection, those papers and card design look amazing, superb creation.
    lorraine x

  9. Gorgeous....fab embellies! Sounds like you're gonna be busy lol!
    Hugs Jo x

  10. "WOW" Carol this is stunning and its truly shabby chic! nice to hear you had a lovely time away and that the weather was mostly good to you nice to have you back though to see your amazing works of art xx

  11. This is gorgeous,lovely design.xxx

  12. Glad you had a great time Carol and welcome back!! This card is fab huggles hun Sue xxx


  13. Carol. Glad you had a good holiday, it does the batteries good and especially when you get good weather.

    Love your card, the shabby chic look and the colours are lovely.

    Hazel x

  14. Welcome back Carol. This is beautiful, lovely soft colours and fabulous die cut details.

  15. Hi Carol

    Welcome back from your holiday .. .. it sounds like it was a lovely one!

    Loving your card. That birdcage and bird die is beautiful.

    Sounds like you are branching out into "wedding planner mode". Have fun!!

    Love Jules xx

  16. Welcome back, Carol. Love your first post holiday card. Loads of sweet details.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  17. Very pretty card and nice designer papers. Thanks for joining us at BLD.

  18. Hvor er det bare et super flot kort.

    1000 tak for at du deltager på udfordring på Card and scrap.

    DT Sanne

  19. Gorgeous card your niece will love it! Your sister is so lucky to have you to help out, your invites will be amazing I'm sure. Love visiting your site you never disappoint:O)!

  20. Fab card, love the soft colours and the Lovely birds. Thank you for joining us at Fashionista Challenge this time!
    hugs Charlotte

  21. I love what you have created! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar for our Anything Goes challenge!

    Claire xx
    CCC DT

  22. Very pretty. Love the birdcage die cut. Nice color combo too!

    Thank you for joining us at RRR. Hope to see you again soon.


  23. Thanks for sharing this neat Card with bastel-traum.ch! grz Tom

  24. Beautiful shabby chic card! Love the lovebirds and the cage!

  25. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge blog!! Hope to see you join us again… we just started a new challenge today!! Kimberly DT – Paper Munch Designs


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