Thursday, 19 April 2012

Shabby Chic - Charisma Cardz



Good Morning, I'm back again today with another card :)

Our new challenge over at Charisma Cardz this week is 'Shabby Chic', and we are sponsored by the brilliant Joanna Sheen and the fabulous Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Now an even better surprise, and an extra special reason to play along this week is also a voucher code for 10% off all purchases online from Bunny Zoe's Crafts for everyone who enters our challenge!  How fab is that!! :)


So, onto my card........  I think this was one of the very first rubber stamps I ever bought and I still love it!  Its always kept out on display as its more like a crafting ornament! lol :)

I stamped the image with Memento Rich Cocoa , and then matted onto Bazzill cardstock.  The hand-stitched papers are a mix of Prima and K&Co, and the flowers are WOC.  There is a little piece of cheesecloth tucked behind the layers and the chipboard sentiment is from very ancient stash, which was just sanded and roughed up a bit.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

By The Cute & Girly - Once Upon A Time
ABC Challenge - N is for Neutrals
Totally Gorjuss - Blling
Dream Valley - Earth Tones
Stamptacular Sunday - Freebie Week
Bling It On - Monochrome
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes
Crafts & Me - Vintage

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and for all the lovely comments, I read them all and they are much appreciated :)

51 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Just sooo beautiful. Love the shabby chickness.
Hugs
Deisre

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,what a great image and fabulous design..xxx

Claire said...

This is such a gorgeous shabby chic card - love it. Have a great day. Hugs, Claire x

Paula (PEP) said...

Jaw dropped & sits on floor! Love the colours & sanding plus the stitching. Using the brown for stamping is so effective. Have a lovely weekend.
Paula (PEP)

Pink Dandelion said...

OMG Alison this is gorgeous, you are so clever. Debs xx

Jenny said...

You took the letters right out of my mouth Pink Dandelion. OMG!!!!! This is gorgeous Alison. x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh WOw this is fabulous! Alison I love it! Bet it is wet and cold with you today, just like it is with us! Good crafting weather though! Judy x

Faye said...

Oooh super stylish! xx

Olga said...

another eye popping jaw dropping gorgeous creation! I have that stamp too, may try and case your card........you know you are one of my favorites right? LOL

Bea und Doreen said...

simply stunning - as always
hugs
Doreen xx

catherine said...

This is just super Alison and I love everything about it. Love all the things you have added to it and the style you have used
x catherine

NGCARDS said...

A fantastic card hun! Thanks for playing at PTW this week! xxx

Lukrut*s Muse said...

super gorgeous ♥
love your shabby chic!

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Alison! A real beauty!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow, wow, wow this is GORGEOUS alison.

greetings karin

Heleen said...

This is such a lovely card! I love it. Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday this week. I hope to see you soon again.
Hugs, Heleen

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Alison, love the colours and design.Fab image too!
Lorraine x

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love the pretty details.

Sue said...

Wowzer!! this is breathtakingly beautiful Alison!! I love those soft earthy tones. The image is really beautiful and the layout is perfect! So many wonderful details in this card. Love the fleur de lis frame, the butterfly, the roses, the sentiment, the lush papers, crystals, pearls….it's perfect and a real stunner !!
Hope you are having a good week!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Suzilou said...

Brilliant card, I do like that stamp and the lovely soft colours. Gorgeous embelishments and love those letters. Fantastic card :)

Wishcraft said...

Wow this is just so beautiful Alison! Love the softness of it and everything that you've used - fabulous :o) Hugs, Lisa x

coops said...

ooooooooooo wow love this very much alison.i`ve got a real liking of vintage at the mo and this is just devine.i love the distressed letters and stunning image and details :D

xx coops xx

Mary J said...

Wow, stunning Alison! I just love the subtle distressing and the gems are all perfectly placed!

Donna Mosley said...

Wowsers! Alison, this is ona amazing creation hun. Love all the scrummy details and the image is stunning. Loved your Mum's tips for the cleaning too, will definately help me out lol!

Donna x

Theresa said...

WOW!! I love this. What a gorgeous card. I love the softness and the flowers. The textures are amazing. The image is beautiful - I'd display it too. Alison, I just love your creations. This is amazing. Thank you for showing me the beauty in this world.

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is absolutely gorgeous...

Love the colours that you have chosen just fabulous...

Have a fab weekend huggles Pops x x x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW! What a fabby shabby chic card Alison. Brilliant xxx

She is the looking the exact same angle as the Richard Armitage picture you have on your blog! Maybe he gave you inspiration!? xxx

Dora said...

O wow this is stunning Alison, I love the shabby chic look .. so elegant, love it xx

Tine said...

Gorgeous card, Alison. Fabulous details and a perfect shabby chic card.
Tine :)

Zima said...

This card is beautiful! Great layout and embellishments!

And thank you for your kind comment! I really appreciated what you wrote about the flamingos! :)

Hope you get a great weekend!
Hugs, Maria

Elaine said...

Hi Alison ,this is absolutely beautiful.
I am just catching up viewing as I have been poorly, feeling much better now and will be posting soon.
You have been making some fabulous cards since I have been away
well done Hugs Elaine

Heidi said...

Your card is absolutely stunning Alison!
I love it:)
All those gorgeous details and beautiful colours.
Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Heidi:)

mixamatoasties said...

Stunning Alison. Love it :)

xxx

Katina said...

Breathtakingly gorgeous!!
xxx

Sarah said...

Me again! Alison this is just wonderful.

Thing is I've got that stamp (one I brought a loooong time ago when I first started stamping and thought I'd be into 'arty' things) and that sentiment, but don't think I'd ever be able to make a card this beautiful with them! I just don't have the feel for it and eye for detail that you do.

I'm not going to list all I like about it - I'd be here all night! Lets just say I think it's all brilliant.

Have a great weekend.

Sarah

Tracey T said...

Wow, Alison - I love everything about this card! The soft colours are beautiful and the chipboard sentiment is gorgeous. Thanks for the tip about the Cheery Lynn challenge - I've entered my card and added this challenge to my favourites. Btw, lovely hanglar only is now lovely hanglar and sweet magnolias, so any of your Tilda cards can be entered there now. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Tracey x

Bettina L. said...

Wow this is beautiful. Love the shabby monochrome look and those flowers and letters makes it stunning. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge, Bettina xx

Rose said...

Oooh, Alison . . . your layers of patterns and embellishments look fantastic on this wonderful and inspiring card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "Vintage" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

Anita said...

Goodness gracious, this is FABulous! The die cuts, the image, the beautiful flowers...it's absolutely perfect. Thanks so much for joining us at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Jill said...

beautiful card Alison love the image and all the detail thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So pretty Alison, I absolutely love the colours, the sentiment is fab and the image and flowers are beautiful, love it
Lindsay xx

Terry said...

Thank you so much for sharing your FABULOUS card with the dt from Simon Says Stamp and Show, my goodness I am loving every little bit of your beautifull creation. It is absolutely STUNNING. Good luck, hugs terry xxxx

mags said...

Such a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley.
Mags
x

Annie said...

Hi Alison. I love your card. The image is gorgeous and the layout and embellishments set it all off. Fab creation from a fellow Scot. Thanks for sharing. I have became a follower as I like your style of crafting. Hope you will follow me too. Annie :)

Lorraine said...

Yow, gorgeous shabby chic, Alison! Love that stamped image, all of the beautiful details and the sanded chipboard! Very cool!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Alison, Thats a beautiful image, and a stunning card. Just Love it!
Could I ask what the image is?
Avril xx

Aunty Sue said...

Stunning card and thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

C R A Z Y pretty...are you getting sick of reading the comments saying so? No way! LOL!
This is great and PERFECT for the neutral challenge at ABC! So glad you shared this over there!

~Leah

Aideen said...

Wow this card is beautiful-love the image, colors, layout all of it!!!

Thanks for joining in with bythecuteandgirly this month :) x

Céline said...

so sweet card
thanks for playing with us at BTC&G this month
hugs
céline

Distressed Miss said...

Stunning card Alison, it is simply beautiful, fab attention to detail.
Thanks for joining us at ABC this week.
Hugs
Clare
xx

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