Thursday 16 August 2012

A touch of Shabby Chic

Hi everyone, firstly I'd like to apologise for not being around very much at the moment.
We have been having such a lot of work done on the house recently, it's been really difficult to get any crafting or blogging done. I think we're just starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, so hopefully things will soon return to normal.

I've told you all before about how much I love living in this village, but I really can't stress enough how much my life has changed since moving here, it really was the best thing we've ever done.
Our neighbours have become good friends and we've never had such a busy social life, or so much fun.
This card was commissioned by one of my neighbours (who is now one of my best friends) for her daughter's birthday. She has recently redecorated her guest room for when her daughter stays and it is the same style and colour palette as my card.
The funny thing about it is, that neither of us had seen what the other one had done, isn't it strange? It just shows that we both have impeccable taste, ha ha!
Card Details:
* Image - Saturated Canary 'Ava'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers and pencils
* Papers - Prima 'Almanac'
* Dies - Marianne (birdcage) and Poppystamps 'Simple Banner'
* Everything else from my stash

I was really pleased with how this card turned out and I just LOVE these papers. The only disappointment was my colouring skills (especially her hair) My eyesight seems to be getting worse and it's becoming increasingly harder to colour properly. Such a shame as colouring was always one of my favourite pastimes, ah well.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Card Mania 'Anything Goes'
Papertake Weekly Challenge 'Spots 'n' Stripes'



McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Chrissie, I like the shabby chic look the image the papers and the cage.
Kevin xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is fab Chrissie. I know what you mean about eyesight as mine seems to be bad now. Your colouring is great though. I am glad you have settled into your home/village well.


Sue said...

Stunning card Chrissie. I love the image, your colouring is beautiful and those papers are wonderful

Hugs Sue

Miss Emerald said...

Very beautiful card. The colors are gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges! Good luck and hope you'll join us again!

Miss Emerald

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chrissie.

Hugs Riet.xx

Julie said...

This is so gorgeous Chrissie - love the image and beautiufl papers! Lovely to hear that you are so happy with your new village life!! Hugs, Juliexx

coops said...

so stunning chrissie.i love this image and gorgeous colours ;D

xx coops xx

Beryl said...

I am so happy for you that your new life is so enjoyable and fulfilling. That's Fen folk for you.
Your card is beautiful - You are too hard on yourself but I do sympathize about your failing sight.I hope your optician can help with that.
Beryl xx

Sue said...

Hello Chrissie, it's me again!
Just popping back for another look at your gorgeous card and to say thank you for taking part in the Card Mania Challenge

Hugs Sue

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chrissy this is gorgeous I love the shabby chic style, that image and design as well as the colours look fantastic.
Lorraine x

Janet - aka stacky said...

Love your card Chrissie and I am sure Claire will be thrilled with it, you have created 'shabby chic' so well I can never achieve it x

Daniele said...

sounds like yu have really settled into your new home, lovely to have a social circle of friends which lack when you live in a built up area
P.S such a lovely vintage card
hugs and best wishes