Tuesday, 1 October 2013

A Little Bit Shabby at A Little Bit Crafty!

Good Morning Everyone, 
Firstly I'd like to say a big 'hello' to my new followers - I really appreciate you taking the time to visit my little blog, and secondly....It's October...what happened to the last 9 months???!! 
It's time for a brand new challenge over at A Little Bit Crafty and this month the theme is...
                                          A LITTLE BIT SHABBY
Now, I'm not too good with the whole shabby/chic type of thing, but I had a go and here's my effort!
The image is one of the gorgeous fairies from the 'Return to Fairy Glen' collection. I've coloured her with promarkers and added lots of glitter to her fairy wings.

The background papers are from Melissa Frances - C'est la Vie.
I tried to give the card a bit of a distressed look but after a few attempts with sandpaper, I was the one distressed so I turned to the cheese grater! Then I thought I'd do a bit of stitching around the edges, but the sewing machine stitched it's last and I had to resort to a promarker fine liner pen! At least I had all the pretty flowers from the Ribbon Girl to fall back on.
I also used a MB cloud die, a MB Pippi butterfly die and the pearls and ribbon are from my stash.

This month we are sponsored by The Octopode Factory with a $10 gift certificate.
Our second sponsore is Hobbycutz with a £7.50 voucher

And last but not least is Crafty Sentiment Designs.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-

A Creative Romance - Fairytale or Winged Creations
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Fairies and or Butterflies
The Sugar Bowl - Anything Sugar Nellie
Stampin for the Weekend - Fairies and Fantasy
Crafty Catz - Birthdays
Totally Papercrafts - Stitching on a card

Thank you for taking the time to visit me today and for all your lovely comments.
Lorraine x


Patricia said...

Brilliant, beautiful, wonderful colouring and fantastic layout.
I am not really into the "shabby" thing either but like to have a go now and again.
You have made a fantastic job on this card I love everything about it
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful, adore these fairies and your distressing is great. I love my distress tool, maybe you need one, love the shabby chic look

Christine Harrop said...

Like you I'm not good at shabby chic, but you've done a fabulous job here. And the image is so cute. Christine xx

Squirrel x said...

Sounds like this was a little bit stressful hunny! But was a gorgeous end result, she is a sweetheart and, as always, your colourwork is awesome. Brilliant m'friend. Hugs Sxx

Carole said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us @ Totally Papercrafts this week.
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous, hugs Pops x x x

Irene said...

Brilliant and beautiful Lorraine, and your distresing is perfect.

brenda said...

Apologies this is a bit of a copy/pasty comment (again) Lorrtaine but the fingers and hands still not playing the computer game, but still wanted to pop in any say hello and what lovely work as always.

B x

Whisper said...

Oooo absolutely devine, luv Sam x

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Lorraine, I think you have achieved the shabby/chic look wonderfully.

Sue said...

Stunning card Lorraine. I love the pretty image, wonderful colouring and beautiful detailing too.
Sue xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the fab image and papers.xxx

Jennifer said...

Your colouring, shading, and colour combos continue to 'blow me away' Lorraine...This is gorgeous.

I know what you mean about being more distressed than the distressing...I almost have palpitations. However, you have 'nailed it' with this beautiful creation.

Jennifer. x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Its fabulous Lorraine! The Tim Holtz distressing tool is quite handy for edges. I think you did a wonderful job (as always)! susan x

Tanya said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine, love it! You did great at the shabby chic look, I'm trying so hard to do it but never get it *quite* right haha.

I do distress my edges quite a bit though - this is how I do it: I get a piece of damp material (I use a piece of baby wipe) and drag it all around the edge of the paper I want to distress so that it slightly softens it, then I get my craft knife (or actually a dull blade that I've already removed from the knife) and drag that around the edge, and voila, distressed edge :) Hope this is of help to you for next time :)

Tags xx

Pat K said...

Beautiful card Lorraine and I think you rocked the shabby chic look. Pat K xx

Jac said...

This is beautiful, your distressing looks wonderful as does does your beautifully coloured image, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Janine said...

Wow, this is stunning Lorraine! Gorgeous image and beautifully coloured. Love the faux stitching and the flowers are so pretty especially the daisy.
Hugs, Janine xx

Claire said...

A beautiful card Lorraine, love the image and pretty colours and elements. Hugs, Claire x

cuilliesocks said...

Love the Shabby lok of your card Lorraine, gorgeous fairy image and the colours are wonderful, hugs Kate x

susiestacey said...

Laughing at you using a cheese grater - thats original lol. Beautiful card, love the image and details, like you l just don't get the shabby thingy x Susan x

Kat W said...

You definitely nailed the shabby theme even if it did take a bit of effort to get there...cheese grater...lol!
This image is gorgeous and your colouring is perfect - love the sweet little pearl dots too :-)
Hugs, Kat x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine. You made me smile with your write up. I am no good at shabby but yours looks awesome.


Crafty Moone Cards said...

So beautiful Lorraine.
Sue x

mixamatoasties said...

That is so gorgeous Lorraine. Beautiful card.

Susan xx

mixamatoasties said...

PS Thanks for sharing at Totally Papercrafts and The Sugar Bowl!

Susan xx

Juls said...

oooooh this is just soooooo gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us in the Sugar Bowl. Hugs Juls

Sanja Grdinić said...

This is very pretty - love the coloring of the fairy and those fussy clouds. :)
Have a great day, Lorraine!

Jules said...

Hi Lorraine

Simply beautiful.

Love the soft muted colours very much and that gorgeous image.

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

kanda said...

This is so gorgous. Beautiful soft colours, super papers amd fabulous flowers xx

coops said...

so stunning lorraine.i love your beautiful design and the image is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx


Beautiful card and stamp, and your colouring is fabulous. Thank you for sharing your pretty card with us in The Sugar Bowl Challenge this month. Good luck. Hugs Janine xx

Little K Smith said...

Aawww this is totally gorgeous hun! I adore the beautiful image, you've coloured her perfectly and the flowers are so pretty too!

Jo said...

Just beautiful....gorgeous image & fab embellies! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles this time & good luck!
hugs Jo x

Jenny said...

Oh this is just beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Creative Romance. Jen xx

P.S I have a little Candy on my blog if you care to visit :) http://jfroog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/hey-lovely-bloggers.html

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine! I love the colour scheme you've chosen, so soft and dreamy. Beautiful image too. Hugs, Wends x

Craftdee said...

Beautiful card, as ever :-) Have you checked out the Sugar Nellie challenge blog... off you go :-)) Donna xx

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