Shabby spring card



I had a craft day with my friend Tina yesterday and she told me about a sketch challenge at http://cardpatterns.blogspot.com/. This is a challenge that I have not entered before and all my followers will know I am a BIG challenge fan. We both decided to have a go at the sketch to see how different our sketches turned out. Check Tina's out here:- http://sparklygirl-tina.blogspot.com/ and mine is above. I decided to go for a  modern kind of shabby card and Tina went for bright and bold colours.
The frame and border were cut on my Cricut machine and the bird is a Marianne die cut. I distressed my paper edges and I layered the frame with foam pads to give it some lift. I made the flower myself by gathering some lace into a circle for the outer layer. The second layer is cut from a small scalloped die and I added a button to the centre tied with some twine.
My friends know I am not a "white space" person, so this is the nearest I will probably get to a "clean and simple" card. I must admit I enjoyed making it but am a bit disappointed that it did not photograph well. I gave up after trying three times.
As usual I am entering this card into LOTS of challenges as I don't like to leave anyone out. they are listed below.

http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ (80)  anything goes
http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.com/ (7)  anything goes
http://mygraficocrafts.blogspot.com/ (122) flowers
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/ (31) lace
http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com/ (96)  lace
http://crazychallenge.blogspot.com/ (108) anything goes
http://craftybloggersnetwork.blogspot.com/ (15)  springtime
http://scrappyfrogschallenge.blogspot.com/ (Feb 6th) die cuts
http://theprettylittleribbonshop.blogspot.com/ (7) anything goes
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ (20) spring
http://ribboncarouselchallenge.blogspot.com/ (RCC42) anything goes + use anything from a spool
                                                                                 ( I used lace )
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.com/ (57) anything goes
http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com/ (73) pretty in lace
http://thepixiecottage.blogspot.com/ (110) anything goes and/or sketch
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/ (143) add dimension
http://ribbongirls.blogspot.com/ (16) pink, brown, cream
http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/ (35) bring on spring
http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.com (35)/ spring
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/ (121) something beginning with B (Bird, Branch, blooms, button)
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/ (78) anything goes linky party
http://desertislandcraftschallenge.blogspot.com/ (25) chose at least 3 items from the itinerary. I chose 2 or more patterned papers, 2 or more die cuts and twine.
http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com/ (47) anything goes


26 comments:

Anne-Marie said...

Gorgeous creation.....love that lace flower base!

Pat Garvin said...

Love your lace embellishment. Thanks for joining speedy Fox and Friends.

Payne Holler Cards said...

beautiful lace!
thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends(-:

Louise said...

Gorgeous card, love the details thanks for joining us at Creatalicious for our lace challenge
Louise

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Shirley!! I love the soft colors and all of your beautiful details! Thank you for stopping to visit me from MIM!
Hugs, Tammy

Martha Pineda said...

gorgeous, such an amazing card :)

Barbara Colbert said...

Beautiful! Great lace look! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends.

Barbara Colbert said...

Beautiful! Great lace look! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends.

Jenny said...

Eine tolle Karte in tollen Farben.
Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. Liebe Grüße.

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Beautiful card. The lace is gorgeous. Thank you for joining HIMCR challenge. Have a good day!

-x-Nat-x- said...

Wow Shirley this is such a beautiful and elegant card!! Love it! Saw this over at MIM!
Nat -x-

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Shirl

Well your card is just fantastic - love it - slightly different to what you had worked on when you were at mine (ha ha!!) but love it just as much!! So glad you made it over to the Card Patterns sketch - you never know I might even get you doing a CAS card soon......... I bet that thought has made you shudder thinking of all that white space - LOL.

Anyway big hugs my crafting friend.

Tina
XXXX

Rene said...

Very pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Good luck!
Rene :D

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is adorable Shirley. I know what you mean about white space!!! Love this lovely card. Miss our craft days sweetie.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Nela said...

Gorgeous creation in beautiful colours!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
Hugs Nela

Curlybear said...

Oh wow this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and image is adorable and so beautifully coloured and its just perfect for this weeks challenge

thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Eye Spy something beginning with B and we hope you stop by next week and join in with the fun,


Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Crafty Cat Dt

Ribbon Girl said...

Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl colour challenge. Mary G x

laney said...

super card ! Thanks for joining us at 'That Craft Place' this time, hope to see you next time too, so nice of you to give us your support
hugs
laney

Bianca said...

That´s really so very springlike! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Joynana said...

Very cute card, love the light spring feel that it has. Thanks for joining us for 2 Sisters anything goes challenge.

Erin said...

beautiful card
thanks for joining us at
That Craft PLace
Erin

Mary J said...

That is beautiful Shirley! Thx for linking up to the Make It Monday party!

Mary x

cbuswell said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns this week!

Nicola Jayne Saul said...

Beautiful, thanks for joining us at CBN this week, NJ X

sara said...

really pretty card thanks so much for joining us at deep ocean this week
hugs sara x x

Karita said...

Such a beautiful card with wonderful details! :)

Thank you for joining at Deep Ocean Challenge :)
Hugs,
Karita

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