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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

A little Shabby, a little Chic!


Oh I'm late off the mark again!  I meant to post this at 6.30am this morning but unfortunately I overslept!! Argh!  Something I never do.  I am an early riser because I'm most definitely a Morning Person.  Anything after 7pm might just as well be written off!

So, over at Midweek Magnolias this week we are going Shabby Chic!  One of my favourite themes, although I really struggle to achieve it!  It seems to come so easily to some people, but my projects tend not to look like the image I had in my head.  So Shabby Chic is now my short-term goal, and herein begins my journey!  Watch this space!  LOL!!!


I made my card using my new favourite dies - Marianne's Petra Large Oval.  The bg was made using a couple of Kaisercraft stamps which I thought look terribly Chic!  I 'shabbied' my card using distress inks, but I'm not sure if it looks more 'dirty' than aged - maybe I've just invented a new technique 'Dirty Chic'! LOL!  Anyways, I am sharing my card with two other blog challenges.  Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes and Totally Tilda - Spots and Stripes

That's my lot for today then.  Please pop over to visit my lovely teamies at Midweek Magnolias - they have some amazing cards that they have created to inspire and entice you to play along with our theme.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please leave with a smile on your face! :oD xx

12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Anne I love this Tilda and the die cut frame is soooo pretty.

    My Shabby Chic looks more like vintage, although I'm not too sure what the difference is LOL!!!

    Hugs
    Penni
    X


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  2. This is just so utterly gorgeous! Hugs Juls

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  3. Stunning card again Anne, love the colours and beautiful die-cuts. xxx

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  4. Beautiful card, Anne! You are mastering the shabby chic style just fine, my dear! Love your gorgeous coloring as always, and i do love the dies you used on this. Looks fab with the embossing and the distressing on it! The Kaiser stamps looks perfect as a background- and no- it does not look dirty at all!- and yes, I always leave your blog with a smile on my face! Thank you for that! Have a wonderful day (even after 7am.. lol) Lots of hugs, Elizabeth x

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  5. Gorgeous card, Anne. Love the shabby chic design. Tilda looks awesome and beuatifully colored as always. She has stolen the show!
    Hugz,
    Cathy Lee

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  6. Wow!! this is a fabulous card Anne, your colouring and layout are superb. I love your "dirty" shabby chic look. Hugs Suzi xx

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  7. What a wonderful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  8. I saw your card on facebook and I had to take a look on your blog!
    Your cards look absolutely amazing and I love your coloring.

    I will leave your site with a very big smile for sure!

    Greetings,
    Esther

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  9. Wowww I sooo love this card Anne!!!
    Fabulous work - gorgeous!!
    Have a lovely day.

    ♥ Hugs, Inger

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  10. Magnificent creation Anne, I'm blown away by your beautiful colouring and gorgeous design!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Totally Tilda
    Hugs Nicola xxx

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  11. I think your doing fab on your journey of shabby chic, totally love what you have done with this card - and the colouring is exqusite as always xxx

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