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Thursday 24 February 2011

Shabby Chic at Rainbow Lady's Challenge blog

Hi there, Thursday means a new challenge at Rainbow Lady's Challenge and this week we have a fab 'Shabby Chic' theme and a wonderful sponsor, our lucky winner will receive a prize from Steph of

I struggle with Shabby Chic although its a style I really love. I've used embossed card from Hunky Dory for the background, distressed with my craft knife and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. I've used a beautiful rose fairy image from Joanna Sheen, coloured with promarkers, cut out with a nestie and inked with distress ink. The rose bp is from one of Joanna Sheen's paper pads. The lacy frills are made with a strip of paper punched with MS doiley punch and pleated. The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I'm entering this little fairy in the following challenges:
2Sisters: embossing
Corrosive Challenge: Magical Creatures
Crafts and me: Things with Wings
Crafty Creations: At the bottom of my garden
Ooh La La: Pink Pink and more pink
Stamps R Us: for the girls

thanks for calling by, don't forget to check out my teamies fab blogs as they have some gorgeous Shabby Chic creations for you
Claire xx


  1. I struggle with this type of card too Claire. You may think you struggle, but it doesn' look lit it. Great card'
    Beryl x

  2. This is really beautiful Claire. I love the pleated punched paper. I looks like lace rather than paper.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  3. Delicious creation, love all the flowers.

    Hugs Ali x

  4. very pretty! thanks for joining the corrosive challenge this week!

  5. Gorgeous card Claire I love the paper lace that you made! Looks like we will be in for a busy week with the fab prize up for grabs. Love Elizabeth xxx

  6. So gorgeous Claire, love all the flowers and the paper pleating. With a fab prize for this weeks challenge I am sure we will be inundated with lots of entries.
    Hugs xx

  7. Hi Claire,
    Another truly gorgeous card! I really love that paper pleating you did around the image, and gorgeous flowers, your shabby look is terrific. Thanks for joining us this week at Stamps R Us.
    hugs Marilyn

  8. Hi There.

    A totally gorgeous card, love all the attention to detail.

    Thanks for joining us at SFC, good luck.
    Huggies Angel

  9. Ah this is super, What a great card, I love the colours you have used. Hope all is well Hazelxoxo

  10. This is beautiful! I think you've captured the shabby chic style perfectly! If you struggle, you hide it well! Lol I love how you "ruffled" the doily punch! Very clever! Such pretty flowers & papers too! Thanks for playing along @ The Corrosive Challenge! :)

  11. What a stunning card - such a dreamy image and I love each and every flower!

    Thanks for joining us over at Lexi's Creations this fortnight in our 'Flowers' challenge - good luck.

    Lou Mac. xo

  12. Wow how creative and so so pretty in fact I think your card is beautiful and the ruffled border is fabulous
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  13. wow ,what a fantastic card,love the pretty colours and your colouring is beautiful,the ruffled border is perfect
    thanks for joining in at
    lexis creations,cardmadfairys digi days and ooh-la-la [guest dt this month]
    tracey x

  14. Lovely card, the backing paper and flowers are so right together and the frills are a super idea.
    Jen x

  15. so sweet and magical! Hugs Juls

  16. Hiya Claire how are you ? good i hope.

    Gorgeous card thanks for joining us at SFC good luck in the draw.

  17. Lovely job - wonderful flower placement - your "lace" is perfect! Whole thing is great. Thanks so much for participating in the challenge over at Stamps R Us!

  18. Gorgeous card!!! Thanks for joining in with our Fantasy Challenge at the Creative Card Crew.
    Caroline x

  19. This is beautiful I love the flowers really gorgeous make!

    Thanks for joining the sparkles girls this fortnight!

  20. Gorgeous card love the lace around the frame. I love shabby chic.
    Thankyou for joining us girlies over at Crafts & Me Challenges, good luck.

    Hugs Vicky xx

  21. Hi Claire,
    Aww hun this is adorable, love that image and your ruffled border is fab. Thanks for joining in with our Pink Pink and More Pink challenge at OLL this time.
    Dawn xx

  22. That's funny, we're cross-DT-ing :P I just made a shabby chic card for the next Corrosive challenge so that I can enter into the Rainbow Lady challenge tomorrow :D
    Thanks so much for playing along with our Corrosive "Magical Creatures" challenge with your beautiful creation, and good luck!

  23. Stunning card – the floral arrangement is gorgeous.
    Thanks for playing along at LC’s this time & good luck.
    Debs xx


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