Monday, February 10, 2014

Guest Designing At The Shabby Tea Room

I am excited to once again be a "guest designer" at The Shabby Tea Room"!!!!

This weeks challenge is a sketch designed by Lesley Croghan.
I decided to do a combination Spring/Valentine card using the 
gorgeous new Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments papers
I just love how these sweet papers fit into the Marianne book die...
like a real book page!  

As soon as I looked at the sketch the book die came to mind...
as did the papers...I am just impressed I remembered I had

When I was a little girl, my bedroom used to be lilac and pink....
it was my favorite color, and for some reason this card reminds me of those
"long ago" childhood days...
I remember I had a pink ruffled bedspread with roses on it, right out of the
Speigals  catalog!! 
Now that sure ages me....but it was our big mail order at that time!!!!

Products used on my card are:
Marianne Designs:  book die
Cheery Lynn Designs:  Carnivale Border die, Pretty Pretty Bow die, Tiny Flower kit
Memory Box:  Woven basket die
Papers :  Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments
Card Stock"  SU Very Vanilla, Orchard Opulence
SU:  Heart Punch

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Simon Says Blog "work it Wednesday" to use something new
my new is the gorgeous Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments papers


Primitive Seasons said...

What a gorgeous card! You are the designer with all the moves! TFS!


Darlene said...

SO, SO pretty Diane! Love how you've created this 'book' (hmmm don't have that die ... do have a stamp like it though!) This design paper is gorgeous and you've used it perfectly! OH! OH! Just spotted that beautiful floral ribbon bow ... awesome! S-w-e-e-t creation ... well done!

Lisa said...

Congrats on your guest design spot, Diane!! What a gorgeous card!! I love the book and the vintage paper you used for it!! The colors and design are so fabulous!! Love this my friend!! Have a great day :)

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Darnell said...

Congratulations on the GD honor, Diane! You have done a magnificent card using Lesley's wonderful sketch! Just look at all those lush shades of lilac and purple - such an on-trend color right now!!

You brought back memories of the Sears and Pennys catalogs, and Spiegels: oh my, now that was a fancy one; it had the best photography!!

Have a great week! Hugs, Darnell

Leslie Miller said...

Oh! I just about fell over when this popped up! Sooooooo gorgeous in all it's purple vintage glory. I love it with all my heart!

Ros Crawford said...

Congrats on your GD spot my friend ... you rocked that sketch with this lovely vintage card