Friday, January 23, 2015

Shabby and Chic

Hello my friends!
Today is the start of another new challenge at 
with our theme being "Wings and Things" with "Annie" as our hostess!
Our lovely sponsors this week are 

I had lots of fun with this theme, 
getting to use some very "neglected" products!
I gathered up a few bits and baubles 
and let the creating begin!

After embossing my Very Vanilla card stock, 
I cut a pretty Spellbinders die
from some of my favorite SU papers 
(though I can't remember the
Funny, how I hunted and hunted for this particular paper in my stash, and then covered most of it up..
I think that happens a lot!!

The bird and and bird cage are a TH die 
I haven't used in years!  
The cage was cut on Core'dinations paper, then sanded.
Kind of hard sanding those "bars" on the cage, 
but I managed not to tear them!

The bits and baubles were just things I had in my stash, 
the feathers being ones
I bought just before the holidays.  
I used to have bags of those things when my
sister and I were doing shows, 
but wouldn't you know I gave all those kinds
of things to a pre-school before I really got into card making and now find
I am buying then again...
isn't that the way most things!
Live and learn I guess as the saying goes!!

I used a bit of Martha Stewart Crystal Coarse Glitter 
on my flowers.
The finishing touches were the bow and key 
at the top of the cage!

Now my friends, head on over to the "Fussy and Fancy" blog and see all 
the pretty projects the Fussy and Fancy girls have for you....and while there,
why not join in the challenge with us, we would love to have you!!

Entering the following challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons .... Things With Wings
Word Art Wednesday .... Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew .... Shabby Chic
Tuesday Throwdown .... Embossing
Creative Knockouts .... Lots of Embellies


Beth Brovold said...

Beautiful Diane!! I love the layers of dies and all your lovely embellishments!! Have a wonderful weekend Diane!!
Take care,

Desire Fourie said...

Diane this is just pure delight. Loving the birdie and the cage.
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wannabcre8tive said...

This is gorgeous. Love the blue and ivory colors with all the fab details.

Ros Crawford said...

Fabulous card!! I too have that die ... Haven't used mine in years either!

Lisa said...

This is absolutely stunning, Diane!! I love the layers!! The flowers are gorgeous!! And the bird and cage are fabulous!! I have that cage die and haven't used it in forever - I'd forgotten about it!! You've inspired me to dig it out!! Love the papers...what I can see of them (just kidding ;) This is amazing my friend!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Hopefully it's not too cold up there...after a few days of 50's it's back in the low 30's, but no snow so I'm happy!! Happy Friday :)

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Leslie Miller said...

You surely do have all the right stuff when it comes to creating shabby gorgeousness! Love this!

Tamie said...

Such amazing inspiration! Loving how you added the embellishments. Your colors together are so beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Knockouts.

Tamie DT

Darlene said...

Just gorgeous Diane! LOVE the design and all the beautiful detail! Did you make those flowers? They are beautiful! Another fabulous creation! Well done my friend!

Carol S. said...

A stunning card and love the design. Thanks for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons. Carol S. DT

Unknown said...

gorgeous diane. I love the bird cage! You ahve certainly followed the shabby chic theme-I love it! Thank you for joiing us at Creative Card Crew. Irene DT xx

Vannessa said...

Great shabby & chic card - love all your pretty embellishments.

Hugs, Vannessa

Mary Lou said...

Wow this is AMAZING!!! Funny how those neglected embellies tend to create such Beauty!!! I saw the pic of your grandchildren--WONDERFUL and yes they grow up tooo fast:)

Carol said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for joining our "Things with Wings" challenge at CFAS this time. Carol DT x