Sunday, July 03, 2011

shabby chic????...

Good morning everyone, well I'm not here but off on my travels again, omg how packed was the car when we were packing it yesterday, I thought the back tyres would explode and I could see steam coming out of Phil's ears when I kept appearing with more and more bags...oops...well he wants it nice doesn't he and that takes a little bit of effort....oooohhhhhh I was walking through the town the other and just had to go past Laura Ashley's didn't I, they have a 50% sale on...oooohhhhhhhh nnnnooooooo I thought now its against the shoppers law to pass a sale isn't it....their wallpaper is just drooly and they have fantastic contrasting fabric for blinds etc...I could have spent a fortune but I managed to rein myself in and walk out with just a bargain lamp, are you proud of me?...must admit I wish I had gone with the fantastic deep pink blossom wallpaper and striped fabric though...might have to go back for it what do you think....right now onto my card for today, its for the Just Magnolia & hAnglar & sTanglar shabby chic challenge and yes I know it was meant to be here Friday but I had to put it back because of the Sugar Nellie blog hops...so I'm showing it today, I have no idea what this sweetie Tilda is called but isn't she gorgeous, I coloured her with distress inks and used these amazing papers from Prima for her its from the Madeline collection and called Skyward, I'm not sure this fits the theme as I always struggle with shabby chic but loved the paper and Tilda together...I added some grey ribbon and bow and key and lock charms to finish...the lush sketch is from City Crafter challenge...ooohhhh I have candy for you tomorrow from Bunny Zoe's Crafts so don't forget to pop back then...have a brilliant Sunday everyone
Mina xxx

44 comments:

Maris said...

hi Mina ohhh poor Phill hihi and dear dont spent to mutch money whaaa.love your card, its truly a laura ashley card ,and chabby chic xx

Renkata said...

Adorable card Mina.
I always admire your choice of papers.

Christine L said...

Definitely shabby chic mina.. That paper is just right for the image and the colours you've used!
Poor phil.. But yes you have to get it nice .. And I only have one question.. Can I come shopping with you? Lol
Hugs
Christine x

My'scardcorner said...

This is lovley Mina I adore that backing paper and the charm is perfect. Hope you got there safely and have started on yur jobs.
Myrax

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card, lovely image, she's a real doll.Love the wee lock and key, how gorgeous, and beautiful papers....speaking of papers, go for it, go back to the sale, you cant just get a lamp, go back, spend more money.Get the wall paper you want...go on..I'll take the blame.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Margreet said...

gorgeous card Mina...lovely colouring and your papers are very pretty...a bit Laura Ashley-like....??...maybe you can use the wallpapers for scrapping too?
xxx Margreet

Mau xx said...

Gorgeous Mina, I just love those papers and tilda together. What a fab heart and key too. just Beautiful, love it xx mau

Janette said...

Mina go back and get that paper it sounds gorgeous...hurry up...run...lol....

Gorgeous card as always, pretty paper and so sweet Tilda coloured beautifully...of course...xx

Алара said...

Люблю Тильдочек. Нежно так, но больше похоже на "винтаж".

Grenouille Greetings said...

Felt I had time to make at least one more comment before I go back to the blog hop and try to catch up with my other comments. I, too, struggle with Shabby Chic. What does it mean? But I, too, used cottagey papers and slightly distressed edges so hopefully we've both got it right! Love your soft colouring, pretty bow and lovely charms! And thank's for the headsup on the Laura Ashley sale. I shall check it out. Good luck with setting up your new home, Mina! It sounds like a fantastic opportunity to use your artistic talents and play in spite of all the obvious hard work. Hugs, Lesley

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Mina,
Beautiful card in gorgeous colours with a sweet image.
Men just don't understand that there is no point in going away in a car that's not crammed full. Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Ageeth Holster said...

Great card Mina! Nice paper. Hugs Ageeth xx

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card you made ​​with beautiful paper.

Hugs Astrid.

Marion said...

Fabulous card Mina and an adorable image. Delicious papers and love the ribbon and charms.
Sounds like you are getting things together well for the farmhouse.
Have a great day.
hugs
Marion

Exclusively by Mel said...

Such a pretty card Mina,
Love the papers! you must go back for the pink blosssom wallpaper it sounds LUSH!
Love, Mel. xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mina,sweet image and love that backing paper.
Wendy xx

Sue said...

Very pretty card Mina,love the charms.
Sue xx

Linda said...

Such a sweet card. I love that image. I am so proud of you passing up all that Laura Ashley. Took a lot of will power for sure. Can't wait to see some more renovations.

Kit said...

gorgeous card, love the vintage look

Sherri said...

Your Tilda is fabulous as always & the paper is gorgeous. I know what you mean about struggling with "shabby chic"....and my house is actually decorated toward that theme! And if you passed up Laura Ashley, I am amazed at your willpower!

Jackie said...

You are right of course, you can't pass a sale!
What a gorgeoys card, such a sweet Tilda image :o)
Jackie xx

Lisa Jane said...

Hope you have a lovely trip. Gorgeous card - beautiful colours and the little lock and key are so cute
Lisa x

Jannie said...

Beautiful card Mina.
The image is so sweet and I love your beautiful colours and details.

Hugs Jannie

cardmaking bird said...

Gorgeous card, Mina - I always love your big bows!! There's some fab shabby chic paper at Raspberry Road - and they're having a 50% off sale the next couple of days! Have a good holiday. Hugs, Marie xx

Juls said...

Just gorgeous!!! Hugs Juls

tilly said...

every house need stuff!!! get a bigger car Phil........ lol, hope you have a good weekend and the papers and colours are fab on the card
Tilly

coops said...

stunning card mina.beautiful papers and soft colours and the tilda is gorgeous.i love her long hair ;D

xx coops xx

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Mina,I love the image and the your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Frea said...

Hi Mina, love your card and that DP looks like the prettiest mini wallpaper I've ever seen LOL!! Hugs, Frea

crafty amy said...

This is so pretty I love the little lock and key as well :D
Hugs

Amy xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh Mina that is stunning and those papers look so pretty with it to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Bernadet said...

such a great card Mina.

Ros said...

This is totally gorgeous!! Your image is so beautifully coloured ... how I wish I could do that ... thanks ever so much for playing along at CCCB

Alizabethy said...

What a fabulous card and thanks for my candy which arrived today - the papers are lush and I will have such fun playing with them and the ribbons!

Julie said...

This is fabbie Mina - your papers are so pretty and your colouring divine!! Think it would be quite rude of you not to go back and get the LA paper!!! Hugs, Juliexx

Linda B said...

Oh, such a cute card... the papers are beautiful. Love your charms!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous Tilda image - love your coloring of it, Mina! And you must be having fun decorating the new place!

Cheryl Nelson said...

So sweet and lovely! Thanks for joining us at CCCB!

Linda R. said...

Oh my goodness. I just love seeing your creations.. I really need to stop by here more often.. Your card is so pretty.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is lovely, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Your card is the sweetest. Her silky soft hair is awesome. And you have me anticipating great photos of the farm house. You have so much talent, that I am sure the house is going to be a show stopper.

ellabella said...

WOW, this is absolutely gorgeous and i just love how you have coloured Tilda!

Loz ♥ said...

love that DP and the gorgeous satin ribbon Mina ♥

Julie said...

What a beautiful card,the image looks so perfect balanced there. You're colouring is amazing! Julie x

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