Thursday, 15 August 2013

Lili's Little Fairies Challenge - Vintage / Shabby Chic

Good morning everyone and welcome once more to the latest Lili's Little Fairies challenge. I'd like to start by thanking everyone who left me kind messages and good wishes last fortnight following from my post about my mum passing away ... of course it is still very new,  but things are settling down now a little.
Thanks also to everyone who entered last week's challenge - gorgeous projects as always - don't forget to check the main challenge blog to see if you have won our prize.
This week our challenge theme is
Vintage / Shabby Chic
As the DT have perfectly demonstrated, there are numerous ways you can interpret this very fashionable theme with your LotV stamps and/or die cut toppers ... don't forget you need to use a LotV stamp or die cut topper - and please no backlinking!
So here is my vintage / shabby chic creation.

This is a special card that I made for my friend Julie at work, who has suddenly found herself to be "fabulous at fifty"!!  I deliberately wanted to combine a "vintage" look with a very feminine card, so this challenge theme was perfect for me this time !! :-)

I recently bought the "handbags" stamp from the "Pretty Vintage" release and it hadn't seen ink yet, so I though now was the time! I was also able to bring into play my yummy Maja "Sofiera" papers and throw around a bit of frantage and edging with my distressing tool.

Stamps: LotV "handbags" and "Everyday Grungy Sentiments";
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers; Stampendous shabby pink frantage embossing powder;
Papers: Maja Designs "Sofiera";
Supplies: flowers mostly from Wild Orchid Crafts; pearls from The Hobby House; lace from John Lewis;  ribbon from my stash;
Tools: "floral ovals" nestabilities; Joy Crafts "vintage flourishes" butterfly die; Magnolia Doohickey "heart branch swirl" die; numbers cut using Cuttlebug "Hippie Chick" alphabet.

Papercrafting Journey - Distressed / Vintage
Stamping Sensations (August) - Wings & Things and a Touch of Vintage
Live & Love Crafts #14 - Warm or Cool Colours
(I have chosen cool colours)
Papertake Weekly - Occasion-ally
Simon Says (Monday) - Make The Cut
OSCC #238 - Pastel Colours
(pearls / free / lace)
Southern Girls - Things beginning With F
(Flowers, Frantage, Fifty)
Bearly Mine #99 - Anything Goes

That's all for today - looking forwards to seeing your creations for the Lili's Little Fairies challenge!



  1. Wonderful Pauline, I'm sure this will be greatly received. Glad to hear things are getting a little better for you. Ruby x

  2. This is gorgeous Pauline. I love the image and colours - so pretty.
    Lorraine x

  3. This is a gorgeous card, love the image and pretty detailing and papers. Hugs, Claire x

  4. Absolutely beautiful Pauline, love the pretty image and colours.
    Wendy xx

  5. Another work of art Pauline and such beautifully soft colours.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations this month.

    B x

  6. Really gorgeous Pauline,beautiful colours and it.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  7. Absolutely love your gorgeous card.

  8. This has all the perfect elements for a gorgeous vintage/shabby chic card and I just love it!

    Hugs, Kat xx

  9. So beautiful! That butterfly is gorgeous! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  10. Very gorgeous card-paper, flowers and ribbons are great accents! Thanks for playing with us at Southern Girls Challenge!
    Carolyn, DT

  11. Very creative card and lovely colours. Great image. Thank for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey!

  12. A very Pretty card , thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations

    Francesca x

  13. What a gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations for our Wings and Things and a Touch of Vintage theme. Good Luck!

  14. That image is just adorable and you have added the perfect amount of extra's! You're friend probably just loved it. So happy to have you join our "Warm/Cool Colors" challenge and hope to see you play again!
    LLC Designer
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Pauline x