Saturday, 23 June 2012


Now this is something I have never done before, and totally out of my comfort zone, but when i saw this Betty Boop image i just saw RED...Literally..
layered with loads of sparkling Red glitter card and flowers and just a dash of feather, i thought it looked quite sexy.
Not my Shabby Chic/Vintage/ get my drift, but considering i have never done anything quite so Hmmmmm! before, i think she looks ok.
always happy to hear from you probably more so for this she OTT?
Hugs (( ))

Friday, 22 June 2012

Vintage or 1930's style Dress special day

Hi again Folks! 
Well i must have more time on my hands than i thought, or perhaps i have just been managing it better, either way i seem to find more time to be creative and enjoy my passion.
I made this little Topper today, and thought it would make a lovely Wedding card, but i am always aware that most Wedding day cards seems to be more for the Bride and less for the Groom.
I much prefer something that has something for the Groom as well, or keeping to tradition the "Can't go wrong Horse Shoes"
Anyway this card would also be good for a Graduation or a special Birthday like a 21st.
still keeping to my Shabby Chic Vintage theme.
I love the soft brown tones and dusky pinks of the papers, and a little bit of lace goes a long way to making anything that little bit more Shabby.
weather miserable as usual Rain and more Rain....where has our Summers gone??
Enjoy your weekend no matter what.
(( ))

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Vintage butterfly card topper

Hi folks!
Now i don't know about you, but i just love the vintage look.
It's a great reason to get out the TH distress inks and do a bit of dabbling.
I layered my Butterfly using several different dies which i thought went together quite well.
I found some pretty yellow mulberry flowers and distressed them to tone them dowm to match my backing paper.
A touch of sparkle on the Butterfly just made it pop a little.
anyway i hope you like it.
Hugs (( ))

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Bird on a blossom branch

Hi Folks!
I saw this TH die of a bird on a branch and straight away i new it has so many possibilities.
I didn't like the bird that was attached, it was a Crow (very TH as you know) and it seemed a bit small for the branch and a bit rough looking, so i decided to use a Kanban die cut garden bird which i felt was far better in size and such  a pretty gold foil touch.
the colours are a bit unusual Green and purple, but hey!!! anything goes in the Craft world.
actually the more i look at it, the more i like the colours
Hugs (( ))

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Bird and cage shabby chic style

Has anyone noticed how Birds and Bird cages are so popular these days.
Being an Animal lover i hate to see Birds in cages, and yet i love to see them on cards and other decorations.
This one i thought was OTT, and i must admit i am not too sure if i got the colour scheme right.
Has the cage got a bit lost ???
anyway what's done is done...
I must say a huge thank you to all my lovely followers who take the time to leave comments.
it's always nice to hear from you, and nicer to see all the lovely comments you make.
I must have too much time on my hands lately, i have been posting on my Blog more than ever.

Shabby Chic vintage 18th or 21st Birthday Key

I have to say i am loving the Shabby Chic mode that i am in at the moment.
add that to a touch of insomnia and i am managing to get some Toppers made.
I have been asked why i make Toppers rather than cards, well it's because a lot of people like to add their own personal touches to a card, and once a card has been made, there is little you can do to personalise it, whereas a Topper can be added to.
I usually make my toppers to fit a 6" x 6" card, but if you want to pop it onto a 8" x 8" card, there is room to add more like backing paper, sentiment tags or a personal greeting.
Anyway i hope you like today's effort.
lots of lace and pearls on this one, using soft white washed pinks and beige with a touch of TH distress inks.
it looks like it going to be a nice day today, the sun is up and the Birds are chattering away, so lets hope the rain moves elsewhere for a change.
I do think a sunny day puts you in the mood for crafting dont you?
Hugs for now.