Sunday, 4 September 2011

Shabby Chic - 'Dawn with Cake'

Hi all, hope you are having a nice Sunday afternoon! I felt like doing some sewing yesterday (which doesn't happen very often!! LOL) so thought I would do a Shabby Chic card. I haven't got a sewing machine so had to do it by hand and it's my first attempt at Sewing on a card!!! I know it's not brilliant !! Do you think stitches are a wee bit too big? 

The gorgeous stamp is Nellie Snellen's 'Dawn with Cake'. She is such a cutie! Reminds me of my daughter when she was about 3. I have had this stamp for well over 6 months and so thought it was time I inked it up !!!! Backing paper is First Edition and hope you can tell - it is lovely and glittery.

The flourish is from Creatibles. Thank you Sussie for the gorgeous lace and pin!!! :-)) Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Sentiment made on computer and pearls from stash. I've tried to keep the colouring subtle which is hard for me. Think you probably know by now that I like Bold Colours and style !!! LOL

Colouring: Promarkers
Skin: Blush and Pastel Pink
Hair and Shoes: Tan and Cinnamon
Dress: Cocktail Pink and Pastel Pink
Socks: Cool Grey 3, Satin, Blush
Cake: Vanilla for Sponge, Magenta and Ruby for Jam
Icing: Almond and Star Dust Stickle.
Cake Board: Cool Greys 2, 3 & 4
Candles: Cocktail Pink and Cool Grey 3. Flame Vanilla with Kars Glitter 

I was hoping to start my Blogaversary Candy this week, but some of the things were out of stock and delays at WOC. I think they are inundated with Christmas orders!!! already I've noticed Holly Leaves and other Christmas things all Sold Out!! I should have started earlier (groan) Anyway, will have it up very soon. I would rather delay it and get the stuff that I want for it. 

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:-

Passion for Promarkers - Challenge 115 - 'Anything Goes' (ends 5th September 2011)
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge 49  - 'Shabby Chic' (ends 5th September 2011)
Oldie but a Goodie - Challenge 26  - 'Lots of Sparkle' (ends 6th September 2011)  
I Love Promarkers  - Challenge 81 - 'Anything Goes' (ends 6th September 2011)
Charisma Cardz - Challenge 35 - 'Anything Goes' (ends 7th September 2011)
Creative Inspirations  - Challenge 67 - 'Recipe: Set 2 Shabby Chic, Pearls & Lace' (ends 9th September 2011) 
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 163 - 'Party Time' (ends 12th September 2011) 
Creative Card Crew - 'Anything Goes' (ends 12th September 2011) 
Craft Us Crazy  - Challenge 16 - 'Autumn Colors and/0r Favourite Embellishments (Flowers) (ends 14th September 2011)

Ooh the sun has come out! I love this time of year and I'm glad it's a bit fresher. Oops sun has gone again now! Out again LOL!
Thanks for all your lovely comments!
Take care
Love n Hugs
Sue xxx


Sussie said...

Hi Sue! Your card is so beautiful! the girl is very sweet and I love that you have used some of the material in the package. :)
Today it´s warm and sunny here today, but to be honest I want the fresh cold air now! And the darkness.
I don´t like those days when the heaven is white and greay. I prefer the darkness. :) Then I can light some candles and sit and craft.
Hope you are having a very nice day and still have many days to enjoy your garden! :)

Anonymous said...

I think it's gorgeous Sue! Very shabby chic and your stitching looks lovely. I tried stitching with a machine for the first time today. All my practice runs went fine but as soon as I tried it on my card it was awful! x

Scrappy Scatty said...

Lovely card
thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
Love Jan

Tracy said...

A cute and Pretty creation. Thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lisa Jane said...

I think it looks fab Sue .. i wouldnt have the patience to stitch by hand lol.
I love that sparkly cake too.. thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie with your pretty card
Lisa x

Teresa said...

Hi Sue,
I love that you have sewn your card by hand - and no, the stitches aren't too big at all, I think it also adds to the look of the card and I love that subtle colouring! Looks so effective and wonderful warm colours. I haven't dared order from WOC for a while as I know I will keep putting in loads of things in my basket and you can never have too many colours of flowers! Weather is awful here and no sun at all! Have a great Sunday, Hugs, Teresa x

Vicky said...

Wow Sue....loving your stitching hun and no it isn't to big at's fabulous sweetie..! Love the soft colours too...and the beautiful flowers..

Ooh...the sun is coming out must be coming my way...!

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

Delphine said...

Such a beautiful card, Sue! I love, love your image and your papers and embellishments are gorgeous! Fab stitching too! Hugs Delphine xx

Tine said...

Hi Sue. Such a sweet image & I love the sparkly topping on the cake. Yummy! LOL. Fabby stitching too. Great card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

chrissy xx said...

WoW! This stitching is FABULOUS!
Great job Sue! LOve your paper and sentiment! LOve this image too...she is a cutie!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Thanks for joining us this week at PfP, good luck.
Tracy x

coops said...

fabulous card sue.the image is gorgeous and i love your stunning colours and stitching ;D

xx coops xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Sue :)

Wow, i am so impressed that you did some stitching! :)

Brilliant stuff, it looks perfect and to me it always finishes a card off with a real hand-made special touch.

Cute image, fab colouring and just lovely details.

have a great week!



Flutterby Trina said...

awwww she is adorable!!! I must not buy any more craft goods till i use what i have! thanks for joining us this week at TTT with our Shabby Chic challenge! Good luck and hope to see you again next week for our big birthday bash! xx

Cheryl said...

Hi Sue, your card is stunning, and that sewing is amazing, I don't sew at all and you did that by hand, OMGoodness! the papers are gorgeous, good luck with the challenges. Hope you have a great day and hope the sun stays out for you LOL.
Hugs Cheryl

DesignerDiva said...

Well I think its brilliant even if you don't!
The stitching is fab Sue, don't know why you don't think so and that image is just gorgeous - I thought it was a LOTV at first glance lol
Super colouring - very subtle - love the glittery icing on the cake in fact love it all.
I love to see how you and I have grown since we started blogging, my cards are completely different now to how they used to be.

Hugs Laurie x

Thanks for sharing it with us at Oldie But A Goodie and good luck
Phew - just remembered in time!

Anonymous said...

Your stitching is fab Sue! Not too big at all. The image is so sweet and your colouring is great as always. This morning the sun is there but for how long i don't know. I am trying to dry my clothes outside, i left them there all night in the hope they will dry, haven't checked yet, lol
Have a fab day!
Hugs xx

Debs said...

Adorable card - fab stitching and super cute image.
Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma and An Oldie But Goodie this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Claire said...

This is lovely, great colours and I love the stitching, especially as you have done this by hand. Thanks for playing along with An Oldie But A Goodie this fortnight. Hugs, Claire x

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card, Thanks for playing along this week at Top Tip Tuesday with our 'shabby chic challenge!

Don't miss this weeks 1st Birthday bash and challenge hugs Samantha - Top Tip Tuesday :0)

Allison said...

fab card
thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Susan Flynn said...

I think your stiching is perfect you must be very patient and it is so even. What a lovely card, I love the colours x

chrissy xx said...

Congratulations on your win Sue at LOTV

WeirdCat said...

Great card, lovely design, if this is a duplicate post my apologies as blogger seems reluctant to play ball today, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Dragonlady said...

Beautiful card and fabulous stitching.

Hugs Ali x

paperfun said...

So Sweet. Love the colors and the flowers.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just stunning the image,the papers and the layout are just amazing hugs cherylxxx

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card you made. What a cute stamp. Came through from end to your blog. Am become as follower.

Greetings Astrid.

Kreatives von Andrea said...

eine traumhaftschöne Karte, ich bin mal wieder absolut begeistert, du hast echt ein Händchen dafür, dickes Kompliment.

Ganz,ganz liebe Grüße von Andrea

Suzi said...

A gorgeous card, love the image, layout and that lovely icing on the cake. Thank you for joining us in our last challenge over at Creative Inspirations.

Suzi DT CI

Lisa said...

Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Charisma this week!.

Lisa x

Cheryl said...

hi hun,only me back again just wanted to thank you for playing at creative inspirtaions,challenge hugs cherylxxx

cotnob said...

Wow, this is lovely Sue, cute image and gorgeous colours, the stitching is a great addition to the overall look.

Mary J said...

Hello Sue! Thx for visiting my blog - thought I'd come and have a nosy through yours!

Wow, this is such a beautiful card! You are great at shabby chic!

Thx for joining us at ASOS too!

Mary J x

ZUzanna said...

Lovely card! And the stitching is just perfect!

Sweet Fairy said...

Stunning card. So beautiful creation. I want to try to design like this for the Plastic cards, if you don't mind. Thanks for sharing.