Thursday, 12 April 2012

MAWTT Challenge 144 - 'Shabby Chic and/or Vintage'

Good Morning! Hope you all had a lovely Easter! I don't know about 'April Showers' - it's more like 'April Torrentials' here in Manchester! But at least it's perfect weather for staying indoors warm and cosy and doing some crafting!!! and as it's Thursday again, it's time for a new challenge over at

It's my turn to host the Challenge this week and I have chosen the theme of ….


So we want to see creations that are either Shabby Chic or have a Vintage Image/theme or both!  It doesn't have to be a card - as long as you follow the theme. 

We are sponsored this week by the fab Crafty Emma's Store

and the Winner of this week's challenge will get a very generous prize of a £10.00 Voucher to spend in the store (excluding P & P)

Papers, Frame and Tag: Digital Scrapbook Place using 'French Provincial Page Kit'
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat using 'Simple Sentiments'
Ribbon: from Stash

Isn't it lovely to be able to put a name to the face. This lovely lady is Arlette Dorgère who apparently was a famous artist of varieties from 1909 to the First World War. She's certainly a beauty! 

I've used 'Glacier Blue' Flexmarker on the lace and also a touch on the white corners. The WOC metal butterfly was antique gold originally and so painted it with white acrylic paint. 

The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat and I superimposed it onto the Tag from the Scrapbooking Kit. 

For the miniature picture I sized down the main photo to fit the little MCH Melissa Frances frame, then just glued the image and trimmed around. It was really easy to do and looks so sweet! 

Hope you can hop on over to MAWTT for more details of the challenge and to look at my Teamies wonderful creations - lots of different styles to inspire you - and all so beautiful .... oh and don't forget to check if you were a winner in last week's challenge! Thank you for all your wonderful entries - we certainly had lots of Va Va Voom!! and we enjoyed looking at them all !!

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:-

Ooh La La Creations - Challenge 102 - 'Vintage' ends 15th April 2012
Wild Orchid Crafts - Challenge 46 - 'Things With Wings' ends 15th April 2012
SweetStamps - Challenge 60 - 'Vintage/Shabby Chic' ends 16th April 2012

Ah well, not long until the weekend! I don't suppose the weather is due to improve? We could really do with some sunshine again now!! Thanks for all your lovely comments! I will catch up with you all very soon!!! 
Love Sue xxx


Lisa Jane said...

oh this is gorgeous Sue - those ornate corners and frame are stunning and i love the pretty shades of blue
Thanks for a fab challenge this week
Lisa x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Sue,love the image...stunning papers and

Claire said...

WOW Sue, no wonder you chose this theme as this card is absolutely stunning - love the image, the detailing the gorgeous blue - just amazing. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Claire x

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Sue. Wow, what a stunner. Love the image. Your design and super delicate colours are just perfect. You make the most gorgeous cards my friend, they are truly beautiful, and full of fantastic details.
Will email soon.
With love, Sandra xxx

cheryl said...

oh Hun,this is simply stunning so beautiful Hun you are so so talented,the soft colours along with that beautiful image works,so well,just brilliant,
bless you for your kind comments you left on my blog Hun,hugs Cherylxxx

chrissy xx said...

WoW! WoW! Stunning! The colours are Fabulous! The design is Gorgeous! The embellishments are Brilliant!!! I LOve your butterfly and that little picture frames is FANTASTIC. A Super tag too Sue....It's altogether Perfect.

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully made Sue, such lovely shabby layers and a great image.
hugs {brenda} xox

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Sue, Wow! Your card is so beautiful, I love it! What astunner of an image and you've chosen such lush perfect papers for her - everything looks fabulous and that lace couldn't have been more perfect - so love too what you did with the frame and corners :) Have a great day Sue, Big Hugs, Teresa xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, such a beautiful card! Wonderful image and love the shades of blue.

Gorgeous lace as well.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue! Love the sentiment too!
Love Pearl x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Goodness Sue this is exquisite! So pretty I'm thinking it would be perfect for my sister as she doesn't really like cute so I may check them out! Its gorgeous in Blackpool today lovely sunshine you wouldn't think we were just down the road would you?? Enjoy the rest of the day hugs Susan x

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Sue this is amazing what a stunning creation, I love how you went for blues in it. Thanks for a great theme this week, Hazelxoxo

Unknown said...

Sue!!!! You may just have outdone yourself with this tremendously gorgeous card here! Of course I´m very very partial to vintage, but this truly is exquisite! Love the stunning image, that small picture frame and lovely lace and the quote, too, of course. Awesome card! big hugs, Ira xox

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Sue this is absolutely stunning!! Beautiful image and fabulous details.

coops said...

wow this is stunning sue.i love the vintage image and soft colours and the little vintage phot frame is beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Tracy said...

Hi Sue
A really gorgeous creation, beautiful design and love the colour.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

DesignerDiva said...

Hiya Hun you really rocked this one Sue it's amazing! I love all your details they are all perfect! the coloured lace, the mini frame, the beautiful image, the ornate corners - absolutley everything is super special!
Hope it stopped raining for you, it was sunny here but quite cold.
Big Hugs Laurie xx

Pami said...

This is just beautiful Sue, you really nailed the vintage feel. Thanks for a great challenge this week, it certainly challenged me! Pami x

Cheryl said...

Hi Sue, wow your vintage/ shabby chic creation is stunning, love the blues and the way you have coloured the lace to match in perfectly, just gorgeous. tfs.
Hugs Cheryl

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh Sue hun this is stunning, just love how it all fits together perfectly!
Hugs Shell xx

Anonymous said...

Wow Wow! This is fabulous Sue!!
Wow, love your embellishments and your lovely papers.
I am still doing my dress, it's taking me long as i don't have a sewing machine. My daughter in law wants to have it even though it's half way :)
Have a great week-end.
Hugs xx

Shannon White said...

Wowzers Sue! This is Absolutely Gorgeous! 8-) I am so loving all the Fabulous details! Goodness! 8-) The ornate corners, the lace and poses and lacy butterfly too! So Lovely! Wonderful sentiment and Beautiful image too! 8-) Thanks so much for all your Sweet comments!

Hoep you have been having a Super Week! 8-)


KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome sweetie and I know it must have cost a fortune to produce. All the embellies are so gorgeous.


Anne said...

Your card is beautiful, Sue! Love how you placed the flowers, and the little frame looks great. :)

Hugs, Anne.

Betka said...

Beautiful creation Sue! I love this card. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! (:Betka:)

Lily Anuska said...

Hi Sue. This card is really wow. First amazing image, then beautiful papers in blue. I love Ornate Corners and Miniature Photo Frame. And all details: lace, flovers and butterfly fit perfect. Well done. I wishing you a beautiful weekend. Lily

sallysbitz2 said...

Beautiful card Sue.So much detail x

The weather has not been brilliant here either!!! Roll on Summer.

hugs sally x

xxxtglxxx said...

Sue this is breathtaking! :) Love the vintage image mixed with the fresh blues, its just GORGEOUS!! :)

Hope you have a smashing weekend,



Mau xx said...

Hi Sue, sorry I am lagging behind a little, too many jobs and not enough hours to play these past two days :(
Thanks for a brilliant Challenge, I loved trying shabby Chic for the very first time :)
Your card is Gorgeous! I love the pretty Blue and the lace is gorgeous coloured Blue. Love the info about the image too, its lovely to know who these beauties are.
Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Mau xx

Amanda said...

Stunning card Sue...absolutely stunning!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Wow, this is a real stunner Sue! Love it to bits.

Hope you're having a fab weekend.


Donna Mosley said...

OMG! Sue, this is a very beautiful creation. I love all the very delicate details and the image is gorgeous.

Donna x

Alli Devine said...

Not only is Arlette a Beauty so is your card this is gorgeous. Thank you for joining our vintage challenge at Ooh La La creations you have captured the look to perfection.


Jules said...

Susan .. .. this is brilliant.

So many gorgeous layers and beautiful embellishments and such a gorgeous shades of blue.

You must be really proud of this because it is truly stunning!

Love Jules xx

Sue said...

This is beautiful Sue, everything about it is just perfect x

Ally said...

Fantastic, Sue, love this vintage and shabby chic style, wish I was good at this too! It's a fantastic work, still drooling over it!
Biggest of hugs, Alessandra

Janice said...

Really pretty, you certainly like your vintage look & you have a great eye for it, lovely card, Jx

Allison said...

sooo pretty and lovely subtle colours

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous, I love the colours you have chosen, fabulous, thanks for joining us at WOC this time hugs Pops x x

Unknown said...

hi sue i loved your card saw it as a dts card so had to pop over for a closer look and now im following you as i love lace ..vintage shabby..ribbons bows roses ... mellisa francis the list goes on and on ...and adore your card its divine and right up my street love it stunning...hugs sassyxx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Sue WOW you have everything going on here! I just love love love it! The image is amazing in itself but to add the little mini frame as well and those corners and the papers OMG I just want to go shopping for everything you have used lol

Stacey Adams, said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors, fantastic embellishments too - especially the lace and fancy corners! Thanks for joining us at this week and good luck in the challenge!

Tamara Morton said...

Gorgeous card love all the details a truly vintage card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stamps this week.

SusanLotus said...

WOW! This is gorgeous!
I especially love the little detail: the little frame with the same picture but smaller as the main photo. I hope I wrote this in understandable english...? ;)
Keep creating and take care of you. The april weather is really up and down here in Sweden. Sun one day, snow one other day and finally rain... Waitiiing for the spring! Hugs!