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Saturday, 13 July 2013

Sweet Stampin' Challenge


Morning all, it's Saturday and that means it's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'. 

This week our theme is

Shabby Chic

Our sponsor this week is Bunny Zoe and they're offering a £10 voucher to the winner and our monthly sponsor is The Ribbon Girl who are offering a £10 voucher to the monthly winner.

I'm not very good at shabby chic - my friend Lorraine is so much better at this style than I am - so I was a bit concerned about the challenge. However, when I was down at Cathy's we had a chat and a look at some other cards and  a quick look through some of her stash and so a card was born...

This really is a beautiful stamp and I was going to add some colour to her with DI's but I decided, on this occasion, just to leave her the way she was.

I distressed the DP and CS and then inked round the edge with some Picket Fence Distress Stain. I also couldn't find the right shade of seam binding ribbon in my stash so I found a bit of ribbon, then wet it and scrunched it up and then held it in a little tight ball inside a bit of kitchen roll so it looked a bit more worn than the pristine ribbon it started out life as. It doesn't look bad so I might try doing that again!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Brown Sugar - Shades of Blue
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Cupcake - Anything But a Square
Papertake - Old, New, Borrowed or Blue (Old ribbon, blue card and the paper was borrowed - although Cathy isn't getting the bits I used back...)

Stamps
Meriel - Stempelglede

Cardstock/Paper
from stash

 Embellishments 
Ribbon 
Pearls
Doiley
Pin


 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Sweet Stampin' and see what the rest of the Team Fi Sweeties have been up to! 

Perhaps you could have a go yourself but don't forget to stamp now ;)

 Susan 
x

16 comments:

Sue - bearhouse said...

This gorgeous Susan, such a beautiful image and I love how you have left her uncoloured.
I hope you have a good weekend
Sue xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab details.xxx

Tracey T said...

Love this, Susan. The image is gorgeous and I'll be using your tip about the ribbon! Will be in touch about meeting up after the weekend! Hugs, Tracey xx

Chris said...

I think this is beautiful, Susan. The image is just gorgeous and the design is lovely!
Chris
x

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Susan...you rocked the shabby chic! Love the colours and the ribbon looks fabulous. Enjoy your weekend. Pat K x

Claire said...

Stunning card Susan, love the image and colours. Hugs, Claire x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Susan. A fab image and design.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Wishcraft said...

Fab stamp and a lovely card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

catherine said...

This looks fabulous Susan and you have captured the Shabby Chic look so well. lovely image. Have a good weekend
x catherine

Molecraft said...

A gorgeous creation...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
Helen x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Stunning card Susan, love the beautiful colour.

Thank you for playing with Cupcake Craft Challenges.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Cazza said...

Such a beautiful creation! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Cupcake Craft Challenges :o)
Hugs,
Cazza
x

Qie said...

Great and adorable Card.Thanks for Joining us at Brow Sugar. Good luck'

Helene Siermans said...

This is gorgeous perfect for our challenge.

Thank you for joining our challenge this week and good luck!
Nick

NGCARDS said...

Wonderful creation! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

Gail said...

This is truly beautiful. The image is gorgeous and the aqua is stunning. --Gail