Thursday, 3 April 2014

Crafty Little Fairies Challenge - Vintage/Shabby Chic

The theme of this fortnight's Crafty Little Fairies Challenge is:

'Vintage or Shabby Chic'

We are sponsored for this challenge by the Ribbon Girl:
Prize - a £10 Gift Voucher!

I've used a Lili of the Valley image called 'Little Girls - Swing Time' which I coloured using watercolour pencils...then distressed the edges using 'Old Paper' and 'Brushed Corduroy' Distress Inks and my distressing tool. The papers are from the 'So Sophie' pad by My Mind's Eye...I inked the edges using more 'Brushed Corduroy' Distress Ink, then distressed them a little, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment stamp is also by Lili of the Valley, and th pearls are from Hobbycraft.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:

Lili of the Valley are celebrating their 10th birthday I'm also linking this card to their monthly challenge:

For more inpsiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Crafty Little Fairies Challenge.


jonim52 said...

Love the image. Adorable card. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

made-by-Kate said...

Hello Helen
Your card is absolutely adorable. I love the many details and colors. Cards in the same color in different shades are great. The stamp is colored fantastic.

Claire said...

Lovely card and what gorgeous deep coloured papers. Hugs, Claire x

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is great! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation at Fussy and Fancy and good luck with the challenge Judy & Wendy DT

Sandra H said...

Lovely card Helen x

Donna said...

Great job on the stitching. I love all the layers and textures in your card! Thanks for playing along with the "faux sure" challenge at Shopping Our Stash!

Claudia Rogier said...


Beautiful card. Love the colors and de stamp you used. Thanks for joining us at Friday Sketch and good luck.


lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh, you GOT ME, i thought that was *real* stitching! beautifully done! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR ("faux" technique) STASH with us this week! <3

Kat W said...

A lovely shabby chic card - love the distressing and stitching :-)
Hugs, Kat x

Shanna Shands said...

I love the papers you picked. Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps.

Patti said...

What a darling image!! I love everything about this card : )


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cheiron said...

What a sweet gal and wonderful coloring. Thank you so much for playing along in the Simon Says Happy Birthday Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!

Erica said...

What a gorgeous card, Helen! I love the colours you've chosen, they look so scrummy!

Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley '10th Birthday' Challenge!

Good Luck!


Erica x