Sunday, June 13, 2010

Shabby Chic Thank You Card

Life has been a bit hectic recently and I havent found myself blogging or card-making. I have a set of cards on my desk that are half-made and have been that way for the last three days. Tonight I plan to spend some time blogging, cathcing up on all the creations I have missed commenting on recently and of course, making some cards!

Life sometimes throws up a few diversions and gets in the way of crafting, doesn't it!

This set of cards I made because my sister wants me to make her a pack of Thank you cards. I thought I would do six and make several packs with an assortment of different thank you cards. So this is the first design. I am into making bulk cards at them moment...I want to get a stock of them, for me to use and also to sell down the track.

I went for a Shabby Chic look for this card because of the DP I used "{note} worthy" by Making Memories. It just called out to be distressed. The base card is Rose Red and the image and sentiment is on Very Vanilla card stock. The digi-image is called "Softly Afloat" by Paper Cupcakes and coloured with Copics. I love the antique - looking lace across the bottom of the card. I added a ribbon to the top of the lace from my stash.
I would like to play along with the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew - Thank you
The Play Date Cafe - Colour Theme
(My colours arent exactly the same as I dont have any of the new SU colours yet.)
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Buttons and/or Lace

I hope to get around and visit and comment tonight...I hope you are having a great June Long-Weekend. Thanks for looking.

14 comments:

chris said...

Hi There Alicia
loving your shabby chic cards, they are so fabulous.
hugs chris xx

Kerrie said...

Hi Alicia, I know what you mean, I just comment on the blogs ... need to get the mojo back... I love your shabby chic cards, and the lace just adds that extra special bit...

Nina said...

Alicia! These are just stunningly beautiful! I love the pp you chose and the image is just wonderfully showcased. Your sister is going to love these. I certainly do. Thanks for letting me know, I always love to see my images come alive in everyone's work and talents! And I certainly know all about life getting in the way of creativity! :O) Have a great day!

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely Shabby Chic cards, beautiful crochet trim you added. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Carol Dee said...

Very nice, you do Shabby well !!! Hugs...

Jessie said...

I love the distressing on these Alicia, they are so beautiful!

Sarah Anderson said...

Gorgeous shabby cards - and a great idea to make so many in one go! Thanks for playing along at the play date cafe :)

Fleur said...

Hi Alicia, I just adore these cards. they are gorgeous.
Thanks for taking part in my challenge over at ALLSORTS this week
Hugz Fleur xXx

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful cards! Your sister will love this fabulous set! Thanks for playing along with the Play Date Cafe!!

Sandie said...

Hi Alicia! Love the colours and image you've used on this card.. just gorgeous!

I can't seem to find an email address for you at all, if you could drop me a line on the PaperPlay challenges email (on the side bar of our blog) before tomorrow (16 June) I'd really appreciate it.

Sandie

Julie Ranae said...

Such a sweet card! Really pretty and lovely use of this week's PDCC colors!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely set of cards. The paper is perfect for the challenge. Thanks for playing at the PDCC!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SO glad that you had the chance to craft:) These cards are super shabby! Love the distressed edges and the images--love the little blue butterfly! Thanks for playing along with the PDCC:)

Aussie Loz said...

Hey Alicia... hope this week has been better for you. These are gorgeous! I'm sure your sister will be stoked, love that vintage lace too, and that image... gorgeous! ♥