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Friday, 22 June 2012

Nature's Tapestry

Normally I'm very happy when it gets to Friday but unfortunately that means it's the end of my week off work  :(  Hey ho, at least I got to do some relaxed crafting rather than squeezing it in in the evenings!

Anyway, I'm here today with my make today using newbie Quixotic Paperie goodies and I'm still sticking with the experimenting (with much encouragement from lovely blog mates Sue and Lisa who, might I add, are both brilliant at shabby chic so I have a lot to live up to!)...


I love dies and these new romantic style SCACD dies are at the top of my list!  This gorgeous fan is called Nature's Tapestry and the detail is amazing.  I matched it up with the romantic Splendid papers from Authentique.  So I hope Sue and Lisa approve!  It's not as shabby chic as it should be, but I think I need to buy more shabby chic style materials, like pretty paper flowers.  Any other advice on helping me get to the essence of the style is most welcome please!




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35 comments:

HuggiesCrafts said...

This is such a very pretty card. I really like your colour combinations, and the black fan finishes the centre beautifully. The pleated ribbon and lace doily are just perfect.
Thanks for joining us at Unstampabelles RIBBON challenge this month.

Christine L said...

Hi Mary... love your card.... that colour combo is simply gorgeous... and those diecuts too.... FAB!

Hugs
Christine x

Sue said...

Hi Mary J, your card is beautiful, the papers and colours are just so pretty, beautifully put together and a great take on your chosen sketch:)

Thank you for joining us at SnS

Sue
xx

Merry said...

Beautiful card, lovely textures and those flowers are so pretty. Thanks so much for joining in our Ribbon Challenge at Unstampabelles.

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! This is so elegant!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous ,love the fan....fab papers.xxx

Susan Flynn said...

Wow I think it's stunning Mary. I love the fan die and the colours are brilliant. Hugs Susan x

Chrissy said...

So romantic Mary, beautiful card, love the fan die and gorgeous colour combo..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful Mary, love everything about it great layout and colours! Jo xxx

Joke said...

Beatiful card Mary and I love the color combo.
Hugs Joke

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a pretty card Mary lve these colours together

Anne

Denise and Louise said...

This is totally gorgeous. Love the pink and black combo and that fan die is beautiful.
Hugs
Denise xx

DesignerDiva said...

So pretty Mary - jackpot again!
Hugs Laurie xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful Mary J, gorgeous colour combo...enjoy the weekend.
Wendy xx

Sasha said...

Gorgeous! Mary. I love the papers, and colour combo. Your fan die and roses are beautiful x

heidy said...

What a stunning card MaryJ!
I'm glad is friday,it was my last workday,now Iam 3 weeks free yeahhhh
XXXHeidy

Fabiola said...

oh superbe, féminine et si chic! biz

Nikbee said...

A pretty card. I love the fan.
Nikki x

sarah-Jane said...

Love your card. It's really pretty. Thank you for joining us at Sketch n Stash.
Sarah-Jane xx

Aud said...

A lovely card Mary, hope you enjoy your weekend. Aud x

Dora said...

Wow this is a stunner Mary, love the colours .. so bold and beautiful xxx ... yes, all good things have to come to an end :( at least you had a great time off :D xxx

Elaine Hughes said...

I think you're rocking it, Mary! :) This is gorgeous. You bring your own style to it which is what makes it shine!

JanR said...

Lovely! The colour combo is fabby.

Kathleen said...

I would love to give you tips on shabby chic but I haven't a clue, I think it is great that you are trying out new technique's this card is a fine example, love all the die cuts.

Kath x

The Purple Loft Creations said...

Wow Mary what a cute card card i like the layered butterfly tfs
Have a great crafty weekend
Alice

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

Lovely card! the fan is so beautiful. Thanks for joining in UnstampaBelles challenge this month.

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Wonderful card, I love the doily and fan diecut! The flowers are wonderful too!

Love the use of ribbon!

Thanks for joining us at Unstampabelles this month!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous and I love the colours. Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Card Crew this fortnight and good luck.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Lorraine said...

Beautiful, Mary J! You are rocking the dies and love your shabby chic card design!

Gemma said...

I love it MaryJ..its stunning!

hugs and xxx
Gemma

Shelby said...

I think it looks amazing and love how you've accented with the light blue and the distressed edging is awesome.

Shelby

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Gorgeous card.love the distressed edges and colors.Beautiful flowers.

Susan Hogan said...

Mary, the fan die is to die for, and your butterfly is gorgeous. Love the ribbon detail and the whole romantic look. Thanks for entering it at the Unstampabelles ribbon challenge this month!

Aunty Sue said...

brilliant card thanks for sharing at Papertake weekly. Aunty Sue GDT

Julie said...

Beautiful work, Mary J - great choice of sketch and I love your flowers! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash this fortnight!, Juliexx

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