Thursday 10 October 2013

Beyond the comfort zone!

Good morning!
As I promised yesterday, here is the card that pushed me so far out of my comfort zone that I actually enjoyed it!

 I was asked to make a card with 'sewing' things on it, so here it is...

Most of you who know me know that I am very much a CAS gal these days, so this card kind of came as a shock to me when I'd finished it! I just kept adding all sorts of things to it, but the more I added, the more it came together!

I used the Dress Up Framelits for the mannequin and partially embossed it using a retired EF. The papers are Sweater Weather from the Seasonal Catalogue which I chose for their fabricky (it is a word, honest!) look. The tape measure is the Measuring Stick Wheel Builder wheel.

 I distressed all the edges with the Distressing Tool and Baked Brown Sugar ink, applied with the Foam Sponges. I also distressed the Pool Party Seam Binding by dabbing with BBS ink, spraying with water and scrunching up then allowing to dry before opening out. I finished with a Crochet Trim, Naturals Designer Button, pearlised pins and Pool Party Baker's Twine bundle, and some scattered pearls. 

Like I said, there's a lot on this card, but I think I like it! I just hope my customer does!

Designer Series Paper - Sweater Weather
Framelits - Dress Up
Ink - Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana
Stampin' Around Wheel - Measuring Stick
Ribbon, etc - Pool Party Seam Binding, Crochet Trim, Baker's Twine, Naturals Designer Buttons

If you would like to purchase any of the products I have used here, please do visit my online store where you can also be entered into this month's Mystery Hostess club for your chance to win this month's hostess freebies!

Alternatively, please feel free to contact me with your order, or any queries you may have. 


Please do let me know what you think of my effort at Shabby it chic or is it just shabby??


  1. I think it's absolutely darling and I know everyone else will too! Thanks so much for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room!

  2. A fabulous creation, love it!
    Helen x

  3. so stunning lizy.really love all the scrummy layers and beautiful design :D

    xx coops xx

  4. Amazing...I think you are finding a new road to be ventured further in your cardmaking abilities!! Love the light distressing...and the layers. Really gorgeous I t=know your customer will love it. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Sentimental Sundays!!

  5. What a beautiful shabby chic card!
    Thank you for sharing at My Time to Craft this week, Wedgie xxx

  6. This is stunning :) love the distressed look and how everything ties up
    So well :)

  7. Wow, Lizy!! Love your pretty card!! It is shabby perfection! The papers and the doily you have used is amazing. Thank you for visiting us at the Shabby Tearoom!


Thanks for visiting today and for your valued comments!

Lizy x