Saturday, January 14, 2017

Attempting Something A Little Bit Shabby

When I can't find some cat meme that pertains to my post, I go to my saved images and find one that makes me laugh.

Hi, Friends.....

I want to thank each of you who has left such wonderful and encouraging comments on my projects lately. My cards have been largely experimental and at the outset I never quite know how they will turn out!! Eeek! So your nice words have meant a lot to me. Here I am again with something a little bit experimental.....shabby chic. I know that is the go-to genre for lots of crafters, but I never feel like I can pull it off....even though I LOVE seeing shabby cards!!

I made this card for a very special blogoversary......the first anniversary of the Double D Challenge Blog run by the lovely and amazing Diane and Dar. Huge CONGRATULATIONS, you two, for this special milestone and accomplishment!! If any of you are unfamiliar with their challenges, you must really join in. I don't get a card in there every time, but I always have it on my list to check out. It's one of my favorite challenges!!

So all month long they are celebrating but this first challenge of the month (ending soon!) has the theme of Anniversary/Blogaversary/Birthday using something from their mood board for inspiration. I LOVE the soft peach and green colors of the flower and foliage, so I chose those colors for my card.

I went to my scrap bag of peachy colors and pulled out a number of them that I liked together. I was surprised to see a piece of lovely DCWV butterfly print in there. (I usu keep all my butterfly things together in my "butterfly box" for Mrs. A's challenges!) I pulled it out and built a card around it with a some pretty pieces of thrift store peach colored lace and trim.

Other supplies used include:
LDRS - Gilded Oval Labels die set
Celebrate sentiment from Newton's Nook Designs - Baskets of Wishes stamp set
Versafine Ink in Onyx Black
Distress Ink in Gathered Twigs
Prima Flowers layered together
Spectrum Noir markers to color some of the flowers a more peachy hue
Want 2 Scrap - Adhesive Pearls
Want 2 Scrap - Adhesive Rhinestones

How do you think I did on trying a shabby style card? I think it turned out pretty well.....and covering the cardstock with the peach lace panel helped a lot! lol... I still don't really have that shabby look down, but I am so delighted to use this card to help celebrate with Diane and Dar and their teams over at Double D Challenges!!! Congratulations and thank you!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Double D Challenge - Anniversary Celebration (use mood board and Anniv/Blogaversary/BD theme)
2. Butterfly Challenge #70 - J is for Jewels and/or Jade (An unexpected second entry for me with just the jewels this time!)
3. Mod Squad Challenge - Bling!
4. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper January Challenge - Use Patterned Paper
5. DL.Art January Linky Challenge
6. Moving Along With The Times Challenge #36 - Something in the Air
7. Daisy Chain Challenge #4 - Add Some Sparkle
8. Crafty Catz Challenge #353 - Anything Goes plus Twist of Butterfly

9. All Sorts Challenge Week #398 - Wings on Things 


  1. I think you've pilled this off wonderfully Janis. Your card is lovely. Barbxx

  2. Beautiful card, Janis, lovely colours. I know what you mean about getting the shabby chic look, I don't usually know where to start, but you've cracked it with this one! xx

  3. So gorgeous, love peachy colours, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  4. Ooooo !! Super gorgeous. I think you rocked the shabby chic :-D xxxx

  5. You pulled it off just perfectly Janis! A beautiful card andI love the peach colour!

  6. Oh Janis this is just gorgeous! LOVE all the layered elements and that flower is beautiful ... well done! I can't thank you enough for the wonderful comments about our challenge blog ... we are having great fun due to awesome crafters like yourself!
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  7. This is such a beautiful card! The gorgeous image, papers and ribbon are just perfect!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
    Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)

  8. Thankyou for entering my challenge again with this very pretty shabby chic card. I love pinks and peaches as well as my butterflies so this is a happy card for me. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us in our Double D Anniversary Challenge. We hope you will join us often.
    DD DT

  10. This is beautiful! Love your choice of dies and the colors! Pretty flowers and great use of that lace trim! I do love a flower with a pearl center! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Challenge Blog, Donna, DT Member.

  11. What a pretty card, thank you for joining our challenge at crafty catz and hope to see you again

  12. Beautiful card thank you for joining us over on
    Crafty Catz
    Dianne xx
    CC DT

  13. Thanks for joining our wings theme at allsorts Tracy x

  14. What a fab collection of peachy goodness, a lovely card with lots of interest. Thank you for joining us at CHNPPC.

  15. Beautiful card and love the colour,lace and trim--Thank you for joining us at Daisy Chain
    Carol DT x


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