Thursday, 25 June 2015

To have and to hold

Hello lovely people,

I really didn't feel like I achieved much on my day off yesterday but some days just feel like that.
However, the weather was so lovely and sunny that I sat outside and had my first ice cream of the year... a white mini Magnum... yummy :-)
Does that count as an achievement?!

Ok, stop thinking about ice cream...it's time for a new challenge at In The Pink and our theme this time is...

VINTAGE / SHABBY CHIC

Our fabulous sponsor this time is Dies to Die For with an amazing prize of a £15 voucher


I decided to make a wedding card as I think they really suit the vintage/shabby chic style, especially with my favourite big sentiment stamp.


I ran over all the edges with a Tim Holtz distressing tool and rolled a couple of corners up...even adjusting my stitching to ensure the back was as neat as the front!
In case anyone is wondering, the back usually doesn't look like this because I do backstitch.


I found this beautiful new trim in a little shop during my Yorkshire trip and I don't really know what to call it, but it's like the finest soft hessian...really lovely :-)

I added a couple of wooden hearts and a liberal sprinkling of pearls to finish!


Card recipe;
DP: Vintage Spring and Autumn basics - Maja Design (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Trim / pearls / wooden hearts: from stash

If you haven't already done so then do pop over to In The Pink and check out the gorgeous creations from the rest of the Pink Ladies.

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,


Challenges I am entering;
Creative Inspirations (your favourite - just about everything on this card (lol!)...my fave DP brand and my fave wedding stamp to name just 2)
Fussy and Fancy (distressed or Aurora Wings image)
Simon Says Stamp (anything goes)

27 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is a stunner. The stitching looks fab. Love all the embellies and the shabby chic looks is one of my favourites

Jennifer Bradley said...

Wow Kat what a gorgeous wedding card. I love the design and the colours. Fabulous vintage look and love the distressing. I love Magnum white ice creams and you sound as if you really enjoyed it. Hugs Jennifer xx

Sue said...

This is stunning Kat. Your design is so soft and pretty. I love the papers and gorgeous detailing.
hugs Sue xx

Squirrel x said...

Absolutely gorgeous and stunning hunny! Toad says I have to stop looking at your work because every time I do, I tell him that I NEED a sewing machine, lol!! Hugs xx

Lucy Woods said...

Completely stunning! Your stitching is amazing! Love the papers and your new hessian trim yum!
Lucy x

Annette said...

It's beautiful Kat. I admire your patience with the stitching. I cheat and use my sewing machine for mine!
Hugs
Annette
xx

thecraftycavalier said...

Soooo perfect! I love those papers - I had some and it took me ages to use them as they were just tooooo lovely ;-) Love these word stamps. Lovely vintage feel with the lace. Aww, yummy! Hugs, Jayne

Rainey's Craft Room said...

You do this style so well Kat, love the papers and stitching details. A perfect wedding card.
Lorraine

Sue said...

Kat, you are brilliant and i really don't know where to start with this stunning card because I love everything about it.

I love the layers all beautifully stitched with those lovely rolled corners and the pearls peeping out.
The hessian trim is totally divine and along with the carefully matched tiny roses just looks gorgeous.

You have put everything together beautifully and your Shabby Chic theme is about as perfect as it can get...

Sue...xxx

Sarah said...

Such a fabulous wedding card Kat and I would love to get my hands on that hessian it's gorgeous!! xx

jimlynn said...

Absolutely stunning plus! SO gorgeous Kat.
Lynn

Debs said...

What a stunner Kat - love the sentiment and fabulous detailing. The trim is beautiful and the pearls are a perfect finishing touch.
Mmmmmmm White Magnums - my favourite - will treat myself a few of them whilst on holiday :o)
Debs xx

Debs said...

What a stunner Kat - love the sentiment and fabulous detailing. The trim is beautiful and the pearls are a perfect finishing touch.
Mmmmmmm White Magnums - my favourite - will treat myself a few of them whilst on holiday :o)
Debs xx

suzanne2 said...

Kat this is beautiful, I love the papers and all the details, the curled corner with pearls looks stunning. I love it! thank you for joining us at creative inspirations this week.
hugs Suzanne x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kat
Fabulous card... Love that Stamp... But never purchased it ... It really makes a statement ... Will head over and buy it...
Love all your embellies
Hugs Sylvie xx

Deborah said...

Fabulous Kat, love the papers and embellishments.
Deborah A

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Oh wow Kat. This is gorgeous. You do shabby chic so well hun! Love the rolled corner and that sweet cluster of pearls hidden there. My fav' papers too! Love, love, LOVE these Maja Design papers. Also really loving that delish scalloped edge hessian style binding. Just an utterly delish card all over! Hugs, Wends x

Brenda said...

Deep sigh...so absolutely beautiful! Perfect papers and elements. Brenda

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, I love this creation and the colours you have chosen :0) hugs Pops x

Gayatri said...

Beautiful, beautiful card. I admire shabby chic style of cards. Something I just cannot do. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge :)

Christine L said...

Well you really have made such a stunning job of this one Kat - exceptional detail with the curled corners and pearls, and the beautiful vintage paper, all surrounding that wonderful sentiment!

I haven't found your hessian trim yet - I did have a peek in Duttons for Buttons in Harrogate on Wednesday, but no luck! Next time I get to Skipton I'll look for the mystery trimmings shop and get you some if I find it!

Big hugs
Christine x

Teresa Kline said...

hello Kat! I am luvin this distressed and layered card, soooo lovely! I am having a giveaway on my blog, stop by and comment for your chance at winning.....
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sparkle & shine *~*

NGCARDS said...

A super cute creation! I love the colour tones and Maja are my favourite's too! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Holly Hughes said...

OMGOSH!!! This is FABULOUS!! I soooo love all the details. Love the paper, and the curled up edges with the pearls underneath. Actually, I love EVERYTHING about this card! Just Fabulous details! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Chrissy said...

How did I miss this beauty Kat...just gorgeous and love the size of your stitch..when I stitch you cannot even see it..gorgeous papers and colours and love the sentiment stamp...beautiful.

luv CHRISSYxx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

What a stunner, I love that curly uppy corner x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Congrats on your win at Creative Inspirations with this beautiful card Kat. Hugs, Wends x