Thursday, 25 August 2011

Butterfly Shabby chic...

Well Hello there...
I was supposed to be out in Horsham for lunch today but my friend phoned in sick so we had to cancel...what to do then?...
Well, unexpected crafting session and even though I had nothing planned I decided to rummage through my scraps and set myself a challenge to use up some old bits and bobs and see if I could rattle off some pretty cards!
I had some of these Penny Black butterflies stamped out so I looked up a few challenges...I glittered them and added gems. Found some handmade paper and distressed and roughed up the edges.
Pretty patterned Ribbon to match...tied in a bow.
I managed to find some things to make 2 cards...the little chipboard frames were from a very old QVC scrapbooking box kit. A bit of a different style for me that I really need to get to grips with but I am getting into this shabby chic/distressed/vintage look.
On my last shopping trip I bought these East of India adorable..I love the cut out hearts and scallop edges.

So the challenges I followed...

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Shabby Chic.
Oldie but Goodie...Lots of Sparkle
The pretty little Ribbon Shop...use pretty ribbon
Charisma Cardz...Glitter it
Sentimental Sundays...use a Birthday sentiment
Flutterby Wednesday...Open theme BUT mustuse a Butterfly, Angel or Fairy.

I'm always a bit worried about Shabby Chic...can be very subjective.
I hope you think these cards are getting there! I was really happy with the end result and I made another 3 in an hour!
Photos also loaded up very quickly and laptop not playing up...Happy days!

(If the Purple Princess is reading this...I could not get up the comment box on your blog yesterday...then couldn't type on Craftbubble and now I can't find your e-mail...can you e-mail me with it please).

I'm out at 5 o'clock with my two best mates and our thitreen year old daughters to have some food and then cinema to watch the new romance film with Anne Hathaway...looking forward to that!
Thanks for dropping


  1. It's always great to be able to use up some older stash......very pretty cards.

  2. These are so pretty, the butterflies are lovely!
    Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge. Sarah x

  3. what a beautiful card, love everything about it! thanks so much for joining the Glitter IT
    challenge this week at charisma! good luck carlyann xx

  4. Lovely card! Gorgeous butterfly! Thank you for joining in with us at The Pretty Little Ribbon challenge.

  5. Hi Sally,

    I'm never sure how to do Shabby Chic either but I think these look just perfect. The butterflies are gorgeous and I love the paperchains! Hope you had a lovely evening out. xx

  6. Very pretty!! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  7. Fab entry, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  8. Gorgeous and adorable.

  9. wow that butterfly is gorgeous! thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz for out Glitter challenge!

    Lisa x

  10. beautiful card that gorgeous blingy butterfly...thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  11. that butterfly! I think you had some crafty fun today. Thanks for joining us for our challenge this week at Charisma.
    Joyce xx

  12. Oh I love your gorgeous Birthday Card!!! Thanks so much for playing along at Sentimental Sunday's this week:-)

  13. Boy, when someone loves what they do, it really shows! Your card is simply stunning and the butterfly is truly beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week, hope you can play again tomorrow!
    Hugs and good luck,
    Tammy Louise

  14. Beautiful shabby chic card. Nice design and embellishments. I like those paperchains. Thanks so much for joining the Sentimental Sundays birthday challenge.

  15. gorgeous and perfectly shabby chic, I struggle so much with shabby chic...your colours are beautiful together...thanks for joining in with the Pretty Little Ribbon shop challenge
    Mina xxx

  16. such a pretty card perfect for our glitter challenge at charisma this week.

    clare x

  17. Gorgeous creation
    Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie challenge and good luck!