Wednesday 27 July 2016


Hi Everyone

When the super talented Bev Rochester posted this card I commented that it was ideal inspiration for my mum in law's birthday and this is what I came up with.

I've tried to make it as different as I could, but it's not easy with such a large chipboard frame as this one, which I bought from Live and Love Crafts.  It was too big to go on a 6" square card so I had to make one slightly larger than that (but not a square one).

The paper is LOTV which I distressed and stitched round the edges, a first for me, but it came out well on my machine.  I then tore the two corner pieces and slid a bit of lace under one, but you can't see it very well.  I glittered the frame and stuck on the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, as well as the little dragonflies.  I stamped two separate sentiments onto vellum and attached it to the middle.  I did have a go at putting some gesso on but chickened out as I didn't want to mess it up after it had taken me ages to do so you probably can't see it!

Her birthday's on Saturday so I hope she likes it.

The challenges I would like to enter are:

Live and Love Crafts - Sprinkles of Summer
Noor Design - Anything Goes option chipboard - I hope it's ok to enter this one
Simon Says Weds. Challenge - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's  -  Summer Florals
Sketchy Challenges - Summertime theme
CCC Digi Creations - Release the glitter
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes/add flowers
Inky Chicks - Use 5 or more flowers

Thank you for visiting, I love reading your comments.

Lynne x


  1. A beautiful card and a gorgeous design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  2. Gorgeous card, Lynne! Fab layout and embellishing and love how you used the chipboard. Thank you so much for joining us at Noor! Design UK challenges. We hope to see you again next round.
    Hugs, Karina
    DT Noor! Design UK

  3. WOW what an amazing creation!!! I've ever a problem to create a card with shabby chic style. But that' s an awesome inspiration. WOW WOW WOW!!!! Please come again...

    Thanks for playing along with our current challenge at The Sketchy challenges and good luck!


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  4. Beautiful shabby chic card and love the distressed corners--Thank you for joining us at CCC Digi Creations
    Carol DT x

  5. Very pretty card! Thank you for joining us at CCC Digi Creations. Cindy (DT)

  6. How precious!! I love the sublte colors and the beautiful embellishments!
    Thank you for joining our Summer Time Challenge at the Sketcy Challenges!


  7. Such a beautiful card, love the chipboard. I'm certain your mum will treasure it for a long time.
    Thank you for joining us at Noor Design, hope you will join us in the next challenge.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  8. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our " anything goes with optional add flowers” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

  9. This is gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining us at the Sketchy Challenges.
    Hugs, YVon

  10. lovely card in purple color, hope to se you in ouer next challange at Creatalicious// DT menmber Zora

  11. Gorgeous card! Love the colours!
    thanks for playing with us at Sketchy challenges!

  12. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the challenge of Inky Chicks. DT Veronique


Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment, I do love to read them. Lynne x