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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

In the 20's - The Paper Shelter

Good morning everyone. Sorry I have been missing for a few days but I had some commissioned cards to make for work colleagues.
My card today is for the new The Paper Shelter challenge #84 Distressing. I have used the super cute 'In the 20's' for my card. I don't know if it's with being a nurse but I find it really difficult to distress something that looks fine without it. Believe it or not there is lots of distressing on this card, but I think it ended up being a little shabby chic.

She is cut using SB labels 25 with a faux nestie behind her. My base layer is Cordinations craft core and I did use a Tim Holts distressing tool on nearly everything.  My backing paper is one that has been in my stash for a couple of years. Flowers from WOC and leaves and butterflies are MS punches. Ribbon from Mei Flower and pearls and lace from a local craft shop.  I actually remembered to get out the sewing machine to add stitched edges.

She is coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Prisma pencils. I added antique linen DI around her and to the leaves butterflies and backing paper.

The inside is fairly simple and reflects the front

I am entering the following challenges :-
Robyns Fetish challenge # 127 - Sewing, real or faux
Crafty Anns challenge # 75 - Inspired by a film title (Thoroughly Modern Millie)

Don't forget that the generous Veronica and Pedro at TPS offer a great prize every week for the luck winner of the challenge of $30 if you use a TPS image and 3 images of your choice with any other images.

I hope you pop over and view the fab cards the other DT girls have created and of course enter the challenge.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Its gorgeous Eileen. Love the cute image and your layout is just lovely! x

Kim said...

beautiful card Eileen, love that cute image and your layout is fantastic
Kim x

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card Eileen,love the image and

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Eileen. I love the image with gorgeous soft colours and detailing.


Veronica Atanacio said...

Oh, this is lovely hun! And I love all the preview you make of the card. Excellente work!

Pat K said...

Gorgeous distressed creation Eileen. Such a cute image and I love your colour choices. Fabulous! hugs,xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely work, so cute. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish sewing faux or real challenge, good luck cheers Sue x

Lisa xx said...

Gorgeous card and what a super cute image, thank you for joining in with the cutie pies first birthday challenge

andree said...

This is really adorable, I love the image and the design is just brilliant.xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Fabulous card Eileen! I love your design and details! Judy x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Eileen. I love the image, she's so sweet. Fabulous colours and design too.
Lorraine x

Crafty Lark said...

Gosh, she is gorgeous and great card, I love the colours. xx Flora

Wishcraft said...

Love the image, she's so pretty. Gorgeous card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Debs said...

Great card, funny how we both dislike distressing, must be the word (stressing) love your colours.
Hugs Debs

coops said...

so stunning eileen.fabulous image and i love your details and pretty colours :D

xx coops xx

coops said...

so stunning eileen.fabulous image and i love your details and pretty colours :D

xx coops xx

pinky said...

Oh wow Eileen that's so stunning. I love that wee image and you have showcased her beautifully.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Eileen this is absolutely beautiful that image is one of the first I bought from TPS, I totally love your choice of colours the design is stupendous, awesome card.
lorraine x

Ann Whitfield said...

This is a fabulous card and I love your choice of film title - she's perfect! thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

debby4000 said...

Adorable sweet card Eileen.

Anne-Elise said...

Gorgeous card, Eileen! Love your beautifully colored image, the flowers and the lace! Great work!

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie loving this beautiful creation, lush colours hun. Absolutely stunning sweetie!!!!!!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie this is absolutely gorgeous :0)) Hugs Pops x

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card Eileen, I love the flapper girl, and your wonderful colouring.
Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, I love that image, she's great, great layout, Thanks for sharing and joining in with us at Happy campers xx

ger76 said...

Beautiful card so pretty & your colouring is fab :D

Thanx for joining us over at Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge

luv Ger x

Angela Drummond said...

Very pretty card, love the image thanks for joining us over at the CBN Challenge this month
Crafty Bloggers Network DT
My Blog: A Crafty Blether

Jen said...

Lovely card, such a pretty colour palette. Great card for your chosen film title. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.
Jen x

Patricia said...

Oh! My! Word! what a stunning card.
Everything about it is just beautiful


Inkypinkydelights said...

Just stopping by to wish you a lovely weekend Eileen! Judy x

Tracey said...

This is beautiful Eileen, I love everything about it :)

Nat said...

Love this Eileen, gorgeous image & great colouring. I must admit, I like the look of distressed cards, but like you, I'm not comfortable with tearing perfectly good papers & I can't bring myself to do it unless absolutely necessary!

Hazel said...

Hi eileen

This is such a gorgeous card - love the pink and brown colours.

I like you last year spent far too money at Harrogate - but a girl can never have to much stash now - can we!

Thanks for dropping by and leaving me some lovely comments.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Take care

Ta ta for now.

Hazel xx

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Eileen,
Love this pink and beige colour scheme and she is adorable. Lovely card!
Hugs Trish xx

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous car Aileen, not sure how I missed this one. love your colours, the wee butterflies framing your sweet image, love it. Hope your having a lovely Sunday
crafty hugs

Crystal R said...

I think this one is one of my favourites thus far. I really had to look to see that she was hand coloured. Simply lovely shabby chic distressed.

Wendy Fraser said...

Oh so pretty! Fab image and I love the shabby chic look. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

Shelby said...

She is an adorable 20s chica! Love all of the muted tones and your coloring is great.


Unknown said...

Well what a wonderful little image,she is so cute.Love the colours and layout .Jacqueline.S

Oscar said...

Gorgeous card, love the soft colours. Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight! x