Thursday, 3 March 2016

Shabby 21st

Hello fellow bloggers and I hope today finds you well, if not, then I wish you better days. 
We are all recovering from a nasty lurgy, flu like symptoms with a persistent cough. Hubby was so bad that he had to take three days off of work which is unheard of and even visited the GP. Still, we are over the worse...fingers crossed. 

Our eldest's Girlfriend will be celebrating her 21st in a few days so I am sharing the card that I made for her. My offspring are far too cool to take any notice of what I do here, so there is little chance of her seeing this before the event, so here it is!!


You may be forgiven for thinking that I have been whisked away by aliens...lol...but yes 'tis me...having another go at Shabby Chic with the help of a sketch that I hastily drew after seeing a similar card, somewhere. Don't ask why I didn't "pin" it, I have no idea!!

The pretty spot paper is from First Edition Floral Pavilion. Tumbled Glass DI was just the right shade to distress the edges and, as you can see, my teeny weeny sewing machine was used too. All the flowers were from WOC except the stalky and stringy stuff (!!) which came from Anna Marie Designs. The curves were courtesy of my SB edge dies, the little branches from Noor UK and the pearls and bird were from my stash. The flowers were stickled but, as usual, it doesn't show on the snap.

I am proud to be sharing here...

Fussy and Fancy #158 - Shabby Fun Bingo
(Top Row..Full house was too overwhelming Judy!!)
Crafty Cardmakers #156 - For a Special Woman
Create and Inspire #40 - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #15 - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Must use a sentiment

Right must go and have a cough, I have been sitting still far too long!!

Have a good day xx

46 comments:

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Schitterend kaart Sarah
Groetjes Gerrie

Janice said...

Ooh Sarah!!! Loving the style change and this stunning card - what a beauty! Really pretty design and gorgeous layers, flowers, sewing... the lot! I'm sure the recipient will be well chuffed and treasure this little beauty, Jx

Pamellia Johnson said...

OK Sarah, for a minute there I thought I was on the wrong blog! Boy oh boy, you should whip out your shabby chic more often girl, because this is goooooooorgeous! Love every bit of it, those layers, those soft blues, the incredible florals, and that sweet sweet little birdie!! Two thumbs up from me!! hugs :)

nnalorac said...

Shabby Chic gorgeous, Sarah, so beautiful, love it. Hope your feeling much better now. Carol xx

Lucy Woods said...

Well this is ruddy fantastic!! So stylist stunning and classy! She'll love it for sure!!
That really nasty flu has been doing the rounds! My brother had s whole week off work and he never gives in to lurgy!!
Lucy x

brenda said...

A super creation as always Sarah, such pretty pastel shades.

B x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Hope you're feeling much better now Sarah. Love this card and yes, I too thought I had landed at the wrong blog expecting a cute CAS design, but this is sooo gorgeous! A wonderful card which I'm sure will be treasured by the recipient.
Lorraine

Sue Nicholson said...

Stunning card, hope all get well soon cheers Sue x

Veerle said...

Oh wow wow wow Sarah this is soooooo very pretty, love this.
Hugs, Veerle xx

Julie B said...

Gorgeous, sure she will love it.
Sorry to hear you've been under the weather, I had something similar the other week, think I caught it from my friend who was indisposed the fortnight before! Feel better soon.:)

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow your card is so soft and pretty!! Really love the look of the scalloped vellum over your stunning layout here!! Beautiful!! :) Hope you are feeling better soon! HUGS

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
this is a very gorgeous card.
I love the fab colour choice, and the wonderful design too.
Sorry to hear you have all been unwell.
I do hope you all continue to make a really good recovery.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Judy Corner said...

Oh Sarah this is beautiful! And what a lovely Blog and style you have! Thank you so much for taking the time to play along at Fussy & Fancy and good luck with the challenge. Judy DT

Brenda said...

Gorgeous has to be the word! I love it Sarah! You definitely have the eye for chic, wouldn't call it shabby. The sewing is lovely, just the right extra. Glad you are feeling better! I had a similar crud around Christmas, that cough hung around for weeks :(.

Jane Savage said...

OMG, Sarah this is EXQUISITE!!! Did make me swoon a bit I must confess!
Hope you are all on the mend now at Chez Wills! Thank you for your birthday wishes! :) xxx

Sue said...

Hi Sarah, this is an amazing card - everything about looks absolutely perfect - I love the colour scheme you have used and your pretty die cuts and flower clusters are exquisite - your son's girlfriend will be thrilled with this (My son told me that his girlfriend has all the cards I have made for her on a shelf in her room - bless - I only have boys (who are pleased at time I give them a card but it passes)! so I am quite touched by that!.
Sue...xxx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sarah, love all the pretty flowers. So pretty.
Lorraine x

Debs said...

This is so beautiful Sarah - love the soft colours and all the pretty flowers.
Sorry to hear you've not been too well - hope you make a speedy recovery.
Debs xx

Alexandra said...

What a beautiful birthday card, Sarah. Love the color tone of this. Elegant. :)

Laine said...

This is a beauty Sarah. Stunning detail and design. So rich looking, it will be loved. Mine don't look at my blog either!! Take care and feel better soon.
Laine
xx

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Sarah, such a fabulous design and lovely details.
I'm sorry to hear that you have all been poorly, I hope you are on the mend.
Pauline
x

Wendy said...

Love this Sarah, it's absolutely gorgeous! So pretty.
Hope you are all feeling better soon.
Wendy xx

Chrissy said...

Gosh, this is beautiful Sarah..just gorgeous.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Lisa xx said...

well, its certainly a departure from your usual style, but soooo beautiful, very tastefully done. Hope you're feeling better now, had something very similar last week - to the point that by Wednesday, my voice had all but gone (cue cheers from hubby, lol) just trying to shake off the cough now.

Doreen said...

Love the design and fab details,this is just gorgeous.xxx

Karon said...

WOW Sarah. What a beautiful card! Fabulous!

Marilyn said...

Oh my gosh Sarah, what a fabulous and beautiful card! It's so chic, stylish, elegant and gorgeous... I love it!

Pollard Carole said...

Oh Sarah this is just beautiful its certainly go the WOW factor she will love it its all so pretty and perfect Love and hugs Carole x

Judith said...

This is so very pretty Sarah - but with a modern twist too I think - I'm sure it will go down very well. sorry I'm not visiting much lately - I have a very poorly father in law and as these things do - its totally shaken up our lives hugs judith x

Michelle said...

WOW Sarah - this is so lovely and so different for you - this will be loved I'm sure. Hope you all feel a lot better. Me and my lad Brandon have been ill too (but my fella seems to have escaped). Michelle x

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, that's so pretty Sarah, she'll love it!
Hope you get over that lurgy soon, I think we have the same bug doing the rounds here and it's hard to shift.

Annette said...

This is gorgeous Sarah. Really lovely and so pretty. The inking around the edges really works too. Love it.

Hazel said...

Sarah, just found this stunning card, it's gorgeous. Hazel X

Kat W said...

Sorry to hear you and your family have been poorly but glad you're all getting over it now.
You have really nailed the shabby chic look here and I totally love your gorgeous flower cluster...sooooo pretty and I can see the sparkle!
Big hugs, Kat xx

Whisper said...

Aaaah absolutely stunning, Luv Sam x

MaryH said...

It is stunning! Quite different from the lovely style I expect to see here but you've proved that you are a master of the layers & chic! Love all the details, the soft colors, and it's a very special card to celebrate a milestone birthday. She should just simply love this, and that you created this beauty just for her. Great work, and I LOVE it! TFS & Happy Sunday.

Inkyfingers said...

Well you have really nailed this look Sarah - this is stunning and I love all the gorgeous details. I'lm sure the lucky girlfriend will love it too. Hope you are feeling better. take care of yourself.

Eileen said...

Wow this is really beautiful Sarah. Gorgeous layout and your flower arrangement is stunning. I am sure it will be treasured. Thanks for playing along with our 'Add a Sentiment' challenge at Winter Wonderland this week, and hope to see you joining us again
Eileen x

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliantly designed creation and love the awesome colours used.
Sorry have been missing but we had a bit of time out for a few days away....takes a while to catch up on over 200 notifications...xx
 {aNNie}

Claudia Rogier said...

Sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Create and Inspire
Hugs
Claudia
DT Create and Inspire

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW it is so beautiful
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Gail said...

OH MY WORD, this is stunning. So creative and the papers and embellishments are beautiful!

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Sarah....Beautiful card.....love the pretty paper flowers and layers....Hope you soon feel a lot better....sending hugs....Joolsx

Asha said...

Oh my word!!! What a stunning card, Sarah.
x Asha

Judy Corner said...

Thank you so much for taking part in the Challenge I was hosting at Fussy & Fancy Friday. The winners have now been announced so you might like to take a look. Judy x

Tone K. said...

This is just stunning !! I love it ! :)
Thank you so much for joining us at Fussy and Fancy ! :)
As Judy sais....The winners have now been announced so you might like to take a look :)