Saturday 16 January 2010

Shabby Chic, Pink and Grey Magnolia Thank you Card

Good evening all, and I hope your day was as pleasant as mine.(hehehehehehehehee)

Well mine was due to the following reasons, (Sue - you will just love this) decided to go out today and vist Immingham.  Why you ask go to Immingham, well I went to a wee craft shop called "Tilly's".  As we parked up outside this massive white and black sign just shouted at me "SALE" whoop whoop, you have never seen me move so quick, Matt was just a smidgen behind me (think he was running to get out of the rain though).  

Started at one side of the shop and worked my way around each little nook and cranny, picking up lots of wonderful bargains and a huge pad of 12 x 12 My Minds Eye papers (xmas) wow they are so vintagy and gorgeous and I also (drummmmmmmmmm rollllll)  picked up one large and one small House Mouse stamp, so no need to order on line this week. FAB..

After spending soooooooooooooooo long in there, we gradually headed back to Grimsby to "Boy's" - now your thinking - off she goes again, ribbons and lace etc (and you would be right) but we actually went in to buy a fishing present for a friend - trying to keep ahead of the game this year.  

We left there and I called a friend for a possible coffee stop before heading home to play......... she informed me that "Grimsby Crafts" had a sale on, and as she was too busy stealing 12 x 12 size samples of wall paper, Matt headed off that way and low and behold we ended up in there tooooooooooooooooooooo.  

It took me all afternoon to put away all the bargains, very little crafting has been done. (Thanks Polly for being too busy for that coffee)Now Sue I know you are smiling to yourself............................................and Polly is phsl.................................... xx

Anyway enough of all of that.  Today I have created a Shabby Chic Thank You Card which I am entering into three challenges

Here is the card

This paper I got from Tilly's isn't it gorgeously pastel and floral, great for that shabby chic style.  I used my Tim Holtz vintage photo to distress the edges and my doily punch for that delicate addition.  The lace is from Boy's (last shop not this one).

The close up of the floral embelishments (Ribbon from Tilly's)

and as always the close up of the copic coloured and blended (old comic board) image (thank you Polly for allowing me to stamp the new releases from Magnolia)..... I painstakingly cut her out so she would just perch her pert little bottom on the top of the ribbon.


 She looks quite plumpish young lady on here.....(Now that reminds me of the film "Love Actually", I bet she had a great chocolate eating xmas, then that would explain it the plumpness.

Well going to wash up, I know that that sounds normal to most.  Just explaining, that I appear to be having a bad run on the white goods appliances since xmas and now the dishwasher is waiting for the repair man. So I am now doing the "hands that do dishes" advert, trying to avoid the rubber gloves, although I have to say those one use gloves are fab for distressing - my hands do not have any stain on them this time.

So off to play with the bubbles..............................till tomorrow

Hugs Kate xxxx


All mixed up maz said...

Hi kate
your cards are so nice love your house mouse one's. Hope to see you soon x

ARTfulWings said...

Wow Kate - this card is GORGEOUS!!! May have to lift this myself! If you have time next weekend pop round for a coffee and bring your copic paper and ink - I have tons of stamps you can ink up! Let me know how you get on with the digi stamp See you soon xxx

sam21ski said...

Fab card Kate, I've been to Tilly's too but it was just after Christmas, might just need another trip down there!!!! Fab little shop isn't it xxxx

Paper Paradise said...

Hells Bells! How, after all that shopping have you had time to craft, AND blog????? I'm worn out just reading about your day. Mind you it is getting on for midnight. Great card though Kate. x
PS, those mice seem to be re producing real quick!!!!!!!!

Ruth Philps said...

Your day sounds like heaven to me!! Now thats what I call shopping!!

Wish I'd known there was a sale on I'd have popped out to Imminghamham when no one was looking yesterday!!

I had my Eye on those MME Xmas paper pads they are stunning aren't they and wiuth some glittery pages in them too...yum yum!!

Yiour card is gorgeous Kate and I love her pert plump bottom!!

Lorraine A said...

Oohh what a fabulous shopping trip :-) Your card is fabulous ,, Tilda looks so pretty sitting on the ribbon ,, cute :-) Beautiful papers and embellies too :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and DT call :-)

Lols x x x

Mina said...

now thats what I call a successful days shopping you go girl...stunning card and I love your flower/bow cluster...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

Iris said...

Brilliant card, with absolut amazing details, I love the flowers and the cute Tilda.

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and DT call.


Christy from Thank You Notes site said...

Downright crafty is right! Your stuff is awesome. If you ever have any thank you crafts you would consider sharing with my site (with full credit a link back whatever you like), my readers would be totally wowed by your crafts. I get over 10,000 visitors a day so it might be beneficial for your blog if you're in the market to do that sort of thing.

But either way, I thought you should know that I really love your stuff. I envy people who can do crafts like you can. When it comes to crafty stuff, I have two left thumbs. :)

Lorraine A said...

Congratulations Kate :-) You won the $25 shopping spree to the Simon Says Stamp Store :-)

Lols x x x

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