Saturday, August 27, 2011


A gorgeous inspiration photo of fruit and flowers!

Hi there friends!

It's time again for one of my favorite challenges at The Shabby Tea Room!  Just look at that photo inspiration of loveliness!  It made me think of having lunch at a quaint little French restaurant in the country.  We are picking up a chair today that we ordered a couple months ago.  So, I'll be enjoying some lovely scenery on the trip down to Amish Country.  I'll just have to dream of being in France at the same time...hehehe.  It never hurts to dream!  We were to make a flower for the challenge, so I layered peach felt and muslin.  The center is a Crafty Secrets image, glitter button from American Crafts,  pink tulle, and pearls around the edges.   I distressed the edges of pink paper with antique linen.  The leaves are from Lovely Floral cartridge for the Cricket machine.  I finished off the card with some lovely seam binding!  Don't you just love seam binding?  I sure do!

Whatever you do this weekend I hope it's a great one!  Thanks so much for visiting here today...take care, hugs!:-))

Paper:  K&Company, Coredinations, Paper Company, Recollections, Cosmo Cricket
Stamp:  SU(Tiny Tags)
Ink:  Ranger(Antique Linen, Walnut Stain)
Eiffel Tower Image:  Crafty Secrets
Peach Felt:  PTI
Fabric:  Muslin
Punch:  SU(Scallop Circle), Martha Stewart
Ribbon:  SU(Artichoke)
Pearls:  Recollections
Leaves:  Cricket(Lovely Floral)
Button:  American Crafts
Tulle, Pearl Cotton:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Misc:  Sewing, Pinking Shears, Ranger Distress Tool


  1. Maria, This is beautiful, awesome flower.


  2. So pretty, Maria ... I love all the vintage-inspired elements you added to your design this week! Thanks for sharing this little lovelie with us in the Tea Room :)

  3. Simply Gorgeous! I love the letter in the background!

  4. Really lovely card, Maria! Love all the detail and especially the beautiful dark ribbon. So Gorgeous!
    Cindy Porter

  5. Oh, wow! What a gorgeous card, Maria! Love, love the soft, shabby chic look to this. The letter tied up with the vintage image is fabulous. And yes, I SO love seam binding. This is amazing!

  6. So pretty. I love the shabbiness of it! Thanks for following my blog! I'm a follower of yours now, too.

  7. This is so pretty, I love the collage effect you have created with the layers of postcard, papers, ribbon and stitching! Beautiful!

  8. Total YUM, Maria! I love the soft papers you chose, and that Eiffel Tower image is TERRIFIC. You really rocked this!

  9. hey Maria! hope you are doing well. I love, love, love this card! The eiffel tower image is so pretty! I love the floral pattern paper too!

  10. Lovely!!! so sweet and delicate!! love the postcard at the back with the bow!!

  11. Wow! Maria, what you did with your flower and ribbon is wonderful and the card is beautiful too!

  12. Maria, what a pretty card. I love all the little details and that pretty shade of pink!