Saturday, September 1, 2012

You are such a joy!

Hi Again!

I had some fun craft time with this shabby card
last night!  I just love adding little details here
and there with shabby goodies!  This card is for
the challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room.
And, here is the gorgeous inspiration photo...

I made this card for a niece who has a birthday in
October.  Whew, that is next month.  I can't believe
that it's September already!  Anyways, I got out
a Melissa Frances vintage frame for the focal point.
I applied gold embossing powder around the frame, die,
and chair.  The little chair is in the lower right corner.
I love crocheted doilies, so I placed one behind the die.
A piece of it behind the frame, also.  Liquid pearls
were placed on the die and a tiny dot for the bird's eye.
Some beautiful ribbon from Paper Sweeties.  Little
felt hearts, pearls, and gems to "pretty" up my shabby
card.  I finished by distressing the edges of the card
with tea dye ink.

Ok, I must run for now since the first Ohio State
football game of the season is on.  My husband has
been counting the days for this day to come!  I'll go
and watch a little with him.  I might sneak off to my
craft room again during half time!:-)  Thanks for
visiting here today!  Take care, hugs!


Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Recollections
Ink:  SU(Crumb Cake), Tea Dye(Ranger)
Ribbon:  Paper Sweeties
Gems, Pearls:  Recollections
Dies:  Spellbinder's(Fleur de Lis), Hearts(Taylored Expressions)
Felt:  PTI
Leaf Punch:  Martha Stewart
Doily Darice
Liquid Pearls:  Bisque(Ranger)
Embossing Powder:  Ranger


  1. Wow ... you have done it again, Maria! What a beautiful card full of eye candy!! Such pretty embellishments -- the seam binding looks so pretty! Thanks for sharing your work with us in the Tea Room, sweetie :)

  2. Hi Maria,

    You card is beautiful. Love all the elements you have used..

    Hugs Kelly

  3. Beautiful idea of the card! I like the composition and solutions( or combination of the elements).

  4. I love this card! Just beautiful! I love how you made the hearts look like flowers. The doily is perfect for the background to the frame. Where do you find crocheted doilies?

  5. Wow...Maria, this is such a gorgeous card. Love the different beautiful textures and nice sewing. Great take on the Shabby Tearoom's inspiration photo... :)

  6. Your card is gorgeous! All of those beautiful details are placed together perfectly!

  7. Just beautiful Maria. I love the shabby accents. :)


  8. So beautiful, Maria! Love your felt hearts and all your embellishments! Great work!

  9. Such a beauty! I love all the embellishments! I'm with you...I can't believe it is September already! :) Hope you have a nice weekend.

  10. Absolutely gorgeous, Debbie! Full of delightful shabbiness.

  11. Oh Maria, what a gorgeous creation, it is just full of Shabby goodness! Love it! Thanks for sharing this week at TSTR!

  12. Isn't this gorgeous!! Beautiful embellishments, from the felt hearts to the dreamy and romantic!

  13. Wonderful - I love all the texture and all the pretty stuff and how you arranged it. Really neat.

  14. I thought I posted on this Maria but maybe my mind is playing tricks on me. Love it Sugar - love all the embellishments and how you have put them together.

  15. So pretty all the gorgeous detail! Congratulations on making the top 3!

  16. Wow! This is gorrrrrrr-geous, Maria! LOVE all the beautiful shabby details!

  17. Shabby at its best. You are so good with this type card. I love all those little hearts you used.

    We're football fans, too. Of course, a different team...Bama..University of Alabama. So, we took time out for a game this weekend, too.

  18. Congrats on your win for this amazing card!

  19. WOW Maria!!!WOW WOW gorgeous card!!!! I love every litle detail!! HUgs!

  20. This is just stunning Maria! I love the mix of textures and those amazing MME papers. Beautiful card! Hugs!

  21. Maria, this is absolutely gorgeous! So Dreamy! I love the fab layers, and the vintage shabby chic feel to this stunning creation!

  22. It's nice of you to watch football with DH! I don't understand the game, and it doesn't hold my interest. :) Now, crafting: THAT holds my interest! LOL

    Maria, I think this is my fave card of yours to date. IT's like a scrapbook layout, in miniature. I LOVE the details!

  23. Maria this is gorgeous. Beautiful elements and embellies.

  24. Maria, this card is stunning! What a fab job of incorporating the embellies into the dp scene. I had to click the photo and enlarge it to be able to tell what was dp and what was an embellie!!! I love all the texture you add to your cards, and the simple text you used for the sentiments is perfect here.