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April 19, 2011

Shabby Chic Beautiful!

Happy Tuesday!

Stamps: Little Yellow Bicycle, various SU! stamps
Image: digital The Graphics Fairy
Papers:  Graph paper, MME dp, SU! cs
Ink: SU! Classic pad (artichoke, mellow moss)
Other: MS punches, gold pen, vintage seam binding,
button/floss, piercing tool.

I have so much fun playing with the vintage images over @ The Graphics Fairy!  yum!   Not sure you can see all the golden touches I've added...faux stitching, 'guilded' edges on the image and random smears of golden acrylic paint!

Our challenge this week @ Digital Tuesday is to use punches and the sponsor is Digital Delights!  Pop over to the challenge blog and take a peek at the DT's lovely creations!

Thank you for stopping by, have a lovely day!

Here are a few places I've shared today's creation-

*Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything goes.
2 Sisters - Bingo (punches/glimmer/flowers)
Crafty Calendar - April Showers Bring Forth May Flowers
Our Daily Bread Designs -No Colouring
Secret Crafter - Stitching
Paper Cutz - Buttons & bows.
Totally Papercrafts - Springtime.
Do You Stack Up? -Scallops.
Pals Paper Arts - Use flowers.
Pixie Dust Studio -Say it out loud
Rainbow Lady's - Springtime .
Stamp Insanity - Flower power.
Creative Card Crew - Spring
The Paper Variety -flowers
Truly Scrumptious - vintage

and a few link parties...
Take a Look Tuesday
Craft Catwalk
A Crafty Soiree



Cheryl said...

oh maria hun this is just stunning oh really love that flower it was one of my nans,fav flowers,hugs cherylx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Maria.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anne said...

What a beautiful card Maria. Hugs x

Donna said...

Incredibly pretty card Maria, such a beautiful image and fab lil butterfly embellie :) Donna x

Dawn said...

What a beautiful card! For some reason it seems so soothing... The person you send it to is lucky!

Crystal said...

SOOOOO Beautiful Maria!!!!!!!

Cheryl said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is absolutely gorgeous!

WencheP said...

It's beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Miranda said...

very beautiful Maria, lovely
thanks for joining us at the DYSU challenge this week

Beth aka BR-T said...

Maria this is gorgeous! I am waiting with bated breath to see if my hydrangea returns this year, I have moved it so many times I am not sure it survived the last one! Thanks for you kind words you are so thoughtful!

XXOO AMY said...

gotta love the graphics fairy! such a beautiful card! thanks for sharing it with us at TPV!

Anonymous said...

The front of your creation says it all girl!! Love this! :)

Sharon said...

Oh gosh Maria! This is so beautiful!!! :)

starcyl said...

This is a stunner, just love that image. Thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
Jenny x

karen said...

Hi Maria, truly beautiful and what a gorgeous colour, hugs, karenx

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous, perfect colours and layout, hugs ♥ pops x

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous creation and perfect stitching too, thank you for sharing with us at the SCSC
Hugs Kate xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

So pretty

Thanks for joining us on our "Stitching" challenge this week at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Suzy said...

This *is* beautiful! :) Thanks for sharing your talent at The Paper Variety :) Come back tomorrow for a new challenge!

Sue said...

Hi hun
a beautiful card, lovely image, pretty papers & design, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Donna said...

Oh wow Maria, this is beautiful, I love that binding with the button and the gold guilded edge is the perfect way to frame that gorgeous image. hugs Donna x

Jeri said...

Stunning, Maria. All the golden touches are fantastic. So glad you shared with us at Paper Cutz.

Danni said...

Wow!! This is gorgeous!!

Rainbow Lady said...

A stunningly gorgeous card Maria well done and thanks so much Love Cynthia x

Elena said...

Very beautiful card, Maria! I love this vintage flower!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow!! Stunning Maria!! I just love your flower and your colors!! Beautiful layout!! So elegant!

Marlene said...

GORGEOUS card! I love hydrangeas!

Tina said...

Hey girl..this is stunning. I haven't used an image from the graphics fairy yet but this is really enticing.

Hope you are feeling a little spring out your way...it's in the 90's out here.

Hope you are well.

p.s. happy easter

Amy Johnson said...

Such a beautiful vintage card! I just love everything about it!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Maria, your card is stunning. I love the hydrangea image. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing at the PPA! Hugs,

Auntie Em said...

Wow, I love your beautiful hydrangea card! The torn edges and the sweet embellies are so perfect. Love all the stamping.
Thank you for sharing!

coldwaters2 said...

absolutely gorgeous card Maria that central image with the added punched flowers looks super.
Lorraine x

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Beautiful indeed! Love everything about it. Thanks so much for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Beautiful creation! Thanks so much for playing along with us at StampInsanity this week :D

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Basement Stamper said...

the sentiment clearly defines this card, I love the color of the hydrangeas you chose for it!

Francesca said...

Absolutely Beautiful Creation

Thanks for joining us for our stitching challenge at secret crafter Saturday this week and good luck!


Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card!