Tuesday, 23 July 2013


Here is another of the inspirational cards I made at my weekly crafting day up at the lake.

I continued on with using the chipboard shapes from Michaels and whitewashed the edges again...yep, just like my previous post. I kept embellishments to just a few clear diamond bling bits that I added to the chandelier. Here is a bit of a close up.
Card base - From my stash; Michaels Recollections brand square textured card set
DP - Prima Lyric
Card Stock - Kraft snippets from my stash
Dies - Spellbinders Floral Ovals and Spellbinders Fancy Ribbons Die
Chipboard - from my stash; Michaels dollar bins
Sentiment- from my stash 7 Gypsies stickers, Trousseau
Bling - from my stash

I am entering this card in the following challenges

1.Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets


Pia S said...

You do the romantic, shabby chic style so well! What a gorgeous paper, looks like wallpaper! And the whitewashed edges of the chipboards are such a great detail, perfect for this style.

Sassy Raggedy said...

WOW, this is just lovely....I love the design and I can't help to keep looking at your wonderful card....Hugz, joann

Mrs A. said...

This is fab . Love the bling on the chandelier . Hugs Mrs a.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This is really elegant Maureen! Looks like a picture on the wall with a chandelier hanging down! Susan xx

Asha said...

Look like you were in a very romantic mood up at the lake! This is soooo dreamy, Maureen. Love the colours.
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Di said...

Oh wow Maureen, this really is very beautiful. I love the chandelier (just enough sparkle) and the cameo portrait goes perfectly. LOVE it!

Hugs, Di xx

Kristi Schurr said...

This is just gorgeous! I love all of the elements you used. Gorgeous papers and the cameo is just beautiful!

Christine Harrop said...

Absolutely gorgeous Maureen I love it. Christine xx

Karen Petitt said...

I do like that a lot Maureen - especially that little birdie sat on top of the gorgeous chandelier -really lovely stamp! Arrg a Michaels dollar bins, bohooo - I's going cry!
I promise you and I will make some oriental cards when you get back home after your trip. My lovely friend Rocky sent me a lot of papers Maureen and I have a gorgeous Joanna Sheen CD - so will continue to make oriental cards every so often. Right I'm off to have a look at your other creations and catch up with what you've been doing! Karen x

MaryH said...

Simply vintage & beautiful. I adore that cameo shape, and how perfectly it emphasized your drop chandelie image. The DP looked like old fashioned wallpaper, and your bling & rose wreath around the chandelier...just stunning. Great card. I see a familiar s/Binder too. Isn't it so versatile? TFS & have fun.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Maureen,

I love what you did with the chandelier! just enough sparkle to really make it stand out.

I know what you mean about the cars being crowded - it was sometimes hard to take the pics because people would walk in front of me while I happen to snap. I'm so glad that digital cameras came along! Not too sure which one I'm going to put on a canvas - and I might actually paint over the photo a bit..... we'll see.

I always enjoy it when you pop over and leave me a comment!


Elizabeth said...

Hi Maureen, this card is really beautiful - I love the silhouette and the DP is gorgeous. The bling looks perfect on the chandelier. Thanks for visiting earlier ... I've been busy finishing off the cushion cover for my sister - she lives in London so I need to get it in the post PDQ. I'm really enjoying reviving my sewing skills and have a couple of projects lined up to keep me busy. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Ooooh such elegance, love the cameo focal and the bit of bling on the chandelier. Beautiful card!

Bonnie said...

What a pretty Victorian scene! Beautiful "crystal" chandelier!