Wednesday 13 July 2011

Pastels for Divas by Design

Hi All

Half way through July, the schools will soon be breaking up for the summer holidays and summer is well and truly upon us. Yikes these months are slipping past so fast.

This is my design card for the Divas by Design challenge and we want to see all those lovely pastel colours. Do pop over to the blog to see all the wonderful creations made by my fabulously talented teamies.

I have a vintage shabby creation for you today. It is one of the styles I love and haven't done too much of it this year, but I so enjoyed doing this one. I used 3 different papers for the background which have been sewn together. The image was downloaded from the Graphics Fairy and I added it to another paper and sewed round part of it just for effect. The shabby bow i made using 2 different coloured ribbons and added a button. Some lace, mini butterflies, a flower and a sentiment I made in Word finish it off.

This sentiment is oh so true, always has been for me and has always been my philosophy as a teacher.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Stitching
My Time To Craft - Bird watcher
Tuesday Throwdown - Fun in the sun
The Crazy Challenge - Summertime
Creative Stamp Friends - Summer
Daisy Doodles - Summer
Paper Playtime - Summer
Stamps and Fun - lace
Dream Valley - Summer
Crafty Emmas - One image, two ribbons, three DPs.


Irene said...

Beautiful card Brenda, you do shabby chic so well, the bow finishes it off nicely, and your right the sentiment is so very true. Have a good day.
Irene x

Kathyk said...

Fabulous and truly unique card

Happy Wednesday


Agnieszka M said...

Brenda your pastels card is adorable. I love your lace and stitching!

Happy Wednesday

Lisa Jane said...

Hello Teammie ... well i never lol.. you cant escape from me .. love your pretty card - what a wonderful little image - and love the little sentiment tiles
Lisa x

Berry said...

What a fab sentiment Brenda! I love thi shabby chic vintage feel. I so know what you mean about time just running away, my kids are off school in less than 2wks! Hugs Rebekah xx

Zoechaos said...

Lovely card such pretty colours and the sentiment never a truer word. XOXO Zoe

Gram's Treasures said...

What a beauty! Just love the colours...and those lace accents too!
Joyce xx

Fliss said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Brenda. Love the colours and your attention to detail.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Terry said...

Brenda, your card is so sweet and delicate! Love the design and touch of lace! Beautiful!

Laney said...

love this vintage shabby look Brenda and you are sooo good at it !! its beautiful hun

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Beautiful vintage look card. Love the soft colours and that's a great way to add the sentiment.
Thanks for joining our 'recipe' challenge at CES this week.
Caroline xxx

Gem said...

gorgeous Brenda, such soft and pretty colours and what a true sentiment :) x

Netty said...

I always love your shabby chic craftings and this one is beautiful Brenda. Annette x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just a lovely piece, the quote is really true.

Nancy Wethington said...

What a beautiful image and your stitching is perfectly done and really adds another dimension to the card. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Joan said...

love your shabby chic card and the neat stitching, Thats a fab sentiment you have used, so true

Mary said...

Love all the detail in your card! Thanks for playing along at Paper Playtime.

Lionelsa said...

Lovely sentence and details.
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is adorable Brenda, pretty colours too.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Hi hun, hope your keeping ok!
This is fab, love the sentiment & the ribbon is just great!
Take care x

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Stampin Lucy said...

what a beautiful image to choose for the challenge, very delicate look. Love your artwork. It is an honor to work with you =0)

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous, love the image and the colours. It is funny, I haven't known you or your style very long so this seems different to your normal work so I will have to look further back in your blog at more of your work,

Lucy x

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Brenda! Love the pastels and those papers are delish! Sweet image and love, love the bow!!!

Beautiful card!
Hugs Sue xx

Tammy L said...

a lovely card. I love the vintage look of it. :) Thanks for joining our summertime challenge at The Crazy Challenge this week.
Tammy DT

karen said...

This is gorgeous, love the detail, thanks for joining us at CES this week, Karenxx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at SFC.....


Nadine said...


Wow, wonderful.
I love it. Thank you for
Playing SFC.

Hugs Nadine

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card, Brenda! The shabby chic style is fantastic, and I love how you did the greeting. Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown. :-)

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A really gorgeous card. Thanks for joining the MTTC Challenge this week.

Wendy -x-

Mel said...

Stunning creation!
Just perfect for our wee Summer Challenge! So so so pretty!
Thanks for playing along with Dream Valley Challenges!
Hugs Melly xxx

Ps I have CANDY!!! xxx

Juls said...

this is just beautifully gorgeous!!! Love the image, the gorgeous soft colours, your mix of DP's is just fab!! love your stitching detail and the way you have done the sentiment!! gorgeous work as always, Hugs Juls

Unknown said...

Totally gorgeous hon xx

Unknown said...

Hi Brenda
Ohhh''' I love this gorgeous shabby chic card the pastels and stitch detail is fabulous, the sentiment is so true an absolute beautiful, just like all the rest of your gorgeous makes
Thanks for your welcome back wishes and also your kind words on my makes I'm feeling so much better, I hope you are well too Lots Hugs
Sarah x