Monday, 6 March 2017

Shabby Mother's Day cards 1 and February Give-Away winners

Knowing I wanted to get a Mother's day focus to my little selling space I decided to make some really pretty, shabby cards to take up to the Packhouse. I actually made four of them - being in a 'wishful thinking' frame of mind. Here's two of them - they were all the same design and colours but each one of them just had that bit of individuality to it.

The winged hearts were metal charms and I gave them four coats of tinting base before rubbing on a little quartz rose treasure gold. It sat perfectly in the little hole of the tags I made. They were stamped with worn lipstick distress oxide, spritzed with water and dried to give them a worn and shabby appeal. The little Mother's Day greeting I made on the PC and printed out the size I needed them.

The flowers are shop bought, some I got when I was in America last year and some are from hobby craft. The beaded berries and white stem are from Anna Marie Designs.

I also used some bleached natural cocoa fibre and some muslin for greater interest.

The patterned papers are from the range and the blue backing and pennant was just from my hoard of papers that need using up.

I finished by painting some of the tinting base on the berries and flowers and eh voila ........

Are they selling? I'll let you know.

Update four days later and two of these cards have sold - woo hoo.

Onto my February give away winners now.

 First chosen by Random Org - #19

Thats Jan Hill - congrats Jan.

Second chosen by Random Org - #12
Thats Jackie Neal - congrats to you too Jackie.

If you could both email me your home addresses I will get these in the post to you and it will be a surprise when it arrives as both of you were happy with either of the dies.

Have a great week everyone.

hugs Brenda xxx


maria's knutselplezier said...

Two amazing cards!! great sweet colours and I really love the beautiful flowers on it!!
Have fun!!

Valerija said...

Congratulations to the winners.
Stunning cards. Love all the details.
Valerija xx

Juls said...

These are beautiful xx

Jane said...

Go Brenda, I'm so thrilled that you have sold 2 already of these gorgeous Mother's day cards. Well done. I'm not surprised they flew out the door..or even off the shelf. I'm taking the first of my Mother's day cards down to Dotty's today. Well done to the winners and thanks for the great candy my dear. Have a great week.Hugs xx

Gina said...

Glorious creations as usual Brenda! I am sure the recipients will treasure them :D XXX

Nikki Acton said...

Beautiful! I am pretty sure you might need to make more! Perhaps we should have a mini production line! We are opening 21st I think, so undecided whether to make mother day cards but if I do... Thanks for the inspiration! Xxx

Annie said...

Stunning MD cards Brenda x Lots of gorgeous layers in a Shabby Chic style xx certainly think you will be making more of them

Huge hugs Annie xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda. Congrats to the winners.

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful MD cards love the flowers and the fiber over the background paper .

Team Clark said...

Oh they are really lovely! My fingers are crossed for you. Do you display them in cellophane bags? I'm sure they brought so much life to the space. Hugs, Autumn

butterfly said...

These cards are so pretty ... I'm not surprised they're selling!

Congrats to both the winners.
Alison x

Joan Heath said...

The cards are gorgeous. I was at Packhouse Antiques today and saw them, the photos don't do them justice. Lots of Fabulous things there Brenda. xxx

Redanne said...

Brenda, these cards are absolutely gorgeous, I doubt it will be too long before they are all gone!! Hugs, Anne xx

PS - congratulations to Jackie on her win

Sara Barker said...

What an exciting post to read! firs toff, I have to say, being a mother, that I would be more than thrilled to receive one of these shabby cards! Huge congrats to sell 1/2 of them so quickly! It won't be long before you are having to take orders! Well done, you! And goof for you to be using up some of that hoarded designer paper! That's payment in itself, isn't it?

Huge congrats to lucky Jan and Jackie! I am sooo happy Mr. Random picked two of my favorite crafty bloggers! Yippee, girls! Brenda, you are so generous to share these goodies!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Brenda, these are so beautiful! Love that background paper, perfect for feminine cards and way to use up some stash! The tag with the charm is wonderful and I just love your floral arrangements. The cheesecloth and fibre and lovely beaded berries, such a shabby delight! I do love when you channel your inner shabby gal!! hugs :)

Jackie P Neal said...

OMGosh!! Brenda I am sooo excited to have been picked by the random generator- woo hoo 12 is my new lucky number! heehee

Your cards are gorgeous! I love all of the beautiful elements you chose to use on these cards. You really have a way with combining these pieces to make every piece marry so well!
Your cards have an old fashioned feel and I am sure whomsoever Mum receives them will be thrilled!! Congrats on the quick sales!!xx
Jackie ")
ps...emailing my info!

rachel said...

I bet all of those cards have gone now Brenda - they're really lovely! Beautiful. Thanks for your kind words lovely lady! Hugs rachel x

Susanne said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. I like the colours and the style. I'm not surprised that you sold them so quickly. Nice for you to have a spot in that shop.

Joi at RR said...

I can't imagine anyone not absolutely thrilled to receive these beauties. They are so upscale looking but yet they have such a light and happy vib. They are PERFECT. Yes - I agree with the others - all will be gone of the original 4 - you better make a few more!!! Xj.

hazel said...

Beautiful Mothers Day cards Brenda.
xxx Hazel.

Meggymay said...

They are beautiful mothers day cards Brenda, You must be thrilled when they are sold to go to a new home.
Yvonne xx