25 July 2011

Shabby Sparkle meets New Release Pink Christmas in July...Phew!


Bonjour my little Petit Filouts!

Monday morning again. Which means it's time for another double whammy post from me. Pull up a chair, grab a cup of whatever you like to sip at this time of the day (not wine, Mummy!) and get comfy, I have a lot to tell you.

This week, Sari has chosen Shabby Sparkle over at Cupcake. And to be honest, I've been a bit worried about it. Look at this card! It is sooooooo so out of my comfort zone. But once I settled down to it, I was surprised by how into the spirit of shabby chic I got. I've dry washed all the papers with a liberal swoosh of white acrylic paint. (Very Understanding Hubby wanted to know why there was a paintbrush in the toothbrush pot the other morning. You'd think after ten years he'd be used to my (erratic) behaviour and know that in FayeWorld, it's a completely logical place to put a paintbrush you're trying to stop a Sweet Cheeks from cleaning the inside of the toilet with.) The postcard is printed onto spotty, white washed paper and then I stamped a post mark for extra shab. I've also stamped flourishes in the corners, (Sorry Delphine, I forgot to tell you about that.) one of which didn't stamp properly, but I think it just adds to the feel of the card.

We're sponsored this week by Sassy Studio Designs and this is your last chance to enter to win some stash from Polka Doodles. Well, you've seen mine, pop on over to Cupcake to check out the marvellous work from the rest of The cupcakes, who will be joined by a new face (Maarit) next week.

Recipe
Cardstock: Stampin Up!
Papers: Vintage
Image: Vintage Labels; The Graphics Fairy
Sentiment: Circle Postmark Sentiments; Whimsy Stamps
Colouring: Major white acrylic paint swooshage
Other: Corner Flourish Stamp; LOTV, Gems and Feather from Stash



This card gave me a bit of a headache. This weeks Challenge at Pollycraft Monday is Christmas in July. You'll be very familiar with how much I struggle with Christmas cards at this time of the year and for some reason I had a complete blank with this one. Generally when I start a card I have an idea of what I'm going to do, but nuffin! It feels like there is something missing, but I have no idea what!


We're sponsored by Crafty Emma's Store this time. Pop over to Pollycraft Monday for all the details and to see the fabulous cards from the rest of the Girls. You also need to head over to Tales From Pollycraft and Pollycraft Designs as Paula is releasing some scrummy new Christmas images today, Dexter the penguin is one (he has an ice cream too) and there are special offers, for today only!


Right, that's me done! I'm off for a cuppa! :)

Recipe

45 comments:

Carrie said...

both cards are so fab - but very different... I live the shabby vintage one!! wow it is stunning Faye... the christmas one is so fun... hmmm maybe I had better start mine soon lol xx

Celeste said...

your cards are sooo pretty.

Catherine said...

I love your two cards Fluff and I must say that you should try the shabby chic more often, your card for Cupcake is absolutely stunning ! Have a lovely week my friend ! Hugs and love from La Chic

Emma said...

Beautiful and gorgeous cards hun. Love the shabby style and pink Dexter.
Hugs Emma x

Delphine said...

Good morning:-)! I love your 2 cards, it is great to have such different ones in the same post! About your shabby chic one, thanks for the reply about the corners, I love the embellishments and the white paint! And your Christmas card is too cute... I love it the way it is! I love the papers and layout with the white behind the adorable Dexter! No... Nothing missing! BIG hugs Delphine xx

maggie said...

lovely :)

.:♥MMDesigns♥:. said...

Both cards are amazing!!! Love love love the roses you made for the first one!!!
Hugs, Marit.
..:: xXx ::..

Ali said...

Both fab cards your top one is beautiful xx

Tracey T said...

I love 'em both, but the shabby chic one is just stunning. The rolled flowers give it a beautiful modern/vintage look - ooh, you are clever! xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are gorgeous faye, that penguin just makes me want to smile, and I like the soft colours and the flowers on the top card.
Kevin xx

Amanda R said...

Love em both but the shabby chic one really caught my eye, beautifully done. I like the second one too, maybe slap a snowflake on it and it will feel more "christmasy".

Liz, said...

Both brilliant, might have to join in the shabby sparkle this week, going thru my vintagey period,

Liz x

Violets Corner said...

They are both fabulous Faye, your shabby card is beautiful with the washed colours and great stamping, the penguin is pure delight for my eyes, love it as it is!

I'm so looking forward to next week at the Cupcakes, I'll be ready to take a pic of my project tomorrow.

Hugs
Maarit

jimlynn said...

You would never know you're out of your comfort zone on that first card as it's beautiful! Love everything about it. And the little penguin card is so adorable.
Love both of them.
Lynn

Margreet said...

Love your out of your comfort zone vintage card...I'm proud of you....your 2nd card is a sweetie...it is good as it is...the only embellies I could imagine are some snowflakes??????
xxx Margreet

Brodders said...

Great cards bothof them. You made me giggle about the toothbrush, you should have given little one the toothbrush to play with lol or is that too cruel :)

Wishcraft said...

Both gorgeous cards Faye. Your 'shabby' card is just amazing, love everything about it... I just have no idea where to start with this style! Love your cute penguin card, it looks perfect to me :o) Lisa x

sari said...

Stunning Faye!! You do shabby perfectly!! Love the pretty details and lovely flowers!!! Your x-mas card is also veryu beuautiful! You truly are are a talented & versatile crafter!! HUgs & Sunshine!/Sari

Daniele said...

tres chic mon amie.....but the peguin has the real cute appeal
hugs

louise said...

Very classy card this week Faye love the shabby look and adore your christmas card I have a soft spot for penguins and these are defintely cute.
Hugs Louise xx

Vicky said...

Oooh hun they both so gorgeous ...I love them...!

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, these are just gorgeous, fabulous colours for the penguin looks fab teamed with pink, and the top one has a lovely vinatge feel to it, gorgeous work big hugs love Pops x x x

coops said...

stunning cards faye.your vintage card is beautiful, really pretty colours and design and love your fun penguin, he is fab and great bold colours ;D

xx coops xx

Wedgie said...

What pretty cards Faye, I love them both! Your shabby sparkle is just sooo pretty and the pink penguin is sooo cute! Hope you're keeping well. Wedgie xxx

Joey said...

Two gorgeous cards hunny, there is most deffo nothing missing on the second one, and boy does it look good in pink! Joey xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Brilliant cards Faye! :)

Love the soft vintage look, you have nailed shabby chic! ;)

hugs

xxalisonxx

Cheryl said...

oh hun both these cards are just brilliant,love the detail on them,and just love love the soft vintage feel,you have added,just brilliant hugs cherylxxxx

My'scardcorner said...

two very different cards Faye but I like them both the penquin is so cute and cherry and the shabby chic is just that.
Myrax

Mrs A. said...

Firstly can I just point out that I am not on the wine! It tastes discusting with the liberal amounts of nasty medicine 'The Doc' is pouring down my throat at the moment.
Secondly I just luv the shabby chic look. Did you colour the flowers too you clever thing!

ChickieChirps said...

Both beautiful cards Faye! I love the feathers on the first one and your pink Dexter card is just perfect!

Arabella

Cazza said...

Ooooooo love em both!! Your shabby chic card is sooooo pretty and I love the combination of pink and Christmas - perfect! :o)
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

sallysbitz said...

Your cards are lovely & your a natural x

It's horrible when you have to do something out of your comfort zone... I have been there too Lol

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Mary J said...

Faye, these are both so GORGEOUS!!! Adore the PC one most of all of course, lol!!

Donna said...

Both cards are rather lush and you have definitely hit the spot with the shabby chic theme...I am loving your white feathers :) Donna x

Silli said...

awww, wonderful cards sweetie...LOVE....LOVE the cute penguin...BIG hugs

E.T said...

wonderful creations!

Liza said...

A lovely shabby sparkly card Fluff.

Liza x

Sara I. said...

First of all, shabby chic may not be your forte (so you say!!), but you rocked it! Love, love, love the papers and gorgeous design. The flowers are perfect with the rose centers. Love the dotty pinks on the Christmas penguin! Too stinkin' cute!

Davi said...

Totally awesome cards Faye...I love the shabby chic, you did a fab job on it. Couldnt tell it was out of your comfort zone :) The penguin is sooo cute and that pretty white die cut behind really makes him pop!

Basslady said...

stunning and beautiful creations!

love the winter card and the fresh and shining colours!

the doily is wonderful!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Jemima's Jems said...

wow 2 gorogeus cards faye, really the shabby sparkle, you really puleld this one off brilliantly, i would deffo had struggled with this.lol

hope ya well sweetie, im trying to catch up on my commenting :)

sue
xx

Donna Bowman said...

Lovely cards!! The first one is perfect shabby and sparkly. The penguin in the second one is too cute!!

Val said...

Hi Faye - I think your shabby is wonderful. Where did you get that lovely postcard from?

Hugs
Valxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

My computer just crashed whilst I was trying to comment. I hate that bluescreen moment when one's life (or at least the part of one's life stored on the pooter looks like it might dump itself into the ether). I think it's okay now.
Love your two cards. The penquin card isn't missing anything at all aside from the right time of year to have been making it and your shabby card - whilst not very Fluffy at all - is superb and you are to be congratulated! Hugs, Lesley

Arline said...

Beautiful cards...love the pink Christmas card...that penguin is such a cutie!x