Friday, August 26, 2011

Looking for style in all the wrong places

I have been following the activities of the Shabby Tea Room blog for some time , love their work ,but for some reason have never joined in .         So this is a first .

 Sweet Days of Summer - a picture inspiration - handmade flowers and colours of peach,pink, green and neutral is  the challenge this week  I almost stopped before starting as I could not find any peach card stock (a motivation for buying more card). 
A local girl Amelia is a guest DT so this was an added incentive.

I had so much fun making this card , but got so sidetracked with flower tutorials and eventually used one from Colleen Dietrich....and they turned out really well   ( thanks Colleen)even if I say so myself.

I am also entering the challenge over at Case Study who are still celebrating their anniversary and the theme is Signature Style - and I just don't have one , as with music I love so many different types , maybe one day when I am big i will find one that just fits. However am posting  a card in my style of the moment Shabby Vintagey Chic.
So here is the Photo Inspiration followed by my card.

I am entering in the following challenges"
The Shabby Tea room :Photo inspiration
Case Study Challenge :Signature Style
Creative Card Crew : Handmade Flowers
Papertake Weekly ; Dies to Die for (flourishes from Mariannes Designs and Spellbinders Circles)
Mariannes Design Divas : Anything Goes (flourishes from 
Mariannes Designs)

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and that you have time to let me know what you think of my card.


  1. Absolutely stunning! Well done. Lovely colours and composition and I just LUV the flowers.
    Good luck with your entries.

  2. Welcome to the Tea Room challenges! What a beautiful card ... so glad you shared it with us all this week :) Looking forward to seeing more of your lovely work in the weeks ahead :)

  3. OMGosh Wendy. This must be your best card EVER! WOWEE, I think you have definitely found your niche with this one. Flip! Queen of Shabby Chic, here she is! Good luck with the challenge. I love this style (can you tell? hehe). Well done my friend for trying something new. It has paid off big time! Love your flowers, are you selling? hehe Big hugs, Sharon x

  4. Gorgeous card. Love all the detail and colors.

  5. Beautiful card and gorgeous flowers.

    Thanks for joining us in our handmade flower challenge at Creative Card Crew.


  6. OH, My, Goodness! Wendy, those flowers turned out SOOOO GOOD! ANd it looks like you added some sparkle - pure genius! I love the die cuts on the card, the pretty patterned paper, and the location of each detail. One awesome card! And it's okay that you don't have a particular style. I feel that I don't either, although others may disagree. I go from CAS to a bit shabby vintage. It's fun to try new stuff! Way to go on those flowers, and thanks for the shout out. I appreciate it!

  7. Stunning card and just luvvvvvv the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Marianne's Design Diva's. Hugs Tracy x

  8. Beautiful handmade flowers! Great card! Thanks for joining us at The Tea Room this week ;-)

  9. Fab card love the colours and your gorgeous flowers.

    Thanks for joining us at papertake weekly

    Angie x

  10. Great job on the shbby chic card, beautiful colors and ensemble, well put together, with all my favourite elements

  11. Wow, can't even begin to list what all I love about this card - it's all fabulous! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study.

  12. This is just SO pretty, LOVE the flowers! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week! : )

  13. Oh, and your photography has improved too!

  14. This is so beautiful Wendy. The flowers are breathtaking, you did an amazing job on this card. Love all the detail.
    Amelia x
    PS Thanks for the link to my blog - much appreciated.

  15. This is such a gorgeous card Wendy.Love the

  16. Did you win any prizes with this one! If I was a judge, you would have won. And the fact that you are my sister has nothing to do with it.

  17. This is so gorgeous! I love the way you have used the flourishes and the flowers are perfect :D
    Thank you for joining in on our first challenge over at Marianne's Design Divas and good luck.


    Amy xx

  18. Dear Wendy,
    I Just arrived at you blog. Oh my, do I love your art and creative mind! I'll be watching this blog closely, thank you for giving us so much of your time and mind. You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site. Many thanks for your beautiful inspirations!!
    Many warm Hugs from Marina from Germany
    I invited you gently to visit my creative Website:


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