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Monday, 25 March 2013

Fashionably late & Shabby


Fashionably late AGAIN for FSC, where has the last two weeks gone eh!  Buried under a pile of snow no doubt.  Biggest apologises for my absence from blogland.  My sister has been over from The States and is extremely un-crafty, so it's her fault really  that I've had no time to craft LOL! She has unfortunately experienced almost every kind of weather imaginable from torrential rain to hailstones and snow on this visit. We still managed to get out and about and went on a steam locomotive trip to Bath for the day with Our Mum, which was fantastic if a tad soggy. Of course we had to visit the Jane Austen centre and this is inspiration for my card.

The lovely Claire is the lady behinds this fortnights Fashionable Stamping challenge. Looking forward to seeing lots of your lovely entries, and do remember the winner of the random draw will receive a fabulous $20 prize from Flonzcraft. We are a stamping challenge so we do need to see some form of stamping on your project and no digis please. Please do head over to FSC HQ for lots of lovely projects to inspire you.


A little bit of shabby chic and I'm quite happy, definitely a fave crafting genre of mine. As my crafty corner is still in disarray I couldn't find the dies I wanted to use so I drew a heart shape and glued to some paper and zig zag stitched around it rather like applique. Then happily stitched away LOL!




I used my new Jane Austen stamps from Indigoblu and blended some DI'for the background and lots more stitching of course!

I would like to enter this for the following Challenges



I hope to catch up on visiting your fantastic blogs as I know I have missed some amazing creations.

Take care and Happy Crafting xxx




23 comments:

Terry said...

Love this paper stitched piecing! I have not done applique in so long or sewing as far as that goes! Beautiful images and as always gorgeous coloring! Enjoy the week! Hugs!

Paula Whittaker said...

just beautiful...love every detail you've added to this piece.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful piece of art. Love the sewing and every detail.

Dorthe said...

I love all the sewing you did around the papers, Paula, it looks great, and such lovely colours, too and the distressed edges and qoute ...all is wonderful!
xo,Dorthe

Paper Profusion said...

Fabulous as always Paula. Especially love all those shabby rips. Nicola x

Daniele said...

what a wonderful collage appliqued canvas, inspirational
hugs

Linda said...

This is simply gorgeous - you've used one of my current favourite IB stamps. The colours are fab and I love the shabby chic look. Thanks for joining in with the Indigo Blu Forever 21 challenge. Good luck! Linda x

Jo said...

Your piece is fabulous!!! and the quote, one of my favourites ...

Deborah said...

You obviously got your sister's share of crafting genes as well as your own, Paula :-) A stunner, as always.

Brenda Brown said...

Just divine Paula, such gorgeous images, papers and tactile pieces on this and beautifully designed as always.
Glad you have been able to spend alot of time with your sister and the trip on the train sounds wonderful.
hugs {brenda} x0x

butterfly said...

Completely gorgeous - amazing tinting on the image, and such glorious shabby chic, feminine, fabric touches - I LOVE this!
Alison xx

Sophie said...

Mein Gott, Paula...
das ist ein wunderschöne Arbeit.
Alle Details sind so wundervoll und passend arrangiert.
Mir fehlen die Worte...
Chapeau!

Herzlichst Sophie xx

emma goddard said...

This is stunning, thanks for entering Emma's Crafty Challenge, good luck xx

Samantha Read said...

What can I say? ... just beautiful.
Wishing you all a lovely Easter weekend, big hugs, Sam and Poppy xxx

Buttons said...

Oh Paula, the stitching on this really sets the whole thing off a treat. Love what you've done here. Hugs, Jenny x

Claire said...

Beautiful project Paula, love all the stitching and the delicate colours. i've just got those stamps too, aren't they fab?? Hope you're enjoying the long weekend
Claire xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Paula! I have just been given that set of stamps so I will have to see what I can come up with but it won't be as lovely as this,

Lucy x

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Paula, I love the images you've used and all the sewing ! I'm also fashionably late in visiting, apologies for that ! Sue C x

Chris Warner said...

Wow Paula, really beautiful! I love the composition and the colours are fab'. Very creative. Chris xxx

Mrs.B said...

And I'm so late at catching up!
This is gorgeous, and the applique heart looks better than a die cut, love all the stitching, really adds to the 'shabby'
Avril xx

Dots Dabbles said...

This is so beautiful in every way Paula...incredible detail and the result is a piece of art.
Dot x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Hi Paula
Sorry I've taken so long to visit you.
What a gorgeous, shabby chic card with the most amazing details and in awe of all thos stitches!
I wonder if your sister brought you any stamps from the U.S.A.?!!!
Wishes
Lynne

kay@indigoblu.com said...

Hello Paula,
Your work is quite beautiful, thank you so very much for sharing such inspirational art. I'm delighted you like my stamp designs enough to use them. Thank you.
Kay x
(IndigoBlu)