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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Week #156 - Guest Designer for The Shabby Tea Room


I am SO THRILLED today - I've been asked to be this week's Guest Designer over at The Shabby Tea Room, and I can't tell you what a HUGE honor this is for me!   I have loved their website ever since I discovered the wonderful world of paper crafts, and each week I get a fabulous dose of the most delicious shabby chic wonders which only whets my appetite for more; however, this week I get to play along with the girls!  Woohoo!!

This week's theme for Challenge #156 is "Frame It" - create a card/project using white/cream plus ONE other color AND a frame and using this photo as inspiration.

This is a birthday card using Paper Sweeties stamp sets Banner Wishes and So Sweet of You.  You'll notice the little banner-let peeking out from under the ribbon.  These sets are super versatile and so very useful.

See?  There's the teeny little sweet banner-let.  I've made a messy bow out of custom-dyed seam binding and added a rosette that I made using the same crochet lace as what is stretched across the front.  I made the stick pins specifically for this card, and I used a flower bead and seed bead to finish this embellishment off.

Underneath the lace is a strip of sheer, sparkly ribbon, then under that a die cut aqua border for a 3-layer dimensional border overall.

 A peek at the inside.

Thank you so much for taking the time to join me today, and please run, don't walk, over to The Shabby Tea Room to check out this latest challenge.  On the way, be sure and visit the Design Team to see what delicious creations they have up their sleeves this week!

Happy crafting!


Stamps:  Banner Wishes, So Sweet of You (all Paper Sweeties)
Ink: Baja Breeze (SU)
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White (SU); Sweet Fairy (Prima)
Extras: Dies: SB Classic Ovals Large and Floral Ovals, Dienamics Triple Scallops Borders, seam binding, crochet ribbon (3 Girl JAM), pearls, Copics, dimensionals, custom stick pins, glass flower bead and seed bead

Challenges entered:

Simon Says...Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me #122 - Dies or Punches
Crafty Ribbons #40 - Anything Goes w/Ribbon
Allsorts #196 - For a Lady
Sugar Creek Hollow #51 - Lovely Lace
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Pile It On #9 - Happy Birthday 


Sue - bearhouse said...

congrats on your GDT spot Shea.
I love your elegant card. The colours, design and details are gorgeous.
hugs Sue

Kelly Lloyd said...

This is wonderful Shea. So pretty. Congrats on your GDT too.
Hugs Kelly

Viv's Visuals said...

Great card Shea - well done on the GDT and double well done for being chosen as our winner over at Crafty Cardmakers!

Laine said...

Stunning Shea, congratulations on your GDT spot. I can really see you on the Design Team. Wonderful creation.

Kristie Goulet said...

Congratulations on your GDT spot! Beautiful card! I love the colors.

Sarah said...

Such beautiful colours on this card Shea and gorgeous details. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our For a Lady challenge this week x

Starr said...

Absolutely gorgeous creation! Congrats on being guest designer at TSTR, your work is amazing!

Dawny P said...

This is lovely :) What a fabulous design, I love it. Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge, hugs, Dawny x

brenda said...

A beautifully elegant card Shea.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

I have a celebration with lots of prizes and it would be wonderful if you have time to create something to join in, you can check out what to do here

carol said...

lovely creation, gorgeous and so pretty, thanks for sharing with CR x carol

Sarah said...

Oh that's beautiful! Love the colours and all your beautiful embellishments.

Thanks for joining in with us at Divas by Design this week.


Cec said...

Wonderful card. Love the colour palette and your fancy frames. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Heather said...

This is beautiful Shea!! I love the colors and the frames and ribbons are Fabulous!! I LOVE your card!! Thank you for playing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow!!

CG said...

Simply stunning. Wow. Thank you for joining our Birthday challenge at Pile It On. Best, CG

sparklingblackrose said...

Just gorgeous! Love your lace flower :-) Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons, hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine DT -xxx- ps I have new candy if you would like to pop by and enter :-)