Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Two for One

Hello to all my blog friends! I hope everything is going well in your lives.

Oh, just a note about last week's card, Stuart is my long suffering hubby not my son. I didn't actually say so when I wrote the post (for those of you who didn't know who he was). He did think it was funny though :D.

When my eyesight was playing up, and colouring anything was out of the question, I made a couple of cards without an image in my favourite shabby chic style. Here's what I made... warning though as quite a few photos!

Close up of flowers...

and inside...

Blue card...

Flowers close up...

and inside...

You might notice that the heart on the blue card has a little lace on the bottom edge and tiny lace flowers on the other die cuts. These scraps were left over from when I cut the length of lace for my card and I couldn't resist using them :).

Card Ingredients (Pink Card).

Card Blank- 6" x 6" Craftwork Cards.
Papers- Maja Designs 'the Sofiero collection'.
Cardstock- Tattered Lace 'Shades Card in Pink'.
Create and Craft 'White Linen Card'.
Dies- Creative Expressions 'Frames and Tags- Rose Oval'.
Spellbinders 'Classic Scalloped Heart'.
Inks- Distress Ink 'Walnut Stain'.
Memento 'Toffee Crunch'.
Flowers- W.O.C.
Anna Marie Designs 'Stamens'.
Sentiment- Woodware 'Tiny Phrases'.
Lace- Live and Love Crafts now closed :(
Ribbon- Bertie's Bows 'Rose Organza Trim'.
White ribbon from stash.
Butterfly- Dutch Doobadoo.
Other Stuff- Hemtique? True Hemp 'Twine'. Stickles in 'Stardust'.

Blue card

As above apart from...

Papers- Maja Designs 'Vintage Romance'.
Cardstock- Create and Craft 'Cream linen card'.
Ribbon- 'Cream ribbon' from stash.

Which colour do you prefer? Blue is my favourite colour but I'm torn as to which I like the best.

The wanderers, Chris (eldest son) and Lexi (his fiancĂ©e), are now in New Zealand are having a bit more of a rest there despite the fact that their travel company that organized their coach trips booked them onto last year's schedule! They've been lucky until now that the buses they should have been booked on haven't been full but unfortunately their next one was and they've had to spend more of their budget to get onto one which is a lot more expensive. That company will be getting very annoyed emails when they return home.

Well, I'll finish here today wishing you all happy crafting and sending big hugs to each of you.

Debra x


  1. Wow, two gorgeous cards. Love everything about them! Especially soft colours and wonderful flowers.
    Have a great day.
    Valerija xx

  2. I'm so sorry you can't colour, my sweet friend, but your cards are really delicious even if since any image inside!!! Wow wow wow!!! You are really super talented!! Amazing design and embellishments and the colours are fabulous for both!!! It's difficult choose a favourite!! I think my fav is the first one, because I just love pink and green toghether, but that delicate in blue tones is so sweet, too!!
    I pinned my fav in pink and green :)
    Love the papers used and the diecuts, the sweet laces, the flowers and the butterflies! Any detail is just perfect!! Amazing use of your scrap leftovers for the hearts and the little sparkle :D!! It's adorable, so very cute and delicate!!
    So sorry for Chriss and Lexi, hope that they will have however a great travel...
    Big hugs!

  3. amazing cards, I love shabby chic, so elegant and beautiful. I also prefer blue one, one of my favourite colour.
    I hope Chris and Lexi will have amazing time in New Zealand despite these troubles, uf.

  4. These are so beautiful Debra, the detail is incredible and I love how you have used that tiny piece of lace. I love both of them very much!! xx

  5. Oh these are so gorgeous! Love a bit of shabby chic! You're flower arrangements are so beautifully done!
    Lucy x

  6. Both cards are elegant & beautiful! Stunning job!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  7. Two absolutely stunning cards Debra, love how you craft when not in the mood to colour. Yes, the dresses were partly paper pieced.xx ♥[aNNie]

  8. Debra, sorry you can't color but you certainly made the best of it with these beautiful cards! The colors, textures and laciness are all perfectly balance! I just love the look of your shabby chic!!

  9. If you celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday have a lovely one and a great weekend.

  10. Oooh these are so pretty Debra, I love to see blue for a change but of course the pink is always a favourite
    Glad to hear the travellers are still having a lovely time, they were lucky with the buses though after the booking error weren't they

    Anne x

  11. Amazing designs Debra, I love the lace and your flowers are so pretty.

    Hugs Diane

  12. Oh Debra I just adore these fabulous cards the lace design, gorgeous papers and flowers make them so special just loving the idea. The insides are so pretty as well. What a shame about the bookings in New Zealand that sounds like a bit of compensation to me. Hope you are Ok at present Love and hugs Carole x

  13. Such beautiful cards Debra. I love them both. Beautiful arrangement of the flowers and the lace. So sorry to hear about the bookings. Hope they get refund.


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Debra x