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Thursday, 10 April 2014

pretty shabby chic

Good morning to you! I hope you are well and happy! Its strange here this week - most schools have started their holidays but my girls don't break up until Friday - its quite strange but I think we're having the better holidays. They had an Easter activity day today - and tomorrow we're taking in the Easter bonnets they have made - there's going to be an Easter Bonnet parade on Friday and prizes too! Here's Lucy and Penny in theirs.



Today I've got a card to share with you that I made with the premium brands challenge in mind - this fortnight the theme is shabby chic. I have used pan pastels in making my card.


I made the background up first by applying translucent embossing paste through a diamond stencil from imagination crafts then when dry painting over the card with gesso mixed with metallic pan pastels - it was the bronze one I used and to my surprise it gave this lovely pinky colour. 


Then I did some background stamping using a set from Crafty individuals. I added the lace (also from crafty individuals) and the mannequin - this was from the lovely and very talented kezzy - thankyou xxx I added the coat hanger and the wings which a diecut and the flower on the mannequin which was made using a modgepodge mould (from that craft place) and maimeri medium mixed with copper pan pastels. The sentiment was stamped using a clarity alphabet and the flowers came from thatcraftplaceThat Craft Place.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Pan pastels:panpasteluk Pretty Shabby Chic
Rhedd and rosiesrheddandrosies: AG
Fab n funkyfabnfunkychallenges - pink
Incy wincy incywincydesigns3 flowers, 2 wings, 1 corner/coat hanger.
totally papercraftstotallypapercrafts: Pastels

Just a quickie before I go - I was very lucky to be a winner on the chocolate Baroque colour challenge on the facebook group during the recent birthday celebrations - Glenda just posted another challenge - just for fun - this is the tag I made:



Thanks for your visit today and I hope to see you again soon! Big Hugs!

Rachel xx

28 comments:

  1. two fabulous makes today and they look like two little angels xx Jan

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  2. Brilliant card and tag love what you have done on both.
    I feel your girls school have got it right. Some of our schools here go back on Monday then have Good Friday and Easter Monday .... how silly. Our grandsons are off and go back Easter Monday.
    Love the girls Bonnets hopefully prizes are in the offing
    Have a great day

    Patricia x

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  3. congrats on your win and fabulous tag,brilliant card and love the easter hats
    carol x

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  4. Great card and beautiful tag, love the girls in their easter bonnets

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  5. What a fab card, thank you for sharing it with us at Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xxx
    Congrats on winning the challenge, love your tag, and what cute little girls you have, enjoy your Easter break xx

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  6. I love those Easter bonnets they look gorgeous on the girls. A wonderful card with great texture going on in the background, such a great colour too. Also a great tag, good luck in this challenge and congrats on your win.

    Sue xx

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  7. Your card and tag are gorgeous Rachel. Beautiful designs and gorgeous colours.
    A lovely photo of your girls in their Easter Bonnets, it always makes me smile to see their cheery faces!
    hugs Sue xx

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  8. Congratulations on your win at Chocolate Baroque (love their stamps!) and well done to Penny and Lucy on the fabulous bonnets they have created, what a lot of work they have put into them! :) The card is really pretty Rachel, love the effect of the stenciled background. The tag is wonderful too, just love that sunburst.
    Hugs
    Dawn x

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  9. Two great makes Rachel. Love the tag in particular! Lucy and Penny's Easter bonnets are really good, they should win the competition lol! Have a good day.
    Hugs Jennifer xx

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  10. 2 fab projects, those choc baroque stamps are fab aren't they, Px

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  11. Both of your projects are wonderful. Love the background on the first one and the vibrant colors of your tag. Your girls look adorable too.

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  12. Penny and Lucy have made a great job of their hats. Your projects are lovely too. Hazel xx

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  13. These are fabulous Rachel, your daughters look beautiful in their Easter bonnets.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  14. What lovely Easter Bonnets! Hope they had fun!

    Love the tag, gorgeous.

    Susan xx

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  15. Very pretty card and a fab tag too... Lovely photo of your girls, the boys' school doesn't break up until tomorrow either. Hugs, Lisa x

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  16. Beautiful photo of Lucy and Penny in the fantastic Easter Bonnets, well done girls, thank you for sharing Rachel

    Fab work on your card, love all the elements you've used and your tag is gorgeous, fab colours, hugs Kate x

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  17. This is gorgeous Rachel, such pretty pinks.
    It sounds like your girls are having a fun week.
    Pauline
    x

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  18. Penny and Lucy look fabulous in their Easter Bonnets, they did a wonderful job on them. Love your shabby chic card and well done on your CB win too! Hugs, Anne x

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  19. Your daughters look extra cute in their Easter bonnets! Beautiful card and the tag is lovely!

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  20. This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining in our Shabby Chic challenge at http://panpasteluk.blogspot.co.uk/
    Anjie

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  21. Gorgeous makes Rachel. Love the card and the colours in the tag. Great photo of the girls too.
    Mags
    x

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  22. Such a lovely entry in to our challenge over at Rhedd & Rosies....x

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  23. Very pretty card. Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

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  24. http://panpasteluk.blogspot.nl/ Thanks for sharing your project with the DT hugs Terry xxx

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  25. Cute card, I love the layout and colors!
    Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky!
    ♥ Sandra ♥

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  26. Stunning project and love all the texture you have created. many thanks for joining in with the pan pastel "shabby chic" challenge (http://panpasteluk.blogspot.co.uk/).
    Lou x

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  27. So lovely! such a pretty colour too. Thank you for playing along at Rhedd and Rosie’s. Sammy-x

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  28. Lovely card - that lace is gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with the Recipe challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

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