Friday, May 13, 2016

La Tour Eiffel (avec les papillons) - Shabby Chic Birthday

It's fun once in awhile to switch gears from one style to another,
trying out new things, avoiding getting into a rut.
I feel that way especially when I go all out on a shabby-chic card.
DH came in after working late last night; I was up putting
touches on this one and he said, Now I want to go to Paris!
Although I think I would enjoy that, I would
much prefer a stay in the French countryside, the smaller villages,
farms and vineyards,
day trips to the Pyrenees and the Alps.
One of my dear friends has traveled extensively in Europe
and spends her summers in France.
Who knows?  Maybe one day I'll go.
For now, I've just poured that adventurousness into the card.
Probably, come to think of it, I'll end up using it for Marguerite.

A Vintage Journey: Sew Special (stitching and/or fabric) - 3rd entry
Cardstock {Kraft - Papertrey Ink}
Patterned papers {American Crafts}
Vintage Eiffel Tower photo and butterfly {The Graphics Fairy}
*follow the link to find the graphic
Wooden sentiment, paper flowers, aqua gems, burlap bow {The Paper Studio}
Leaf stamp {In Bloom set - Papertrey Ink}
Prismacolor pencils
Coffee Pigment Ink {Craftsmart}
Glass gems, vintage lace {stash}
Gold Glimmer Mist {Tattered Angels}
Rub-ons {Basic Grey}

And one more of the whole card:

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you will
enter for my Spring Giveaway before you go!
Inlinkz is so quick and I've opened the giveaway to both US and
International crafters as well.
One picture and a link are on my right-hand sidebar. :)

Take care,
Be well,
and enjoy the sunshine,



  1. This is amazing! You do shabby chic so well!

  2. This is amazing! You do shabby chic so well!

  3. Beautiful card with so many lovely details. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Southern Girls this fortnight for our 'Anything Goes' challenge. Love to see you play along again next challenge. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

  4. Love your grand-daughter has a birthday coming up and her room decor is Paris...I think I may go with shabby shabby chic this year. Great card and thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments.

  5. I love the idea of the French countryside. Ahh...relaxation. Nice use of elements on this card. Love the choice of flowers and placement of gems and there is just something magical about the Eiffel Tower. Thank you so much for joining us for our Pearls or Gems Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers!
    :) Pam

  6. Such a beautiful card - love the vintagey feel of it and all those detailed, layered embellishments are gorgeous. Love the inside too! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. This card is amazing! Love your layout.Thank you for sharing at CAS-ual Fridays.

  8. super card
    Thank for joining us our challenge CCCB
    DT Dpbroslawa

  9. Beautiful card thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue x

  10. What a wonderful supersized butterfly flying around Paris on your card! love the pleated paper, stitches and bits of cloth! You're on a roll joining in our A Vintage Journey Sew Simple Challenge! Julia xx

  11. Beautiful card, I love the focal imagery and how you decorated the inside so elegantly too. Your flower is gorgeous and the pearls are a lovely touch. Thanks so much for joining in A Vintage Journey Challenfe, lovely to have you joining in, thank you. Tracy x

  12. What a great card! Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey xx


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