Monday, July 25, 2011

Shabby Christmas postcard for Cupcake!

Thank goodness for Cupcake Craft Challenges falling on Mondays - I used to really dislike Mondays, but perhaps I've changed my mind.....

This is my last week as a Guest Designer over at Cupake and what fun I've had!!! Thank you so much for inviting me to design for the month, it has kept me thinking crafty even though it's summer holiday time around here! Although I had to think the hardest about this last challenge, I think this is my favorite of the four I did. This week's challenge is Shabby + bling.

I started out the year "ahead of the game" with my Christmas cards, but am now finding myself behind with only thirty-something made, so decided I had better step it up and get some more done. This one was a start and I think I'll make a few in similar style.

My favorite part about this card is that I finally got around to playing with Tim Holtz' tissue tape. I found this fab tutorial last weekend and just had to try making a flower! I finished it off with a vintage button - one from a collection I picked up a few months ago in an antique/thrift shoppe on a trip across the boarder.

Here is a close-up of my flower - you do need to pull out the glue gun to make it all stay together, but it is well worth the effort and fun too! Now you can see my bling a little better in this shot. We had absolutely no sun the day I was photographing this one, urgh!

The image is from CTMH's Childhood Portrait D1373. This is one of my all-time favourite CTMH sets and I'm thrilled that it made it into the Fall/Winter Catalogue! The image is stamped on "adhesive-backed twill," a fun product that CTMH offered a few years back and I didn't get around to using. What a shame!

The ribbon I used was re-purposed and seemed to work well on here. Luckily I think I have enough left to make one more bow!

Now, it just so happens that the challenge this week at Christmas Card Challenges is Plaid - so I am going to share my card over there - I planned to play along either way this week, but the fact that the bonus challenge fit perfectly was simply a happy coincidence!

I am also sharing over at The Ribbon Carousel since Sparkle has challenged everyone to use buttons.

I do hope you have a great start to your week! I think I shall march myself into the medical clinic as what seemed to be "allergies" for awhile now is looking more like a sinus infection, yuck!!!

Take care,

Shanna :)

What I used:

stamps: CTMH Childhood Portrait D1373, Vintage Post Card D1207, Postcard stamp from Inkadinkado

embellies: Tim Holtz' Tidings tissue tape, vintage button, Prima bling, re-purposed ribbon

papers: CTMH cranberry, Basic Grey Jovial


  1. This is fabulous, love all the distressing!

  2. Love it...great flower too! Lee-Ann :)

  3. Wow Shanna, this is an amazing card. So many details. And I love that yummy flower. Great to have you playing along with Christmas Card Challenges.

  4. Hi Shanna!! I just LOVE this card!! Cute image and loving the plaid w/ distressed edging and your gingham ribbon &* pc. Very chic!! Hope you're enjoying the summer?! Have a great day *Ü*

  5. Beautiful, love the flower and the tartan paper. It all comes together beautifully.

  6. Hi sweetie! Oh my... you have totaly rocked this weeks challenge! I LOVE that card! So much beauty to look at, pretty details and lovely image!!! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

  7. Super card love that flower will have to have a go at this and works so well with your papers.
    Louise xx

  8. I absolutely love absolutely everything on this absolutely fabulous card! Mwah. Thank you for being such a super Guest Cupcake. You have been lovely. xxx

  9. Great card Shanna!! Love the background paper and the tissue flower!!

  10. I LOVE this!! I think it's gorgeous. It's so nice to have you join us for this weeks CCC. I've missed ya!

  11. OH! What a gorgeous card--LOVE the colors and the fabric feel! I also love that flower--BEAUTIFUL! THANKS so much for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the RCC!!!

  12. Shanna, I love, love, LOVE this!! So shabby-tastic and that tissue flower is awesome! Gorgeous! :)

  13. What an awesome job on the distressing - I just love that card! Good luck and thanks for joining us at Christmas Cards!

    Crafty Hugs
    juelmarie DT

  14. I love your card - especially the flower! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges! :)


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