Thursday 25 June 2015

In The Pink............. Vintage/Shabby Chic


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Yes......... that's it.......... another two weeks have gone by in a flash and I'm here again with another card for In The Pink!

Our fabulous theme this time is 


which proved a difficult one for me - as I've been in the land of CAS lately....  but I dug out my Frantage and my trusty distressing tool......  and here's the result... hope you like!

Materials used:
Image - Saturated Canary Vintage Swim (came on a CD I got with Complete Cardmaking Mag - but still available in 'Another bunch of digis' from Krista)
Papers: Maja Design
Die: Spellbinders Floral Oval
Colouring - Copics
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04, R21
Hat and Swimsuit - RV91/93/95
Flower: RV000/00/93
Shading: BV0000/000/Blender
Shabby White Frantage
Lace (from Kefalonia!), Gem  and Distressed Seam Binding from Stash

Hope you'll join in the Shabby Chic/Vintage fun over at In The Pink and take a peek at what the gorgeous Pink Ladies have come up with - you can go straight to the challenge HERE.

Big hugs...


  1. Oooh I love it! fab image and as usual your colouring is perfect, great layout and I love the frantage, I have some of that, but every time I try to use it I make a right mess and it ends up in the bin LOL! think I need a bit more practice, hugs, Colette xx

  2. Beautifully made and decorated with such pretty colors. Is that Frantage? Gorgeous - Everything is a dance of magic!
    Sandy xx

  3. I love this Christine! Not sure why you thought the shabby/vintage was difficult because you nailed it. Love this image and the way you coloured her, the layout is fab and you know how much I love the Frantage!

  4. She's lovely Christine. I love the frantage on it. I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with the stuff myself. Love the effect, hate the mess!

  5. Christine, this is such a beautiful card. Aside from the fact you have chosen such a gorgeous image which just fits shabby chic so perfectly your colouring and card design are truly inspirational. I think we need to ban you from saying shabby chic is n't your thing from now on!!!
    Love from

  6. Totally gorgeous card Christine - awesome colouring of that fabulous image - hope I look as glam in a few days time lazing by the pool hahaha!!!
    Debs xx

  7. Hey, who said you could take a photo of me on holiday?
    Gorgeous card, love the layout and a brilliant image.

    Kath x

  8. Love your brilliant card the image is so fab and a great design so lovely love and hugs Carole x

  9. Wonderful card Christine, beautifully coloured as always. back to the Christine we all know and love, but I do love your CAS cards too :o)
    Jackie xx

  10. Ha ha, I think lots of the Pink Ladies found this theme tricky! Your card is so stunning though, the image has that vintage style and then the distressing and Frantage complete the look perfectly :-)

    Your new Kefalonia lace looks so beautiful on here too...must convince Dr. Hubby that we need a return trip...maybe to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversay?! That's only 14 months away - lol!

    Big hugs, Kat xx

  11. Lovely design Christine, she's a sassy lady!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  12. Such a beautiful card, loving the lilac shades and that fab image of course too ;) Viv xx

  13. This is soooo lovely! Love your layout and the ribbon is the perfect touch!

  14. Such a beautiful card Christine! Love the fun image! Your coloring always amazes me!


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