Thursday 29 May 2014

A little bit shabby....

Hi Peeps...

Time for our new challenge over at 

and our theme this time is Shabby Chic/Vintage.  This is not my usual style as you know, but, I thought I'd do my best and it would give me a good excuse to get out my treasured Frantage.  I also dug out my Distress Inks... however, I think them and me weren't made for each other...  more practice needed methinks!

Materials Used:
Colouring: Distress Inks
Frantage: Shabby White
Paper: Sofiero from Maja Design
Trimmings from The Ribbon Girl

We'd love to see you over at In The Pink to join in the Shabby Chic fun...  you can find the challenge HERE.  The main rule of the challenge is that you use more pink than any other colour..

And now some of my news.... It's a week now since we got back from our wonderful holiday in Kefalonia..  but I've been very slow catching up with my blog commenting as I've had problems with my eye.  I've been to the opticians today to have them checked, and I'm told that all is well, but that I have another floater - this time bigger and closer to the back of the eye so is directly in my line of vision.  It's causing difficulties - particularly when I use the computer.  But the optician did tell me that in a few weeks, my brain will get used to it and my eye will work around it!! Phew!!!  I've had floaters for years (I think everyone does at one time or another), but I've not had one before that is white and so big!  Anyway...  as my commenting will be few and far between... please understand, and know I'll be back soon.

And now to show you what we woke up to every morning in Kefalonia - this was the view from our wonderful bungalow  (you can see the glass barrier at the edge of the balcony) which immediately overlooks the fabulous colours of the Ionian Sea.  You know, I think I may just be going off pink and onto turquoise/azure!! hehe!  And after all the rain this week.... I SOOOO wish I was back on that lovely island..

Big hugs and Happy Crafting


  1. Gorgeous photo Christine.
    Your card is really pretty. I'm not very good at getting the shabby look.

    Hugs Kelly

  2. Fabulous card, loving the frantage and all the frou frou. So sorry to hear about your eye, I have small floaters and when they appear are very annoying. Gorgeous view, better than all this rain x

  3. Gorgeous card, I love the organza rolly rosies

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Have a fab day.


    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  4. Gorgeous Christine. It's almost as pretty as the picture from your hols lol
    Anne x

  5. This is GORGEOUS. I really love the frantage. I really must get mine out again. I've only used it once.
    Love your little petal fairy too.
    Hope you can get your eye sorted out.

  6. This is proper gorgeous buddy! I've gotta try and make cards even a fraction as good as yours. xxx

  7. Gorgeous card Christine. I hope your eye problem clears up and you get a bit of respite soon. Glad you enjoyed your holiday - looks like a wonderful destination. x

  8. Gorgeous card, Christine!! I love LOTV images and you created such a gorgeous card with it! Xxx

  9. Simply gorgeous card Christine - love the frantage around the image. Hugs, Claire x

  10. This is so beautiful Christine...gorgeous image and love the frantage and trimmimgs..gorgeous. Hope your eye gets sotred out..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  11. Well Christine this is fabulous, the card not the floaters. I am not a shabby fan but I love this card.
    I have strange happening with my eyes too, I get like a kaleidoscope thing going on, told optician and he asked if I had headaches afterwards which I don't, Since the first time I mentioned it he has called them silent headaches, says I should mention them to the Doctor but not to worry as they are common.
    Anyway it is my turn to jet off to warmer shore, go Saturday for 2 weeks so sorry will not be able to comment.
    Glad you had a good time.

    Kath x

  12. Another beauty of a card, Christine! Those LOTV images are super sweet! I must get me some! :o)
    I have floaters too. Something has really changed maybe I have the same issue. Thanks for the info. I'm seeing the eye doctor very soon! :o)

  13. What a gorgeous card, so pink and girly :o)
    So sorry to hear about your eye problem, I hope it doesn't take long to right itself!
    Hugs, Jackie xx

  14. Gorgeous card and sweet image and loving the pink of course. Jealous of that amazing view. So sorry about your eyesight , I hope it improves soon :) hugs Viv xx

  15. Oh what a lovely view. I can see why you enjoyed that. And this post has answered my previous question. I hope your brain settles down soon.
    This is another super card. I love all the embellies and the frantageyness xx

  16. A gorgeous card, such a beautiful image and I love the Frantage. Sorry to hear about your eye, I hope that it gets better soon. And what a gorgeous photo!

  17. I'm in a bit of a shabby phase at the moment so I am absolutely loving this beautiful card!
    This is my fave of the new LOTV fairies and she looks so good with all the Frantage round her - soooo pretty :-)

    Big hugs, Kat xx


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