Thursday, September 25, 2014

Southern Girls Challenge #97 - Shabby Chic

The day has finally arrived for my first DT card for the Southern Girls Challenge, which is from New Zealand.  As the northern hemisphere is moving into fall and winter, our NZ southern girl friends are thinking of spring!  Lucky them! I am super-excited to be part of Team Lou and will be on the DT until February.

Challenge #97 is "Shabby Chic" - and I don't mind telling you I had some struggles with it.  Shabby Chic is a stretch for me.  I don't use lots of flowers, soft colors, doilies, or lace in my card design.

My card uses a Lacy Sunshine image called Gusty Oak from the Flower Pot collection (not necessarily a Shabby Chic image!).  I tried to work around it by using Copics that were more in the grayed tones. A little bit of lace, patterned papers, and some white buttons helped with the Shabby Chic look.  I hope you will join us with the challenge!

Challenges Entered:
Card Makin' Mamas #89 - Vintage or Shabby Chic
Inky Chicks #38/ - AG
Pattie's Creations #100/ - Vintage
My Sheri Crafts #142/ - Birthday
House of Cards - September/Classic and Elegant
Come and Get It/- Use 3 of Something
The Squirrel and the Fox #78 - Birthday
Digi Choosday #38 - buttons


  1. Congrats on the new DT Cathy!
    I love this image and of course, your colouring is gorgeous! Clever grouping of those buttons on the leaves... I like that! I think you did just fine and nailed the shabby chic theme!

  2. Congrats on the DT position! This is super duper darling!!! The coloring is awesome and all the texture is amazing! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  3. Ooh Cathy I LOVE this! Love all the little special touches you've added, the embossed panel, the pretty lace and buttons. What a beautifully crafted card. Big hugs, Wends x

  4. Thank you for joining us at HOC. Your colouring is great and I love those big green eyes.

  5. How cute and wonderful textures! Thanks so much for playing with us at HOC. Hugs, Cornelia DT

  6. This image is so cute! I love the way you framed her and those little buttons are so so cute! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Come and Get It this week. I hope you join us again. ~ Lizzy DT

  7. Great job on your first "shabby chic" card - I think your background colors/shading and the crinkled bow were great touches to create that look. I particularly like the leaves protruding from the button bouquet!

  8. Ahhhh this card made is soooo adorable! Great coloring! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards this month!

  9. Cathy oouiii this is cute image and lovely textures I am in love with your bow too..woooww thsis is adorable card...thanks for join with us at HOC challenge..see you again at October challenge Cathy..hugs, Monika

  10. Too sweet. Thank you for joining us this week at Card Makin Mamas! HUGS

    CMM DT

  11. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us in our Buttons challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (DT Team Leader)

  12. Lovely card, perfect colouring in. Thank you for sharing your design with HOC x


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