Thursday, 24 February 2011

Shabby star

Wow! I have really enjoyed making this card!
I love distressing things!
This card just seemed to spring
out of no where,
my hands new what they were doing,
and they obviously had a plan!
I have combined this weeks sketch from
Get Sketchy with the sketch from Waltzing Mouse

Front view.
has a challenge this week to show
'Lace, pearls and flowers'
(this is my second entry, they have such a great prize!)

Close up view.
Here you can see the lovley effect of Tim Holtz
clear distress crackle paint,
I then sponged over it with Vintage photo distress inkpad.
The shape comes from spellbinders fancy tags.
Hand Stamped Sentiments has a challenge this week called
'To DIE for'
I have also used a round spellbinder die.

Here you can see the paint effect of the star that I cut with a spellbinder,
the effect was made by ripping layers off the cardboard scrap, dabbing with blue paint,
then painting with Tim Holtz distress paint- Picket fence.
The butterfly was made with Martha Stewarts large punch,
its not very easy to see from this photo but
I have painted it with 3D clear gloss finish to give it more depth.

Close up.
The Shabby Tearoom wanted to see 'Buttons and bows' this week.

Scott has been 'helping me' today,
still home from nursery recovering from Pnemonia.
Its hard work being a helper,
Thank you munchkin!

The design papers are from BoBunnys 'a gift of love' collection.
I have used brown Bazzil card for the base.
The flowers are from Gardenia and Storyteller.
The bronze heart charm is from 'Kort og Godt'
I have used a Tim Holtz jump ring to attach it.
The dress making pins, vintage blue ribbon scrap and button are from my 'finds box'
The Pearl swirl is from Prima and the lace is from Minnehjørne.
The lovley text stamp is from 'stempleglede'
translated from Norwegian to English it reads
'You are one of a kind, look after yourself.'
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
I am looking forward to finding a new project to start now :O)
Shame it won't be today as I have a PTA meeting this evening :O(
Wishing you all a creative week!
Hugs Nina xx


  1. Awww! such a lovely card!

    I just love it when my hands know what to do and I can't get my brain in to gear!

    Glad scott is on the mend He looks like he had fun helping.

  2. Bingodronninga er i skikleig scrappeform ser jeg;) Dette var utrolig flott Nina! Så herlig vintagelook. Masse kule effekter, og så spennende når hendene driver på sånn helt for seg selv da;) For en søt liten hjelper du har.
    Har jeg sagt at jeg gleder meg til neste helg forresten?? (thi-hi)
    klem fra

  3. Dette er vakkert, Nina:O) Herlig, vintage look, nydelig design, masse flott å se på:) Herlig liten hjelper, god bedring;)
    Takk for at du deltar hos Sukkersött, lykke til!
    Klem, Nancy;O)

  4. Great card, lovely textures, thanks for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room and the WMSC! : )

    Glad your little man is on the mend!

  5. Nydelig kort med masse flotte detaljer!

    Klem, Gro

  6. this is gorgeous thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

  7. This is a really beautiful card. Thanks for hopping over to join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  8. Utrolig flott kort, Nina! Heier på hendene dine, du kan trygt stole på de fremover ;) Hihi.
    Det er flere som gleder seg til neste helg :D
    Utrolig søt hjelper :)
    Ha en fortsatt fin dag

  9. Card like a dream! Beautiful!!! hugs Gosia S.

  10. Wow - this is a stunning project. So many beautiful elements. I'm so happy you decided to join the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge this week!

  11. Nydelig kort Nina, du har din egen fantastiske stil :o))

  12. Love your card. Great collage. Thanks for playing with us this week at HSS.


  13. Absolutely gorgeous!! Love it! Adorable little helper you got there! ;)

    Thank you so much for joining us this week in the Tea Room!

    TSTR Designer

  14. Wow wow wow! This is sooo gorgeous and such lovely details. Gorgeous!!

  15. Nydelig kort med mange herlige detaljer! Så søt liten hjelper du har også.
    Sees neste helg på Ski-treffet:-)

    Ha en fin kveld og god helg! Klem Laila.

  16. Your son is so cute and I hope he feels better soon! I love all of the distressing and details of your card! Thanks for playin with us at WMSC this week!

  17. Virkelig ett Nydelig kort! Likte så godt fargene og de herlige detaljene!

  18. Dette er bare rålekkert, Snuppa!!!
    Alt passer så utrolig flott sammen og masse herlige detaljer du har fått med!!!
    Lykke til i trekningen hos Sukkersött!!
    Klemmer, Wenche :)

  19. Lekkert!!
    Blir så imponert over alt du har fått med på kortet uten at det blir "totalt kaos":-))

    Takk for at du deltar hos Sukkersøtt. Lykke til!!

    Klem Astrid:-)

  20. AMAZING! Nina, this shabby chic is so up your street! Mine just look messy!!

  21. Gorgeous - such beautiful detail and your little guy is a cutie! Thanks for joining us this week at GS! :_

  22. Your card is amazing! Love all the details. Thank you for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  23. amazing!!!!! I love all the details! Hugs Juls

  24. Gorgeous card! Amazing details. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

  25. WOW! Gorgeous shabby chic card! Love all the dies you used. This card is a beautiful keepsake. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  26. Wow this is absolutely stunning!!!

  27. Nina, Thank you much for joining our Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge. Your card is so beautiful. You did a great job with the distressing technique; as well as creating a vintage. Please join us again our challenges. I can't wait to see what you create next.

  28. Nina, this is beautiful! Every single detail is amazing! Your sweet little guy is a cutie, too! I hope he feels better soon. Poor guy! :( Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped sentiments this week!


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