9 Sep 2015

FAB 'N' FUNKY #272

Hi all, today is the start of our new weekly challenge at
the theme is

our lovely sponsor is

Live & Love Craft

and here is my DT card, I had a vision of what I wanted to create in my head but it just did not turn out as I had pictured, however, I did get to use two rubber stamps that I have had for years the dress and the fan both of which came from Joanna Sheen and both have been heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  I have used LOTV papers for the base but I got carried away with adding so many things that they have been covered up except I used the same papers to stamp the fan and dress on.  I actually added a wide panel of lace topped with a dusky rose coloured lace, I added a triple organza bow, although I have a bow maker I tend to make these with my own hand, it's just that I am so used to doing it like that.  I added a stamped sentiment, rustic heart, a SU stamped bird punched out with the matching SU punch, the flowers I made myself using some material ribbon that I bought many moons ago from Create & Craft it was in the days when Sue Wilson used to make flowers and other things before the die cutting rage started.  I used my hot glue gun to adhere these to gold disc's, I topped them with roses added some leaves and Chrysanthemums.
some closer views of my design 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

I hope that you have enjoyed your visit and I hope that you will come join our 

Many thanks to all who have visited and left me comments I have tried to catch up but think I am too far behind, since getting this new laptop I seem to have lost some of my spark I really don't know why, I will try to touch base with you all at sometime.
Lorraine xx


Nannieflash said...

Morning Sweetheart, wow your cards are so stunning these days and this one is to and so pretty with all those embellishments, love the flowers. I hope you are keeping well and Jessie is to. Take care hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

brenda said...

That happens so often Lorraine, but it still turned out beautifully, I always struggle with shabby chic but I think you nailed it here.

B x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I find 'shabby chic' so difficult to achieve as I end up making it grungy somehow but you have done a fab job and have so many lovely details on your card.

pinky said...

Lorraine its a real stunner even if you didn't get it to go to plan. Its lush, so much texture and so so feminine. I just love it. Hope your spark gets ignited again soon.

Lau W said...

Wow ! a beauty ! Splendid creation my friend !

Veerle said...

Very gorgeous card Lorraine. Love all the beautiful embellishments and details. Hugs Veerle x

brenda said...

Me again Lorraine, I totally missed you had linked our lovely card up at Penny Black and More, many thanks for joining in.

B x

*Vicki* said...

Wow!! This is absolutely GORGEOUS Lorraine!! Love all of the pretty lace you've added and the flowers with your Vintage images make this such a stunning shabby chic look! Love your ribbon treatment as well here!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS


Gorgeous and beautiful Lorraine
Dianne xx :)

andree said...

wow great embellishments Lorraine, fab design. It only takes a day or two to slip behind doesn't it! Don't worry too much it happens to us all, I'm behind myself-best thing is to start afresh when you can xx

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! I love the lace and the details you've added!! It looks amazing!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Jacee said...

Wonderful design, such detail, gorgeous!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is beautiful Lorraine. There is so much loveliness going on here.

Chrissy said...

So beautiful Lorraine..love the fan and dress stamps with the gorgeous bow and rolled flowers..so pretty.


Sue said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine. I love your design, beautiful soft colours and wonderful detailing.
hugs Sue xx

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine, so many fabulous details - your bow is beautiful.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful shabby chic card Lorraine I love your design and the embellishments
Kevin xx

Annette Stapylton said...

Very beautiful.
Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #03 and best of luck with this great entry.

Annette DT Leader

Heather Carney said...

You did a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing at WWODTC
Heather DT

Vicki Hutley said...

This is just so lovely! Love Shabby Chic. Thank you for entering the WWODT Challenge. Good luck with your entry.
Vicki, DT Member

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

So many delicious elements to feast the eye on hun! Gorgeous shabby chic creation. Hugs, Wends x

Jane Savage said...

Wow, Lorraine, this is amazing! So detailed and feminine! A shabby chic masterclass methinks! xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous design, really love this creation and all the fab details. x {The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

Andrea Beecroft said...

A beautiful project Carol what a lot of lovely bits and pieces you are showing on it. Thank you for sharing it with us over at the World Wide Open DT Challenge. Good luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea DT

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh such pretty colors, gorgeous flowers and oooh I do love the fan...such a fabulous and elegant project !!
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Michelle Windsor said...

Just Beautiful thank you for joining us at the WWODTC
Michelle DT

Michelle Windsor said...

Just gorgeous thank you for joining us at the WWODTC
Michelle DT

chilli pip said...

I haven't visited for a while and when I do I see this marvelous card. You have changed your style for this one and it I love love love it.Dont let that laptop faze you you will have it under control in no time.

Donna Ellis said...

Whoa! Fabulous shabby chic creation, Lorraine! Seems to me that you and your new puter are doing quite well. I'm loving this wonderful card design with so many visually interesting embellishments!

Desire Fourie said...

Lorraine this is once again a beautiful project with wonderful attention to detail and perfect for our THIRD challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{World Wide Open Design Team Challenge DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, your flowers are fabulous! Beautiful card, love all your detailing :)

Tina Goodwin said...

This may not have turned out like you envisioned but, it turned out beautifully. Love the stamps you used. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

Whisper said...

Aaaah gorgeous and so much detail too and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, luv Sam x

Linette said...

I really like this card!
Thanks for joining the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
Good luck.

Greetz Linette


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