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May 24, 2009

Shabby Chic? Me?

Oh dear, how about less of the chic and a huge helping of shabby?

Katy set the challenge this week over at Colour Create to use Lemon, Pink Sorbet and Chocolate. I was over the moon and full of inspired, yummy and bright ideas until I read the optional extra...'shabby chic'. I shuddered, I just don't do shabby chic! But never one to not give something a try....

Pink Petticoat Image, Copics, Fiskars Punch, Brads, Versa Colour ink, DCWV ribbon
So, bright sunny thoughts out of the window and trying to turn my hand to shabby chic, here's the result! I was determined to use this image from Pink Petticoat's Sweet Sundae collection as the challenge colours made me think of Neapolitan ice creams from my childhood. So I shaded it with Copics and added some neutral shades to 'shabby' it down a tad!
The mounts are nestabilities 'labels 4' and the border punch is from fiskars. I went round the edges of everything with a mini Versa Color ink pad in Cocoa. I also appear to have gone round my fingers quite well. The ribbon is from Die Cuts With a View and the brads are from Bazzill.
We managed to get quite a lot done today, including clearing out Zac's room and putting up some shelves and pictures and mowing and strimming the lawn and a spot of weeding. Well I pointed and made suggestions whilst James did all the DIY. Come on, I can hardly bend down. Although I did help out with the weeding as last time James pulled up a load of poppies and tulips!
Off for a nice cold drink now and a back rub if I can bribe him to give me one!
PS Betty - will post tart au citron recipe later in week for you


  1. It must be quite some wavelength that we both appear to be on! Both our posts starting with 'Oh Dear' and both more shabby than chic! Snap!
    Your card is fab, could just have a slurp of that ice cream right now.
    I actually got round to doing some ironing that has been in the bottom of the ironing basket since last November. The sun made me think of white trousers, which I hadn't worn or needed since our cruise last year. What a slacker!

  2. What a fabulous card! I think you did it really great to create the shabby look!

  3. Love the card, very chic!
    Ice cream would be good been stuck inside at work all day!! Going to get in the garden me thinks?

    hugs Lol xxx

  4. Beautiful and yummy!!

    Sweet greetings,
    Saskia :)

  5. Your making my mouthwater this is gorgeous Victoria. I will keep an eye out for the tart citron recipe!!!!
    Hugs Pascale

  6. Fantastic card Victoria such scrummy colours and the ice cream....WOW! Donna x

  7. Looks good enough to eat - gorgeous image!

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  9. This is gorgeous Victoria, I could really eat that ice cream now
    Wendy x

  10. Love the colours! Yummy image!!
    really nice card!

  11. Brilliant image for the colour combo Victoria. I love this card and I think you nailed the Shabby Chic look. Your distressing is fab.
    Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
    Sharon xx

  12. Wow ... love this card! Great idea with the ice-cream, that was one of my first thoughts too lol! Love the vintage look of this card. Jillix

  13. Great card, the ice cream looks yummy. x

  14. Hiya Hunny, scrummy card, I love this, gorgeous layout. Joey.x

  15. very cool & very yummy! x

  16. Great card and brilliant use of the colours. It looks pretty chich to me with just enough shabbiness - faab work.
    Thanks for playing along with us at CC.
    hugs Heather xx

  17. This is such a pretty card Victoria and you've used beautiful shades of the colour combo! Good for you trying out the shabby chic option too - you did a fab job!
    Thanks so much for joining in with this week's CC challenge ;o) xx

  18. You captured the shabby chic perfectly Victoria and I love your card!
    Thank you for joining us at Colour Create.
    Juliet xx

  19. I didnt think I could do shabby chic either but you have it cracked Victoria, perfect card and so gorgeous too well done...thanks for joining in with the colour create challenge xxx


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