Tuesday, 27 March 2012

The Shabby Tea Room " Bright and Beautiful Spring "





Finally spring has shown its sunny face here in Greece which means I am definitely on a strict diet now ! After it seams like a never ending miserable winter we are able to sit outside in the street cafes and enjoy the sun,  yipee!!! I have been very busy of late creating spring and summer window displays for my shop and so blogging has taken a back seat, although I am trying desperately  to keep up with you all could I ask you all a little favour..........slow down !!! You are all so prolific some of you post once a day!!! I cant keep up and I want to !

Am also still having problems with my posts as they are still not going directly to Google reader and I have to fiddle with various things none of which I have a clue about, lets see what happen again this time.


The Shabby Team Room is a blog I have been following for some time but have always been too afraid to participate in their challenges. The DT always have fabulous inspirational work and the participants are always so talented that I have shied away from taking part to be honest I'm not sure if I am " Shabby " enough. Well whats the worst that can happen !! and they do seem like such a friendly group of ladies that I have decided to throw caution to the wind. They have a fabulous challenge this week with the title  " Bright and Beautiful Spring " and they are asking us to use this fabulous image as a guide. For further details do pop over to their blog to check it out

Here is my take on their theme


Inside of card

I am still in my leather phase so as you can see I used this lovely piece of yellow leather which I embossed with this Sizzix embossing folder, for the blue decorative borders I used my Cameo and coated them in about three layers of UTEE to give the lovely shiny effect. Hero arts butterflies the top one being in a lovely lilac colour but looks rather dark in the photo, stamped with Stazon as is the craft butterfly underneath. I also added the peacock to the inside . Do hope I am shabby enough and there is enough craft this was the only piece I could salvage from a parcel.

Do pop over to The Shabby Tea Room to see the wonderful inspirational work by the DT I'm sure you wont be dissapointed.

Right am off to fiddle with blogger now in the hope that that my post reaches its destination !!

Take care

Marie

24 comments:

  1. All things Bright and Beautiful comes to mind with this. The leather embossing is fabulous while the shiny blue embellishments WOW!

    spring here as well its nice to have some time in the garden after winter, long may it last. Oh and now I'm working I've slowed down! XOXO Zoe

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  2. What a pretty card, love the colours, too! Hugs, valerie

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  3. Oh wow! That embossed leather piece is just GORGEOUS!! such great layering. Thank you for sharing with us at TSTR :)

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  4. Well it's reached me - does that count?!! - so your fiddling must have paid off! It's a fabulous piece of work - all your projects are utterly unique. I love the embossed leather and the delicate surrounding frame and the layered butterfly is beautiful. Vicky x

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  5. Thanks for your kind comment! I think you have a unique talent and are completely qualified to enter your cards in whatever challenge you want. I thought the embossing was amazing, but then, when I found out it was on leather, I was astounded. How do you do that? The blue trim and white background totally remind me of Greece, although it was many years ago when I visited there. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Yes, I agree, the Greek isles come to mind. What beautiful techniques and a wonderful card, thanks so much for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room, Dolly!

    Hugs,
    Starr

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  7. oh wow hun just stunning that embossing,looks amazing looks like expensive enamel Hun really brilliant,hugs Cherylxxxxxxxx

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  8. Another fabulous creation, love the embossing folder and it looks really fab in the yellow. Brilliant.

    Kath x

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  9. Fabulous project, I love the embossed leather it looks amazing, I must try this some time.
    Yvonne x

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  10. Not been yet, go 12th April to 5th May, so you will have to forgive me for not commenting for a while.

    Kath x

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  11. Hi Marie, This is fabulous, well done you! Sorry to hear that you're still having problems with blogger, how frustrating. I'm glad your weather has improved, we're going through a real purple patch here this week it's been 23 degs today bright sun fabulous:0)
    Please don't feel you have to comment on all my cards, you're right it's quite a challenge to keep up with every post, I consider myself lucky to have you visit at all so Thank You, Gay xxx

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  12. you embossed leather? get out ! that's so amazingly beautiful. wish i could feel it. hee hee ;) ah blogger.. it actually showed me a new post from you in my reader, but then said "sorry....." but i clicked on your header to refresh it and there was your new post. phew. :)

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  13. More fabulous leather Marie, the contrast with the bright blue diecut frame is gorgeous:)
    Val x

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  14. This is gorgeous Marie, the embossed leather is fab and I just love the blue swirly background bit! Enjoy the sunshine, the weather's fab here just now too. xx

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  15. Wow! This is fabulous! Love the colors and design! Perfect!

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  16. Great creations. Wonderful embossing.

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  17. Beautiful,beautiful card!Love the colors!
    Great work as usuall Marie!

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  18. πάντα οι κάρτες σου είναι ξεχωριστές όπως και αυτή!

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  19. Καταπληκτική κάρτα με φανταστικά χρώματα!!!!!!!

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  20. Fabulous!!! Your designs are always so unique and eye-catching! What a great idea to use leather on a card! I can imagine that it adds a special feeling to it when holding this card in one´s hands...
    Happy weekend!

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  21. Blimey for a bit there I thought you had deleted your blog !!

    Lovely make Marie :)
    Von x♥x

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  22. Hi Marie, hope you are well. This is lovely, and so striking. The embossing is really beautiful on the leather. Are those butterflies made of leather too?

    I'm glad your weather is picking up now - our week or so of sun has faded away now and it was a bit chilly today. Hope that wasn't summer (gone in the blink of an eye - again!)!

    Take care

    Maria x

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  23. Marie, I love soooo much the intricate designs you use on your cards!!!!

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