Saturday, 4 July 2015

A cuddle makes it better

It's been a while since I coloured an All Dressed Up image and thought I would support the lovely Lucy in her new permanent post over there. So, as promised Lucy here is my entry...

...and the cuddle is for you too!!

I also challenged myself to have a stab at a bit of "my style" shabbiness for a change and if duffing up the edges of the paper, adding pearls and seam binding hit the mark then, by jove, I think I've nailed it!! (Comments and suggestions are welcome here!!!). I coloured her with SN pencils and blending solution and the final touch was an LOTV stamped sentiment which I cut out and mounted with foam pads on to a sadly neglected MFT die cut doily. Ooh and I blended milled lavender DI around the edges of everything.

Some challenges

All Dressed Up #38 - Anything Goes
In the pink #72 - Shabby Chic/Vintage
Dragon's Lair Design Challenge - Shabby chic
Crafty Catz #286 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #40 - Anything Goes
Noor Designs #8 - Something Old, Something New
(new paper pad, old seam binding & pearl string)

Have a lovely weekend everyone xx


  1. Woohoo!!!! Sooo excited to see you joining All Dressed Up you little star and thanks for the cuddles hehe!
    Oh my goodness this is just completely stunning too! You have definetely nailed shabby chic my friend!! Love that image too she even looks like me! Lol!
    Aww big hugs and a high five to you lady!! Love this! Thanks so much for joining the All Dressed Up Challenge! :-)
    Lucy xx

  2. I do like "duffing up" Sarah, distressing will never be the same again as I shall think of that every time.

    Sweet card and duffing up.

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

  3. Ps All Dressed Up have a Facebook challenge too for another chance to win 3 images ;-P xx

  4. Well done for pushing yourself into a style you don't do regularly, I must admit I don't venture unless pushed!
    Love the colours though I think Max would object if I tied a purple bow on his collar! :)

  5. Fabulous shabby chic, adorable image and lovely colours

  6. Your card is fantastic and I LOVE that sentiment! The thought of cuddling with a wonderful furry baby buddy just makes everything better!!
    Lisa x

  7. Such a sweet image Sarah and fabulous the shabby edges and lush bow..very pretty card.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  8. Hi Sarah,
    wonderful creation.
    I love that super image, and it's coloured so perfectly.
    I must admit I'm not too good with shabby, but I have a go now and then, but your is super.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. Well Sarah you have done a great job on making your card shabby, it's perfect, love you image, and beautifully coloured. Hazel,x

  10. A gorgeous shabby chic card Sarah. I love the sweet image and beautiful colours.
    Sue xx

  11. Looks lovely Sarah. Really chabby chic. Yes by George, you got it! Love the colour palette.

  12. Great design and love this image. Beautifully coloured, Hugs, Carol S.xx

  13. Hi Sarah great shabby card! I love that image you have used some lovely colours on this. I'm trying to get round everyone's blogs while its quiet here LOL huggles Sue xx

  14. Good morning Sarah, love your stunning card. Great image, beautifully coloured.
    I am not into Shabby but it's good to get out of our comfort zones now and again.
    I like your "gentle" shabbiness, just my style as well.
    Have a great day
    Patricia x

  15. Fabulous card, its adorable.

  16. Hi Sarah oh how adorable is that image! Love all the pretty pearls on the circle and you coloured her in beautifully. A wonderful creation :)
    Vic x

  17. What a cute image and sentiment and you ended up with a lovely card. I'm afraid I can't help with suggestions but it looks to me like you've already nailed it!
    Carol x

  18. Sweet card Sarah and yu just got to love these images...great colours too.xx
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

  19. Gorgeous Sarah! Love that sweet image and your distressed (ahem, duffed up) edges are fab! I think you've nailed the shabby chic here. Gorgeous card hun. Hugs, Wends x

  20. Hi Sarah

    Stranger alert!!!

    Lots of lovely creations on your blog .. .. I have been well overdue a catch up .. .. sorry.

    You have been posting some lovely makes.

    Loving your distressed look. It is funny how we try new things and then suddenly they can become the norm. I wonder if it will for you because you certainly look to have a knack for it.

    Your take on Kitty's card fold was brilliant too. I hope you email a picture to the magazine for them to see .. .. they would love it too I am sure.

    Life has been super busy wedding wise and left me with hardly any time for blog posting and visiting. But thank you for your visits and comments - I do appreciate them.

    Hope you are having a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  21. Wow, so beautiful Sarah!! I love the strips of pink paper in the background and the pearls is such a wonderful way to highlight your sweet image! hugs :)

  22. Oooo love the colour, shabby look and adorable image too, luv Sam x

  23. A beautiful card Sarah, such a sweet image and fabulous shabby chic design.

  24. Aww what a cutie, love the pearls round your image!
    Sorry, can't help with any tips about shabby chic... my efforts usually end up in the recycling pile ;)

  25. So lovely I love this card I'm in love with these stamps at present you probable noticed Love and hugs Carole x

  26. Adorable card Sarah, love the pretty bow and your colouring. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at All Dressed Up. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  27. This is really so very sweet!!
    Thanks so much for joining us atAll Dressed Up!

  28. Wonderful card and love the distressed edges! TFS

  29. Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  30. She is really darling!! The colors are gorgeous as well as the papers and I love the distressed look about it!! So pretty! :) HUGS

  31. Another gorgeous creation and in such a different style! I love the shabbiness and the gorgeous muted tones - perfect!

  32. a lovely card and colouring, thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz challenge and hope to see you again

  33. This is delightfully shabby, Sarah. I struggle it that word... still haven't figured out how to put it on a card! But you've done an awesome job.
    hugs, Asha

  34. This is gorgeous and definitely shabby chic! Thanks for joining in the In The Pink Challenge this time.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    In The Pink DT

  35. Ah this is so sweet, love the soft pretty colours too. Thanks for joining us at Noor Design this month

  36. So pretty Sarah and I recognise that paper pad, lol.For extra shabbiness you could wet and scrunch up your seam binding :)
    Thanks for joining us at Noor!DesignUK.
    Hugs Tracy x

  37. Great work, thanks for sharing it with us. Joanna DLD DT


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