Shabby Tea Room challenge - Fabulous!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Today's post and card is for a challenge on a new blog, "The Shabby Tea Room". You can find them at It's a brand spankin' new challenge blog...yeah!! They provide an inspiration photo, which, this week, had some of my favorite colors! We were to include red, pink, creme, brown and green.

My card looks like this...

For the focal point, I cut a Spellbinders Frameabilities die and distressed it...formed some roses from some creme felt strips and touched them up with a little pink ink...and punched and stamped my butterfly, distressed it and added glitter. The patterns on the paper were created with Papertrey Ink's Background Basic stamps, Retro and Tin Types.

It's going out to an "absolutely fabulous" friend of mine. (Better not say who!)

One reason these challenge blogs are great is that they encourage you sometimes to move out of your "safe zone" of colors or styles. I would normally stick with the pale pink, green and creme. But I really like the contrast of the bolder red. Everytime I try something new, I learn something new.

Hope everyone is having a great day! This is our second day of 60 degree temps and GLORIOUS sunshine here in Brazil, IN. What a blessing indeed!

I'd love to hear from you out there!

Be sure to say "hello"to "The Shabby Tea Room" girls!


Cardstock: Papertrey Ink: vintage creme, sweet blush, spring moss
Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Retro and Tin Types Background Basics and Mega Mixed Messages, Me and My Big Ideas: Sassy Icons. Paper Studio: distressed flourish style (name unknown)
Ink: VersaMagic Saraha Sand and Wheat; PTI's Pure Poppy, Sweet Blush, Spring Moss; Stampin Up's Close to Cocoa, and VersaMark
Other: Hobby Lobby ribbon, Studio His and Hers pearls, prisma glitter, Bead Treasures gemstone, Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Borderabilities and Decorative Frames Frameabilities, Paper Studio butterfly punch. Creme felt from Walmart.


  1. OH MY GOODNESS - this card is freakin' beautiful! I love everything about it...the frame, the glittery butterfly, the felt flowers...incredible! Thanks for joining us at TSTR - hope to see you next week. :)

  2. What a great card for our challenge! You did a great job with the colors!! Thanks for playing along at The Shabby Tea Room!

  3. You do beautiful work! Found your blog through the shabby tea room--

  4. OMG ... I {love] everything about this card! You really captured the essence of the challenge with your beautiful vintage style. I love, the felt inked flowers, glittered butterfly, chipboard frame and vintage-y papers. Thanks for playing along with us this week at THE SHABBY TEA ROOM! I hope to see you again next week for a brand new challenge!

  5. So beautiful- and a perfect match for the challenge. Thanks for playing in the Shabby tea room.

  6. This card is gorgeous!!! I loved all the colors. You are expanding your horizons with your creativity. Way to go!!!! Susan

  7. OH MY this is just STUNNING!!! Love the details and the sparkle is FAB! Glad I just happen to come upon your blog..
    Happy day to you!

  8. Wow, gorgeous card! I truly love it! Love the touches of distressing and glitter. so beautifully shabby chic. thanks for playing along this week at TSTR!

  9. This is stunning!! Love everything about it!

  10. So pretty! Love those felt roses! Congrats on becoming a Tea Time Terrific Top Three Winner!

  11. Congratulations on your top three win with The Shabby Tea Room challenge. Your flowers and the glittered butterfly are so beautiful. Great job.

  12. Congrats on your card! It is simply lovely.

  13. You really rocked this challenge!!!! i just love how soft and soothing it is. So peaceful!