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Monday 20 June 2016

A little bit shabby......

Hi crafty friends, hope you're all well & had a lovely weekend.
Here's hoping your Monday is going, I've only cut through the magnetic shim for my cut'n'boss.....not once.....and not even twice........but three times!!! Don't know what I was thinking lol. So today the weather was perfect for & rainy, just how I like it so I made a card!
Lots of distressed layers, I gave the top one a whitewash then added an assortment of flowers, a wooden birdcage, some die cut leaves & a sentiment.......sounds simple? It took me ages lol, couldn't decide on a layout so in the end I just stuck the brown flower & went for it! It was a lovely change to make a card without a stamped or digital image on......kind of reminded me of the early days when I was scrapbook crazy & I definitely got the urge to do some more. Plus, it's a lot easier on my hands!
Rightio, off for a wander around your blogs......once I've ordered myself another magnetic shim!!
Thanks for calling & any comments you might leave........I'm so very thankful.

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  1. Fabulous shabby chic card Jo. I love all those flowers and the little birdcage. I think we all have days like that when everything that can go wrong does!!! Hugs Christine xx

  2. So many flowers and such a lovely card. Thanks for taking part in our Paperminutes Challenge!

  3. Oooooooo you shim killer you! LOL!!! fabulous shabby chic card Jo love the layout huggles Sue xxx

  4. Oh my Jo, your card is stunning, beautiful blooms and colour pallet, lovely layout too, Kate x

  5. This is beautiful!
    Valerija xx

  6. This is gorgeous Jo, beautiful flowers and great design.

  7. This is so pretty Jo. The flowers are beautifully displayed and I love the bird cage.
    Hope you are well.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  8. This is gorgeous Jo, well worth the time spent creating it. You have arranged your flowers beautifully and the added bird cage and foliage are a great finishing touch. I often have days like yours and spend ages moving things around on my card base, adding elements and taking them away. That's why I'm always chasing my tail to catch up I think!

  9. I really like this one, looks almost needle worky if you know what I mean. Beautiful

  10. This is beautiful Jo, I like the bird cage and the flowers
    Kevin xx

  11. beautiful work Jo - so very pretty xx

  12. Love , love this card. The shabby look is so me at the moment too. Super colours and lots of embellishments and layers. Internet playing up at the moment so typing as fast as I can before I loose it again. Hugs Mrs A.

  13. Jo I have done that aswell so you're not alone my dear it's so annoying isn't it (grrrrrrr)love this so pretty kettles on!!

  14. I love this pretty card, the flowers are beautiful.
    Jean x

  15. wow love the flowers! Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Good luck.
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  16. STUNNING, absolutely beautiful, I love it.
    Patricia x

  17. Gorgeous shabby chic card, love the birdcage and flowers with the fantastic papers

  18. Gorgeous and beautiful card Jo
    Dianne xx :)

  19. Beautiful! Love all those gorgeous flowers! xxx

  20. WOW, Jo!! This is gorgeous. Love the color combo and your choice of flowers. Magnificent!

  21. Wow! this is so gorgeous Jo! LOVE those flowers and the pretty papers and embellishments are perfect… it has a wonderful vintage shabby chic feel to it!
    Oh I thought it was just me who cuts through my magnetic shims! I'm doing it all the time… it's when I've got my mind on other things… put the die wrong way up. Must have done it about 10 times since I got the machine. I buy the packs of three magnetic shims now as it's bit cheaper!! Lol
    Have a good week
    Love and hugs, Sue B xx

  22. Hi Jo,
    what a super and stunning creation.
    I love every thing about this wonderful design.
    I cut through my magnetic shim also, and stuck it back together with sellotape, and it works fine.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  23. This is stunning Jo! Love the layers, the details and the flowers you used are just yummy! I've been having issues with being able to stamp this year myself.
    I persuaded my lovely OH that I really needed a MISTI for my birthday. I've only been using it for a week and now I don't think I could give it up lol. I love it!! I've done so much stamping and perfect stamping at that and no pain in my hands after which is such a bonus. I don't mean to enable but I really do recommend if your hands are hurting Karen xx


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