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Friday, 11 May 2012

A garden full of mannequins.................

Evening everyone......and what a beautiful evening it is too, for a change. Welcome to my new followers and thanks so much for popping by to see what I've been up to.
I would like to say a huge 'Thank You' to Mimi Dibble and her blog, for featuring me and my last can find the article on Mimi's blog
Well, what a really busy week it's been in my little craft room, 45 cards made so far. Lots of 'batch' cards and a special order for a new customer, which I'm showing you now.  This customer phoned one day, after receiving one of my cards and asked for a special card to be made for a female aquaintance for her 50th birthday.......He gave me a few 'themes' to choose from ...... shoes (she has over 200 pairs apparently), handbags, at least 40, cupcakes etc etc....the list was looooonnnnnng. This lady also has a garden full of mannequins, (!) soooooo here is what I came up with........

I started with an 8" x 8" scalloped card, which a swiped over in 3 directions with Tattered Rose distress inkpad.
I then stamped and heat embossed the background and edges (used loads of embossing powder-Cosmic Shimmer, of course).
The mannequin stamps are from Creative Expressions too (who else?  I love their products! )

 Here is a close-up of one of the embossed corners .
The ribbon is my lovely metallic wired stuff, but it's
running low....eeeeek!
Freshwater pearls are from my jewellery stash.
I decided not to put number 50 on, as it would spoil the 'shabby chic' effect.  I haven't even put Happy Birthday, as I couldn't find a spare inch.... haha

Well, what do you think?    Please leave a comment, I love reading them xxx 

It's Alan's birthday tomorrow so I might be late posting tomorrow night, until then......x

I'm entering this card in the 'DECOUPAGE' challenge at


  1. Loving this new shabby chic style from you Barbara. Gorgeous card xx

  2. AWESOME!!!!! I love this very much and that is a set of stamps that I need to get for myself. I love that ribbon and those pearls are gorgeous.

    Linda xxx

  3. This is such a gorgeous card,love the

  4. The ribbon and pearl detail in the corner is amazing - love it

  5. wow this is stunning love it also really love the sentiment hugs linda x

  6. For one who said she didn't like shabby chic, thought it always looked dirty. You are doing a grand job. xxxxx

  7. Another lovely pink and gold combination! I'm sure your customer and the recipient will be delighted! x

  8. Lovely, lovely, lovely card I am sure she will love it Barbara .
    Eileen xx

  9. Barbara this is STUNNING what a beautiful creation well done Hugs Elaine

  10. WOW! This is amazingly beautiful, the colours and the images are fab and the pearls and scrunched ribbon are the perfect finishing touches, REALLY REALLY love it
    Lindsay xx

  11. this is beautiful! x
    I love it x

  12. OMG hun this is amazing... LOOOOOVVEEEE it xoxox and BIIIIGGG HUGS ;-) xxxx

  13. What a beautiful card, just love the colours, the whole thing is just so pretty.
    Shirley xx

  14. What a beautiful card I love all the different textures xx