Friday, 15 July 2011

Very Pintresting

This week's dare over at Daring Cardmakers is certainly a fun one - Nat has set this week's, which is all about PINTREST.
As the title suggests we're looking to Pintrest for some inspiration!

We want to spread some Pinterest love this week - because the joy of Pinterest is discovering new sources of inspiration!

So the dare this week is to create a card using a "pin" for inspiration.

We want to see what inspired your creation so make sure you include the original "pin" (ideally using the handy Embed feature that appears to the right of the image on Pinterest) alongside your card project in your blog post.

If you're not a member of Pinterest you can still play along - you can either browse/search Pinterest for inspiration and still embed the "pin" in your blog post or simply share whatever pic you have used as inspiration for your card. Either way please remember to give credit where credit's due.

...and this is my inspiration pic....

 From Retail Inspiration by Mimi Kriele

I absolutely fell in love with the picture, it's beautiful! I love the colours, shabby decs and  the white wood. What's not to love?! If you've never been on Pintrest, please do go and have a look there are so many amazing images and photos, you will be there for hours :)

So as you can see, I took my inspiration from the clocks, black, brown and, book pages, crown and hints of lilac. Loved making the shabby page border along the bottom of the card, made by cutting strips of paper, layering and then sanding, inking and tearing (yep, my fave things)
The clocks and crown are digi stamps, printed onto textured card and inked and the white wash paper is a current fave, which I've stamped some shabby text on.
All finished with some flowers, pin and a seam binding bow which I've inked up too.


Simon Says Stamp and Show -Stitching
Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes

Large clock, book print and white wash paper, Two Peas In A Bucket - 'Collage Kit'
Small clock,
My Grafico - 'Steampunk' digi stamps
Crown,  Jessica Sprague - Echo Park 'Be Mine'
Kraft card
Lilac paper, from Basic Grey 'Kioshi' range
Shabby text stamp, Pink Paislee 'Butterly Garden'
Flowers, Wild Orchid
Pin, Making Memories 'Wedding' collection
Pearl, Basic Grey
Seam binding
Chalk inks


  1. A fabulously inspired card!

    Love Lynda xxx

  2. I can see why you loved the photo so much, it's full of wonderful inspiration and the card you've made is just wonderful too.

  3. Oooh I love it Fran, all that vintage chic - it's simply delicious!

  4. Wow what an absolutely stunning card - I just adore that photo and the colours are so lovely. Your interpretation is perfect.

  5. Hello! I am totally in love with your shabby chic card. I can really see where you got your inspiration for the card from the beautiful picture and color scheme nailed it! Love all the elements of your card...the soft pastel flowers, the crown, the clocks. And your seam binding bow with the stick pin and pearl center is lovely. Thanks so much for sharing your beautifully done card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  6. Wow, this is really stunning. I love your inspiration and do not go onto pininterest if I can help it, cos I get sucked in and don't get to my desk to create...

  7. Very, very pretty!!
    Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

  8. So pretty! Love the shades of this and the design. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

  9. Ooh, beautiful card. Love the soft colours and pretty details especially the torn strips along the bottom. x

  10. Oh wow stunning card Fran, so shabby and so pretty. I love how it's so clear to see where your inspiration came from :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  11. Fran, I love the shabby and vintage look. Soooo stunning! Wish to have a room from your pin :0)

    Zuz. x x

  12. Absolutely stunning, I love your shabby chic card and those soft muted colours x

  13. hello, your card is stunning have incredible style...