Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Let's Have Tea

Hi Everyone,
Antoinette here...your Frugal Grannie.
  I have been Blog hopping and found this fun and esquisite 'The Shabby Tea Room' weekly challenge. 
This week they are giving you a picture for color inspiration as shown here adding flowers and a tea theme.  It's the first time I try this type of challenge.  I love the shabby chic look of this setting so decided to join in for Tea as I am resting.  I put my creative heart to work.  I have been physically down this past weekend and now week but still try to sneak in a short playtime in my craftroom while screnging and screeching at moments trying to the  manage pain, discomfort and overcome by filling my heart with positive thoughts and creativity.
I used Martha Stewart-Vintage Doilie handheld die to fancy cut the edges. Spellbinder die to cut the shape once I used Hero Arts stamp/Tea Time Silhoutte. The pretty Tea TIME stamp is by Hot Off the Press. I used Ranger Distress Crackle paint/color Picket Fence on the white card stock edges. The pattern paper is K & Company which I distressed using my new found love distressing solution--white shoe polish. The flower under the white button is the Spellbinders Poinsettia die.
This card was created with the inspiration from 'The Shabby Tea Room' _Challenge #169_Lets Have Tea and It was also made with thoughtful loving care for a friend they brought to mind that I miss. I know she loves tea so I am going to be mailing it to her.
I also have to share...this Shabby Chic style came up at the right time. My Birthday is this Saturday and I am happy to say this Grannie is going to be the big 60 years old...and going to add to my repartee  Shabby Chic to describe this Frugal Grannie.  To top it off during my Blog Hopping and finding the Card Mania Blog they gave the definition of Shabby Chic from  Wikipedia - worn or bleached out pastel colours (white, light pink, sky blue, ecru, light grey, etc), anything with roses in the design, lace, pearls, basically anything that gives the feeling of antique, feminine and romantic.  And I have to say  I have bleached hair, wear those colors, love lace and pearls and according to my children I do give the feeling of antique...haaaaa as well as being told I am very feminine and a romantic. LOL.
Submitting this card to the following Challenges: 
I hope you enjoyed walking with me in this fun challenge.  What brings me a smile as...I type this is it really was to help overcome the challenge of my horrific pain.  I finally got updated medication Monday night from my Neurologist to calm the pain.
Until next time this Frugal Grannie is out.


Jan Ltc said...

Beautiful card thanks for joining us at WD xx Jan

Betty said...

A lovely card so pretty. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week and Good Luck

Marybeth said...

First off I am very sorry your are in so much pain.Second I hope you have a blessed Birthday and pain free.
Your card is beautiful , love the the Martha Stewart stamp. The pearls you added make this very shabby chic! Great job ,glad you found some joy in crafting.
God Bless!

Daisychain said...

Thank you for joining us this week at Whoopsi Daisy with such a lovely card. Hope to see you next week. Hugs Christine x

Karen C said...

Very pretty! Thank you for playing with us at Whoopsi Daisy! Best of luck in the draw!
Karen C

Maria said...

Very pretty card! Love the image of little girl with tea set and cat on chair! Great choice of paper, border and button, too! Am now a new follower!:-)

Jill Norwood said...

Oh Antoinette! This is so sweet! I am so sorry to hear that you are in pain! I hope it is better this evening? And Happy 60th Birthday to you my dear! Thanks for joining my blog "Greenwood Girl Cards" - you are so sweet! I joined your blog and am following you on Pinterest too! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards!
:) Jill