Thursday 9 October 2014

Shabby Chic Umbrella Birthday Girl (The Greeting Farm image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

I haven't created a card with this image from The Greeting Farm for a long time so thought now Autumn challenges were about, this little girl with her umbrella is perfect for this time of year. 

I have been raiding any old clothes for zippers at the moment and this is the first time I've used one but I like it. I tore the paper so it kind of (hopefully hehe) looks like the zip goes up and down. I have used pearls and flourishes from Flourish with a Bling. Can you see the little kitty cat under the sentiment, isn't he sweet, I bought him at a craft show.

(my first card created with this image - the tree, leaves, cloud, raindrops and toadstools are all from Flourish with a Bling)

We have brand new flowers in a rainbow of colours at Flourish with a Bling and to celebrate we are selling them at only $2 a pack (rrp $3) for this month only. Click on our name to go to our online store and check out all of our gorgeous products.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
AllSorts - Autumn
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes with a sentiment
Bunny Zoe - Animals (cat) 
Crafting by Designs (monthly challenge) - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes 
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper -  Anything goes with patterned paper
Crafty Little Fairies - Use only 1 designer paper
Creatalicious - Flower power
Digitally Sweet - Lots of flowers
Fab N Funky - Anything goes with ribbon
Fairytale Stampers - Flowers/ribbon
Great Impressions - Autumnal Elegance
Loves Rubberstamps - Anything goes 
Milk Coffee - Lots of layers
My Craft Creations - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes 
One Stitch at a Time - Orange
Open-Minded Crafting Fun - Fall/Autumn
The Paper Shelter - Shabby Chic
Pile it on - Autumn
Quirky Crafts -  Autumn related (umbrella/rain) 
Ribbon Girl - Glitz and Dazzle plus ribbon 
Scrapper's Delight -  Anything goes or monochrome
Sentimental Sundays - Bling it up plus sentiment
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - Falling in love with ... muted colours and zippers
Sister Act - Anything goes
Splendid Stamping with TGF - Anything goes
Sweet Pea Stampers - Tear it to pieces
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Zuri Artsy Craftsy - Anything goes

I love that you've dropped by, thanks so much,

XOX Lucy


  1. Cute as always Lucy, I love the sleeping kitten and the zip effect, WOW!, thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight

  2. Wow, these are great cards! Thank you so much for sharing your cards at Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

  3. A beautiful card.
    Very nice colors and details.
    The idea with the zipper is great
    Thank for joiningus at Fairytale Stampers.
    Hugs Manu

  4. Wow.. this is fANTASTIC!! I LOVE how you used the zipper.. Love it!! Perfect placement!! Wow!! Now I have to go see if I can find some zippers too!! LOL!! LOVE the lace behind the tear too!! Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  5. Hi, Lucy! So many things I love about this card! My favourite is the little kitty - that is so sweet! I didn't see it at first glance so I'm glad you mentioned it! What a fantastic idea for the old zipper! I'll have a look around for old zippers too! I like that you showed your previous project - that one is awesome too! Always a pleasure to visit your blog!

  6. The faux zipper is a great starting focus for this very cute card.
    Thank you for posting your beautiful art with us this week during our 153rd challenge at Word Art Wednesday. We're looking for a Guest Designer for the Month of November. Please include the letters GDT after your name if you are interested. Carole Robb Bisson

  7. Love them both, but I really love how you used that zipper! Super creative and fun!! Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  8. Hi Lucy, two of your three entries were in moderation, but I messed up last night when trying to fix things and I put the next challenge linky on the wrong post - and your cards are sat in Sunday's challenge in error, totally my fault. I won't approve them there, please could you come and add them again? I need it tested to see if I have fixed it today, and I can't test it myself.


    Cazzy x

  9. Pretty card! Great use of the zipper. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet.

  10. Such a pretty card, the zip is a great idea and love the lace under it, beautiful flowers. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges !

  11. gorgeous card and love the image -we needed our brolly today-pity it was left at home lol-brilliant idea with the zipper and lace behind -always cut button of f old clothes never thought about zippers!
    Carol x

  12. Your card is super cute. Love the beautiful image. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  13. Another fabulous card! And more amazing coloring--this gal is beautiful, too! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions again! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  14. A beautiful card love the colours Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  15. Gorgeous card, Lucy. Great colouring, and that zip looks fabulous...methinks I may have to raid my wardrobe very soon!!

    Thank you for entering our challenge at Crafty Little Fairies, and good luck in the draw. We would also love you to join us again in future challenges.

    Jennifer. x

  16. Thank you for sharing this lovely card with us at OSAAT this week. Love the zip. Good Luck. Christine DT member

  17. Great card Lucy, I so want to get some of the zippers it looks great. Thanks for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. Julie DT

  18. Love both cards. Your card design is wonderfully creative, love your embellents and attention to detail!

  19. Very cute. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. PennyRae DT

  20. OMGoodness! This is beautiful and your little resin kitten is the absolute cutest! I LOVE it! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! We hope you play along with us again soon!

  21. Hey Lucy, what a gorgeous card and I love the zip effect! Just to let you know I'm back in blogland and this is my new blog:
    Hope you'll visit sometime. See you soon!
    Amelia xx

  22. How fabulous, love the first one and the details are gorgeous xx thank you for joining our current challenge over at
    Sandie (Aud Sentiments DT)

  23. Great job with all the embellishments and the upcycling of your zipper. Thanks for joining us at Zuri Artsy Crafty Challenge.

  24. She is adorable and I love both of these cards. The details are fabulous especially the little cat and the use of the zip. Thank you for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays x

  25. Wonderful creation, beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}
    {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

  26. Both cards are amazing! Thank you for participating with us over at Open-Minded Crafting FUN. Please feel free to come back with each challenge, we would love to have you. Melanie, DT

  27. Great cards Lucy, your colouring in is fab. Adding the zip is a cool touch. Thanks for joining us at LCC.
    Lorry :o) xx

  28. Another beautiful card! I love that faux zipper! What a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Great Impressions!

  29. What a pretty card love the colours.. Thank you for entering our Challenge at Scrappers Delights..Christine DT :)x

  30. She is so adorable, I love the zipper and the fabulous card design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  31. I love the lace peeping behind the zip. A lovely element. Well designed card. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  32. What a great card.
    Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter blog.
    Hugs, Marianne

  33. CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!!
    Thanks for joining us last week at PIO! Hope you will join us again soon!
    Have a GREAT day!

  34. Very sweet card - love it :) Thanks for joining our challenge at Scrapper's Delights this week. Hope to see you soon again! Good luck!

    ~ Anne Lise ~

  35. Oh this os so cute Lucy. Love the design with the zipper. lace, flowers and beautiful colouring. Thanks for playing at Zuri Craftsy Artsy and good luck. Hope to see you back next month for a new challenge. Bettina Zuri Craftsy Artsy DT Member xx

  36. WOWWIE Lucy!! This is FABULOUS!!! I love everything about this card:) Such a cute image in both creations:) Great tasks on adding zipper...I gonna have to try this sometime--LOL. Beautiful variety of flowers!! So glad you joined in the flower power fun at Creatalicious--Best of luck!!


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