May 26, 2016

Shabby Chic - Lilac and Lemon

Hi Everybody,

Today I have a video on YouTube for you to see how this card was put together. The list of supplies is at the bottom of the page but I also used some dried flowers that smell lovely and add a really special touch to the card

The video is titled  Shabby Chic - Lilac and Lemon   and I hope it gives you some ideas of how you might like to make your own cards in this style.  I have added lots of "Frippery" to this design and used a really pale lemon teamed with the lilac.

Painting the flowers adds to the vintage look and you can use paint or Gesso to get the whiteness onto them with a paint brush. 

The flowers/Lace/Cameo are all from Wild Orchid Crafts and they have some wonderful products for you to view.  

New Web Page

Over on my website I have created a special page that I will add all these Shabby Chic videos to as I go along so that they can all be accessed in one place whenever you need to browse. 
At the moment there are two but as each card is made and filmed it will be added to the page.

It will be permanently in the NavBar on the left of each website page and  the individual photographs on that page are clickable links. Click and open them to go directly to my You Tube channel with the tutorials.
It is titled Shabby Chic 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina. Absolutely fabulous love this card I think it is my favourite yet and I have loved all your cards but this really is special of to watch the video.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Christina

    I love shabby chic and your choice of lemon and lilac is so pretty. Thank you for sharing


    June x

  3. Absolutely gorgeous card Christina


  4. Beautiful shabby card Christina, )

  5. Beautiful,colourful. Thanks for the video

  6. stunning Christina. i love this look. hugs.xx

  7. Shabby Chic! Always my favorite and I also always enjoy your videos. I really like that you complete what you are creating so we get to see your process. Even in fast modde, your videos allow us to watch the entire process rather than you coming back with a created card. I love watching and learning. Beautiful!
    Sandra Smith

  8. Morning Christina,
    I watched the video first today for a change. It's stunning! I keep wanting to have a try at shabby chic and keep telling myself I won't be able to do it so don't even bother trying. I'm going to go through some of my stash that I usually leave in the box and see if there's anything I can 'practise' with lol. I do live the grateful lattice die and it's edging up closer to the top of my Spellbinders wish list :)I'm trying to be good though and getting househild 'stuff' that I need before getting anymore craft stash...then I want to get a pile of useful boxes for storage and sort out the mess that's my craft room before I buy too much more - it would be nice to have a place for everything lol.
    Bejay xx

  9. Hi Christina
    The card is so pretty and love lilac and lemon together - will have to try that combination. Will be watching the video later. Thanks for all you do for us
    Love & best wishrs
    Jenny C xxx

  10. You're so clever Christina. This is stunning.
    Love Val in Spain x

  11. I love Shabby Chic and this card is just amazing, I love all the bits and bobs you have added, makes to the finished product...stunning...luv Ursula xx

  12. Wow, what a beautiful shabby chic style card - I just love it.
    Many thanks,
    Sue Mac

  13. I just watched the video and this card is so beautiful
    well done Christina

  14. Hi Christina. Wow, this is one of your best. The colour's are just right.And just love the composistion of the whole card. Will have to try your colour combination!! Off to watch the video. Have a great day. Jan. xx

  15. Stunning Shabby Chic design, love the layers and beautiful flowers.
    Linda xxx

  16. Another beauty, love shabby chic and these colours.....WOW

  17. Absolutely stunning! Fabulous colors, textures and dimension!
    Sherrie K

  18. Very pretty card, lots to look at in this card. I am off to see how it is put together and check my stash for something similar. Dianne Crowe

  19. Loved the video, thank you for sharing your ideas with us crafters. Your card is beautiful, your composition is great and the colors are magnificent!

  20. Fabulous shabby chic card, love the colours and stunning design. Hugs Jennifer xx

  21. This is so beautiful, put together so elegantly I love these shabby chic cards, they are cards to treasure forever.
    Kind regards Anne Owens xxx

  22. Wonderful!
    Love your shabby chic cards, Christina;
    The soft colours, the beautiful laces and flowers, and all the rest of your embellishments. Just gorgeous!

  23. Lovely card! I really love that lace and how you used it to peek out from behind the cameo piece and then as a border.


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