Monday, September 12, 2011

The Shabby Tea Room #79!

 Hi sweet friends and welcome to The Shabby Tea Room's 79th challenge!  It's a bittersweet day -- this is the final challenge in this current term with a couple of our sweet and Shabby Girlies and I'm sad to see them go.  With change brings opportunities for new fun, so next week we'll have two brand new shabbies to join in on our weekly fun ... stay tuned!!

Danielle is our host this week and has provided this gorgeous photo for inspiration ...

 ... and asks that we create a card or project with a MASCULINE theme!

Oh my shabby goodness ... masculine makes me nervous!  There would be no Prima flowers, no glitter, no doilies, no lace ... and heaven forbid ... no pink!  I used this pretty Very Cherry Frame from our sponsor this week in the Tea Room, Heart Song Designs.  I colored the cherries, flowers, leaves and berries using the colors from the inspiration photo.  It's looking pretty masculine, don't you think??!!??

 My brother in law who lives in Florida is celebrating his birthday next week, so I'm going to drop this in the mail for him!  Perfect :)  The sentiment stamping on this card was made using WMS Holiday Labels No. 14 and Afternoon Tea stamp sets.  The shabby and beautiful patterned paper is Time Worn from SU!

Be sure to check out the Shabby Girls' individual blogs to be inspired by their masculine creations:

Charlene Cundy - Expresstions of Me!

Danielle Greenwood
- Au Clair de La Lune

Melissa Bove - Creating From the Heart

Pattie Goldman
- The Pampered Paper Patch

Sheri Holt
- My Sheri Card

... and then we hope you can join us for our Masculine theme challenge this week!
Thanks for peeking in today ... have a wonderful stampy day!


Challenges for this card:

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #64 - sketch (turned sideways)
Fussy and Fancy 1,000 followers - celebration
Flourishes Colors of Fall - cedar, emberglow, bamboo, nougat, quarry, coffee liqueur


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Audrey Pettit said...

Cute, cute, Debbie! You did an awesome job with the masculine challenge. Love that stamped frame. You did a great job with the coloring. Love the little clip up at the top, too. :)

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Pretty card, Debbie, and I love how you turned the sketch on the side. That little clip is a great take on the sketch, too!

Patty O'Malley said...

So cute! You did a great job making it masculine. Love the clip accent.

Stacy Morgan said...

Festive fall birthday card. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Fall Fashion challenge.

Cathy Weber said...

This is a beautifully designed card, love the bright colors which makes it really have a more masculine feel. Love the little sentiment clipped to the top of the card.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Awesome Debbie! Love how you flipped the sketch to really put your personal mark on this great project. Thanks for playing along with the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge this week.

Kelly S. said...

So pretty, Debbie! I love the way you colored the fruit and angled the branch around your circle!

Deborah Frings said...

Great card - lots of lovely details!

JJ Bolton said...

Love the blue/red combo! That cherry frame inside the scalloped circle is darling!

Sheryl said...

Hi Debbie! This is such a great birthday card! I'm sure that your brother in law will love it!
Great job with die cutting around your stamped image! I love how you added the clip too!
Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy for our 1000 followers CELEBRATION!
Hugs, Sheryl

ChristineCreations said...

What a pretty little spray of flowers and fruits! Lovely!