Friday, July 16, 2010

Paper Crafts Magazine Presents: A Card Style Mystery Blog Hop

I'm so excited to be a part of the Card Style Mystery Blog Hop!




When I was first asked if I wanted to work on several shabby and vintage cards for the book, I was thrilled! Hello, creating shabby cards is my favorite thing to do. I spent some time looking through my favorite galleries and thinking about all of the elements I'd want to include in my card. The only challenge I faced, was narrowing it down. (Yeah, I had enough ideas to do a whole book!)

I love all things soft, worn, pastel-y ( I know, not a word), glittery, flowery and vintage. This is why I love the shabby style so much. And I love that it's such a hot trend in papercrafting right now.

So, the purpose of today's blog hop is twofold. You get more inspiration and you get the chance to win an awesome prize package.

First for the inspiration:




Kraft and cream are my favorite shabby/vintage colors. I added some Prima paper, a MME tag, Melissa Frances heart, and Jenni Bowlin die cut paper. I painted the MM frame and added glitter to it. The pin, button and trim are all vintage.

So, where can you get this awesome book? Right HERE.

And you know there has to be a prize package included in this blog hop.
Be sure to check out the Moxie Fab World Blog as well as the Paper Crafts Blog to see a peek of what you are trying to win!

Now, it's time for you to leave me. But don't be sad, because I'm sending you to one of my most favorite scrappy friends. I'm sure you'll love her card and her post will leave you smiling!

But, before you go, leave a comment for a chance to win. Let me know what your favorite 'shabby/vintage' supply is. And comment on the other 17 designers' blogs as well as PC and MFW blogs for a total of 20 chances! (All comments must be posted by Sunday, July 18. Winners will be announced on both the Moxie Fab World and Paper Crafts Connection blogs on Tuesday, July 20.)


Thanks for stopping by! Now head on over to THE NEXT MYSTERY BLOGGER!

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Cammie said...

I can't seem to make a shabby chic/vintage card without my Antique Linen Distress Ink.

Tejal said...

I love the look of the card..I somehow cannot make a vintage card..just not me perhaps! looking forward to more card fun..
Tejal

tape said...

Gorgeous card! I love vintage-y hat pins.

Terri E. said...

Love all of the glittery layers.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Isha said...

Love your Shabby card, its chic for sure. I dont see myself as this card type but would def. want to try...looks so difficult to make.I hope I can create one soon.A challenge for me.

Lindsay said...

Love this card and I also adore Shabby/Vintage!

Marti said...

Your card is fabulous! It would definitely make me feel like Queen for a Day!

Karen said...

just lovely....

Kate Anne said...

I've always looked to you for Vintage/Shabby Chic cards, cos I can never pull it off! lol... Need to try much harder..

Karen said...

I struggle to make a shabby/vintage card, but I love the ribbons and lace I see on them.

Julie Cameron said...

I am a fun and cute girl so I just can't do shabby but you rock those cards girl!

theCook said...

I don't really have any favorite shabby/vintage supply, since I don't make shabby cards. However, I do use lace...

Kimmie said...

I love your card. I cant pull it off but love to use chipboard

Alyssa B said...

Tim Holts distress inks, they will make anything shabby and aged in a flash

mommyabbytommy said...

fI do not have a favorite vintage supply. :( I find it difficult to create in that genre, although I can truly appreciate the style. I love your card!

Lynne in NI said...

What a sweet card, and so many fabulous details!

Natalie Elphinstone said...

It's seeing a card like this that just confirms to me how much I love the vintage and shabby look. It's totally brilliant!

JOAN said...

lOVE IT!! Great job with the shabby style. XOXO

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! Your card is breathtakingly gorgeous!! Love your style!

My favorite shabby supply right now is using hand dyed seam binding.

Julie at Perfect Paper Shop said...

I recently found a HUGE bag of vintage laces and hand crocheted doilies at an estate sale. The doilies are not in great shape, so I don't mind cutting them up to give them a new life!

Ramona said...

How simply beautiful. Glitter, seam binding, lace, I love it all when it comes to vintage style.

Angie said...

beautiful card, I see your work all the time and its always breathtaking

Jeni Barbas said...

Oh definitely glitter! Love your cards always!!

Alison said...

Lace all the way! SU! just came out with some beautiful lace ribbon. Thanks!

Kelly S. said...

Love your style, your cards always just jump out at me from the pages of PaperCrafts...love the kraft on this one paired with all the sparkle!

debb said...

Fab card- love the style!!!

Erin K said...

This is so fancy! I love the glitter on vintage.

ruth said...

Gorgeous card!!!!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

Kelly said...

Mot of my supplies for cards are in the "used for two little boys' pages" category so not much vintage. I do love to ink edges though with distress inks.... does that count? (; BEAUTIFUL cards on your blog!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

This is absolutely amazing! I love all the wonderful elements and how they fit together for this awesome shabby chic/vintage card!

Lin said...

This hop is really fun - thanks! I love so many things about this style - pearls and lace and ribbon and layers and distressing! Thanks always for your inspiration!

lis mosher said...

I haven't tried vintage cards yet, but I love the lace and ribbon and glitter and buttons...

Lori B said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

Maureen L. said...

what a beautiful card. Shabby is one of the more difficult styles for me, but I have loved all the tips I've seen during this Card Style week. Thanks for sharing!

corinna said...

I love vintage ephemera. Old tickets, pictures, words and images from an old book or card...Yup, love adding 'em to a project.

bellonjm07 said...

Wow! such soft colors and beautiful layering!

Laura.K said...

Lovely card. I love shabby-chic and vintage, but I'm still afraid to try it.

Mary Dawn said...

this is perfection, rich and sumptuous, gorgeous

Jaclyn Miller said...

oh my, I LOVE all that glitter. what a pretty card.

FLEUR de Lo said...

This is a style I have never been able to pull off myself, but you do it beautifully. I always love the airy, lacy ribbons and trims everyone uses.

Theresa said...

Love the look of your card. You rock shabby/chic!

Anika said...

My favorite shabby supply would have to be vintage lace, ribbon and other trims. Love you card!

Erika M. said...

Your card is lovely - Melissa Frances is who I go to for supplies for shabby and vintage!

Ellie A. said...

Oh I am in Awe and as I see I am not along fearing the Shabby Chic. When I try it just one hot mess! But I will not give up! Love your card :)

Lillian Child said...

What a fabulous card, Anabelle! One of the key elements to all of my vintage cardmaking is LACE!

catdidit said...

What gorgeous sparkly goodness! Love it!

BonnieRose said...

fabulous creations.. wow.. You all are so lucky to be getting this publication for free lucky you! xo

Lisa Westphal said...

Simply beautiful! :)

Christina said...

I really struggle with shabby/vintage, but I do like to use distress inks and the occasional bit of lace! Lovely card!

Tiff said...

Your card is GORGEOUS!!!!!

Jessi Fogan said...

I love that button!
My favourite shabby/vintage thingy....touchy-feely things, like crocheted flowers & velvet ribbon.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Jessi

Sue D said...

I am not very good at making shabby vintage cards but when I do I use lace.

scrappin' happy said...

glitter and lace by far are my fav. yours is like a work of art!

Glennis said...

probably using distress inks

Janet L. said...

Great card! I love the colors and details. Such a delicate look.

see mary stamp said...

Thanks for all of the vintage-y inspiration.

Stephanie Smith said...

I just love the crown on your card.

Rae C. said...

I, too, love the shabby chic and you have totally captured the style!

Diane Jaquay said...

My favorite shabby/vintage supply is distress ink!

- - Sheryl - - said...

My fav supply is chip board and lace! I would love to make more - but feel I may not pull it off.

Michellem said...

I LOVE the look of german glass glitter on vintage cards! So pretty!

Betty-Ann said...

Hat pins and lace are my faves!
Have a great weekend!

vegetablog said...

I'm not sure I've technically made a shabby/vintage card, but I think I would probably say some sort of ink to soften edges :)

Michelle said...

My favorite shabby element to use....lace! I love it!!

Ayana Posadas said...

Gorgeous card!
I just love it!

Sandra said...

very cool!
Sandra

Laura Isham said...

Beautiful card. Love all the layers.

Patti Gingrich said...

Fabulously stunning card! I love the Vintage style...wish I could master the art of it. Love the ribbon, lace and pins!

jan said...

Too hard to narrow it down to one, a great shabby card has a little of this and some of that!! Lace, ribbons, distress, glitter, baubles, on and on......:)

Cindy Otto said...

I would have to say that ribbon and crochet lace make a card look vintage/shabby chic. Love your card.

kasia c. said...

WOW!! you do shabby & vintage very well! I love the gold crown with the glittery goodness.

Isabel Z said...

While I love looking at the vintage cards I have yet to make one. You've inspired me though-thank you.

Lea L. said...

This is beautiful!! I love all the glitter, and that crown accent is fabulous!

♥Lea

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I don't make shabby chic well at all but love looking at that type of project. Your card is stunning!

Linda said...

Yipee! I found another blog I love. I absolutely love the shabby/vintage style. Love these blog hops!

Rachel Schumacher said...

Such a pretty card!!

Giovana said...

This is wonderful!! Love it :)

MrsETaylor said...

Anabelle, this is breathtaking. I so love the glimmer and the pins

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

I love looking at shabby chic style, but somehow not good at making them, though. TFS. :)

Melisa Hunter said...

My favourite vintage supply is ribbon. Love your cards!

scalder said...

Welll your card doesn't look too shabby to me (hee, hee). I like vintage better though. My favourite vintage 'tool' is the medallion stamp by SU.

AHadley said...

Lovely card, all the soft colors and glitter are fantastic!

Mini from Mini's Work (Etsy) said...

My favorite shabby chic supply is buttons!

smahrty said...

Shabby/vintage isnt really my style, but your card is beautiful! Not sure where I would go to for supplies, probably rely on distressing inks.

Donna Sue said...

What a beautiful card for the vintage theme! Love the colors.

Stephanie Fiereck said...

Love your cards!

KellyG said...

Beautiful card, great deatails! I love using dollies!

FrancineB said...

I don't have a favorite shabby chic/vintage supply because it's a style I have lots of trouble creating in my cards and scapbook pages. I love your elegant version of it and I envy you for your ability to achieve it. Maybe one of these days I'll "get" it. lol Just for the record, I'm working on doing collage, too.

Barbara DeBose said...

Chic/Vintage is just a style i haven't delved into; it's so intimidating!

clnapier07 said...

I just love your card. It is so beautiful and shabby/vintage for sure. Thank you for sharing this wonderful card with us. Have a great weekend.

Lisa said...

I love your shabby chic style. Great Job!

Kelly Massman said...

Beautiful! Love the rose!

Tracy J said...

Oh my heart....just gorgeous! I love the craft and cream together.

Jenny Ward said...

Your style is lovely! I'd love the opportunity to win some goodies! Thanks for sharing!

catnap said...

I love the mix of textures and shapes, and the overall fun quality that the tension between elegant and shabby creates. Takes real skill to put all these elements together. Bravo!

Jessie said...

Wonderful card! I love to destress my papers.

rudie2shoes said...

My style isn't really shabby chic so I don't really have an opinion regarding it just yet.

Rachel said...

Love your shabby style - I'm hopeless at it myself!

Jenn said...

I'm not much of a shabby chic card marker myself, but I do love the little stick pins

Amanda L. said...

I love Melissa Frances's vintage products the most! And gorgeous card, btw!

marianne-g said...

What a beautiful card.

Kerry said...

I always visit your blog to admire your shabby chic/vintage style! I am in awe, especially since it is soooo not my style. I love your work!

dazey said...

What a gorgeous card. I just haven't been able to put together something that detailed, but it certainly is inspiring!

Keva said...

Beautiful! I cannot get this style down, but you have it mastered...lovely card!

Rachel Hope said...

WOW, vintage, sparkly...Gorgeous!

Tracy said...

oooh, love the cream and kraft, very lovely

Veronica said...

My favorite would have to be all of the lace.

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Lace trim would probably be my favorite shabby/vintage item. Followed closely by stuff like bingo cards, office supplies, etc. Thanks for the chance to win. Alicia E

Janelle said...

love the feminine vintagey look!

paperpapier said...

shabby digi paper

GinaE said...

My favorite vintage element is buttons or distressed look book plates. Tim Holtz is a great enabler. Ha! My style is classic with an unexpected element added to my cards, taylored to the who is getting the card.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is SOOO stunning! You are such an inspiration with your fabby shabby chic style! I love it so much!

Noblekatt said...

OH MY! that card is simply delicious!

Sylvia said...

Wow! I have been to your blog before, but I seem to lose some of the ones I like to keep track of. This is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

Bev J. said...

Love your pretty shabby/chic card-a style I don't do so well. tfs

Tenia Nelson said...

What a gorgeous card!!

JeanFB said...

My absolute favorite style, and you are the queen! Thanks so much for the gorgeous inspiration!

Lisa C. said...

Your card is beautiful! I love using lace for a shabby look.

Tiffani said...

Probably lace. PRetty card!

jaydee said...

Amazing shabby/chic card. love those colors, too.
jaydee

Sara Mac said...

I'm not a shabby/vintage card maker, but I love the look of old lace on those types of cards.

cards by cara said...

Love this!! I enjoy using distress embossing powder to give a vintage-y look.

cardsbycara AT hotmail DOT com

Robin Gibson said...

I would have to say lace. But my distress inks are a given too. I know, that's more than one...but it's So hard to pick just one! THANKS, love your cards and your style! It's my fave!

Robyn W said...

Beautiful Card!

Glenda said...

I have a hard time with shabby vintage but I love my Aged Mahogany Distressing ink. Great card.

Stephanie said...

This such a beautiful card!!
My favorite shabby supplies are hat pins & frilly ribbons :)

LaurieJ said...

Wow, what a lovely card. Love the layers, love the colors, love the glitter!

Heather said...

I lvoe to see the shabby vintage style and I love to try all styles. This is probably the one I do the least though. When I do try shabby vintage I love to use old sewing items my grandmother handed down to me.

mtscrapgal said...

I love to use bits of lace, trim and ribbon when in the shappy chic mode.Inking and distressing are important too.Your card was outstanding. Thanks

Vicki said...

Stunning card.

Jessica Canham said...

Gorgeous card! My fave "shabby" supply is vintage lace. I love the look of it and try not to hoard it!

dropstitchknitter said...

I love the lace embellishments!

Teresa Zuehls said...

I love your beautiful card and I love the shabby chic/vintage look with all the beautiful layers of lace, glitter, ribbon and the soft colors. But for some reason I really haven't tried it. Guess I should pull out my lace and ribbon and try to create a vintage card.

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Shabby Chic is outside my comfort zone, though I think it is beautiful, just like your card. I think I love the ribbons best...they are just so pretty!

Jeryl M said...

I love lots of stuff:) ...seem ti be drawn to the ribbon roses lately

Shannon & Andrea said...

Beautiful card! That vintage flower button is gorgeous!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I like using prima and graphic 45 when I am doing something vintage/shabby.

Anonymous said...

simply gorgeous....love the glitter

Jessica Wekenman said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love every detail! I love the look of shabby/ vintage, even though my style is anything but! I love all the fabulous lace I'm seeing these days! It really adds so much to a card!

Monica Kulenovic said...

This is so gorgeous! Love all the cream. My favorite shabby/vintage supply is Papertrey Ink's Tea Dye Duo ink.

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

Such a pretty card! My favorite shabby chic/vintage supply would have to be ribbon. Got to have lots of ribbon!

Stacy said...

I love my vintage ribbon/lace I found at my local antique mall - LOVE IT!

Kirsten said...

I love the look of old book paper to give something a vintage style...

Cathy said...

I LOVE your card. I'm really not good at this style although I have access to infinite amounts of vintage-y supplies at my local thrift store so I'd really love to try more often....thanks for the inspiration!

Shelly Greybeck said...

Shabby's not necessarily my style 'cause I just can't seem to go there, but your cards are just lovely!

Hollie said...

Wow you sure do know how to vintage it up! Love the card!

jknapp00 said...

The thing I use the most is distress ink. I really like the worn edges, too.

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

I adore your work, Anabelle, and have followed your blog for quite a while now. You inspire me. My favorite shappy chic/vintage element would have to be delicate lace, the kind that looks crocheted. Love that stuff! Thanks for sharing!

carol h said...

My favorite shabby/vintage supply is probably distress ink. Love your cards.

Nicole Maki said...

I'm not so great at shabby either - but seeing your awesome creations (all the way back to Self-Addressed) really inspires me to try it on occasion.

My fave shabby chic tool is my Tim Holtz distressing tool.

Dorothy C. said...

I have to go with ribbon, lace and Antique Linen Distress ink. Your card is beautiful!!

julie.schellin said...

I love 7 Gypsies product for a good vintage look.

Marge said...

I just started to dabble in shabby/vintage myself. I LOVE the wrinkled/crinkled ribbon (bias tape) so much!!!

Brenda Weaver said...

Beautiful! I love the button and the pin together.

Kristin said...

I LOVE hand made pins and glitter, and doilies, and well... all of it! Your a master at shabby!

Pat said...

Beautiful card...my favorite shabby/vintage item would be lace.

Jessica said...

And this would officially be my favorite Anabelle card ever.
*EVER*

Marla said...

Wow, this card would make anybody feel like royalty! I think my favorite shabby/vintage product is either crocheted lace or soft pastel papers.

sheila said...

wow! the layers in this are amazing! and love the gold crown!

Jamie said...

I love your card!!

Yvonne said...

Beautiful card...Wow! I can't make a shabby chic card without ribbon or glitter!

Lela said...

Love! the card. My can't live without product is (are) distress inks by Tim Holtz. I usually use Vintage Photo or Old Paper. Of course vintage lace is one of my faves.

Sally Watkins said...

My favorite shabby chic tool is my paper distress from Heidi Swapp.

Judy said...

WOW, what a card. Would love to be the one on the receiving end of this one.

My Angel said...

beautiful Card!!

Madie Ager-Warner said...

Oh who ever got given this card would be sooo happy! Its just lovely!

Anne said...

Love shabby chic and all the glitter! Beautiful!

Lindy said...

LOVE your card....I'm more of the fun and cute style but would like to try shabby and vintage

Theresa said...

I love your card. I also like light colored cards. I am not great at shabby-chic but I try anyway. I am trying to use up lace that I acquired during my sewing days. Some of it is very vintage.
Theresa in Kitimat

Craftylou said...

I love distress inks and kraft cardstock. I gravitate towards broken china and tumbled glass distress inks. I really love your card. My style is not shabby and vintage - but I admire the style so much

ArlaMo said...

Can't do justice with the Shabby Chic style, but love to look at those who can!

Toni K said...

Love it! Gorgeousness!

JustMargo said...

Love Vintage! The detail in your work is wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I'm always drawn to shabby chic, but have yet to try it myself. I just love how your card looks so soft with just the right touch of sparkle! Leslie

kelly said...

love the monochrome in this beautiful card! thanks!

Rona said...

absolutely beautiful!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow, amazing to see other folks' styles...

Jasmine Luttrell said...

Love your stuff!!! Pretty card. I get alot of inspiration from you. I Love Tim Holtz inks they make everything look vintagey cool.

Dreama said...

Your shabby/vintage style is beautiful. Love the look but don't do much of it myself.

Mandee said...

Love your Shabby & Vintage style card! I too tend to gravitate towards that style and the one item I turn to each and every time is my Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

Ginger Claire said...

I love all the different textures on this card - beautiful

Erica D. said...

I love the card. My favorite supply would be lace ribbon.

LucianaW said...

I love the card and the colors!
Kisses

Rachel said...

I love your shabby chic style, and I agree that you MUST have kraft or cream paper as a base to anything shabby! :)
~Rachel in Sacramento

Tanya said...

Love your card! Love the lace,the colors, just beautiful!

Michele said...

I have a hard time with vintage - this is gorgeous! Love all the sparkle!

Cindy said...

Oh! Love this!! Very nice!

Jess said...

Stunning card!

Jamie said...

I don't really have a favorite shabby vintage supply because that is the hardest thing for me to do. I can't make cards or layouts with that style even though I love it. I know someone who would fall in love with your card right away and probably frame it. :)

Liz said...

Gorgeous project

Jeni said...

Great card! I love all of the bling & the lace.

kimosabescraps said...

well, I love it all but I am in love love love with lace...every style and color..I use it on everything!

Noreen said...

Your card has a vintage romantic look. My favorite vintage items are the vintage graphics, tho I definitely love little metal parts.

Carol said...

My favorite Shabby/Chic supply is vintage looking lace trim.

Carol B

Wendy said...

Just beautiful!,, your work is amazing! Thank you for sharing it all.

narutopenguingirl said...

My favorite supplies are my Tim Holtz visual artistry stampsets :)

C said...

I love the vintage look! TFS - I'm going to scrap-lift this one! :)

Lexi said...

so pretty and dreamlike!

Lillian Child said...

Lace is my "go to" shabby supply addition. Fabulous card creation!

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