I care

Been busy with some dt assignments this week, thus the absence.
Now I'm just popping in here quickly to share a card that was published in the April CARDS.
A sweet story behind this card -

I had been wanting the Crate 'Restoration' line so badly, but my wholesaler wasn't able to get it for a long time as it was sold out (in October!). Then one day I got a surprise package in the mail from sweet Theresa, filled with lovely trimmings, bobbles, and, a 6x6 'Restoration' pad!! I was so excited and so grateful! :)

Instructions: Go shabby.

Haha, how about these instructions lately? Shabby cards, to me, are always just putting a lot of lovely bits together and somehow making it not look too overwhelmed.

Anywho, thanks for stopping in today, and have an beautiful Sunday! (hopefully it's sunny where you are - we've got rain and cloudy skies, after a gorgeous yesterday)

Card recipe
Cardstock: LSS
Patterned paper: Crate "Restoration"
Stamp: Hero Arts "Thinking of You messages"
Ink: Distress Ink
Ribbon: Seam binding 'Aqua' HERE
Flowers: bloomer by Websters Pages, mulberry flower by Michaels (Remembrance)
Half pearls: Michaels (Remembrance)
Other: Doily available HERE, thread

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors


  1. Such a cute card Claire - I love your shabby layering, and the banner sentiment is really sweet ;)
    The instructions are perfect. So easy to follow, hehe! Hugs, Ruth S

  2. Hi Clare! This is so beautiful! Love all the details you've added! Wish it were sunny here. We woke up to gray skies and only 33 degrees. Wish Mother Nature would look at the calendar! I try not to complain too much though, after seeing the devastation in the south. Have a good Sunday!

  3. Clare bear this is stunning!! Wow wow wow!! I LOVE the paper!!

  4. What a beauty! GORGEOUS papers & layering!

  5. Beautiful paper, beautiful lace, awesome details. I especially love the instructions! Have a great day!

  6. Clare ~ I am SO impressed with this card. Love the PP... it really is stunning and all your wonderful embellishments finish it so well. No wonder it made CARDS

  7. Gorgeous card Clare! I hope things are going well for you!! Miss you!

  8. Really pretty, so love the shape of that butterfly and the ribbon trim is perfect!

  9. absolutely gorgeous! love love the details and design! YUM! =)


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