Saturday, January 8, 2011

~ Thinking of You ~ friendship card

Thank you dears for your kind words on the yester-eve... I am excited with you for the coming days. Life has been rushing at a too-hurried pace, and I need to stop and catch a breath once in a while... like tonight. Before bed.

I've {painfully} resolved to improve my photography this year... mostly because I hate to irk you with terrible photos. But... where to start? The more I mess with them, the worse they look! ah well.

Creating with pretty doilies, and sweet Melissa Frances paper.

and a glittered sparrow from an etsy purchase... a card for a dear friend who's living far, far away in America... miss her!

I'm in love with glitter hearts - handcut. No other way but this one for me: snip and trim. A chipboard swirl, buttons, vintage trim, scrunched seam binding which I finally caved in and got... and other little bits and bobs. Love the tags too.

 (see what I mean? Horrid photo...)

An extra-large card for an extra-special friend... from me and my sisters.
And, with the bitty scraps, I pulled out a Maya Road envelope and ...

Just big enough to hold a bitty glassine bag filled with goodies...


And, lastly, with my lack of photography skills hanging over my head... I created a treasury on etsy with the sweetest colors and photos.... check it out here.

see you then!
~ Vi


  1. wow!!! Just beautiful!!! Hugs Juls

  2. I love everything MF and your projects just blew me away.... Love it!

  3. Gorgeous card and envelope! Your friend is very lucky to receive this.

  4. These are simply precious - love all the glitter and that vintage trim is so fabulous!

  5. Oh Viola my dear. Your photos are perfect. I would not say that to you if they were not. I think your cards are beautiful. I LOVE all the pretty shabby details from the lace to the pretty new Seam Binding you bought. :)

  6. Hey, Viola! Everything looks lovely!! Even your photos!!! (Give yourself a break--I'd hate to know what you think about mine!!) Glad you got your hands on some seam binding--got my notice that mine was shipped today--2 creme and 8 other colors!! Can't wait!! Have a good day--I'm off to bed--up in the wee hours tonight!

  7. Such splendid cards! So beautiful!

  8. Such beautiful creations Viola, your friend is very lucky to be receiving such a wonderful card and gift.

  9. Viola, I wanted to let you know that I've just sent you a Sylish Blog Award on my blog
    I love your shabby chic style and the layers of texture and vintage detail you add to each creation.
    Hugs, Kim

  10. Hi Viola!!
    Wow! Another masterpiece...your card and envelope are so shabby and beautiful!!! Love them!

  11. Your blog is great! I added you to my Google Reader for sure!!! :-)

  12. I have discovered your lovely shabby blog...and have fallen in love! Always enjoy finding others with the same tastes. Will be back to visit! Cherry

  13. Viola it is me again do you do blog header designs?? email me if you do or post to my blog. thanks, cherry

  14. Wow Viola! You never fail to impress me with your cards! Saw the tags you made for Jo when i went to her house! AMAZING! Hope you are having an awesome 2011 and thanks for the well wishes.:D

  15. Totally love the cards! (The doily looks familiar!)
    And seriously, I think your photography is excellent already! :)

  16. Hi Viola
    I just couldnt leave comments the normal way ! I have no idea why ! but found another way now !
    Wishing you a very exciting year in crafting adventures ahead ! Sounds fun so far !
    Beautiful creations as always !


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