Monday, June 6, 2011

~ Sky and Peony ~ Crafty Secrets June cards and the Shabby Tea Room challenge


happy June!

it must be summer where you are. Here in the tropics, it's RAINING and FLOODING. gracious. I'm making a wish for the sun to come out.

More goodies from Crafty Secrets, and the last bit of one of my favorite trims. I am going to have to get some more pretty soon.....

I got the ribbons and posies from a little dinky shop in a poky old shopping mall. You never know where you'll find the best treasures!

Today I also have a card for The Shabby Tea Room. Our challenge this week is embossing.


I embossed both the cream and kraft cardstock, and used inks to bring out the embossing. My FIRST time embossing and I love it. However I will not use the embossing plates too much as they were borrowed from a friend and it would be dreadful if I spoiled them! and peony ribbons from MemrieMare.

 here's to a happy week............ and wishes for better weather. More sun = better photos, right? I wish.

~ vi


  1. Totally beautiful Viola :) your cards always cheer me up :) have a lovely day :)

  2. Beautiful...and the seam binding bow is gorgeous!!!

  3. Thank you for sharing, these are beautiful. Kindest regards kendell

  4. Totally precious embossed card, Viola! I told you that you've love embossing!!! So soft, sweet and shabby ... we're so lucky to have you designing with the Shabby Girls all this month! Looking forward to all your lovely designs to come :)

  5. oh my - so lovely! Viloa - is the first card layered on patterned paper? or something from Crafty secrets. you are talented !

  6. beautiful work Viola!lovely!you must be a busy bee! your work is everywhere! Congrats!

  7. "Saying a prayer ..." is beautiful! Love the flowers, the star, all the papers and lovely lace and ribbon! The "Dear Friend" card is darling as well. The scattered flowers and multi-colors of crinkle ribbon, all tied together, look sooo good! By the way, I don't think if you made 1,000 passes with an embossing plate or folder (metal or plastic) that it'd wear out! You're the sweetest! :)

  8. Doing a little visiting on the way home from vacation and wanted to say hello! Looks like you are doing well! Love these pretty cards!

  9. Patty O'MalleyJune 7, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    So beautiful, Vio! Love the vintage images.

  10. Beautiful cards Viola! I love the little flowers on the first card! Wishing you sunny days ahead! :) Hope you have a great day!


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