Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Shabby Tea Room - GDT - Week #241 "Waiting for Santa"

Hello everyone,

It is my great honor to announce my appearance as a Guest Designer at The Shabby Tea Room this week! The Shabby Tea Room Challenge "Waiting for Santa" is inspired by a photo that I will show you later in the post, but first let me show you the card I create for this Guest Designer appearance:


and here is the inspiration photo:


I did not feel I had to improvise much with my card since the inspiration photo was so gorgeous and of course inspiring, I just went ahead and created a card based on exactly what is in the photo...


I used two different embossing folders to emboss the stockings. The edges were inked with antique linen and the top of each was decorated with pearl and flower ribbons. The strings that are hanging off the stockings were created with satin ribbons embellished with assorted color adhesive pearls.


I created this bow using pink and light brown seam binding ribbon and embellished it with a rustic metal flower.


The sentiment banner as well as the mantle were covered with clear crackle paint.


One more look at the finished card...

I am entering this card into following challenges:

Crafty Creations Challenge #277 Embossing

Just us girls Challenge #269 "Anything Goes"

and

Try it on Tuesday "Christmas is Coming"

I hope you enjoyed this post.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by...
Samra

32 comments:

  1. Whoa! This is STUNNING! Those stockings, that bow! Just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

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    1. Awww Chris! Thank you so much! I am glad you like my card. Thank you for stopping by and taking time to leave me a comment :)

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  2. Oh my goodness gracious me!! What a stunning card this is ... so very special... Congrats on your GD spot and they couldn't have picked anyone better ... Wonderful work!

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    1. Awww Ros! You brought tears to my eyes with your comment! Thank you so very much for your kind words!

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  3. Love the vintage coloring and shabby chic look of your card, so soft and pretty. Great take on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

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  4. Congrats on your GD SPOT! So Well deserved! Your cards are so very pretty! Love all the pearls! They add such a touch of elegance!

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    1. Awww Thank you so very much Mona! It means so much to me to see comment like this come from YOU. Hugs :)

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  5. SO sweet Samra! LOVE your amazing creation, and congrats on your GD spot!

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  6. So elegant! Love the soft colors and it is the perfect inspiration to go with the photo!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

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    2. Thank you Cheryl :) Glad to be back playing with Just Us Girls :)

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  7. Beautiful! This is how I would see the photo too! Love it

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  8. Well Samra, there is a lot of ooohing and ahhhhing going on right now, mostly from me! You nailed that photo! Not only did you take inspiration from it, you out did it! Your stockings and mantle are better than the ones in the photo! Congratulations on your guest spot, I am so very excited for you! They are lucky to have such an inspiration, even if it's only for one challenge! Back to the ooohing and ahhhhing...your laces and ribbons are gorgeous, great texture on your mantle and I love that you embossed the stocking! What a yummy treat of a card! Until your next amazing project! big hugs and I'll see you out on the dance floor! :)

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    1. Oh my dear dear friend!!! You bring so much joy and happiness to my world with your visits! Thank you so much for all the praise and encouragement! I am anxiously waiting for your new project though, I keep going back and admiring your gorgeous aqua Christmas card, what a treat for my eyes! Big hugs from Vegas and see you on the dance floor! :)

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  9. STUNNING and over the top gorgeous!!! Wow...you have nailed the photo that is for sure!! Thank you for joining us as a "GD" at "The Shabby Tea Room"...we loved having you design with us!!
    Diane TSTR DT

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  10. Awww Diane, this means so much to me! It is such a great honor to be part of The Shabby Tea Room even just for one challenge term. I am glad you like my card :) Thank you so very much for all the praise! Hugs :) Samra

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  11. Beautifull card and such a gorgeous bow,
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challengeblog,
    Hugs
    Willeke

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    1. Thank you so very much Willeke! I appreciate you stopping by and taking time to leave me a comment. Hugs :)

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  12. Samra this is so delicate and so shabby :) I love it !

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  13. Congrats on your Guest spot on the Shabby Tea Room Samra! Your card is simply stunning! The dangling ribbon with pearls are so beautiful! A perfect take on the challenge, amazing!!!

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    1. Thank you Chelsea :) I am so happy to hear you like my card! It means the world to me knowing you approve of this creation :) Hugs :)

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  14. Huge congrats on your GD spot for TSTR! Your card is so lovely with the embossed stockings and added pearls! It is perfect for the challenge...love it!!!

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    1. Awww Maria, thanks a bunch! I am glad you like my card :)

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  15. Wow, I've just been browsing your blog since I left a comment on your Merry Monday post. I love your projects! The detail and beauty in them is amazing! Thanks for following me - I've just returned the favor and I'm so happy I've found your blog :)

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    1. Awww Thank you Karren so very kindly! I am glad that I have found YOUR blog! Your projects are so very pretty!

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  16. Stunning Samra.....A perfect take on the inspiration photo. Love the pretty lace trim on the stocking and the bow is so beautiful, very pretty colours too!

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    1. Thank you so much Tracey! It is a true honor to have you visit:)

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  17. So shabby... so pretty! I have only one word... Bravo!!!!

    Clara XXX...

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