Wednesday, January 17, 2018

2018 - The Year Of - - - - Delight

It is time for the next challenge at Frilly and Funkie called 2018 - The Year Of.  This time, the talented Suzz is our hostess and here is how she describes it:

Welcome to a brand new year! I am not very good at New Year Resolutions but I do like to think about what I want to focus on in the New Year. To help me do this, I pick a word that is my word for the year and try to use that word to keep me focused on what is important. The challenge to you is to pick a word that will be your inspiration for 2018. Create a vintage or shabby chic project that includes your word of 2018. The word can be part of a sentiment, phrase or stand alone on your project as long as it is featured somewhere in your art.

After a lot of consideration I have chosen the word "delight". There is so much negativity in the world today and I can blame myself for some of it because I am my own worst critic so I decided that it is time to find delight in myself and what I do every day and to take delight in the positive actions, words and accomplishments of others. I can't say that I will be delighted with cleaning but when I am finished I can take delight in the fact that I have a lovely clean house - at least until the dust bunnies breed again. 😉

I have created a simple shabby chic card with some layers.  The card started with some Recollections card stock for the blank and then I used papers from the Coffee in the Arbour pad (Maja Designs).

I added some texture paste (Ranger) through a Flourish stencil (Tim Holtz) to the background panel and distressed the edges before I adhered it to my blank.

Then I tore a couple more narrow panels on the diagonal and added some lace to the top of each before I distressed the edges of them.  Using double-sided tape (Scor), I ruffled some tulle across the top back of each panel and then added them to the background panel.

I cut some leaves from scraps of white card using the Garden Greens die (Tim Holtz).

I found the quote online and created some word art with it using Photoshop.  Once it was printed on the computer, I die cut it using the Fleur de Lis Squares die (Spellbinders) and then inked the edges with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink (Tim Holtz).

I added a simple bow from white sheer ribbon and then created a floral spray with the leaves and a bunch of flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts).

Next, I punched a butterfly from a scrap of white card using a Martha Stewart punch.  It was coated with Perfect Pearl Perfect Pearls (Ranger.  Some adhesive pearls (Kaisercraft) were added to the body.  Finally I scattered a few teeny pink gems (Dollarama) around the card.

This card was not difficult to make and I must say I find it quite delightful.


  1. Cec, I am DELIGHTED you have chosen 'delight' as your word of the year! Even saying that word makes me feel happy! You have DELIGHTED me with your card, with your gorgeous design and that lovely bouquet and those laces! That textured flourish and those beautiful papers make for one stunning card! This ones'a a favorite for me! Hugs!

  2. Beautiful! I love your word and I definitely could have chosen it for mine as I need that focus on what brings delight. Your card is just a delight! (he he) So frilly and beautiful with the flowers, lace, flourished background. Yum!

  3. beautiful, delicate and delightful! TFS xo

  4. Lovely card! I like your word, too.

  5. This card is a delight! I love the crisp blue and white color palette and all the wonderful texture. The tulle is an especially lovely addition!

  6. This is so incredibly beautiful Cec! The stenciling and die cut details are perfectly shabby/frilly. Great word for the year! I love the verse "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." :) <3 Hugs, Autumn

  7. Your card really is a delight Cec. I love the texture paste through the stencil and the addition of the lace and tulle. x

  8. This is beautiful Cec! Love the way the tulle ribbon and lace have really lifted the whole card - it is delightful xx


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