Saturday, September 5, 2015

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop

A happy hello to all of my crafty friends! Welcome to the BRAND NEW Craft Hoarders Anonymous Monthly Blog Hop, hosted by one of my favorite ladies in the paper crafting universe, Gloria Stengel! You should have arrived here from Bonnie's blog. After your visit here you'll hop on over to Wendi's blog. If you'd like to start at the beginning and work your way through the hop, just click on the above link to Gloria's blog.

I tend to purchase supplies in bulk, collecting quite a hoard over time. What better way to put my stash to work than this fun blog hop?

I fussy cut around the inside of the top sheet of design paper to create a raised frame, then distressed, stitched, and layered the papers. 

My project is almost purely Prima. I have a huge box of the Tea Thyme collection that has been waiting patiently to come out and play. The beautiful papers carried me away to my 'secret garden' that has lived in my imagination since I was a little girl.  

My card ended up being too chunky for an envelope, so I created a coordinating box.


If you peek into my sweet little garden you'll find a tiny bird's nest tucked away among the blooms. 

Here are a couple more photos. I'll include a product list at the bottom of the post.  

Thank you for stopping by! I send wishes for a beautiful day filled with happiness. 

Product List;
Prima Tea Thyme Paper Collection
Prima Flowers and Nest
Prima Twine
Prima Wired Thread
Petaloo Flowers
Mr. Huey's Manilla 
Magnolia Rose Leaf Die
Cheese Cloth
Berries from Hobby Lobby
Red Lead Stamp
Archival Ink 
Gesso and Paint Brush
Ranger Water Brush,
Ranger Mini Mister
Tim Holtz Distress Tool 
McGill Flower Shaping Tools
McGill Corner Punch
Sewing Machine and Thread
Tim Holtz/Tonic Studio's Detail Scissors  


  1. Oh, so perfectly shabby and vintage and gorgeous. You have such a delicate hand in your creations...I just love your work! That cascade of flowers is ooh-la-la!

  2. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I love your work!

  3. Oh so shabby and classy creation! Love the textured gorgeous flowers with all beautiful embellishments!!!

  4. GORGEOUS! Love the look of your beautiful card that could just be framed.

  5. I love the paper and embellishment you combined to make this exquisite card and box. Well done.

  6. This is so beautiful, Nancy! I have some Tea Thyme papers that I'm hoarding because I love it so!

  7. Wow, Nancy, I knew when I saw your name come up on the blog hop I was going to be in for a treat! This is just oh, so lovely! You have such a way with cards that defy description, but it does make me catch my breath! Love card with a lovely box to go along with it. Thank you for sharing!

  8. OMG! I am lost for words this project is a masterpiece of creativity. Absolutely stunning and worthy of a box frame to hang as a picture. Thank you for sharing it.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  9. I have become a huge fan and love your style! There is always just the perfect amount of vintage, and shabby to each and every creation! I love those muted colors and the fact that you made a box to match just puts it all over the top!

  10. How gorgeous is your work, beautiful style and gorgeous colors used

  11. This is how you spell beautiful!
    Sandy xx

  12. your texture and colors here is amazing!!!! gorgeous work!!!

  13. Shut the front door Nancy, your card and box are shabby and chic, love the cascade of flowers...mouth dropping beautiful.

  14. Wow! I love your card with all the pretty embellishments!
    Pretty colours too!
    Dawn xx

  15. Such a beautiful card.All those flowers are awesome. Hugs, joann

  16. What a wonderful cluster of florals on this beautiful card - so many different textures, sizes and materials! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog so I could come and see yours! Julia xx

  17. wow, love the flower clusters! just beautiful.

  18. I love your venture to your secret garden. We all should have one!

  19. Ohhh this is gorgeous and so beautiful. Love the colours, the techniques and the layout. What attention to detail with the card, the inside, the box and the bird nest!!! Just love it.

  20. WHAT a stunner!!! Wow, this is one complex and amazing card! So beautiful and the colors couldn't be more perfect. :)

  21. Be still my heart! You know how much I love and adore your work! This is a perfect example of how amazingly talented you are. I just love everything about this! Stunning. Perfection. So happy to have you as part of the monthly hop! Huge hugs and a high five. hee hee

  22. Breathtaking card with amazing detail! Love this vintage look.

  23. Stunning card, Nancy. I love the shabby chic feel to this, and your use of the flowers, and that cute little birds' nest, is just awesome!

  24. Wow Nancy, what a gorgeous shabby mixed media card and how lovely that you created this fabulous box for it!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  25. Your box and card are gorgeous, Tea Thyme was a gorgeous Collection ( I probably have some too :) )

  26. Love your beautiful shabby chic card! Love the flowers and all the details.

  27. Gorgeous project Nancy. There are so many fantastic details I don't know where to begin. Stunning!