Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Simon Says Shabby Chic Challenge :-) + DT CALL !!

A big thank you to all those who entered our Hot Chocolate challenge last week, they really warmed our hearts :-) All choccy and marshmallows ,,, yummy :-) and a BIG thanks to Joey for joining us in the Designer Spotlight :-) x x

This week's challenge is "SHABBY CHIC"

Shabby Chic is "showing signs of wear and tear, distressing, whites, worn or bleached out pastels, rustic" (courtesty of Wikipedia !!). So basically ,,, tatty !! :-)

Heidi is giving away the usual $25 free shopping spree in the Simon Says Stamp Supertore :-)Some lovely new Penny Black stamps have arrived ,, lovely Valentine ones ,,, and loads of other new cool stuff too ,, :-)

Don't forget we have a DT call too :-) We are looking for 2 new people to join us on our fab n friendly team :-) Are you interested ?? then check out the Challenge blog for details :-)

So ,, onto my card :-) I must admit, I wasn't especially looking forward to this one ,,I almost threw a sickie :-) But a challenge is a challenge right !!! It is no secret that Timea is the Queen of Chic and is on the Lets Get Shabby DT ,, so that is where I went to have a snoop and get some ideas of what to do with my 'creation' ha ha :-) So thanks Timea for all the help with this one :-)

I have only made one Shabby Chic card before ,,,and it was HORRID ,,, so ,, let me know what you think of this one ,,, I think it is a definite improvement on my last effort ! :-)

I used my new Tilda's which I pre-ordered before Christmas :-) These will soon be available to pre order in Simon says Stamp Store

I followed Denise's fab sketch on the Stamp Something Challenge for my card :-) Tilda was masked so I could sit her on the piano :-) I coloured her with copics and paper pieced her dress :-) The paper is Magnolia ,,, but you can hardly see it ,, shame eh ! :-( I also used a little manuscript paper too, I distressed everything with antique linen ink. The lace and organza ribbon is from my stash and the flower is prima which have been sprayed with pearl glimmer mist :-)
i added loads of pearls and a little stickles and a lovely charm that was a gift from Heidi ages ago to finish it off :-)

The DT have made some fabulous creations for your inspiration so pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog to see them :-)

I am also entering this card into the following challenges ;-)

Stamp Something Challenge,,,Sketch

Corrosive Challenge ,,,,,, Distressing,, lots of that here :-)

Daring Cardmakers ,,,,, Birthstone for January Garnet,, I used that colour :-)

Cupcake Craft challenge ,,,,Going Girly :-) Well this is girly eh ! all lace and pearls ! :)

Also I have a blog candy sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp if you would like to take a peek ,, it is a the top of my blog :-)


Mandy said...

Hi Lols, this is really gorgeous hun, love how you've used the ribbon, the sweet image and the colours.
I'm no expert hun but it looks like you've cracked shabby chic to me
hugs Mandy xx

debby4000 said...

You've done a much better job than me, this is gorgeous.
I knew Shabby Chic was a posh word for distressing.

Kathy said...

What a cute image. The dress looks lovely in the garnet colour - just right for The Daring Cardmakers

Juls said...

Love this magnolia image!! Love the shabby chic look! Love the colour of her dress (I wouldn't mind one like that myself!!) Love the ribbon and the lace detail! Just Fab!!!!

Wilma said...

This is gorgeous Lols - she looks as if she is about to burst into song any minute! = beautiful card:) xx

Joey said...

Awwww Distressing wear and tear I may be able to do that pmsl!. Its gorgeous hun you did a great

Wilfreda said...

It looks great. What a hard challenge.

Anne said...

Me again
Love this one Lols, the colours are fab!!! and Tilda is just gorgeous all prettified lol
cya later
Anne x

Chris (catt871) said...

Ohhh Lols, this card is gorgeous!!!!! You nailed the Shabby Chic!!! GREAT job!! LOVE IT!!!!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh Lols...I think this card is gorgeous! You did a beautiful job with the shabby chic! Your work is always so wonderful! LOVE the colors and grown up Tilda is really starting to grow on me a little bit and I really, really like the way you did the piano! hugs!

Sue said...

wow hun this is gorgeous i wouldnt call it tatty!! luv ya colour choice, the ribbon detail is beautiful, fabby scene, luv it hun, sue.x

Emma said...

What a tatty card!!! Ha, ha....
Its gorgeous Lols, Tilda looks so elegant and defo shabby chic.
Hugs Emma x

Anonymous said...

WOW!! This is sooo gorgeous!! I just LOVE your beautiful design with the sketch and your coloring along with the sparkle is pretty!! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!! HUGS

SueH said...

Just look at those sparkly earrings and the way the candles shimmer with glitter, I love it!
Fab card Lorraine.

Thanks for joining the daring Cardmakers this week.

stephanne said...

Ohhhh, this is lovely!!! I love how you placed the piano and the colours and material used is very shabby indeed!! Love the lace and organza together!!
Take Care,

Unknown said...

Lovley card. Thanks for playing along at Corrosive Challenge this week.

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Lorraine,i love your image and papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh I am so loving your shabby chic!
Beautiful card Lols!
kim x

Lynda said...

Your card is really beautiful! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous card. Such a pretty image and the papers are definitely girly! Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Jo Nevill said...

Beautiful card Lols, good job you didn't throw and sickie - you did fantastic !

Love Tilda, she is so sparkly. Love all the papers you have used and your layout.


Jo xxx

Timcso said...

Wonderful card Lorraine! Love everything about it!:)

Hugs, Tímea

tanjaak said...

Hi! What a pretty card you have made. Thanks for joining the Stamp Something challenge this week. I sure will take part in your (Simon Says) DT call aswell.
hugs, Tanja

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Oh so darling, Lols! I love this image of Tilda and the touch of stickles and stitching is just perfect!

Thanks so much for continuing to inspire with your beautiful creations each week!


Lauretta See said...

gorgeous ,so very gorgeous.. i love it all..the colors, the stamp..all of it!! wow!!

Davi said...

This tilda is do darling and I LOVE your color choice and ribbon on this card.

Karen said...

Thanks for visiting!
This card is very beautiful!!! Love the glitter on the card!