Friday 30 September 2011

Week 17 - Shabby Chic

Hey people. Welcome to this weeks Glitter Geeks Challenge.


I'd like to let you know that our *DT CALLOUT* is coming to an end. This is the last chance you have to apply to be on our wonderful design team.
 The deadline date is THIS Sunday 2nd October and I will announce the new members NEXT WEEK on our Friday October 7th Challenge Blog.
If you are interested, please contact Steph at and title the email "DT CALLOUT".

Next I'd like to announce the winners of last weeks MONSTERS INC challenge.
In order

1. #2 Paul 
2. #13 Hazel
3. #5 Jo 

Congratulations guys. Please email Steph on for your badges and prizes.


The lovely Josie has chosen this weeks Challenge 
and is sponsored by the wonderful

They are offering our winner a voucher to spend in their online store

We wanna see your most desirable projects. And here are our Design Team's work below, in case you're not sure what to do.

Steph : I really struggled with this one as my mojo wasn't working too well and Shabby Chic really wasn't coming to mind. But I managed it somehow and I was quite happy with the outcome.
I chose a little image which I found on a folder on my PC and have no idea where I got it from. I coloured her with my trusted ProMarkers and attached her to the backing card which was cut with a nestie.
The backing paper came free in a magazine and the wooden butterflies from Hobbycraft. Attached it altogether, wrapped some cream ribbon around, added some pearly gems and Bob's your Uncle.
I hope it's helped bring some inspiration to some of you.

Josie : I used a Bugaboo digi stamp and chose the colour scheme from the patterned Basic Grey paper. I used distress inks all around the edges of each paper and the image. I added some lace and flowers and punched a butterfly. I coloured the little animal in and then went over with clear wink of stella glitter pen. I then added glossy accents to make it stand out.

Helen:  I really love the shabby chic look that is so popular at the moment.  For my card, I have used some beautiful paper from Melissa Frances' 5th Avenue collection called Pearl that I thought would work perfectly with this week's theme.  The edges of the paper have been distressed, then layered onto a piece of chipboard that has been painted with DecoArt Pink Lemonade acrylic paint.  
The guipure lace and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and the sentiment is from the Just a Note set from Stempelglede, stamped and cut out using a Labels 6 Nestabilities die.  The ballerina is also from Melissa Frances, edged with Diamond Sparkles from Hunkydory.
Hope you have fun with your creations this week! xx

Jacqui HFor this card I went off piste. I had some fablon that I was desperate to use for the right thing. Fablon on a card I hear you say! Yes!!! The backing for this is fablon, not any fablon, but flocked fablon and it's lush!!!!!
I took some matt n layers from a recent Kanban kit and turned them into flowers. Added brads to the centres, went nuts with three lots of ribbon to make a lush bow, and used matts n layers for the sentiment. The sentiment is from a recently acquired stamp set (cannot remember the name of the manufacturer) that has some great phrases on it.

I went with a wonderful digi from a Day for Daisy.  I used some softer colors from Bo Bunny called Gabrielle.  The flowers are from Prima, the pins are from Maya Road, the pearls are from Melissa Frances and the sentiment from Gina K.  The die cut used behind the flowers are from MFT called leafy flourish.

Jacqui M
For this weeks challenge I used this adorable Shabby Chic Teacup Mouse image, which is a Freebie from Kathie at Bearywishes. I used Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby DPs and scrunched them up. The image is coloured with the trusty Promarkers, and the lace was in my stash box. The flowers are again Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby DPs and I just used my Circle Nesties to cut them and then scrunched them up, finally adding some little pearls to the centres.




  1. Ah thanks for picking me to be in the top 3!!! Love HAzelxoxo

  2. So fantastic to be in the top 3 with you as there were so many great entries to choose from.
    Off to email now