Formally known as 'Let's Get Shabby' since 2009.
Times have changed and many of us have found our styles have too.

Friday, March 25, 2011

CHALLENGE #22


We are going to be ‘Beatrix Potter’ inspired here at ‘Let’s Get Shabby’!
We’d love you to be inspired by her gorgeous characters and style in her books!

Remember – this isn’t about Beatrix Potter herself…

but about her illustrations!

If you aren't sure or don't know about the artist and author -

then look at this fabulous link!


or



This challenge can be representative of

(for example)

EASTER or SPRING
or anything to do with babies or children

Take a look at the design team examples!
































And

Guest Designer and Sponsor

Carol
who has made this gorgeous Mini-Album!
Please visit her blog to see the beautiful pages inside!

of

sponsoring this fabulous Shabby prize
for our WINNER!

And thats not all!!

Tattered Inspirations will offer a 10% discount to all 'Let's Get Shabby' readers who use the code below when buying from Tattered Inspirations on Etsy until the 5th April including overseas orders......


Readers will need to put in the coupon code of letsgetshabby at the end of the order to receive the discount


Tattered Inspirations is also on Facebook


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Given a little time, the DT will have close-ups and extra details on their personal blogs...
so please check back!

Challenge #22 will close midnight 20th April
(Sydney Australia time)
Check the clock in left hand side bar


We hope you are motivated by 'Beatrix Potter' and our design team examples!


xx




Thursday, March 24, 2011

GUEST DESIGNER AND SPONSOR FOR CHALLENGE #22


Please welcome again...


from

We are so happy that Carol  is joining us again
And just in case you missed her the last time Carol sponsored a challenge...

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I am Carol Mead, a mixed media and collage artist.
 I also love working with clay on my potters wheel,watercolours as I enjoy this wonderful world of ours, collage and photography.

Why the name Tattered Inspirations?
Because I use old papers torn and old, to create the basis of my works.....
and I am inspired by photos that I take on my travels.
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Call back in tomorrow when we reveal the prize, criteria and Design Team creations!

xx

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

CHALLENGE #21 WINNER and HONORABLE MENTIONS!

We are delighted with the amount of wonderful entries this Challenge!
The standard of talent here is simply amazing and thanks so much for sharing with us!

We thought our job of choosing a Winner and Honorable Mentions last month was hard
BUT this month was EVEN HARDER!

As much as we would love to include so many more in our PARADE, we had to agonise over who not to choose!!

Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou for helping make
"Let's Get Shabby"
such a successful challenge blog!

Sooo who was our

WINNER??









And with MANY thanks to our SPONSOR and Guest Designer

the owner of

and donated this wonderful PRIZE!
Please send me an email with your details Carina so I can pass them onto Chantelle







HONORABLE MENTIONS




















Steph




























Melissa



Charm



Aina



What a parade of talent!!
Thank you to ALL 57 wonderful submissions....
Each and everyone of them brought something special to
'Let's Get Shabby'!!

On the 24th we will be announcing our new Sponsor
and be sure to check back on the 25th for
Challenge #22!



Friday, March 18, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

FOR OUR SCRAPSCENE VISITORS


Hello to our  SCRAPSCENE visitors
Mandy's  Easter cards can be found here on her blog

or here with the the design teams creations. These cards were from last Easter's Challenge.

Please stay tuned for our new Easter Challenge reveal on the 25th March!

Here are some current quick links to:


and
Challenge #21  due 20th March

Thanks for visiting!!

xx



Sunday, March 13, 2011

DENIM AND LACE TUTORIAL

It's time for another shabby tutorial and this month Yumiko is sharing with us how she created her gorgeous Denim and Lace corsage embellishment on her layout.



What you will need:
denim  ( some strips, two different sizes of circles  )
lace
white thread
beads
 embellishments
glue

First sew a strip of denim and lace together.


Sew the denim with white thread and make gathering by hand.


Form into a circle.


Next I'm going to show you how to make the flower. It's very easy to make. 

Cut a cirlce of denim and then cut the circle into a spiral.


Sew some lace onto the edge.


Spiral into a flower and stick onto a small circle of denim..


Embellish the flower center with some beads.


Gather some lace, ribbon,some denim strips and any other embellishment you like to make a tassel for your corsage.


Add these to the flower and then onto the denim and lace circle.


This is a part of my creation of Challenge#21.
I hope you like this idea!!
Thank you so much!!
Yumiko

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