Friday 20 April 2012

Show us your Shabby Chic or Distressed style

Hi Everyone.

Brenda here to host this week and we are so looking forward to seeing your Shabby Chic or Distressed creations.

Love lace and doileys, vintage colours and images? Love lots of ink and distressed layers?
Then show us how you put them all together for our fabulous challenge this fortnight and you could be winning yourself a £10 voucher to The Stamp Man on-line store.

Don't forget Jill has alot of the supplies we have used in her new on-line shop. Most items currently have 20% discount and there is free P&P if you spend £20 or more.

So let's now go take a look at what the fabulous design team have been making to inspire you.

Brenda used -
Tim Holtz Postcard embossing folder
Distress Marker - Victorian Velvet
Mini tag
Martha Stewart border punch
Shabby ribbon coloured with Victorian Velvet DS

Lisa Sparkle

Lisa used:
Tim Holtz stamps- mini classics and mini muse
Claudine Hellmuth stickyback canvas in white
Distress ink pads in Antique linen and Vintage photo
Recycled lace, string and buttons


Sue used:
Distress Inks - Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass, Crushed Olive, Broken China, Gathered Twigs
Aspect of Design stamps - Butterfly Beauties
Tim Holtz stamps - French Marketplace; Good thoughts
Stampendous stamps - Altered Type Alphabet
Tim Holtz - Movers and Shapers Mini Tattered Florals die
Tim Holtz - Tattered Leaves Die
Tim Holtz Ideaology - Memo Pin, Pen Nib, Type Charm, Hinge Clip
Tim Holtz - Tissue Tape
Melt Pot
Ranger Glossy Accents


Siobhan used

Stampendous CRP147 Cling Butterfly Post
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Broken China
Woodware Crafty Edger - Antique Floral
Tim Holtz Alterations Dies - Tattered Florals and
Regal Crest
Turquoise and white pearls
Butterfly punch
Notebook edge punch

Kimx used

Distress Inks - Victorian Velvet, Brushed Corduroy
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Bitty Blossoms
EK Success border punch
Leaf punch
Background papers, pin and flower buds from stash

Lisa O

Lisa used:

Neil used

Frankie used

grunge paper
starburst stains
lace and paper from my stash

Caroline used:
Artemio Clear Stamp Set - Butterfly Collage
Stampendous Embossing Powder - Clear
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo
Card stock - Kraft, black
Vellum - Red
Stazon ink - Black
Inkssentials Foil Tape
Craft Creations 12x12 - Christmas Scroll Cream
Piece of Calico Fabric
Woodware flower punches - Daisy
Martha Steward Punch - Basic Frond Leaf

Angela used:

A big thank you to Kim for hosting her first challenge and providing so much inspiration over the past fortnight and to all of you who entered. Kim will be back with the winner and top 5 next week and what a job we are going to have to choose from the fabulous entries we have had.

We look forward to seeing your shabby chic or distressed creations over the next two weeks.

Hugs Brenda and the DT Team.

Please click on the Inlinkz button below to add your entry.


  1. beautiful shabby designs all :) lainey x

  2. There are some wonderful examples from the DT.

  3. I followed you from Brendas beautiful blog. Love the challenge and the work done by your DT. ~Diane

  4. Great theme and wonderful inspiration by the DT.

  5. wonderful creations from the Dt. x

  6. Love this theme and the DT samples are fab as always.

  7. Loved the challenge this week and wow girls! You are all so amazingly talented! Love your creations!

  8. Oh these are all so pretty. I am new to your blog and am so very glad I found it!

  9. Again a great challenge with adorable examples from the DT members...thnx!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  10. Fabulous challange and equally fabulous samples from the DT. Tracy x x

  11. WoW, such amazing projects by the Designers! Thank you for another fun challenge!

  12. Excellent creations by the DT.
    Thanks for a fun challenge !


  13. Thank you for the fun challenge, fabulous DT creations, thanks for sharing hugs terry xxxx

  14. Thanks everyone for your fabulous comments we so appreciate them. Have fun creating and making.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  15. Oh my what stunning works of art by the Design Team. Thanks for lots of inspiration too.

    Linda xxx

  16. Great challenge and fab inspiration from the Team, love the theme so much have just linked my 2nd piece a tag hope this is ok! :-)


  17. Amazing inspiration & another great challenge!

  18. Absolutely fine Maggie - we love to see more than one piece of art work as long as it is a different type of piece ie card, tag, altered item etc. Thanks for sharing with us. xox

  19. I accidently entered 2 tags & 2 cards. Please delete 2nd tag which is entry #56 and 2nd card which is entry #73.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  20. Ok, I think I have it straight now and this entry is a scrapbook layout so now I should have 1 card, 1 tag & 1 scrapbook layout in the challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  21. Just loved all the samples created by the design team and they inspired me to enter.
    Hope you like it. Hugs, Buttons x

  22. So many choices, and I cannot pick a favorite. They are all so different yet all so beautiful. Wonderful cards. Thanks for all the inspirations.
    Membership Cards
    Plastic VIP Cards
    scratch cards

  23. Linky was playing up and wouldnt find my submission, worked 2nd time (I did nothing different!) but it wont let me delete the linky error :-(


  24. great challenge, have been trying to grab your badge and it keeps saying errors on the link??? is it just me lol

  25. This was a reflective entry for me. Blessings!


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