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

Thursday, June 25, 2009

SHABBY CHIC CHALLENGE #1

Here it is!!!

The long awaited first challenge!!

It's an INSPIRATIONAL challenge.

Soooooo glean from it what you love and present in a wonderful creation!

You MUST tell us on your blog what inspired your creation!!


Here is our very first prize for the winning creation!



Michelle from Purple Onion Designs has offered the winner

$50 CREDIT!!


Thats $50 (US) worth of wonderful STAMPS!!


Go take a peek here !!!


And here are our layouts!

MANDY
JULIE


JENNEKE
CHIMENE
HILDE
Once the DT get a moment, they will upload to these beautiful layouts to their personal blogs which will include some close-ups!


Upload by the 20th July Sydney Australia time (19th for international)
Following soon after, the winner will be announced.
Some esteemed creations that have become eye-catching will be uploaded too!
Dont forget to leave a comment here with a link back to your blog!
We are all waiting in anticipation to see your gorgeous shabby chic styles!!


And as always we love love love hearing what you think in the comments section!!!

84 comments:

Kerryn said...

LOVE the inspiration. The examples though.... OMG they are just stunning!

Deb said...

WOW! girls.....I luv each and every one of your beautiful creations....just gorgeous. Great challenge. Can't wait to get started.

Lean said...

Great work Girls....great challenge,good luck every one.
greetings,Lean

Jenneke said...

Finally, the first challenge! And what a GREAT prize, wow!!
LOVE your wonderful layouts, my fellow Shabby Chicks!
Good luck to every one and have fun!!!

Julie said...

Loving the dt pages and so can't wait to see what you all do for our first challenge girls.

As the owner of quite a few Purple Onion stamps that is one awesome prize up for grabs.

Ruth said...

Wow!! What a cool picture to use for inspiration I love the colours and the costumes of course!!

Awesome prize too...is this open to international guests?

Chimene said...

What a beautiful pages girls!!!!!!
And the prize is so cool!!
So come on and join us girls:)

xxxx
Chimene

Gladie said...
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Gladie said...

Congratulations on your first challenge, love the inspiration! Oh those colors! Beautiful LOs from the DT, stunning!!!

7:12 pm in Sydney, 11:12 am here, that means... you're 8 hours ahead. ;)

Shimano (aka Christine) said...

What fabulous DT samples - going to put this on my must do list.
xx

marit said...

Wonderful, inspiring pic you loaded there gals... I just read that I have almost a Month to do this, so I might give it a try! The prize is definitely stunning!!!

Scrappycat said...

Very inspiring picure and LO's, I want to go home now and start working on mine.

mandysea said...

Yes yes yes the prize is open internationally!!

And yes Gladie, we are 8hrs ahead of where you live!!

Princess Tamara said...

Love the challenge, love the layouts, love the prize!!

Princess Tamara said...

And Mandy ... woo hoo!! That worked. I need to be already signed in apparently. Thanks for the advice!

Natalie said...

woweee....love it girls...hoping to give this a go this weekend :D

Karen said...

Absolute gorgeous layouts girls! Very inspiring and love this challenge and great prize!

Mickey said...

Wow girls, just found this site through 2 peas (saw Chimene's and Hilde's layouts there). What a wonderful inspiration.
Maybe I'll play too!
Mieke

Eva said...

WOW....ladies, your layouts are stunning!!!! Hard to keep up with, but sure is an awesome inspiration, not to mention the prize!!!

Marg said...

Beautiful beautful work ladies....Cant wait to have a go at my first 'real' shabby page....

Scrappinraiderfan said...

Gorgeous layouts ladies! Can't wait to give this a try.

Debra said...

Oww...those page pages are just gorgeous...love this challenge...instantly thought i have the perfect pic for this ..then realised i may have a few...sigh..decision time :) happy day..

lkamphuis said...

Hi

Where do I send my creation???

Lisa

mandysea said...

Hi Lisa,
You dont have to send your creation anywhere, just upload it to your blog or online gallery and link it back to us so we can go and have a look.
Looking forward to seeing it!!

lkamphuis said...

Wahoo- Thanks I am done

here is the link to my blog......

http://ourlittlesliceofparadise.blogspot.com/

Thanks

Lisa

Monica said...

Amazing layouts from teh DT! And a great challenge! Here`s my layout:
http://lottenslilleverden.blogspot.com/2009/06/kjrlighet-pa-pinne-lets-get-shabby-1.html

Deb said...

I luv'd this challenge. Thanks so much girls for the inspiration. Here is my LO. http://www.deefa-debz.blogspot.com/

Soraya said...

What a great challenge, here is my lay-out:
http://madebysoraya.blogspot.com/

Thanks, Soraya

Mandee said...

LOVE LOVE those layouts!!! I also love the challenge, so I'm going to get started. Can not wait to see everyone's creations!

Nikki Love said...

Finished mine today:

http://nlovewithscrappin.blogspot.com/

All the details are on my blog as well as a link to the Shabby blog inviting others to play along.

Had a great time making this one! Thanks for all the inspiration :)

Michele said...

Beautiful layout ladies! Congratulations on your new venture. I wish you all the best.

Maggie said...

gorgeous entries :)
Maggie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

Astrid said...

You can find my entry here on my blog: http://astridsamuels.blogspot.com/2009/06/showtime.html
Thanks for the challenge, it was fun!

Blondeone said...

My entry is on my Blog
loved the challenge
Aileen

Rhonda Bates said...

I am not usually a shabby chic kind of girl but these los are great. I have finally tried one of my own...thanks for the inspiration!!

yyam said...

Shabby Chic is not my usual style but I was really inspired by the DT's designs and also by the image. I love the wonderful details - the lace, the fringes and the layers.
This is my first attempt at Shabby Chic. Let me know what you think...
Here's my entry

Shimano (aka Christine) said...

All done and loaded onto my blog.
xx

Ruth said...

Mines finished..please click here to view
http://alteredgeisha.blogspot.com/

I had fun playing and the inspiration picture is gorgeous!!

Arby said...

I am so glad I came across this blog! Keep up the great work. Well here is what you have inspired me to create. Hope it is OK....
http://artfularby.blogspot.com/

Peggy said...

wow ladies, I just looked at all the entries, and I think you'll have a hard time picking a winner. I still don't think I have what it takes to create shabby chic, but still, I find myself coming back to this site time and time again LOL. I might surprise you and myself one day LOL.
xxx Peggy

Romy said...

This is what I made of it: http://scrapstuffandmore.blogspot.com/2009/06/sleeping-beauty.html

Scrappinraiderfan said...

Thank you so much for hosting this challenge, thank you to Julie for inviting me! Here is my entry:
http://scrappinraiderfansplace.blogspot.com/2009/06/lets-get-shabby.html

Chantal said...

Here is what I made of it:

http://chantalsscrapbookingatelier.blogspot.com/2009/06/lets-go-shabby-1.html

thank you for this challenge.

sam said...

My entry is on my Blog ... I love makes this challenge. Thanks for all the inspiration.
http://samounette973.canalblog.com/archives/2009/06/30/14256791.html#comments

Thanks for your visit, Sam from French Guyana
Et gros bisous à Mandy !!!

Bethany Kartchner said...

Gorgeous pages! I love your banner too. So pretty!

Wendy Smith said...

this is just fantastic...love the picture..now to createa something!

Arby said...

OK sorry ladies but I have made another creation.... This time it is off the page.... Who would have thought that one picture would lead to so much creativity......
http://artfularby.blogspot.com/

Mabaco said...

I hope I can do this challenge!!!
love this picture!!

Chowchow said...

What a great challenge. I loved all the takes by the DTs - you are all awesome. Here is my take:

http://chowchowscraps.blogspot.com/2009/07/shabby-chic-challenge-no-1.html

Thanks.

chunot76m said...

I just posted mine in my blog...u can check them here...
www.chunot76.blogspot.com

What a cool challenge!

Jeanet said...

Hi girls, just finished my take....great inpsirational challenge!!Loved to join!http://jeanetk.blogspot.com/
Inspired by so much on the image...

junqueandroses said...

Boy, I know what pics I am using..now to find time,,,lol

Kimmy said...

wow what gorgeous pages!! So glad I found your blog- am inspired!

KarenB said...

The DT layouts are stunning!!

My creation is here

Mickey said...

What a great idea, this blog. I love vintage and shabby looks. And such a wonderful price! Here's mine: http://mickeyspicsandscraps.blogspot.com/2009/07/vintage-layout.html

Marg said...

I love this blog and couldnt wait to have a go at the challenge......I am happy with my first attempt....Here is mine....http://margs-bitsandpieces.blogspot.com.....
Thanks for looking....

Daniëlla said...

Well, it took a while for my to enter, but here it is.
For those who can't read Dutch, there is a Google translate tool on my blog (well, sort of..)

Be Blessed en thanks for letting me join the challenge!

http://flegmel.web-log.nl/flegmels_believe_hope_lov/2009/07/serendipity.html

Starr said...

Bit unsure, are we to take inspriration from the photo?

mandysea said...

Yes Starr, thats exactly right, take from the photo what inspires you and scrap it how you feel. Hope that helps.

Willea said...

I absolutely adore the team's layouts - beautiful work! I got so much inspiration from this pic, and had a wonderful time creating my layout. You can see it here:

http://willeasscrap.blogspot.com/2009/07/shabby-chic-inspiration.html

Thank you for this challenge - loved it!

Willea in Sweden

Starr said...

Thanks for answering my question :D

Helen said...

I don't have a blog now so it is over at ST.

Mandy and Julie I can't seem to get a link to post.

mandysea said...

Hi Helen,
Here it is:
http://www.scraptherapy.com.au/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-9050
Hopefully this will take you to your gallery

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for the challenge - I am joining in with this card.
http://myscrapbasket.blogspot.com/2009/07/shabby-chic-challenge.html
Jacqueline

Kirsty said...

Oh I love love love this challenge! Can't wait to stop by and check out some other fabulous shabby LOs!
here is mine

http://kirstypiper.blogspot.com/2009/07/feeling-little-shabby.html

Jolanda said...

I Loved playing along in this challenge! Very inspiring. Here's my take:
http://verderhebikniksmeegemaakt.blogspot.com/2009/07/lets-get-shabby-challenge-1.html

Lean said...

Hi girls mine is ready to http://scrapselsfromlean.blogspot.com.Love the challenge.
bye bye,Lean

Torill said...

Here is my tribute to this great challenge!!here is my box

LENA said...

Lovely challange blog!
Here´s my entry!

Jane Smith said...

Yeah...first layout I have done in ages..fab challenge..here's the link to my layout:
http://injoyfulretrospect.blogspot.com/2009/07/yeah-finally-finished-layout.html

TraceyT said...

Here is a link to a page I made.

http://tailoredpages.blogspot.com/2009/07/lets-get-shabby.html

I couldn't be more thrilled to have found this challenge blog. FAB work by the DT.

Starr said...

My LO inspired by the ballgowns is on my blog here:
http://mylifeinascrapbook.blogspot.com/2009/07/shabby-chic-style.html

Love all the DT creations, so inspiring. Shabby chic is my favourite style, can't wait for more challenges :)

Jennifer Campbell said...

I absolutely love this blog and your challenge... can't wait to participate in more... Here is my entry.

http://happy2scrap4life.blogspot.com/2009/07/shabby-chic-challenge-1.html

Maria said...

Mine can be found HERE... http://mariascribblesanddribbles.blogspot.com/2009/07/shabby-shabby-shabby.html

It's the second layout in the post.
I was inspired by all the pastel PINK! :)

Timcsoca said...

I love it the first challenge!!Here is my entry:

http://timcsoca.blogspot.com/2009/07/ickanak-sok-szeretettel.html

Maria said...

Wow, I enjoyed doing this challenge.
The examples you made are gorgeous.

This is my entry: http://mybuddyisabulldog.blogspot.com/2009/07/3-little-girls.html

Hugs, Maria K.

Rochelle said...

I have just finished my challenge for the month and loaded it into my blog.
http://rochyrambles.blogspot.com. Hope you like it!
cheers Rochelle

loriete said...

Wow! That was a wonderful experience, fantastic inspiration picture! And DT works are stunning!

Here is my shabby chic LO: http://a-perfect-waste-of-time-loriete.blogspot.com/

Hugs,
Loriete

Kylie said...

Loved the chall, such a beautiful picture how could you not have fun scrappin a LO from it!! Here's what I came up with...
http://sweetlifekyliej.blogspot.com/

Bec said...

Thanks for the challenge girls!! I can't wait for the next one!

I do not envy you girls one bit. I've had a look at most of the entries and they are all amazing.

Here's mine.....
http://beccym.blogspot.com/2009/07/lets-get-shabby.html

Gladie said...

Congratualations on the response of your first challenge! :) The colors and the übergirly chics inspired this one. Not exactly Shabby Chic, but oh so inspired by the picture - thank you very much :)

Natallie KING said...

Done the challenge too!! Great photo for inspiration.

www.natallieking.blogspot.com

Fryne said...

wonderful challenge!!! my entry is on my blog - FRYNOLOGIA; http://frynologia.blogspot.com

Princess Tamara said...

Well, I'm done ... finally! I loved creating this layout - thanks so much for the inspiration girls!!

http://princess-tamara.blogspot.com/2009/07/shabby-holiday.html