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


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!


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!!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Another RAK up for grabs!!

In great anticipation for our first challenge reveal on the 25th we are offering a stash of gorgeous shabby chic laces!!

To win, you just have to save this photo of the banner, place it in your blog's sidebar, link it to 'Let's Get Shabby' and leave a comment here!! You'll adore these laces especially that big piece of white Swiss vintage lattice lace behind as it measures approx 36x18cms (14x7in).

Have fun and good luck!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Shabby rak winner is

Maria said...
It makes me think of my Nanna's cupboards, of rose & lavender talcum powder containers with vintage pictures all over them. It makes me think of her old dresses, the photos of her wearing these old dresses the first time around and of a completely different time & place.It makes me think of my keen op shopping expeditions which i rarely have time for now, but used to go on once a week in my uni student days! It makes me think of trawling through vintage fabrics, laces, polka dot dresses, white cane furniture and faded music books for instruments that i cannot play!
June 7, 2009 7:37 PM
Can you please contact Mandy with your address so she can send out your rak.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Introducing Shabby Chic Hilde

I come from the Netherlands and live in a town called Leidschendam which is near the sea. I started scrapping 3 years ago. I've always liked taking photos and I collecting beautiful gift wrapping papers and beautiful pictures to stick into my diary. So I guess that paperart has always inspired me. I feel really happy when I am scrapping, I love to create something beautiful. I must admit it makes me proud as
When I think of shabby chic I think of romance, lace, flowers, victorian style, beautiful embellishments..... I love the influence of Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters. Also vintage findings are always a great catch to add to your layout or altered item. I just love this style, it's a part of me I guess....

You can see more of her stunning work on her blog Scrap world.
Welcome to the Shabby Chic team Hilde.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Introducing Shabby Chic Chimene

I'm Chimene Vink. Married with Dirk. Mother of Jordi (15 years) and Annemijn ( 3 years).
We live in a beautiful small Village in the Netherlands.
I started scrapbooking in the summer of 2007 but it looks like I've scrapped all my life. I think I've made something like 300 layouts and a lot of mini albums. My favorite size is 12 x 12.
My mother has a lot of old family photos and when I started with these photos I discovered that Iwas in love with the vintage/ Shabby chic style.
Before my scrapping life I painted old furniture and decorated children rooms.
My other passion is photograpy. My kids are my favorite subject. But I also love to take photos of old buildings and all the treasures of the nature.
I'm a designer for a Dutch scrapbook magazine: Creatief met Foto's.
The articles are always vintage and Schabby chic.
When I was ask to be a design team member of Let's get Shabby I didn't have to think a minute about it. This is the perfect place for me: My home is shabby, my artwork is Shabby, the little dresses for my daughter are Shabby, I dream Shabby, I love Shabby!!
I'm so happy to be on the Shabby Chic team. Can't wait to work with the other talented girls:) And see all the beautiful creations you girls are going to make with the challenges!!!!

You can see more of Chimene's work on her blog The art of a dutch Vink.

Welcome to the Shabby Chic team Chimene.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Introducing Shabby Chic Jenneke.

I live in a small town in the Netherlands with my DB Ruud. I have 3 children, Niek (25), Marije (22) and Karlijn (22). Yes, twins ;-)
About 2,5 years ago I saw a scrapbook magazine and from that moment on I have been totally addicted to this creative hobby! Photography is another passion of mine.
I don’t have one style in particular. Sometimes it’s funky with bright colors and sometimes its vintage, soft and simple.
Shabby chic?? I love it!! Especially old (music) papers, lace, layers and pastels.
And now I'm a Shabby Chic Girl! Yes!! I'm so looking forward to work with this inpiring team!

You can see more of her work on her blog Just who I am.

Welcome to the Shabby Chic team Jenneke.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Introducing Shabby Chic Julie

I'm Julie and I live in Perth Australia with my Husband Craig and Daughter Asher. I'm the one that gave Mandy the push lol . My love of this craft started with stamping and making cards which eventually lead to scrapping. Now I do a mix of both and I am totally addicted.
To me the word shabby is lots of layers, lace, ribbons, flowers, paint, distressing and lots of it. Whether it be using the soft pastel colours or my favorite the earthy tones it is a style that I love adding to my layouts and projects.
I am looking forward to being a Shabby girl and can't wait for the challenges to start.

You can check out more of Julie's projects on her blog They call me the scrapnut.
Welcome to the Shabby Chic team Julie.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Introducing Shabby Chic Mandy

What a wonderfully successful start 'Lets Get Shabby' has encountered!
Thank-you all so much!
LGS started after a push and a shove from Julie - 'Mandy just do it'!!
So we put our heads together, the idea was born - and here we are!
Our search for Scrapping Artists who will present a range of Shabby Chic styles was just as important and now we have a wonderful team who are amazing inspiration!
Between now and towards the 25th June
we will be introducing the Shabby Chic Girls one at a time!
Soooooooooo with that said..........................
I'm Mandy, live on the small island Tasmania, off South-Eastern Australia
with my ever-patient husband
in a beautiful old house by the sea
and have three gorgeous daughters, Meaghan, Hannah and Paige.

My love for scrapbooking started about ten years ago and I almost cringe at my early attempts!! I've always been drawn to flea markets, antiques and well loved furniture right through to tiny collectables. I have been a ballet dancer since I can remember and it was a natural progression that the decoration on tutus would walk across the tulle onto my layouts! I love layering and fabric, paint and more layering with lace.
I want to be able to feel the textures and see shadows they cast.

And dont forget to keep checking back to see who is next! (grin)

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Wow!! We are so overwhelmed with the response over the past few days. It has taken us by surprise (very big smile) !!

A big big thanks to those who have already posted about us on their blogs and forums it really has helped to spread the word.

Would you like to get your hands on this Shabby rak Mandy has put together?
I so love that lace it is scrummy and there is about 13 inches of it. Pity I can't win it lol!

What we would like you to do is to tell us the first thing the word Shabby brings to your mind.

To me it is anything old, vintage with lots of pastel colours and lace.
Please leave your comment only in this post, just the once and by the 24th. When we post our first challenge on the 20th, we will pick a winner for the rak then.

Keep popping in as between now and the 25th we might have some more little surprises for you.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


If you love shabby as much as we do and would enjoy each challenge with shabby chic style, then add yourself to our followers as we begin a journey of shabby paper, fabric, lace, flowers, birds, paint, ink, distressing, colour, vintage and layering just to name a few!!!

On the 25th of June a new prompt will appear, due 20th July - so upload to your personal blog or online gallery, link it back here in the comments section and we will do our best to visit and leave you some love!

The Challenges will change each month from inspirational, to sketches, colour, elements and even events for example!
We are soooooo excited, come celebrate our new blog and meet our international chic design team!!
Mandy (Tasmania Aust)
Julie (Western Australia)
Jenneke (Netherlands)
Hilde (Netherlands)
(If you are stopping by for a look...we would love for you to say hi and leave a little comment!)