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

Friday, September 25, 2009


Julie has created this wonderful sketch design

which is represented in two genres

to cover all visual senses! (this is the same sketch)

The only requirement is to use something Vintage
either in the photo and/or embellishment/s

As soon as the girl's have time, they will update their creations, info and/or close-ups on their blogs

If they aren't up yet.....check back!!

MANDY's booklet

JULIE's Card

and a layout too

JENNEKE's Wall hanging

CHIMENE's Layout

TONI's Layout

HILDE's Layout


is joining our international team to represent United Kingdom!

MEL's gorgeous layout


'Let's Get Shabby'
pop in here if you'd love to have one!

(This is the Kit used in Mandy's creation above and will be part of the mid month step by step if you'd like to follow that)

(also includes the postage to anywhere in the world!!)


ann said...

Love this challenge Julie and all the examples are beautiful....xx

Anonymous said...

OOOH Wow - what an awesome challenge and man those samples are FABULOUS.... Absolutely stunning,

Gladie said...

Wow, great sketch, and wonderful samples! And I think i know exactly what to make! :D

Jenneke said...

WPW. what a lot of information, Julie!
First of all: Welcome Ruth!! I'm so happy you're joining the team! LOVE your work!
And I love everything my fellow DT members made for this challenge, all so different!
And that! Thanks again Mel!
So, and now it's up to you girls! Looking forward to see your creations!!

Unknown said...

great challenge love what you all made.
bye bye,Lean

Ruth Philps said...

Thankyou so much ladies for such a lovely warm welcome.
I am such a fan of the "shabby style" and am delighted that it has spread so rapidly around the world. I used to think I was all on my own here in the UK!!
The DT examples are as always stunning and inspirational and I am looking forward to visiting everyones blogs this months to see how you have interpreted the sketch and which wonderful vintage objects have made their way out of the drawers and onto the paper!!
Love Ruth xxx

Deb said...

Another great challenge girls and gorgeous work, as usual, from the DT. Welcome Ruth.

Chimene said...

WOW!!! what a BEAUTIFUL dt examples girls!!!!
And welcome Ruth, so glad you join us!!!
And thanks Mel for being our sponsor and guest designer!!!
Can't wait to see what you all are going to make this month!

Have fun!

Unknown said...

Ohhhhhhh!!!! NICE!!!!!
I like this challenge! I realy love what the DT member have made. They are all so different!

I start with it, very soon!

Be blessed!

Shimano (aka Christine) said...

Great DT samples. xx

Toni said...

Welcome Little Miss Ruth!!! Wow design Team & Mel, What inspring Takes On Julie's sketch!!! This is gonna be FUN!!!! Can't wait to see all the creative things that will be done with this sketch!!!

sam said...

OH LA LA !!! The prize makes me dream !!! I like putting old things on my all layouts !
I am speechless in front of all these creations quite so beautiful the some that the others. "BRAVO" to all the team! Sam

Rhonda said...

Wow what wonderful examples. I think the sketch gives a huge scope and I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with.
Welcome to Ruth and Toni! Another two great scrappers to join this amazingly talented team!
Well this is the link to my example! I hope it has enough vintage on there!!

Liz said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh I m sooooooooo excited at finding this blog I live in the UK I have just started getting really interested in the shabby chic/vintage style and have been looking for some kind of challenge with this theme I have quite a lot of vintage "feel" projects on my blog but I have lots to lean maybe here I can do so I will become a follower so I will know evertime something new comes up The teams projcts are Beautiful ..Liz

~Isabell~ said...

Welcome to Ruth and Toni, really look forward to see all of you're lovely work

Here is my solution on the sketch



liszha said...

What a great sketch! I loved working on it.
Here is mine:

Rhonda Bates said...

What a great challenge...rarely do I get a chance to scrap old photos of myself and this challenge was ideal. Thank you for the opportunity to scrap shabby

AJ said...

Hi Ladies, thanks for inspiring me in this beautiful, shabby way! I've never really had a go at "shabby" but I love all the creations I've seen through here and wow - I hope I can evolve and improve as time goes by. Here's my first shot:

Vibeke said...

I love the challenge:)

Here is my try:

Deb said...

Thanks for the challenge girls.....

Anonymous said...

just Simply loved this one, I have completed it already, you can see it over here

Thanks for the great challenge ladies

LaBonita said...

What a great sketch and challenge!!! Love the inspiring examples made by the DT and Mel! Here is my take:
Thanks for hosting!

Kirsten said...

This is a wonderfully inspiring blog and I can't believe I have missed the great challenges so far!!! Love the sketch Julie - I don't have a blog so I hope it is ok to put my take on it in the 2peas gallery here:

Rachael Elliott said...

Well done Ruth, I have long since been a fan of your gorgeous work on UKS. Thanks for the link to this blog the layouts are amazing!!! I have had a go at creating a vintage layout bit of an experimental page but I am quite pleased with the result,

mandysea said...

Kirsten!!! You're LO over at two peas is gorgeous!! LOVE that photo!! And the masking is just perfect!!!

mandysea said...

Oh Rachael, I went to look at your creations and it said we must be registered to see it.
Is there any other place to be able to view it? As there are so many galleries out there, its impossible to become members of each one, but we are happy to leave comments here!!
We'd love to see it!!!!

Rachael Elliott said...

Thanks Mandy, I have loaded it into my blog so will try and link there :)

wustaz said...

great challenge..... this is my take on the sketch

Lisa K said...

Great challenge - love your challenges

YOu can see mine here


Marg said...

I loved this challenge....
You can find my take here,
Thanks for looking......
luv marg xx

ANAT S said...

Welcome Ruth!

great DT work . love them all
thanke for inspiring challenge

here is my entry

ARTfulWings said...

Loved this challenge - great DT work to inspire you.


Maja Stokk / eyovine said...

Hi! I´ve been following this blog.. but this is my first time that I participate. Just loved the sketch and all the work that the dt members have done. So here is my try on this one.

// Maja

zandra said...

This was a hard challenge for me? Here is my take on the challenge. Love doing these!

Blondeone said...

Here is my LO loved the challenge

Pia said...

Loved this challenge - great DT work.Here is my

Yatie Tajudin said...

Wonderful sketch and love all the examples.

Here's my take:

Monica said...

Gorgeous layouts from the DT as usual!
here is my take:

Scrappiness said...

Again such a lovely challenge and great prize!

Here's my "ancient Roman" entry:

Good luck everyone!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a great challenge ! First Time Im entering .. Here is my sample ! It was soooooo much fun making it !! xxxx Tina

Maria said...

Here is mine:

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys this is my LO for the Challenge#4
have a nice weekend
Cheers Leonie :)

Krissy Christie said...

Stunning work everyone!Love the sketch :)

I scrapped a photo of my mum as a can find it here

Thanks for the inspiration!

Krissy xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful sketch and I loved doing this challenge! Adore all the DT-projects and everything I've seen on blogs - so much inspiration!

Here's my layout:

Thanks for this challenge, hugs from Willea

Unknown said...

Love the challenge thanks girls,you can find my mom..hihihi at,

Gladie said...

You girls are amazing, once again you make me do the most peculiar things ;) Here's my altered box, thank you so much for inspiration! :)

mandysea said...
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mandysea said...

MURIETTA's LO submission can be found here....

ITs gorgeous!!!

Scrappinraiderfan said...

Gorgeous entries this month. Here is my entry...

Chimene said...

MURIETTA what a gorgeous take on the sketch!!!!
What a beautiful details!! Love the necklace on the left of the photo!!!!
Thanks for playing along with us!!

Anonymous said...

Hi ladies, awesome challenge again this month, sorry I was a bit loose with my take of the sketch but I had fun trying something new .

Please feel free to check it out here

Janine xoxo

Nicole said...

hey there girlies,

loved the challenge, even though mine is a loose take on the sketch :)

you can find it here:

Thanks Nic

Anonymous said...

Loved the sketch, so I had to play!!! Here's my LO:

Love from NZ

vikki said...

for my take.

Thanks for the beautiful inspiration ladies!!

UlrikaT said...

Here is my entry:

Timcso said...

I love the sketch!! Here is my entry:

Hugs, Tímea

Simone said...

I´m so glad that I have found your Challenge Blog!
So many gorgeous cards to see!
Mine is here.

Unknown said...

Well, hi there!
I uploaded my entry on my web-log. (
I am not sure if it's shabby enough, but i loved playing with you again!
Thanks for watching!

Be blessed!

Unknown said...

again it's a great challenge. Julie, i love the sketch, you have so much posabilities with it.

The result of my work you can see overhere:

Beata Ewa said...

Congratulation, Ruth!! I am looking forward to see your beautiful creations :-)

Lovely sketch and georgious DT samples :-)

Here is my card.

Hugs, Beata Ewa

Jane said...

Gorgeous DT work and a beautiful layout, I have made a card, hope it is OK it is the first time I have entered one of your challenges! You can find my card here

Mrs Frizz said...
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Mrs Frizz said...

Wow ... I'm another one of the followers but this time decided to put together a layout as well.

There are so many very inspirational and creative ladies out there ... absolutely amazing creations.

Oops - something just happened ... a technological whizz kid I am NOT!!! ... my layout is here

yyam said...

Glad I get to play...

sam said...

I finally found the time to make my page!!! Thank you for this attractive sketch.
You can see my layout here:
Thank's you for your visit !!!!

Bev said...

Hi I have decided to join in the challenge too - I love shabby chic and have been following this blog for a little while - love all your creations - Here is my link to my layout

Lea said...

Thanks shabby girls for another fun challenge-lovely sketch Julie and loads of beautiful samples from DT and challenge participants too. I have uploaded my lo on my blog at
Thanks again! Leax

Lea said...

sorry this link isnt working. let's try fingers crossed