Formally known as 'Let's Get Shabby' since 2009.
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Thursday, February 25, 2010


Do we ever have a WONDERFUL challenge for you!!
*Create a Shabby garden on your project
*Include a quote from anywhere in the book ‘ Alice in Wonderland'.
As gardens are usually full of a mix a flowers you will need to include a variety of at least five flowers on your creation.
If you arent familiar with the book....
Let us introduce you to a well loved story ............
You dont have to do a creation based on this story - be inspired by it in any way you like! And let us know which chapter your quote come from!
HERE'S WHAT WE CREATED!!! (Sooooo fun!!!)

Chapter 1 where Alice (dd Paige) fell 'down down down' in a hole in the ground.
This was the beginning of her adventures!

The quote is from Chapter 2 where Alice is talking to the mouse about her cat Dinah although I changed thing to girl as I didn't think Leslie would like her daughter called a thing.
'She is such a dear quiet girl'

Jenneke 'Who cares for you?'

The last thing Alice says to the Queen, before she returns home..
My Alice says this to the spider.

The quote is from Chapter 3.
There was no `One, two, three, and away,' but they began running when they liked, and left off when they liked, so that it was not easy to know when the race was over
'I'm just a little girl'
Alice was talking to a bird in a tree
Chapter 8, The Queens Croquet Ground
`I see!' said the Queen, who had meanwhile been examining the roses.
`Off with their heads!' and the procession moved on, three of the soldiers remaining behind to execute the unfortunate gardeners, who ran to Alice for protection.

From chapter 7
Alice leaves the tea party, finds a tree, there is a door and says
"But everything's curious today. I think I may as well go in at once.' And in she went."

from Japan!!!
And here's a little about Yumiko:

My name is Yumiko Ubukata.
I live in Japan with my husband and four-year-old daughter.
I'm so honored to be one of this wonderful design team.
I started Scrapbooking in 2006 when my daughter was born.

I create layouts mostly about her.
At first I just made albums for her but I really wanted to make somethig more creative.
This was the beginning of Scrapbooking for me.
I find inspiration everywhere and I'm also inspired by other artists every day. Some people say
that my style is so unique. I would like to use not only Scrapbooking products but also everyday goods and
Japanese washi is used on my layout so often.
I'm looking forward to making many creations with you at Let's Get Shabby.
Thank you so much.

The quote I chose was the first part of this story . A scene that Alice found a rabbit in the first chapter. This is a story of her dream but I think Alice is curious about everything and this story unfolds.

and SPONSOR.....



just check out the most WONDERFUL prize Amanda has offered...

wow wow wow!!!

Here are my new Cherry Blossom branches which I have designed and had manufactured exclusively for D-lish Scraps.
$35 worth of wonderful flowers and embellishments!



As soon as the DT can, they may have further details of their creations up on their blogs so keep checking back!!

Can we please ask that you leave a direct link to your creation post on your blog as it makes our job a little easier finding it when looking for a winner and HM's at the end of the challenge
(for example:
(thanks heaps)
We had the most amazing time creating for you!
We cant wait to see what you will create !!


Julie said...

Wow girls these are all just stunning.

Welcome to the team Yumiko. I just adore your work and I so can't wait to see what our players come up with this time.

Evgenia Petzer said...

Wonderful challenge!

Maja Stokk / eyovine said...

WOW!!! Great projects!! And a funny challenge... My head starts spinning =D... to be continued...

Divine Design said...

Julie thanks for the wonderful work you did with my DD photo...

Unknown said...

lovely work girls.
bye bye,Lean.

Asil said...

Perfect, just perfect!!!! :D

Deb said...

This is going to be fun. Stunning creations again girls.

Maria said...

Oh girls your creations are just so beautiful, I already have an idea for mine just need to get all the goodies to bring it to life.....
Welcome Yumiko I look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous creations here....

Lou said...

Totally fantastic Challenge!!! Absolutely love it! The possibilities are endless!:)
The DT examples are totally AWESOME!! All of them are truly inspiring works of Art!!!
Congratulations Yumiko! Can't wait to see more of your gorgeous work!
Thanks for a great challenge once again!
Lou xx

LaBonita said...

Ohhh, WOW, what an amazing DT work this month! I'm totally blown away by them!!! What an awesome theme for the challenge!!
Welcome Yomiko!! Love your work and look forward to finding more of your wonderful inspirations here!

Marg said...

What a wonderful lot of inspiration....I was so excited I have done mine already...You can find mine here........

Scrappiness said...

What a great challenge theme and the DT girls got me so inspired that I finished mine already :)
You´ll find it here:

Pink Heather said...

Mine's finished with a different quote than originally planned but I didn't have the photos for the quote i wanted to use and this discussion between Alice and the Cheshire Cat I thought was perfect for the photo of my daughter being very daring at 9 years old.
Thanx for letting me play.

Just a little bit Crafty said...

Great challenge this month. Oh Mandy, I was going to do exactly what you have done (I WISH !!!) LOL. The DT have produced some very inspirational creations. Thanks ladies.

Deb said...

Thanks for a great challenge again girls. Luv'd this one - heaps of fun. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. You can check mine out here

NOa said... I chose the 6 th chapter, where Alice meets the Cheshire cat and asks: "Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"

Jodi Dolbel said...

Girls what an awesome awesome challenge!!! LOVED IT!!
And i am so happy with what i came up with. So different from my usual!!!
See it here

T.W said...

Very inspiring challenge!
I gave it a try, with a quote from chap.7;

Klári said...

Wonderful challenge! Thanks! My blog

Kirsten said...

Another great challenge!!I have used a quote from chapter 6:

Julie said...

I love your shadow box Kirsten totally gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us at shabby.

Ruth Philps said...

Kirsten your frame is beautiful!!

I particularly love the flowers and such a cute cat too!!

Thanks for playing along with us at Shabby:)

Cherie Pitt said...

Such beautiful works of inspiration, well this is my first time challenge at LGS hope this all works here it goes and also hope to get to know all you ladies better!

chris a said...

Beautiful layouts and great challenge - here's mine

mandysea said...

Kristen!!! Fabulous creation!! I love yoyo flowers!!! Love your variety of flowers! gorgeous!

Maria said...

I've just finished mine as well thanks for a beautiful challenge this month, here is the link to mine

Bev said...

What a great challenge -I did mine today - you can find it on my blog

Timcso said...

Kirsten!! Your creation are beautiful! Love the flowers!!:)

Thanks for playing with us at Shabby!

Hugs, Tímea

Unknown said...

I just love this challenge, because Alice still feeds your imagination. Love to play along, so here's mine:
Take care, Ira

Kirsty said...

Great challenge again girls! just read through Alice In Wonderland for the first time to hunt for a quote, and WOW! Anyways, here is my entry :)

Unknown said...

Great challenge !!!
Here is my entry:

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Thanks again for all the fabby shabby inspiration from the DT team!
Welcome Yumiko!
Another great Challenge
Here is my entry...
Meet Alice the Garden Goddess

Jan x

Nina said...

Wonderful challenge! And gourgeous work from the design team.

Here is my layout.

ARTfulWings said...

A wonderful challenge to join in with - really enjoyed it. Very beautiful and creative work from the DT team and all the entries above are fantastic

Here is my link


Asil said...

What a wonderful challenge - I knew right away what to create - just never got around to starting on it until this week. So, just in time, here's my entry:

At the beginning

Just a little bit Crafty said...

Oh, I'm such a doh doh. I kept thinking I had until the 25th to get my entry in. I am definitely having a seniors moment LOL. So that is me out for this month :( I have been looking at the entries and THEY ARE GORGEOUS. I think I will still complete my LO as I am quite excited about my idea. Will share when completed.
Good luck everyone.

Angela Weimer said...

Ok, Now I think I am losing my mind. I am not sure If I hit post or delete on my last comment. anyway here it is again. Here is my link for the project this month
this is my fist time playing along so I hope I did it all correct. I was so excited to do something relating to Alice in Wonderland(sort of at least) All the project are really super amazing. thanks for all the inspiration. Angela

zandra said...


myriamMG said...

just in time ! here's my Wonderland page : garden, 7 home made flowers, a quote from the 1st chapter :
I really enjoy participating to this challenge ! Thanks so much !

Something Special said...

I just discovered your blog, and I will try to play along with some of the challenges. I really love a good challenge from time to time. thanks for becoming a follower to my papercrafting blog. I love some of these Alice layouts. Is it still open to try to do one for posting?

mandysea said...

Hi there!!
Yes you can post your creation if you like but the challenge has the winners and HM's already chosen. The next challenge will be up on the 25th - not long now!
And we are glad you have found us!!!