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

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


It's all about


We would like to see music papers, bars and notes used on your creation in some way.

With sponsorship by

Handmade by Suzanne.

A fabulous prize


$25 store voucher with free postage.

And here is what the Shabby girls have created to inspire you.








and from our guest this month


Some great creations to inspire you all.
Don't forget to pop into the dter's blogs to check out the projects in a little more detail.

We can't wait to see your take on our music themed challenge.

and now for the announcement.

The time has come for the

‘Let's Get Shabby’s
team to grow!

If you are a fan of all things shabby and would love to be a part of our team,

then here is what you will need to do:

1. Play along with our current Music themed challenge.
(post this creation to your blog as usual)

2. Create a new creation inspired by our ‘Gingham and Floral’ Challenge
(do not post the ‘Gingham & Floral’ creation on your blog or any galleries until after the successful new DTers have been announced)

3. Email both new projects to the email address here on the Shabby blog along with a link to your blog, a short bio on yourself and your Shabby style.

(Both the ‘Gingham and Floral’ Creation and your short bio will be used in your introduction if successful)

If you are successful here is what you will be expected to do

-Create one shabby project a month fitting in with our challenge criteria.

-Popping into the players blogs to leave comments on their creations.

-Occasionally you may be asked to present a tutorial for our mid challenge post.

Deadline is 20th September.

Can't wait too see all the shabbyness that will be coming our way!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010


All of us here would like to welcome

Handmade by Suzanne

as our Sponsor this month.

Handmade by Suzanne is owned by Suzanne McGregor.

Here is a little info about the store.

Handmade By Suzanne is an online retailer of high quality scrapbooking and craft products. Our website launched in December 2009 and we will soon be celebrating our 1st year of business. At HBS our aim is to provide all the latest high quality brands and products at reasonable prices combined with customer service beyond your expectations.

As a special offer to Let’s Get Shabby followers receive 20% discount on all orders (including already discounted items) for the month of our sponsorship – simply enter SHABBY in the coupon field during checkout.

Pop in here to check out all the goodies in the online store and here to check out the blog and gallery.

And representing Handmade by Suzanne as our Guest Designer this month is

Kim Jeffress.

Here is a little bit about Kim.

My name is Kim Jeffress and I have been scrapping for about 8 years, these days I usually scrap the day to day antics and milestones of my two boys aged 3 and 1. Currently I am on the design team for several Australian online shops and was just recently chosen to be on the design team for Hambly Screenprints for 2010-2011. I would describe my style as clean and funky but am always up to try new things!
You can see more of me and my scrapping on my blog.

Welcome aboard to you both.
Looking forward to working along side you for the next challenge.

Stay tuned as Challenge 15 will be up on the 25th
with some wonderful creations and criteria!

Saturday, August 21, 2010




It is that time again
when we announce the
of our 'Wings and Quote' challenge.
But before we do we need to say a big thank you to

for this lovely prize .
And the lucky





Lene Well done Lene your layout is divine and we love that flower cluster.
Can you email us over your address so we can pass on your details to Leslie.

And who came in very close with


Honorable Mentions


Jan .

Willea .



Deb .

Metal Minish



Some absolutely wonderful work submitted

Thanks so much for for playing along with us!!!

See you soon for the next challenge!!!




Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Just a couple more days!!!
Here's a quick link to Challenge 14!
Check out the prize too!!
Soooooooo looking forward to your creations!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


This month Jenneke is sharing with us how she made the cute butterflies on her gorgeous canvas she made for this month's challenge sample.

Here is what you will need:

Water in a spraybottle, joiner's glue or bookbinder's glue, a stamp, a hard paintbrush and.....toiletpaper (or tissue paper)

And here is what you will need to do.

Moisten the stamp

Gently 'push' a piece of toiletpaper on the stamp (make sure it goes into all holes), do this with about 3 layers of paper, until the surface is almost dry

Mix some joiner's glue (or bookbinder's glue) and a lot of water to it, mix it and dab it with the brush gently on the surface of the toiletpaper. LET IT DRY!!

When it's totally dry, ad 2 or 3 layers paper again with water, repeat process.

When dry, carefully pull the paper of the stamp.

Then cut the butterfly out of the paper.

Here is a close up of the finished butterfly. You can keep it white, but it's also possible to color it with glimmer mist, acrylic paint or something like that. To give it a protective layer, you can use some gel medium.

Thanks for sharing with us Jenneke.

If you end up trying Jenneke's technique we would love to see the end result. Post a comment on this post with a link and we will pop in and check it out.

Don't forget to check out Challenge 14 there is still ample time to get your gorgeous creations in.