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

Friday, February 25, 2011


We've been creating with :


Think for example, blue denim jeans and gorgeous lacy tops!
Whatever the words

'Denim and Lace'

bring to mind,
both of these need to feature in your project in some way.
(Just not ALL in a photo if doing a LO!)
And it still has to be a scrapbooking project of sorts though!

We'd love to see what you can shabby up with this!!

Here's what the DT created:

And our Guest Designer

Owner of this wonderful Esty

The prize pack includes the following:

3 x lace trims – cream, red & turquoise
2 x 5m twine packs – pink & blue
4 x birdie buttons
5 x patchwork flowers
5 x ruffled bright flowers
1 x pack of hand-dyed doilies

Thank you so much CHANTELLE!!
Give a little time and the DT will have any close-ups and extra details on their blogs
Remember to look at the left hand side bar for the rules and FAQS
(We want to see original creations made specifically for LGS only)

Looking forward to what you are going to create!
due 20th March

Thursday, February 24, 2011


  owned by the lovely

My name is Chantelle Huizenga and I’m a mum to four beautiful boys and wife to a great husband who thankfully supports my craft hobby. My family keep me busy but I make time to do the things I love – scrapbooking, card-making and creating hand-made items for my Etsy store. I also love taking pictures of my family and surroundings which gives me the inspiration for my scrapbook LO’s.

My Etsy Store – Creative Bits – is just ONE year old – I used up-cycled items in my shop – crochet doilies in pretty colours and embellishments made with up-cycled fabrics and lace. I love the creative process and take pride in everything I make.
I really enjoy Creative Challenges – there’s so many around these days – but they are a great base for your projects – I love being inspired by the many crafty people around. I’m really excited to be sponsor for ‘Lets Get Shabby’ this month and also to share a scrapbook page for the current challenge.
So thanks for having me.


Check back tomorrow night for the
and the gorgeous prize from Creative Bits!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011



What a gorgeous lot of stunning creations!
Such wonderful talent!
It was sooo hard to pick, and the dt almost pulled their hair out trying to choose!




Lisa, you have won this gorgeous prize!
Please use the email on the left hand bar and include your full name and address details

What a wonderful parade of


We really could have added more!!


Such gorgeous work submitted!
Thanks so much!
Every single Shabby wedding creation submitted was beautiful!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us!!!

Stay tuned for the introduction of our next sponsor on the 24th,
and Challenge#21 revealed on the 25th!!


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Oooooh!!!! Fast running out of time!!!

Not long now...
Remember to have your entries in by
Midnight 20th Feb (Sydney Australia time)
Check the clock on the top left hand bar!
Here's a quick link to the challenge.....

 (big grin)!


Saturday, February 5, 2011


This month I will be sharing with you all the few simple steps I used to make my heart.


Love heart doilies
Patterned paper
Assorted flowers and charms
Ribbon and pearl string

Step one.
Stick one love heart doily onto your paper and cut around it leaving a slight boarder.

It wasn't until after I had stuck mine down and embellished it that I realized I had used two doily layers but I didn't worry about it as it gave my heart a more ruffled effect. If you are using two you will need to add some tape between the two layers.

Step two.
Embellish the front.

Once embellished to your liking attach the pearl string to the bottom under the doily. I used a stapler and added it before adding the back so that it was hidden.

Step three.
Attach your heart to a second piece of patterned paper and using the first one as a guide trim off the excess.

Add another heart to the back and then punch a hole through the top and add the ribbon.

If you do give this tutorial a try please link up your creation to this post so that the shabby girls and I can pop in and leave you some shabby love.

There is still plenty of time to enter into the current wedding themed challenge. You can check out all the details here.