Friday, February 1, 2013

BGC#24- Shabby Chic Love

Hi everyone . 
Welcome back to another great year full of card challenges !
I know you were waiting for us to start on our new challenges
So without further ado lets kick start the 1st challenge of 2013
which is 
"Shabby Chic Love " 

So since valentines day is round the corner we dare you to make a 
"Shabby chic" Love - card / layout or a paper craft project . 

 So what is shabby chic ? 
Shabby Chic is a style and it reflects a timeless and vintage quality that draws on so many sources and inspirations that combine the new with the old .
The style originates from England, combining the flower prints of Victorians, polka dot spotty tea sets and Bakelite objects from the 1950s. But it also is influenced by French country style.
Colors are always pastel shades (Pinks and blues used more often) sometimes with bright and bold reds, often set on a white, cream or calico background, in stripes, patterns and dots or simply floral patterns

So thats what its all about :) Hope the description will guide you better. 

We would love to welcome back our 
Premium sponsor this year 

So time to start the first ever inspirational parade of 2013 - Music please !! 

Introducing Snehal with her beautifully done flower pot card ! Dont u just love the laces and the distressing with so much thought gone into the theme.Love the flowers they are embossed vellum who would have thought ??

 Next up is Jovita ! Amazing creation here , Its a coupon box with an easel on top ! Love the use of dies and the pastel shades of the whole box. Very shabby chic ! The flowers and the little tags are just as beautiful as the box itself
 Its time for welcoming Brenda ! Now that's a pretty card ! Don't u just love how the flowers and the delicate meshed heart die with the lovely label just coordinate with each other ? The whole scene here is beautiful.
 Now comes in Ebba with an absolutely bang on card for the theme. I heart the sentiment on a ticket , the lace and the charm with the bow. The coloring is flawless (looks like we have a coloring star here!) Look at the flowers and the heart. So thoughtfully done ! :) 
Superb work !

Now please put your hands together for Lucille ! The card she has presented is again wonderfully set with our theme this week. I love the bow and the papers used here. The butterfly sure gives it a edge it needs. 

I made a gift box with a card this time. I tried to make the box look like a shabby chic mail box. The picture shows the front and the back of the box. 

 (Is Healing... from a dog bite)
Get well soon honey. All prayers with u!
Hope you liked our wonderful team's work . Please leave some love in the comments section :) and if you have time do visit the DT blogs :) they have a lot more to share.

So now let the challenge being in LOVE with shabby chic begin !! 



  1. WOW Pooja your team really rocks this time..and a fab fab challenge..I have never made Shabby chic creations but the way you have worded it makes it sound so "doable".I really hope I get time to take part a. Ebba's creation looks so stunning and I am glad you got Jovi into the DT..that way we can all enjoy her creations at least every forthnight!Will have to drop in on all the Dt blogs to see the details
    Dr Sonia

    1. Thank you Dr sonia :)
      looking fwd to see your work.
      I haven't done too many shabby chic themed projects myself but it was really fun :)

  2. Such a lovely n talented DT memebers...nice challenge with grt inspiration....

  3. Congratulations Pooja and the whole DT. Amazing creations everyone and great challenge. Will certainly take part this time..

    1. thanks sindhu ,
      will surely look fwd to your shabby chic creation

  4. What a fab challenge and amazing work by the DT. Will join is for sure!

    1. thanks indira :)
      Cant wait to see what you come up with , im sure u are going to do a great job

  5. Amazing Amazing inspiration from all the Dt's!...All your cards are just gorgeous!.And I love the theme you have set this time!..Have just added my entry to your challenge..Its so nice playing with you after such a long time :)

  6. Wow..amazing inspirations.. Love to participate.. :)

  7. Beautiful creations by all DT'S. Nice details on what shabby is thanks.Added my entry , hope you all will like.

  8. Oooh Like the challenge theme and the DT cards.May have to try this!I am new to your blog.When is the deadline?

  9. My kinda challenge! Will surely participate.. all the inspirations are so stunning!

  10. wow very fab work by all the DTs.Jovita's love coupons are so cute. like the idea.

  11. Hey pooja ..thank you for such an apt description of the term...your blog with the new team looks fab:)

  12. Amazing creations and a lovely theme... Am not sure if my card falls in this category, but am adding a link nevertheless.

    Since adding a link using the linky tool is creating a new post on my blog everytime, am adding my card link here in the comments. Am newbie, so kindly bear :(

  13. So glad to participate after a long time ...cheers ..sachi


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