Friday 27 April 2012

Week 17 - Shabby Chic/Vintage

Hello everyone, the weekend is almost here and here's hoping that you have some time for crafting as Daniele has a fabulous theme for you this week.

Before we get onto this week's challenge let's find out the winners from challenge 15 which was Pretty In Pink and my, did you all make our job difficult with so many stunning creations:

1st place - Laine who wins a £5 voucher to spend on the website, 2nd place - a tie between Suzi and Wendy -  Congratulations! please email Nikky for your prize and blinkies - the first placed winner receives a free download! Please put in the subject field of your email your placing and the challenge number.  
We have a few little rules which makes our life a lot easier when we come visiting your blogs:
1. Please follow the challenge!
2. Only enter your creation into a maximum of 10 challenges including Polka Doodles.
3. Please link your blog post and not your blog address with the blue frog - this saves us from searching your blog for your entry.
4. And please no back-linking to previous posts - these will be disregarded from our top three voting.
5. If you have comment moderation and word verification on your blog it really does slow us down when leaving comments - please consider turning word verification off especially now that comment moderation has a spam section.

Now for this week's challenge and we'd like to see your creations with a Shabby Chic/Vintage style - read on for the Design Team inspiration as I think you'll agree that they've totally rocked this challenge! The winner of this challenge will receive a Pretty Sweet CD which is such a great prize!

Ruth:  I've gone for the two-for-one approach again!  But how can you make just one baby card - you need to make two!  The embossing is a Marianne folder along with the cute Baby Carriage (LR0218).  I've used papers from Sugarplum Daisy (gingham) and Candy Doodles (plain) along with ribbons and charms from my stash.
Daniele......I have used the shabby flower from The Candy Doodles Cd and tore around the edges,the background paper is also from the same Cd. I then distressed the edges of the flower and crumpled them up, afterwards I spritzed the flower with glimmer mist and added the pearl embellishment to the centre.
Lucy: For this theme I used papers and image from the Sugarplum Daisy CD Rom. The frame, flower and flourish are made using Marianne Design Creatables. I distressed the edges of the papers to give a vintage look using Distress Inks. The image was coloured using a mixture of Pro Markers and FlexMarkers.
Emma - Hello there, I thought as this is my very favourite design style, I would get crafting for this weeks challenge too. I chose the very gorgeous Sugar Plum Daisy CDROM to gather the elements for my creation. Simple, shabby and splendid!
Doreen: I used for my card my new rose basket from Marianne Design Creatables .The paper is from the fabulous Pretty Sweet CD.
Fliss: I've made something totally different for this challenge - a shabby chic canvas using the gorgeous teacup from the Sugarplum Daisy CD with elements and papers from rather a lot of CDs so you'll need to hop over to my place to see and prepare to be amazed at how well they all go together. I printed out on to canvas and did ripping and inking for the shabby look along with wonky stitching. The little flowers are muslin cut out with a Marianne die.

Anne: For my card I printed the papers from the Not for Girls CD and distressed them to within an inch of their lives by scratching and inking the edges.  I then cut the flowers using two of Marianne's  dies and gave them the same treatment plus a good dose of glimmer mist.  The image is from our new CD Sugarplum Daisy and I've coloured it up with copics and a little glitter on her wings.  The sentiment is from the Fairy Flutterfly Bevvieboo stamp.  Once I'd put the card together I carefully 'spilled' some water colour paint on it and also gave it a good dollop of acrylic in places too.
Claire: Surrounded by new babies at the moment, an excellent opportunity to use the wonderful baby boy from Sundae of Seasons, alongside the lovely papers and Marianne Design dies, finished with a sentiment ticket from Candy Doodles collectors edition.
Lisa: 'The Crafting Owl'. This week I've made a card using papers and embellies from the Sundae of Seasons CD-ROM. The flower I printed from the Candy Doodles onto cartridge paper which I inked and scrunched. The scissors are a Marianne Die as is the Vintage image.
Ashley Lydia: I made a vintage box and card to match. I've used the Sunday of Seasons blue dot paper, Alice In Wonderland key, and Pretty Tuff for the tickets.

Miria: For my card I used paper and sentiment from lovely Pretty Sweet CD, the stamp, the decoupaged image and the die cut are from Marianne design . I coloured the image with Distress, then added Glossy accents and cracked it. Pearls, lace and buttons from stash.
Lana:  I have really enjoyed this challenge because  I adore anything vintage/shabby Chic and girly. For my card I have used the new and fabulous Sugarplum Daisy CD.
So there's your inspiration - some fantastic projects from the DT this week I think you'll agree! You have until  Sun 6th May at 12 noon GMT to enter the challenge, so just add your URL to the Linky below! Good Luck! 


  1. Love the DT inspirations...gorgeous!
    Dot x

  2. Thank you for the fun challenge, have a great weekend, hugs terry xxxx

  3. I am so sorry you can delete number 9, the thumbnail did not work so I accidently placed my card twice. Hugs Terry xxxx

  4. Some great inspiration again from the team. My favourite this week is Lana's card with the deer on. Just received my copy of this CD - thanks so much. Kim x

  5. Hiya fab dt projects, please can you delete my entry number 26 as I messed up and accidently put DT after my name, I have relinked and number 27 should be correct, sorry to be a pain and thank you
    Lindsay xx

  6. Gorgous DT creations and great inspiration

  7. Having trouble with the linky tool. Card is showing as a thumbnail but not on your page. hugs Mrs A.

  8. Really enjoyed this challenge. Love Polkadoodles.Great DT inspiration

  9. I really enjoyed this challenge & fingers crossed the link worked. Love all the inspirational ideas from the team. xx


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