Wednesday 13 January 2010

Simon Says Challenge

Good morning and welcome to another Simon Says Challenge. Boy, the week's go by quickly !

This morning we have woken up to a very thick blanket of snow again and the schools are all closed or opening late for exams but the traffic reports sound dreadful. The good news is that we managed to get our hands on a sledge so guess where we will be trudging off to later on ? hehehe !!

Now, back to this week's challenge. Our challenge this week is "Shabby Chic" and for all those of you, who like me, wonders what this really means, I found this on Wikipedia.

"Shabby Chic is showing signs of wear and tear, distressing, whites, worn or bleached out pastels, rustic"

The DP's are My Minds Eye "Laundry Line" and they have been torn and distressed with a distressing tool and then I inked all the edges with distress ink.

The image is by Sarah Kay and coloured with ProMarkers. I added some faux stitching and again, inked it all with distress ink.

The ribbon and string are from my stash.

The tag is from a little bag of tags I bought ages ago and forgot about until I made my card. I also inked this with distress ink.

The sentiment and heart is by Hero Arts.

The rest of the DT's cards are gorgeous, you must hop over and have a look.

Heidi is very generously giving away a $25 P&P free shopping spree which will come in very handy what with the CHA show just around the corner and all those super duper brand new goodies will be winging their way in store while they are on the plane back no doubt !!

Thank you so much for your visit and for any comments you may leave - its always such a pleasure to see you.

Don't forget we have a Design Team Call on the challenge blog so if you fancy working with us fantastically creative and fun loving ladies - add your name to the Design Team Call post on the Challenge Blog. All we would like you to do is take part in our forthcoming challenges so we can see your work. The call closes on Tuesday 26th January.

Don't forget to enter my BasicGrey Blog Candy. You can enter by pressing just HERE !!!

Enjoy your day and think of me bombing down the hills ! I think we need to make the most of it because by the sound of it, it will all be gone by the end of the week if not tomorrow.


  1. I knew shabby chic was a posh word for distressing. Absolutely gorgeous card, love all the "distressing".
    Enjoy the snow!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. How beautiful is your card! I love the colours and stamp. Just gorgeous!!

  3. Morning Jo, your card is beautiful hun, love everything.
    Enjoy the snow, we have had another blanket of it here in Somerset, it all looks so pretty
    hugs Mandy xx

  4. Love this one Jo, fantastic take on Shabby Chic and that is one fabulously coloured perfect image for it.
    Off to start mine - can't resist Shabby Chic.
    hugs Heather xxx

  5. This is chic all right! Beautiful card Jo!

  6. very Chic card Jo :-) and yes ,, tis Shabby too :-) I love this ! absolutely fabulous card :-) I really like the bow and tag ,,,, oohh lovely :-)

    Lols x x x

  7. oh wow what a beautiful card, i dont have a distressing tool will have to have a look for one, I think I will have to get some distress inks too :)

  8. What an absolutely stunning card Jo! It's gorgeous x

  9. OMG is it still snowing where you are???? Ours has almost all thawed ot now but slippy underfoot still. Have fun on that sledge, lol.
    Gorgeous card sweetie, really fab! Love the feel of your card, just so pretty

  10. What a beautiful card Jo,i love your image and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  11. Oh lovely Jo! I just love shabby chic and your card is beautiful. Kim

  12. Love your card Jo!! Stunning the papers and the colours!! Very cute the image!:)

    Hugs, Tímea

  13. Wonderful image so sweet and I love the paper and embellishments with it!!!!

  14. Hi Jo,

    The distressing so awesome and just the definition of "shabby chic" I just love this image too!

    Thanks so much for continuing to inspire with your beautiful creations each week!


  15. this look is so interesting. thanks for the sharing with us.

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  16. What a stunning and awesome card!!!

  17. A beautiful card,love the distressing.Lovely.x


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