Sunday 13 April 2014


Good morning, I hope you're all having a lovely crafty weekend. Our DT have been busy bees creating some gorgeous inspiration projects for our current challenge 

Pretty Shabby Chic

we've had some gorgeous entries so far but there's still plenty of time to play along. You don't have to use PanPastels to enter but we love it when you do. Our lucky winner will receive a fab prize of gorgeous goodies from Premium Craft Brands

Right then, lets have a look at the inspiration projects from our DT

Claire  I've altered an MDF heart. I've used Maimeri Gesso coloured with ultramarine Blue PanPastel, once that was dry I used Maimeri Light Modelling Paste through the gorgeous Dutch Doobadoo Mosiac Stencil. I used red line tape to create a border and once the LMP was dry added Gold PanPastel (loooove this stuff!!). I've coloured the image with Graph'It Markers and added Butterflies, Honeycomb and Feathers from Dutch Doobadoo

Terry hey there guys, did you know what fun you can have with a little envelope and attaching it to a Bottle Label.....well I was playing with one and it is such fun to make. 

Remember the first picci that is the front of a Bottle label, I worked on the back with the same Shabby Chic papers and colored the butterfly with PanPastels just like the heart, the borders have ink on it and I placed some lace, roses and a sentiment. More detaills are on my blog

Lou: I am still on a mission to use up old papers and embellies that are still too precious to throw away but are "still not me" or if I'm being truly honest, I don't know what to do with! This week I have used my pan pastels first to age the papers and then add highlights in selected areas. I repeated the process with all the diecuts too.

The butterflies were stamped with Perfect medium and then coloured with my pan pastels and the fabric label has been aged too.

Well I hope we've inspired you to enter out Pretty Shabby Challenge, you can link up your  project and be in with a chance to win by clicking 

We don't really do loads of rules here but we do have a couple so please take note:
1. No back links
2. Only 2 entries to make it fair for everyone
3. We'd love you to TRY and play along with the challenge if you can although it's not a hard and fast rule but extra brownie points are awarded to those who do. 
4. The main prize can only be posted to a UK address - if the prize is not claimed within 14 days it will be offered to someone on the Top 3 from the same week.
5. You MUST be a follower of this blog to enter

And remember - our Top 3 is eligible for the running to be offered a place as a forthcoming Guest designer too!

We'll be back next week with a brand new challenge!!

1 comment:

  1. Ohhh my goodness Claire and Louise I am loving your HEART and Butterfly projects, great colours and very SHABBY CHIC great job amazing teamies wowwzerss xxxx Hugs Terry


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