Some EXCITING news to share!

Some EXCITING news to share!

Hello friends!  Well, I bet most of you have heard the buzz by now, but if you haven’t, I finally get to spill the beans!  My sweet friend, Lesley Croghan, is starting a new challenge beginning in January 2014 and guess what …

Designer Badge… I have been invited to create for the inaugural the card Concept design team in the ‘Shabby Chic’ category … LOVE!!!  For those of you unfamiliar with the guidelines surrounding the Shabby Chic esthetic, here you go:

Shabby Chic and Vintage

  • the use of used, worn or inexpensive components to make stylish goods
  • distressed or sponged edges
  • old feel-antiqued
  • lots of embellishments
  • ribbons or lace
  • lots of layers

Those that know me well, already know that I adore anything shabby, old, worn and antique!  YUM!  I enjoy going to antique shows and finding old treasures to add to my cards and paper crafted projects!  I love piling my creations high with lots of bits and bobs of sweet little treasures — creating keepsakes suitable for framing in some instances!

papersweeties-debbie-11-11-13(1)Let’s go through the shabby checklist, shall we?  Used, worn, inexpensive components – check!  Distressed or sponges layers – I inked mine with vanilla paint – check!  Old/antique feeling with lots of embellishments – check!  Ribbons or lace – check!   Lots of layers – check!

Winner BadgeThis shabby little sweetie was chosen as the winning favorite at Festive Friday for last week’s aqua, red & cream challenge!  Materials list: Homespun Holidays, Ho Ho Ho, Homespun Holidays Sweet Cuts, Rusty Jingle Bells, Red & White Chenille Candy Cane, October Afternoon – Make It Merry patterned paper, blue chenille trim – Webster’s Pages.

A huge thank you to Miss Lesley for inviting me to join the line-up of talented designers who will be creating for The Card Concept challenges!  We are all in for a treat to be inspired by these lovely ladies!  Stay tuned for this new and exciting challenge to launch after the holidays in January … and until then, happy stamping my friends!


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  • Michelle Bala
    Posted at 09:26h, 03 December Reply

    So exciting!!! Congratulations, Debbie! Can’t wait for the challenges to begin!

  • Jingle
    Posted at 09:44h, 03 December Reply


  • bearsmother
    Posted at 15:13h, 03 December Reply

    This is a clever idea. The pearls really make the flowers pop. thanks for sharing.

  • Karen D
    Posted at 08:55h, 05 December Reply

    Hi Debbie. Congratulations on being a part of the team. I have been an admirer of your cards for some time now via The Shabby Tearoom.This card is so gorgeous. I love the paper ruffle and all the wonderful embellishments.

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