Friday, February 26, 2016

Fussy and Fancy Challenge 158 - Shabby Fun Bingo!

Happy Friday
Fussy and Fancy followers!

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Our challenge for the next
fortnight is hosted by our
very sweet and talented

The challenge Judy has chosen is:
 
Shabby Fun Bingo!
This, for me,  stems back to many years ago when I Googled the Definition of Shabby Chic.  I remember reading the most wonderful article on this.  Can I find it now?  NO!  I have searched and searched without success.  I remember it referring to opening a chest in Grandma's attic and finding all this lacey items, worn edges (distress?), things dreamy, floaty, delicate and bordering on romantic.  I do wish I could have found it.  So, this is the nearest article I could find when Googling it recently:
X JUDY
A brief explanation of Shabby-Chic / Cottage-Style;
The term "shabby-chic" was first used in the late eighties by fashion designer Rachel Ashwell. The term encompasses the decor you might expect to find in a tastefully decorated country- cabin, or maybe even your own Grandmothers house.
Many shabby-chic/cottage style themes centre around the use of shades of white. This is invariably combined with soft dreamy floral-patterns, wonderful pastel blues, greens, creamy peach, and delicate pinks. The concept uses many different types of vintage items such as old furniture ( white " distressed" finish is popular) , wrought iron curtain rods with flimsy sheer curtains (perhaps dyed with tea), luxuriant pillows abound, and of course, plenty of fresh cut flowers. Shabby Chic/ Cottage Style is not rigidly defined, but is achieved through an elegant balance of the old and worn, shiny silver accessories, soft snugly furniture and plenty of pillows, vintage glass pieces certainly add to the overall effect.
One could also expect to find rough, old lace and comfortable throw rugs, just think of how Grandmother decorated her home. If your Grandmother was anything like mine, she did not buy new furniture or household items. Back then many things were made by hand, or passed down. After all, Grandmother lived through the Great Depression, and two world wars. Durability and practicality were foremost; frivolous items were 'nay to be seen. Yet simple luxury and charm could be seen in abundance.
SHABBY FUN BINGO
REQUIREMENTS:
The requirements are simple.
1.  Go for either one full line (that is using items selected vertical, horizontal or diagonally) or better still go for full house.  The chart is made it so that full house will be quite easy and enjoyable to do.

Those entrants who go for full house are asked to leave a comment on the post on my Blog at
http://inkypinkydelights.blogspot.co.uk/ telling me they have gone for full house.  I will then pop the names from the full house comments on my Blog into a hat and the lucky winner will win a little bit of something which I will donate.

2.  Each entrant is asked to tell us what line they have gone for, and what they have used to qualify please.
3.  Most of all, just have fun and let your creativity run away with you.


FUSSY & FANCY
Or CAS with a twist

(DO YOUR OWN THING)

DISTRESSING

DIE-CUTS




A SPARKLEY MIST



(Glitter etc)

SOMETHING
OLD


SOMETHING NEW


FRILLS &/OR LACE

PRETTY PEARLS TOO

DREAMY & DELICATE

(eg: Dreamy delicate colours)

TEXTURE & FLAIR


(Embossing, Structure paste, Cheesecloth etc)


VERGING ON ROMANTIC
(hearts, anniversary etc)


MAKE ITA PAIR!
(two of something)

VINTAGE OR CUTE

(IMAGE)

RIBBONS OR BOWS

SHAPED OR SQUARE

ANYTHING GOES!

(add something of your choice)


Here is the gorgeous card that
Judy has created for her
Shabby Fun Bingo challenge
JUDY
Using Sponsor's image,papers and embellishments
(FULL HOUSE) 


 Judy, Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS!
Just look at all of those beautiful Shabby embellishments!
I love the distressing and the pair of hearts with texture.
What a lovely image surrounded by lace, pearls and flowers!
You used the Full house from your Bingo Board and then some!!
I just love to see your lovely work!
I promise that all of you are in for a real treat
when you visit Judy's lovely blog! 
Her work is always beautiful and full of
inspiration!

Judy will be choosing the
 top 5 winners
for this challenge!

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We are excited to announce
is our sponsor for
 this challenge!
http://www.liveandlovecrafts.com/

 is a craft store in the UK where all of us

want to sit with a cup of tea or coffee and

spend hours drooling, I mean, looking on the


 at all of the gorgeous crafting supplies that

we could dream about!



The owner, Sandy, is especially passionate about

the Vintage and Shabby Chic style!



Sandy, has managed to bring the best

Vintage craft products from Scandinavia

and worldwide suppliers alike, into her store!

She is continuously adding a huge
range of products and brands!

She is especially passionate about
excellent customer service!

I happen to know from personal experience,
that Sandy will contact you the very same
day or less than an hour later.
 She answers any questions you might have
and she is so very nice!

The very sweet, generous and lovely owner,
of Live and Love Crafts,
Sandy Mathis,
is offering one very lucky winner
this store voucher!!



http://www.liveandlovecrafts.com/
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And now, with lots of lovely
 ideas to inspire you,
I'm so very proud to introduce
the very talented and creative

Fussy and Fancy Girls!

 Norma
Using Scalloped Venice Lace 'Rose' and Hemp Cord from Live and Love Crafts
(2nd row: something old, something new, lace, pearls)


Lozzy

Using Top Row from the Bingo Board


(Full House)



Gina

(Full House)



Sharon
Bingo - Cute, bow, shaped, anything goes



Bingo using 2nd row : something old - something new - lace - pearls



(Full House)



(Glitter,pearls,make it a pair,anything goes)




 

Gorgeous work ladies!
I hope you can pop by the girls blogs
to read about their lovely creations.
They would love a visit from you!




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You can also enter our challenges via email

We have an email entry blog set up where
your cards are placed, entered into the
challenge via the linking tool and 
commented on by our design team.



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You have until midnight on
10th March (GMT) to enter

We look forward to seeing what

you create using Judy's
Shabby Fun Bingo!

**Happy Crafting**




6 comments:

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW the DT Creations are amazing, Hazelx

Lozzy T said...

All gorgeous creations ladies...Hugs Lozzy xx

Maggie said...

Fabulous DT samples great challenge had lots of fun choosing which one to go with lol
MaggieH

Karen said...

I absolutely love this challenge and everyone's take on it! The DT did spectacular work once again. Thank you for the inspiration and fabulous challenge! Also, if random.org chooses me for the prize, please re-pick since I am on the Live & Love Crafts team. Thank you! :o)

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

Priya said...

Lovely Inspirations.

Pat said...

Looks like my image does not play well with the link up. Please go to my blog for the real project I created for your challenge. Thanks! Lovely inspiration from the team!