Friday, December 18, 2009

Let's Get Shabby Challenge

Wow, I am finding some great challenge sites lately! Another one I have come across yesterday is Let's Get Shabby... here is my take on their December challenge. Go and check it out... their Design Team is awesomely talented and some of the other entries I took a peek at were just stunning!

The challenge is to scrap a Shabby Christmas. To me Shabby style is all about the pretty florals, pinks, pearls, lace and old world charm. Not sure if I have quite got the shabby look right but I am pretty happy with the layout and that is what really matters :D

Basic Grey Wassail Papers, old music sheet, Kaiser wood flourishes, Kaiser Pearls, Prima Say It In Pearls, Prima flowers, Tim Holtz Distress inks, Glimmer Mist, vintage lace, Kaiser Epoxy stickers, Thickers alphas

The girls were getting pretty tired last Christmas with me dragging them through all the shops. Little Miss 7 had noticed Santa just didn't look right and started questioning why he looked different sometimes. She had heard terrible rumours that he wasn't real and was starting to think maybe that was the case. So I explained to them that Santa can't possibly be everywhere at once so he gets normal people to help him by pretending to be Santa. They were pretty happy with this explanation for the fake beards and skinny Santas... and then it happened. We were coming out of the supermarket in the days before Christmas and right there in front of us was the REAL Santa. He had a real beard, real rosy cheeks and red nose, sounded just like him and even made lollies magically appear in his hands. This Santa had all the magic and spirit of Christmas that had been under serious threat last year. It was this 'real' santa that saved Christmas and my girls can proudly tell everyone about the year they met the REAL Santa :)

Thanks for stopping by xx


Toni said...

Kirsti, So glad you found us!!!! Wow this lo is GORGEOUS, Such Pretty details!!! Thanks for playing with us at SHABBY!!

Deb said...

Your LO is gorgeous.

Marcia said...

Yeah, we have the whole 'santa's helper' thing happening here too .... this year we have asked how santa is gonna get in coz we don't have a chimney for him to climb down! Hmmm....

Well, to me your layout is shabby style and it is very priddy!

:) Marcia

Julie said...

just love the layout your have done for the shabby challenge. Looks gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with us.

Ruth said...

You definately got the Shaaby style going on there girl!!
I just don't know how you can have the real Santa Downunder when we have him at our garden centre?

Thanks for playing along with us at Shabby.... hope to see you again next time xxx

Jenneke said...

YES!! You have quite got the shabby look right!!! This layout is absolutely beautiful!!
LOVE the picture, the flowers, the music paper and the swirl!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Shabby!


mandysea said...

Kirsti you have achieved a fabulous Shabby Christmas style here!! Its suits you!!! I'm glad you found us and thanks for the lovely comments.

You've scrapped your pics beautifully!
Thanks for playing along with us at Shabby!

Timcsoca said...

OMG, this is wonderful! Absolute stunning the embellishments, the colours and the details! Fantastic!!!!I love it!!:)

Thanks for playing with us at Shabby!

Hugs, Tímea

zandra said...

Love your take on the challenge! Hugz, Z