Simon Say Stamp Challenge – Shabby Chic

What is this? Another challenge card? Wahoo! Well Simon Says Stamps Challenges has a Shabby Chic theme this week and I love Shabby Chic so just had to have a go!

So here is my more Shabby than Chic attempt LOL!

The image is a rub-on from La Blanche and I have rubbed it on to calico (sorry – calico again!), I’ve then layered the calico onto a book page and some HOTP paper and did a bit of stitching.

The frame is cut with my Nestibilities Label one and then I painted it with Rangers Crackle paint and a quick spray of Shimmez Spritz, finished with distress inks.

Some ribbon, a bit of Spritzed trim, buttons, pins, Spellbinders Symbology die cut and a Melissa Frances keyhole to finish the look!

Have a super Shabby Chic Friday.



Image – Le Blanche Rub On

Paper – Hot Off The Press

Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; silicone glue

OtherShimmez Spritz; sewing machine; metallic thread; Buttons; pins; Cuttlebug; Nestibilities label one and symbology; Ribbon; Trim; Distress inks; Crackle paint; Melissa Frances Keyhole; Calico; Seam ripper

Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 57 Comments

  1. Lythan

    I just had to comment and say how beautiful this card is. Just absolutely and completely perfect:)

  2. Crystal

    Kim good morning sweetie, oh my this is GORGEOUS, I love love the vintage feel of this card…and your ribbon treatment is OUTSTANDING!!!! Gorgeous creation!

  3. ~amy~

    good grief girlie…your detail work is absolutely STUNNING!!! gorgeous card my dear!

  4. Emily

    amazing card Kim, love all the details!

  5. Dragonlady

    This is a simply stunning card Kim. Another perfect example of shabby chic. Don't think mine is quite the same standard!!

    Hugs Ali x

  6. Sandy

    Wow this is absolutely wonderful.
    Fantastic card. Love the green.

    Have a great weekend Kim.

  7. Lil Daffodil

    Hi KIm,
    This is awesome. I love the mix of materials and textures. Everything goes so well together. Beautiful card.
    Fiona x

  8. Jacqueline's Weblog

    Amazing! Your card is gorgeous. Wonderful colours and sentiments.
    Hugs Jacqueline

  9. Nannieflash

    Wow Kim, fabulous card, and the colour combo is gorgeous, and the image is beautiful. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

  10. Christine (Craftling)

    Flippin' 'eck, Kim.. Your mojo has lost a penny and found a pound! This is fantastic! Loving the green.

    Chris xx

  11. WOWZER Kim, this is amazing!! I love your pleated ribbon and all of your details!! So beautiful!! HUGS

  12. Davi

    Wow Kim, this is stunning. Love the beautiful color and all the fabulous details!!

  13. Rebecca

    This card is so cute! I LOVE the rub on. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments earlier! Have a great day!

  14. Domna

    Love this green shabby! And a keyhole! ))

  15. pinky

    omg this is gorgeous, you are the shabby chic queen!!!

  16. Martha

    Wow, stunning!! Love it 🙂

  17. POPPET

    This is stunning honey i love the image too so sweet big hugs pOps x

  18. Tara

    This is fab Kim…… vintage at its best and I love it!!
    Have a great weekend :o)
    Hugs Tara xx

  19. Grenouille Greetings

    This is a real treat of a card! I love your paper swirl and your sewn pleated ribbon! Way to clever for me! Warmest wishes, Lesley

  20. Terri

    Kim, this is wonderful! I love all your details and especially that you used text. The way you assembled it is just perfect!

  21. Vanja

    Beautiful card, Kim! I love the ribbon.
    Hugs, Vanja

  22. Sarpreet

    Gorgeous card, love the layering, the stitching,the ribbon work. Love it.

  23. debby4000

    Oh this is gorgeous, beautiful colours and stunning details.

  24. Frazzled Crafts

    What a fab creation Kim, love the use of crackle, stitching and distressing. The colours are superb and love the use of buttons and stitched ribbon. Fantabulous! Liz x

  25. Chelsea

    Hi Kim, this is just simply beautiful. Love the stitchings. :)Chel

  26. Sue

    WOW Kim
    this is just gorgeous hun, fabby colour i luv all the detail you have put in it, stunning creation, sue.x

  27. BethieJ

    Your card is BEAUTIFUL Kim! I adore everything about it!! Great job on the challenge!!!
    Thank You for stopping by my blog today!!
    Have a WONDERFUL weekend!!!

  28. Lauren

    So fabulous!!! The ribbon adornments are so beautiful.

  29. Donna

    Wow!! This is a sight for sore eyes! Should be in a frame!!

  30. Biscuitlid

    wow just gorgeous – love the ruffled ribbon and all the side detail – you're so patient!

  31. Liz

    OMG I am speachless really stunning and do not forget I told ya

    Liz xx

  32. Liz



    Liz xx

  33. LV

    A great idea and beautiful workmanship. You are a very creative person. I really enjoyed your blog today and proud you left me a comment.

  34. sandra

    Kim,this one is amazing!!!
    I love all details on it!
    Great entry!

  35. Mona L. Pendleton

    OOO What a gorgeous creation! I loove all the vintagey detail & textures! 🙂 TFS

  36. Helen

    Kim, This is the first time I've found your blog, I just love the colours you've used here, it is truly beautiful. Thanks for coming to see my blog, too.

  37. CelticWoman

    Wonderful monochromatic vintage, your details are divine. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog with warm comments. Sandi

  38. Nancy Maxwell James

    what a gorgeous piece you have created here! I love the soft green and all the wonderful dimension and embellies! 🙂 beautiful work!

  39. Spyder

    Saw this and had to come over and say, fab-fab card, love it!!

  40. Jo (Boots the Monkey)

    I thought I had commented – doh !

    Such a gorgeous card Kim, just love the transfer on the calico and all the fantastic details in this card. Defo shabby chic.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge.


    Jo xxx

  41. itsabrt

    Wow is all I can say WOW! Beth

  42. Julie

    WOW, Kim! Love this vintage/shabby card of yours!

    So glad you came to visit today so I could find you–nice to meet you! I really think you need to do "vintage" more often–you've got such a gorgeous style! Love all the green…

    I'll be back to visit often to see what you're working on…hope you have a beautiful Sunday!

  43. Juls

    wow!! what can I say, this is just so incredibly stunning!! Just love EVERYTHING about this gorgeous card!! Hugs Juls

  44. Timcsoca

    Wow, wonderful card! Love the stunning details and the colours!:)

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!

    Hugs, Tímea

  45. Pinkllilac

    Gorgeous creation Kim and love the design and details, just beautiful.
    Hugs Linda

  46. Chris

    Breathtakingly beautiful Kim! I love how you put the image on the calico, it looks superb and all the elements are perfection. I just ordered some of the Melissa Frances keyholes and frames, aren't they gorgeous, can't wait for them to come. Hope you're well sweetie and had a good weekend. Hugs, Chris xx

  47. Jennifer

    Hi Kim,
    I adore this card. The colours and attention to detail are gorgeous. I especially like the ruffled ribbon.
    Jen x

  48. Hanne

    Hi Kim,

    Glad I found your beautiful blog! Your cards are so beautiful. Love this one. Wonderful elements:)

    I would like to link to your blog. Hope that is OK:)

  49. moi

    I can only say: WOW!

    hugs, moi

  50. Michelle

    Stunning card Kim, utterly beautiful! Love the image and the calico!! That text swirl is a perfect embellishment too.
    x Michelle

  51. having a {me} day

    Oh this is just gorgeous! Very shabby chic-y! That green is just fab! kxx

  52. Julie

    Wow – totally fabulous!!!

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