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.



  1. 15 January 2010 / 12:13 pm

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

  2. 15 January 2010 / 12:23 pm

    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. 15 January 2010 / 12:37 pm

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

  4. 15 January 2010 / 12:50 pm

    amazing card Kim, love all the details!

  5. 15 January 2010 / 12:51 pm

    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. 15 January 2010 / 1:07 pm

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

    Have a great weekend Kim.

  7. 15 January 2010 / 1:33 pm

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

  8. 15 January 2010 / 1:44 pm

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

  9. 15 January 2010 / 2:11 pm

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

  10. 15 January 2010 / 2:41 pm

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

    Chris xx

  11. 15 January 2010 / 2:54 pm

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

  12. 15 January 2010 / 3:03 pm

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

  13. 15 January 2010 / 3:05 pm

    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. 15 January 2010 / 3:50 pm

    Love this green shabby! And a keyhole! ))

  15. 15 January 2010 / 6:28 pm

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

  16. 15 January 2010 / 6:40 pm

    Wow, stunning!! Love it 🙂

  17. 15 January 2010 / 6:58 pm

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

  18. 15 January 2010 / 8:37 pm

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

  19. 15 January 2010 / 11:10 pm

    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. 16 January 2010 / 2:08 am

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

  21. 16 January 2010 / 2:24 am

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

  22. 16 January 2010 / 6:55 am

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

  23. 16 January 2010 / 8:35 am

    Oh this is gorgeous, beautiful colours and stunning details.

  24. 16 January 2010 / 8:37 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! Absolutely beautiful!

  25. 16 January 2010 / 11:16 am

    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

  26. 16 January 2010 / 12:21 pm

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

  27. 16 January 2010 / 6:35 pm

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

  28. 16 January 2010 / 9:25 pm

    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!!!

  29. 16 January 2010 / 9:30 pm

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

  30. 16 January 2010 / 9:49 pm

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

  31. 16 January 2010 / 10:34 pm

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

  32. 16 January 2010 / 11:19 pm

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

    Liz xx

  33. 16 January 2010 / 11:21 pm



    Liz xx

  34. 17 January 2010 / 12:25 am

    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.

  35. 17 January 2010 / 12:41 am

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

  36. 17 January 2010 / 7:28 am

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

  37. 17 January 2010 / 11:58 am

    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.

  38. 17 January 2010 / 12:36 pm

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

  39. 17 January 2010 / 12:58 pm

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

  40. 17 January 2010 / 1:30 pm

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

  41. 17 January 2010 / 3:45 pm

    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

  42. 17 January 2010 / 4:11 pm

    Wow is all I can say WOW! Beth

  43. 17 January 2010 / 5:31 pm

    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!

  44. 17 January 2010 / 9:33 pm

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

  45. 17 January 2010 / 9:38 pm

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

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!

    Hugs, Tímea

  46. 17 January 2010 / 9:53 pm

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

  47. 18 January 2010 / 11:42 am

    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

  48. 18 January 2010 / 1:10 pm

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

  49. 19 January 2010 / 3:44 pm

    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:)

  50. 19 January 2010 / 8:02 pm

    I can only say: WOW!

    hugs, moi

  51. 20 January 2010 / 1:23 pm

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

  52. 20 January 2010 / 7:13 pm

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

  53. 20 January 2010 / 8:52 pm

    Wow – totally fabulous!!!

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