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Monday, April 11, 2011

Week #57 - 'Doilies & Lace'

Welcome shabby friends - so happy you're here!  Today brings Melissa as our shabby host here in the Tea Room, and she chose this pretty inspiration photo for us all ...

... and asks that we create a card or project based on the inspiration photo and use DOILIES and/or LACE!  You are welcome to use stamps, die cuts, paper, lace, doilies, or fabric in any way you are inspired to create with ... but be sure to show us some doilies and lace!  What a YUMMY challenge :)

Note: Because we are sponsored weekly by wonderful businesses who have graciously donated products and in the interest of fairness to all participants, any entries that do not follow our simple challenge rules will remain in the gallery but will not be eligible for the weekly prizes. Thanks for your understanding and participation!

Before we get started, we have a bit of news to announce.  Kristin Wilson had to unexpectedly step down from her Design Team position for personal reasons.  So, with an open spot on our Tea Room Design Team, we asked our month-long Guest Designer, Sheri Holt, if she would be interested in stepping up into a permanent Design Team position, and she graciously agreed!  Please join me in welcoming Sheri to our shabby little family!

This left an open position in our month-long Guest Designer spot for April since Sheri was April's GDT, so we invited a couple of our Shabby Girlfriends to join us each of the next three weeks, and I'm happy to report that all three of the talented gals who were invited said YES!  This week we will be treated to a handmade card made by MELISSA PHILLIPS!  Next week we'll be inspired by BEATRIZ JENNINGS!  And the last week of April we'll have the treat of a handmade treasure from ANABELLE O'MALLEY!!!

I am pleased to introduce you all to this week's Guest Designer, Robin Shakoor, Designs by Robin!  Robin's elegant and beautiful designs are so pretty and inspirational!!

And our Special Guest Designer, Melissa Phillips - Lilly Bean's Paperie! 

Do you want to be the next Month-Long Guest Designer with the Shabby Girls?  It's as simple as participating in our weekly challenges and WOW-ing us with your projects!  The Shabby Girls might be calling on YOU to be the next Month-Long Guest Designer!!! 

And now for some more GOR-JUS inspiration from the Shabby Girls ...

Debbie Marcinkiewicz -  Simple Treasures

Charlene Cundy - Expresstions of Me!

Danielle Greenwood - Au Clair de La Lune

Melissa Bove - Creating From the Heart

Pattie Goldman - The Pampered Paper Patch

Sheri Holt - My Sheri Cards

Now, hop on over to our Shabby Girl individual blogs to see lots more creative and beautiful inspiration!

I'm so happy to welcome this week's sponsor, Cupcake Card Craft!

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Cupcake Card Craft will be offering this beautiful digital paper pack to this week's lucky winner ...

Link your creations below by Sunday, April 17th  to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, April 18th. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 11th as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!


Romaine said...

Ohhh, how sweet are the lace nests?

Unknown said...

Wow awesome designs!!!! Great inspirations!!!!

Patty O'Malley said...

Stunning cards! Love lace and doilies!

Teresa said...

Fabulous DT work, thanks for the great challenge.
Teresa xx

Anonymous said...

Love the lace nests,And the cards are little beauties too!

Hugs June

cheryl said...

stunning cards,by the DT hugs cherylxx

Heather said...

What beautiful cards...and love the little treat containers..pretty! Love the inspiration! Hugs!

Paper Bagley said...

Finally got it looking forward to doing some cards and working on my life in a scrapbook...Thanks for the challenge,Tootsie

Karen said...

great challenge thanks so much