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Monday, April 25, 2011

Week #59 - 'Butterfly Wishes'

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

... and asks that we create a card or project based on the inspiration photo and use BUTTERFLIES!  You need not use the colors from the inspiration photo unless you want to :)

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!

For our APRIL SPECIAL GUEST DESIGNER SPOTS --  this week we will be treated to a handmade card made by ANABELLE O'MALLEY!  Last week we were inspired by BEATRIZ JENNINGS!  And the week previous to last week we had the treat of a handmade treasure from MELISSA PHILLIPS!!!

I am pleased to introduce you all to this week's Guest Designer, M@rjan Kuppers, M@rjan's Blog!  M@rjan earned this Guest Designer spot for her win during Week #49 - Keeping Warm :)

And our Special Guest Designer, Anabelle O'Malley, Bits and Pieces ... 

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
Nelly & Leo #6

Charlene Cundy - Expresstions of Me!
Nelly and Leo #6

Danielle Greenwood - Au Clair de La Lune
Nelly and Leo #6

Sheri Holt - My Sheri Cards 
Lenny Flowers

Melissa Bove - Creating From the Heart

Pattie Goldman - The Pampered Paper Patch

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

I'm super happy to welcome this week's sponsor, The Stamp Fairy!
Stamp Fairy officially launched on November 5th 2010. Gerda Burghardt artist and owner creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats. You will find adorable teddies bears, young boys and girls to fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical critters.

Stamp Fairy has new releases along with a free image every Friday, a weekly challenge on Mondays and Guest Designers each month on their challenge blog.  Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images. We hope Stamp Fairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity.

The Stamp Fairy will be providing our lucky winner this week with a $15 store voucher!

Link your creations below by Sunday, May 1st to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, May 2nd. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 2nd as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!


Anonymous said...

awesome challenge and beautiful DT work! glad to have found this lovely challenge blog :)

Anne said...

that is a beautiful cake.. my first thought was wow...thanks for the lovely inspiration.. now if i could just stop starring at it I might get a project made.. hehe

Silke Ledlow said...

Super beautiful DT cards! Love the inspiration photo! Hugs ~S~

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Shabby Ladies

Another fabby inspiration/theme.

Take care


Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

What a fabulous inspiration this week! Thank you!

Dawn♥ said...

OMGoodness what gorgeous inspiration from the DT. Beautiful creations ladies. Thank you so much for always inspiring. Dawn♥

Beth Norman said...

The DT made terrific cards. Thank you for the inspiration.

Totallyawake4-life said...

Love the butterfly inspiration and all the shares .... some wonderful creations out there!

Thanks for the chance to play along!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love all the inspiration by the DT. What a great fun challnege.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Did someone mention butterflies? Thanks for the wonderful challenge and the DT work is totally inspiring.

Unknown said...

What a lovely challenge!! And such a beautiful inspiration pic!! Oh my goodness, the DT,s and the GDT have really outdone them selves with this challenge!! Such lovely creations!

kissinia said...

Thanks for this Challenge, Butterfly Theme is fantastic opportunity to create something nice!

Magento Themes said...

Its amazing cards!!! that butterflies are looking colorful and beautiful. I love all cards. Especially y the first one.Thanks for this great collections.

~* steph :) *~ said...

fun challenge! glad i had a chance to play along. love the DT's samples. thanks for sharing and have a lovely week! *hugs* steph :)

a Seeker of the TRUTH said...

This looks like it would have been a fun challenge Love the inspiration photo and the Dt cards It is a shame Only now I stumbled across this blog But Thanks for sharing such truly inspirational creations Looking forward to seeing what your next challenge is

Happy crafting everyone
Hugs Julie