Thursday, 24 September 2009

OMG It's Lets get Shabby Day with a secret twist!!

I have always been a shabby girl at should see my skirting boards!!! (A little dust and a few old accessories are just my thing!! )

So when I was invited to become a member of the
Lets get Shabby Design Team there was no hesitation on my part....just a little panic at the next day deadline!!

Boy I have never scrapped so fast in my life. In-between school runs and a training morning for work I met the deadline!!

....Phew..... No time for indecisions, I have fallen in love with my stapler again - how quick is that gadget for attaching cotton lace!!

I followed the sketch but reversed it a little and met the twist with a scrap of very old lace and a little vintage diamonte buckle. I took inspiration from the design and the neckline of grannies dress and hopefully this is reflected in the angles of the lace and the large flower.

My interpretation of the two circles

I'm not sure how old my Grandmother was in this photo but she didn't get married until she was 27 ....I loved her hair cut into a Bob...she had it this way for all of her 93 years!! As for the photo it's a poor quality replica of the original but I am grateful for having it anyway and to have finally given it a good home, although I'm not sure she would have approved of the title!!

I'd like to thank my new colleagues for such a warm welcome today........I can't tell you how excited I am......I don't think I'll ever get to sleep this morning!!

Love from a very happy scrappy bunny
Ruth xxx


Pia said...

wow Ruth what a beautiful card, lovely detail and like the colours. have a nice day.
hugs Piaxx

Jenneke said...

COngrats and Welcome Ruth!!!! LOVE it that you're on the Shabby-team now!! And LOVE your layout. Wow, you made it in such a short time and it's just gorgeous!
Hope you'll have a wonderful weekend!

LazyKay said...

A well deserved congratulations - they have acquired an asses - well demonstrated by your speedy and wonderful page. How lovely to be able to use a photo of a 'real' person.

Well done!


ARTful Wings said...

Very very well deserved congratulations on been asked to join the LGS DT- all your creations are totally gorgeous and inspiring and this is no exception xxxx

Karen said...

Firstly Ruth...a BIG congratulations my lovely...sooo well deserved!!!

Secondly....your Granny sounds a wonderful lady!!! That dress she is wearing is sooo stylish & I love what you have done with the LO. I am thinking I should use my stapler more now hehe XXX

Chimene said...

Hi Ruth,
I can't say how happy I am that you are a member of the Shabby team now!!!!
Welcome girl:)

I love your DT sample!! Beautiful and so elegant!


Sue Abbott said...

WOW WEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! Just read the news and am absolutely thrilled for you Ruth! The layout you have done here is gorgeous as always. I have long been an admirer of your work. So congrats to you and to Let's Get Shabby for having you on their design team, wise move!
Sue x

Didelis said...

Ruth is very beautiful! And what made the letters?

Julie said...

Wow Ruth this is great love the way you have flipped the sketch.

Great to have you on board the shabby team.

sam21ski said...

Well done on your new appointment Ruth, they are so lucky to have you xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Ruth, well deserved sweetie. Love this piece too. Your granny is beautiful like you.


Toni said...

Ruth, so happy 2 be working with you!!! This lo is just BEAUTIFUL!!! How did you put together such a beautiful lo on such short notice!!! UR AWESOME!!!

Sarah Lou said...

Conratulations! That layout is so so stunning!

Sally said...

Congratulations. I love that layout and will now be following your work on LGS too.

downrightcrafty said...

oh my god can't believe I missed your notification. Congratulations hun, well done you more than most deserve this honoured position. Love the comment on the skirting - I never thought of it that way however can see me thinking of it more in that light (that way can spend more time crafting lol)
love this layout and the photo is wonderful especially in it's new setting.
Kate xx

Liz said...

That is Beautiful Ive popped over fron a vintage affair as Helena very knidly lead me to the blog links I will pop over often Ive just listed blog awards over on my blog if youd like one or three please pop over but please leave a comment I can see I am going to LOVE your blog
thanks Liz xx

mandysea said...

YAY Ruth!!
You are just perfectly perfect for our team!!!

Adore your LO!! Fabulous!!

ANd yep I hear you on the skirting boards!


Gez said...

Woo hoo....just heard the news.... Congratulations Ruth.xx

Wishing you lots & lots of fun. Enjoy being on the Team. Love your layout.xx

Vibeke said...

Thank you for the lovely comment in my blog!!

I love this layout, it is very beautiful!!:)