Saturday, 26 December 2009

Introducing......the "Lets Get Shabby" New Year Challenge!!

...................POSTCARDS FROM CLEETHORPES.........................

I printed my photos onto canvas and distressed the edges. Used some tiny pegs and some string that came wrapped around a parcel and stapled my washing line onto the layered papers.
This beautiful vintage lace was in my packet from Rachel Tucker, it kind of reminded me of netting and star-fish!!

....... one of that collection of strange card charms that I have but never use!! I mean where else would you use that gaudy yellow and mint green deckchair, but on a layout of course?

I played on Websters Pages titles for their paper range and as I bought this vintage Postcard in Cleethorpes (which is one of those old fashioned sea-side towns that used to be heaving in its hey-day)...and Ben is actually on Cleethorpes beach I couldn't think of a better title!! Not exactly Postcards from Paris huh?

I know it's not quite the New Year yet but you will need to start thinking about it soon as it is a real challenge this time around......especially for us Northern Hemisphere crafters who are slap bang in the middle of winter and I for one don't have any photographs of me looking lithesome on Cleethorpes beach last summer...... or the summer before...or the summer before that!!

This is your picture for Inspiration and over at Shabby there are plenty of other inspiring examples from my DT pop on over and start thinking....Lets get Shabby Summer Style!!

Love and seashells

Ruth xxx


Pia said...

wow what a great layout , love all details.
hugs Pia

Toni said...

Ruth, So CUTE!!! luv how you placed the pics!!!

Timcsoca said...

Beautiful page Ruth! Love all gorgeous details!:)

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

Big hugs, Tímea

Jenneke said...

Wonderful page, Ruth!!!
LOVE the pictures and the beautiful lace!!


Didelis\Gele said...

As always, very beautiful! Happy New Year! Let all dreams come true!

Chele said...

Another wonderful creation :0)
I love the wee charm - where did you get it from?

Julie said...

wow ruth this is gorgeous love the pics printed on canvas

mandysea said...

I sooo love your LO!! Its just sooo summery and soooo cute!!

There are some goregous elements in amongst your work!!

Janice said...

I love it Ruth. Just been over to check out Let's get Shabby, great challenges.

LazyKay said...

Love the way you've incorpirated the images with the photos.


eMeLiNe Seet said...

wow u have an awesome site and do beautiful work !

Micayla said...

The layout is simply gorgeous Ruth....who knew Cleethropes could look so good!!!
Hope you had a lovely Christmas and all the best for 2010.

Caroline and Jayne said...

loving the vintage style. Do pop over to our blog we are a crafting community who love to share crafting projects xx

pia iris said...

I dont have words to describe what I feel about the stuff you makes, but I love it all.
I hope you will get a great 2010. hugs from me.

Timcsoca said...

Happy New Year!:)

Hugs, Tímea

zandra said...

Awesome page! Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!
Hugz, Z

Jane said...

Hi Ruth, saw your page on the Let's Get Shabby website and had to come and comment as I live about 15 minutes from Cleethorpes LOL and it made me chuckle that it was on the LGS website!!! Love your page, it is amazing, am hoping to start scrapbooking my pictures and loving your inspiration, thanks! hugs, Jane xx

Maria said...

This is so gorgeous, love all of it. Love Webster Pages too. I haven't been on your blog for a while, but I intend to visit more this new Year.
Happy New Year, Maria

JaNs ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

I've just had a little look around your blog, and your art work is awesome!!
Gorgeous layout, so many lovely details to look at :) So inspiring!!

Jan x