A Little Shabby & A Little Chic!

Hello Power Poppy Peeps! It’s another fun-filled Friday over here on the POWER POPPY blog! We’ve got some Bloomies creations to share, winnings to award and a brand new challege -- one designed to deliver a dash of design power & splash of creative spark — to unveil!


HOW TO PLAY: Our hostess with the mostess is the talented Cindy Lawrence and here’s what she has to say about this month's Shabby & Chic Challenge! 
“Create a project using soft colors, distressed edges, vintage embellishments...anything that gives your card or creation that shabby chic look!”

  • Use Power Poppy stamps if you have them, but if you don’t, this is a great way to WIN them
  • Link your creation below using our Linky (please use the exact URL from your post instead of a generic blog address.)
  • Please mention Power Poppy in YOUR blog or gallery post with a link back to THIS challenge
  • The winner will receive a free clear or digital stamp set of choice from the Power Poppy Shop
  • Enter as many cards as you’d like, as long as they fit the theme of the challenge!
  • Deadline to enter is August 31 @ 8:00pm EST. At that point, we'll draw the winner randomly and make the announcement right here on the first Friday of September.

Just to set the scene and get those creative juices flowing, let's take a gander at the one and only Cindy Lawrence's challenge creation!

Cindy used the fresh combination of pink, kraft, and gray shades in her shabby chic creation.  She inverted the colors in the digital image before printing it off, making the image white and the background black.  Then she lightened the black background to a pale shade of gray, in keeping with the soft palette on her card.  Bits of lacey doily, distressed edges, a mix of twine and white seam binding ribbon add just the right amount of shabby to the chic, or perhaps it is chic to the shabby?  Either way, it showcases the gorgeous new Sunflower Power digital stamp beautifully.

There you have it folks! How shabby can you get? How much of an antique flair can you deliver? We can't wait to see those creations start to fill up our linky below! So, get those fingers inky and then link up your gallery or blog post right here! (psst. the link is at the bottom of this post!)

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Last week brought an end to July’s Hang Some Paper Challenge!  With all the entries in, we let work its magic and the lucky number is......

That means our Power & Spark winner for July is... DONNA PHELAN!
Just check out her cute-as-can-be creation!

I love the wonky layout Donna used and you can see she even used the inside of her card to capitalize on the Hang Some Paper Challenge! That's still valuable real estate folks! While Donna didn't use Power Poppy stamps on this beauty, now she'll have some to play along in future challenges! YAY! CONGRATS DONNA! Simply email us at and let us know what stamp set or digital stamp set that you’d like and we’ll send it your way! 
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We’ve come to the part of our Friday program where we love to share the blog roll for some of cardmaking's finest — THE BLOOM BRIGADE! Stop on by and get a glimpse of some of their latest creative pursuits!

Thanks for sharing a bit of your day with us! We can’t wait to see you get all Shabby & Chic this month for a shot at some fabulous Power Poppy stamps! See you back here real soon!



CherylQuilts said...

Wow, what a great challenge for this month...a style I really don't do much (or well)! And congratulations to Donna, winner of July's challenge! Woohoo! I LOVED each one of the Bloom Brigade cards, and what a delight to see all the different styles and ways to do things. LOVED them all! Hugs, all, and have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

OMGeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Thanks so much.....what a wonderful start to a wonderful weekend! Off to shop--so many choices!!! THANK YOU! Gotta love that random draw! ;)

Tina Rathbone said...
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Christina Hor said...

Hi! Christina here joining in the fun! I'm not sure if my card truly fit the shabby chic theme. But I still want to share it for fun. Thanks for looking!