Thursday, May 20, 2010

Let’s Get Shabby Challenge #11

Just seem to be getting under the wire with these challenges!  LOL  Our inspiration this challenge was this picture:

 LGS april 25th 10 A

This is a colour challenge which I was disappointed I could not find my original pictures so I had to go with these for now. 

IMG_0540  I the edges with my new toy the Distrezz-it-All, I used Ranger alcohol ink butterscotch to ink Basic Grey Bee crystal, hand cut the bee’s nest and used ranger distress inks, prima sunflower vine and the packaging from the prima brown vine.

IMG_0541 Close-up… I used to smock Gabby’s dresses when she was little.  I made the dress and we used her cabbage patch doll’s hat.  LOL

This is the picture I am looking for and will replace these with this one when I find it.

IMG_0537 Jimmy had an Embroidery Business and used these pictures for his catalog long time ago.

IMG_0525 I use to love to smock but with severe Rheumatoid arthritis I’m just not able, too.  I have quite a few dresses of her that I just love and still cherish.

IMG_0533    Aren’t the bee buttons so cute!  Now my friend Marlene (The Queen Bee) would love a dress like this!  ;o)  Well, we have a big scrapbooking expo her in New Jersey tomorrow.  Hope to find some goodies.  Have a BEE~utiful weekend!  Hugz, Z


  1. Hey little MISSY, Love this, What a GORGEOS lo!!!
    Thanks so much for playing with us at SHABBY.
    Hugs, Toni

  2. What a gorgeous LO Zandra! I love smocking too and what perfect pics for the presentation...
    Also so jealous you got to go to Tinsel Trading... on my Must Do when in New York... would be "heaven on a stick" for me..:) Tried and tried to post a coment for that post but just couldn't get it work... soooo look forward to your LGS entry each month..
    Love Lou xx

  3. lovely work and have fun this weekend.

  4. your layout is great and I can't believe you did all that smocking!!! It is too beautiful. Gabby was a lucky little girl.

  5. What a fab dress your photos are lovely!!

    My Mum used to smock our dresses and my Dad was a bee keeper so you got my attention straight away!!
    I love the little beehive made from distressed cute!!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Shabby and leaving lovely comments on other players blogs too.

  6. Oh! WOW your layout is gorgeous. I love the photos you have used....the smocking on that dress is amazing.

  7. Oh Zandra I just LOVE this layout and the photos are just beautiful...luv marg xxx

  8. This is gorgeous Zandra. Thanks for playing along with us at shabby.

  9. Colours and the flowers are fab.
    Thanks for playing with us at Shabby...

  10. My mother used to make me dresses with smocking when I was little!

    I love what you did with the the bee fabric and buttons! :)

  11. Your layout is so gorgeous and so lovely!!!There are so many bees on your layout!!Thank you for playing along with us at Shabby!!

  12. HI Zandra, great take on this months Shabby challenge x

  13. Gorgeous LO Zandra! Love the Beehive, Sunflowers and all those bees :)
    Fab dress too!
    Jan x

  14. Z, this is so beautiful. I love the texture and colours on the page. The dress is fab. I wish I could sew like you. Hope things are well. see you in a few months. Ange

  15. this is so sweet; thanks for sharing!


  16. It certainly is a fabulous LO - all that detail. Thx for sharing the expo pics too.