Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Build it up

Wow is all I can say to the amount of entries we had for the last challenge over at our new residence for Creative Craft Challenges. We were a little worried that with all the problems we had been having and the move that we would lose some of you wonderful crafters but boy what a boost to know you all care and followed us and nearly 300 entries too.

Thank you

Well this challenge is open to a bit of imaginative interpretation as Sandra has chosen a 3D it theme. The DT have some superb projects to share so please pop along and give them some love.

We also have some more wonderful sponsors too, a new sponsor to us Love to Stamp who will be giving the winner their choice of one of their 'Little Darlings'  stamps fab prize as these are all so cute.

Love to Stamp

We also have Stitchy Bear stamps and boss lady Sandra is offering up some peel-off and ribbons. Not bad prizes in all.

New Stock added Daily!

Now the lovely ladies at Love to stamp let us have a play with a couple of the wee cuties from the Little Darlings range, we had a choice of 'Go girl go' and the one I choose 'Nice to meet you'. I can also tell you there is a new release soon too so even more cute rubber stamps to choose from.

For my project I decided to make a photo frame for a friend, her son absolutely adores visiting the butterfly house not far from them and thought this so cute boy was perfect to add to a piccy of him with the butterflies.

The frame is painted in some gold paint that I have had that long I'm not sure where it came from and was surprised that it was still usable. The frame was one of a set of 3 plain wood frames from ikea bought many moons ago for a £1,so you can tell how long. I used brilliance ink to stamp a butterfly silhouette stamp onto the frame and then stamped the wee little darling several times and 3d him with foam pads cutting out various bits to sort of decoupage him. He was coloured with Promarkers. Have to say my friend loved it and it is now on her kitchen wall.

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges;-

Pollycraft monday-summer fun
Totally gorjuss-all about the boys
TSG-colour challenge
Little Claires-things with wings
Sugar creek hollow-things with wings
Papercutz-the skies the limit
Stampin for the weekend-wings and things
Paperplay-things with wings
Crafty creations-boys to men
Craft room challenge-butterflies

Stitchy Bear stamps were also generous and let us have some images to play with. For my second project I mase another sister day card, not sure which sister in law this is for but it will be winging its way to either one of hubby's sisters or my bro's wife in time for August 7th.
I decided to again 3D it with foam pads printing several of the image and cutting out various bits. The base card I used a Fiskars embossing pad and stylus to hand emboss the pattern leaving a central oval for the sentiment  which I powder embossed. The flowers were coloured with promarkers(its a glitterbabe image which can be found at stitchy's store).

I was really pleased with the colours I'd used as I found I had an envelope that was the perfect colour and think it sets it off so well. I love the clean and simple look of the card even  if it's got a few layers in the flowers and hope whichever sis gets it they will love it too.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

St. Luke's charity-Black white and 1 other(purple)
 Crafty Ann's-dry embossing
Sarah Hurley-colouring
Pixie dust challenge-girly
Emerald faeire garden-girly( all things nice)
Totally papercrafts-girly
Allsorts-free and easy
Daisy doodles-anything goes
Incy wincy-black white and 1 other(purple)


Nikbee said...

Wonderful projects Julye. I love the textured card on the second make and the purple flowers really stand out.
Nikki x

Craftilicious said...

This is a great entry for our B&W plus one challenge - I love the textured background against the crisp clean oval. Thanks so much for joining us.
Tara (aka Craftilicious) x
St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Founder

Lynne said...

I love the purple flowers against that fabulous embossed background. Thank you so much for playing with us at St Lukes Charity Card Challenge.
Lynne xxx

Fleur said...

A fab frame & a gorgeous card.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Debgem said...

Love your embossed background and the way you've got a lovely clear oval for the sentiment. Black, white, purple - gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge. Hope to see you again next month!

Daisychain said...

A great frame, love the image and colours. Thanks for taking part in my challenge at Crafty Creations this week. Good Luck! Hugs Christine x

Ann Whitfield said...

Your fame is great Julye, but your card is stunning! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Maureen said...

Lovely card and I just adore the embossing. well done.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

What a fab little boy frame - I love it.
Great girly card too - those blooms look so striking on the embossed white background.
Thanks for joining our 'girly' challenge at Totally Papercrafts.
Caroline xxx

Janet said...

I love this clean and simple style. It is stunning. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.

Janet xx

Trimgym said...

Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Mandy said...

Hey hunny, these are both gorgeous, I love the sweet image on your frame and the striking flowers against the white background look fab on the card.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Tracey Manderson said...

The purple and white are great! love the embossing. Good luck, and Thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden

Claire said...

Beautiful card, those flowers really pop! I love your frame too. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
Claire xx

Mummylade said...

This is a gorgeous creation Julye! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck!

KarenB said...

Wonderful projects, and especially great job on the stamped frame :)

Zoechaos said...

So glad you came back and re-entered your frame Julye it is lovely great for a butterfly loving lad. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge good luck in the draw. XOXO Zoe

Stamps and Paper said...

Very pretty card and I love that embossed background....gorgeous
Thank you for join us over at St Luke charity card challenge


Kim B said...

Very cute frame and little guy with butterfly. The card is so pretty!! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge. Kim xx

Esther said...

Lovely frame and cute image...thank you so much for sharing at our Craft-Room Challenge...Esther xx

Maria said...

I love your frame - and the image is sooo cute! What a lovely gift. Thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge and good luck. Maria x

Cec said...

Your frame is such a nice project - clean and simple yet so effective. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow. I enjoyed looking at your blog and hope that you will back to visit us again and show us your more vintage side.

Debi said...

such a cute image, and lovely colouring- thanks for joining us at Craft Room challenge- debi x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Hugs, Sandra

Helen said...

Beautiful frame - gorgeous colours.

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire Designs.

Helen x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Both are fabulous, beautiful work, love the colours and the embossing on the 2nd and that little guy is just so darn cute on the first.


Georgina said...

A lovely project and keepsake.

Thank you for joining Little Claire blog challenge.

Mona E said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the colour combo an the simplisity. It looks really elegant. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Emerald Faerie Garden. Hugs...Mona

Jilly said...

These both gorgeous, The sweet image on your frame and the striking flowers against the white background look fabulous on the card.
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