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Monday, December 26, 2011

Shhhhh! IT'S A SECRET!

It was secret santa time again and I racked my brains for what to do for my friend Karelyn on my craft forum. Then, I saw some of these house shaped shadow boxes and so I did one of them for her. I covered it with paper and then inked and sealed it. The wood frame itself was painted with acrylic paint, textured paint, metallic paint and then sealed. As usual, odds and sods were added. I filled the tiny apothecary bottles with micro beads, stuck some charms on, did some dye cuts with grungepaper and inked them, stamped my greeting with my Waltzing Mouse remedies stamp and painted the spools. The 'flowers' are done with my Tim Holtz die and the lace and other bits were in my stash. I'm well chuffed with how it turned out and I really struggled to part with it, lol.

Entering into:
SPARKLES #27 - Anything BUT a Christmas card.
THE CRAFTY PAD #152 - Anything but Christmas. TOP 3.
ALLSORTS #134 - Blue and Brown.
MARKS FINEST PAPERS #87 - Anything goes.
SECRET CRAFTER #166 - Anything goes.
MAMI DOODLES #40 - Altered Art/Home Decor.
JELLYPARK CHALLENGES - Anything but a card.
STAMPIN' FOR THE WEEKEND #23 - Anything goes.

Thursday, December 08, 2011


Hellooooo peeps. It's been a bit of a poorly time in this house so far this week, but finally I can get my I ♥ PROMARKERS card up. Challenge #95 this week is to make a shaped card and we're sponsored by the lovely JOANNA SHEEN. I used one of my own templates, available HERE and made an open book type card. It's the first time I've used it for a proper paper card and I have to say, I'm really pleased with it.

My papers are K & Co Handmade Speciality, Tilda is sitting on a piece of card punched with Martha Stewart's heart edge punch and the sentiment is from the fabulous Waltzing Mouse 'Rescue Remedies' set. It's a lovely sentiment to celebrate a friends birthday with. Punched leaves, flowers, lace, pearls and a charm finished it off.
Entering into:
ART IMPRESSION STAMPS #43 - Try something new.
CUTE CARD THURSDAY #194 - Anything goes.

COOKING IT UP WITH KATIE #86 - Anything goes.
DIVA'S BY DESIGN #16 - Anything goes.
WHIMSEY STAMPS #18 - Patterns and Pearls.

PASSION FOR PROMARKERS #129 - Celebrations.
MAKE IT MONDAY #66 - Anything goes.
CRAFTY BOOTS - Anything goes.
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY - Anything goes (option of a dangly).
CRAZY CHALLENGE #96 - Anything goes.
CRAFTY CREATIONS #147 - Card with Sentiment.
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