Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Crafty Creations Challenges - #154 Valentine's for a child - Anything but a Card!

Gotta say I thoroughly enjoyed the valentine projects last week - and this week we are extending the LOVE theme because this weeks Crafty Creations Challenge is:

To Create Anything BUT a card - Valentine's for children!

How's about that for a fun lil challenge? 

One of the sheets in the 6x6 paper pad Love Struck by We R Memory Keepers is perfect for chopping into little I did exactly that! I then pulled out the ever faithful nesties and created a little mat.  I adhered 2 sparkly hearts (Making Memories) back to back with some wire in the middle x 3 sets. 

Then i was ready to "sandwich" everything toegther - 2 of the (matted) sections (back to back) with a cocktail stick and hearts-on-a wire filling! 

And there it was - the perfect topper for a red velvet cupcake with
coconut creme cheese frosting!

I have it on good authority (my handy 8 year old nephew) that it looked class and tasted delicious!! 
I couldn't ask for a better critique than that!

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EDITED:  OOoooops...i forgot to mention my little "finishing touch" on the cupcake - i got some of these die cuts on holiday - simply fold 'em, glue 'em and there you have a cute lil flower shape; which i finished off with a bright sparkly Prima gem!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Crafty Creations Challenges - #153 Valentines

Time for another sweet theme at Crafty Creations Challenges - this week the theme is:


We are kindly sponsored by Whiff of Joy this week so I hope you get the chance to join us - to be in with your chance of winning a fabulous prize!  And you'll be ready ahead of time with your loving creations!!

I created this card using some of the gorgeous Love Struck collection by We R Memory Keepers - I saw this collection on holiday and just couldn't resist!!  The focal image is a die-cut from the collection - I've added a tissue paper pleat around the edge and popped it up a little for dimension....I love the fresh colours in this collection - all it needed was a few bits of trim and embellishments for the finishing touches! bx

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Crafty Creations - #152 Something New!

Let me start with my apologies!!  Firstly, i sincerely apologise for the delay in announcing my blog hop winner!! So without further ado....I am pleased to announce that Helen is my winner!! Helen please email me your address and I will get your crafty surprise in the mail!!
Secondly, I apologise for the quality of photo - I didn't realise all FOUR photo's that I'd taken of this picture were so blurry - but I couldn't take a fresh shot as I've already posted this card!!

Now, on to the new theme at Crafty Creations Challenges this week:

Something New

I'm sure most people got plenty new bits n bobs at nows the chance to show them off!!  I used 2 new dies (MFT) -  the scallop and banner, a new image (Stamping Bella), and new trim (Girls Paperie) in my creation!

We are proudly sponsored by Sew Many Cards this week - so for your chance to win a fabulous prize join us at Crafty Creations Challenges! bx

I've edited my post to add that this card went to a VERY YOUNG 70 year old!! She has the spirit of a 16 year old....and will definitely NOT be turned away at the gate for not using her life to it's full and maximum potential!  She continues to inspire me.  One of her "hobbies" is participating in a tap dance troupe....they perform for homes etc.....puts me to SHAME!!xx