Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Flowers of Tomorrow

Hi everyone.

I am back with another project for Reycle, Re-Purpose  and Re-Invent

I created this wall hanging using beautiful rich autumn colours.
I used 3 of CS Designs images (can you see the 3rd poking through behind the girl?)
I thought this quote seemed to be perfect for this hanging.

I used several recycled items on my project.
Firstly, my background is built using several layers of cereal box, glued together.
This does provide a really nice sturdy base.
The swirl die cut and the punched fronds also use old cereal boxes.
My doily uses some old packing and the bow uses some scrap patterned paper.
I also tucked some soft drink can ring pulls behind my flowers.
Finally, I added apple cider bottle caps as my flower centres.
Aren't the bottle caps perfect for this project?
Not only are the colours rich, but they also have apples on them.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Make sure you go check out what all the other design team members are creating.

You have until October 31st to enter the challenge, so go have some fun and recycle, 
re-purpose and re-invent.

Happy Crafting.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Dressform Beauty

Hi Friends.
Wow, where is the time going at the moment.

This months challenge at The Mirror Crack'd is 
The Body Beautiful.

Spring is in the air in Australia, so I thought I would bring some light pastel 
colours into my project for this month.

I created this plaque using a Kaisercraft Mannequin. 
I used some yummy Meg's Garden paper, a stencil and metallic paint.
I added some stark white die cuts and old black rub-ons from my stash.

For this project I choose to leave my flowers plain, 
without any inking of spritzing.
However, I did sneak in a resin flower and some velvet flowers.

I edged my plaque in Viva Inka Gold and also coloured 
my mannequin using the same medium. 

Finally, I made a bead spray to add a touch of elegance and tied some ribbon around the mannequins waist.

I think this will look great hanging on my craft room door.
I am deciding whether to add a quote or my name.
Maybe I will leave it as is.
What do you think.

Now it's your turn.
Create a little something and link it to the challenge.
I am sure everyone will live this challenge.

Above all, have fun
and Happy Crafting.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Hist and Hark Halloween Mini

Hello My Crafty Friends.

Today I am sharing my very first Design Team Project for a fantastic Challenge Group.

Re-cycle, Re-Purpose and Re-Invent.

I am such a hoarder of all sorts of items from softdrink can ring pulls, to cereal boxes 
and everything in between.
So what a perfect group to to use some of my hidden goodies.

I am so honoured to be part of this team and work along side such lovely ladies.
Oh, and did I mention we are having a blog hop.

But first, my first project for Re-cycle, Re-Purpose and Re-Invent.

I made this mini album almost entirely from recycled materials and objects.

I used several (well 7) images from CS Designs.
The papers were free halloween printables - just search free halloween papers 
and they will pop right up.

Aren't the images just amazing.

Now, to the fantastic blog hop.

To help us Celebrate the grand re-opening on Recycle, Re-Purpose and Re-Invent. 

There are 7 blogs participating in this Hop and 6 Great Prizes to win. Because we want you to become acquainted with our  fabulous new team you must  visit and leave a comment on Every Participating Project Post along the way in order to be eligible to win any of our prizes.

There will be 6 winners altogether:  
  • 3 will be chosen from all the comments left on our participating posts
  • 2 will be chosen from all those that participate in our 1st challenge and 
  • 1 from those that find the hidden ghost somewhere on the CS Designs Store. 

Our Blog Hop starts today Oct 1st, 2014 and ends  at 11:55 October 13th, and winners will be announced on Nov 1st. All Winners will receive their choice of 3  digital designs from the CS Designs Online Store. 
Are you ready to party? 

You start out here at:
 Recycle, Re-Purpose and Re-Invent
(There are two ways to win on this blog, join our challenge or leave us a comment)

Then in alphabetical order

Angela ... You are Here
Judy... In Search of My Creative Side
Laine...    Hugs 4 the Heart Designs

Our Guest Designer:
Marg... Crafty Cards by Marg

And our beautiful sponsor:
Chris/Doodle Pieces... 
Doodle Pieces
Chris/CS Designs... CS-Designs

Thankyou for stopping by and I hope you will join in the challenge.  Happy Crafting Everyone.

Note: Because we all live in different parts of the world, our blogs may not all go live at the same time, so if you visit a blog and can not find the blog hop post, come back  here a little later, check the links and try visiting again.