Friday, 21 May 2010

Finally some time to create!!

Hi all

What another hectic week BUT the sun is shining, the kids have gone to school without coats for the first time this year and best of all I have a day OFF!!!! Whoohoo!!

It has took me all week to make this easel card box/drawer with only half an hour here and there spare for crafting, but I am really pleased that I have finally finished it and I actually am pleased with how it turned out. I got the courage to make my first one of these from Crafts and Me whose challenge is "anything but a card" also the same challenge over at One Stitch at a Time (sorry not had time to enter recently)!!

I followed the sketch over at Midnight Madness which I loved using, as a side dish they are also asking you to share something BBQ related, LOL< I have shared a picture of my husband and a couple of the kids below enjoying the fire pit BBQ when we were camping last summer!!





Of course the image is Sweet Pea which I stamped with Memento ink, paper pieced part of the dress which is the challenge over at Sweet Pea stampers. I coloured the rest using promarkers and am entering it into the Passion for Promarkers challenge which is ‘fantasy/mythology’. I stamped the Basic Grey butterfly onto some scrap background paper which I made a while ago whilst messing around with various inks LOL and as the challenge this month over at Sir Stampalot is "Butterflies and Blossoms" I am entering into this challenge which I was lucky enough to come 2nd in last months (still doing happy dance from then hehe. I stickled the body of the butterfly to add some bling.

36 comments:

  1. Wow Sarah this is great especially for your 1st attempt it is soooo lovely,
    Your family look like they are really enjoying the outdoor life in the pic.
    Luv Teresa x

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  2. Wonderful piece, well done you. Anesha

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  3. This is stunning Sarah!!
    Thanks for joining us at PfP this week, good luck.
    Hugs Tracy x

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  4. Really beautiful Saraah love the colours you have used to.You have a lovely family.xxx

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  5. This is gorgeous hun! Love the purple colours. Your pieceing is fab too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Pea Stampers - hope to see you next time too.
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  6. Hi sarah -what a gorgeous little easel drawer card . I love the lilac colour of course -but your colouring is fabulous and the flowers and butterfly are just wonderful.
    Have a wonderful weekend- wish i was camping now .. it is perfect camping weather!God luck with your project it deserves a win
    Lisa ;)

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  7. lovely drawers Sarah (that sounds a bit rude actually lol)
    thanks for joining us at pfp this week and good luck
    Debbi
    xx

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  8. Hi Sarah

    I love it. The colours are gorgeous as is the beautifully coloured image and all the little details, but best of all they way you have done the handles. These are always a problem area and this is such a fantastic idea.

    Thank you so much for entering your beautiful creation into Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

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  9. This is wonderful Sarah and stitch will be so pleased to see you back - she's really missed you over here at OSAAT. Anyway this is fab and I'm still not brave enough to make a box like this (silly given my brief but informative stint at a print and packaging firm lol).Thanks for finding the time and good luck in the other challenges too.
    Sam x

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  10. Hi Sarah,
    This is another stunning creation!
    Thank you so much for joining us the Sir Stampalot challange this month.
    Clare x

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  11. Hi Sarah love this. the colours are amazing and I love your background for the image. I also love your easel box card fantastic idea. Isn't the weather fantastic xx Enjoy thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Pea stampers hugs Pascale

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  12. Sarah this is just gorgeous. I love all the wonderful texture and embellishments you used. What a great way to present someone with a little gift of jewelry in the draw of this card. I need to get busy and create one of these unique and inspiring cards. Yours is just awesome. Great job with the sketch this week. Thank you for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

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  13. Love the card Sarah, and the pic of your family looks wonderful!
    love as always Gina x x x

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  14. What a fabulous box you made. I love the image and the colors are beautifully put together. Thanks for joining us again over at OSAAT. smiles...Tammy

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  15. oh sarah sweetie this is just stunnng gosh you have put so much work and detail in this hun,truly brilliant thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week hugs cheryl xxxx

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  16. How great to se a pic of your family. You all look having a lot of fun. And your box/card is so stunning. Uber Super Cool!
    xxx

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  17. Wonderful thanks for playing at OSAAT

    Liz x

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  18. Oh' Sarah this is a Beautiful Box, Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT hope to see you again soon
    Good Luck
    Sarah xx

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  19. Just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Pinky

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  20. What a beautiful creation , thanks for joining us at sir stampalot challenge this month and good luck!
    Hugs
    Francesca

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  21. Oh my giddy aunt Sarah - you ROCK!! This is gorgeous - I am amazed at what you can achieve in half hour lots - totally gorgeous! Love the colors and thew ay you have used the MMSC! FABULOUS! Thanks for playing along with us this week and joining in the fun - we have more instore for you next week - would love to see you then! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

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  22. Hi Sarah, what a gorgeous card/box. The image is beautiful and the embellishments are stunning. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  23. WELCOME BACK SARAH lol...Sam was right, I kept asking her, have you seen Sarah, where she been lol..I forget people have "real" lives lmao..well I am so happy that your back sharing your awesome talent with us again...and that easel (2 drawer no less) creation, jeez women, you never cease to amaze me..I can't even do an easel card and here you come with two drawers to go with it lmao..Just awesome hun, I so love this..thank you so much for remembering us at OSAAT - I WILL see you again lol - good luck hun

    stitchy xoxox

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  24. Oh wow that is stunning! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

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  25. As above!! This is lovely, love all the detail you've added, thank you for joining OSAAT's Anything But a Card Challenge this week, hope to see you for the next challenge too!
    (Lyn)

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  26. How pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

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  27. Wow Sarah what a beautiful box and in my favourite colours too.
    Thanx for joining us at Crafts and me.
    (hugs)
    Trish (-:

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  28. Wow your easel card box is stunning Sarah. Love your colour combo and beautiful details. Your paper piecing and colouration of this sweet image is fabulous.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers.
    Hugs,
    Nicola -x-

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  29. Such a gorgeous card Sarah. Love the colours you've used and the image also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

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  30. Good morning Sarah, wow what a wonderful gift for someone, i love how you've used your sweet pea image here, just stunning. Love the photos of your family too, looks like everyone is having a wonderful time, thank you for joining in with the Sweet Pea Stampers challenge this week, hugs Linda x

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  31. oh my...I am so speechless! This is just extraordinary!!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week and helping us make Midnight Madness on of the most successful sketch challenges ever! Blessings, Tracy--MMDT

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  32. Fab Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  33. Wow such a stunning card, I love the style and such gorgeous details.
    Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

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  34. Wow this is brilliant.I haven't even plucked up the courage to colour my 1st sweet pea stamp yet! Thank you for joining us at OSAAT xx Clare (DT) x

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  35. Love your PURPLE card and THANK YOU so much for sharing your Camping Picture..I love it. Thank you for being a part of these challenges and for helping celebrate out one year anniversary. This week will be an exciting player participation week, so please check back tomorrow for that. You do not want to miss out on that. As always thanks for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
    Priscilla
    MMSC Hostess

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  36. Beautiful work love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

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