Friday, January 28, 2011

CDAC Group Heart Hop - January 28 - 30


The day has arrived ! Yeah! *jumping around the room*

I have long been awaiting this day as I am not good at keeping secrets, even worse at crafting secrets and creations and this little joy has been sitting on my desk for the past week waiting for this day! 
So ... 

with further ado .... 

It 's time for the CDAC Group Heart Hop


I am playing along today with a Gingerloftt Digital Stamp called swans that Tami has created just for this event, and I knew it would go perfectly on a tag with my altered clock/tea chest.

This is what I started with---> Not exactly an ugly item though not stunningly beautiful either :$


And this is what it is now! .....

Close up of the tag:

View from the back.

Side views: 

The inside of the door.
  
The inside.
  

The clock/tea chest alone.

With tag attached.

A beautiful mix of pinks and chocolate papers, not just yummy but also my favorite mix of colors. 
I originally made this for myself but I think I am going to pop it aside and give it to Great Gan as her Christmas Pressie this year seeing she loves this mix of colors as much as me. 

Fair winds and following seas, 
The Navy Wife



Challenges I am entering:


Happileigh Scrappin' -  Inspirational Pic - I picked up a vintage feel from this picture the pinks and the flowers also stood out to me and the crackled shabby look on the white wash walls.  The door hinge stands out to me also.  I took this into my work with the color choice and how it was torn giving a shabby vintage look and for the keys in the pic I added the lock on the tag.  The flowers I also tried to match the light baby pink on the project and the tag with my light pink long blossoms, thinking of the door hinge I went with the tea chest as it opens as well and has hinges. (Mondays) ***EDIT*** WON 1st PLACE (3 digis)!

Wee Memories - #40 Free Your Creativity (Saturdays)
Just Us Girls -  #68 Create a 3d Valentine treat container - It is not a valentines project but the tag does have love on it and on the papers on the project there is Love written on some of the DP, I also feel a gift like this says 'love' in itself. It also is a container as it came with biscuits and tea inside. (Sundays)
* Craft Your Days Away -  Love - It is not a valentines project but the tag does have love on it and on the papers on the project there is Love written on some of the DP, I also feel a gift like this says 'love' in itself. (Sundays)
Paper Cutz - #75 Anything Goes (Fridays)
 Fun at Fairy Knolls -  Chocolate - I have used chocolate and pink DP (Fridays)
Totally Paper Crafts- Add a heart - There is a heart charm on the tag and hearts on the DP paper. (Fridays)
* Creative Inspirations Paint - CI Paints inspired by your favorite colors - Pinks and chocolates are my favorite colors. (Sundays)
Pile It On - Love is in the air - It is not a valentines project but the tag does have love on it and on the papers on the project there is Love written on some of the DP, I also feel a gift like this says 'love' in itself. (Sundays)   *** EDIT*** MADE TOP 3 !
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Vintage - Both tea chest and  tag have a vintage feel. (Sundays)
One Stitch At A Time -  #46 As you like it and Christmas Club - This is for the start of this years Christmas pressie. (CC to end of name - Sundays)
The Corrosive Challenge - #100 Reuse, Reduce & Recycle - I have recycled this and the biscuits and tea bags that were in it I shall use for another project. (2nd entry Sundays)
 The Crafty Pad - #105 Something Girly & DT Call - This is girly in pinks & chocolates (Sundays)
 Whoopsi Daisy - Valentine & Love - Is fits well with Valentines (though I am choosing to keep it as a Christmas gift) and the tag has 'love' on it. (Sundays) ***EDIT*** I WON (Random generator)
Stamps R Us - #13 Animals - There is the 2 swans on the tag (1st Week - Sundays)
* Critter Sketch - #49 Distress & a circle - The papers have all been torn and are distress and the clock is a circle. (Mondays)
Kaboodle Doodles - #51 Bling it up - There is the yellow flower jewel on the bottom bow on the tag, along with the metallic brown ribbon roses and the squiggle curly things are coated in fine white glitter.  I used my Dew Drop Brilliance Stamp Pad Inks to help distress the torn paper edges and they leave a glimmer/shine. Also it has a coat of varnish over the paper to protect it and it shines like a diamond all over!(Mondays)
Woodware USA - #11 Anything Goes - 1st and only entry (Mondays)
* Crafty Cardmakers - #38 - Floral - Both projects have flowers (1st Week - Mondays)
* Lexi's Creations -  #32 Valentines - Is fits well with Valentines (though I am choosing to keep it as a Christmas gift) and the tag has 'love' on it. (1st Week - Mondays)
* Wild Orchid Challenge -  Have a Sentiment - I have 'love' on the tag (2nd week - Mondays)
A Spoon Full Of Sugar - #136 - Valentine - Is fits well with Valentines (though I am choosing to keep it as a Christmas gift) and the tag has 'love' on it. (1st Week - Tuesdays)
Flourishes - Add some hardware- It has hinges (2) and there is the door clasp to open and lock the door.(Tuesdays)
Freshly Brewed -#31 Spread some LOVE - Is fits well with Valentines (though I am choosing to keep it as a Christmas gift) and the tag has 'love' on it. (1st Week - Tuesdays)
Top Tip Tuesdays -  #19 Flowers - I have flowers (Tuesdays)
Tuesday Taggers - Alter it with wings - I have altered it and the swans have wings (Tuesdays)
Tuesday Throwdown - #33 Distressing  - Papers are all hand torn and the edges inked (Tuesdays)
Everybody Art -  #126 My Favourite Thing - Easy! Pink and Chocolate and altered projects! (Tuesdays)
By The Cute & Girly -  Bling It On! - There is the yellow flower jewel on the bottom bow on the tag, along with the metallic brown ribbon roses and the squiggle curly things are coated in fine white glitter.  I used my Dew Drop Brilliance Stamp Pad Inks to help distress the torn paper edges and they leave a glimmer/shine. Also it has a coat of varnish over the paper to protect it and it shines like a diamond all over! (Monthly - tag altered item entry)
Cheerful Stamp Pad -  #9 Let's Relax - I find I am always doing 'distressed' themed projects when I am stressed.  I think it is the therapy in ripping the paper. (Wednesdays)
Aud Sentiments - Love Sentiment - The tag has 'love' as the sentiment and there is also 'love' written on the DP (2nd week Wednesdays)
Crafty Creations - Let's Heat it Up! - I have used warm chocolates and pinks as the color theme. (Wednesdays)
Fab 'n' Funky - Delight in your Digi - The Swan image is a digital stamp. (Wednesdays)
Simon Says Stamp - Animal Antics - I have the swans on the tag (Wednesdays)
The Pixie Cottage - PC#54 Sketch and or Flowers - I went with the flowers (Wednesdays)
Creative Belli Blog - The Letter 'P' - P is for PINK!  (2nd week - Wednesdays)
* The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes (Wednesdays)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - #45 Anything Goes - (2nd week - Wednesdays)
Do It With Digi's - #2 Pink & Girly - (2st Week - Thursdays)
Pals Paper Arts - #PPA 78 Bows (Thursdays)
The Creative Cottage - #31 Shaped Cards - It is not a card and the tag is a shape. (2nd week - Wednesdays)
 Paper Romance - Anything but a card (Fridays)
Crafty Sentiments Designs -  My Favourite Things - Well I *HEART* pink and chocolate! and I love altered things and stepping outside the box.  I think I have done this. (Fridays)
 Do you stack up? - #4 Patterned  Papers- I have used 4 different DP (Fridays)
* Melijen's Designs - Put your heart on it - There is a heart charm on the tag and hearts on the DP paper. (Fridays)
Delightful Challenges -  Have a heart - There is a heart charm on the tag and hearts on the DP paper. (Fridays)
Studio 313 Hotspot -  Here's to a charm-ing 2011 - The tag has charms on it ~the lock & key. (Monthly)
Sugar Sweet Paper Treats -  January's Altered Arts Challenge - It is altered (Monthly)
* Creatalicious Challenges - #18 Love them & ribbon - I have 'love' on the tag lots of ribbon and beautiful ribbon bow. (Monthly)
The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge - Anything Goes - The swan is the focal point of the tag. (Monthly)
Karber Christmas Challenge -  Christmas Challenge #5 - It is a Christmas gift for Great Gan (Monthly)
* Bunny Zoe's Crafts -  #8 Love is in the air - It is not a valentines project but the tag does have love on it and on the papers on the project there is Love written on some of the DP, I also feel a gift like this says 'love' in itself.(Monthly)
MyGrafico - Anything goes (Monthly)

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46 Treasured comments:

THERESA said...

My word girl, how do you keep track of all the challenges.......LOL
It is an amazing piece of art and your grammie will simply love it !! WOW , it is so OTT!!!!!

Linnie said...

Oh!WOW this is breathtaking amazing work
Thankyou for joining us at whoopsidaisy
luv
linniexxx

Lisa Kind said...

Wow! This was a lot of work, but so worth it! You really put a lot of attention to detail in this beautiful piece of artwork! Your grandmother will love it, although I can't imagine waiting until next Christmas...make it a Valentine gift to her! ;-) Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!

Happileigh Scrappin' Badges said...

WOW! Amazing! Fantastic! Beautiful! I love the fancy tag. Thanks for the great write up on your post. Thanks for playig along with Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Such a wonderful take on our shabby vintage at Happileigh Scrappin'!Wonderful project! Thanks for playing with us this week!

Glenda Atkins said...

A stunning piece of art you have created here, it is really awesome!Your Grandmother will love it - who would not. Thanks for sharing this creation with us at Lexi's Creations.

Andrea M said...

WOWOWOW!!! I can't believe the alterations you did with the clock!!! Holy cow - it's beyond stunning!!! Gorgeous work!!! Thanks so much for playing along with JUGS!!!

isu.alum said...

Beautiful project. I see the laminator in the background...Every teacher can recognize one of those! LOL...Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA challenge this week. Good luck!

Kerry
WWDT

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Altered art at Its best! Wow! You have truly created a stunning piece!

Marjo said...

Super cute Christmas Project! I have added you to our OSAAT Christmas Club list. Hope you can join us every month with a Christmas project. A free collab will be yours if you join in every third Sunday of the month thru November.

Good Luck with the regular weekly challenge. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Hugs, Marjo

Shelley said...

Wow this is simply stunning!! Thanks for joining in this weeks Fairy Knoll Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx

Lovely Linda said...

Oh my giddy aunt - this si amazing - I love your aletered clock and all of the gorgeous details! Well done on all of the challenges = WOW!! This is perfect for this weeks challenge Love it!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! We appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Lynne said...

Wow!! This is amazing! Thank you so much for joining us this month at SSPT!

Creative Inspirations said...

That is amazing! Very pretty, thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations Paint.

Judie aka Craftymess said...

this is gorjuss hun, so much work and detail love it

thank you for getting crafty with us at Crafty Cardmakers xx

hugs
Judie xx

Pat said...

What a gorgeous project, beautiful colours, thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad this week. Good Luck in the prize draw

Pat xx

Becky said...

This is amazing, absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Dazie said...

You have done such a amazing job its stunning!

Thanks for joining us over at Craft your days away with our 'love' theme.

Dazie
x

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

WOWIE, WOW, WOW!! You did an INCREDIBLE job on this, it is just GORGEOUS and the tag is brilliant as well. Thanks so much for sharing this wtih the challenges at FRESH BREWED, HAPPILEIGH SCRAPPIN', KABOODLE DOODLES and WHOOSPI DAISY this week:)

marsha said...

What a simply stunning project! WOW, I am totally blown away! Love all the attention to detail and those fabulous embellishments! Thanks for joining us for this week Critter Sketch Challenge and we hope you will join us again next week for another exciting challenge!
Hugs,
Marsha
CSCB-DT

Mona E said...

OMG!!!!! This is just wonderful. And what a keepsake. You have really done an amazing job on this. Thanks so much for sharing with us at WhoopsiDaisy. Hope to see you next week too. Hugs...Mona

Maggie's Crafts said...

Stunning!

Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad @ http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/ Please come back tomorrow for another brilliant challenge! :)

Maggie
xx

Katie said...
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Katie said...

Cute project!
Thanks for sharing the Love at Pile It On, ASFOS, and The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Padster said...

Fabulous creation - thanks for sharing it with us at OSAAT this week
Hugs,
Debbie xx

Rleen said...

WOW! Your creations are stunning! I love how you altered the beautiful clock. You did a fabulous job!
Thank you so much for joining us at the Whoopsi Daisy this week. Hope to see you againnext week challenge.
Hugs, Rleen

Chrissy said...

I am normally a person of many words but today, Im gobbed smacked into silence.................
Ok, deep breath...and the biggest STUNNING.. I have ever given.
I'm an instant follower, and was going to start off with congraulations on your DT,but please accept it now.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Grace said...

Wow! What a transformation! How fun this must have been! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Jen said...

Wow, love the pinks and it's such a girly girl project! Pretty fantastic! Thanks for joining us at the Studio 313 hotspot!

aqualeiga said...

Hi leesa, I'm Ali, your latest follower and fellower newbie over at The crafty Pad! Just in awe of your work, its amazing! Looking forward to getting to know you.

Hugs, from Ali x

Sassylassy said...

Holy Cow girl you've got some absolutely fabulous talent. Trash to Treasure. That's a book out that has this sort of transformation. This creation could be something published!!!!! Thank you for joining us for this weeks challenge at Whoopsi Daisy.
Hugs Bonnie
Whoopsi Daisy Designer

aqualeiga said...

Hi again Leesa, just seen that you've won at Whoopsi daisy with this wonderful creation....big congrats, it really is fabulous and a definate winner!!!

Hugs, Ali x

Lin said...

This is drop dead gorgeous hon, but you have entered it in our Spotlight Pencils challenge and not our Florals Challenge, as stated in your text above. If you want it to be eligible for the Florals prize you need to enter it into that challenge and you still have time!

Lin - Little Miss Chatterbox at Crafty Cardmakers xx

Vixykins said...

Hi sweetie

You've put your linkie in the wrong place on crafty cardmakers, you've entered the pencils spotlight not the floral challenge x
Stunning box too!

Moira said...

Very pretty!


Thanks for joining us at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog... hope to see you again next week!!

Jack said...

Well this looks like it's in the right place - our Crafty cardmakers floral challenge. And I'm glad it is here because it's stunning, although I think you should really give it to me, lol. Thanks for joining us this week. xx

Holly said...

Beautiful altered cabinet!!! Thanks for playing with us at Creative Inspirations Paint!

Louise said...

WOW!! This is simply adorable :) Love this its so sweet! Perfect altering :)
Thank´s for joining us at TFWC :)
Hugs

Cards by Gina said...

Wow! I can't believe what you did! Absolutely amazing! Thanks so much for playing along with us at PPA this week.

Happileigh Scrappin' said...

Congratulations on winning the Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge. Send me an email with your choice of three digis from my shop.

gillyflower said...

wow this is just stunning so much work but so worth it well done i'm so jealous i want one lol
thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers gill x

Lori said...

This is amazing, a work of art, thanks for joining us at the Do it with Digi's challenge!

A.J. said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for playing along with our Love challenge this time over at Craft Your Days Away!

Crafty Creations by AJ
Amanda

Natalie Z. said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Beautiful details........ Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!
Hugs Natalie xx

Marilyn said...

Wow, this is amazing & what alot of work & attention to detail. But it all shows & that's what makes it a great project.
Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.
Marilyn

Micki said...

wow, i love it. i am a 'trash to treasure' type of gal so i was instantly hooked when i saw your 'before' picture...couldn't scroll down fast enough, lol. awesome awesome awesome. ugh too bad it's so cold here cuz this makes me want to head out to the garage and alter some stuff. i know your great-gran will love this. thanks for joining us at the sisterhood of crafters.

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