Sunday, March 6, 2011

Ribbon with The Crafty Pad

Another week gone! And this one has seen the majority of my days tending to sick children.  They are not only sharing the love ~ they are sharing their germs *fingers crossed* they don't share it with me as I sure do not want it!

But ... another week means another new challenge at  
And this week we are playing with RIBBON!

The DT were very fortunate this week to be given two lengths of seam binding from Crafty Ribbons and I had great fun playing with it.

It is the same ribbon but you can achieve two styles - Modern or Vintage.
Want the crisp, clean Modern look, then leave the ribbon as it is.
For the crinkly, aged Vintage look, spray with a little water until it is moist, scrunch up into a ball and leave overnight to dry - simple!
I went with the Vintage look and to add some firmness to the ribbon so my bow on the bone would sit really nice I added a dash of PVA glue.
This was so much fun to play with and if you change your mind on the style you want, you can just iron it flat again! How COOL IS THAT :))

This is a pic of the prize up for grabs this week!
Now I know you ALL wanna get your hands on it! So come along and have a play with us.  We love to see those Crafty Pad Images but it is not a requirement so there is NO EXCUSE for not joining us this week!

This week I made an adorable red wine bottle holder and matching gift tag.This would be great for sitting on the table or as a different alternative to the boring old wine bottle gift bag.

I can see as Christmas gets nearer this year I will be making some really festive ones for gifts and for useful  & practical decorations for the table.

As white wine is usually chilled and gets condensation this model is not really suitable as the skeleton is just card stock.
BUT ... 
If you used acetate as the skeleton and add a layer over the bottom base you could then decorate with your choice of DP and embellish as you wish!  And *wella* you would have a white wine bottle holder!   I promise I will get to making an acetate one to show you all :)

So how about some pics before I ramble on to much more!

I am planning on giving this as a house warming gift, and as they already have everything, I thought a good bottle of wine would be nice.

I used Crafty Pad - A dogs life image that you can purchase from HERE and I have colored it with my water color pencils this week.  I added some 'bling' to the cats necklace and for the eyes on both the cat and dog.  I also got out the super fine beads and glued them down for the roof.  I added a few dog charms and the plastic bone that I picked up from a local trash to treasure sale.

I love the DP on the base of the stand  it reminds me of an Italian pizza and pasta restaurant table cloth and the DP on the bottle is a grape and fruit image. The whole creation gives me a feel of a beautiful Italian homemade meal, rich in taste, love and good company.
Challenges this creation is entering:
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Anything but a card.
Card for men - Water - I have used water color pencils and when the holder could be used to hold water on the table.
KB Cute Monday - #5 Anything goes with a digi
Paper Playtime - #40 Anything goes with a digi
StampFairy - Anything but a card
A Spoon Full of Sugar - #141 - Create a tag or use a tag
Digital Tuesday - #100 Celebrations - Gift is for a house warming
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes 
Top Tip Tuesdays - Favorites - I love making gifts it is my fav thing to do
Tuesday Throwdown - #38 Tag it - incorporate a tag
The Creative Cottage - #34 Tag you're it!
Aud Sentiments - #23 Birthday cards, gift packaging or gifts
Charisma Cards - 4 legged friends
Colour Create - 3 fruits and the optional extra of fruit on my project - Green - kiwi, Orange - paw paw, brown - coconut & I have fruit on my project and on the DP
Craft Us Crazy - Nature - Grapes, wine, food and animals
Little Miss Muffet - #4 DP
Melijens Desgin - include an animal
Digi's With Attitude - #20 Anything goes
Stamp Something - Something Digi
Tellen's Place - Embellish, embellish, embellish - I have loads of grapes!
Wags 'n' Whiskers - More than one fold
* MyGrafico - March Anything goes 
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36 Treasured comments:

Debbie said...

Hi Lisa, ooh I just love how you have decorated this wine bottle - what a fabby idea. :) Love how you have used The Crafty Pad image too - perfect. ;)


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Lisa. Wow, this is fabulous. Great cover you have made and its made a beautiful gift to give. A lovely gift tag to match too, how adorable, and your image is so cute. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
Love Sandra xxx

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Lisa, this project is just too wonderful! Wow, what a great idea!! Your card is so cute and I'm sure whoever receives this will truely love it! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Tellen's Place embellishment challenge. Good luck and I hope to see your creativity again!
Hugs, Sarah

MaryB said...

This is one fabulous idea. The embellishments on that gift tag are so cute and your coloring is just great.

Thank you for joining us at Craft Us Crazy. Please come again.

pinky said...

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful project with us at Stamp Fairy Challenge. We love that you joined our challenge, but only entries using Stamp Fairy images qualify for prizes, if you would like to join us using a Stamp Fairy image please visit the store, we also have a Free image page you can find here . We hope you will come back and join us again.

Audrey said...

What a gorgeous project! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Dawn said...

Fab project! What a great idea! I guess you could gift it without chilling & just let the recipient know that it may not survive chilling!
Thanks for sharing with at @ Digi's With Attitude!
Dawn xx

Vicki Romaine said...

A fabulous project. I love the way you decorated the wine bottle. Thanks for joining "Anything But a Card" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad. Please come back often to enter future challenges.

Joynana said...

Very cute idea. I may have to copy this at some point. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lisa I just had to come by and say hello, I have noticed that you have left comments on my blog and they are so appreciated. I have so enjoyed looking at your work I would like to visit on a regular basis so I have become your follower this is one fabulous project I love it.
Lorraine x

Terry Oulboub said...

This is an adorable house warming gift. Love all the elements you used on this project - it is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place this week for our "Embellishments" challenge. :~)

Julie said...

Wonderful project! Thanks for joining us in our Birthday challenge at Aud Sentiments

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Love your decorated wine bottle & cute tag!

Thanks so much for joining us in our "Nature" challenge at Craft Us Crazy! Good Luck!

Huggies ~

Heather said...

What an awesome gift. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Playtime this week.

Davi said...

Very cool housewarming gift. Great tag. Thanks for sharing it with us at TT this week.

Sharon Basel said...

Wonderful project. Anyone would love getting this as a housewarming gift. Awesome! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at StampFairy this week.
Sharon, SF-DT

Michele said...

what wonderful art you make! thanks for joining the "amything but a card" challenge at the Cheerful Stamp Pad. hope you stay free of germs! xo

Suzie McFloozy said...

I know how you feel I had a week like that a while ago and then I got the nasty germs myself - I hope you escape x
I love your fun project - thanks for joining in with our "tag you're it" challenge at the creative cottage challenge blog x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

~Jeri~ said...

I love it!! You can never go wrong with wine!! Awesome work and love how you decorated the bottle!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

Natascha said...

Great gift and tag. Thank you so much for joining us at Digital Tuesday and our Blog Hop fun.

Hugs, Natascha

Anonymous said...

Great project! its so nice making gifts that is a lovely favourite! great to have your sharing your project at Top Tip Tuesday this week.......

We also love it that you joined our challenge at Stamp fairy this week, but only entries using Stamp Fairy images qualify for prizes,

As Pinky said we have a store and lots of great freebies too! so hope you can come join us and be in with a chance of winning a prize too!
hugs Samantha :0)

Darlene said...

WOW how unique! Awesome job!! Thanks so much for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers! We hope you'll come join us again next challenge.

Wags 'n Whiskers
Guest Designer

Basslady said...

my goodness! this is so stunning!

delicious idea with an awesome look!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

mueppi said...

What a gorgeous project!
Hugs from germany Gisela

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

What a great idea. Not many would be upset to recieve that as a pressie. Gorgeous. Thankyou for sharing this with us at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

Mina said...

wow Lisa what a fantastic idea and it so stunnigly put together...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

Dropping by and making my rounds at all the wonderful creations! Thanks for playing along in "Designer Paper" challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. :D

Unknown said...

What a great idea for a gift looks fantastic thanks for playing at Tellens Place
Luv Jane xxx

Ruthie said...

Gorgeous creation - anyone would just love to get this!

Thanks for joining in the fun at Aud Sentiments


Gem said...

such a fab project! thanks for joining in this weeks 4 legged friends challenge at Charisma! Gemma :)

Sprytebyrd said...

Now this is cool! What a clever idea!
Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Mandy said...

Great project and a great idea....Thanks for sharing with us at Cards for Men...
Mandy x

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with our Embellish chalenge at Tellen's Place, and good luck! :D

Lorraine A said...

Oh WOW !!! this is fab ,,, perfect house warming gift :-)

thanks for joining us on the Stamp Something Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Alison said...

Love this project and the clever take on 'water'! Thanks for playing along with CFM 'water' challenge- good luck in the draw.
Hugs, Alison x

Lynn's Place said...

This is so sweet...tfs

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