Sunday, March 20, 2011

A TCP too easy challenge - Use a digi

Woo Hoo ! It's another Sunday gone so that means .... 
... OMG Christmas is another week closer 
(thanks for the reminder lol) 
BUT ALSO A new challenge with The Crafty Pad !

This week we can not make it any easier for you ... 

We want you to 
USE A DIGI - Image or sentiment ! 
Now really ...  there is nothing more simple than this!

What are you in the chance for if you play along ???

 A Joanna Sheen £10.00 gift voucher for her shop and she has some really really NICE stuff! 

So ... Where did my creative juices go this week ??? 

Hmm here is a sneaky peaky :P 

Understatement of the year ... I got hand stitching crazy! 
Surprisingly this was extremely therapeutic to me this week.

My dearest Nana was on my mind and it just keep on floating back to the days she and I used to sit and natter.  She would be hand making my dresses and I would be right beside her sewing a matching dress for my dolly.  Sadly the angels took her to join them in 1989; but it is days like this that she floats into my mind that I still treasure her presence with me. 

As Nana so loved her cuppa tea and her garden; my mind went to crafting a tea satchel card and a paper watering-can with an added good handful of peanut m&m chocolates wrapped in cellophane.

There is not much to this card but Nana always said it was about the details. All the DP has a hand sewn border, including the watering-can, I added some lace, the flowers I have made by hand and I added a touch of pearls with the posh pins in the ribbon bow on the front and as flower centers on the flowers.  The image is The Crafty Pad - Girl In Window - that you can purchase from HERE.  On the card front I have edited out the window and paper pierced her and the same on the watering can though I have edited out all bar the flowers from the image.  The ticket is a very beautiful sentiment, also from The Crafty Pad called Laugh With the Sun Ticket and I have carried the hand stitching through on this piece as well.

I really enjoyed making this and I love the finished result (lol can't you tell from all the pics :)  And while I only usually hand-stitch once in a while now days I think Nana would be proud of my effort today, so much so that I am going to give this little beauty to Granny (Nana's daughter) for Mother's Day.
Challenges this creation is entering
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge -  #4 Back to nature (2/2)
Craft Ann's Challenge Blog - #36 Sketch and or Spring - I went with spring
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - #74 Mothers Day (1/1)
Delicious Doodles - #17 Dimensional Project 
Mami Doodles - #22 Celebrate Spring
Paper Cutz - #83 Your Choice
Phindy's Place - #47 Hot Stuff / Warm Colors / Sunshine
The Res-Q Challenge - Be like a surgeon - fancy tied ribbon, sewing & stitching
The Stamp Man - #18 Mothers Day / Floral Theme (1/1)
Stamp Something - Something Sweet (1/1)
Stampin' for the Weekend - #6 For Mothers Day (1/1)
Stampin with the Dragon - Bring on Spring
Wags 'n' Whiskers - #50 Spring
C.R.A.F.T.  - #94 Paper piecing
Charisma Carz - Use Die Cuts (2/3)
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - #51 Anything goes
Do You Stack Up - #11 Add a Bow (2/3)
Sassy Studio Designs - #64 Make your own embellishments
Shelly's Images - Show us what you got 
Some Odd Girl -  Think Spring
Crafty Creations -  #110 Mothers Day
Creative Cottage - #35 Spring has sprung
Scrapbook Sisters - #27 Spring flowers
By The Cute & Girly - Springtime
My Grafico - March Anything goes
Sundays With Crissy - #15 Stitching (2/3)
Bearly-Mine - Mothers Day (1/1)
Creative Craft Challenges - Lace (2/3)
Going grey with Scrap-Creations - Anything goes (2/2)
Sweet Stamps - #6 Think Spring (1/1)
Try It On Tuesday - Chocolate therapy - M&Ms as in the cellophane wrap in the watering can
Tuesday Throwdown - #40 Lace
Die Cut Dreams - #85 Mothers Day or Special Friend
Karens Doodles - Spring
Woodware USA Clear Stamps - Spring is coming
Craft Your Days Away - For Mum or a special lady
* Easy Craft Projects - For Mum
Stamping Vacation - Clean and Simple - Flowers
Sugar Creek Hollow - Anything goes (2/2)
I Did It Creations - Spring

46 Treasured comments:

aqualeiga said...

It's beautiful Leesa, your nanna would be very proud of such exquisite attention to detail. Hugs, Ali x

WencheP said...

This is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Unknown said...

Oh Wow! I am speechless. I love the tea pocket. And the watering can is just adorable. How wonderful that our memories can inspire us to create such lovely projects. Thanks for playing along this week at Shelly's Images for our "Show Us What You Got!" Challenge!

Monique said...

Wow what a fabulous little gift set.. That watering can is just adorable... A ton of detail in your project..wonderfully done :)..Thanks for playing along with us at Karen's Doodles this week :)

Ann Whitfield said...

Granny is one lucky lady ~ but I suspect she already knows that! She will love these gorgeous creations so lovingly made and I'm thrilled that you've shared them with us at Crafty Ann's, thank you.
Ann x

Elaine ♥ said...

A gorgeous project, so beautifully created and put together, just stunning :)

Thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles this week :)

Elaine ♥

Debbie said...

Oh wow Leesa another gorgeous project from you my dear - just lurve it. :) Your nana would sure be extremely proud of you. :)


Donna said...

Wow these are amazing and such attention to detail too! Thanks for joining in the fun at TCC this week :) Donna x

SusanLotus said...

Wonderful card! I love the idea of giving away tea like that to some who loves tea :)

carol said...

what fabulous creations, sure she will adore them, thanks for playing along with Craftycatz, x carol

Carol Ann said...

Wow a fantastic project I love the idea of the tea card. Thanks for playing along at Cardmadfairy this time.
Carol Ann xx

Mummylade said...

wow, what a well thought through project and I love the stitchings! Thank you for entering it in the DCD challenge and good luck!

shulsart said...

Adorable card, love the stitching. Unfortunately the rules at Sweet Stamps blog state you can only enter your card into 10 challenges.

Doreen said...

What a stunning project.Thanks for sharing this with us at

Anne said...

oh wow this is gorgeous. Your Nanna would've loved it I'm sure. Your Gran will be delighted to receive such a beautifully made creation.
Totally Stunning!
Thanks for playing along with Karen's Doodles and Creative Cottage challenges and good luck
Anne x

Trimgym said...

Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Janna Werner said...

Hello :) Lovely creation and sweet bow :) Thanks so much for sharing your project with us at DYSU this week :) Janna

Donna Moore said...

What a beautiful labor of love! I am enamored by all your detail, the beautiful hand stitching, the flower, the bow, everything is so special and when you add in your memories of Nana this is truly a wonderful tribute to her and how much you loved her! Such a treasure!
Thank you for joining us this week, for commenting and for playing along in our challenge, your participation is very much appreciated!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous project, Thank you for joining in with us at C.R.A.F.T Challenge this week, good luck.
Kevin xx

Stephanie said...

Wow! You sure have been busy. Great projects. Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

Regan said...

Impressive project! The hand-stitching alone is amazing! Paired with all the other wonderful details this is a real stunner! Thanks again for playing along @ SSD! :)

Kimberly said...

WOW, that is impressive....beautiful colors and added detail great layout as well. I was blog hopping and came across your comment concerning priceing of cards at craft sales. If you could pass that info to me as well that would be fantastic. I'm so unsure of what to charge. I'm in canada so priceing might be slightly different but if you have some insite it would be much appreciated. kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

Cheryl said...

WOW what a GORGEOUS gift set,beautiful colours and the hand stitching!!! BTW love your new look blog too!!

Maria said...

What a gorgeous gift set! Am very impressed with your hand stitching and the beautiful layout. Thanks again for playing along with us at Sundays with Crissy. Hugs, Maria

Julie said...

Wow your project is just fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best and Sassy Studio Designs

Anne said...

Gorgeous projects!! These are just stunning. Thank you so much for your inspiration and for playing at BMC! Hugs Anne :o) x

Aunty Sue said...

Just lovely and thanks for sharing with Crafty Catz

Dragonlady said...

Wonderful creation hun, love the sentiment. Thanks for playing along at Die Cut Dreams and good luck with so many challenges!!

HUgs Ali x

Shelly said...

Pretty card with fab stitching, such a lovely idea for our Spring challenge! Your Nana would be so proud! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Shelly x

Jo said...

This is wonderful! So much detail! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with DYSU this week! It’s been great fun checking out your work on your blog!

marsha said...

This is just so stunning! I am just in love with this beautiful set you created. The tea pocket card and the watering can are just amazing - so much detail! Thanks so much for joining us for our first anniversary blog hop celebration, we hope you will come back and join us next week for another exciting challenge!

Kim said...

Your project is beautiful. The details are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine.....


Teri said...

Beautiful project hun! The can is so sweet!!
Thank you for playing the 3D challenge at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck!
Teri xx

Denise said...

AWESOME projects! Love the stitching on the ticket!! Thanks for playing RESQ challenge this week!

Mami Doodles said...

So beautiful, love that bag! Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

So very beautiful and I love the hand stitching...Thank you for playing with us at IDIC this week. Good luck!

Tracy said...

The card and little watering can are fabulous, but I have to say the hand stitching REALLY makes them special. I like to use stitching too. This is really a lovely set. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Anne said...

What a lovely card and I so enjoyed reading your thinking behind it. Great stitching too. Thank you for joining us and taking the Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll join us again this Friday!

mckinkle said...

What a fantastic card and watering can!

Thanks for playing along with our 3D challenge this week at Delicious Doodles.

Keryn :)

skylife said...

What an awesome project! Love the water can!
Thanks for sharing with us at DDSB

Nikbee said...

A wonderful set. Thank you for joinind us at Creative Craft.

Nikki x

Anonymous said...

I love them. Awesome job!!! Thanks again for playing with us at Stamping With The Dragon.

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Gorgeous - thanks for joining our spring challenge at IDIC this week

Sylvia x said...

beautiful card and thank you for joining us over at creative craft challenges

sylvia x

Gunn (Merete) said...

Wow, what a project. This is stunning. I love everything about this. Fantastic job.
Thanks for joinig us at SFTW.

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