Monday, April 18, 2011

Let the mice play!

While the cat is away the mice shall play!

My hunky dorky little man Dylan is off visiting his dad in Sydney for the Easter school holidays.  It has been mighty quite without him around and only having the girls to entertain me - though as funny as they are, I have really started to miss him not being here.  

So over my busy little weekend, with thoughts of him popping in and out of my head I managed to throw in a bookmark and a room decoration for him.  We are in the transition stage with his bedroom at the moment and going through a color change from red and black Pirates to now dragons in greens, blues and browns. 

He often misses out on my crafty bits and pieces and the girls score a lot more as I seem to make more feminine things but these are just for him.  






We are currently reading the How To Tame Your Dragon series that he got from Crazy Nana (my mother) for Christmas.  And yes! The kids all call and refer to her as CRAZY NANA - can be quite a hoot when we spot her doing her shopping and they call out Crazy Nana! over here Crazy Nana Hello!, and she will come toddling over with a smile, kisses and cuddles for them and believe me; all that witness this outburst of Crazy Nana screaming all stop, stare and have a chuckle themselves! I used to find it embarrassing but I think the bond they have grown with her is priceless and I love it nowadays.

So onto the details - Lots of die-cuts, went a little crazy having some fun with my Mr Big :) for all you alike Sex in the City fans lol.  I added some of my leftover faux buttons to the wall hanging for embellishments and I used loads of my fav brown ribbon (I brought 5 rolls of this stuff and it seems to be never ending!)  The dragon image is a FREEBIE from Elizabeth O Dulemba that you can find HERE, and I have colored it with my water color pencils and added some glitz highlights to the wings and tail end.

I seem to be favoring my boys in this last week - maybe its a sign we need some testosterone in the house lol lucky for us .... only 7 more sleeps and Ben will be home for 5 days! PARTY! Ginkies Yes!  It shall be a big 3 for Chloe OMG!!!

Thanks for dropping in!
 
Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:
Paper Sundaes - #65 Texture
MyGrafico - April Anything goes ( /-)

Card Ideas - Lets hear it for the guys
Little Claire's Designs - #5 Animals (1/2w) (1/3) - Bookmark
Crafty Ann's - #38 Raise a smile (4/-)
Frosted Designs / Fabulous Fridays - Homemade/Handmade Embellishments - buttons
Paper Cutz - #87 Buttons & bows
Aud Sentiments - #26 Anything Goes ( 5/-)
 Crafty Purple Frog - Texture & Ribbon (1/-)
Crafty Sentiments - Bookmarks (1/1)
Crafts and Me - #30 Ribbon (5/-)
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13 Treasured comments:

Ann Whitfield said...

You little man will be thrilled to bits with these, you're creating lots of smiles in your house for sure. Thank you for sharing them with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Fiona said...

what a fabulous project...thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.

Fi

Jeri said...

Great projects. Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Paper Cutz.

Dawn said...

Leesa, you never cease to amaze with your projects! Dylan will be thrilled!
Good luck in the My Grafico Anything Goes challenge this month!
Hugs
Dawn xx

kissinia said...

This is absolutely brilliant! We love seeing such inspiring and beautiful projects at Frosted Designs. Hope you will join our challenge next week too!

Pankti said...

It's dream project to own!! I love the details you have added. Thanks for playing in "Anything Goes" with "My Grafico".

Thanks,
Pankti
http://paintdlove.blogspot.com/

Katie said...

Super card!
Thanks for playing with us at D2D :)

Louise said...

I'm sure your son wil love these gorgeous projects!
Thank you so much for joining us at Little Claire's this week x

Lori Apgar said...

Very nice! I have all boys and it is challenging creating things for them!

Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs for our Handmade Ebellishment challenge!!

Karli said...

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creations with us at Card Ideas. Hope you can join us again next time! Hugs~

E.T said...

ADORBS!!! Love!

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW love the bookmark its ace. Ahh Crazy Nana thats so sweet.Thanks for joining in on The Crafty Sentiments Bookmark Challenge this week Hazelxox

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful work Donna, gorgeous bookmark Thanks for joining in on The Crafty Sentiments Bookmark Challenge this week Jo xxx

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