Sunday, July 1, 2012

#177 It's Natural @ The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog

Good Morning Crafty Folks! 
It is time for a new challenge at ....
The Crafty Pad! 

So without further ado, lets gets to this weeks fun challenge
picked by our lovely Twinkle Toes Estelle!

She would love to see
#177 Natural 
We would love to see some Natural elements on your cards or projects - so think leaves, feathers, shells, twigs etc. The only limit is your imagination!

I am such a hoarder and do not through anything out! I have a stack of egg cartons that have been sitting in the corner of my craft-room since forever so I thought it was about time at least one of them got put to use!   A lick of spray paint, some gorgeous Stampin' Up papers, lace and odd embellies from my left over stash and some empty egg shells and a wella .... 



 The box closed, wrapped with twine and tag attahced. 

 Wella ... The box open with eggshell seedlings!

 Tag close up!
Could not resist using  Flowers & Watering Can  available from Crafty Pad Designs, it just goes perfectly with this.
 Close up the embellies, there is some feathers, Kaisercraft flowers, left over large pink bloom and some pink bead flowers,pearl stamina's and all sitting on a wood fiber birds nest.


 This makes a great and inexpensive gift for any keen gardener!  I've planted flowers in my egg shells but a mixed selection of herbs would be another great idea and great for a house warming  or Christmas gift too! To get the seedlings started I popped some cotton wool in the bottom of the egg shells and sprinkled on the seeds and then just kept up on the watering.  And to transplant these into the garden is as easy peasy too! Just squash the egg to break it apart a little and pop it straight in the ground!

And we have TWO Great Prizes this week!

The wonderful Digital Downloads with £10 to spend in their fabulous online store
and also


The brilliant Crafty Individuals with an amazing prize consisting of:-
2 red rubber Postcard Stamps
1 pack 6x6 ' Travel in Italy' themed Backing Papers
1 sheet of A4 Glossy 'Tags' Toppers


The Team B girls have some gorgeous projects to share with you this week so be sure to pop over to The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog and check out there inspirations!

The Crafty Pad Designs also has a new release this Tuesday and if you drop in and see us on release day, you could win the new release set!

Lots of fun stuff happening at The Crafty Pad this week, I hope I see you there :)


Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Feathers and or birds Thurs E1/5
Sarah Hurley Challenge - Dimension and Texture Thurs C10
Creative Belli - Anything But A Card Wed
Fab 'n' Funky - Cute & Girly Wed E1/1 C10
Whimspy Stamps - Anything But Square Tues  E1/3
City Crafter - Make a Girft Tues E1/3
Creative Craft Challenge - Tweet Tweets (feathers and Roster Dp) Mon E1/3
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Birds of A Feather Mon E1/-
Love to Create - Anything Goes Mon  E1/3
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22 Treasured comments:

rachel said...

this is just fabulous Leesa - such a clever idea! Big hugs rachel xx

Dortesjs said...

very romantic and sweet

sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! How very beautiufl. I love the design and all the pretty detailing you have added looks amazing

Sue

cotnob said...

Fab project Leesa, I love your papers and all of the lace. How are the seedlings doing?
Pauline
x

Twinkle Star said...

I truly love this project Leesa, such a clever use of the egg carton but the results are stunning! Love the colours and embellies!

Hugs, Estelle xx

NancyD said...

Simple wonderful altered art! Thanks for joining our "Anything goes" challenge at Love to Create. NancyD

sari said...

Oh my goodness!! This is such a sweet and shabby project! Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

Krafty Kows said...

This is a fantastic project and gift. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Jeanette

Doreen said...

This is just fabulous.Thanks for sharing with us at Whimsy Stamps.xxx

having a {me} day said...

WOW!! This is absolutely beautiful! What a fabulous gift for anyone. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake. keeley

Linda R said...

That is such a cool gift.. So Creative.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

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.
Don't miss out on the regular freebies at Trimgym's Digistamps and Images and the current challenge there. Hope to see you there as well!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Ros said...

How very lovely ... so pretty ... many thanks for playing at CCCB

Crafty Tazzy said...

Fantastic project hunny!! I just love it!! Thank you for joining in with Creative craft Challenge 2 Annette xxx(CCC DT)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is awesome, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Jackie said...

This is fabulous! What a great idea! Thank you for joining us this week at the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge!

Jackie, Fab 'n' Funky DT

Rach83 said...

Well, I wasn't eggspecting that, Leesa! Super idea and so beautiful. Love the tag and flowers too.

Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Hope you'll play along with us again tomorrow when our brand new challenge launches.

Rachel x

Karen Hunter said...

Beautiful details in your project!
Karen
http://karenscraps.blogspot.com/

sharon said...

I've never seen such a pretty egg carton, fantastic transformation. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

Aunty Sue said...

lovely card thanks for joining craft this week

Scrappy Scatty said...

lovely project thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges this time
Love Jan
xx

Sarah Hurley said...

fab work! thank you for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenge this time, hope to see you back again soon.

Sarah x

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