Tuesday 16 June 2009

Time for a Tuesday Twosome

Just Magnolia First Monthly Challenge
sponsored by Simon Says Stamp

As promised, we're back with our first Simon Says Stamp monthly challenge! We are so excited - this has been in the planning for weeks and weeks and today's the day we get to show our creations to you all! Heidi from Simon Says Stamp has very generously agreed to sponsor this monthly challenge and the prize is .........

a whopping .......

$50 voucher to spend on what you want in their store!

Now, because this is a special challenge with an extra special prize the theme is a bit more challenging but we know you can all do it! This month the challenge is to alter a container - ANY container - for example a recycled paper bag, a empty box of chocolates, a custom made box, a canvas bag, a tin, a plastic tub - even a photo album (which our Marcea has done, such a clever idea). So you don't have to go out and buy something specifically to alter, we all have bits and bobs that can be altered for the challenge. The only specification is that you must use a Magnolia stamp on the project.

You have two weeks to enter, the challenge will close at 10pm on Tuesday 30th June and the winner will be picked by Random Generator.

This challenge is separate from the normal weekly challenge which will continue to run each week as usual. To see what the DT have come up with and find out more just click Here

I approached this with trepidation not very good at these altered projects, but I found an empty wooden Turkish Delight box and thought that would be a good place to start.

I covered the box and lid with K&CO paper, this was the easy part I just measured the sides of the box and cut strips to fit and cut a circle to fit the lid, I stuck matching ribbon around the sides of the lid. Now came the hard part deciding what image and embellies to use.

I knew from the beginning that I wanted to go for a vintage look, but just couldn't find a Tilda image that looked right, these tags were sitting on my desk, I had been playing with distress inks and glimmer mists after reading Kims tutorial, and had distressed the tags with Frayed Burlap Inks and sprayed them with Glimmer Mist, then I had a brainwave (very unusual for me) I would use a couple of Magnolia Accessories stamps on the tags, I used the Locket and the Heart Note stamps and them used a Stempleglede swirl stamp on the sides, I was really pleased with the results.

I them had to choose the embellies, the cream roses were misted with Creme de Chocolate Glimmer Mist (just loved the colour and effect it gave) I also added some Diamond Glaze to the petals to hopefully give the appearance of dew. I found some leaves in my flower box, punched the butterflies with MS Punch and glimmer misted them. I also made some paper beads which I put onto a wooden cocktail stick add some pearls and filigree and volia that was it.

Stamps - Magnolia available from Simon Says Stamps
Papers - K&Co
Colouring Medium - Glimmer Mist and Distress Inks also available from Simon Says Stamps
Embellies - Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Filigree from Eggstravaganza, rest from stash

A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge

This week we have a lovely sketch for you designed by our own Michelle. There is a great prize as well so don't forget to click Here to check this out. You will find some fab inspiration from the Dt and an GORGEOUS card from out GDT this week the fantastically talented and lovely Tab thanks dear, now if you havn't visited Tabs blog yet get yourself a cup of tea sit down and prepare yourself to be awed she has the most beautiful blog.

Cannot seem to get away from Pink and Green cards this week, I have used a fabulous set of stamp by Darcie for this card, I stamped and coloured a complete Ted and then just stamped coloured and cut out his paws, I then stamped, coloured and cut the accessories (cake, present and Hat) layered this all up and 3d the whole image onto the Nesties (following Bev's for the tutorial on how to make the edge around the largest nestie, thanks Hun MWAH XX). I have gone for a different colouring medium this time I thought I would give my Poly Chromos pencils and airing.

The Sentiment and cake are also from the same stamp set.

Recipe: Stamps Darcies Stamps from Simon Says Stamps
Papers DCWV Sugar Collection
Colour Medium - Poly Chromos Pencils and Sansodor
Tools - Nesties, 1" sq punch for corners
Embellies - from stash

Sorry for the long post today thanks for looking
Jacqui xx


MarkerGeek said...

Looks like everyone has gone a bit pink and green this week! I blame Bev. :)

Love your vintage altered box - gorgeous. Funnily enough I have one of these Turkish Delight boxes sitting around...hmmm! :)

Joey said...

Hiya Jacqui,

Oh my gosh your box is stunning!!! the colours and details are amazing. Love the card too.


Sue said...

Oh what a stunning altered box, I love the colours and the flowers are perfect.

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Your gift box is stunning Jacqui and you did a fabulous job altering it. The details are so pretty, I love your spoon full card too and such a sweet character, love the pink and green colour combo, Have a great day hun, Hugs, Nikki x

Nunt said...

The box is absolutely charming! Such beauty!


Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

jacqui i just love your box it so pretty.. and the card is really cute too

hugs tracy xxx

Sandra said...

hello Sweetie!
Fantastic projects ans always. Love the altered box. What a beautiful gift that would make...If you can bear to part with it that is.
So glad you picked up on the Sue Smith 'by eye'...I seem to do everything 'by eye' and I always hear her voice in my mind when I do :oD
Sandra x

Anonymous said...

fantastic projects honey. you did an amazing job on your altered container, it looks amazing.. your card is so sweet too, beautifully coloured. hugs rachxx

Marcea said...

Jacqui, I adore your box - wow, it is amazing sweetie - you are so clever .... hope you didn't scoff all the TD in one go though, lol.
Love your cute card too - and of course we all love pink and green so dont worry - I love to see it again and again! Have a fab day

coldwaters2 said...

I love both your creations Jacqui that box is awesome I must try and have a go at this one.

Lorraine x

Tara said...

Gorgeous creations Jacqui - oh the box is just divine, wow! xx

Debbie said...

Love your vintage altered box - jacqui it's gorgeous,I also love the cute bear on your spoonfull card,Hugs Debbie x

Mina said...

wow I love your container Jacqui, so clever just using the accessory stamps and they look fantastic aged and distressed like that...love your sprayed roses too beautiful...fab card with such a cutie image and colours are lush xxx

Sparkle and Flourish said...

The box is absolutely stunning Jacqui! I love the tags you created and you ahve certainly achieved the vintage look! So inspiring!
Judy xx

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous creations, Jacqui.
Your attention to details is just amazing. Love them both!!

Karen x

Nixe-Moni said...

OMG Jacqui, your box is so stunning!! Love the fab colours and all the great details.
Also your card is just so lovely with a super cute image.

Wendy said...

Two gorgeous projects Jacqui, the box is stunning and the card is so sweet
Wendy x

Mel said...

Wow beautiful altered box Jacqui
and your card is stunning too you put such amazing detail in your creations :)
Mel x

Lia said...

dear jaqcui,
your box and card are lovely
hugs lia

Jacilynn said...

Wow I love your altered box! gorgeous! super cute bday card. Great work as always Jacqui

CraftyC said...

Both so sweet Jacqui. A really cute card but that box is stunning, totally gorgeous

Risa said...

Both your card and altered container are beautiful Jacqui! I love the DP and the roses are beautiful!!

Ellen said...

Wowwwww Jacqui,

Amazing box. I have the same boxes upstairs, maybe.........;-)). Love the details and ofcourse the card to!!!


helen said...

jacqui you never cease to amaze me with your talents , these are gorgeous hon
helen x

Anne said...

Gorgeous Jacqui love the vintage box you'll have to keep the brain waves coming usually never look at the accessory stamps just go for the Tilda's gorgeous card too
Anne xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful box Jacqui,l love the papers and colours.
So gorgeous details.
So beautiful card,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Lynsey said...

Hi Jacqui, I love the box and the card they are so pretty!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Sue said...

I love that altered box Jacqui, it really is beautiful, love the vintage feel to it, gorgeous details and colouring, adore your fab little ted card too! Happy Crafting Sue xx

Donna said...

Amazing altered boc Jacqui and so beautifully elegant too :) gorgoeus little card and such soft pretty colours :) Donna x

Sandra said...

Hi Jacqui...gorgeous creations,love them both,the box is beautiful and so is the card...the image is so cute,
Take care
San x

Lynne in NI said...

Wow Jacqui... your box is an absolute stunner!

Tab said...

I adore your box sweetie, those flowers are just too delish for words! I love the image you have used as well! Gorge card of SFS, love that sweet image and the colours are divine!
Hugs Tab xxx

stampinfrog said...

Two very stunning creations. Love the altered box.Gorgeous flowers. Love the card. Fabulous color combo and the sweet bear is colored in so beautifully!

Janet said...

Wow fabulous box Jacqui! I love the card the image is sooo cute!X

Anne said...

Wow Jacqui, so many wonderful creations on your blog since I last had time to pop in. So many things to add to my wishlist as well. Hugs xx

LOUISE said...

Wow Jacqui, the box is awesome, love it, the colours are devine! Love your card too. Lou x

Allison said...

love the box it is so adorable and the flower is gorgeous
Cute card and image as always

Swaantje said...

Hello Jacqui,

your card is sweet.
The little bear is so cute and the colours are great.

Lovely greetings

debby4000 said...

Wonderful creations, do love the box and the vintage look you've given it. And what a sweetie of a card, its so cute.

strawberry fields said...

These are beautiful! Gorgeous box and beautifully decorated. I must say I was a little intimidated by the challenge so I've bypassed it for now but might come back to it
fiona x

Nannieflash said...

Beautiful box Jacqui, I love the way youve coloured it and the details on top are brilliant. The card is gorgeous as well, and the idea of putting the card behind his paw is very clever. Well done love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Liza said...

Gorgeous creations Jacqui, your vintage box is just stunning.

Liza x

Sandie said...

Oh my, your container is awesome!! Absolutely stunning!! I will have to make a special effort to participate in that challenge.

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

What a wonderful box you have made, And the card is gorgeous too!
Hugs Jacqueline

MichelleO said...

Your box is just jaw dropping stunning! WOW loved it as soon as I saw it!

And you make my sketch actually look good! Love that adorable image, and very pretty colors!


Martine said...

wow hun, these are absolutly stunning, i adore your altered box the details are gorgeous, and ooo your card is sooo pretty, love it :)



Tammi said...

The box is stunning Jacqui, lots of pretty details to it...and the Darcie's card is adorable, love the color combo and your coloring, nice dimension too! ~Hugs

Anonymous said...

wow the box is stunning & the card is very cute x

Nicola said...

Wow such fantastic projects Jacqui and what an amazing job on your altered TD, hope you left a few for me! I love pink and green and your card is awesome as is your insert.

Jill said...

gorgeous gift box Jacqui I love the roses so pretty, and aww such a cute card, love the image hugs Jill xx

Stacey said...

What a fabulous piece Jacqui, I love what you have done to these gorgeous roses, they look amazing! ~♥~

Anonymous said...

A stunning creation Jacqui! I love how you decorated the box, it's beautiful! The card is fabulous, too. I love the cute image.
Hugs, Vanja

Iris said...

Hi Jacqui,
the box is really amazing, and you did a brilliant job.


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