Wednesday, 1 April 2015

DT Project - The Sisters of Craft Blog Challenge - April 2015

Today's is April Fools Day, I hope you don't get tricked by anything horrid!  Today also sees the launch of the next Sisters of Craft Blog Challenge.  We had some great entries last month and it was tough picking a winner, if you took part last month don't forget to check the blog to see if our choice was you!

Our sponsor this month is Crafter's Companion so for my project I decided to use my Brambly Hedge CD-roms.   Our winner will receive a £10 Crafters Companion Coupon!

I'm a die-hard Brambly Hedge fan, I have Brambly Hedge books, DVDs, soft toys, stamps and lots of ornaments.
Here is a photo of my Brambly Hedge cabinet!  If anyone is fond of dusting do get in touch!!!
I've just realised why there is a gap on the second shelf, my vase is currently on the kitchen window sill full of flowers, no photo as the flowers are looking rather sad!

And this is Mrs Toadflax my first every piece of Brambly Hedge.
I think if I every go on mastermind my specialist subject will be Brambly Hedge...

And finally on to my project. The disc is jam-packed full of Brambly goodness, I was spoilt for choice but in the end I decided to make an exploding box, using a Sea Story image.  It was simply a case of printing the pieces and building it, it was quite time consuming but I think it was worth it.

I have embellished the lid with a ribbon, image from the disc and metal starfish and dolphins from my stash.

The second layer is embellished with die cuts made from funky foam using Joy! dies.

For the third layer I cut letters using my Silhouette Cameo from a design sheet from the disc, the sentiment is FAREWELL.  My only regret is I forgot to ink the edges of the letters so unfortunately they look a bit lost but that's what I love about craft you always learn from your mistakes!
So what are you waiting for, grab your crafty stash and let us see what you create!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges;

Simply Papercraft Challenge # 1 - Anything Goes -

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Challenge #6 Anything Goes -

CD Sunday Challenge - Sentiment - (Sentiment is FAREWELL on the third layer, cut from papers from the Brambly Hedge disc)

613 Avenue Create - Challenge #117 - A true anything twist! -

Scribble & Scrap - Challenge #41 - Always anything goes -

Creative Blessings. x


Carole Pollard said...

What a fabulous collection its so pretty and a stunning box its so pretty just delightful a lovely post love and hugs Carole x

jane stillman said...

An absolutely fabulous collection, and a fabulous exploding box too x

Unknown said...

Beautiful make Tracy, love the image and colours here, hugs xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Wonderful creation Tracy with gorgeous added goodies...stunning colours too. Just love your collection but will pass on the dusting.xx...xx
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Crafty Judith said...

Now that is a super awesome project hun meaning to have a go at one of these ty for the inspiration crafty hugs Judith xxx

Lisa J said...

Absolutely Amazing Creation. Love the blue colour tones. Thank you for joining us this fortnight. Lisa DT Scribble and Scrap Challenge

Wynn said...

Wow what a wonderful exploding box. Your Bramley Hedge collection looks amazing but wouldn't like the dusting lol. Thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday. I hope we will see you again with your fab creations. Wynn DT

Linda Simpson said...

WOW you sure are a collector Tracy! Fabulous exploding box and loving the design too.
Linda xxx

andree said...

Such a fab project, your design is smashing. Thanks so much for playing this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree (DT)

Jackie T said...

Hi Tracy this is amazing I do love Brambly Hedge images and I have done for years. Hugs Jackie

Jocelyn said...

Wow! That is an amazing project. Thank you for sharing with us at CD Sunday.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

coldwaters2 said...

WOW this is amazing, awesome creation thank you for sharing it with us at LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS CHALLENGE
lorraine x

Andree said...

An amazing project Tracy and lovely papers and images. This will become a pretty keepsake for your cabinet x

starcyl said...

This looks like a lot of work but it is pretty special. Thanks for sharing with us at CD Sunday this time.
Jenny x
CD Sunday DT

Brawny x said...

Absolutely amazing x

Desire Fourie said...

Wow Tracy this is a stunning exploding box. Just love the blues.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Carol said...

A great deal of work but so worth it. Thank you for joining in with us.
Carol xx
CD Sunday DT

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so cute!!!

Unknown said...

Love your surprise box and detail on it.. ^-^

AO Creations said...

So cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercraft, good luck!!! Amy DT

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

This is great Trace, love the whole project! xx

Chana Malkah said...

You did your Bramley Hedge proud! Nicely done and so beautifully presented! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Anne Chilvers said...

A really beautiful creation Tracy, lots of work and attention to detail which has paid off :) I also like Mrs Toadflax and your other collectables ! xx

Gill McCall said...

Tracy this is such an adorable box and i love your take on it. I had no idea you loved BH so much, learing about people all the time x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous exploding box-love the dies and charms and beautiful collection of Brambly Hedge China--Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
Carol DT x