Saturday, May 1, 2010

Crafty Secrets Blog Hop


Happy National Scrapbooking Day! Today is the culmination of a week of celebration with Crafty Secrets. Sandy has been SOOOO generous, offering FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS worth of fabulous vintage product to lucky readers. Several designers will reveal the winners of their $50 giveaways today, and several others will post NEW $50 giveaways. ALL designers will post delightful vintage projects today too, so be sure to visit everyone for some splendiferous eye candy!


I have to tell you, being the technological dinosaur that I am, it took me longer to do this random draw thingie than it took to complete this post! (lol) I envy all you young'uns who can do these things so quickly! Without further ado, here's the result:

So, please send me an e-mail asap (my e-mail is on my side bar) with your name and postal address, and soon you can go shopping! If I don't hear from you within forty-eight hours, a new winner will be drawn.

The designers' challenge this month is to create with a photo, and the current Lots to Do challenge is to make art with faces. The One Powerful Hour challenge is spring...hmmm...wonder if my paper flowers qualify. Cute Card Thursday's challenge is "make your own." The Creatilicious challenge is to use both flowers and wings. This project includes a photo of my Mum from 1924, when she was nearly two years old. Such a serious expression on that little face!
I hope you can see it okay. Although I photographed it outside, it isn't as clear as I'd hoped. Please click on it if you'd like to see it larger. I started with a pretty panel of lace I found at an after-Christmas sale several years ago. I bought all they had (lol)!



Here are a couple of close-ups of some of the elements. There's a tutorial for the paper rose here (they're really easy to make!):


Thee little stars are from the Best Buds vintage postcard kit, which is one of my absolute favourites of the Crafty Secrets line! I glittered the edges and added some beads for weight so they'd hang nicely.


I used a couple of pieces from the Fairy Enchanting sticker sheet:


Finally, here's a pic of a little lace posie...also very simple to do! Just gather your lace with a straight running stitch, then whipstitch together:


Thanks SO MUCH for visiting again today, and don't forget to visit all the other Crafty Secrets designers for glorious vintage eye candy! OH! And you ought to stop by Sandy's blog too...she's announcing a FABULOUS new guest designer sometime today, for the month of May!! I've been a long time admirer of her work, and she's listed in my list of "delectably lurkable blogs" on my sidebar.

I wish you a happy, creative weekend, spent doing whatever you love to do. Since I was up and crafting till 5 am today, I'm enjoying a "jammie day" with little to do other than enjoying whatever it is!

30 comments:

sam21ski said...

What a great photo and I love what you've done with it xxxx

StampinCathy said...

WOW! This is just stunning. I just love the the details on all your embellishments.

SuZeQ said...

STUNNING. Happy NSD.

jan said...

Your glittered flower is so pretty!

crafty creations said...

Beautiful piece for such a precious photo

Thanks for sharing your work with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

Karen W said...

Wow I love that flower on this, the whole project is gorgeous!

Pam said...

Love your wall hanging Deborah!
The lace backing is so pretty. Your mom looks like she's wondering what they are doing, LOL!

cendrillon said...

bravo pour ta réa!
Bye

cristinoel said...

That's a lovely little piece. The once upon a time was a cute sentiment.

Lolarose38 said...

So pretty!!! Will investigate rose tutorial now then....

Erika M. said...

Your creations are fabulous!

craftytrog said...

This is so beautiful, love the pretty vintage look of it!

PEA said...

What a wonderful set. Those stars are so sweet. Have to put that on the short list.
have a wonderful May Day.

NancyB said...

Happy NSD! I love the bling and all the embellishments.

Kathy said...

Your projects are lovely!

Susan said...

Congrats to the winner!

Oh my, this is stunning and so whimsical! I'm drooling over your gorgeous paper flower. Amazing!

Josephine said...

Love your stars on your project. Very beautiful. Josie

iring said...

What a nice surprise! Thanks for getting the random thing to work and choosing me! Love your lacy project. Such a pretty way to display your mom's picture!

Cindi (aka iring)

Marisa said...

So lovely.

Lynn Stevens said...

so sweett and Love those stars!

Femmy said...

fabulous work!!!

Jaqi said...

Oh wow , this is so delightful, I love it.

cmoh said...

Of course your flowers count for spring...but I think the overall piece is very spring like...and absolutely off the wall gorgious!

Thanks so much for joining us at One Powerful Hour.

Silvia said...

Wow, how wonderful, great work.

Brenda said...

Wow. Wonderful. I love vintage look. I especially love the rose.

leenda said...

GORGEOUS artwork! Very creative & very inspirational!

1CardCreator said...

I love your work! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous, Stunning and elegant and all of the above!!! Love the details on this and loved that you shared all the close ups too!

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Deborah! That paper rose with the glitter edge is stunning! :-)

Cheryl said...

WOW this is stunning and your embellishments are gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!
xx