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Thursday, 28 January 2010

There's Magic in the Air - Could it be love????

Hi all,
I hope you are well relaxed on this Thursday evening.  I have one project for you tonight and it is a little different for me.  I am a cardmaker at heart but since taking up blogging have been tempted to try many other different little projects.  Tonight is no exception.  Nina at There's Magic In The Air has asked us to make a box/bag/container and incorporate her Freebie image on it.  The image is this adorable little giraffe thinking about love!!

I don't usually make bags etc but I thought I'd give it a go.  So I used a template from Mirkwood Designs to make a heart shaped basket.  I cut out the template using lemon coloured card and glued it together.  Then I threaded an orange ribbon through each side.  I used an eyelet setter with a heart shape to stop the hole from "spreading".  I decided to stay away from traditional Valentine colours and instead went for colours based around the image.  So here is the basket (looks more like a bag to me) that I made:


I cut out the image and then coloured it in with ordinary pencils.  I used promarkers for the grass and around the "thought heart".  I added a little felt orange heart into the middle of the thought cloud and used gems for the thought bubbles.  I added yellow ribbon down each outer edge of the heart shape and put an orange rose head at the point of the heart.  To soften the top edges of the heart I used yellow/gold heart shaped gems which I adhered using silicone glue.  I used silicone to add the image to the heart to give it some depth and then added complimentary flowers at each side of the image.  Here is a close up view:


I did the same on both sides of the heart shaped basket so that it would hang correctly (otherwise it is front heavy and won't hang right).  I put a few chocolates inside the basket and they were........................... well obviously...................they were ROSES!!!
The other challenges I will enter this for are:
Crafty Cardmakers - Hearts and Romance
Crafter's Companion - Orange and Yellow
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Freestyle
Die Cuts R Us - Ribbon
Artful Inkables - Think Spring (well these are spring colours)
Rainbow Lady's Challenges - Fur and or feathers
Crafty Catz - Love
Corrosive Challenge - Fancy Folds (well this is a fancy fold isn't it?)
Fab n Funky - Use any digi image
Lily Boo Too - Valentine
Magical Crafts fortnightly - Valentine
I love Digi Challenge - DT Call

35 comments:

  1. Ahhh How cute, love the giraffe look so sweet, all mushy..lol.
    Thanks for joining us at MCFC.
    Good luck.
    Hugs Angel

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  2. This is just adorable!Lovin all your bling! Thanks so much for playing along with us at TMITA/PCC!

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  3. dawn that is such a sweet heart,the colours are so cheery too. thank you for popping back to lily-boo again xxx

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  4. how cute is that, thanks for joining us at FnF this week :)

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  5. I have to say this is simply adorable, for not making them before you are really great at this.
    Such an adorable little image too.

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  6. Love this, Dawn! The giraffe image is beautiful...one of my fav animals! Very cool project, love the bling at the top of the heart and the ribbon run on the edges.

    Smiles!
    Gwen DT@DCRU

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  7. Turned out great! Love that you didn't do traditional colors......way to go.......

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  8. Very nice project!! Love the orange!!

    DCRU Hugs - LORi

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  9. This is lovely...well done for trying something new love the spring colours...
    Mandy xx

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  10. Fabulous, Dawn! The spring colors are wonderful and so is your coloring! Those heart shaped gemstones around the top are gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us this week at TMITA/PCC and hope you can come back to play along next week too!

    Aloha, Kim
    TMITA/PCC Design Team member
    Check out the free weekly digi!

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  11. This is lovely, that image is so cute and I love the bag too
    Thanks for joining in at MCFC

    Jackie x

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  12. This is lovely :)
    Thanks for joining in with us over at FNF :)
    Shaz x

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  13. Hi, Dawn! You did an incredible job with this! So bright and cheery! Thanks for joining us at DCRU!!
    Cara

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  14. Ah that giraffe is so cute, the colours are a nice change for Valentines day adn work well with the giraffe, love Steph

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  15. Lovely image and super shape too. I suppose giraffes are covered in fur lol Thanks for playing Love Cynthia x

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  16. well done you for stepping out of your comfort zone. You have done an amazing job, goodluck!!

    hugs Clare x

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  17. Absolutely lovely Dawn - the colours are great and I love the giraffe - thanks for playing at MCFC - Shell x

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  18. This is so pretty! Well done you on trying something new! Thanks for joining us at TMITA/PCC!
    Hugs, Danielle

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  19. Thank you for another fab entry for the I Love Digi DT call xx

    Elaine x

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  20. Dawn, we are certainly glad you came and played with us this week and did this project you wouldn't normally do, because look at that! Just beautiful!! Love all the spring colors and the bling heart trim is just gorgeous! love the pop of orange too!! Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week over at TMITA/PCC! Hope to see you next week!
    Nina
    TMITA Blog
    (free digital images)
    Paper Cupcakes-Stamps

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  21. Super creation, thanks for playing along with IaCC this week.

    Hugs Ali x

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  22. Gorgeous, looks like a delicious cake, ready to eat, love it! Thanks for joining us at TMITA/PCC this week! Hugs Nilla

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  23. OMG, every giraffe needs a little bling! What a darling project! Thanks for joining in at TMITA/PCC this week - hope to see you back next week!

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  24. Fabulous project Dawn! The little giraffe is adorable and I love the colors you used!
    DCRU Hugs
    Amber

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  25. Love the non traditional colours for Valentines. our giraffe is adoeable and love all the gold gem hearts. thanks for joining us again at LBT!
    Juliex

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  26. Great idea for a bag love that Giraffe! Thanks for playing at MCFC.
    Carol Ann xx

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  27. Georgeous, sweet card and many thanks for joining us at "Fab 'n' Funky" challenges this week. We look forward to seeing you again.

    Lou
    x

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  28. This is awesome!! Your coloring is perfect! Thanks for joining the challenge with TMITA/PCC this week. Hope I see you next week too! Hugs, Olga

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  29. Hi Dawn,

    This is so fantastic hun, well done on trying something different. Love the colours.

    Hugs Ali x

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  30. Well Dawn you made a wonderful project with Nina's cute design! I love the gorgeous bright colours you've used and all those heart gems Wow !!! Great job!
    Good luck with the challenge - hope to see more of your beatiful work next week on TMITA/PCC.

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  31. This is fab little bag and the girafe is realy sweet, thx playing along with IACCCB hope to see you next week
    Hugs
    Ildiko

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  32. This is to die for. Such an adorable idea!!!! Great great Great!!!

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  33. Love the little giraffe! Thanks for playing with us this week at DCRU!!!
    Sammye Jo - DCRU DT
    My Blog

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  34. Darling project!! The giraffe is too cute!! Thanks for playing with us at DCRU!!
    Sheri~DCRU DT

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  35. What a gorgeous little bag. And well done you for doing something you wouldn't normally try. I love it.
    Jack (Crafty Cardmakers)

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Dawn xx