My eldest son came home from school at the end of last week to say he has to dress up as a prince for his school play and end of topic fairy tale feast. I searched the Internet and shops but no luck. Harley showed me a photo of Prince William on his wedding day and said " mummy I want to be like that" So I had to get my very bad sewing hands out. I found an old shirt, took it up, adjusted sleeves and cut off collar. Added red felt and gold trimming to the collar and front of shirt. I also added red and and gold trimming to the shoulders and cuffs, along with some gold buttons. I found some wide red ribbon in my crafting stash and made it into a sash with a Union Jack badge. Here is my Prince Charming modelling his outfit.
My next project fresh home from school tonight is a pirates outfit for after half term ( a little easier)
Can you believe it? CRAFT Challenge is already 4 years old. Originally started by Tracy from Just Tracy Crafts and with a DT mostly recruited from Trimcraft forum members (Hence the term CRAFT Challenge, which stood for Crafters Residing Are Friendly Trimmies. Or if you wished alternative meaning of Can't Remember A Flipping Thing) on the 4th of May 2009.
We have now grown to be a large team of Design Team Members from all around the world, supplemented with lots of Guest Designers who join us for a month at a time.
We have always welcomed all kinds of craft, not just paper craft (unless specifically stated so in the challenge at the time) and are happy to have such a large group of faithful followers.
So, how are we going to celebrate this milestone?
Well, how else can we celebrate than to have our yearly Blogaversary Blog Hop?
We all feature one of our sponsors for this blog hop on our blogs and I have the honour of featuring and offering a prize from the following sponsor. You can win this prize by adding your name to Inlinkz at the end of this post. I would love to see your comments as well.
How can you get to win any of the prizes provided by our sponsors?
That is easy! Just follow the route on our blog hop (you can also find that in our side banner), Our Blog Hop lasts for the duration of this challenge, which means a closing time of Wednesday 6pm GMT on the 15th of May 2013.
And here are our little rules for this challenge/blog hop:
Our challenge this week is Birthday
Create something with this in mind
Add your project to our Inlinkz on our Challenge blog to be in with a chance of being one of our Top3 and win a prize from Karen's Doodles
Follow the route of the Blog Hop
Add your project to the Inlinkz at each of these stops to be in with a chance of winning the prize advertised on that blog
Collect the letters on this and the blogs on the blog hop
Form a sentence with these letters
Return to our challenge blog and put your winning sentence in our comments under the post.
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It was Michelle's birthday on Saturday and we all went out down to the beach and then on for something to eat in a restaurant.
I made her a quick birthday cake, more for the boys really but I think she liked it. She used to collect Piggin' Pigs, so that explains why the cake is a pig in case you were wondering.
Here is a little wizard which I'm not sure who it's by but got a feeling it may be Pollycrafts.
Over at Passion for ProMarkers the theme is 'to die for' and here I've used circle, swirls and star dies in glitter gold card. The image is coloured with Promarkers. The star and crystal ball have glitter and glossy accents added.
I bought some stamps a couple of years ago from a little shop in Cornwall and here is one of them....yes it has taken me nearly two years to use it. It's from Stampendous and called Ollies Pirates.
I've coloured the image with Promarkers, use die cuts circles, glitter card for the sea, star fish embellishment, die cut clouds and free had a couple of seagulls in the background.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Over at Quirky Crafts Challenge the theme is 'Wings and Clouds' and I just happen to be making some button bird cards ready for my next craft fair., and here is the card:
I used a large button and free hand cut out a wing from card, added a feather for the tail, a gem for the eye and then drew a beak and legs. I then added some silk roses, gems, die cut clouds and a sentiment.
1 box card kit of the winners choice from my digistamp blog.
Here is my card:
I've used Leia' by Sassy Studio Designs and used Promarkers to colour the image. Star background paper from stash and added several stars. I'm entering this card into the following challenge: Songbird Challenge - Stars
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Welcome to our world of crafts.
We are Jeanette and Michelle and we set up this blog together to share our love of different crafts but mostly paper crafting. This is not a hobby you understand but a full time addiction.