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Thursday, February 15, 2018

THE CREATIVE CRAFTERS CHALLENGE #1

Hello There My Crafty Friends!
 I am so excited to share the news with you today!
My dear friend Mary at Ameera Crafts and I have started a challenge blog together and today is the first day of the challenge. We would love for you to come and join us!

All our challenges are 'Anything Goes'

I want to share with y'all my first project for the challenge. 
I have been working on this on and off for awhile and finally (after I was happy with it) 
I am finished, yay!
I wanted it to look kinda fairy like, though not sure I accomplished that, lol.
Do ya think a fairy would like to live there? :)
It can hang up too. :)
I sure had a lot of fun making it. :)

...For This Project - Step By Step...
Cut a piece of cardboard off of a box.
Took most of the top layer off to show the corrugated part.
Using dies I cut out the window and fence with white cardstock. 
Then used the distress ink pad on the window and fence.
Attached them to the piece of cardboard using Ad-tech glue.
Stamped the sentiment on white cardstock with distress ink.
Cut out the sentiment and added distress ink around it.
Poked a hole in each top side of it, put twine in it with a knot on each end. 
Attached the twine to the cardboard with glue and a pop-dot behind the paper. 
Cut out grape vine leaves and other greenery with dies.
Glued all the greenery on using Ad-tech glue.
Then glued the flowers and curled flower stems on using Gem-Tac glue.
Glued a string of pearls in and around the greenery on the top using Gem-Tac glue. 
Used a dark brown marker on the cardboard inside the window.
Glued two pieces of lace in the window with Ad-tech glue.
Cut two pieces of green cardstock to go across the bottom.
Folded the green cardstock in half and cut small lines across it to make grass.
Used a wet napkin on the grass and twisted the top of each blade with tweezers.
Glued one strip of grass across the bottom of the cardboard and fence with Ad-tech glue.
Made a fold line on the bottom part of the second strip of grass.
Then glued the grass a little lower, folded the bottom behind the cardboard, glued in place.
Added flatback pearls with Ad-tech glue on the top greenery and on the grass.
Cut a piece of twine long enough for hanging, wrapped a string of pearls around it.
Glued the ends of the string of pearls to the ends of the twine to keep it together.
Then glued an end on each side of the top part on the back of the cardboard.

...Products Used...
Cardboard 
Sizzix Vintaj BigKick Die Cut Machine
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad 'Tea Dye'
We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Tool
Flowers, String Pearls, Flatback Pearls and Lace
Spellbinders Window Die
Fence and Greenery Dies
Clear Sentiment Stamp
Elizabeth Craft Fine Point Scissors and Tweezers
Beacon Gem-Tac Glue and Ad-tech Crafter's Precision Glue
Green/White Cardstock

I hope you like my card and it gives you some inspiration. 
The challenge runs from February 15th to March 8th. 
Come on and join us in the fun!

The Creative Crafters

Thank you for visiting!
Happy Crafty Hugs, 
Sherry - DT/Co-Owner x

...Challenges Entered...
All Things Crafty Challenge #18 - Floral
Cardz TV Challenge #34 - Anything Goes
CropStop Link Party #37 - Use Products CropStop Carries
Creative Knockouts Challenge #233 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #517 - One Word Sentiment

19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous and fabulous project Sherry
    Dianne xx :)

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    1. Thank you so much Dianne. Would love to have you come join our challenge. :)
      Hugs, Sherry xx

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  2. Fabulous and good luck with the challenge blog.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Linda. Would love to have you come join our challenge. :)
      Hugs, Sherry xx

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  3. Congratulations on your new challenge!! Your project is stunning!! I love the scene you've created!! A fairy would definitely want to live there!! The details are gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Thank you so very much Lisa. Would love to have you come join our challenge. :)
      Big Hugs, Sherry xx

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  4. Beautiful hanger and I am sure any Fairy would love to live there.Love all the dies and details and congrats on your new challenge blog.
    Carol x

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    1. Thank you so very much Carol. We would love to have you come join our challenge. :)
      Hugs, Sherry xx

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  5. Hi this is stunning I love it. There is just so much work here. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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    1. Thank you so very much Jackie. We would love to have you come join our challenge. :)
      Hugs, Sherry xx

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  6. Sherry this is gorgeous. Very creative!!! Congrats on your new venture, so happy for you!!!

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  7. Beautiful creation my friend!! Look forward to many more :)
    Hugs, Mary x

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  8. I'm sure the Fairies in my garden would love to live in such a house. A great idea and a love.y creation. Congratulations on the start of your challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

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  9. AHHH I love it! The dimension and layers are so great! Very cute

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  10. Oh WOW this is GORGEOUS!!!
    Congratulations on your new challenge! I'll join it when ever I can :)
    Thank you for following my blog, I am also your newest follower.
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  11. Wow! You put a lot of work and detail into your stunning card! Thanks so much for linking up to the Cropstop blog this month!

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  12. This project is just stunning! WOW, thanks for giving me some inspiration today. Drop by my blog and leave a comment as this month I am sending out crafting goodies to pretty much everyone who comes by to celebrate with me (8 years of wonderful life post brain surgery). Just leave a comment on a couple of posts to win some goodies :) Cheers, Holley http://holleybarnhartsblog.blogspot.com

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