Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Anything but a card

It's Tuesday so that means another challenge at A Spoon Full Of Sugar
This week we want you to put your cards aside and show us another paper crafting skill. We know you have all the products but if you are like many other card makers it is hard to step out of that comfort zone, well today is the day!

I made a piece of home decor for Valentines Day and although that was yesterday I can assure you that this cutie is not going anyway soon!

Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything But A Card
Ladybug Crafts - Anything But A Card
Our Creative Corner - Cut It Out
Allsorts - It's All About The Sentiment (I've plenty of those on here!)
Ooh La La - For Someone Special
Thrilling Thursday - Gift With a Love theme
ECP - Love
Totally Gorjuss - Love
Crafty Calendar - Love
KB Cute Monday - Love
Scrappy Frogs - Love
Rainbow Lady - All About Love
Dutch Dare - Love Is In The Air
One Stop Crafts - Love Is In The Air
Scrap Stamp and Doodle - Love Is In The Air
Crafty Ann's - Love Is All Around
Winter Wonderland - For The One I Love
Frosted Designs - Use The Word Love
Cupcake Crafts - I Love You
The Sisterhood of Crafters - In Love With Valentines
Crafty Sentiments - Valentines
Crafty Purple Frog - Valentines/Romance
Card Mad Fairy - Romance (with a digi)
AI Factory - Valentines
My Sheri - Valentines
CRAFT - Valentines
Sew Many Challenges - Valentines
Stampin For The Weekend - Valentines
Delcious Doodles- Valentines
Pixie Dust - Be My Valentine
Crafty Catz - Love/Valentines
Stamp Something - Something for Your Valentine
Sentimental Sundays - Red, Pink and White (and a sentiment)
Sassy Studios - Pink, Red and White
Stamp N Doodle - Red, Pink, White Plus 1
Teddy Bo and Co - In The Pink (and a Teddy Bo image)
Craft Your Passion - Pink
Lexi's - Use a Bear
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Flowers
Bunny Zoe - Flowers Everywhere
Cute Card Thursday - Hearts and Flowers
For Fun - Hearts
Stampin Royalty - Hearts
The Stamp Man - Hearts
2 Sisters - Hearts
Crazy 4 Challenges - Hearts
The Crafty Pad - Hearts
Paper Works - Hearts
Bee Crafty - Hearts (with Digi)
One Stitch At A Time - Pretty

Project Recipe:
Clothes Pin - Oriental Trading
Paper - Sugar and Spice by The Paper Studio
Image - Sitting Waiting for You by Teddy Bo
Medium - Copic Markers
Leaf Die Cut - Sizzix
Border Punches - Martha Stewart
Flower Punch - EK Success
Flower Die Cut - Big Shot
Sentiment Stickers - K and Co

I've had the giant clothespin for years, they were very popular "back in the day" and I still like them for a quirky piece of home decor.
The flowers are a mixture of punches, die cuts and rosette flowers (with punched edges for a much more frilly look).
I took the pin apart and painted it first and then added the paper on top. The flowers are on stems made of cardstock and then "arranged" and glued on to a piece of chipboard then fits just inside the closed part of the pin. This makes it so much easier to display as they flowers don't fall out of the bunch!
Anyway I hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day yesterday, keep the love in your heart!
And take a break for the norm and make something other than a card for us over at A Spoon Full Of Sugar


Fleur said...

Beautiful creation.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Scrappy Scatty said...

fantastic creation
Thank you for playing the Digistamps4joy flower power challenge and hope to see you again soon
Love Jan

Gayle Cook said...


I can't quite believe my eyes...this is fantastic!!!! Thank you so much for including little Bea in your beautiful creation..

FairyD x

Paddington fan said...

So cute and love the little bear! Great to have you joining us at CRAFT this week for our Valentines challenge! Good Luck, love Jacky x

Lori Rider said...

How beautiful - I love your flowers and your bear is adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with the OCC!

Vicki Burdick said...

So FUN!! Love that adorable Bear! Thanks for playing along with the OCC cut it out challenge!!

Ann Whitfield said...

This is fabulous Katie, thank you for bringing it to us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Unknown said...

Hi Katie, what a great project!! Love this idea so much! Thanks for joining us at the first Craft Us Crazu challenge, hope to see you again. Hugs,Frea

Lisa Jane said...

fabulous idea..well i had to say that as i made one too lol.
Love the stems with the flowers coming off .. so cute
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Good luck
Lisa ;)

Regan said...

This is absolutely adorable! What a fun, creative idea! Your cute image is beautifully colored, and I love all the different flowers & sentiments! Thanks for playing along @ SSD! :)
PS I also love the look of your blog! It's lovely!

Rainbow Lady said...

A super different creation thanks so much Love Cynthia x

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is brilliant Katie, Love it, thanks for playing on Rainbow Lady and Crafty Sentiments , Hazelxoxo

Meera said...

What a fab creation. Thanks for sharing with us at For Fun.

x Meera x


Hi Katie
A gorgeous creation,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz this week,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Christine said...

Fab creation, thanks for sharing it with us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week. Christine x

pinky said...

Wow thats just wonderful Katie, so full of beautiful embellishments and sentiments. Thanks for playing along at LCI this week.

Pami said...

This is very cool! Love it. I love all the flowers you have made, fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing with us at LCI this week. Pami x

Trimgym said...

Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Unknown said...

O wow this is awesome, love your project, so nice to see something different. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and OSAAT. Good luck xxx

Wendi said...

Oh wow fabulous creation never seen anything like this before
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Kat said...

This is amazing Katie. Love that cute bear. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Terri's Cards N More said...

Gorgeous project. Everything works perfectly together. Thanks for playing along at the Sisterhood.

Mina said...

wow wow wow Katie what an amazing piece of work...Im in awe...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

Justine said...

Good Grief lady this is outstanding. Your coloring is so perfect!!!

Barb Craft said...

Seriously... could this be any cuter?! I love that you used a giant clothes pin to hold it all together! Thanks for taking on our Love challenge at Frosted Designs this week!
barb :)

Christine said...

Love the altered clothes pin. Think I may have one somewhere... Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges. Good luck!


lalkygirl said...

absolutley stunning creations,i love everything about it,thanks for joining us at cardmadfairys digi days and good luck
tracey x

Heather said...

Fantastic creation Katie, a work of art!!! Love your Valentine tree with Teddy Bea perched in the top of it.

So glad you could join us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
hugs Heather xx

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Absolutely stunning - awesome - I've run out of breath now gasp lol! - thanks for joining us again at Teddy Bo
Debbie x

~Jeri~ said...

Oh I love this Katie!!! Funny the comment about the paper clips being back in the day lol things definitely go in and out in the crafting world. However, I still love the jumbo clips, receiving them and altering them! You done a wonderful job with this one and what a great deco during the holiday!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

Unknown said...

Wow what a fab project, really beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT

kelly said...

This is such a beautiful project.I adore the image too.Thanks for joining us at DDCC.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Absolutely fabulous, Katie. Love those flowers and how cute they are with the sentiments on them. The image is absolutely adorable too! Terrific job on the Cut it Out challenge. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

PS - love the new look of your blog - the brown are beautiful especially with all the different quilt blocks!

Mary J said...

Wow, fab creation - I luuurve it! Thx for sharing with us at Ladybug Crafts Ink!

Mary J xxx

Whimsey said...

SUPER cute; love the image, the colors, the flowers - so adorable!

Thanks for joining us at LCI this week!


Lisa said...

Hi Katie, Wow this is FAB!!!

Thanks for joining in the fun at Teddy Bo!

Lisa x

Clairebears said...

Thats a work of art!

Thank you for entering Teddy Bo's challenge this week.

Love Clairebears x

Darlene said...

WOW ... that is some creation! Thanks so much for sharing it with us over on The Sisterhood Challenge!

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Your decorated clothespin is fabulous Katie, Fabulous design and the sweet bear image is adorable... beautiful colouring, Big Hugs, Nikki x

My Sheri CRAFTS said...

OMG! So adorable! Thanks for sharing with us this week!

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Simply lovely!

Thanks for joining us on WINTER WONDERLAND :)

Hugs Jane x

Scrappy said...

Another stunning creation Katie! You always manage to impress me with your creativity and talent! Fantastic idea! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your with us at OLLCB, AIF, and Shelly's Images! We hope you'll be back again this week to play along with us!

PSST: Shelly's has an Anything Goes Challenge this week! :)

Barbara said...

WOW..I am so impressed with all of your cards and projects but this is just precious. I love the colors, the design, and the originality. Thanks for joining us for our "HEARTS" challenge at The Crafty Pad this week. XX

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

This is just .... I am speechless it is that beautiful! I love every aspect of this and I have had to look twice to actually make sure this is just a peg! WOW ! Thanks for playing along with us at The Crafty Pad ‘Hearts’ challenge this week. Hope to see you again on Sunday for a new challenge, & wishing you good luck in the random draw for the Creative Craft World goodies up for grabs :) The Navy Wife

Colette said...

Wow, wow, wow! that is just beautiful. Glad you could join us at Teddy Bo this week, good luck!
Colette xx

sharon said...

What a beautiful project. Thanks for joining in at Lexis creations. Sharon x

ladyjanet_56 said...

I love this image it's so lovely & the card is so pretty too, thanks for joining in at OSCC, Janet

Faye said...

Gorgeous project, love how you've incorporated the hearts. Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. x

mrsk06 said...

wow this is one amazing creation!! i love it! Thanks for playing along with our Red, Pink & White color challenge at Sentimental Sundays!


Sal x

cowboydutrem said...

How fun! That clothespin just looks like a nice vase of flowers...

Anita said...

Your clothespin is gorgeous! Thanks for joining in the LCI Challenge this week.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful project Katie! Thank you for joining our Red, Pink & White color challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


Micki said...

OMG, now that is fabulous. what a great idea (i'm still smacking my head thinking "now why haven't I thought of that.)
love it, have I said that already, lol? so glad you were able to join us for our Valentine challenge in The Sisterhood of Crafters.

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