A project 10 years in the making…

Toad & MagicAbout 10 years, Stampers Sampler had an article about making shrines/armoires out of mini cereal boxes.  My good friend, Tammy, saved a number for me and I never had a chance to do anything with them.  I ended up throwing them out because I moved across 2 provinces, but I never forgot the idea!  Recently, Prince Charming bought  set of mini cereals and I snaffled on to them quickly! lol

I took the box apart and painted the inside with gold inka gold and the outside with black gesso.  I edged burgundy paper from the fab Christmas collection from DoCrafts with inka gold and layered it up with some pretty sepia paper from the same collection.  I added some wood laser cuts from TCP to the doors to act as handles.  The feet are flat backed pearls.

 

Toad & Magic

My dad loves Santa Claus.  Like, LURVES Santa Claus.  He often helps Santa out in the busy run-up to Christmas and stands in for the big guy in the village I grew up.  I could tell you tons of Santa stories involving my dad, but my favourite one goes like this.

My first Christmas, my dad dressed up in his Santa suit, visited my grandparents house where I was and a picture of Santa holding me ended up in the family photo album.  A couple of years later, I was looking at the album, tapped the picture and said ‘Daddy.’  It broke my dad’s heart.  That year, the local NYE dance sold out.  A man wanted to buy my parent’s tickets for mad money, but my dad worked out a deal where the man came over, dressed up in our Santa suit, and gave me a present on Christmas Eve.  Let me tell you it was amazing!  A few a years ago, my mum and I talked about this fab memory and I asked about the bag the presents were in…I swear it was leather.  My mum is pretty sure it was a orange bin liner!  This story is relavent…After I put the decopage Santa from Docrafts in the box…it looked empty and too far back.  I decided that I needed Santa’s sack, but what could I make it out so looked like leather?  Wax paper and alcohol ink to the rescue! lol

This fortnight’s challenge over at TCP is my favourite…Anything Goes!

Links you need:

That Craft Place

That Craft Place Facebook Group

That Craft Place Challenge Blog

I’d like to enter the following challenges:

http://www.allwayssomethingcreative.blogspot.co.uk/

https://erinstewart.wordpress.com/2014/12/20/a-project-10-years-in-the-making/

http://www.2creativechicks.com/

http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/search?updated-max=2014-12-05T06:30:00Z&max-results=10#

http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/chnc-challenge-extra-for-december-2014.html

http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.co.uk/

 http://ladybugcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/

http://doodleartifacts.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.thecraftgarden.blogspot.ca/

http://www.themirrorcrack1d.blogspot.co.uk/

 http://7kidschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.uk/

http://decoratetocelebrate.blogspot.co.uk/

http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

http://elphinehouse.blogspot.co.uk/#

http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

http://lilredwagon.blogspot.co.uk/

http://themaleroomchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.co.uk/#

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I like to use sketches (and have several hundred on pinterest) when I make my cards and I had a sudden flash of wisdom…I should look at current sketch challenges and use those! lol

I used the Deconstructed Sketch which I found absolutely fabulous. Also this cute decopage image and papers are from DoCrafts that I bought at the one and only TCP.  It’s the first time I’ve used that Sue Wilson die for the bow…it’s only been in my stash since summer! lol

I’d like to enter the following challenges:

Obviously, Deconstructed Sketch – http://deconstructingjen.com/deconstructed-sketch-no-181/

http://a-crafty-mess.blogspot.co.uk/

http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/#

http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.uk/

http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.ca/

http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.uk/#

http://new.inlinkz.com/luwpview.php?id=476083

http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.dreamweaverstencils.blogspot.co.uk/

http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.co.uk/

http://agirlwhocraftschalengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

http://animalfriendschallenge.blogspot.de/2014/12/21-dezember.html

http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/chnc-challenge-extra-for-december-2014.html

http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/

http://stempelgartenchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/